Will Canada exceed 100,000 Express Entry invitations in 2020?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 09:00:45 +0000

Canada is on pace to issue 100,000 or more Express Entry invitations in 2020. This would be remarkable, considering the negative impact that COVID-19 is having in Canada and around the world. Prior to Canada imposing travel restrictions in March 2020, immigration minister Marco Mendicino announced the country would target 341,000 new permanent resident admissions […]

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How early Express Entry immigrants fared in the labour market: study

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:08:35 +0000

Express Entry immigrants, generally, outperformed immigrants who came through the previous application system, with nearly all finding employment in the first year after landing. A recent report by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) looked at how Express Entry immigrants were faring in the Canadian labour market between 2015 and 2018. They compared results of the groups of people who […]

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Canada reveals how extended family, compassionate travellers can apply for travel exemptions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:06:14 +0000

Details have been released on Canada’s definition of extended family members, requirements for compassionate travellers to get exempt, and how to get limited release from quarantine. As of today, October 8, extended family members can now cross the border to Canada, provided they are staying for at least 15 days and meet existing eligibility and […]

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Opening of the 2020 sponsorship program for parents and grandparents announced

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 01:35:57 +0000

The federal government has announced the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program, building further on the government’s commitment to reuniting families.

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Canada to re-open parents and grandparents immigration program October 13

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:44:27 +0000

Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada. Canada’s immigration department says that it will accept interest to sponsor forms for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) between 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 13 and 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 3. These […]

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Students and families allowed to travel to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 18:51:06 +0000

Canada is easing travel restrictions on family members, study permit holders, and people entering on compassionate grounds. Canada’s immigration minister Marco Mendicino stated that extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada beginning on October 8. Effective October 20th, international students enrolled at a Canadian designated learning institution […]

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Canada to speed up spousal sponsorship application processing

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:48:20 +0000

Canada is seeking to process and finalize 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications each month between October and December 2020. This major news has just been announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). IRCC has increased the number of staff that will review spousal sponsorship applications by 66 per cent in order to reduce wait times […]

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More details released on who can apply for employer-specific work permits without leaving Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 12:00:27 +0000

Canada released more detailed information on who is eligible for a new temporary policy that benefits temporary residents with job offers. The new policy, announced last month, allows eligible foreign nationals with valid status to apply for a job offer-supported work permit from inside Canada. It also means that eligible foreign nationals will not be […]

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Online Canadian citizenship testing is no quick fix

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:49 +0000

With citizenship tests suspended as part of Canada’s coronavirus response, tens of thousands of would-be Canadians are blocked from getting a passport and the right to vote. About 85,000 are people waiting to take the citizenship test, according to the immigration department’s data from September 7. Permanent residents need to take the test in order […]

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IRCC gradually resuming in-person services

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:29:14 +0000

Immigration services that are not available virtually will begin to resume on September 21. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is testing out the new protocols and procedures for offering in-person services during the coronavirus pandemic. The services being offered next week include: Citizenship: Vancouver Expo will be reopening for citizenship knowledge re-testing and citizenship […]

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