The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, which took place on March 24, has seen another 3,749 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates in the pool with 441 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This is the second draw to have taken place through the month of March, and though the gap between the two most recent draws was slightly longer than usual, candidates in the pool — as well as those invited to apply — may well see it as a positive that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to announce at least two draws per month. [Read more…]
Archives for 2017
The month of March has so far been another busy one when it comes to immigration to Canada’s western provinces. Recent activity among the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) out west will allow a diverse range of workers and graduates to immigrate to a region that is becoming increasingly popular among new immigrants to Canada, with job opportunities and high living standards cited as reasons for this trend. [Read more…]
New data released by Statistics Canada reveals that an increased share of foreign workers in Canada successfully transitioned to permanent resident status over the period 1990 to 2014 — a trend that may well have continued since 2014 and beyond. This is in no small part due to immigration programs that value Canadian work experience. [Read more…]
Annual budget also allocates funds for schemes to recognize foreign credentials of new immigrants to Canada
The government of Canada has stated that it will provide $279.8 million over five years, starting in 2017–18, and $49.8 million per year thereafter, to support the continued delivery of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). [Read more…]
Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. These questions cover immigration programs, eligibility, processing, language requirements, investing in Canada, landing, admissibility, studying in Canada, working in Canada, and much more. Here are this month’s questions and answers. [Read more…]
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The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) was officially launched on March 6, with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) now in a position to receive applications for permanent residence through this innovative new program. A range of workers and graduates now have another opportunity to immigrate to Canada through the AIPP, with the program’s unique criteria and speedy processing times almost certain to prove attractive. [Read more…]
The United States administration is temporarily suspending the expedited processing of H-1B visas, a popular work visa that helps U.S. companies hire skilled international workers. In response, companies in Canada — particularly in the technology sector — have issued a rallying cry for these workers to join the Canadian labour market instead, either as workers or as new permanent residents.
Fortunately for these companies and workers, the government of Canada offers a range of pathways for workers and their families to come to Canada. [Read more…]
The government of Canada has outlined details of the new Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which, among other initiatives, will establish a two-week standard for processing of work permit applications (and temporary resident visas when applicable) for highly skilled talent. The Global Talent Stream is scheduled to be operational as of June 12, 2017. [Read more…]