Analysis: Factors that may affect Express Entry CRS scores

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 12:00:08 +0000

Canada has resumed all-program Express Entry draws as of July 6. Since then, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in each draw has grown by 250 each week, causing the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirements to go down. That being said, score cutoffs are still quite high. The most recent Express Entry […]

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Canada opens new PR pathway for overseas family members of air disasters

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 12:00:45 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created a new permanent residency program for families of the Canadian victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. The new permanent residency pathway applies to those who wish to come to Canada to settle and support members of their family who lost their […]

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Why more newcomers to Canada are choosing Thunder Bay

Credit to Author: Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:00:47 +0000

The lower cost of living is what attracts many newcomers to Thunder Bay. Although still an urban area with many amenities that you can expect in a larger city, Thunder Bay is a very affordable place to live when compared to larger cities like Toronto or Vancouver. Thunder Bay is ranked by RE/MAX as one […]

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Immigration minister discusses new PR pathway for temporary residents

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:00:28 +0000

Details are still scant on the new immigration pathway for temporary residents, however, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser updated CIC News on the current policy considerations. “The challenge that I’m wrestling with right now is that we have more people coming on a temporary basis than we may have spaces for in our immigration levels plan,” […]

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Immigration Minister Sean Fraser discusses Express Entry reforms

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:00:25 +0000

The Canadian government is on track to pass a bill that would allow the immigration minister to invite Express Entry candidates based on an economic goal. Bill C-19 is currently in consideration with the Senate. If passed, it will give the minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) the authority to invite Express Entry […]

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New Canadian immigration program in the works

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:04:14 +0000

Canada is working on a new fast-track immigration program for temporary foreign workers and international students. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser told CBC News the new program will be a permanent pathway for temporary residents. It will be similar but not identical to the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) program which opened the door to […]

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How to Immigrate to Canada using the Federal Skilled Trades Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:00:37 +0000

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is an economic immigration pathway under the Express Entry system. It was created to address the shortage of skilled trades workers in Canada as the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age. This, combined with Canada’s low birth rate, means there are not enough skilled trades workers in Canada to […]

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How to get permanent residence with the Canadian Experience Class

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 31 May 2022 17:00:06 +0000

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a popular option for temporary foreign workers and international graduates who want to become permanent residents of Canada. It is one of three economic class immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system. What is the CEC? The CEC was developed to streamline the path to permanent resident status […]

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IRCC’s application backlog grows beyond 2.1 million people

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 10 May 2022 10:52:03 +0000

Canada’s immigration backlog has grown beyond 2.1 million across all lines of business as of April 29, according to the latest Canadian government data obtained via email by CIC News. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s backlog has progressed as follows since last summer: April 30-May 2, 2022: 2,130,385 persons April 11-12, 2022: 2,031,589 persons […]

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