2023: A preview of Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2022 14:00:05 +0000

The most recent census revealed that immigrants now make up their largest-ever share of Canada’s total population (23%), besting a record that had previously been set 100 years ago. Heading into 2023, the Canadian government seems steadfast in its continued commitment to immigration and welcoming newcomers to this country. Canada hopes that heightened immigration will […]

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A summary of IRCC’s 2022 International Experience Canada research study

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2022 13:00:33 +0000

In March 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a public opinion research report surrounding the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. This report compiled the opinions of over 2,500 Canadian youth and over 1,000 Canadian parents (acquired through a quantitative survey), plus an additional 108 youth and 39 parents questioned via bulletin board to […]

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International Experience Canada to increase program capacity by 20%

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 21:51:58 +0000

Canada’s government will be expanding the applicant pool for the upcoming year of its International Experience Canada (IEC) program. They announced a program opening date of January 9, 2023, at a press conference in Banff, Alberta today. The IEC program allows youth between the ages of 18 and 35 years living in any of Canada’s […]

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How a spousal open work permit can allow you to work in Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:00:50 +0000

Spousal sponsorship is an integral component of Canada’s family class immigration efforts, as Canada places a big emphasis on keeping loved ones together in this country. The larger category of spousal sponsorship breaks down into two similar but still distinct sub-sections — inland spousal sponsorship and outland spousal sponsorship. Understanding the different kinds of spousal […]

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Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:00:17 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be transitioning to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system today, a change that has been in the works since the announcement on July 27. This move will cause shifts in eligibility for some of Canada’s 100+ immigration programs, including Express Entry. Discover if You […]

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How to navigate the Canadian healthcare system

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 14:49:12 +0000

There’s a lot to think about when you’re moving to Canada. You have to find a job, a place to live, and figure out where your kids will go to school. You’ll also need a basic understanding of the Canadian healthcare system so that you and your family are properly covered when you arrive. We […]

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Annual immigration report highlights IRCC’s pandemic recovery effort

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 13:00:03 +0000

The government of Canada has released its Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration for 2022. The report summarizes the previous years’ worth of developments in Canada’s immigration sector across all lines of business. It is released along with Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan, the official immigration targets that will act as a guideline for Immigration, Refugees […]

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The top 5 banking challenges for newcomers — and what to do about them

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 14:56:01 +0000

Moving to a new country is a big undertaking. It’s not surprising that it comes with unique financial challenges. At Scotiabank, it’s important for us to help newcomers get settled — financially and otherwise. So, we conducted a study to better understand the types of financial challenges newcomers face when they move to Canada. What […]

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Join the Jobs Boom: Northwestern Ontario is the next mining powerhouse

Credit to Author: Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission| Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:30:31 +0000

As a regional exploration hub, mining is big business in Thunder Bay. Approximately 850 Thunder Bay residents work at mines, and 400 Thunder Bay mine service and supply companies support mining. In recent years, new discoveries and a strong metals market have driven interest in exploration and mining in Northwestern Ontario. Similar in size to […]

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How to get maintained status in Canada

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 12:00:28 +0000

Under Canadian immigration law, all temporary residents have an automatically imposed condition that they are required to leave Canada after their work permit expires. There is, however, section 181 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) which states that temporary residents can apply to extend their authorized period of stay as long as they […]

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