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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 […]

BREAKING: Sean Fraser provides update on Canada’s immigration system

IRCC has also launched a new website to allow the public to track the immigration backlog. Source: CIC News Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, spoke in Vancouver today about Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) ongoing work to reduce application backlogs, improve client experience and address labour shortages. As an immediate measure, IRCC has announced that it will have […]

Canada holds fourth all-program Express Entry draw since July

IRCC is inviting more Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence Source: CIC News Canada has held its fourth all-program Express Entry draw since July 6. IRCC issued 2,250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) cut-off was 525. Express Entry is one of Canada’s most popular immigration pathways for skilled newcomers. There was […]

Study: Immigration to drive Canada’s population increase into 2068

A new Statistics Canada report says Canada is aging and it will continue to depend on high immigration levels to renew its population. Source: CIC News Statistics Canada has released its projections for Canada’s population growth spanning the next 47 years. The report states that by 2068, in a medium growth scenario, Canada’s population could reach […]

Immigration has greatly increased number of Canadians who speak a South Asian language

A new Statistics Canada studies shows the number of Canadians who speak a South Asian language grew faster than the Canadian population in 2021. Source: CIC News Immigration to Canada has driven up the number of Canadians who speak a language other than English and French at home, according to a recent Statistics Canada study. […]

Get ready for your CELPIP Canadian immigration test with these free resources

Prepare for your test and build your English skills with these study materials. Source: CIC News Preparing for any test can be daunting, but our CELPIP experts have put together a wide range of resources to help you on your journey to work and live in Canada. The CELPIP is one of two English language […]

Analysis: Factors that may affect Express Entry CRS scores

An early analysis of the first all-program Express Entry draws in 2022. Source: CIC News Canada has resumed all-program Express Entry draws as of July 6. Since then, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in each draw has grown by 250 each week, causing the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirements to go down. That being said, score cutoffs are […]

PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit

Certain expired PGWP holders will now be able to apply for a new open work permit. Source: CIC News Canada has released instructions for how certain Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders can apply for a new open work permit or extend the one they currently have. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser initially announced the special measure in April. Last week, the minister confirmed that […]

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