Sean Fraser tables strategy for temporary residents who want to become Canadian permanent residents

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:26:58 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has tabled a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for international students and temporary foreign workers. On September 20 during routine proceedings, Fraser tabled a strategy to expand transitions to permanent residence for foreign workers and international students with significant work experience in sectors with persistent labour shortages. The documents […]

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Shadow minister expects Sean Fraser to present plan for temporary residents when Canadian Parliament resumes

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:00:51 +0000

A parliamentary motion called for Immigration Minister Sean Fraser to publish a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for temporary residents. On May 11, Fraser was given 120 days to respond, a deadline which falls outside of the House of Commons’ sitting calendar. The Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Jasraj […]

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Entering Canada with a felony conviction

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:00:33 +0000

Anyone trying to enter Canada with a felony conviction on their criminal record may be surprised to learn that they might be considered inadmissible. This can be true for residents of any country who would like to immigrate to Canada or even just visit several years post-conviction. However, in some circumstances it may be possible […]

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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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Filling gaps in the Canadian labour market with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:00:21 +0000

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a program intended to help Canadian employers find workers with highly specialized skills when they are unable to find the appropriate skill set among Canadians or permanent residents. Why does Canada have a TFWP? TFWP is designed to fill gaps in the Canadian labour market. These shortages happen […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog jumps to 2.4 million persons

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:26:37 +0000

IRCC’s backlog has grown to 2.4 million persons. The backlog has grown by 257,499 persons over the past month, largely due to a significant increase in temporary residence applications. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The citizenship inventory stands at 394,664 applications as of June 1, 2022. The permanent residence inventory stands at […]

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Canada providing charter flights to facilitate the arrival of Ukrainian refugees

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 14:30:16 +0000

Over the next few weeks, Ukrainians who have been approved under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET)  and their family members will have access to chartered flights to Canada. Those who have obtained their visa to come to Canada under the CUAET will receive an email from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with details […]

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IRCC updates processing times tool to provide more accurate information

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:59:57 +0000

On March 31, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced major updates to the government’s online processing times tool.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients can now see more accurate estimates of how long it will take to process their application.  Most permanent resident and citizenship services will now use dynamic processing times. New calculations will […]

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Hong Kong immigration to Canada is booming

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:59:00 +0000

Canada is enjoying a resurgence in immigration from Hong Kong. CIC News obtained new data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) showing a 50 per cent jump in Hong Kong permanent residence landings and four-fold increase in study and work permit applications compared to pre-pandemic levels. Hong Kong was the number one source of […]

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What you need to know about life in Canada as an international student

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 14:00:00 +0000

Whether you’re considering coming to Canada as an international student or you’ve already been accepted and are currently planning your move, you’re likely curious about life in Canada as a student. From how to get a study permit to suggestions on ways to make friends once you arrive, we have you covered. Here are the […]

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