Canada’s Start-Up Visa: Business Program On Track For Record Number Of Immigrants In 2022

Canada’s Start-Up Visa: Business Program On Track For Record Number Of Immigrants In 2022
Canada immigration news: The popularity of Canada’s Start-Up Visa continues to rise, with the program on track for its best year yet in terms of welcoming new permanent residents in 2022. In the first quarter of 2022, 160 newcomers were welcomed through the SUV. If this trend continues for the next three quarters, Canada will welcome 640 new permanent residents...

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program: New Immigrants More Than Double In First Quarter

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program: New Immigrants More Than Double In First Quarter
Canada immigration news: New immigrants to Canada through the Parents and Grandparents Program have increased by more than double in the first quarter of 2022, compared with last year. Official figures show that 5,235 new permanent residents arrived in Canada’s 10 provinces via the PGP between January and March, a 148 percent increase from the 2,110 arrivals in 2021. The figure...

Quebec International Students At Universities In Outlying Regions To See Tuition Fees Slashed

Quebec International Students At Universities In Outlying Regions To See Tuition Fees Slashed
Canada immigration news: International students are to get a huge break on tuition fees provided they study in one of six fields at Quebec French-language colleges and universities outside of Greater Montreal. That’s a difference of roughly $21,000 per year in tuition per student, with the average tuition paid by Quebec international students with a study permit plummeting from $24,000...

Canada Immigration Could Break Through Record-Setting 2022 Target Of 431,645

Canada Immigration Could Break Through Record-Setting 2022 Target Of 431,645
Canada immigration news: Immigration to Canada surged in March this year, pushing the number of new permanent residents during the first quarter to a level that could see the country bust through its record-breaking target. The country welcomed 40,785 new permanent residents in March, up more than 9.2 per cent from the 37,335 the previous month and almost 15.2 per...

How Canada Is Working To Keep Sanctioned Russians Out Of Country

How Canada Is Working To Keep Sanctioned Russians Out Of Country
Canada immigration news: Ottawa is using amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) to keep out Russians sanctioned by Canada, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and his close associates.  In addition to Putin himself, Canada has already sanctioned roughly 1,000 people from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, including Russian Defence Minister Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

New British Columbia Draw Sees At Least 175 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued

New British Columbia Draw Sees At Least 175 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued
Canada immigration news: A new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue invitations to at least 175 candidates. The May 17 draws were split into two categories: general and targeted. In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 154 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged...

Canada Now Has More Than 2.1M Files In Its Immigration Application Backlog

Canada Now Has More Than 2.1M Files In Its Immigration Application Backlog
The backlog of permanent and temporary residency and citizenship applications waiting to be processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stood at more than 2.1 million at the start of this month - and the government is blaming the COVID-19 Canada immigration news: The backlog of permanent and temporary residency and citizenship applications waiting to be processed by Immigration,...

Settlement Funds Increased For 2022 Canada Start-Up Visa

Settlement Funds Increased For 2022 Canada Start-Up Visa
Canada immigration news: Canada has announced an increase in the 2022 settlement funds required to gain permanent residency through the Start-Up Visa program. “The Government of Canada does not give financial support to new Start-Up Visa immigrants,” notes Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on its website. “When you apply, you’ll need to give proof that you have the money to...

Expanded Inspections In Quebec Designed To Protect TFW Rights

Expanded Inspections In Quebec Designed To Protect TFW Rights
Canada immigration news: Quebec immigration Minister Jean Boulet says inspections to ensure the health and safety of temporary foreign workers are to be expanded throughout the province in the coming year.  “Temporary foreign workers no longer work only in agriculture. With the relaxation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the government of Quebec needed to improve the health and safety...

New Quebec Arrima Draw Sees 30 Canada Immigration Candidates Invited

New Quebec Arrima Draw Sees 30 Canada Immigration Candidates Invited
Canada immigration news: A new draw through Quebec’s Arrima Expression of Interest system saw the province issue invitations to 30 Canada immigration candidates. The May 5 draw targeted candidates with a job offer from an employer outside the Montreal metropolitan area. It did not require a minimum score in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system. Candidates receiving an invitation have...