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Am I eligible for the Start-Up Visa Program?

What are the requirements to receive permanent residence under the Start-Up Visa Program? Source: CIC News The Start-Up Visa Program (SUVP) is for entrepreneurs who want to start and grow their companies in Canada. The program is created for entrepreneurs (and identified essential people within their businesses) who want to set up, work, and grow their businesses […]

IRCC announces additional funding for Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot Program

Nearly $6 million in funding going toward 10 projects that can help newcomer women find employment. Source: CIC News Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced its intent to provide an additional $5.8 million in support for 10 projects under the Racialized Women Newcomers Pilot Program. The announcement was made in Halifax on December 9 […]

IRCC has processed all-time high 4.8 million applications in 2022

Reduction of applications in inventory comes alongside a record-breaking year for admissions. Source: CIC News Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports an overall reduction of nearly half a million applications since August this year. This is almost double the number of applications processed over the same period in 2021 when the department processed 2.5 million. The progress comes as IRCC is on track to admit […]

Truck drivers are now eligible for Express Entry

Canada is experiencing a shortage of truck drivers due to pandemic layoffs and an aging workforce. Source: CIC News Last week Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released the NOC 2021 and made 16 new occupations  professions eligible for Express Entry. Truck driving is among them due to significant labour shortages within the sector. NOC 2021 is a revision […]

Canada to invite 23,100 interested potential sponsors for Parents and Grandparents Program 2022

IRCC has just announced the process for the PGP 2022. Canada will hold a PGP lottery yet again, drawing from the autumn 2020 interest to sponsor pool. Source: CIC News Canada has just announced the application intake process for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2022. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will issue invitations to apply over the next […]

IRCC aims to grant citizenship to 300,000 people this fiscal year

Memo shows citizenship targets for 2022 and makes recommendations on processing applications. Source: CIC News CIC News has obtained an internal IRCC memo that outlines targets for the number of new citizens Canada will welcome for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  The memo, drafted by the Operations, Planning and Performance division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for […]

BREAKING: Canada to allow international students to work off-campus over 20 hours per week

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has announced a new temporary measure aimed at alleviating Canada’s historic labour shortages. Fraser says this will allow over 500,000 international students already in Canada to potentially work more hours. Source: CIC News From November 15, 2022 until December 31, 2023, international students who are in Canada and have off-campus work […]

How parents and grandparents can come to Canada: The Super Visa Option 

If you have a parent or grandparent abroad with whom you wish to have regular visits or extended stays, the Super Visa may be an option for your family.  Source: CIC News The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa valid for a maximum of 10 years and allows eligible parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent […]

Ontario immigration is preparing to switch to new NOC 2021

The OINP has begun public consultations on the implementation of NOC 2021, as well as updates to language, and education criteria for certain Employer Job Offer streams. Source: CIC News Ontario is preparing to align the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) with the new National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2021 system, according to a September 6 media release. The new NOC […]

New Canadians now pledging allegiance to King Charles in Oath of Citizenship

In order to become Canadian citizens, permanent residents must attend a citizenship ceremony and take the Oath of Citizenship. Source: CIC News New Canadian citizens are now pledging allegiance to King Charles after Queen Elizabeth, the longest-serving monarch in British history, passed away last Thursday. CBC News told the story of Jeffery Sachs who was among […]

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