Budget 2021: What it means for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:52:50 +0000

The Canadian government has just tabled its first Budget since 2019. This major announcement usually takes place in the first quarter of each year, however it did not take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian federal budget receives a lot of attention in Canada since it contains the policy priorities the […]

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Canada to welcome 6,000 caregivers by the end of 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:19:23 +0000

Canada’s immigration department plans to finalize 6,000 caregiver applications for permanent residence by December 31, 2021. In a statement released on April 15, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said it will finalize the applications for caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience, as well as their immediate family members. Do you live in […]

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IELTS and CELPIP websites are working again

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 14:06:06 +0000

Essential workers, international graduates, and other immigration candidates currently living in Canada now have the ability to book their language tests again. Those looking to apply for an economic class immigration program in Canada need to take a General test provided by either IELTS or CELPIP. Both IELTS and CELPIP saw their websites crash on […]

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IRCC launches online application portal for 7 immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:00:32 +0000

Some Canadian immigration programs have made the transition from paper-based to an online application process. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an online permanent residence application portal on April 1. The immigration department has digitized the application process for a random selection of permanent residency applicants in the following seven programs: Non-Express Entry Provincial […]

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Are you eligible for Canada’s 6 new immigration programs?

Credit to Author: CanadaVisa| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:08:08 +0000

CanadaVisa is proud to announce the launch of a free new tool that helps users quickly determine whether they are eligible for Canada’s six new immigration pathways. This simple tool will ask you a few questions so you can identify whether you are able to submit your permanent residence application beginning on May 6. For […]

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Canada launching 6 new immigration programs for international graduates, essential workers and French speakers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:39:13 +0000

Essential workers, international student graduates and French speakers in Canada will have six new pathways to permanent residency this May. Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, announced the new programs that will pave the way for 90,000 new immigrants to get permanent status this year through three of the streams. The other three of the streams […]

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Canada had another strong month for immigration in February 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:50:10 +0000

Canada is on track to achieve its target of welcoming 401,000 new immigrants in 2021. This afternoon, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released new data showing that 23,375 people obtained permanent residence in February. IRCC data previously showed that Canada welcomed nearly 25,000 immigrants in January. All told, Canada has already welcomed 48,000 new […]

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Canada recognizes the contribution of migrants and refugees in global campaign

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 09:00:03 +0000

As part of a new global campaign called “It Takes a Community”, Canada is highlighting the many positive ways that migrants can impact local communities. The initiative, which is supported by the Canadian government and various other national and local governments, businesses, youth networks and civil society actors, focuses on migrants and other community members […]

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Canada’s population growth rate falls to WWI levels in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:00:37 +0000

With an increase in deaths and a decrease in new immigrants, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate since 1916. In 2020, Canada’s population only increased 0.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Population growth has not been this low since the first year of World War I when it was just 0.3 per cent. […]

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Canadian immigration: Politician calls for action on approved permanent residents

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2021 09:00:40 +0000

A Canadian Member of Parliament (MP) is calling on the federal government to address the plight of foreign nationals with COPRs who cannot enter Canada. In a letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, Christine Normandin, Bloc Québécois immigration critic, expresses concern over the difficult situation faced by recently approved applicants for permanent residence who are […]

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