cic-articles

Can a foreign national hold a valid study permit and work permit simultaneously?
Canada

Can a foreign national hold a valid study permit and work permit simultaneously?

Provided certain requirements are met, it is indeed possible for a foreign national to hold both a study permit and a work permit simultaneously. Since work permits and study permits have different eligibility criteria and conditions, foreign nationals interested in possessing both permits at the same time will have to comply with eligibility requirements for each permit separately. Click […]

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Who received ITAs in the recent general Express Entry draw?
Canada

Who received ITAs in the recent general Express Entry draw?

Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 1,490 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in an all-program/general Express Entry draw. This draw, which took place on February 13, issued ITAs to eligible candidates from all three Express Entry-managed programs* who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 535. Express Entry is the application management system used by Canada’s federal government to […]

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Study: More newcomers are choosing to stay in Atlantic Canada
Canada

Study: More newcomers are choosing to stay in Atlantic Canada

Statistics Canada has released data on provincial retention rates for newcomers both one year and five years after they arrive in Canada. Overall, the report found that immigrant retention rates were on the rise in Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador) while retention rates in the prairie provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba showed a decline. […]

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5 challenges newcomers face in Canada and how to deal with them
Canada

5 challenges newcomers face in Canada and how to deal with them

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 aims to welcome over 460,000 new immigrants each year, which is the highest level in Canadian history. Upon arrival, newcomers must settle into their new homes and may experience some challenges adjusting to Canada and their new lives in the country. This article will outline common challenges […]

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How do I replace a lost, stolen or destroyed Canadian immigration document?
Canada

How do I replace a lost, stolen or destroyed Canadian immigration document?

Replacing a lost, stolen or destroyed immigration document requires Canadian newcomers to submit an application for a Verification of Status or Replacement of an Immigration Document. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a specific process for replacing immigration documents that have been stolen, destroyed or lost. Understanding this process begins with awareness of what IRCC perceives […]

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British Columbia, Alberta and PEI issue provincial nominations this week
Canada

British Columbia, Alberta and PEI issue provincial nominations this week

British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for candidates in several in-demand occupations, through their respective Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and the Alberta PNP—formally the Alberta Advantage Immigrant Program (AAIP) are two of the biggest PNPs in Canada. These programs offer immigration streams for experienced entrepreneurs, workers with in-demand skills, international […]

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