Nearly 40,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in July 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 09:00:41 +0000

Canada remains on track to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, according to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. In a new interview with Reuters, the federal government revealed that Canada welcomed about 39,500 new immigrants in July, even more than the 35,700 admitted in June. Find Out if You’re Eligible for Canadian Immigration Under the […]

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Canada announces details of Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:23:47 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will feature a lottery once again. The lottery will take place the week of September 20, 2021, after which invitations will be sent over the course of two weeks. Those invited will have 60 days to submit their sponsorship applications to the Canadian government. This and other details of […]

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Update: Canada announces details of Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:23:47 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will feature a lottery once again. The lottery will take place the week of September 20, 2021, after which invitations will be sent over the course of two weeks. Those invited will have 60 days to submit their sponsorship applications to the Canadian government. This and other details of […]

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IRCC to unveil Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 today

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:23:47 +0000

Details of the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will be available at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) today. Note: This is a developing story that CIC News will update throughout the day. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino is expected to outline the format and application period of this year’s PGP, under which some 30,000 candidates […]

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PGP 2021: Canada to share Parents and Grandparents details tomorrow

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:37:38 +0000

Canada will announce the details of the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program tomorrow, Tuesday July 20, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has scheduled a press conference in Surrey British Columbia featuring immigration minister Marco Mendicino who will provide an overview of the format of the PGP 2021 […]

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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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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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