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Express Entry applications to be processed within 6 months again
Canada

Express Entry applications to be processed within 6 months again

Canada’s immigration department has confirmed most new Express Entry applications will be processed in 6 months. Prior to the pandemic, the Canadian government aimed to process most Express Entry immigration applications within six months.   Due to the pandemic, however, applicants have had to wait much longer. Non-Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Express Entry applicants are waiting well […]

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Getting to know Canada’s immigration categories
Canada

Getting to know Canada’s immigration categories

An overview of immigration categories to help guide your journey to Canada. A recent announcement that as of July, Canada will resume Express Entry invitations to all candidates is welcome news for those who had their immigration plans put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Express Entry is just one way to immigrate to Canada and […]

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How to get a Canadian study permit
Canada

How to get a Canadian study permit

Canada is one of the world’s most attractive destinations for international students. Here’s how to get a study permit. Last year, Canada welcomed 450,000 new international students, an all-time record.   Among the reasons Canada is so attractive to international students include the country’s high-quality of education, safety, security, and multiculturalism. Canada allows international students to work during […]

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BC PNP: Over 160 workers, graduates, entrepreneurs invited
Canada

BC PNP: Over 160 workers, graduates, entrepreneurs invited

British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, held a new Provincial Nominee Program draw on May 10. British Columbia invited immigration candidates in four targeted draws under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on May 10. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 126 skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 85 points through the BC PNP Tech […]

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Express Entry proof of funds increases for 2022
Canada

Express Entry proof of funds increases for 2022

Federal Skilled Worker Program and Federal Skilled Trades Program candidates have until June 8 to update their proof of funds. Canada has updated the proof of settlement funds requirement for Express Entry candidates.   These changes apply to Express Entry candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). They do not apply to candidates […]

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Canada providing charter flights to facilitate the arrival of Ukrainian refugees
Canada

Canada providing charter flights to facilitate the arrival of Ukrainian refugees

Three charter flights are being provided for Ukrainians to travel from Poland to three different Canadian provinces. Over the next few weeks, Ukrainians who have been approved under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET)  and their family members will have access to chartered flights to Canada. Those who have obtained their visa to come to Canada […]

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Minister Fraser says processing standards could return to normal by end of calendar year
Canada

Minister Fraser says processing standards could return to normal by end of calendar year

The Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration questioned the immigration minister on the 2.1 million people in IRCC’s backlog. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser appeared today before the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to participate in the committee’s new study on IRCC’s application backlogs and processing times.   The parliamentary committee is […]

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