Canada’s recent 2017 budget allotted $7.8 million over two years to fund the Global Talent Stream under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This stream is designed to support companies that need foreign talent to help and fast-track investments that create jobs and growth for Canadians. Under the stream, skilled foreign workers hired by qualifying companies […]

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Introducing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project The Federal government has just announced an exciting new pilot project for Canada’s Atlantic region.  Starting in March 2017, the four Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) will accept up to 2000 applicants and their families as new permanent residents. The program […]

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Express Entry score continues to drop The Express Entry score continues to drop.  The last draw was held on January 11, 2017.  The minimum score was 459 and 3,334 people were invited to apply for permanent residence. Canada gets a new immigration minister On January 10, 2017, John McCallum stepped down as the Minister of […]

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced several important changes to existing immigration programs. Spousal sponsorships On December 15, 2016, IRCC released detailed changes to the way spousal sponsorships would be submitted and processed in 2017. These changes include: Creating one application package to be used by all applicants instead of the two […]

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Shorter wait times for spousal reunification As part of its commitment to bring families together, the Government of Canada announced a few changes to the Parent and Grandparent Program. From January 3rd, 2017 sponsors will have 30 days to fill out an online application form expressing interest in bringing their parents or grandparents to Canada. […]

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Canada will accept 300,000 new immigrants in 2017, announced Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister, John McCallum. By increasing the number of permanent residents selected in the economic programs, the government is aiming for strengthening the Canadian middle class, supporting the economic growth and attracting investment. Immigrants play important role in the Canadian economy. As the population […]

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The Express Entry program is used to manage applications for permanent residence under the federal economic immigration programs. Express Entry offers skilled professionals an opportunity to migrate to Canada faster. The candidates are selected on their work experience, language proficiency, education, ability to settle in Canada, and employability. Find out what it is like to […]

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A new stream of the International Mobility Program (IMP) makes it easier for Canadian employers to hire French-speaking temporary workers from abroad in managerial, professional and technical/skilled trades occupations to work in francophone minority communities outside of Quebec. The stream called Mobilité Francophone exempts Canadian employers from the Labour Market Impact Assessment process (LMIA) which requires […]

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The number of immigrant entrepreneurs coming to Canada through the Start-up Visa Program is increasing. As of May 2 of this year, 51 entrepreneurs have been granted permanent resident status and about 50 more eligible candidates’ applications are in process. The Start-up Visa Program is a unique five-year pilot project aimed to attract immigrant entrepreneurs […]

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