Can I sponsor my sibling for Canadian permanent residence?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2024 13:00:22 +0000

Family sponsorship is one of the largest categories of immigrants set forth by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the annual immigration levels plan. While this form of sponsorship allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents (and persons registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act) to sponsor loved ones to immigrate […]

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The 2024 IEC pool is now open

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2023 15:09:17 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has opened the 2024 International Experience Canada (IEC) pool. The IEC is a work permit program that allows youth that are citizens of countries that have bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangements with Canada, to temporarily reside and work in Canada. This year’s intake will allow close to 90,000 applicants from […]

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IEC work permits: Canada implements automated processing for faster approval times

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2023 13:48:16 +0000

On November 7, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an automation tool to speed up the International Experience Canada (IEC) work permit process. This new system aims to reduce wait times and improve the immigration experience for young internationals in Canada. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm […]

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What programs deliver the most work permits, and how many newcomers find work in Canada?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2023 13:00:41 +0000

Immigration represents nearly 100% of Canada’s labour market growth—a key force in not just meeting economic demand in the country, but also in supporting socialised welfare systems within Canada. This relationship is not one-directional however—economic immigrants (the biggest group of new immigrants to Canada) in-turn must be able to find work and earn money to […]

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Canada expands work permit agreement with the United Kingdom

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2023 19:13:04 +0000

Today, Canada and the United Kingdom announced the signing of a new Canada-United Kingdom (UK) Youth Mobility Arrangement. Anticipated to take effect in 2024, the new arrangement includes a number of improvements on the existing youth mobility agreement between the two countries: an expansion of the eligibility age to 18-35 the addition of two new […]

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Canada looking for partners to help expand and diversify IEC program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2023 18:29:45 +0000

Following the recently announced quotas for the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, CIC News has obtained more information on the 2023 program outlook from an internal Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) memo from September 26, 2022. While immigration minister Sean Fraser announced last January that the global quotas for IEC admissions in 2023 have […]

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Canada sees all-time high work permits take effect in 2022

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 12:00:51 +0000

In 2022, a record 608,420 Canadian work permits took effect. This is close to 200,000 more work permits than in 2021, which saw only 414,000 permits come into effect. Work permits were issued between Canada’s two broad work permit pathways—the International Mobility Program (IMP) and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Schedule a Free Work […]

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The IEC 2023 pool is now open

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2023 21:03:13 +0000

The International Experience Canada (IEC) program is accepting applications for its 2023 pool. Learn more about Canadian immigration and discover your options The opening of the application pool comes following last year’s announcement, that the IEC would be expanding its program intake, allowing close to 90,000 applicants from partner countries the opportunity to work and […]

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A summary of IRCC’s 2022 International Experience Canada research study

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2022 13:00:33 +0000

In March 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a public opinion research report surrounding the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. This report compiled the opinions of over 2,500 Canadian youth and over 1,000 Canadian parents (acquired through a quantitative survey), plus an additional 108 youth and 39 parents questioned via bulletin board to […]

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