Quebec’s new immigration pilot for AI, tech workers now accepting applications

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:07:09 +0000

Quebec has launched an economic immigration pilot project for foreign workers employed in AI, IT and visual effects on April 22. The five-year pilot project will allow for a total of 550 principal applicants and their family members to be selected per year. Applicants must intend to settle in Quebec to work. This program aims […]

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Canada extends travel restrictions again

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:37:41 +0000

Canada has extended travel restrictions until May 21, 2021 for travellers of all countries, including the U.S. The announcement was made by Canada’s Public Safety minister Bill Blair via Twitter. As cases rise and variants of concern continue to emerge across the country, we will continue to do what it takes-for as long as it […]

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Canada to welcome 6,000 caregivers by the end of 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:19:23 +0000

Canada’s immigration department plans to finalize 6,000 caregiver applications for permanent residence by December 31, 2021. In a statement released on April 15, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said it will finalize the applications for caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience, as well as their immediate family members. Do you live in […]

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IRCC launches online application portal for 7 immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:00:32 +0000

Some Canadian immigration programs have made the transition from paper-based to an online application process. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an online permanent residence application portal on April 1. The immigration department has digitized the application process for a random selection of permanent residency applicants in the following seven programs: Non-Express Entry Provincial […]

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IELTS and CELPIP websites crash following announcement of new Canadian immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:35 +0000

Prospective Canadian immigrants are not able to book language tests after the two English language test providers’ websites went down due to a sudden influx of demand. Both IELTS and CELPIP reported technical difficulties yesterday, April 15, the day after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced that Canada would welcome upwards of 90,000 new immigrants through […]

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What you need to know about Canada’s new immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:26 +0000

Canada is opening up immigration pathways to essential workers, international students, and French speakers who are living in the country. Starting May 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will open the door to 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates on temporary status in Canada. There will also be three programs that will accept […]

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IRCC no longer automatically extending deadlines for incomplete immigration applications

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:38:38 +0000

As immigration services start to reopen around the world, Canada’s immigration department is scaling back a coronavirus measure that automatically extends deadlines for incomplete immigration applications. However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will still provide deadline extensions to people who cannot produce all the required documents for their application, as long as it is […]

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Immigrant kids grow up to outshine the overall population in the labour force

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 09:00:12 +0000

Immigrant children are twice as likely as Canadian children to come from low-income households, but in adulthood, more of them end up getting a post-secondary education, and their salaries are oftentimes greater. These findings come from a recent Statistics Canada study that looked at data from tax files in 2018. Researchers studied the educational and […]

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Two new Quebec permanent immigration pilots open for applications

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:38:06 +0000

Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Nadine Girault, announced the official opening of the Permanent Immigration Pilot Program for Orderlies on March 31. The pilot program, which will run for up to five years, will select up to 550 principal applicants who work as orderlies annually. This program is intended to help the province of Quebec address […]

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Temporary residents can now change their sex identifiers on Canadian immigration documents

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:06:10 +0000

The immigration department is modernizing its documents as part of Canada’s mandate to protect and promote the human rights of LGBTQ2+ persons. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) now allows temporary residents to change their sex or gender identifier on their immigration documents, according to the government website. Canada recognizes three sex identifiers on travel […]

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