An overview of permanent residence fees for economic immigration pathways in 2024

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 13:00:05 +0000

Recent data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that Canada welcomed 471,550 new permanent residents (PRs) in 2023, over 6,000 more PRs than the target outlined in IRCC’s 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada’s number of PRs welcomed in 2023 also exceeds the total reached in 2022 (437,600) by more than 33,000. Of the […]

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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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Canada welcomed 471,550 new permanent residents in 2023

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2024 14:00:30 +0000

Recent data from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that Canada exceeded its target for the number of permanent residents it planned to welcome in 2023. According to the most recently available IRCC backlog data, the department welcomed 471,550 new permanent residents in 2023. This is an increase of 33,950 over 2022’s 437,600. The […]

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Can any doctor perform my medical exam for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2024 13:00:15 +0000

Canadian newcomers who require a medical exam might be surprised to learn that they cannot visit any doctor to have their immigration medical exam (IME) completed. Considering the persisting importance of medical exams for many Canadian newcomers, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clarifies that not all doctors are authorized to perform IMEs for Canadian […]

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Can a province or territory cancel or withdraw my PNP nomination?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2024 13:00:29 +0000

While securing a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination can be immensely beneficial for prospective immigrants to Canada, it is also important to remain aware that provinces can cancel or withdraw an applicant’s nomination for a variety of reasons. Operated by 11 of the country’s provincial/territorial governments, excluding Quebec and Nunavut, PNPs are consistently among the […]

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Economists recommend inviting more skilled newcomers to Canada

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2024 14:00:56 +0000

A recent report released by Desjardins Economic Studies highlights the benefits of welcoming skilled newcomers to Canada. According to the report, “Canada should continue to welcome newcomers who can help fill labour shortages in the construction sector. However, we should also be mindful of hurdles preventing workers from contributing to their full potential. In particular, […]

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CMHC looks back at the Canadian housing market in 2023 and what to expect in 2024

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2024 13:00:07 +0000

In late December last year, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) published a retrospective of its housing reports throughout 2023, including what Canadians may be able to expect in 2024. This is a report that could be vital for newcomers to Canada, who are among the Canadian residents most affected by the national housing […]

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Study: Newcomers who use social media before arriving in Canada are more likely to find skilled work

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2024 14:00:56 +0000

According to a study conducted by Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) in 2023, 65% of surveyed “pre-arrival newcomers” used social media for job prospects before coming to Canada. Speaking to the general benefits of utilizing social media during pre-arrival, the TMU study notes that “in the first six months of arrival, [pre-arrival social media users] had, […]

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Are there any specific medical conditions that will make me inadmissible to Canada? 

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2024 13:00:03 +0000

Although inadmissibility is more often associated with criminal convictions and behaviour, medical inadmissibility causes more than 1,000 immigration applicants to be denied entry into Canada every year. This is according to Statistics Canada data from 2019. Accordingly, especially because “every [Canadian permanent residence applicant] and some temporary status applicants, [must] undergo a medical examination”, medical […]

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Recent newcomers faring well in Ontario’s labour markets

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2024 14:00:50 +0000

The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario has released the findings of a report on the Labour Market Outcomes of Permanent Residents in Ontario and its Major Cities. The report explains that the employment outcomes of new permanent residents play a significant role in the province’s economic growth. International immigration to Ontario reached a record 227,424 […]

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