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Get the right visa or eTA for Canada

Published on: Jun 28, 2019 | Tags: Canada Visa, Canada eTA Eligibility, Canada eTA Requirements

Introduction Since the introduction of the eTA in 2016, visitors that previously travelled visa-free to Canada are now required to obtain an approved eTA or visa prior to boarding a Canada-bound flight. Getting the right visa or eTA…

A sharp rise in Canada eTAs and Visas, despite ongoing challenges

Published on: Jun 04, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Uses, Canada eTA Application Form, Canada Visa

Introduction Since 2015 and according to a national government report, Canada visa applications have more than quadrupled, testing the Department of Immigration's ability to respond to these. The applications recently flooding in include temporary resident visas provided to temporary workers, visitors and students. A sharp rise in visa and eTA applications According to…

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…

What are the Canada eTA processing timelines?

Published on: Apr 23, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Processing, Canada eTA Pending, Canada eTA Application Form

Introduction Canada eTA processing timelines can vary based on a number of factors. The majority of eTA applications are approved within minutes, yet it is common for some applications to require additional processing that can take weeks…

Canada is closing the Safe Third Country Agreement loophole

Published on: Mar 20, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Eligibility, Canada Entry Requirements, Canadian Refugee

Introduction Canada's Bill Blair, Border Security Minister, has been in discussions with U.S. policymakers about closing a loophole in the border arrangement between the U.S. and Canada, known as the Safe Third Country Agreement. Access to Canada via unofficial border crossings According to the Safe Third Country Agreement, those seeking asylum are not able to ask for…

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…

Women Are the Focus of the IRCC's Pilot Scheme

Published on: Dec 29, 2018 | Tags: Canada Visa, Canada eTA, Canadian Refugee

Introduction The many barriers that newcomer women from the visible minority may face in Canada’s job market are now being addressed in a new pilot scheme. This really shows the Canadian government is fully committed to ensuring that newcomer women are sufficiently supported and receive the help they need. As a result, individuals will be able to use their experience and particular talents…

Canada Joins 160 Other Countries in a UN Global Compact on Migration

Published on: Dec 12, 2018 | Tags: Canada eTA, Canada Visa, Canada Visa Processing

Introduction On December 10 in Marrakech, Morocco, world leaders gathered to adopt a program on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This 'Global Compact' is the first cooperation framework to puts in place a means of protection for the 258 million refugees and displaced persons in the world. Indeed, 258 million is the current figure and 49% higher than in the year 2000, highlighting the…

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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