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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IRCC sent work permit extension instructions to wrong e-mail addresses

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:01:21 +0000

Expired and soon-to-expire Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders and Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) applicants were told to wait for an email with instructions on how to extend their status. One day later, several reports surfaced on social media that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had sent the emails containing names, application numbers, […]

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Canada opens new PR pathway for overseas family members of air disasters

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 12:00:45 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created a new permanent residency program for families of the Canadian victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. The new permanent residency pathway applies to those who wish to come to Canada to settle and support members of their family who lost their […]

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IRCC’s Anti Racism Strategy for 2021-2024

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:00:30 +0000

In 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began looking deeper into the departments’ internal environment through an anti-racism lens. An employee survey found that significant proportion of racialized employees considered racism to be a problem. In response to this, focus groups were held to gain greater insight into the problem. A total of 54 […]

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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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PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 15:32:54 +0000

Canada has released instructions for how certain Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders can apply for a new open work permit or extend the one they currently have. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser initially announced the special measure in April. Last week, the minister confirmed that a technical issue caused the delay in releasing further instructions. The […]

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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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