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 […]

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Canada expands list of countries with entry prohibitions

To address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern, Canada expanded the list of countries with entry prohibitions originally announced on November 26, 2021, to include Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi. Effective 2021-12-01, foreign nationals who have been in any of these countries within the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Canada: Botswana Egypt; Eswatini; […]

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Canada launched new initiative to protect vulnerable women and girls in central America

launch a new initiative to empower and protect women and girls in the countries in the northern part of Central America. With a commitment of $10 million over the next 4 years, Canada will work with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to assist women and girls affected […]

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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 […]

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PR Pathways for Hong Kong residents

There are 2 streams for HK residents to apply for permanent residence: Stream A: In-Canada graduates Stream B: Canadian work experience This pathway will be in effect from June 1, 2021, to August 31, 2026. Stream A: In Canada graduates Requirements: hold a valid passport issued by one of the following: Hong Kong Special Administrative […]

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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 […]

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Latest New: Canada, U.S. reach agreement to support refugees’ travel to safety

Canada’s program to receive and resettle Afghan refugees has begun a new phase. In the first phase of the operation, Canada has evacuated some 3,700 people from Afghanistan – most of them refugees who support Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan and who will soon begin a new life in Canada. As Canada begins the second phase […]

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Good News: Canada Extends Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement to 2022

On August 12, 2021, the IRCC announced the extension of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement until July 31, 2022. it allows the provincial government to nominate Canadians who will help grow Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy and population, and meet both federal and provincial immigration objectives. The agreement complements the Atlantic Growth Strategy, which includes […]

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TR to PR pathway applicants can now apply for open work permit

IRCC announced that, beginning July 26, 2021, individuals who have applied for the recently opened pathway to permanent residence (TR to PR) will be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the results of their application. to be eligible for this one-time open work permit, applicants must have successfully submitted an application under one of the […]

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Important! the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program will open soon

IRCC announced that they will invite a record number of people to apply under the 2021 intake of the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program. IRCC will accept up to 30,000 additional applications. IRCC will use the same random selection process as used in previous years, and will send invitations to potential sponsors who have already […]

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