British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan issue ITAs under PNPs

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 12:00:47 +0000

This past week British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan released Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. All Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Although provincial nomination is not the same as a permanent […]

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IRCC officials discuss study permit backlog and new recommendations at CBIE symposium

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:00:37 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reporting an unprecedented surge in demand for study permits from international students. According to ICEF Monitor, the numbers are continuing to increase as pandemic restrictions are loosen around the globe and students are returning to Canada to begin or complete their post-secondary education. The increase in applications for […]

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Alberta and British Columbia each issue over 100 invitations to apply for provincial nomination

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 12:00:02 +0000

Alberta and British Columbia released Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this week. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Following its launch in 1998, the PNP welcomed only 400 immigrants, but […]

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PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 15:32:54 +0000

Canada has released instructions for how certain Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders can apply for a new open work permit or extend the one they currently have. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser initially announced the special measure in April. Last week, the minister confirmed that a technical issue caused the delay in releasing further instructions. The […]

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Express Entry: Canada invites 2,000 immigration candidates

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 18:41:23 +0000

Canada has invited 2,000 candidates to apply for permanent residency in the latest Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022. Express Entry is one of Canada‚Äôs most prominent immigration pathways for skilled newcomers. Invitations were issued to candidates who had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 533. There was no program specified […]

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BREAKING: PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 15:32:54 +0000

Canada has released instructions for how certain Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders can apply for a new open work permit or extend the one they currently have. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser initially announced the special measure in April. Last week, the minister confirmed that a technical issue caused the delay in releasing further instructions. The […]

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British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario release PNP draw results

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 12:00:37 +0000

This past week, four Canadian provinces released Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Although provincial nomination is not in itself the same as a permanent […]

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Canada temporarily making distance learning eligible for Express Entry points

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 16:34:31 +0000

Public health restrictions over the past two years have forced students out of the classroom and onto the internet. Now, Canada is relaxing rules for Express Entry candidates who studied online during the pandemic. Normally, online education does not count for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if more than 50% of the program was completed […]

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IRCC reveals how many FSWP and CEC candidates were invited in recent all-program draws

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 16:15:13 +0000

Canada’s federal immigration department has released preliminary data on how many Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates were invited in the two most recent Express Entry draws. On July 6, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its first all-program draw in 18 months. A total of 1,500 candidates were […]

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Waterloo Region immigration report outlines experiences and challenges faced by new arrivals

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 12:00:06 +0000

Every two years, the Waterloo Region conducts a survey of immigrants, refugees, international students, temporary workers, and their families to gain insight into their experiences settling into the Waterloo region after moving to Canada. The survey provides a snapshot of the contributions newcomers make to the region, as well as the struggles and difficulties that […]

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