Where do most South Asians live in Canada?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2024 13:00:12 +0000

Often noted for both its cultural diversity and its ethic of multiculturalism, Canada today represents one of the world’s most diverse populations, with Canadian citizens and permanent residents, hailing from all around the world. One of the strongest communities in Canada is the South Asian community, which has seen substantial growth in the last 20 […]

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Study: Fewer recent immigrants are seeking Canadian citizenship

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2024 12:00:39 +0000

A recent study by Statistics Canada has revealed that fewer recent immigrants in Canada are pursuing Canadian citizenship compared to 20+ years ago. The study, which looks longitudinally at data from 1996 to 2021, revealed that there was a nearly 30% drop-in citizenship rates among recent immigrants, with most of this reduction occurring in the […]

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Why fewer French speakers in Canada may help your immigration chances

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 13:00:03 +0000

According to Statistics Canada, in 2021, nearly all of Canada’s immigrants could conduct a conversation in one of the country’s two official languages (English and French)—93.6% according to the latest census. However, there is more to the story. Though most immigrants can conduct a conversation in either English or French, English is favored among newcomers […]

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How does IRCC process Permanent Residence applications?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2024 13:00:50 +0000

In 2023, Canada welcomed 471,550 new permanent residents, a number that exceeded Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada‘s (IRCC’s) immigration levels plan for the year. This large number of newcomers means that Canada’s immigration department must deal with hundreds of thousands of applications for permanent residence (PR) every year—in addition to work and study permit applications. […]

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Can I still apply for permanent residence if my CRS score changes after I receive an Invitation to Apply?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2024 14:00:07 +0000

Express Entry candidates have two choices if their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score changes after they receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence (PR): decline their ITA or continue to submit their Application for PR (APR). Through the Express Entry application management system, which handles immigration applications from three different economic immigration programs*, […]

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Five red flags to watch out for when choosing an immigration representative

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:00:32 +0000

Amidst a recent surge in fraudulent immigration practices, particularly those targeting asylum seekers, this article will outline five signs that immigration candidates may be dealing with someone aiming to take advantage of their desire to immigrate to Canada. According to the President of the Montreal Bar Association, David Ettedgui, the organization experienced a 26% increase […]

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IRCC issues 2,500 ITAs in category-based Express Entry draw for French language proficiency

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:21:17 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited candidates to apply for permanent residence in the second Express Entry draw of the week. The department issued 2,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) in a in a category-based selection draw for candidates with strong French language proficiency Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 336. Discover if […]

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Canada invites immigration candidates in general Express Entry draw

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:21:17 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited more candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR) through the Express Entry system. The department issued 1,470 invitations to apply (ITAs) in a general draw for candidates from all Express Entry programs. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 534. Discover if You Are […]

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Celebrating notable Black immigrants this Black History Month

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 13:00:44 +0000

February marks Black History Month—an annual celebration and appreciation of the contributions that those of African heritage have given to Canada. As of the 2021 census, there were an estimated 1,438,900 Black Canadians—encompassing various national backgrounds including Nigerian, Ghanaian, Jamaican, Haitian, Trinidadian, and Tobagonian, and many others. Black Canadians have made an impact in every […]

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IRCC confirms it will continue with current Express Entry categories

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2024 14:00:29 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has officially confirmed that it will continue using the six categories currently eligible for category-based selection in Express Entry draws in 2024. In an email alert from IRCC, the department said that it will continue selecting candidates with, “particular qualifications such as education, work experience, or language skills to […]

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