Canada’s Start-Up Visa represents an important option for international students who do not qualify for permanent residence through skilled worker immigration streams. While Ottawa has taken steps to gear up the Express Entry system to favour international students, they are by no means guaranteed to qualify for a coveted Invitation to Apply (ITA). Despite specific
Special Canada immigration measures are being introduced to help Lebanese citizens and Canadians impacted by the two explosions that rocked Beirut and left hundreds of thousands homeless. “Lebanese citizens in Canada on a temporary basis are … able to extend their stay in Canada if they are unable to return home because of the explosion,”
Canada is to make some asylum seekers who worked in hospitals and care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic eligible for permanent residence. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement in Montreal on Friday, August 14, after an agreement was reached with Quebec, where the majority of the affected candidates live. Quebec was hit by a
Canada has conducted its second all-program Express Entry draw since the coronavirus crisis took hold in March, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,900 candidates to bring the total for 2020 over 61,071. The Aug. 5 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 476, much higher than the most recent of the
2020-03-03 – The number of Study Permit holders in Canada increased to more than 640,000 in 2019, as the federal government’s policy of attracting more international students to study in Canada continued to bear fruit. The 2019 numbers are a 13 percent rise on 2018, and an 82 percent rise on the 2015 figure –
Quebec Premier François Legault is looking at ways to give asylum seekers working in the province’s care homes a pathway to permanent residence. Government care homes – known as CHSLDs – are Quebec’s front line in the coronavirus pandemic, seeing thousands of cases and many deaths as a staffing crisis emerged in March and April.
Canada is seeing a steady rise in the number of new permanent residents through the Start-Up Visa Program. In 2019, the total number of new permanent resident approved admissions reached 510, more than double the 250 welcomed in 2018. The figures have been steadily increasing over the last five years for the program, which offers Canadian
November 26, 2018 – Canada has seen an increase in the number of international students transitioning to permanent residence. More than 1,000 more former Study Permit holders became permanent residents in 2017 compared to 2016. Federal government figures show more than 9,400 former students became permanent residents in 2017, compared with 8,250 in 2016.
November 16, 2018 – Several Canada immigration developments have taken place in the last few months that may have an impact on: Canadian permanent residents; Canada Citizenship; Criminal inadmissibility/impaired driving offences, and Quebec Immigration programs. In the latest immigration.ca livestream video, Immigration Lawyer Colin Singer provides a round-up of the developments, and some analysis on
Overview of Express Entry for Skilled Immigration Skilled immigrant applicants can use Canada’s Express Entry system to become permanent residents of Canada. The Express Entry system manages skilled immigration applications and accepts the applications of those who are most likely to successfully settle in Canada and contribute to Canada’s economy. Immigration authorities intend that 80