A look at Canada Day through Heritage Minutes

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:00:06 +0000

Canada Day celebrations are back this year after being curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a day to celebrate the nation’s shared history and achievements. People can expect big events, fireworks and get-togethers with family and friends. Historica Canada, a national charitable organization that works to educate people about Canadian history, has been producing […]

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Express Entry proof of funds increases for 2022

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 14 May 2022 11:10:52 +0000

Canada has updated the proof of settlement funds requirement for Express Entry candidates. These changes apply to Express Entry candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). They do not apply to candidates from these programs who have a valid job offer in Canada, nor Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates. FSWP and […]

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Canada’s PNP immigration results for February 2022

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:00:06 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued over 5,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination in February. The PNP is an immigration program jointly administered by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. It offers Canadian provinces and territories the opportunity to create their own immigration streams to better meet their labour market needs and economic development […]

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Canada’s PNP immigration results for January 2022

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2022 13:00:29 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) are off to a strong start in 2022 with more than 4,500 invitations to apply for provincial nomination issued last month. The PNP is an immigration program jointly administered by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. It offers Canadian provinces and territories the opportunity to create their own immigration streams […]

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Canada broke another record by welcoming 341,000 immigrants in 2019

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:02:21 +0000

Canada continued its immigration record-setting pace by welcoming 341,000 newcomers in 2019. This is only the fifth time in its history that it has welcomed more than 300,000 immigrants in one year (the other times were 1911-1913 and 2018). Canada also exceeded the target it set in its 2019-2021 Immigration Levels Plan (330,800 immigrants) by […]

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Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores of 350

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:17:02 +0000

Express Entry candidates may have received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Alberta on January 9. Alberta issued 150 invitations, or Notifications of Interest (NOIs), to candidates in the federal Express Entry Pool. Candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 350 were given NOIs. The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows […]

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Canada rated top country for quality of life in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:20:28 +0000

For the fifth year in a row, people from around the world named Canada as the top country for quality of life. Out of the countries surveyed, Canada ranked number one overall for being politically stable, number two for having a good job market, and number four for having a well-developed public education system. Global […]

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Canadians return Liberals to power with minority government

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:57:06 +0000

Canadian voters elected a minority Liberal government Monday night, bringing an end to a 40-day election campaign that heard many promises on immigration but never saw it emerge as a top issue. The Liberal minority led by Justin Trudeau will face an opposition led by the Conservative Party of Canada. Polls had both parties effectively […]

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Newcomers buy 1 in 5 homes in Canada, Royal Lepage survey finds

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:58:05 +0000

Newcomers represent one in every five homebuyers in Canada and are projected to purchase 680,000 homes over the next five years if immigration levels to the country are maintained, a new survey commissioned by Royal Lepage shows.  The online survey queried 1,500 newcomers who arrived in Canada within the last 10 years. Respondents included immigrants, […]

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