IRCC: Canada welcomed over 35,000 new immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:00:50 +0000

Canada recorded its strongest month for new permanent resident arrivals during the pandemic in June 2021, according to the office of Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. In a recent Globe and Mail article, the minister says “We are going to make good on our commitment to land 401,000 new permanent residents.” Find Out if You’re Eligible […]

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Canada announces details of Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:23:47 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will feature a lottery once again. The lottery will take place the week of September 20, 2021, after which invitations will be sent over the course of two weeks. Those invited will have 60 days to submit their sponsorship applications to the Canadian government. This and other details of […]

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Update: Canada announces details of Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:23:47 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will feature a lottery once again. The lottery will take place the week of September 20, 2021, after which invitations will be sent over the course of two weeks. Those invited will have 60 days to submit their sponsorship applications to the Canadian government. This and other details of […]

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IRCC to unveil Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 today

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:23:47 +0000

Details of the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will be available at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) today. Note: This is a developing story that CIC News will update throughout the day. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino is expected to outline the format and application period of this year’s PGP, under which some 30,000 candidates […]

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PGP 2021: Canada to share Parents and Grandparents details tomorrow

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:37:38 +0000

Canada will announce the details of the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program tomorrow, Tuesday July 20, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has scheduled a press conference in Surrey British Columbia featuring immigration minister Marco Mendicino who will provide an overview of the format of the PGP 2021 […]

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Canada to introduce new open work permit for essential workers and international student graduates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:01:30 +0000

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has announced a new open work permit option for essential workers and international student graduates in Canada. Starting July 26, temporary residents who applied for the newly-launched pathway to permanent residence will be eligible for an open work permit while they wait for a decision on their application. What this means […]

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Immigrants and international students grew Canada’s population in Q1 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 09:00:44 +0000

In the first quarter of 2021, Canada’s population grew at the fastest rate since the pandemic began. The population rebounded thanks to the recovery of pre-pandemic immigration levels, and the return of international students, according to a recent RBC report. Immigration raised Canada’s population by 82,000 in the first quarter. The federal government’s push to encourage […]

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Canada to amend citizenship oath and guide to include Indigenous people

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:00:39 +0000

Indigenous people will soon be included in Canada’s citizenship oath, and guide. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced the upcoming changed on June 14. The main announcement was that Indigenous people could reclaim their traditional name on citizenship and permanent residency documents. In addition to that announcement, Canada also committed to update the citizenship guide to […]

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Mendicino announces 2 new immigration programs for Hongkongers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 13:53:47 +0000

On June 8, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino unveiled two new immigration streams, which offer a path to permanent residence for eligible Hongkongers in Canada who are workers or recent graduates. The programs are now open to applications. Mendicino had originally announced the measures in November 2020, and launched work permit options this past February. The […]

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Canada may raise caps on temporary immigration programs, Minister Mendicino says

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sun, 16 May 2021 10:00:10 +0000

About one week after launching an ambitious immigration program that aims to admit up to 90,000 permanent residents to Canada, the immigration minister is hinting at the possibility of raising that cap. “I’m open to discussion on whether or not to review the current caps,” Canada’s Immigration Minister,  Marco Mendicino, was quoted saying in the […]

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