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Canada’s existing immigration programs see important changes

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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 […]

Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, Canada’s new way to support LGBTQ refugees

Creating an Express Entry profile

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Coming to Canada can be as simple as filling out an online application. This tutorial from IRCC provides step-by-step instructions on how to create an Express Entry profile. Once individuals check their eligibility for a Permanent Residency on the IRCC website, entering the pool of candidates is the next step. For this, individuals will have to take […]

Benefits of speaking French and being bilingual in Canada

Changes to the Parent and Grandparent Program

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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. […]

First candidates selected under Express Entry become permanent residents

Canada’s 2017 immigration plan supports economic growth

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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 […]

Express Entry score continues to drop

Express Entry for skilled immigrants

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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 […]

Pilot program for immigrant entrepreneurs to be made permanent

French-speaking temporary workers encouraged to come to Canada

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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 […]

Future of Canada’s immigration system to be discussed in April

Nova Scotia’s new immigration streams

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  Nova Scotia is launching two new business immigration streams to attract entrepreneurs from abroad as well as international graduates of Canadian universities and colleges. “To grow as a province by making it easier for business to create new jobs, Nova Scotia needs more people, more investment and more entrepreneurs,” said Robert Batherson, chair of […]

New countries added for expedited refugee processing

Before you arrive in Canada

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This Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada video aimed at yet-to-arrive immigrants gives valuable tips to ease the process of settling down in Canada. Being equipped with English or French language skills, carrying education, marriage, adoption and other documents, enquiring to check whether one’s profession is regulated or not, getting international education and experience assessed to check […]

Canada’s medical inadmissibility policy amended

Nova Scotia launches new immigration stream

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The Government of Nova Scotia is launching its second new immigration stream for this year called Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry. It complements the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream that was launched in January 2015 and administered under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). Both streams use the federal government’s new intake system, Express […]

Canada’s 2017 immigration plan supports economic growth

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