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10 frequently asked questions by visitors to Canada
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10 frequently asked questions by visitors to Canada

Recent changes to visitor visa requirements for some Mexican nationals may leave some foreign nationals looking to visit Canada with questions about their own situation. To assist, CIC News has compiled a list of frequently asked questions that may be helpful to review before expending the time, energy and money necessary to come to Canada. How long […]

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Comparing rental costs across Canada
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Comparing rental costs across Canada

Increased housing costs have been a recurring theme across Canada over the last few years. This has led the government to take multiple steps to help ease these costs over the next few years. These measures include a recent announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau promising an additional $15 billion CAD in federal loans for upcoming […]

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Where in Canada can I settle: applicants selected by province or territory vs by the federal government
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Where in Canada can I settle: applicants selected by province or territory vs by the federal government

Increasing numbers of applicants are applying for immigration to Canada under provincial nomination programs. However, coming to Canada through provincial immigration programs imposes different obligations than immigrating to Canada through federal programs. This article will discuss the implications of receiving a provincial or territorial nomination and any obligations to settle in the nominating province or […]

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British Columbia and Manitoba invite provincial nominees
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British Columbia and Manitoba invite provincial nominees

British Columbia and Manitoba has issued invitations to provincial nominees through their individual Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) this week. Together the provinces invited more than 400 candidates from streams designed for in-demand and skilled workers looking to settle in their provinces. Nominees were invited from streams that prioritised in-demand workers and international graduates in their respective provinces. […]

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What can newcomers expect from Budget 2024?
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What can newcomers expect from Budget 2024?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as several Liberal ministers, have made announcements regarding what can be expected from the upcoming Budget 2024. The Budget, which is set to be tabled to Parliament on April 16, is released annually and helps set the tone for how Canada will be governed in the coming year. In […]

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Live Webinar: Tax Tips for Newcomers
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Live Webinar: Tax Tips for Newcomers

If you are preparing to file your taxes for the first time in Canada, you may have questions about the filing process. If so, you won’t want to miss CanadaVisa’s upcoming webinar: Tax Tips for Newcomers presented by experts from H&R Block on April 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM EDT. What will you learn? In this webinar, you […]

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Canada invites candidates in Express Entry draw for STEM occupations
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Canada invites candidates in Express Entry draw for STEM occupations

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to candidates in the second Express Entry draw of the week. The department issued 4,500  invitations to apply (ITAs) in a category-based selection draw for candidates in STEM occupations. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 491 to be considered. This was the first draw for candidates in STEM occupations […]

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Who can work in Canada without a work permit?
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Who can work in Canada without a work permit?

While foreign workers usually require a Canadian work permit to secure employment, exceptions exist. Foreign nationals are increasingly drawn to Canada for its diverse and promising work opportunities. By fulfilling the eligibility criteria of one of the following 22 groups, foreign nationals may explore work opportunities without a work permit in Canada. Business visitors This group streamlines access […]

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The state of the Express Entry pool: March 2024
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The state of the Express Entry pool: March 2024

March has marked another month of Express Entry draws, as Canada’s immigration system continues to invite candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR) Certain trends continued through last month’s draws that may provide further understanding of how Express Entry may continue throughout the year. How does the composition of the Express Entry candidate pool influence score cut-offs and draw […]

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