Latest News!Canada increases target to 432,000 immigrants in 2022

IRCC has just announced Canadian Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024. Canada is increasing its immigration targets yet again. It will look to welcome 431,645 new immigrants this year instead of its initial plan to welcome 411,000 immigrants. Over the coming three years, Canada will target the following number of new immigrants: 2022: 431,645 permanent residents 2023: […]

COVID-19 – entering Canada (latest requirements update)

Effective January 15, 2022, Travellers are eligible to enter or return to Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller. To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must: have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, Or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines Or at least 1 […]

Over 200 Afghan refugees arrived in Vancouver on the night of Jan. 18, 2022

The Canadian government remains committed to resettle 40,000 Afghan nationals in provinces, territories across the country. It was announced that over 200 Afghan refugees landed in Vancouver last night, January 18, 2022. This is the largest flight of Afghan nationals to arrive in British Columbia to date. Approximately 161 of them will start their new […]

Higher immigration is part of Canada’s COVID recovery plan

Canadian government’s Economic and Fiscal Update notes higher immigration is part of COVID recovery plan. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the Canadian government’s Economic and Fiscal Update in Parliament the evening of December 14. Freeland noted “Immigration is another important driver of economic growth and a Canadian competitive advantage. Our government is committed to bringing […]

Latest Adjustments to Canada’s border measures

1. Eliminating COVID-19 testing for air and land crossings of less than 72 hours Effective November 30, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada, who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada are exempt from providing a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result. This exemption is only for trips originating […]

The CICC (College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants) officially opens.

On November 23, 2021, the CICC (College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants) officially opens. The previous regulator, the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council), to continue as the new College-CICC. The CICC is now the official regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants across the country. All paid consultants must be licensed by the CICC […]

European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked?

Written by Audrey Macklin Original Source is available at: When political parties across the world complain about their own country’s “inefficient” way of coping with immigration, they frequently refer to us in Canada. The “points system” of selecting permanent immigrants according to their human capital – as calculated according to age, education, occupation, language ability and optional job […]

Canada faces dramatic drop in citizenship, prompting concerns about disengaged immigrants

New rules and fees appear to be raising barriers to becoming Canadian, with rates dropping from 79% to 26% between 2000 and 2008 newcomers. Written By: Nicholas Keung on Mar 24 2015 Original Source is available at: The percentage of immigrants who become citizens has been dropping dramatically in recent years — from 79 per cent to 26 […]

Study to assess trade qualifications underway

March 14, 2015 Project will help clear the way for skilled British and Irish tradespeople to work in Canada London, March 14, 2014 — A new international study that will help British and Irish trained tradespeople assess their skills against Canadian criteria is being supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Employment and Social Development Minister […]