Immigration

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...

Did You Know the Latest Updates in The OINP July 2019?

Express Entry stream - Notifications of Interest by Targeted Occupations  On May 31, 2019, The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who qualify...

Interim Pathway for Caregivers Has Reopened to New Applications

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers has been opened for 3 months, from July 8, 2019 to October 8, 2019. This pathway is a limited time pathway to permanent for qualified in-home caregivers and...

Canada offers a 3-year permanent residence pilot to eligible agri-food workers

Currently, migrant farm workers come to Canada holding a limited-term work permit under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program without any chances to get the PR. In early 2020, the experienced and non-seasonal...

Requirements for Sponsorship under Family Class Category of Canadian immigration

Family reunification is a core immigration priority for the Government of Canada. Through the Family Class category, Canadian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor close family members including spouse/common- law...

Immigration the Main Driver of Population Growth

The Canadian population grew by more than half a million in 2018 and 80 per cent were immigrants. According to Statistics Canada, of the 528,421 individuals, 425,245 were new immigrants or temporary residents....

Updates to Canadian Immigration Policies in 2019

Canada receives more than 200,000 immigrants and refugees each year. Official data shows there are more than 170,000 Vietnamese living in Canada. Each year Vietnamese people migrate to Canada for one of...

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