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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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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Quebec to set higher immigration targets

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 11:00:51 +0000

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant drop in the already low number of immigrant admissions to Quebec and the province is now actively seeking ways to reverse the situation. Quebec immigration minister Nadine Girault said Thursday at a virtual press conference that there is a shortfall of nearly 17,000 or 18,000 people, and […]

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Canada had another strong month for immigration in February 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:50:10 +0000

Canada is on track to achieve its target of welcoming 401,000 new immigrants in 2021. This afternoon, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released new data showing that 23,375 people obtained permanent residence in February. IRCC data previously showed that Canada welcomed nearly 25,000 immigrants in January. All told, Canada has already welcomed 48,000 new […]

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Canada eases eligibility requirements for Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 09:00:27 +0000

Canada’s minister of immigration, Marco Mendicino, made two announcements on changes to the Rural and North Immigration Pilot (RNIP) on December 14. Applicants no longer need to have accumulated work experience over a continuous period of time. Instead, Canada will count the work experience requirement if it was completed within the three years preceding the […]

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What to expect in Canadian immigration this December

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:01:56 +0000

Canada’s immigration system is set for a busy end to what has been an eventful 2020. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expected to keep holding Express Entry draws throughout the holiday season. In previous years, there have been at least two draws in December. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) activity is also expected to […]

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Canada to offer more immigration pathways to temporary residents

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 17:30:47 +0000

Canada is looking at offering more permanent residence pathways to foreign nationals who are already in the country. Following the announcement that Canada would welcome over 400,000 immigrants per year over the next three years, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told Bloomberg that the federal government will make an announcement on this soon. Find out if […]

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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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