Budget 2024: How Canada is continuing its commitment to safe and inclusive communities

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:00:06 +0000

Safe and inclusive communities are a major part of living a comfortable life in Canada. This is particularly important for newcomers to Canada, as well as all Canadians. Accordingly, as part of its recently released 2024 Budget, the Canadian government has included a list of ongoing actions it is taking to maintain and increase Canadian’s […]

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Budget 2024: How will it impact Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:00:17 +0000

Canada’s Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland has tabled federal Budget 2024 to Parliament. Canada releases a budget annually that sets the tone for spending in the upcoming fiscal year. It plays a major role in how life will be managed for all people in Canada, including newcomers. For example, the Budget outlines the national plan […]

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What can newcomers expect from Budget 2024?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:00:24 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as several Liberal ministers, have made announcements regarding what can be expected from the upcoming Budget 2024. The Budget, which is set to be tabled to Parliament on April 16, is released annually and helps set the tone for how Canada will be governed in the coming year. In […]

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Canada invites candidates in Express Entry draw for STEM occupations

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2024 16:52:16 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to candidates in the second Express Entry draw of the week. The department issued 4,500  invitations to apply (ITAs) in a category-based selection draw for candidates in STEM occupations. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 491 to be considered. Get a Free […]

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More temporary residents are settling outside of Canada’s major cities

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2024 13:00:32 +0000

A recent study from the Conference Board of Canada (CoBC) has found that newcomers to Canada are increasingly choosing to settle outside of urban centres. The study used data from 2016 and 2021 to show the differences in immigration to urban centers and the surrounding areas. It discovered that Quebec had the highest number of […]

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IRCC to target a reduction in the temporary resident population over the next three years

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2024 12:00:51 +0000

Immigration Minister Marc Miller has announced that temporary resident targets will be added to the annual Immigration Levels Plan starting in fall 2024. The Immigration Levels Plan sets targets for the number of new permanent residents who will be welcomed to Canada each year, for the upcoming three years. Until now temporary resident levels have […]

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IRCC updates eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 14:56:45 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released more details surrounding changes to eligibility for Spousal Open Work Permits (SOWP). On January 22, 2024, the department introduced several changes to Canada’s international student program. Among them, IRCC said that the spouses of international students in undergraduate and college programs will no longer be eligible for […]

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BREAKING: IRCC updates eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 14:56:45 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released more details surrounding changes to eligibility for Spousal Open Work Permits (SOWP). On January 22, 2024, the department introduced several changes to Canada’s international student program. Among them, IRCC said that the spouses of international students in undergraduate and college programs will no longer be eligible for […]

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Three provinces nominate candidates in this week’s PNP results

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2024 12:00:05 +0000

Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba have invited candidates to apply for provincial nomination this week. Each Canadian province and territory (with the exceptions of Quebec and Nunavut) has a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) through which they can nominate economic immigration candidates who are likely to successfully integrate into the provincial workforce and economy. Provinces often […]

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IRCC invites 975 Express Entry candidates in first transport occupation draw of 2024

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2024 19:09:00 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to candidates in the second  Express Entry draw this week. The department issued 975  invitations to apply (ITAs) in a category-based draw for transport occupations. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 430. Get a Free Express Entry Assessment IRCC also issued ITAs […]

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