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British Columbia’s latest Tech Pilot draw invited 74 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on September 22. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw held today issued invitations to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories. Selected candidates who were from the Skilled […]
Author: Alexandra Miekus
Posted: September 23, 2020, 12:36 pm
Canada no longer requires permanent residence applicants to provide their biometric information as long as they have submitted their biometrics in another application within the last ten years.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has previously taken special measures due to the coronavirus pandemic such as allowing delays for biometric submissions if applicants are unable to submit them.  It is unknown as […]
Author: Mohanad Moetaz
Posted: September 22, 2020, 9:57 pm
Immigration minister Marco Mendicino made two notable revelations today during an international student update he provided via a webinar. Mendicino stated that Canada has already issued 56,000 first stage approvals for study permit applications. Secondly, as previously reported by CIC News, the minister confirmed that the federal government, led by Health Canada, continues to work […]
Author: Kareem El-Assal
Posted: September 22, 2020, 8:57 pm
Immigrant entrepreneurs, activists, and academics across Canada have been recognized for their contributions to the country in a nation-wide immigrant awards program. The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards acknowledges the achievements of immigrants across the country. The winners are selected by a combination of online voting, and a team of judges. “We’ve had a […]
Author: Shelby Thevenot
Posted: September 22, 2020, 6:07 pm
Protesters once again took to the streets across Canada this past weekend, calling on the government to address delays in spousal and family sponsorship applications. Foreign spouses and common-law partners of Canadians are exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions, however, many couples are finding that they cannot even get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for their […]
Author: Shelby Thevenot
Posted: September 22, 2020, 10:00 am
The province of Prince Edward Island has invited 345 economic immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw held September 17. After issuing the largest number invitations to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates on August 20, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) distributed yet another record-breaking number of 345 […]
Author: Alexandra Miekus
Posted: September 21, 2020, 2:06 pm
Canada is open to tech talent. A recent U.S. media report by CGTN America sheds light on Canada’s emergence as a destination of choice for tech workers from around the world amid immigration restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. Indeed, Canada has made a concerted effort to attract more workers to its shores to feed […]
Author: Kareem El-Assal
Posted: September 21, 2020, 6:00 am
Canada released more detailed information on who is eligible for a new temporary policy that benefits temporary residents with job offers. The new policy, announced last month, allows eligible foreign nationals with valid status to apply for a job offer-supported work permit from inside Canada. It also means that eligible foreign nationals will not be […]
Author: Shelby Thevenot
Posted: September 20, 2020, 12:00 pm
With citizenship tests suspended as part of Canada’s coronavirus response, tens of thousands of would-be Canadians are blocked from getting a passport and the right to vote. About 85,000 people are waiting to take the citizenship test, according to the immigration department’s data from September 7. Permanent residents need to take the test in order […]
Author: Shelby Thevenot
Posted: September 19, 2020, 9:00 am
Canada announced that its southern border will remain closed until at least October 21, 2020, in a continuing effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair tweeted that the border will continue to be closed for non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S.  This means that United States citizens can […]
Author: Mohanad Moetaz
Posted: September 18, 2020, 2:55 pm

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