IRCC launches online application portal for 7 immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:00:32 +0000

Some Canadian immigration programs have made the transition from paper-based to an online application process. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an online permanent residence application portal on April 1. The immigration department has digitized the application process for a random selection of permanent residency applicants in the following seven programs: Non-Express Entry Provincial […]

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IELTS and CELPIP websites crash following announcement of new Canadian immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:35 +0000

Prospective Canadian immigrants are not able to book language tests after the two English language test providers’ websites went down due to a sudden influx of demand. Both IELTS and CELPIP reported technical difficulties yesterday, April 15, the day after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced that Canada would welcome upwards of 90,000 new immigrants through […]

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What you need to know about Canada’s new immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:26 +0000

Canada is opening up immigration pathways to essential workers, international students, and French speakers who are living in the country. Starting May 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will open the door to 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates on temporary status in Canada. There will also be three programs that will accept […]

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Breeze, ventilation fight Covid – experts

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:17:13 +0000

OREGON: Opening windows to grasp fresh, natural breeze and ventilating spaces should be at the heart of efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a group of experts said on Thursday, arguing that confusion over airborne transmission meant this simple measure was being overlooked. Mounting evidence convinced many places to adopt mask-wearing recommendations and health […]

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Canada launching 6 new immigration programs for international graduates, essential workers and French speakers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:39:13 +0000

Essential workers, international student graduates and French speakers in Canada will have six new pathways to permanent residency this May. Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, announced the new programs that will pave the way for 90,000 new immigrants to get permanent status this year through three of the streams. The other three of the streams […]

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Canada had another strong month for immigration in February 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:50:10 +0000

Canada is on track to achieve its target of welcoming 401,000 new immigrants in 2021. This afternoon, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released new data showing that 23,375 people obtained permanent residence in February. IRCC data previously showed that Canada welcomed nearly 25,000 immigrants in January. All told, Canada has already welcomed 48,000 new […]

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IRCC no longer automatically extending deadlines for incomplete immigration applications

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:38:38 +0000

As immigration services start to reopen around the world, Canada’s immigration department is scaling back a coronavirus measure that automatically extends deadlines for incomplete immigration applications. However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will still provide deadline extensions to people who cannot produce all the required documents for their application, as long as it is […]

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Canada adds 303,000 jobs in March

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:00:05 +0000

Canada’s economy grew even closer to pre-pandemic levels in March. Statistics Canada examined labour market conditions during the week of March 14 to 20, just as the third wave of the coronavirus was starting. Public health measures were less restrictive in several provinces. Stay-at-home orders had been lifted for all regions of Ontario, although personal […]

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Health minister says it is not the time for travel as Canada enters third wave

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:28:52 +0000

Canada’s travel restrictions are set to expire on April 21, but with the third wave of coronavirus, it seems like they could be rolled over for another 30 days or more. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters, “Now is not the time to consider international travel.” The health minister did not say when the border […]

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Immigration will support Ontario and Quebec economies during the pandemic and beyond

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 09:00:41 +0000

Immigration will drive long-term economic prosperity in Ontario and Quebec despite the downturn caused by the pandemic, according to a recent report. Even though job market conditions have not fully recovered, a Scotiabank report suggests that billions could be added to the two provinces’ economies if Canada meets its new immigration targets. The increase in newcomers […]

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