Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Get More Protection After Abuse Reports

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Get More Protection After Abuse Reports
Canada immigration news: After a government tip line received hundreds of reports of abuse earlier this year, Canada is upping the level of protection it affords to temporary foreign workers. “The Government of Canada takes the safety and dignity of foreign workers very seriously,” said Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino in a statement.  “Everyone deserves a work environment where they are safe...

Parents and Grandparents Program: How Many New Permanent Residents?

Parents and Grandparents Program: How Many New Permanent Residents?
Canada immigration news: In the wake of it being dealt a devastating blow during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ottawa is attempting to re-build its Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) by lowering the income needed by sponsors and increasing the number of invitations to apply.  Back in 2015, the program was responsible for 15,490 new permanent residents to Canada, with the country’s...

Post-Pandemic Popularity Bump For Vaccinated and COVID-19-Free Canada Immigrants

Post-Pandemic Popularity Bump For Vaccinated and COVID-19-Free Canada Immigrants
Canada immigration news: Immigrants, temporary foreign workers and international students are to enjoy a post-pandemic popularity bump when they come into Canada as the country re-opens its borders to non-essential travel starting next month. And it’s all because they’ll be either fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 or will have been tested and found to be COVID-19 free at the border. Under its phased...

New Express Entry Draw Sees 1,140 Candidates Invited

New Express Entry Draw Sees 1,140 Candidates Invited
Canada immigration news: A major new Express Entry draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue 1,140 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled worker candidates.  The July 27 draw saw LAAs issued through a single MPNP streams. That stream was Manitoba Express Entry, with a minimum score of 557. Read More Canada Immigration News New Manitoba PNP Draw Sees...

Ontario Immigration Targets 18 Jobs With 1,031 NOIs In New Express Entry Draw

Ontario Immigration Targets 18 Jobs With 1,031 NOIs In New Express Entry Draw
Canada immigration news: Ontario immigration has targeted 18 occupations with 1,031 Notifications of Interest in a new draw through the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The July 27 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw saw NOIs issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores between 458 and 467 points. Candidates were required to have submitted Express Entry profiles between July...

British Columbia Targets IT Jobs With 59 Invitations In New BC PNP Tech Draw

British Columbia Targets IT Jobs With 59 Invitations In New BC PNP Tech Draw
Canada immigration news: British Columbia immigration has targeted 29 IT occupations in a new BC PNP Tech draw, issuing 59 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. The July 27 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.  Minimum scores were 80 for all four streams. The featured streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI –...

Canada Welcomes 35,600 PRs in June, Confident of Hitting 401,000 Immigration Target

Canada Welcomes 35,600 PRs in June, Confident of Hitting 401,000 Immigration Target
Canada immigration news: Canada had only welcomed just over a third of the new permanent residents in the first six months that Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino wants to let in this year. Despite that shortfall, the immigration minister still maintains this year’s immigration target will be met. “Against all odds, Canada continues to lead the world in immigration,” Mendicino reportedly...

Applications Paused For British Columbia Entrepreneur Stream Category

Applications Paused For British Columbia Entrepreneur Stream Category
Canada immigration news: Applications have been paused for the base category of British Columbia’s Entrepreneur Stream while the province ponders its next steps in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on B.C.’s economy, the temporary pause allows us to review the (Entrepreneur Immigration) - base category to ensure it continues to meet its...

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program: All You Need To Know

Canada immigration news: Canadian citizens or permanent residents can sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residence through Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program. Canada currently targets 23,500 new permanent residents per year through the program, according to the immigration levels plan announced in October 2020. More recently, Canada announced it would accept an extra 30,000 applications for the PGP in 2021,...

Quebec Experience Program (PEQ): Spouses Much Now Show French-Language Proficiency

Quebec Immigration: New Scoring System For Arrima Expression of Interest Profiles
Canada immigration news: A new requirement for spouses of applicants under Quebec’s Programme de l’expérience québécoise – known as the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) – to be able to speak basic French has come into force. Quebec announced in July last year it was making changes to the PEQ. Among them was the requirement that spouses and common-law partners of...