Stay home: Travellers to Canada must quarantine for two weeks

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:12:17 +0000

Canada now has mandatory quarantine requirements for travellers who enter the country during the coronavirus pandemic. These requirements differ depending on whether or not the traveller has symptoms of COVID-19. People with symptoms are not permitted to board a plane to Canada, though they are still allowed to cross the border by land. Canada has […]

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Employer responsibilities for protecting Temporary Foreign Workers and Canadians against coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:00:38 +0000

Canadian employers are allowed to bring temporary foreign workers into the country, but they must do their part to ensure the safety of the new arrivals and Canadian residents. It is now mandatory for all travellers to Canada to undergo a 14-day self-isolation period. They may not even stop at the grocery store on their […]

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Express Entry Q1 2020: Big first quarter despite coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:16:07 +0000

There were more Express Entry candidates invited to apply for permanent residence in the first quarter of 2020 than there were in the first quarters of the two previous years. Though coronavirus is changing the Canadian immigration landscape, the year started off looking like it would be a big year for Express Entry. The 2020-2022 […]

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Renewing work and study permits without flagpoling

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:05:33 +0000

As a result of Canada’s directives aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus, foreign nationals can no longer apply for a temporary visa, such as a work permit, study permit or visitor visa, by flagpoling. Flagpoling refers to a process whereby foreign nationals inside Canada go to the Canada – US border, enter the US […]

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Agri-Food Immigration Pilot launch postponed until May

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:17:05 +0000

The launch of a new Canadian immigration pilot for foreign workers in the agri-food industry has been rescheduled as the government continues its response to coronavirus. The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is now expected to be open to applicants from May 15, 2020, until May 14, 2023. The pilot was supposed to start accepting applications on […]

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Most Ontario provincial nominations went to Express Entry candidates in 2019

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:11:39 +0000

Over half of all principal applicants who received a provincial nomination from Ontario last year were invited through one of three Express-Entry linked streams. Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream brought in the most nominations out of all Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) streams in 2019. Nearly 51 per cent of all applicants, or […]

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B.C. issues 311 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in latest draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:03:48 +0000

British Columbia held a provincial nominee program draw on March 30, inviting 311 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Candian permanent residence. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited candidates under two immigration categories: Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration. In order for candidates to be selected through the Express Entry […]

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Saskatchewan invites 205 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:50:04 +0000

Saskatchewan held a new draw inviting a total of 205 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued the invitations on March 26. Candidates did not need a job offer to be selected, however, they needed one year of work experience in an eligible occupation […]

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Manitoba issues 226 new invitations to immigration candidates in latest draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:26:19 +0000

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 226 new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held March 26. The MPNP is part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program and allows Manitoba to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates each year through a variety of streams designed to address […]

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Canada delays 2020 parents and grandparents immigration program

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:04:04 +0000

Canada is delaying the opening of its 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program due to its ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The launch of the call for expressions of interest to apply for the popular program was anticipated in the coming weeks, according to an Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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