Canada extends travel restrictions again

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:37:41 +0000

Canada has extended travel restrictions until May 21, 2021 for travellers of all countries, including the U.S. The announcement was made by Canada’s Public Safety minister Bill Blair via Twitter. As cases rise and variants of concern continue to emerge across the country, we will continue to do what it takes-for as long as it […]

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A big week for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:00:45 +0000

It has been a busy week for Canadian immigration. In addition to two Express Entry draws and multiple Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws, Canada announced six new immigration streams that will offer international graduates, essential workers and French speakers a pathway to permanent residence. Canada announces 6 new immigration programs Essential workers, international student graduates and French […]

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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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More essential workers may be allowed across border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:21 +0000

The Canadian federal government is looking to consider more occupations as “essential work” in an effort to allow more workers to travel across the Canada-U.S. border during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Marc Garneau, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister. “We are specifically talking about different groups that would be potentially considered to be essential workers, that […]

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IELTS and CELPIP websites crash following announcement of new Canadian immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:35 +0000

Prospective Canadian immigrants are not able to book language tests after the two English language test providers’ websites went down due to a sudden influx of demand. Both IELTS and CELPIP reported technical difficulties yesterday, April 15, the day after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced that Canada would welcome upwards of 90,000 new immigrants through […]

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What you need to know about Canada’s new immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:26 +0000

Canada is opening up immigration pathways to essential workers, international students, and French speakers who are living in the country. Starting May 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will open the door to 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates on temporary status in Canada. There will also be three programs that will accept […]

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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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