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Express Entry draw finally resumes after a long pandemic-led dry spell

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The much-anticipated Express Entry draw, after a hiatus of over one-and-a-half years, resumed on July 6, 2022. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was a high 557 and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 1,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. This was a significant all-program draw, which also included […]

Refugees will have full health-care coverage through IFHP

Canada expands services in Europe for Ukrainians fleeing war under CUAET

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Canada has launched the new Canada Information Centre (CI Centre) in Warsaw, Poland to better support Ukrainians who wish to seek a temporary safe haven here. This announcement by Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser on May 4, 2022, highlights Canada’s ongoing efforts to grow its services in Europe for Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s […]

Canada’s medical inadmissibility policy amended

Immigration appeal: Learn about the eligibility and process

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Canada receives hundreds of thousands of immigration applications every year from people seeking to study, work or permanently live here. However, not all applications are met with a favourable outcome. If you, too, received a negative immigration decision, you might be able to challenge it with an immigration appeal. Want to learn if you are […]

Beware of scammers: Toronto Police

Canada’s Express Entry to resume in July 2022, and more immigration updates

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Canada will soon begin draws for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) under the sought-after Express Entry immigration program. The announcement by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that Canada’s Express Entry program will resume in early July of 2022 was accompanied by other critical updates […]

Canadian citizenship ceremony: what you need to know

Canadian visa hopefuls in limbo as the massive immigration backlog continues

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The Canadian government received bouquets and brickbats as it announced its grand Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 last week. While Canada’s target of welcoming 431,645 permanent residents in 2022 is exciting for new applicants, those with pending applications since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic can’t help but feel forgotten. As of earlier this month, Immigration, […]

Welcoming refugees to a brighter future in Canada

Permanent residence tracker: Canada PR applicants can now track their case status online

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Here’s the latest development in the Canadian immigration process – Canada has launched an online permanent residence application tracker for people sponsoring or being sponsored as a spouse, partner, or dependent child. The move follows last week’s announcement by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), outlining a plan to modernize Canada’s immigration system and lower […]

Ottawa conference to discuss Canada’s immigration system

How does Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program or PNP work?

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For those who would like to move to and settle in Canada, there are many immigration pathways. The Provincial Nominee Program or PNP is one of those pathways. As the name suggests, under the PNP program, Canadian provinces select prospective immigrants on the basis of their specific economic needs. Here’s some helpful information on Canada’s […]

Express Entry draw finally resumes after a long pandemic-led dry spell

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 […]

New countries added for expedited refugee processing

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 […]

Canada expands services in Europe for Ukrainians fleeing war under CUAET

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