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Canada conducts largest Express Entry draw

Published on: Feb 24, 2020 | Tags: Express Entry, Canada Immigration

Introduction Canada's government conducted its largest-ever Express Entry draw on February 19th, inviting 4,500 candidates in three skilled worker categories to apply for permanent residence. This increase in invitations also saw a drop in the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for application, from 472 in the previous draw to 470 in this one. Express Entry…

Regional pathways to residency start strong in 2020

Published on: Jan 28, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration

Introduction One of the most notable characteristics of Canadian immigration policy over the last decades has been the trend toward a greater degree of control for provincial governments. But there's more to increasing local involvement in immigration than just the Provincial Nominee Program. Two local immigration programs demonstrate the wide range of different ways in which local governments…

Canadian immigration outlook for 2020

Published on: Jan 06, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration

Introduction As the new year begins, Canadian immigration experts are looking ahead to see what new developments are in store for immigration to Canada. Both existing Liberal immigration policy and new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino's December mandate letter identify some key points that are discussed below. Steady increases to immigration levels In…

Updates on US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and family reunification rules for protected persons

Published on: Dec 12, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa, IRCC

What does the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement mean for Canadian immigration? A year of political deadlock finally ended on Tuesday, December 10 when lawmakers in the US House of Representatives agreed to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, although officially Canada calls it the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement or CUSMA). The decision came after some amendments to the deal to…

Marco Mendicino becomes new immigration minister of Canada

Published on: Nov 27, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, IRCC

Introduction The Prime Minister has named Canada's new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC). Marco Mendicino replaces outgoing minister Ahmed Hussen, who will be taking over the post of Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Mendicino took office on November 20. Mendicino, himself the son of Italian immigrants, has represented the Toronto riding…

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…

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