Federal Skilled Workers are back in business

Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its first all-program Express Entry draw since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to Canada imposing travel restrictions to help contain the spread of COVID-19, the federal government was considering all eligible candidates during its bi-weekly Express Entry draws. This meant that eligible Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class …

Canada makes huge changes to help international students

IRCC has just announced several major changes to help international students pursue their education in Canada. International students offer significant social and economic benefits which is why Canada seeks to attract them to the country. Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada hosted over 640,000 international students. In a news release issued today, Immigration, …

Canada’s immigration levels nearly tripled in May

Canada’s immigration levels increased significantly in May 2020. Canada welcomed 11,000 immigrants compared with just 4,000 in April. The top 5 source countries of these immigrants were India, China, the Philippines, the US, and Nigeria. This new data by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) strongly indicates that the country’s immigration system is beginning to …

Applying by mail to stay in Canada

IRCC requires immigration applications to be sent electronically, except in some cases. Temporary residents in Canada seeking to extend their stay must apply electronically unless they are one of the exceptions. Electronic applications became mandatory for most temporary residence applications on June 4, 2019. Applications need to be sent electronically if foreign nationals want to: …

Where are Canada’s foreign workers coming from?

New statistics provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offer fresh insights on where temporary foreign workers (TFWs) have been arriving to Canada from since the start of 2020. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting Canada’s TFW levels but not to the same extent as permanent residents. The data captures new work permits issued to TFWs who were eligible to work in …

Where are Express Entry immigrants coming from?

Express Entry has revolutionized Canada’s immigration system, and is allowing global talent from all over the world to achieve their Canadian dream. Express Entry is the flagship system that Canada uses to manage immigration applications submitted by skilled workers around the world. Launched in 2015, Express Entry has revolutionized Canada’s immigration system. Before Express Entry, Canada processed …

How Canada is helping international students

Since March, Canada has sought to help international students experiencing disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. International students are extremely important to Canada’s society and economy. The 640,000 international students in Canada help to create a vibrant learning environment on campuses across the country. They also contribute some $22 billion to the economy each year which supports …