Express Entry: Canada invites 4,500 to apply for permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:01:44 +0000

Canada’s new Express Entry draw ties for the all-time biggest draw ever. A total of 4,500 invitations went to Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 471. The CRS requirement is the same as the previous Express Entry draw held on September 30. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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Canadian travel restrictions extended until Halloween

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 01:02:23 +0000

Canada is once again extending travel restrictions to foreign travellers as cases of coronavirus continue to rise. A new Canadian government Order in Council states that coronavirus travel restrictions will be extended until Halloween, on October 31. Canada initially closed its borders from March 18 to June 30. Since then travel restrictions have been rolled […]

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Immigrate to Canada from Nigeria with these immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 07:00:48 +0000

Every year thousands of Nigerians immigrate to Canada, and the numbers have been growing in recent years. In 2019, about 12,595 Nigerians got Canadian permanent residence, and about 11,985 pursued their education in Canada. This is up considerably from the 4,090 who came to Canada in 2015. There were about 42,430 Nigerians living in Canada […]

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What Canada’s throne speech means for immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:22:22 +0000

The Canadian government has emphasized that welcoming immigrants will remain a key priority in the new session of Parliament. Every new session of Parliament starts with a speech from the throne, which outlines the government’s goals. Canada’s Governor General, Julie Payette, delivered the speech on September 23 to formally open the second session of the […]

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Canadians see family reunification as biggest priority in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:28 +0000

Canadians generally agree that immigration is positive for long-term economic recovery but want to see family members given the priority for immigration. Coronavirus has slashed immigration numbers, especially in family-class sponsorship and refugee resettlement. Family sponsorship was down 78 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year. Refugee […]

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Canada adds 30 days to international travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:00:08 +0000

Canada is extending travel restrictions on incoming foreign travellers for another month as coronavirus continues to pose a threat to public safety. Travel restrictions are now being extended until September 30. This is Canada’s third time extending the travel restrictions that were originally put in place from March 18 until June 30. The federal government […]

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How foreign-born children of Canadians get citizenship

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:10:29 +0000

Canadian parents automatically pass on citizenship to their children, no matter where they’re born. At least one biological or legal parent needs to be Canadian at the time of the baby’s birth. If you can prove your citizenship status to the Canadian government your children will benefit from the perks that come with being Canadian, and […]

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How new UK immigration system compares with Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:04:47 +0000

Great Britain is implementing a Canadian-style points-based immigration system, but there are some notable differences. Britain’s new immigration law is the result of ideas put forward in 2019 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigned for work visas to be reserved for people with at least the equivalent of secondary education, a good level of English, […]

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New immigrants performing better in Canadian labour market

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 01:17:24 +0000

Immigrants are having better outcomes in the Canadian labour market, in some instances, they are performing better than Canadian-born workers. New immigrants are on average younger and better educated than Canadian-born workers in the labour market, according to a recent report titled, The Improved Labour Market Performance of New Immigrants to Canada, 2006-2019. Economist Kimberly […]

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110,000 immigrants got PR via Express Entry in 2019

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:53:10 +0000

Express Entry is becoming more popular each year. New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data shows that 332,331 Express Entry profiles were submitted to Canadian immigration authorities in 2019. The total number of profiles submitted represents an increase of more than 20 per cent over the year before and shows that potential newcomers are […]

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