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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 […]