British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan issue ITAs under PNPs

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 12:00:47 +0000

This past week British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan released Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. All Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Although provincial nomination is not the same as a permanent […]

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How to immigrate to Canada from Kenya

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:00:49 +0000

Immigrating to Canada is an exciting and lifechanging experience. Canada is a country with a high standard of living and a global reputation for safety and stability. It is also a country that is constantly looking to welcome global talent as it is currently facing a growing labour shortage in several sectors. This is largely […]

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IRCC officials discuss study permit backlog and new recommendations at CBIE symposium

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:00:37 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reporting an unprecedented surge in demand for study permits from international students. According to ICEF Monitor, the numbers are continuing to increase as pandemic restrictions are loosen around the globe and students are returning to Canada to begin or complete their post-secondary education. The increase in applications for […]

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Analysis: Factors that may affect Express Entry CRS scores

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 12:00:08 +0000

Canada has resumed all-program Express Entry draws as of July 6. Since then, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in each draw has grown by 250 each week, causing the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirements to go down. That being said, score cutoffs are still quite high. The most recent Express Entry […]

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Alberta and British Columbia each issue over 100 invitations to apply for provincial nomination

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 12:00:02 +0000

Alberta and British Columbia released Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this week. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Following its launch in 1998, the PNP welcomed only 400 immigrants, but […]

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Analysis: Canada’s provinces are seeking a new deal on immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000

On July 28, 2022, the Government of Saskatchewan released a statement that it is seeking greater control over its immigration system. The statement came on the same day Saskatchewan’s immigration minister Jeremy Harrison attended a meeting in New Brunswick with the rest of Canada’s immigration ministers, including his federal counterpart, Sean Fraser. Discover if You […]

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Express Entry: Canada invites 2,000 immigration candidates

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 18:41:23 +0000

Canada has invited 2,000 candidates to apply for permanent residency in the latest Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022. Express Entry is one of Canada’s most prominent immigration pathways for skilled newcomers. Invitations were issued to candidates who had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 533. There was no program specified […]

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IRCC has approved new language test for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 21:30:48 +0000

IRCC has recently approved the designation-in-principle of a new language test for economic class immigration applicants. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) anticipates the test will be implemented by early to mid-2023. The name of the new language test was redacted in a May 10 briefing note obtained by CIC News through an access to […]

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How NOC changes affect Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 12:00:50 +0000

Canada’s immigration department will switch to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system on November 16, 2022, according to the government’s website. The new NOC will change eligibility for some of Canada’s immigration programs including Express Entry. Currently, in order to be eligible for Express Entry you need work experience that falls […]

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Entering Canada with a felony conviction

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:00:33 +0000

Anyone trying to enter Canada with a felony conviction on their criminal record may be surprised to learn that they might be considered inadmissible. This can be true for residents of any country who would like to immigrate to Canada or even just visit several years post-conviction. However, in some circumstances it may be possible […]

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