Immigration programs for international student grads in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 09:00:31 +0000

You have a number of options to stay in Canada after you graduate. Having a Canadian credential plus domestic work experience makes you a prime candidate for several immigration programs. There are some streams that just require a credential, such as a master’s or PhD, but having Canadian work experience or a job offer opens […]

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How to apply for permanent residence if you live in Quebec

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 11:00:07 +0000

The month of April saw an important number of new immigration-related announcements from both the federal and Quebec governments. The most significant announcement was made on April 14, 2021, by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, who stated that temporary foreign workers in essential services and Canadian graduates already in the country will have access to a […]

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Express Entry: CRS 400 for CEC candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 17:16:21 +0000

Canada invited another 6,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 29. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates with scores of at least 400, and whom may be eligible for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class. This is the second lowest score ever for a CEC-specific draw. As per […]

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Express Entry CRS drops to 417 as IRCC invites 6,000 candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:47:34 +0000

Canada held a new Express Entry draw, inviting candidates who had scores of at least 417 points on Friday April 16, 2021. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 6,000 Canadian Experience Class candidates to apply for permanent residence in the new invitation round. IRCC issued 1,000 more invitations compared to the previous CEC-only draw […]

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Quebec commits $246 million to help attract and integrate immigrants

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:00:50 +0000

Quebec’s new budget includes a significant increase in immigration spending to stimulate economic recovery. Quebec Finance Minister, Eric Girard, tabled the 2021-2022 provincial budget on March 25. This new budget provides an additional $246 million over the next three years to help the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) increase its […]

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Express Entry: CRS drops to 432 in new CEC draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:25:56 +0000

This is no April Fools joke— Canada invited 5,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 1. Invited candidates needed to be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and have a score of at least 432 in order to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), 17 points less than the previous CEC-only […]

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Express Entry: 284 PNP candidates invited in new draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:57:14 +0000

Canada held a new Express Entry draw on March 31, inviting 284 hopeful new immigrants to apply for permanent residence. Invited candidates needed to have a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). For this reason, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff score was 778. The new score […]

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How to get a job in Canada as a newcomer

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 09:00:45 +0000

New job opportunities await! If you’re ready to call Canada home, then finding a suitable job for your experience and passions should be your next step. If you are new to the area, gaining employment might look a little different than what you are used to. The pandemic has made searching for a job more […]

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How to manage your finances as a newcomer

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:00:51 +0000

If you’ve recently moved to Canada or plan to move here, you’ll need to get your Canadian finances in order. This will help you get settled into your new life and do things like pay rent, get a debit card and a credit card, transfer money, deposit cheques, buy groceries, and other necessities. Depending on […]

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Humanitarian and compassionate considerations for immigration to Canada

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2021 09:00:54 +0000

Canada’s immigration system, by its very nature, is forced to reconcile many differing values and aspirations. For example, the system attempts to mediate between providing both consistency and certainty on one (metaphorical) hand, but also flexibility and fairness on the other.   The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is the main statute governing immigration to […]

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