Canada to target over 400,000 immigrants per year

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:17:31 +0000

Today, Canada announced its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan in which it stated it will target the highest level of immigration in its history. Over the coming three years, Canada will aim to welcome the following number of new immigrants: 2021: 401,000 immigrants 2022: 411,000 immigrants 2023: 421,000 immigrants The only time Canada welcomed over 400,000 […]

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Canada to release 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:17:31 +0000

Canada will release its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan this morning. The Immigration Levels Plan is the most important immigration announcement made by the Government of Canada each year. It outlines the number of new permanent residents Canada aims to welcome over the coming years, and what categories Canada aims to admit them under. Canada welcomes […]

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Will Canada exceed 100,000 Express Entry invitations in 2020?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 09:00:45 +0000

Canada is on pace to issue 100,000 or more Express Entry invitations in 2020. This would be remarkable, considering the negative impact that COVID-19 is having in Canada and around the world. Prior to Canada imposing travel restrictions in March 2020, immigration minister Marco Mendicino announced the country would target 341,000 new permanent resident admissions […]

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Students and families allowed to travel to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 18:51:06 +0000

Canada is easing travel restrictions on family members, study permit holders, and people entering on compassionate grounds. Canada’s immigration minister Marco Mendicino stated that extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada beginning on October 8. Effective October 20th, international students enrolled at a Canadian designated learning institution […]

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What will Canadian immigration look like post-coronavirus?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 02:02:12 +0000

There are internal and external factors to consider when imagining the future of Canada’s immigration system beyond the coronavirus pandemic.  Canadian immigration will be shaped by Canada’s demographics, economy, politics, processing capacity, and capacity to integrate newcomers. Externally, immigration levels will remain influenced by global circumstances.  Internal factors affecting Canadian immigration  Internally, Canada is still looking to immigration […]

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Visitors can now apply for work permits from within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 20:56:29 +0000

International visitors who are currently in Canada with a job offer can now apply for a work permit without having to leave the country. The new policy goes into effect immediately, according to an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) media release. It will benefit temporary residents who are already in Canada with a job […]

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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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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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