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Criticism Over Canada's Safe 3rd Country Agreement With The U.S.

Published on: Aug 08, 2019 | Tags: Canadian Refugee, Canada Immigration

Introduction In 2017, as part of Canada's immigration surge, the Olympic Stadium in Montreal was used as a temporary migrant shelter. Since then, thousands of migrants have entered the country from the U.S. without a Canada Visa, Canada ETA, or other official entry/residency permit. This means they have evaded the official…

Minors or children travelling to Canada

Published on: Jul 25, 2019 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Travelling with Minors, Canada Immigration

Introduction Any visitor arriving in Canada that is under the age of 18 is considered to be a minor, or child, under Canadian immigration rules. These individuals are subject to the same immigration rules as any other visitor, regardless…

The 2018 Results of Canada’s Express Entry System

Published on: Jul 14, 2019 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada Immigration

Introduction An end of year report on Canada immigration has just revealed that around 92,000 immigrants came to the country in 2018 through the Express Entry system. This was a 41% increase on the 2017 figures and was announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on July 2, 2019. However, the seemingly…

Fake news and rumours about Canada issuing immigration invitations

Published on: Jun 14, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction Recently, a rumour has been circulating to say that Canada has invited immigrants from individual countries to come and settle in the country. The news has been spreading on social media, alleging that, as part of Canada immigration, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited one million immigrants from countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Philippines and…

Immigration and labor market participation in Canada

Published on: May 13, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada eTA, Canada Work Permit

Introduction According to a new study, immigration is bringing a real improvement to labor market participation in Canada and now appears to be one of the best ways forward for future growth. The study has been carried out by the Conference Board of Canada. More specifically, it shows that immigration will be the driving force behind labor market growth over a 22-year period from 2018…

Looking at the 2019 Canada Provincial Nominee Programs

Published on: Apr 28, 2019 | Tags: Provincial Nominee Program, Canada Immigration

Introduction While Canada continues to provide reliable travel services to visitors through the Canada visa and Canada ETA schemes, other areas of immigration are evolving, with the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) moving successfully forwards in 2019. PNPs are designed to help participating provinces and territories to name a specified number of candidates as economic migrants.…

New Funding for Pre-settlement Services to Welcome Newcomers

Published on: Feb 19, 2019 | Tags: Canada Visa, Canada eTA, Canada Immigration

Introduction The Canadian government has announced new funding for immigrants and refugees waiting to come to Canada, with over $18 million earmarked for this purpose. The funds will help various Canadian bodies to provide learning and support services to newcomers and is part of an already effective Canada immigration program. These funds are allocated within the government's four-year…

New Immigration Pilot Shines a Light on Canada's Smaller Communities

Published on: Jan 30, 2019 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada Immigration, Canada Visa, Canada eTA

Introduction Ahmed Hussen, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has recently announced a new immigration pilot scheme named the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. This is a five-year scheme that will work with communities and some provincial and territorial governments to access support services for immigrants. The aim is to help new arrivals to integrate into…

A promising outlook for Canada's Provincial Nominee Program

Published on: Jan 12, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was one of the top Canada immigration programs of 2018 and is likely to be just as important in 2019. The PNP gives provinces and territories the opportunity to welcome a set number of economic immigrants every year by offering them permanent residency. Different nomination methods Some economic immigrants are accepted…

The Express Entry Category B for Nova Scotia: Back by Popular Demand

Published on: Nov 27, 2018 | Tags: Canada Visa, Canada eTA, Canada Electronic Travel Authorization, Canada Immigration

Introduction In Nova Scotia, new applicants for permanent residency have recently benefitted from the reopening of an Express Entry category. This category is one of four that migrants can use to enter Nova Scotia, allowing the province to nominate candidates within the Express Entry system for permanent settlement in Canada. However, this opportunity is only temporary. In fact, it began…

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