Analysis: Canada’s provinces are seeking a new deal on immigration

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000

On July 28, 2022, the Government of Saskatchewan released a statement that it is seeking greater control over its immigration system. The statement came on the same day Saskatchewan’s immigration minister Jeremy Harrison attended a meeting in New Brunswick with the rest of Canada’s immigration ministers, including his federal counterpart, Sean Fraser. Discover if You […]

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IRCC has approved new language test for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 21:30:48 +0000

IRCC has recently approved the designation-in-principle of a new language test for economic class immigration applicants. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) anticipates the test will be implemented by early to mid-2023. The name of the new language test was redacted in a May 10 briefing note obtained by CIC News through an access to […]

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A look at international tuition fee exemptions in Quebec

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 17:00:50 +0000

To encourage international students to undertake post-secondary studies in the province, Quebec offers special international tuition exemptions for students coming from abroad. In general, international students who come to Quebec on a study permit to attend a public college and obtain a degree must pay tuition fees specific to international students. These fees vary from […]

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Canada’s immigration pathways for tech talent

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:00:24 +0000

Canada’s tech sector is booming, and industry growth is expected to continue outpacing the number of skilled tech workers in the Canadian labour force. This growth comes from a mix of startups and large companies, such as Google and Amazon, investing more money and growing their businesses in Canada. This investment is a core piece […]

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How to move to Canada from the U.S. in 2022

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:29:29 +0000

American residents looking to move to Canada have more than 100 immigration pathways to choose from. Canadians are generally welcoming to immigrants. Due to demographic factors such as a shrinking labour force and a low natural birth rate, the government looks to immigration to help grow the Canadian population. Each year, about 1% of Canada’s […]

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Will Canada welcome over 500,000 new immigrants per year?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:00:14 +0000

Minister Sean Fraser believes Canada’s immigration levels will surpass 500,000 per year “sooner rather than later”, but the minister cautioned that future increases must be done in a careful manner that supports the needs of communities across the country. The immigration minister was in Toronto last week to speak at Collision, a global technology conference. […]

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Immigration Minister: Applicants can soon expect normal service standards

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:00:29 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser believes meaningful steps are being taken to get the immigration system back on track. Fraser acknowledged ongoing application processing and client experience challenges when he sat down with CIC News for an exclusive interview in Toronto earlier this week. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Immigration Minister: Applicants […]

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How CSQ holders can extend their stay in Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:00:01 +0000

Foreign nationals selected by Quebec under its Regular Skilled Worker Program and its Quebec Experience Program who currently reside in the province may be able to have their work permits extended without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If you are working in Quebec and holding a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), you need to […]

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Private Quebec college graduates no longer eligible for PGWP starting September 2023

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:55:41 +0000

Graduates of unsubsidized private learning institutions in Quebec will no longer be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) starting September 1, 2023. The measure is intended to protect the integrity of the international student program in Quebec, according to the federal government. In recent years, investigations by journalists and the Quebec’s Ministry of Higher […]

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Quebec adds dozens of jobs to 2022 facilitated LMIA process list

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:00:39 +0000

Quebec has published an updated version of the list of high-demand jobs for which the process of hiring temporary foreign workers is made easier. The procedure for Quebec employers seeking to hire foreign skilled workers is different from the procedures for employers in the rest of Canada. Quebec employers hiring temporary foreign workers under the […]

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