During Canada’s recovery from the pandemic, employers are actively looking to fill hundreds of thousands of vacant positions in all fields across the country. Immigration is critical to boost Canada’s economy. At present, Canada’s economic growth is faster than current workforce and handle. Canada has emerged as a top destination for global talent and Canada needs to use this fact to ensure that businesses and employers have access to the skilled workers they need to grow and succeed. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship made several major announcement to fuel Canada’s economic growth. Canada is resuming [...]
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Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Finally, after waiting for almost a year finally Canada announced the parents and grandparents sponsorship program (PGP) for 2020. Last year PGP program was a huge challenge and had its own challenges. The 2020 PGP program is like lottery-based system unlike the first come first serve experiment last year. This year, Canada will invite 10,000 applicants to apply for a PR for their parents and grandparents. Here are the highlights of the 2020 program Open on October 13, 2020 at 12 EDT | Close on November 3, 2020 at 12 EST Eligibility criteria: you’re at least 18 years old you live in Canada you’re a [...]
Calgary, Alberta July 14, 2020 Fall 2020 Intake in Canada Processing Update The COVID pandemic has adversely impacted all Canada immigration applications. Canada had to close several processing offices and had to significantly reduce the working staff in others. Unfortunately, the processing time skyrocketed. Several complete study permit applications submitted in February and March of this year are yet to receive a final decision. Canada is one of the top destinations for international students seeking quality education. International students make a huge contribution to Canadian culture, society and generate over $21 billion dollars in economic activity per year. A vast majority of [...]
Calgary, Alberta July 14, 2020 The whole world is hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. The situation is so severe that it has made almost impossible to submit complete applications in Canadian immigration matters. Canada has been keeping up with the situation and has provided temporary relief in many cases. Extending the biometrics completion deadline and the decision of not closing the incomplete applications are few examples. A relaxation in rules now applies for restoration applications in Canada. General Relief to all Temporary Resident Status Holders Today, Canada has introduced another temporary relief in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations section 182(1) which reads: “On application made by a visitor, worker or student within [...]
On May 15, 2020, Canada launched its ambitious Agri-Food Pilot program to attract workers in the Agri-Food industry. It has been a long-awaited program that was initially announced on June 17, 2019. Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Honourable Ahmed Hussen released details of the pilot through Ministerial Instructions (MI) 35 on August 31, 2019. The pilot was later delayed with MI 38 on March 29, 2020. This new pilot is categorized under Canada’s broader economic immigration classes under subsection 12(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. This new announcement brings cheers to many families who have someone employed in [...]
With one of the most extensive coastlines, world-class cities, cultural diversity, and eye-catching wilderness, Canada is a destination for thousands of international students. When it comes to higher studies, most people have certain criteria. They need internationally recognized universities, a cost-effective study program, a safe destination with a welcoming and multicultural environment. And Canada meets all these prerequisites. People often choose to study in Canada due to various reasons. So, we have gathered the list of plausible reasons that will help you to understand why people love to study in Canada. 1: Quality Education at Affordable Cost: One of the best things [...]
New federal immigration program to support rural and northern communities This article outlines the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program. You will learn about the key eligibility requirements for federal and community, language, experience and other requirements you need to satisfy the eligibility criteria. An example from Sault Ste. Marie community to help you to compare your situation with the eligibility requirements. Government of Canada announced a new federal immigration program earlier this year to support the rural and northern communities. The Rural and Northern Immigration pilot is a five-year pilot program is a community-driven program to meet the diverse [...]
The first steps before Canadian study permit Many of us had a Canada visa and study in Canada in mind one time or the other. With changes in the study permit rules, it could be hard to keep up with sometimes. While planning for a Canadian study permit the very first thing that comes in mind is proving English proficiency. Different countries have different requirements and accept different language proficiency exams such as IELTS, TOFEL, PTE, etc. Nationals of some countries may not need to go through a language proficiency exam. What language exam I should choose? The choice of the language exam is completely [...]
The Government of Canada values your contribution and cares about everyone who wants to come to Canada. Illegal/unauthorized immigration agents/consultants are linked to various cases of immigration fraud. They use deceptive tactics to win the clients trust and trap them in their malicious practice. At the end of the day it is the client who is at risk of losing the most. Canadian government has established laws to protect the clients from the illegal agents. This post is aimed to increase awareness and help the clients to exercise caution when choosing immigration related help. It is a huge step [...]
Based on facts: Jane (not real name) was stressed after she received a procedural fairness letter from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on her recent application for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to Canada. She already has a Canadian work permit and has been living in Canada for the last 5 years. Her TRV status expired and she came to India to visit family hoping to renew her TRV from India. Next, she had submitted her TRV application 2 weeks ago. Further, she was contacted by IRCC indicating 1 answer in her application form did not match with the [...]