Canadian immigration: 15,000 newcomers arrived in November 2020

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:00:21 +0000

For the third month in a row, Canada welcomed around 15,000 new immigrants in November 2020, about the same total as in October and September. The latest Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data shows that the country welcomed 15,300 new permanent residents this past November. While this figure is an improvement from previous months, […]

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Should I enter the Express Entry pool if I have a low CRS?

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:00:35 +0000

Are you among those with a low CRS score who feel it may not be worthwhile to submit an Express Entry profile? You may have been following recent rounds of invitations and see that most candidates who received an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada through recent draws scored above 460 on the […]

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PGP 2020: Canada completes the process of sending out invitations

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 23:11:26 +0000

All invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program have now been sent out by the Government of Canada. The invitations were sent out to potential sponsors of parents and grandparents who had submitted an Interest to Sponsor form during the 2020 application window. About two weeks ago, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada […]

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COVID-19 screening pilot project launched at Canada’s largest airport

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Ontario is now offering free, voluntary COVID-19 testing to international travellers arriving and staying in the province for at least 14 days. The announcement was made at Pearson Airport, Canada’s leading airport, by Premier Doug Ford. The pilot project introduced by the Government of Ontario started January 6 and aims to quickly identify and stop […]

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What to expect from the Parents and Grandparents Program in 2021

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 10:00:03 +0000

Canadians and permanent residents who submitted interest to sponsor forms for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in 2020 are currently receiving invitations from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Earlier this week, IRCC held its PGP 2020 lottery and will be issuing invitations over a 10-day period. Candidates were able to submit their interest […]

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International students unable to meet Canadian work experience requirement get another chance

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:13:31 +0000

International students who have not been able to meet the Canadian work experience requirements of their PGWP will be able to apply for a new one. The Toronto Star is reporting that a new policy will be launched today, January 8, 2021, by the Government of Canada that will allow international students with an expired […]

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Trump extends freeze on some work visas

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:56:18 +0000

U.S. President Donald Trump is extending a moratorium on temporary work visas for tech and other occupations. With just weeks left in his presidency, Trump extended the previous immigration freeze until March 31, 2021. This means hundreds of thousands of foreigners workers will not be able to get visas to enter the U.S. The proclamation […]

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IRCC no longer accepting ready to travel webforms from expired COPR holders

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:00:24 +0000

Expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders have been advised not to use the webform to contact the immigration department, according to a government media release issued on January 5. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada‘s (IRCC) new program delivery update says that expired COPR holders who are ready to travel to Canada should no longer […]

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Canada holds 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program immigration lottery

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 19:53:22 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held its 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) lottery. The lottery was set to take place by the end of 2020, but was delayed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, among other reasons, according to IRCC. Those who have been drawn from the lottery have 60 days to […]

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Immigration au Canada: Invitations lancées dans le cadre du Programme des PGP 2020

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 19:53:07 +0000

Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC) a organisé la loterie dans le cadre du Programme de parrainage des parents et grands-parents 2020 (Programme des PGP). La loterie devait avoir lieu avant la fin de 2020, mais elle a été reportée en raison de la pandémie mondiale de la COVID-19, entre autres raisons, selon IRCC. Ceux […]

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