Canada aiming for high immigration levels despite coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reports

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:00:18 +0000

Canada is expected to continue rising immigration levels beyond 2020, despite travel restrictions and reduced numbers of new permanent residents. Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, is not scaling back government immigration targets for the next three-year levels plan, Bloomberg reports. Days before Canada went into lockdown, Mendicino announced that Canada would welcome over one million […]

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Express Entry or PNP: What makes “cents”?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:53:59 +0000

B.C. recently raised the price to apply for the Skills Immigration stream, but it is still not the most expensive program in Canada. It now costs $1,150 to apply for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Skills Immigration stream, which is up from the $700 that it cost before. B.C. says the fee […]

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Canadian immigration in 2020: Expect a big year for provincial and regional immigration programs

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 15:39:35 +0000

Millions of new Canadians will arrive through Canada’s various immigration programs during the new decade and several expected policy updates will help to pave the way in 2020. Here’s a look at some of the notable developments that we can expect over the next 12 months both in Canada and beyond that could help shape […]

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Canada’s 2019 federal election: How could it affect immigration and Express Entry?

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 18:08:14 +0000

Canadians will head to the polls in October to elect a new federal government, which could spell changes to Canada’s current immigration policies.  Canada’s three major political parties — the governing Liberals, the Conservative Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party (NDP) — are all on the record as being in favour of economic […]

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Canadian public opinion on immigration, refugees ‘remarkably steady’, new survey finds

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:18:45 +0000

A majority of Canadians continue to hold positive views on key aspects of immigration and few see immigrants and refugees as a pressing national concern, a new Environics Institute survey has found. The findings of the public opinion research institute’s Spring 2019 Focus Canada survey found that Canadians’ views on immigration and refugees have “held […]

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Majority of Canadians maintain positive views of immigration, new survey finds

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:18:45 +0000

A majority of Canadians continue to hold positive views of immigration and few see immigrants and refugees as one of the country’s most pressing national concerns, a new Environics Institute survey has found. The findings of the public opinion research institute’s Spring 2019 Focus Canada survey found that Canadians’ views on immigration and refugees have […]

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Express Entry, PNPs set to drive immigration to Canada over next 3 years


Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program and the high-skilled economic immigration programs now managed by Canada’s Express Entry system are set to play increasingly vital roles in Canada’s immigration strategy over the next three years.  The combined admissions targets for these popular immigration programs are slated to reach 160,100 new permanent residents in 2021 under Canada’s new […]

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