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June 20, 2024

Canada’s population grows by over one million in less than a year

Canada has reached another population milestone and it’s almost entirely due to immigration.According to the latest data from Statistics Canada, as of April 1 this year, the population passed 41 million people (41,012, 563). For context, the population hit a...

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June 19, 2024

Express Entry: IRCC invites 1,499 candidates in latest draw

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to apply (ITAs) in Canada’s latest Express Entry draw.The department issued 1,499  ITAs in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)- only draw.Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 663...

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June 19, 2024

Category-based Express Entry draws: A year in review

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its first-ever category-based draw on June 28, 2023.This new draw type was announced in May of last year as a way for Canada’s immigration department to attract skilled newcomers based on specific national...

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June 18, 2024

Live Webinar: Preparing for Success: Immigration and Banking Advice for International Students in Canada

Are you preparing to come to Canada as an international student? Moving to a new country as an international student can be exciting, but it's normal to feel some uncertainty too. That's why CanadaVisa and TD are joining forces to...

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June 18, 2024

IRCC introduces interim measure allowing some foreign nationals to gain Canadian citizenship faster

Historically the ability of Canadian citizens to pass on their citizenship to their children, when a child was born abroad, was limited to the first generation. This means if a Canadian who was themselves born abroad, had a child overseas,...

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June 17, 2024

Report recommends that Canada phase out closed work permits

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SCSAST) has released a report recommending that Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stop issuing closed work permits.The report examined the structure and use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program...

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June 16, 2024

What are my chances of receiving a work permit through the IEC this year?

Newcomers to Canada often seek to obtain work permits. When eligible, newcomers may want to consider the International Experience Canada (IEC) program as a route to obtain a work permit.Unlike most other programs, the IEC pool gives candidates greater clarity...

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June 15, 2024

Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan invite candidates for nomination in latest draws

This week, Ontario, British Columbia (B.C.) and Saskatchewan have issued provincial immigration invitations to eligible candidates.Across Canada, 11 of the country's 13 provinces and territories - the exceptions being Nunavut and Quebec - use Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that allow...

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June 14, 2024

Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association recommends IRPA legislation reform

Last month, members of the Legislative Reform Committee from the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association (CILA) released a report outlining how CILA would like to see the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) reformed.IRPA is legislation, first introduced in 2001, that...

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June 14, 2024

Speed Up Your Canadian Study Permit through the Student Direct Stream: Tips for International Students

Are you considering studying in Canada and searching for a quicker way to obtain your Canadian study permit? If so, this article offers some helpful guidance.International students aiming to study in Canada can expedite their study permit application process through...

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