Canada’s immigration levels are starting to slow down

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:00:30 +0000

In April 2021, Canada welcomed 21,105 new immigrants, the lowest monthly count since the start of the year. This new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data show that despite a strong start to the year, Canada has been losing momentum over the past two months. In January 2021, Canada welcomed 24,680 new immigrants followed […]

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Canada’s TV and film sector booming amid pandemic

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:00:40 +0000

Canada has been welcoming television (TV) and film personnel ever since the industry reopened last summer— and now it’s booming. In Ontario alone, there are 87 major productions taking place, according to the Directors Guild of Canada. These include TV series such as Locke and Key, Chucky, See and Star Trek. The industry has been allowed to flourish amid the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Expedited work permits under CUKTCA

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 16:49:07 +0000

U.K. nationals are now able to apply for expedited work permits to work in Canada. The post-Brexit trade agreement between Canada and the U.K. came into effect on April 1, 2021. U.K. nationals who were previously covered under CETA are now eligible for work permits under CUKTCA, which stands for the Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement. These […]

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Many U.S. employers look to expand to Canada for more access to talent

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 22 May 2021 09:00:12 +0000

The majority of U.S. employers in a recent survey said they are either considering expanding to Canada or have already set up shop. There are a number of reasons U.S. employers express interest in opening locations north of the border. Envoy Global, a U.S. immigration services provider, surveyed 500 human resource professionals and hiring managers […]

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Canada is still on pace to welcome 401,000 new immigrants in 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 14:27:56 +0000

Canada landed 22,425 new permanent residents in March 2021. Data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) earlier this week shows the country welcomed over 70,000 new immigrants in the first quarter of this year. This Q1 2021 figure is well above the 30,000-40,000 newcomers Canada had been landing per quarter since the start […]

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Immigration Canada provides processing timelines during COVID

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 09:00:03 +0000

Canada’s immigration department recently updated its processing timelines to reflect its operational capacity during the pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says on its website that people who are trying to access immigration services may experience processing delays, due to COVID-19. The department is prioritizing applications from people who are exempt from travel restrictions. […]

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Immigrate to Canada as a French speaker

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 09:00:10 +0000

For several years, the Government of Canada has been stepping up its efforts to attract Francophone immigrants to communities outside Quebec. These efforts are driven by declines in francophone populations across the country and the importance of ensuring their survival and reversing a trend that is threatening the very fabric of Canada’s linguistic duality—consisting of […]

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IEC pools for certain countries opening for 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:41:29 +0000

Canada will be opening up the International Experience Canada (IEC) pool for certain countries on March 1. Those who are selected will be eligible to work in Canada. IEC is open to young adults who are citizens of foreign countries which have reciprocal agreements with Canada. The eligible age range depends on the country, but […]

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Up to 52,000 people eligible for new 18-month Canadian work permit

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:39 +0000

The Canadian government has a new policy in place to help former international students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while living in Canada. Since January 27, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been accepting applications from Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) holders who have seen their permits expire or their permits are about […]

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The top 5 Canadian immigration stories of 2020

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 19:03:41 +0000

2020 has been quite the year. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world, but there is plenty of reason for hope. Numerous coronavirus vaccines have been developed and vaccination campaigns are underway around the world including here in Canada. Explore your Canadian immigration options The start of the year was largely uneventful for […]

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