The launch of Canada’s new permanent residence pathway for international graduates and essential workers went relatively smoothly on Thursday, although some users reported issues with the online payment system. Fears that a huge rush of applicants would overload the system proved unfounded, as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) confounded the critics with the rollout.
Francophone immigration to Canada outside Quebec was on a steep incline until the COVID-19 pandemic struck, figures reveal. In the five years ending in 2019, the number of francophone new permanent residents tripled, jumping from 2,965 to 8,470. The increase was a result of initiatives at both federal and provincial level to boost the number
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino unveiled Wednesday the details of six new pathways that will start Thursday, May 6 at noon to grant permanent residence for up to 90,000 temporary foreign workers and international graduates. The new pathways are being touted as vital to bolster Canada’s healthcare system and industries providing essential services, particularly during the
Canada launches its new pathway to permanent residence for 90,000 international graduates, health care workers and other essential workers at noon on Thursday May 6, 2021. Those who qualify for the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway (TR to PR Pathway) streams must upload several supporting documents to show proof that they qualify. Read More
Ottawa is fast-tracking the permanent residence applications of caregivers during the pandemic, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced Thursday. “Immigrant caregivers, who take care of our families and elders, are often separated from their own families, and the pandemic has significantly slowed down permanent residence application processing, keeping them apart from their families longer than we
Ukraine rose in the rankings of the most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents in the first 11 months of 2020 despite COVID-19 global pandemic restricted travel. In 2019, the Ukraine was in the 23rd spot on that list, providing 2,995 new permanent residents to Canada. But during the first 11 months of 2020,
Applications are being accepted as of Wednesday January 27 for current and former Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders in Canada to apply for an Open Work Permit to help them gather the experience they need to qualify for permanent residence. Initially announced earlier in January by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, the new public policy
Information technology and professional business know-how once again proved to be among the best ways for immigrants to take up permanent residence in Canada last year as jobs in the retail sector dried up due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada data reveals the top 10 jobs for new permanent residents
Canada is to offer Post Graduation Work Permit holders the chance to qualify for an Open Work Permit to help gather the experience they need to qualify for permanent residence. A new public policy announced by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino on Friday January 8 is aimed at former international students who had their opportunity 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.