Will Canada welcome over 500,000 new immigrants per year?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:00:14 +0000

Minister Sean Fraser believes Canada’s immigration levels will surpass 500,000 per year “sooner rather than later”, but the minister cautioned that future increases must be done in a careful manner that supports the needs of communities across the country. The immigration minister was in Toronto last week to speak at Collision, a global technology conference. […]

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How can Canada avoid major immigration backlogs in the future?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 12:00:18 +0000

Earlier this month the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) began a study on IRCC’s application processing times and backlogs. The purpose of CIMM is to provide oversight of the immigration system and release studies that contain recommendations for improvement. CIMM invited me to Ottawa to participate in this study, which I […]

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How many immigrants will Canada welcome over the coming years?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 13:00:47 +0000

Canada is on track to welcome record numbers of new immigrants between 2022 and 2024. Despite the pandemic, Canada reached record numbers in 2021 with over 405,000 people becoming permanent residents. For 2022, Canada has recently released a revised target of over 432,000 immigrants and even higher numbers in 2023 and 2024. The numbers may […]

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IRCC’s application backlog grows beyond 2.1 million people

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 10 May 2022 10:52:03 +0000

Canada’s immigration backlog has grown beyond 2.1 million across all lines of business as of April 29, according to the latest Canadian government data obtained via email by CIC News. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s backlog has progressed as follows since last summer: April 30-May 2, 2022: 2,130,385 persons April 11-12, 2022: 2,031,589 persons […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog now exceeds 2 million persons

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 11:30:04 +0000

Immigration Canada’s processing inventory now stands at more than 2 million people across all lines of business. The temporary and permanent residence backlog has increased. Meanwhile, the citizenship backlog went down to about 400,000 persons in April, compared to more than 453,000 in March. The backlog has progressed as follows since last summer: April 11-12, […]

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IRCC to resume FSWP and CEC invitations in July; and offer open work permit to PGWP holders

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2022 14:09:08 +0000

Canada’s immigration minister Sean Fraser has just announced Express Entry invitations to FSWP and CEC candidates will resume by “early July.” Minister Sean Fraser made several other major announcements, such as that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be offering an open work permit extension of up to 18 months to Post-Graduation Work Permit […]

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UPDATE: What will Budget 2022 mean for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 16:12:16 +0000

Canada’s Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland has just unveiled Canada’s first budget since the September 2021 federal election. The budget outlines the Canadian government’s planned spending and revenue. It is one of the most important announcements made by the federal government each year since it outlines the state of Canada’s economic and fiscal health and what […]

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What will Budget 2022 mean for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 16:12:16 +0000

Later today, Canada’s Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, will unveil Canada’s first budget since the September 2021 federal election. Note: The announcement is set to come around 4 PM EST. CIC News will update this article following the announcement. The budget outlines the Canadian government’s planned spending and revenue. It is one of the most important […]

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Express Entry: IRCC aims to resume FSWP and CEC invitations this spring

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 13:00:05 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said in a recent interview that the immigration department was looking to resume Express Entry draws for skilled workers in the spring. Minister Fraser was speaking to ApplyBoard in a virtual interview on issues relating to international students. One of the minister’s mandates is to create pathways to permanent residency for […]

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IRCC continues to evaluate Express Entry options, but will resume FSWP and CEC invitations in 2022

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 21:34:19 +0000

A new internal memo by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) states the department remains undecided on its Express Entry plans for this year but invitations to FSWP and CEC candidates will resume “later in 2022.” Discover Your Canadian Immigration Eligibility CIC News obtained the memo today via an access to information request to IRCC. […]

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