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Express Entry Draw Update

Latest! An Express Entry draw occurred on March 23 and issued 3,232 invitations to foreign nationals from the Canadian Experience Class. READ MORE

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Express Entry Draw March 23

An Express Entry draw occurred on March 23 and issued 3,232 invitations to foreign nationals from the Canadian Experience Class. READ MORE

Monday, March 23, 2020

Express Entry Draw March 19

An Express Entry draw occurred on March 19 and 668 invitations were issued to skilled foreign nationals. READ MORE

Friday, March 20, 2020

Activists call on Provinces to End Newcomer Waits for Public Health Insurance

Health professionals and activists are urging the provinces to give newcomers immediate access to health insurance. READ MORE

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Canadian Deportations Halted Amid Coronavirus Outbreaks

Rejected immigrants and refugees in Canada will be allowed to temporarily stay longer given the pandemic situation. READ MORE

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Canada-U.S. Border Closing due to Coronavirus

The Canada-U.S. border is closing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. READ MORE

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Canadian Borders Closed to Most Foreign Travellers

In order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Canadian borders will be closed to most foreign travellers. READ MORE

Monday, March 16, 2020

PNP Draws Mar 9 - 15

Two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws occurred last week in Manitoba and British Columbia. READ MORE

Monday, March 16, 2020

Bank of Canada Lowers Overnight Rate Target due to COVID, Oil Prices

The Bank of Canada (BoC) lowered its target for the overnight rate to 0.75 per cent today. READ MORE

Monday, March 16, 2020

IRCC Special Measures for those affected by Coronavirus

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has implemented special measures for Chinese, Iranian and South Korean nationals affected by the coronavirus. READ MORE

Friday, March 13, 2020

Immigration Levels Plan 2020-2022

IRCC has released the Immigration Levels Plan for 2020-2022. READ MORE

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

IRCC Awards Recognize Four Canadian Businesses for Work with Newcomers

Four businesses have been recognized for their work with newcomers by the IRCC. READ MORE

Monday, March 09, 2020

PNP Draws Mar 2 - 7

One Provincial Nominee Program draw occurred on March 3. READ MORE

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Express Entry Draw March 4

An Express Entry draw on March 4 issued 3,900 invitations to skilled foreign nationals across Canada. READ MORE

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

An Upcoming New Stream of Alberta PNP

Alberta is launching new programs to help foreign nationals fast-track their visa processing. READ MORE

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Cape Breton Population Growing Again Due to International Students

After over 20 years of decline, Cape Breton’s population is growing again thanks to international students. READ MORE

Monday, March 02, 2020

PNP Draws Feb 24 - Mar 1

Four PNP occurred last week in BC, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. READ MORE

Friday, February 28, 2020

Toronto and Vancouver Breaking Immigration Records in North America

Greater Toronto and Vancouver are outpacing New York City, Miami and Los Angeles by the number of immigrants per capita. READ MORE

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pilot Project for OINP Program will Start in March

A new pilot project to settle immigrants in Belleville and Quinte West, Ontario begins in March. READ MORE

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Claresholm, AB has launched its RNIP

An Albertan town has received overwhelming interest after joining the Rural and Northern Immigration pilot project. READ MORE

Monday, February 24, 2020

PNP Draws Feb 17-23

Two Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) occurred this week in B.C. and PEI. READ MORE

Monday, February 24, 2020

Podium Finish: Canada Ranks Third Most Popular International Education Destination

With over 642,000 international students, Canada is the third most popular country for international education. READ MORE

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Express Entry Draw Feb. 19

An Express Entry draw on February 19 issued 4,500 invitations. READ MORE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

PNP Draws Feb 9 - 16

Four Provincial Nominee Program draws occurred this week and issued 1457 invitations to candidates across four provinces. READ MORE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Black History Month in Canada

February is Black History Month around the world. In Canada, the theme for Black History Month is “Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past.” READ MORE

Thursday, February 13, 2020

More Nigerian Immigrants are Choosing Canada

The number of Nigerian immigrants coming to Canada has tripled in the last five years. READ MORE

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Richmond Council Tackles Birth Tourism

Hospitals in Richmond, B.C. face a growing demand for “birth tourism.” READ MORE

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

PNP Draws Feb 3 - 9

One Provincial Nominee Program draw occurred this week in B.C. READ MORE

Monday, February 10, 2020

Policy Changes could Benefit Skilled Immigrants

All workforce growth in Ontario over the next 25 years is expected to come from immigrants. READ MORE

