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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 […]

Canada’s 2017 immigration plan supports economic growth

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 […]

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Canada welcomes 108,000 permanent residents; surpasses goal for Q1 2022

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that a record number of PR applications – more than the original goal of 147,000 – were processed in the first quarter of this year. The result? Canada welcomed more than 108000 permanent residents by March 31, 2022. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser also announced updates to IRCC’s […]

Proposed new citizenship oath recognizes Indigenous rights

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 […]

On the airwaves with Immigrants of Toronto

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. […]

More families may stay together in Canada with increase to dependent child age

Canada to welcome 1,000,000 immigrants over the next 3 years

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Canada’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan aims at increasing the number of permanent residents admitted to the country, and as many as 1,000,000 immigrants are expected in the next three years. The proposed plan targets an increase of 10,000 each year: from 341,000 in 2020 to 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022. Minister of Immigration, […]

Canada’s existing immigration programs see important changes

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

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Of late, Nova Scotia has made great strides in attracting immigrants in order to grow its population and strengthen the province’s economy and communities. In 2019, it welcomed 7,580 new permanent residents, almost 27% more than its previous record of 5,970 in 2018.  “Our immigration growth is something to celebrate. We plan, support and invest […]

2021 Parents and Grandparents Program: Canada increases application intake

2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

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Much like the previous years, new Canadians interested in sponsoring a parent or grandparent to the country were eyeing January as the month when the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program would reopen. However, it has been announced that the reopening of this program has been postponed until Ministerial Instructions are issued. This is to ensure […]

Faster than ever, more sponsored couples are being reunited

More families may stay together in Canada with increase to dependent child age

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For many of us, family means security and support. Of course that means that for some who are immigrating to a new country, keeping their families together is more important than ever. More families now may be able to stay united due to Canada’s announced changes to the maximum age of a dependent child. The […]

Your guide to New Canadians’ relaunched website

Canada eliminates conditional permanent residence for spouses and partners

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After being in effect for five years, the Canadian government eliminated the immigration rule of conditional permanent residents. This means that sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents no longer have to live with their sponsor for two years to keep their status in Canada. This action is in accordance with the […]

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

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