Coming to Canada

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...

Top 7 Most Popular Jobs for International Students in Canada

Depending on where you live, the cost of rent, groceries and transportation will vary; however, you can expect the cost of living to be higher in metropolitan cities.  Thus, many would want to...

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...

International Students in Canada Increase

In the first four months of 2019, more than 97,000 international students received permits to attend Canadian post-secondary institutions, almost 20,000 more than the same time last year. Considered...

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...

Study Abroad Is Not What It Seems

International students are a great money maker for the Canadian economy. These students contribute over $15 billion to the economy each year and support 170,000 jobs. Under current rules, foreign students with a...

Never Give Up!

October 4, 2009 is a very special day to me because that is when I landed in Canada. I was 26 years old, had worked as an architect in Vietnam and was...

Buying a House in Canada or Buying a House in Vietnam?

If you were born in an Asian country, you probably are familiar with the phrase "buy a house and build a life.” It was the advice our forefathers passed along. Over time...

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...

Open Work Permit Pilot for Inland Sponsored Spouses/Common-Law Partners

The open work permit pilot for applicants who are spouses and common-law partners in Canada (SCLPC) class, which was introduced in 2014 and was set to expire this past January, has been...

How an international student can remain staying in Canada after graduation

What a PGWP is A PGWP (Post-Graduate Work Permit) is an open work permit that allows the students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to stay and work...

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