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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Canada is resuming citizenship testing online

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:36:03 +0000

Eight months after all citizenship tests were cancelled, Canada is now making the test available online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is testing the new platform over the next few months. During this time, online citizenship tests will first be offered to those whose tests were cancelled due to the pandemic and those who […]

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360 invited in new BC PNP draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:00:22 +0000

B.C. invited 360 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on November 25. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate subcategories. The provincial score requirements for successful candidates were as […]

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What to expect in Canadian immigration this December

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:01:56 +0000

Canada’s immigration system is set for a busy end to what has been an eventful 2020. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expected to keep holding Express Entry draws throughout the holiday season. In previous years, there have been at least two draws in December. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) activity is also expected to […]

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Advocates calling on Canada to resolve citizenship application backlog

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:00:37 +0000

Citizenship-applicants and their supporters are calling on the federal government to address the backlog that is preventing thousands from becoming Canadian citizens. A group called Advocates for Resumption of Canadian Citizenship Tests held demonstrations in Toronto and Montreal on November 7. The group was formed in response to the backlog in citizenship applicants waiting to […]

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Interest in Canadian immigration increased between April and August 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:00:20 +0000

More people are interested in immigrating to Canada despite the pandemic. Word Education Services (WES) has released its latest survey on how the coronavirus pandemic has changed intentions to immigrate. The credential evaluations provider surveyed thousands of prospective Canadian immigrants, who had applied for WES evaluations between January 2019 and July 2020. There were 27,930 […]

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BC PNP invites 76 in new tech draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:59:11 +0000

B.C. invited 76 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on November 17. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Invited candidates […]

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Here are the long-term economic outcomes of refugees in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 10:03:05 +0000

One of the ways to measure how well certain groups of migrants have integrated into Canadian society, is to look at how they performed in the labour market. Statistics Canada conducted a study on refugees who came to Canada in 2003. The study compares and contrast four different categories of refugees, how each cohort fared […]

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Canada to facilitate immigration for Hong Kong residents, asylum claimants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 19:38:24 +0000

Canada is launching two new immigration pathways for Hong Kong residents, and implementing new measures for asylum claimants. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement on November 12, saying these initiatives build on the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan. These measures also support Canada’s commitment to maintain the connections between Canada and Hong Kong in response […]

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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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