Family sponsorship is one of the fastest and most popular ways to gain permanent residence in Canada and is expected to boom again as international travel restrictions ease up this year. India is the biggest source of new permanent residents to Canada and China the second-biggest such source. Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, more than
An organization that provides immigrants with reports to show their foreign degrees are equal to Canadian ones announced earlier this year it is cutting down on the paperwork needed to get these Educational Credential Assessments (ECA). Markham, Ontario-based World Education Services (WES) announced in December that in most cases it now only requires immigrants to
Foreign nationals hoping to immigrate to Canada in 2021 will be able to take advantage of five ways to gain their permanent residence once Covid-19 border restrictions are lifted. Certainly, the country is eager to boost its levels of immigration. During the pandemic, Canada’s federal government increased its immigration targets for the next three years.
Newfoundland and Labrador is planning to issue up to 350 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence under the Atlantic Canadian province’s new Priority Skills NL Provincial Nominee Program. It kicks into gear on Jan. 2. In a guidebook released in late December, Newfoundland revealed it plans to issue between 250 and 350 ITAs annually
Vaccines already being used in the fight to stop COVID-19 will give Canadian immigration a much-need shot in the arm in the coming year as governments lift travel restrictions imposed during the pandemic. “If all goes according to plan, we should be able to have the majority of Canadians vaccinated by next September,” Prime Minister
International students looking for a place to study abroad are giving Canada top marks for its handling of the COVID-19 global pandemic, says an Australian expert in international education trends. “In May, 2020 Navitas surveyed its global agent network to explore how COVID-19 was changing the fortunes of international study destinations,” says Jon Chew, head
Tech start-ups are booming in India and mean the country is replete with companies that could benefit from access to Canadian and American markets through Canada’s Start-Up Visa program. Bain and Company, a management consulting firm to Fortune 500 CEOs, pegs the number of start-ups in India at almost 80,000 in its India Venture Capital
Fast-growing Canadian tech companies are in hiring mode and bringing in highly-skilled immigrants to fill jobs despite the COVID-19 global pandemic, reveals a new report from the Innovation Economy Council. “Canada’s booming technology sector appears to be holding its own in the global race for talent, even after the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic,”
Canada has suspended flights from the United Kingdom for 72 hours to try and halt the spread of a new strain of COVID-19. The announcement, effective midnight Sunday Dec. 20, sees Canada join multiple countries from around the world in limiting travel from the UK while experts study the new variant. The UK and World
Quebec says certain international students who have completed their programs can start work while their application for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is being processed. The right to start work is specifically for International students whose Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and study permit expire on December 31 this year after being automatically extended due to COVID-19.