Canada’s immigration levels are starting to slow down

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:00:30 +0000

In April 2021, Canada welcomed 21,105 new immigrants, the lowest monthly count since the start of the year. This new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data show that despite a strong start to the year, Canada has been losing momentum over the past two months. In January 2021, Canada welcomed 24,680 new immigrants followed […]

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Webinar: Why Newcomers are Important to Canada’s Economic Success, Brought to you by CanadaVisa and Scotiabank

Credit to Author: CanadaVisa| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 22:12:20 +0000

CanadaVisa and Scotiabank invite you to join our free webinar on Wednesday July 14 called Why Newcomers are Important to Canada’s Economic Success. What will I learn? The purpose of this webinar is to help you make the best decisions possible as you look for your dream job and settle into your new life in Canada. Throughout […]

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Canadian Immigration: A Preview of the Rest of 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 09:00:52 +0000

Two major issues will shape the trajectory of Canadian immigration for the remainder of this year. They are Canada’s ability to contain and ultimately defeat the coronavirus pandemic and secondly, whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decides to call an election by the fall. The following is a preview of what we can expect. COVID-19 in […]

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Canada may raise caps on temporary immigration programs, Minister Mendicino says

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sun, 16 May 2021 10:00:10 +0000

About one week after launching an ambitious immigration program that aims to admit up to 90,000 permanent residents to Canada, the immigration minister is hinting at the possibility of raising that cap. “I’m open to discussion on whether or not to review the current caps,” Canada’s Immigration Minister,  Marco Mendicino, was quoted saying in the […]

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Canada is still on pace to welcome 401,000 new immigrants in 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 14:27:56 +0000

Canada landed 22,425 new permanent residents in March 2021. Data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) earlier this week shows the country welcomed over 70,000 new immigrants in the first quarter of this year. This Q1 2021 figure is well above the 30,000-40,000 newcomers Canada had been landing per quarter since the start […]

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Mendicino gives speech on modernizing Canada’s immigration system

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 17:01:46 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino delivered a keynote address on May 12 called “Modernizing Canada’s Immigration System.” Mendicino gave the speech at a virtual event hosted by the Canadian Club of Ottawa. Since 1903, the Canadian Club has hosted prominent speakers to discuss the country’s most important issues. Immigration has been a critical issue well […]

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Canada’s international graduates: Don’t lose hope

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 09 May 2021 11:48:08 +0000

Many were hoping to benefit from the English-speaking International Graduates stream that Canada launched on May 6. This was the most popular of the six streams introduced by Canada to allow some 90,000 additional international graduates and essential workers to apply for permanent residence. The two English-speaking essential worker streams have a quota of 50,000 […]

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Canada’s new immigration streams have already surprised us

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 19:05:54 +0000

The early results of Canada’s six new permanent residence streams have been surprising for all the right reasons. At 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time today, Canada began to accept applications under a temporary public policy that will allow essential workers and international graduates to become permanent residents. The purpose of the streams is to provide […]

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IRCC to open new immigration streams Thursday May 6 at 12 p.m. EST

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 21:59:47 +0000

IRCC will begin to accept applications for its six new limited-time immigration pathways on Thursday May 6 at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). It will also release the application guide for the streams tomorrow, Wednesday May 5 at 12 p.m. EST. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed this information today in a meeting […]

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Why demand is strong for Canada’s 6 new immigration programs

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 14:59:09 +0000

Canada’s recent announcement is being met with great fanfare. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching six streams for essential workers and international graduates on May 6. It will provide permanent residence to up to 50,000 essential workers and 40,000 graduates. The programs close on November 5, or when the quotas are met, whichever […]

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