Since a 2012 reform to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Canada’s immigration minister has had the legal authority to introduce new economic class pilot programs to welcome immigrants that can help address economic and labour force priority areas across the country.
Millions of new Canadians will arrive through Canada’s various immigration programs during the new decade and several expected policy updates will help to pave the way in 2020. [Read more…]
Managing the arrival of more than a million new permanent residents and creating a new Municipal Nominee Program are among the tasks Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assigned to his new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino. [Read more…]
January has typically marked the opening of the window for immigrants to express their interest in sponsoring family under Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program, or PGP. [Read more…]
The launch of the Express Entry system in January 2015 marked a significant departure from Canada’s previous approach to managing applications to its main Economic Class immigration programs. [Read more…]
The number of foreign nationals in Canada on a Post-Graduation Work Permit has skyrocketed in recent years, rising from nearly 5,400 in 2005 to more than 143,000 last year. [Read more…]
It’s common knowledge that immigrants who are highly proficient in English and/or French have stronger odds of integrating into Canada’s labour force and society.
Canada’s immigration system reflects this reality with language proficiency standards for obtaining permanent residence and Canadian citizenship. [Read more…]
A new Statistics Canada study that shows fewer recent immigrants are gaining Canadian citizenship is cause for concern, but improvements are on the horizon. [Read more…]