Canada to announce Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 by February

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:00:16 +0000

The Canadian government will provide a major update by February when it announces its Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024. The announcement will contain Canada’s immigration targets for this year, and the next two years, as well as the number of new immigrants Canada will seek to welcome under its various economic, family, and humanitarian class programs. […]

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Nearly 80% of Express Entry candidates fall under FSWP

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 13:00:28 +0000

The number of Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in the Express Entry pool has swelled due to a lack of draws targeting these candidates. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided CIC News the following breakdown of candidates who were in the Express Entry pool on January 4. These […]

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A review of Canadian immigration in 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:00:51 +0000

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic changed the course of Canada’s immigration system in 2020 and while things have stabilized, the pandemic caused IRCC to make major adjustments in 2021. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) entered 2021 facing difficult circumstances. Immigration application backlogs were growing, many newcomers such as Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) […]

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Canadians more likely to delay having children due to the pandemic: Statistics Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 13:00:40 +0000

Immigration policymakers and analysts monitor fertility as it is a factor in long-term immigration planning. Any pandemic-related baby slump will be felt in Canada’s labour market in about 25 years’ time since that is how long it generally takes for Canadian-born workers to enter the labour market. Canada’s low fertility rate is often used as […]

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CIC News celebrates 25th anniversary reflecting on past, looking forward to the future

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:32:45 +0000

The world is constantly evolving and so are we. Over the years, CIC News has become one of the Internet’s most popular sources of information on Canadian immigration—and we do not take that lightly. We are humbled when we see our work cited in ground-breaking studies, picked up by other media, and being a part […]

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How will $10-per-day child care impact Canada’s immigrants?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2021 13:00:45 +0000

In April 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined the goal of daycare costing an average of $10 per day across the country within the next five years. In pursuit of this goal, the federal government has committed to investing $30 billion over the next five years and then a minimum of $9.2 billion annually after […]

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What happens on the first day of Parliament in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 13:00:05 +0000

A new session of Parliament is beginning today, November 22, after pausing for the summer months and to make way for Canada’s 44th federal election. Once Parliament is open, Canadian members of Parliament (MPs) can engage in the making of new laws, and represent their constituents in the House of Commons. There are two things […]

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Canada has a backlog of nearly 1.8 million immigration applications

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 14:57:55 +0000

IRCC’s backlog stands at almost 1.8 million immigration applications. CIC News has received data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) showing the following number of applications in IRCC’s inventory as of October 27, 2021 (figures are rounded): 548,000 permanent residence applications (economic, family, refugee, and humanitarian class applicants) 776,000 temporary residence applications (applications for […]

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Liberals win Election 2021: What does it mean for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 03:03:50 +0000

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has won its third straight Canadian election, according to news networks such as CTV and CBC. Note: This is a developing story. CIC News will continue to update it as election results are finalized. Following a 36-day campaign, the news networks are forecasting that the Liberals will form another minority government. […]

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Election Polls 2021: Liberals and Conservatives are effectively tied

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:04:05 +0000

Ahead of the last weekend before election day, support for both Liberals and Conservatives is so strong there is no clear front runner. All voter polls in Canada suggest the race is tight. On CBC’s Poll Tracker, Liberals appear to be just ahead at 31.7 per cent compared to 31.2 per cent for the Conservatives. […]

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