Canada’s immigration minister provides COVID-19 update

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:00:37 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino recently shared fresh insights on the state of the country’s immigration system on the Canadian television show, The Agenda. In a 20-minute interview, Mendicino spoke on a broad range of immigration topics as he explained to viewers how the federal government aims to cope with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. […]

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There are jobs in smaller cities for new immigrants to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:21:20 +0000

Over the past twenty years, Canada has sought to encourage more immigrants to move to its smaller cities. The main tool it has used to pursue this goal has been the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The PNP enables provinces and territories across the country to develop their own eligibility criteria for economic class immigrants and […]

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Why does Canada’s federal government launch economic class pilot programs?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:52:24 +0000

Since a 2012 reform to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Canada’s immigration minister has had the legal authority to introduce new economic class pilot programs to welcome immigrants that can help address economic and labour force priority areas across the country. Other than one exception, every new federal economic class program since that […]

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A look ahead: Forecasting Canada’s immigration outlook and disruptors between 2020-2029

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:57:28 +0000

The past decade was among the most eventful in Canadian immigration history. It saw a significant increase in Canada’s levels of permanent residents, international students, and foreign workers. The complete revamping of Canada’s economic class program was among other major transformations that also impacted the country’s family and refugee class programs. It is expected that […]

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Canadian immigration in 2020: Expect a big year for provincial and regional immigration programs

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 15:39:35 +0000

Millions of new Canadians will arrive through Canada’s various immigration programs during the new decade and several expected policy updates will help to pave the way in 2020. Here’s a look at some of the notable developments that we can expect over the next 12 months both in Canada and beyond that could help shape […]

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Canada Election 2019: What to expect from the immigration system in the coming years

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:56:32 +0000

The Liberals’ minority victory in the October 21 federal election means Canada’s immigration system will likely remain stable as long as they are able to maintain the confidence of Parliament.  While the Liberals will need to rely on the support of at least one other party to pass legislation through Parliament, which will require negotiation […]

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Analysis: Why the Liberals are proposing a Municipal Nominee Program and free citizenship applications

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:43:45 +0000

The newly released Liberal Party of Canada’s 2019 federal election platform contains four immigration promises they will implement if Canadian voters return them to power on October 21.  Those promises are: Move forward with modest and responsible increases to immigration; Launch a “Municipal Nominee Program;” Make the Atlantic Immigration Pilot permanent; and Make applying for […]

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