New Canadian travel and border measures take effect tomorrow

After you register, your profile will be entered into a selection pool, and given a score based on your answers. Ontario will then invite candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. An EOI registration does not guarantee that you will receive an invitation to apply. The OINP will notify you or your representative if you […]

IRCC looking to tackle Express Entry backlogs before resuming FSWP and CEC invitations

A recent internal IRCC memo sheds light on why the department is not currently inviting FSWP and CEC candidates. IRCC is holding off on inviting FSWP and CEC candidates so that it can tackle its backlogs. This is revealed in an internal briefing memo that CIC News requested and successfully obtained from the department. Get a Free Canadian Immigration […]

Saskatchewan announces new immigration program

Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot Program created to support Saskatchewan’s labour market demands in key sectors. Saskatchewan announced a new immigration pilot on November 25. The Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot will allow Saskatchewan employers to recruit international talent for certain in-demand occupations. The eligible jobs under this pilot will include entry-level positions that may require on-the-job training. The […]

Canada offers free settlement services but many immigrants do not know about them

A recent government survey found that even among immigrants who do know about settlement services, about a quarter do not know how to access them. Canada’s government-funded settlement services have so far been proven to help the majority of the newcomers they serve, yet many do not know how to benefit from them. Starting even […]

Canada put their immigration applications on hold for having dependents overseas

When Arsheveer Kaur returned to Canada in May 2020, she never imagined she would be giving birth to her son without her husband by her side. Now, more than one year, Kaur and her husband, Jugraj Singh, are still separated by administrative red tape. Amid the pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has been putting some […]

Visitors in Canada continue to have access to work permits and allow residents

Canada announced that it is extending until February 28, 2022, a coronavirus-related measure allowing visitors to obtain work permits. Since August 24, 2020, temporary residents who are in Canada with valid visitor status have been able to apply for an employer-specific work permit from within Canada. This is a temporary regulatory change as normally foreign workers who are in Canada […]

Study in Canada: IRCC expands Student Direct Stream (SDS) to 7 new countries

Canada has expanded its fast-track program for international students to seven new countries. This was announced today by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The countries are: Brazil Colombia Peru Antigua and Barbuda Costa Rica Trinidad and Tobago Saint Vincent and the Grenadines The Student Direct Stream (SDS) offers expedited study permit processing to those looking to study at a […]

Ontario PNP draw invites health care and trades workers

Ontario has held its first base PNP draw after revamping its immigration intake system. Ontario held its first  Job Offer program nearly two weeks after launching its new intake system. The invited candidates have work experience in one of 23 occupations. On May 11, the Ontario Immigration Nomination Program (OINP) invited 81 candidates had profiles […]