Will Canada exceed 100,000 Express Entry invitations in 2020?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 09:00:45 +0000

Canada is on pace to issue 100,000 or more Express Entry invitations in 2020. This would be remarkable, considering the negative impact that COVID-19 is having in Canada and around the world. Prior to Canada imposing travel restrictions in March 2020, immigration minister Marco Mendicino announced the country would target 341,000 new permanent resident admissions […]

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Parents and Grandparents Program 2020 opens today

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:00:07 +0000

Those who wish to sponsor their parents or grandparents to immigrate to Canada can begin the process by applying online. The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) expression of interest period starts today, October 13th and lasts 3 weeks until November 3rd. The PGP allows eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents and those with First Nations status over the age of 18 to […]

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The benefits of Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:00:06 +0000

The 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program intake window is open between October 13 and November 3. During this period, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can submit interest to sponsor forms on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) website. After November 3rd, IRCC will conduct a lottery and invite candidates to submit sponsorship applications to bring […]

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Has Trump increased U.S. immigration to Canada?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:12:26 +0000

Skilled worker immigration from the U.S. to Canada is on the rise. Each year, Canada targets roughly 60 per cent of its new permanent resident arrivals under economic class immigration programs. In addition, it welcomes just over 25 per cent under the family class, and the remaining 15 per cent on refugee and humanitarian grounds. […]

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Why Ontario needs an EOI system for immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0000

If Ontario’s newly proposed immigration system gets the green light it will abolish the current rush-seating model. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) recently put forward a proposal to change some of its programs to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. The new system would use scoring criteria to target the applicants who are best […]

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October will shape Canadian immigration for years to come

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:29:12 +0000

Two major events over the coming month will shape Canada’s immigration system for years to come. The first will be a new mandate letter that will be written by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to immigration minister Marco Mendicino. This letter will contain Canada’s new immigration priorities and it should be released shortly, perhaps as soon […]

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What Canada’s throne speech means for immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:22:22 +0000

The Canadian government has emphasized that welcoming immigrants will remain a key priority in the new session of Parliament. Every new session of Parliament starts with a speech from the throne, which outlines the government’s goals. Canada’s Governor General, Julie Payette, delivered the speech on September 23 to formally open the second session of the […]

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Online Canadian citizenship testing is no quick fix

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:49 +0000

With citizenship tests suspended as part of Canada’s coronavirus response, tens of thousands of would-be Canadians are blocked from getting a passport and the right to vote. About 85,000 are people waiting to take the citizenship test, according to the immigration department’s data from September 7. Permanent residents need to take the test in order […]

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What will Canadian immigration look like post-coronavirus?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 02:02:12 +0000

There are internal and external factors to consider when imagining the future of Canada’s immigration system beyond the coronavirus pandemic.  Canadian immigration will be shaped by Canada’s demographics, economy, politics, processing capacity, and capacity to integrate newcomers. Externally, immigration levels will remain influenced by global circumstances.  Internal factors affecting Canadian immigration  Internally, Canada is still looking to immigration […]

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Canada welcomed over 19,000 immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:15:53 +0000

Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released today. Canada’s June permanent resident (PR) intake was much stronger than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who gained PR in April. It was also Canada’s highest […]

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