Canada welcomed over 19,000 immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:15:53 +0000

Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released today. Canada’s June permanent resident (PR) intake was much stronger than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who gained PR in April. It was also Canada’s highest […]

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Economy to shrink by over 5% in 2020

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:12:05 +0000

The interagency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on Thursday further trimmed its economic growth forecast for this year to -5.5 percent from its earlier -2 to -3.4-percent range to take into account the worsening impact of the coronavirus crisis on tourism, trade and remittances. If correct, the revised outlook would become the fastest economic decline […]

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Express Entry: CRS drops 2 points from previous all-program draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:13:14 +0000

Canada has held another all-program draw, inviting Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. Canada issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in a draw held August 5. Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 476 to be invited in this invitation round. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada […]

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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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Canada’s film industry rebounds from coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:00:11 +0000

The Canadian film and television industry, which like many others around the world had to deal with postponements and cancellations of filming, productions and festivals due to travel restrictions and physical distancing measures, is now looking to the future. There is no doubt that the resilience of the industry has been tested by COVID-19, due […]

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Canada wage subsidy policy spells good news for immigrants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:00:32 +0000

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, announced today the extension of the federal wage subsidy program until December. The prime minister says that this should provide “greater certainty and support” to businesses as Canada plans to reopen its economy. The announcement should help to support the recovery of jobs that were lost following coronavirus lockdown measures. […]

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Express Entry CEC draw invites candidates with scores as low as 431

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:25:25 +0000

Today’s Express Entry draw has resulted in invitations for 3,508 immigration candidates and their families to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 431. This was the lowest CRS for CEC […]

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