Canada welcomed over 19,000 immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:15:53 +0000

Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released today. Canada’s June permanent resident (PR) intake was much stronger than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who gained PR in April. It was also Canada’s highest […]

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Express Entry: CRS drops 2 points from previous all-program draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:13:14 +0000

Canada has held another all-program draw, inviting Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. Canada issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in a draw held August 5. Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 476 to be invited in this invitation round. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada […]

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Express Entry CEC draw invites candidates with scores as low as 431

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:25:25 +0000

Today’s Express Entry draw has resulted in invitations for 3,508 immigration candidates and their families to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 431. This was the lowest CRS for CEC […]

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Nadine Girault appointed Quebec’s new immigration minister

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:20:19 +0000

Nadine Girault, a member of Quebec’s governing party, who is of Haitian origin and arrived in Canada from the United States, has been appointed the province’s new minister of immigration. Nadine Girault is also Quebec’s Minister of International Relations and the Francophonie. She replaces Simon Jolin-Barrette, who has held this position since the Coalition avenir […]

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Why Canada needs an Agri-Food Immigration Program

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:35:21 +0000

Canada’s recent launch of its Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is long overdue. For decades, the country has struggled to find enough workers to support one of its most important industries. The agri-food industry results in $110 billion in domestic sales each year, plus an additional $65 billion in export sales. The industry supports 1 in every […]

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BC PNP: 279 immigration candidates receive invitations

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:23 +0000

On June 2nd, British Columbia held its largest Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) draw round since late March. A total of 241 Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates received invitations to apply under the province’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration categories. The minimum required score for candidates varied by category. The cut-off score for Express Entry […]

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Will Canada lift its travel restrictions on July 1?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:50:27 +0000

The question of whether Canada will lift its coronavirus travel restrictions on July 1, 2020 is on the minds of immigration professionals and prospective immigrants around the world. Whether you are an immigration professional, such as Canada’s immigration minister, or a prospective immigrant, the answer is simply “no one knows.” However, considering recent actions taken […]

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Quebec should reconsider immigration changes

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:00:54 +0000

Recently announced reforms to the Quebec Experience Program should be reconsidered. Since 2010, the Quebec Experience Program (or “PEQ” in French) has offered a fast-track to permanent residence for temporary foreign workers and international students that lived in Quebec. Such individuals could often get their Quebec Selection Certificate in around 20 business days, and then […]

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Saskatchewan PNP draw invites 252 candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 20:37:47 +0000

Saskatchewan’s latest draw on May 28 issued invitations for 252 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand. This is the first Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw out of […]

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Quebec announces major immigration program reforms; 2 new pilots

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:04:56 +0000

Following public consultations, the Quebec government announced today long-awaited reforms to its Quebec Experience Program. It will also launch two new pilot programs. Quebec expects that changes to the Quebec Experience Program (QEP) will come into force through its immigration regulations “in the coming weeks.” Launched in 2010, the QEP is a popular stream that […]

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