Report: Approval, processing rates drop after IRCC’s student cap

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2024 12:00:19 +0000

Considerable changes occurred to Canada’s study permit program in January of this year Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) instituted a temporary international student cap effective between 2024 and 2026. It supported this policy through a new Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) system, distributing this cap among Canada’s provinces and territories. IRCC will aim to approve […]

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Canada’s immigration system proposes changes to the PGWP

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 18:45:47 +0000

Federal and provincial immigration officials are in discussions to make significant changes to Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility. The PGWP is an open work permit, available to international students who have completed an eligible program of study at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). According to notes from the IRCC Deputy Minister Transition Binder 2024, […]

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Canadian and United States border authorities crack down on flagpoling

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2024 12:00:33 +0000

Canadian and U.S. authorities have limited the number of ports of entry (POEs) that can be used as flagpoling sites. As of May 30th, 2024, only 12 Canada-U.S. border crossings will offer flagpoling services to newcomers. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration What is flagpoling? Flagpoling is a practice by which temporary residents […]

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Caregivers to be given permanent resident status on arrival under new pilot programs

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2024 21:01:25 +0000

Canada has announced new, enhanced caregiver pilot programs as the expiry date for Canada’s existing Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot approaches. The existing pilot programs are set to expire on June 17. In their place, the new pilot programs will grant home care workers with permanent resident status when […]

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IRCC to introduce advanced analytics and automation to speed up processing for spousal and partner sponsorship

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2024 13:00:43 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it will introduce advanced analytics and automated technology to process all spousal and partner applications under family class immigration. The department has developed two new tools which will be used for different parts of the sponsorship application, in a bid to increase processing efficiency. Sponsor your […]

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Fact check: IRCC has not removed police certificate requirements for temporary residents

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000

A number of news outlets have recently reported on changes to police certificates for temporary residents, with some outlets claiming that Canada has eliminated the police certificate requirement for temporary residents. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made no changes to its policy regarding police […]

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Canada announces measures to help individuals impacted by the ongoing crises in Haiti

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sun, 26 May 2024 13:00:46 +0000

On May 23rd Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Marc Miller announced new temporary measures to aid individuals impacted by the crises in Haiti. Effective immediately, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has instituted a temporary policy to aid Haitians in Canada with a valid temporary resident status, and those who are family members of […]

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British Columbia and Manitoba issue provincial nominations in latest PNP results

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 25 May 2024 13:00:07 +0000

This week both the British Columbia (B.C.) and Manitoba Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) issued nominations to newcomers interested in subsequently applying for Canadian permanent residence (PR). Candidates were invited to apply through skills immigration, and family reunification streams. Read on for a full breakdown of this week’s provincial immigration news. Note: Different PNPs use distinct […]

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IRCC now issuing invitations for Parents and Grandparents Program

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 21 May 2024 13:00:46 +0000

Starting today, May 21st, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will begin issuing invitations to apply (ITAs) to sponsors who submitted “Interest to Sponsor” forms through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). IRCC has started sending out 35,700 invitations over a two-week period starting May 21, with the hopes of approving 20,500 complete applications for […]

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How to be considered for jobs in Canada while still in the Express Entry pool

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 22 May 2024 13:00:08 +0000

Canada’s economic immigration programs are integral to the country’s labour market growth, accounting for close to 100% of all increases in the national workforce in recent years. Due to the integral role that immigration plays in Canada’s economy, employment initiatives are often connected to immigration programs to help Canada’s employers fill vacant positions that they […]

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