Canadian immigration ministers agree on multi-year PNP levels plan

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 21:12:27 +0000

The Forum of Ministers Responsible (FMRI) for Immigration met in Saint John, New Brunswick on July 28 to discuss a host of major immigration policy issues. Topics on the agenda included Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan, a more agile economic immigration system, regional economic immigration, settlement, and refugees resettlement. The big takeaway is that Canada’s immigration […]

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Premiers make recommendations for improvements to immigration

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Attracting and retaining skilled foreign workers was one of the main topics at a recent Premiers Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. Canada’s unemployment rate stands at a historically low 4.9% and as a result, the country is facing a shortage of labour. The shortage is due in large part to many of Canada’s aging workers […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog grows to 2.7 million people

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 18:13:07 +0000

Canada continues to struggle with its immigration applications as its inventory now stands at some 2.7 million people. This represents a growth of nearly 300,000 people over the past six weeks. The backlog has nearly doubled over the past year and nearly tripled since the start of the pandemic. Discover if You Are Eligible for […]

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Ontario wants more immigration powers: What does this mean for the rest of Canada?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:00:28 +0000

The Toronto Star reports that Ontario Premier Doug Ford plans to ask the federal government for more control over immigrant selection to help the province address its historic labour shortages. Ontario’s immigration minister, Monte McNaughton, said in an interview that hundreds of thousands of jobs are going unfilled in Ontario and it is costing the […]

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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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Why does Canada welcome over 400,000 immigrants per year?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Canada’s immigration goal is to continuously increase immigration levels in order to strengthen the economy, reunite families and provide humanitarian assistance to refugees. Canada has three classes of immigration: economic class, family class and refugee class. The economic class involves immigrants who have been selected for their ability to contribute to Canada’s economy, whether it […]

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Immigration Minister: Applicants can soon expect normal service standards

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:00:29 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser believes meaningful steps are being taken to get the immigration system back on track. Fraser acknowledged ongoing application processing and client experience challenges when he sat down with CIC News for an exclusive interview in Toronto earlier this week. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Immigration Minister: Applicants […]

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Express Entry: All-program draws set to resume July 6 says Immigration Minister

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:00:50 +0000

In an interview with CIC News, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said Canada aims to resume all-program Express Entry draws on Wednesday July 6. Special interview series with Minister Fraser CIC News sat down with the minister in Toronto on June 21, 2022 to discuss the future of Canadian immigration. Over the coming weeks, CIC News […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog jumps to 2.4 million persons

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:26:37 +0000

IRCC’s backlog has grown to 2.4 million persons. The backlog has grown by 257,499 persons over the past month, largely due to a significant increase in temporary residence applications. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The citizenship inventory stands at 394,664 applications as of June 1, 2022. The permanent residence inventory stands at […]

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Canada set to welcome over 500,000 newcomers this summer

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:40:55 +0000

Upon first imposing COVID travel restrictions in March 2020, Canada prevented many newcomers from being able to enter the country. There were some exceptions, such as those who received permanent residence and study permit approval prior to the restrictions taking effect, as well as those approved under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Canada gradually lifted […]

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