Immigrants and international students grew Canada’s population in Q1 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 09:00:44 +0000

In the first quarter of 2021, Canada’s population grew at the fastest rate since the pandemic began. The population rebounded thanks to the recovery of pre-pandemic immigration levels, and the return of international students, according to a recent RBC report. Immigration raised Canada’s population by 82,000 in the first quarter. The federal government’s push to encourage […]

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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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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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New online portal expedites permanent residence landings

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2020 09:00:05 +0000

Canada can now confirm permanent resident status without in-person interviews through a new portal, for most cases. The new system was implemented as part of a coronavirus measure. Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, has said the new process has greatly reduced the time it takes to land new permanent residents. The portal allows new permanent […]

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New immigration measures to support Lebanon

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:58 +0000

Canada has announced additional facilitative measures to support those affected by the situation in Beirut, Lebanon.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Lebanon wishing to return to Canada may receive priority processing if they require travel documents such as a permanent resident travel document (PRTD), or a Canadian passport.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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Canada offers immigration support to Lebanon

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 00:00:32 +0000

Canada is establishing an immigration task force in support of Lebanon. Canada’s Minister of Immigration and the Minister of Foreign Affairs issued a statement indicating that the task force will assist those affected by last week’s tragic events in Beirut. The purpose of the task force is to “support the delivery of consular services, and […]

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Holders of expired COPR and PR visas may travel to Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:59:42 +0000

Canada’s immigration department has issued new guidelines for holders of expired permanent residence visas. Individuals who are in possession of Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) but whose documents have now expired will be allowed into Canada. Canada has implemented different policies for expired visa holders depending on whether they are […]

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Canada to welcome up to 390,000 immigrants in 2022

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:33:26 +0000

Canada will welcome more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years. This was unveiled today in the federal government’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada continues its approach to gradually increase immigration levels. This is likely to give stakeholders time to adequately plan to support a larger population. Whereas Canada welcomed 320,000 […]

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Expert advice to Canadian employers: Five tips to hire a foreign worker when a Canadian is not available

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:55:14 +0000

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and a temporary work permit must be obtained before a foreign national can begin working for a Canadian employer under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The TFWP allows Canadian employers to address genuine labour shortages that have been corroborated by the federal government. LMIAs confirm that an employer has taken the required […]

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A look ahead: Forecasting Canada’s immigration outlook and disruptors between 2020-2029

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:57:28 +0000

The past decade was among the most eventful in Canadian immigration history. It saw a significant increase in Canada’s levels of permanent residents, international students, and foreign workers. The complete revamping of Canada’s economic class program was among other major transformations that also impacted the country’s family and refugee class programs. It is expected that […]

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