IRCC releases details on new temporary PR pathway for Columbians, Haitians and Venezuelans

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2024 14:00:23 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released important details for the department’s new temporary humanitarian permanent residence (PR) pathway dedicated to foreign nationals from Colombia, Haiti and Venezuela. First announced on October 10 last year, IRCC determined that it would create a new temporary pathway for Colombian, Haitian and Venezuelan foreign nationals physically present […]

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Visitor Visa checklist: Everything you need to apply and visit Canada

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:00:54 +0000

A visitor visa is needed to come to Canada as a tourist, or on a quick trip to visit family, or do business for individuals of many countries. Anyone who is not a permanent or temporary resident of Canada (those with a work or study permit) will need a visitor visa to enter the country. […]

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The current state of the Express Entry pool: February 2024

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:00:19 +0000

Canada’s Express Entry management system has continued into 2024, issuing more invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates from all three of its programs. The composition of the candidate pool is a key factor in how the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off scores and the draw sizes are determined under Express Entry, is. While it is […]

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Canada opens new PR pathway for families impacted by the conflict in Sudan

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 14:00:57 +0000

Today Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new immigration pathway for families impacted by the ongoing conflict in Sudan. The department confirmed that starting February 27th, 2024, it would accept up to 3,250 applications from single applicants or families. This is a new family sponsorship pathway that will grant successful applicants permanent residence […]

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How does my spouse or common-law partner impact my CRS score?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2024 13:00:39 +0000

Most newcomers applying through Canada’s economic immigration pathways will want to bring their spouse or common-law partners with them. Canada’s immigration system is sensitive to these needs. Having a loved one in your immigration application can impact your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. While certain scoring sub-categories may be negatively impacted by the presence of […]

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Canada extends foreign home buyer ban until 2027

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2024 14:00:28 +0000

The Canadian government has extended the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act until January 1st, 2027. The policy, which was initially instituted to increase the number of housing units available to Canadians for purchase, will now be in place for an additional two years. Initially, the home buyer ban was set […]

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Can I sponsor my sibling for Canadian permanent residence?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2024 13:00:22 +0000

Family sponsorship is one of the largest categories of immigrants set forth by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the annual immigration levels plan. While this form of sponsorship allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents (and persons registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act) to sponsor loved ones to immigrate […]

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IRCC sets cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2024 14:00:50 +0000

Following Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) announcement on the 22nd of January, the department has also set a cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024. According to ministerial instructions released by IRCC, the department will consider a maximum of 606,250 study permit applications in 2024. This cap is […]

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IRCC now accepting Pearson Test of English for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2024 16:12:40 +0000

As of January 30th, 2024, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core test will now be accepted for all immigration pathways, except for the Student Direct Stream (SDS). This means that Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates, candidates in Express Entry managed programs, and those needing a language test for any other Canadian immigration purposes (outside […]

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Is there a residency requirement for Canadian citizenship?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2024 13:00:20 +0000

Part of maintaining your permanent resident (PR) status in Canada is meeting a residency requirement. In other words, to avoid losing PR status, those who immigrate to this country must reside in Canada for a minimum of 730 days* over the last five years. *The 730 days (two years) used to meet the PR residency […]

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