Marco Mendicino appears before immigration committee

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 09:00:53 +0000

Canada’s immigration minister appeared before the Standing Committee as part of a study on the affect coronavirus has had on Canada’s immigration system. Marco Mendicino attended the November 25 meeting for one hour. The Deputy Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Catrina Tapley, answered questions for the following hour with the help of […]

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Canada’s PNP immigration results in November 2020

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:00:45 +0000

This November, Canadian provinces continued inviting hopeful immigrants to go to the next round of the immigration process. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which began modestly in 1998 with the admission of approximately 200 people to Canada, will now see the intake of over 80,000 new permanent residents every year. At least 3,744 immigration candidates […]

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Fall Economic Statement: Immigration key to Canada’s economic recovery

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:39:50 +0000

On November 30, Canada’s finance minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled an update on how the Canadian government will continue to support the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Each fall, Canada’s finance minister provides an overview of the country’s economic and fiscal situation. The 2020 version of this update is of added importance in light of COVID-19. […]

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Which nationalities want to move to Canada?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2020 09:00:06 +0000

Since many of us are in lockdown, there has been a surge in Google searches for all sorts of search terms: “sourdough bread,” “yoga mats,” “how to make McDonald’s chicken nuggets,” and “how to immigrate to…” insert dream destination. A new report suggests that the most popular destination where people are looking to move abroad […]

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Canadian immigration options for Hong Kong residents

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:00:50 +0000

Canada recently announced immigration measures to assist Hong Kong residents and Canadians in Hong Kong. The new immigration initiatives have been launched to attract Hong Kong students and youth to Canada, offering them the opportunity to obtain a new work permit that opens the door to permanent residence. In addition, improvements have been made to […]

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Visa Application Centres are re-opening in India

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:12:44 +0000

The Canadian government has just announced that its Visa Application Centres (VACs) in India will resume services tomorrow, on November 20, 2020. In a new tweet, the government stated it will schedule limited biometrics appointments in Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. It will prioritize international students and family class applicants. Resuming biometrics is […]

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Immigration committee study highlighting coronavirus impact on Canadian immigrants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 09:00:34 +0000

Separated family members, approved permanent residents unable to travel to Canada, and others are speaking up in the House of Commons as witnesses in a study on Canadian immigration. Canada’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration is conducting a study that will examine the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian immigration system over the course […]

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4 Highlights from Canada’s 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 06:00:53 +0000

Last week, Canada’s government released the Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration 2020. This report is released to provide Parliament and the public with an overview of the latest immigration developments in Canada. It is released alongside Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan. With Canada aiming to welcome over 400,000 immigrants annually under its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels […]

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How to sponsor your wife, husband, or partner for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kara Crudo| Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 05:00:00 +0000

Canada will continue to expedite up to 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications per month until the end of 2020. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made this major announcement in late-September, as it detailed how it aims to bring loved ones together as quickly as it can amid the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, Canada […]

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An overview of Canada’s PNP immigration results in October 2020

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:00:36 +0000

Canadian provinces held more than 10 draws last month. Together, all invitation rounds resulted in close to 3,000  invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence across the country. There are two types of provincial nomination streams: Enhanced nomination streams, which are linked to Express Entry Base nomination streams, which are not linked with Express Entry […]

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