Monday, February 10, 2020

U.S. travel ban pushes skilled immigrants to Canada

New legislation in the U.S. last week has restricted immigration from Nigeria, Eritrea, Tanzania, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. READ MORE

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Entrepreneur Success Stories in Halifax

Nova Scotia is breaking immigration records and business is benefiting from the influx of newcomers. READ MORE

Thursday, February 06, 2020

New Brunswick urged to spend on settlement agencies to grow population

New Brunswick must spend on frontline settlement agencies if it wants population growth says the New Brunswick Multicultural Council. READ MORE

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Express Entry Draw February 5

Another Express Entry draw was held today, issuing 3,500 invitations to foreign nationals. READ MORE

Monday, February 03, 2020

PNP Draws Jan 27 - Feb 3

The sole Provincial Nominee Program draw this week occurred in B.C. with 284 invitations issued. READ MORE

Friday, January 31, 2020

IELTS Tests Suspended because of Coronavirus

All IELTS tests in China, Hong Kong, and Macau have been suspended to prevent the spread of coronavirus. READ MORE

Friday, January 31, 2020

BC Provincial Nominee Program Language Requirement Update

The BC Provincial Nominee Program has introduced language requirements to its Entrepeneur Immigration program. READ MORE

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

New Policy to Support Ukranian Flight Victims’ Families

Canada’s federal government has implemented new temporary visa policies to support the families of the 57 Canadians who died on Flight PS752. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

U.S. measures could mean more birth tourism in Canada

Efforts in the U.S. to reduce birth tourism could bring more foreign nationals to give birth in Canada. READ MORE

Monday, January 27, 2020

PNP Draws Jan 20-27

Another Tech Pilot draw occurred in B.C. this week and issued 58 invitations under the Provincial Nominee Program. READ MORE

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Express Entry Draw - Jan 22

Another Express Entry draw on January 22 issued 3,400 invitations to foreign nationals. CRS # 471 READ MORE

Monday, January 20, 2020

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) Draws Jan 14 - 20

Four PNP draws occurred this week and 1,396 invitations were issued in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. READ MORE

Friday, January 17, 2020

New Immigration Program in Niagara

A new immigration program helping local communities bring in skilled immigrants is coming to Niagara. READ MORE

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Montreal Awareness Campaign Addresses Barriers to Workplace for Immigrants

Montreal mayor Valérie Plante has launched an awareness campaign about the struggles faced by newcomers in Canada’s job market. READ MORE

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Church Group Reunites Syrian Family in Canada

A Syrian family is reunited in Toronto with the help of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Atlantic Canada’s Top 20 Employers Announced

Mediacorp has announced the winners of its annual “Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers” competition. READ MORE

Monday, January 13, 2020

PNP. Draws Jan 7 - 13

Four PNP draws occurred last week in B.C., Ontario and Saskatchewan, issuing 957 invitations. READ MORE

Friday, January 10, 2020

Canadian Visa Decisions Will Be Increasingly Made by Artificial Intelligence

The federal government is expanding AI-based visa application decision making. READ MORE

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Saskatchewan seeks greater control over immigration

The prairies province is in contact with federal officials to get an immigration arrangement like Quebec. READ MORE

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Express Entry Draw Jan 8

The first Express Entry draw of 2020 took place on Jan 8, issuing another 3,400 invitations to eligible foreign nationals to fast-track their permanent residency. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Canada could Top U.S. in Economic Growth through Immigration

Immigration could help Canada post the strongest economic growth among G7 countries. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

PNP Draws Dec 23 - Jan 6

Two B.C. Tech Pilot draws occurred in the final days of 2019. READ MORE

Monday, January 06, 2020

More Iranians seek asylum in Canada as tensions rise

The number of Iranians seeking asylum in Canada has tripled since 2016. READ MORE

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Next round of family reunification program postponed

In the meantime, the federal government is working on a new intake process. READ MORE

Monday, December 30, 2019

Vernon, B.C. to join the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

Vernon will be one of two B.C. communities taking part in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. READ MORE

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Population growth not enough to sustain New Brunswick’s economy

Despite record growth, New Brunswick’s population swell won’t be enough to expand the population’s economy. READ MORE

