Immigration

Canada Announces New Pathway to Residency For 90,0000 Essential Workers and Graduates

Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Canada is planning to recruit 90,000 essential industry employees and international graduates currently in Canada, to become permanent residents. The new policy will grant...

Government of Canada Reveals New Immigration Priorities

Immigration will remain the centerpiece of Canada's economy and society. This was emphasized by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the new additional mandate he provided to Immigration Minister Marco...

Immigration Lottery Winners Can Formally Apply to Sponsor Parents, Grandparents

Immigrants hoping to bring their parents or grandparents to permanently live in Canada will soon find out if they are lucky enough to win a coveted spot through the lottery process to reunite...

Canada is refusing asylum seekers at the border, then changing its mind

Like thousands of others who have applied for asylum in Canada in recent years, Apollinaire Nduwimana entered the country at Roxham Road, an unofficial border between New York and Quebec.

The Canadian aerospace industry reaches for the stars

Manufacturing is the second largest industry in Canada, accounting for around 10 per cent of the country’s GDP according to Statistics Canada. Many products are manufactured in Canada, but the area that...

The Government of Canada announces details for opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

A popular immigration program that allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents or grandparents to come back to Canada will be returning to the lottery system. Federal...

Proposed program to give Canadian permanent residency to asylum seekers working in health care

The federal government is working on a special program that would grant Canadian permanent residency to asylum seekers who have worked in the health care roles during the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

Canada Exempts Essential Temporary Foreign Workers from Giving Oversea Biometrics

In order to come to Canada, some applications, like work permits, require applicants to give their biometrics. Usually, this is done by going to the nearest visa application centre (VAC) or biometrics collection...

Labour Market Impact Assessments: Increased Median Wages for 2020 Temporary Foreign Worker Program and COVID-19 Measures in Canada

When Canadian employers hire workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), they are required to meet certain standards. To ensure that they have a skill gap that cannot be filled by a...

Immigration announcements for June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty as businesses and agencies have had to adapt or suspend operations to comply with health and travel restrictions. As the Canadian government continues to...

English language skill test options amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

International students planning to study at a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI) must meet several admission requirements. Although each DLI has its requirements, most assess applicants’ transcripts, professional backgrounds, motivation letters, academic and...

Applications to the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot are now open

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on May 15, 2020, that they would now be accepting applications to the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot program which will admit up to 2,750 principal applicants and...

Canada’s Immigration Minister shares new updates to immigration after the pandemic

In an online Q&A session on Tuesday May 5, Canada’s Minister Marco Mendicino answered questions and shared details regarding the future of immigration in the country following the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Canada’s New International Strategy for 2019-2024

The new international education strategy entitled “Building on Success: Canada’s International Education Strategy (2019-2024) was announced this year in August and will be effective until August 2024. The plan commits $147.9 million...

The Canadian Federal Election in October

Immigration can be a contentious issue. The coming election will determine Canada’s governing party for the next four years which could bring changes to Canada’s current immigration policies. Two main parties dominate...

Temporary resident permits issued to victims of family violence

Out-of-status immigrants in Canada who suffer from domestic violence are now able to apply for a fee-exempt temporary resident permit. On July 26, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced...

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