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Express Entry: All-program draws set to resume July 6 says Immigration Minister

In an interview with CIC News, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said Canada aims to resume all-program Express Entry draws on Wednesday July 6. Special interview series with Minister Fraser CIC News sat down with the minister in Toronto on June 21, 2022 to discuss the future of Canadian immigration. Over the coming weeks, CIC News […]

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Express Entry: Canada invites 636 PNP candidates as minister offers date for next all-program draw

Canada invited 636 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on June 22. All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 752. The minimum score was relatively high because Express Entry candidates get an automatic 600 points added to their score […]

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Canada sees record-high job vacancies in the first quarter of 2022

Job vacancies in Canada climbed to 957,500 in the first quarter, the highest quarterly number on record according to Statistics Canada. The number of job vacancies has spiked by more than 72% representing about 401,900 positions compared to the first quarter of 2020. Job vacancies in Q1 2022 surpassed the previous record high numbers recorded […]

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How immigrants can learn more about Indigenous people in Canada

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, an occasion to celebrate Indigenous people and cultures in Canada. Although immigrants oftentimes come to Canada not knowing much about Indigenous people, a recent Environics Institute survey suggests that immigrants generally want to support them, and one of the ways to do so is through learning. Since white […]

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Understanding the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

In 2021, Ontario welcomed 198,000 new permanent residents, or nearly 49% of all new permanent residents in Canada. This is not surprising as Ontario boasts Canada’s largest population as well as its largest city. Many newcomers chose to settle in Ontario due to its strong economy, well-developed support systems, and already-established immigrant communities. Those who […]

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PEI releases details of June immigration draw

Prince Edward Island has issued 136 invitations under the PEI Provincial Nomination Program (PEI PNP). The draw was held on June 16. A total of 127 invitations were under the Labour and Express Entry streams. Nine invitations were issued under PEI’s business impact and work permit stream with a minimum point threshold of 65. The […]

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Can you return to Canada after committing a crime in Canada?

People who commit crimes outside Canada become criminally inadmissible as soon as the charge is laid, but this is not the case for offences committed within Canada. You only become inadmissible for a crime committed in Canada when an actual conviction takes place and not before. This is thanks to phrasing in the Immigration and […]

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Nova Scotia announces new immigration targets for 2022

Nova Scotia has confirmed its allocations for the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) for 2022. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has increased the provincial nomination number to 5,340 and added 1,173 more endorsement spaces to the AIP, which is 75% more than 2021. IRCC determines the number of […]

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British Columbia invites over 157 candidates to apply for provincial nomination

More than 157 candidates in British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) have received invitations to apply in BC’s weekly invitation draw. The draw took place on June 14, 2022. BC is the only province in Canada that issues invitations on a weekly basis. General draw results Candidates for BC’s PNP’s are typically invited through general […]

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How CSQ holders can extend their stay in Canada

Foreign nationals selected by Quebec under its Regular Skilled Worker Program and its Quebec Experience Program who currently reside in the province may be able to have their work permits extended without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If you are working in Quebec and holding a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), you need to […]

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