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Quebec seeks greater authority over immigration

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

Introduction Ahead of the October 21 federal election, the six main political party leaders of Canada recently discussed immigration into Quebec. The province wishes to extend its control over immigration beyond the Economic Class selection. Conducted in French, the meeting saw all leaders asked about their stance on Quebec receiving more powers than at present. Quebec is unlike…

Canada Study Permits Reflect a More Diverse Approach to Immigration

Published on: Sep 22, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Study Permit

Introduction Students from Senegal and Morocco will be able to access a more efficient process when applying for a permit to study in Canada as part of Canada's Student Direct Stream (SDS). As from September 9, 2019, Senegalese and Moroccan students have been able to submit applications to receive study permits. Attracting international talent The provision of a swift…

How the Canadian election may further impact loosening immigration policies

Published on: Sep 12, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa

Loosening lifetime immigration sponsorship bans Immigrants to Canada are required to declare their entire family when applying for permanent residence, including spouses and partners, dependent children, and grandchildren where the parent is a dependent child. This is true even when the relatives in question aren't coming to Canada; they still…

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…

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