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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Canadian travel restrictions extended until Halloween

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 01:02:23 +0000

Canada is once again extending travel restrictions to foreign travellers as cases of coronavirus continue to rise. A new Canadian government Order in Council states that coronavirus travel restrictions will be extended until Halloween, on October 31. Canada initially closed its borders from March 18 to June 30. Since then travel restrictions have been rolled […]

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October will shape Canadian immigration for years to come

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:29:12 +0000

Two major events over the coming month will shape Canada’s immigration system for years to come. The first will be a new mandate letter that will be written by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to immigration minister Marco Mendicino. This letter will contain Canada’s new immigration priorities and it should be released shortly, perhaps as soon […]

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What will Canadian immigration look like post-coronavirus?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 02:02:12 +0000

There are internal and external factors to consider when imagining the future of Canada’s immigration system beyond the coronavirus pandemic.  Canadian immigration will be shaped by Canada’s demographics, economy, politics, processing capacity, and capacity to integrate newcomers. Externally, immigration levels will remain influenced by global circumstances.  Internal factors affecting Canadian immigration  Internally, Canada is still looking to immigration […]

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Visitors can now apply for work permits from within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 20:56:29 +0000

International visitors who are currently in Canada with a job offer can now apply for a work permit without having to leave the country. The new policy goes into effect immediately, according to an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) media release. It will benefit temporary residents who are already in Canada with a job […]

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International couples face immigration processing delays

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:00:02 +0000

Canadians who have been separated from their foreign national loved-ones for an extended period of time are mounting pressure on the federal government to take action. The coronavirus outbreak is highlighting issues in the spousal and common-law sponsorship program that existed before the pandemic. Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) are often denied for spousal sponsorship applicants […]

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Canada welcomed over 19,000 immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:15:53 +0000

Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released today. Canada’s June permanent resident (PR) intake was much stronger than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who gained PR in April. It was also Canada’s highest […]

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Mendicino: Immigration to remain “enduring value” after coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 07:00:43 +0000

COVID-19 is showing us the need for continued strong immigration to Canada and the important contribution of immigrant workers to the Canadian economy, federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday when he spoke with the Canadian Press. “[It is] vitally important that we continue to immigrate today in a manner that is safe and orderly […]

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Canada’s immigration minister shares coronavirus updates

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 15:46:14 +0000

Marco Mendicino shared several updates this morning on how the coronavirus will impact Canada’s immigration system in the near future. In a 60-minute discussion with the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, the immigration minister touched on topics such as immigration levels, temporary foreign workers, and international students. Immigration Levels: Canada will remain open to […]

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Canada’s 2020-22 Immigration Levels Plan to welcome over one million immigrants

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:54:44 +0000

The Minister of Immigration, Marco Mendicino tabled the 2019 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration last week. The report sets out information on the numbers of temporary residents and permanent residents in 2018 and in addition, provides information on the Government of Canada Immigration Levels Plan for 2020-2022. Key highlights from the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels […]

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