Biometrics no longer required for some Canadian immigration applicants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:57:40 +0000

Canada no longer requires permanent residence applicants to provide their biometric information as long as they have submitted their biometrics in another application within the last ten years.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has previously taken special measures due to the coronavirus pandemic such as allowing delays for biometric submissions if applicants are unable to submit them.  It is unknown as […]

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Canadians call for faster family reunification

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:00:02 +0000

Protesters once again took to the streets across Canada this past weekend, calling on the government to address delays in spousal and family sponsorship applications. Foreign spouses and common-law partners of Canadians are exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions, however, many couples are finding that they cannot even get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for their […]

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British Columbia issues 407 invitations in new PNP draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:22:29 +0000

British Columbia invited 407 immigration candidates through a provincial nominee program draw held on September 15, 2020. The new invitations went to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, specifically the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories. The minimum scores for this draw […]

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Express Entry: Canada issues another 4,200 ITAs

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:18:21 +0000

Canada held its 163rd Express Entry draw, inviting immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence on September 16. The new Express Entry round issued invitations to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 472. This is three points less than the previous all-program draw, the biggest drop since all-program draws resumed in July. A […]

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How to immigrate to Canada from Cameroon

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 06:00:44 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Before the pandemic, the number of Canadian immigrants who came from Cameroon was growing every year. Between 2015 and 2019 the number of Cameroonian immigrants grew 45 per cent up to 2,950 new permanent residents. Coronavirus has affected these numbers significantly, as only 780 immigrants came to Canada […]

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Canada admitted 13,645 immigrants in July 2020

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:39:44 +0000

Canada welcomed 13,645 new permanent residents in July 2020. This was an extremely low figure considering that July is one of the busiest months for Canadian immigration. On a year-over-year basis, Canada’s July 2020 permanent residence (PR) intake fell by 63 per cent compared with July 2019. Last July was the busiest month for Canadian […]

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Immigrating to Canada from Saudi Arabia

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 04:00:04 +0000

Saudi Arabia is a leading source country of immigrants and international students who move to Canada. Many of those who immigrate from Saudi Arabia are expatriates. Despite the high living standards they enjoy in Saudi Arabia, such individuals may choose Canada since it offers various benefits. Canada offers over 100 different permanent residence pathways, the […]

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Canada offers more immigration assistance to Lebanon

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 02:26:45 +0000

Canada has unveiled additional immigration support to Lebanese nationals following last month’s tragic explosion in Beirut. The supports were announced on September 3rd, several weeks after Canada established an immigration task force in support of Lebanese individuals impacted by the explosion. The Canadian government will prioritize travel documents for Canadian citizens and permanent residents in […]

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Express Entry: Canada invites 4,200 immigration candidates

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:22:04 +0000

The Government of Canada issued 4,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held September 2. Federal Skilled Worker Program candidates were among today’s successful candidates. The latest Express Entry draw was the third all-program draw since March 18 and the 162nd overall held by Immigration, Refugees and […]

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How to immigrate to Canada from the Middle East

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 03:00:32 +0000

Many Middle Easterners choose to immigrate to Canada for a variety of reasons. The pathway to Canadian citizenship leads to universal health care, high quality education and job opportunities. Middle Easterners typically immigrate to Canada as skilled workers since Canadians typically look to immigration to support labour market shortages. As a result, most of Canada’s […]

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