As Economy Rebounds And COVID-19 Wanes, Canada Jobs Are Returning
Canada immigration news: As the COVID-19 pandemic waned, job creation exploded throughout Canada in June and experts are now expecting that growth in employment to carry on throughout the rest of the year.  “The stage is now set for a smoother job recovery through the second half of the year, with total employment down 1.8 per cent from pre-COVID levels,”...
Parents and Grandparents Program: How Much Money Do I Need?
Canada immigration news: Family sponsorship immigration through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) is a lot cheaper this year since Ottawa has reduced the income the sponsors needed. “Since many sponsors may have been affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, the income requirement for the 2020 tax year has been reduced to the minimum necessary income, instead of the minimum...
Provincial, Territorial and Federal Ministers Meet to Speed Up and Boost Canadian Immigration
Canada immigration news: Federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino met virtually with provincial and territorial immigration ministers throughout Canada last week to brainstorm ways to speed up processing times and increase the number of new permanent residents. “Immigration has never been more critical as we navigate the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic and work towards economic recovery and prosperity in all...
COVID-19: International Students’ Interest in Immigrating to Canada Grows
Canada immigration news: A poll conducted by IDP Connect gives Canada top marks from international students looking for overseas destinations to complete their college and university educations. The education consulting firm surveyed more than 6,000 students who were either already studying at 527 colleges and universities across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States or interested...
Canada’s 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program: What To Do If You Get Invited
Canada immigration news: A record 30,000 new applications will be received in 2021 for the Parents and Grandparents Program, Canada has announced. That will bring to 40,000 the number of applications received this year after the 10,000 delayed from 2020 due to COVID-19. A new round of Invitations to Apply will be sent out over two weeks from September 20, 2021,...
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?
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
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
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
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...

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