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2021 Parents and Grandparents Program: Canada increases application intake

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Wish to bring your loved ones to Canada? The details of the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program are out and there’s good news for Canadians and permanent residents! Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it will accept a record number of applications. Up to 30,000 additional people will be invited to apply […]

Welcoming refugees to a brighter future in Canada

Canada announces new one-time open work permit for recent PR applicants

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If you qualified for the recently opened pathway to permanent residence in Canada, here’s an update for you. Beginning July 26, 2021, candidates will be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the results of their application, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced. On May 6, 2021, the pathway to PR was […]

To-be immigrants with a COPR can now travel to Canada

Nova Scotia’s new immigration stream targets graduates in health and child care

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Nova Scotia has its eyes set on the goal. The province has been expanding initiatives to address employment needs to strengthen its economy and population growth. In the latest efforts, the government, on June 30, launched a new immigration stream to fill labour gaps in health and child care. Nova Scotia’s new immigration stream is […]

Nova Scotia sees a growth spurt with a record number of permanent residents

To-be immigrants with a COPR can now travel to Canada

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To-be immigrants to Canada have been on a tightrope since the beginning of the pandemic. Questions such as, “Can I travel with my Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)?” and “My PR application is approved. Am I exempt from the ongoing travel restrictions?” have been on their mind. While some could travel, many others waited with […]

Ottawa conference to discuss Canada’s immigration system

Citizenship ceremony in Canada features new oath; Minister Mendicino calls it a profound moment

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The Oath of Citizenship in Canada now recognizes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis rights, and the obligation that all citizens have to uphold the treaties between the Crown and Indigenous nations. A Bill that was introduced in 2020 to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship, has received Royal Assent and is […]

Canadian winter fix: Here’s what you must know about the February chill

New immigration pathway connects Nova Scotian employers with talent in construction sector

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The Nova Scotia government has announced changes to its Occupations in Demand immigration stream to help the construction sector in the province fill labour shortages. Two new national occupation codes, NOC 7521 (heavy equipment operator; except crane operators) and NOC 7611 (construction trades helpers and labourers) have been added to the Occupations in Demand Stream, […]

Nova Scotia launches new immigration stream

New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential workers in Canada

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As Canada continues the fight against the pandemic, immigration remains critical to economic recovery by addressing labour shortages and adding growth to the workforce. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a new pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy. The focus […]

New immigration pathway connects Nova Scotian employers with talent in construction sector

Shamira Madhany on how WES is assisting students, immigrants during the pandemic

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The unprecedented pandemic situation has forced the world to change the way it functions. Going digital and working remotely is the need of the hour. In this interview with New Canadians, Shamira Madhany, Managing Director – Canada and Deputy Executive Director, World Education Services (WES), shares how the evaluation body has digitized their Educational Credential […]

WES’ new program, a solution for newcomers who don’t have access to documentation

Exceptional measures in PR application for asylum claimants who are frontline healthcare workers in Canada

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Asylum claimants across Canada, who are healthcare workers on front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, can apply for permanent residency (PR) under a temporary measure announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Under normal circumstances, asylum claimants cannot apply for PR until their claims for asylum have been accepted by the Refugee Protection Division. […]

Immediate family of Canadian citizens and PRs exempted from travel restrictions

A citizenship breakthrough for Canadian LGBTQ2+ families and couples with fertility issues

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Non-biological Canadian parents who are legal parents at a child’s birth can now pass down Canadian citizenship to their children born abroad in the first generation. The move follows a change in the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act, recognizes and celebrates the diversity of Canadian Families, announced Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  The […]

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