The top immigration developments of 2022

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 19:00:13 +0000

Canada’s immigration system saw many key developments in 2022, as the country dealt with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has continued to assess Canada’s economic and societal needs through immigration—yielding new and important developments changes this year, that may have great influence on the country’s immigration system in […]

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Canada to target occupations in Express Entry draws starting in 2023

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 13:00:40 +0000

Starting in 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will use new authorities to hold Express Entry draws that invite candidates based on specific attributes rather than their overall CRS score. The expected changes to Express Entry were made possible by Bill C-19 which received Royal Assent, or passed in both houses of parliament, on […]

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Express Entry changing to targeted draws in Q1 2023

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 13:00:40 +0000

Starting in 2023, IRCC will use new authorities to hold Express Entry draws that invite candidates based on specific attributes rather than their overall CRS score. The expected changes to Express Entry were made possible by Bill C-19 which received Royal Assent, or passed in both houses of parliament, on June 23. Under the Bill, […]

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British Columbia holds latest Provincial Nomination draws as PNPs slow

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 12:00:02 +0000

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) held both a general and targeted draw on November 28th . Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The province issued 253 invitations to apply (ITAs) for general candidates, and at least 75 ITAs to targeted professions . All provinces (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) […]

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Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:00:17 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be transitioning to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system today, a change that has been in the works since the announcement on July 27. This move will cause shifts in eligibility for some of Canada’s 100+ immigration programs, including Express Entry. Discover if You […]

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Understanding and applying through specialized LMIA applications

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:00:44 +0000

As part of hiring a temporary foreign worker (TFW) in Canada—under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)—companies must submit a request for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This document is needed to hire a foreign worker and determine the impact of their hiring on the Canadian labour […]

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IRCC announces Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Expansion

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:00:56 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced an expansion to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) at a press conference in Timmins on August 26. The RNIP is an immigration pathway that works directly with select communities in rural Canada to attract global talent and fill gaps in local labour markets. The expansion includes measures such […]

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How NOC changes affect Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 12:00:50 +0000

Canada’s immigration department will switch to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system on November 16, 2022, according to the government’s website. The new NOC will change eligibility for some of Canada’s immigration programs including Express Entry. Currently, in order to be eligible for Express Entry you need work experience that falls […]

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Canada’s immigration minister confirms Express Entry draws will return to normal this Wednesday

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 16:13:28 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has just confirmed on Twitter that Express Entry draws for all programs will resume this Wednesday July 6 after a hiatus of over 18 months. Draws for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) have been on hold since December 2020. Canadian Experience Class […]

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How I succeeded as a newcomer to Canada

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:27:40 +0000

I first came to Canada almost a decade ago as an international student. My family is mainly from Kolkata, India and when I graduated university, there was an opportunity to continue my education abroad in a foreign country. My dad and I went to an Overseas Education Consultant to explore countries which offered the best […]

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