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Canada welcomed more than 400,000 new international students in 2019

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:53:48 +0000

Canada had yet another major year in international student recruitment as it approved 404,000 new study permits in 2019. A study permit is a document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allows foreign nationals to study at a designated learning institution in Canada. The number of study permits issued is a different […]

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Canadian government can now verify how many days immigrants and visitors stay in the country

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 15:42:35 +0000

Canada’s federal immigration ministry has been able to track the movements of travellers entering and leaving the country by land since February 2019. The number of days a foreign national stays in the country is relevant to applications for work permits, study permits, visitor visas, permanent residence status, and Canadian citizenship. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

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Advice for international students: the importance of study permit compliance

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 18:03:15 +0000

In 2020, over 400,000 international students at the post-secondary level in Canada will return to school.  Many will want to stay and work in Canada after graduating.  All will be subject to mandatory conditions of their stay as a student in Canada.  It is important for all international students, and especially those who wish to […]

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Canada launches two new initiatives to improve family reunification for protected persons

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:01:44 +0000

The Government of Canada is making it easier for foreign nationals with protected person status and their family members living abroad to apply for permanent residence.  A protected person is someone Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) believes has a credible reason to fear persecution in their country of origin. This could be due to […]

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Canada caring for caregivers: Assessing genuineness of the job offer is part of the process

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:30:48 +0000

On June 18, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revamped its caregiver programs. Gone was the requirement that employers first obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment and that caregivers work in Canada without their families for at least two years before they could apply for permanent residency. Instead, caregivers can immediately apply for permanent […]

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Canada caring for caregivers: Assessing genuineness of job offer is part of the process

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:30:48 +0000

On June 18, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revamped its caregiver programs. Gone was the requirement that employers first obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment and that caregivers work in Canada without their families for at least two years before they could apply for permanent residency. Instead, caregivers can immediately apply for permanent […]

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Latest Express Entry draw invites 3,900 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:23:46 +0000

Canada held an Express Entry draw on October 2, issuing a total of 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Candidates in the Express Entry pool needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 464 and above to be selected in this round. Today’s draw was an increase of 300 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) over […]

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Where you should apply for a work permit

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:53:18 +0000

Prospective temporary foreign workers in addition to deciding which work permit program they will apply to also need to decide how they will apply for their work permit.  There are generally two options.  The first is to apply either online or at a Visa Application Center to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and wait […]

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Second Express Entry draw in eight days sees 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:21:38 +0000

An Express Entry draw took place on Tuesday, August 20, where a total of 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with ranking scores of 457 and above. The Express Entry system is Canada’s main source of skilled foreign workers. Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool and are issued […]

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New Express Entry draw invites 3,600 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:14:52 +0000

A new Express Entry draw took place Monday, August 12, in which a total of 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with scores of 466 and above. The cut-off score of 466 in today’s draw is seven points above the minimum score of 459 in the previous invitation round […]

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