How to maximize your Express Entry CRS score if you’re aged 30 or over

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 12:00:15 +0000

Express Entry is Canada’s largest source of immigration. When applicants apply to immigrate to this country through Express Entry, eligible Express Entry applicants are scored through a point-allocation grid called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Introduction to Express Entry and the CRS The CRS is a points grid that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog decreases slightly to 2.6 million

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:00:12 +0000

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reporting a decrease in its August 31 inventory. A spokesperson from IRCC sent CIC News inventory data suggesting the backlog has been reduced by 95,204 persons in a matter of six weeks. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since last July: August 31, […]

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Canada is on track to welcome a record 431,000 immigrants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 12:00:47 +0000

As of August 22, Canada has welcomed about 300,000 new permanent residents. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser boasted last week that Canada has hit the 300,000 mark earlier this year than any other year. Since Confederation in 1867, Canada has welcomed more than 300,000 immigrants in an entire year only six times: in the years of […]

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Analysis: Factors that may affect Express Entry CRS scores

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 12:00:08 +0000

Canada has resumed all-program Express Entry draws as of July 6. Since then, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in each draw has grown by 250 each week, causing the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirements to go down. That being said, score cutoffs are still quite high. The most recent Express Entry […]

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Analysis: Canada’s provinces are seeking a new deal on immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000

On July 28, 2022, the Government of Saskatchewan released a statement that it is seeking greater control over its immigration system. The statement came on the same day Saskatchewan’s immigration minister Jeremy Harrison attended a meeting in New Brunswick with the rest of Canada’s immigration ministers, including his federal counterpart, Sean Fraser. Discover if You […]

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How can Canada avoid major immigration backlogs in the future?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 12:00:18 +0000

Earlier this month the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) began a study on IRCC’s application processing times and backlogs. The purpose of CIMM is to provide oversight of the immigration system and release studies that contain recommendations for improvement. CIMM invited me to Ottawa to participate in this study, which I […]

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How Canada can improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Isaac Kinsella| Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 13:00:39 +0000

A recent study from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business titled “Labour shortages are back with a vengeance” found that 54% of businesses could not find all the staff they need, with only 42% reporting being able to fully staff their operations. Some small businesses have made changes to increase their competitiveness in the job […]

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Express Entry: IRCC aims to resume FSWP and CEC invitations this spring

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 13:00:05 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said in a recent interview that the immigration department was looking to resume Express Entry draws for skilled workers in the spring. Minister Fraser was speaking to ApplyBoard in a virtual interview on issues relating to international students. One of the minister’s mandates is to create pathways to permanent residency for […]

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The Economics of Reliability: U.S. Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

Credit to Author: Jeff Krimmel| Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 12:51:50 +0000

The U.S. power network received attention for tragic reasons in 2021. From February 10 through 20, Texas suffered a severe power crisis due to a confluence of catastrophic winter storms. Failures occurred across all types of electricity generation facilities—natural gas, coal, and nuclear plants shut down, and wind turbines froze. Problems cascaded, as the compressors […]

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Canada’s decision to land over 400,000 immigrants in 2021 has come at a cost

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2022 13:00:49 +0000

The Canadian government entered 2021 with an ambitious immigration goal. Despite all the challenges being caused by the pandemic, it wanted to land 401,000 new immigrants, the highest total since Canada became a country in 1867. In a recent press release outlining the steps it is taking to improve application processing, the government noted Canada […]

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