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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Immigrate to Canada from Nigeria with these immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 07:00:48 +0000

Every year thousands of Nigerians immigrate to Canada, and the numbers have been growing in recent years. In 2019, about 12,595 Nigerians got Canadian permanent residence, and about 11,985 pursued their education in Canada. This is up considerably from the 4,090 who came to Canada in 2015. There were about 42,430 Nigerians living in Canada […]

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How to sponsor your partner for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Kara Crudo| Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 10:00:26 +0000

Canada is aiming to expedite the processing of 18,000 spousal sponsorship applications by the end of this year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made this significant announcement on Thursday, outlining the innovative steps it is taking to try and reunite loved ones as quickly as possible. Looking to sponsor your spouse? Complete this form […]

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Canada to speed up spousal sponsorship application processing

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:48:20 +0000

Canada is seeking to process and finalize 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications each month between October and December 2020. This major news has just been announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). IRCC has increased the number of staff that will review spousal sponsorship applications by 66 per cent in order to reduce wait times […]

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New Brunswick’s provincial government aims to increase immigration

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:00:38 +0000

New Brunswick could benefit from an increase in the number of newcomers over the next three years as a result of policies proposed by the Progressive Conservative Party. New Brunswickers re-elected the Progressive Conservative government on Monday, September 14. During the election campaign, the incumbent premier, Blaine Higgs, pledged to continue his government’s five-year action […]

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What Canada’s throne speech means for immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:22:22 +0000

The Canadian government has emphasized that welcoming immigrants will remain a key priority in the new session of Parliament. Every new session of Parliament starts with a speech from the throne, which outlines the government’s goals. Canada’s Governor General, Julie Payette, delivered the speech on September 23 to formally open the second session of the […]

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Biometrics no longer required for some Canadian immigration applicants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:57:40 +0000

Canada no longer requires permanent residence applicants to provide their biometric information as long as they have submitted their biometrics in another application within the last ten years.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has previously taken special measures due to the coronavirus pandemic such as allowing delays for biometric submissions if applicants are unable to submit them.  It is unknown as […]

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Chocolatier and medical student among Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:07:29 +0000

Immigrant entrepreneurs, activists, and academics across Canada have been recognized for their contributions to the country in a nation-wide immigrant awards program. The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards acknowledges the achievements of immigrants across the country. The winners are selected by a combination of online voting, and a team of judges. “We’ve had a […]

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Canadians call for faster family reunification

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:00:02 +0000

Protesters once again took to the streets across Canada this past weekend, calling on the government to address delays in spousal and family sponsorship applications. Foreign spouses and common-law partners of Canadians are exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions, however, many couples are finding that they cannot even get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for their […]

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Canadian immigration options for tech talent

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:00:16 +0000

Canada is open to tech talent. A recent U.S. media report by CGTN America sheds light on Canada’s emergence as a destination of choice for tech workers from around the world amid immigration restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. Indeed, Canada has made a concerted effort to attract more workers to its shores to feed […]

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