Monday, December 23, 2019

PNP Draws Dec. 15 - 22

Four Provincial Nominee Program draws issued 1,512 invitations in B.C., Manitoba, PEI and Saskatchewan last week. READ MORE

Friday, December 20, 2019

Express Entry Draw December 19

Another Express Entry draw issued 3,200 invitations yesterday to skilled foreign nationals to fast-track their permanent residency status. READ MORE

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Tips for Crossing the US Border this Holiday Season

Preclearance screening might complicate holiday trips across the US border this holiday season. READ MORE

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

International Migrants Day 2019

Social cohesion is the theme for this year’s International Migrants Day. READ MORE

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Starting Wage for Canadian Newcomers is Rising

Canadian newcomers’ average starting wage is growing, according to Statistics Canada. READ MORE

Monday, December 16, 2019

PNP Draws Dec. 10 - 16

Two Provincial Nominee Program draws occurred last week, with 720 invitations issued to skilled foreign nationals. READ MORE

Friday, December 13, 2019

Alberta Citizenship Ceremony Welcomes 45 New Canadians

Forty-five new Canadians received their citizenship at the Royal Alberta Museum on Thursday. READ MORE

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Express Entry Draw Dec 11

Another 3,200 Express Entry invitations were issued yesterday. READ MORE

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Canada will Benefit from New USMCA Deal

The new United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement, signed on Tuesday, will benefit Canada thanks to amendments made by U.S. Democrats which strengthened labour regulations and other standards. READ MORE

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Hamilton Music Collective makes Music Lessons More Accessible to Kids

Hamilton-based Astrid Hepner has created a program called “An Instrument for Every Child” offering free music lessons and instrument rentals to kids who can’t afford them. READ MORE

Monday, December 09, 2019

PNP Draws Dec 3 - 9

Four Provincial Nominee Program draws occurred last week in BC, Nova Scotia, Alberta and Manitoba. READ MORE

Friday, December 06, 2019

Tips to Protect your SIN

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has released tips on protecting your Social Insurance Number (SIN) from fraud. READ MORE

Thursday, December 05, 2019

“Fake Lawyers” are Scamming Vulnerable Canadians

Vulnerable Canadians are being scammed by practitioners with fraudulent degrees—including law degrees. READ MORE

Thursday, December 05, 2019

New Program helps Quebec Newcomers Find Housing

A new project by the Fédération des Coopératives d’Habitation Intermunicipale du Montréal Métropolitain (FECHIMM) will help newcomers find affordable housing. READ MORE

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Saskatchewan Creates New Immigrant Class

Saskatchewan has announced plans to create a new immigrant class for foreign students interested in entrepreneurship after graduation. READ MORE

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Final Phase of Canada’s Biometrics Program now in Effect

Canada rolled out the final phase of its biometrics program yesterday. READ MORE

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Canadian Universities Watching Out for Hong Kong Exchange Students

Canadian universities are monitoring the situation in Hong Kong to keep exchange students informed about the latest developments. READ MORE

Monday, December 02, 2019

New CNESST Requirements for International Recruitment

Recruitment and placement agencies for temporary foreign workers in Quebec will now need to register for a permit with CNESST as of January 1, 2020. READ MORE

Monday, December 02, 2019

Canada Ranked 3rd in Annual Nation Brands Index

Canada ranked 3rd in the 2019 Anholt-Ipsos Nation Brands Index. READ MORE

Monday, December 02, 2019

PNP Draws Nov. 26 - Dec. 1

Two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws occurred last week in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. READ MORE

Friday, November 29, 2019

New Assessment will Help Newcomers find Services

New multi-language assessment program to help Windsor’s recent immigrants access services. READ MORE

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New “Sesame Street” for Syrian Children Created by Syrian Refugee in Canada

A new version of “Sesame Street” is coming to Middle Eastern TV in February 2020 thanks to Mohammad Aljamous, a Syrian refugee in Canada. READ MORE

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Express Entry Draw November 27

Express Entry (EE) draw issues 3,600 invitations on Wednesday. READ MORE

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

PNP Draws November 19 - 25

Three Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws occurred last week. READ MORE

Monday, November 25, 2019

Scammers Circulating Fake Letter to Defraud Indian Job Seekers

An unauthorized immigration recruiter is trying to trick Indian job applicants with a falsified job vacancy letter. READ MORE

Friday, November 22, 2019

Citizenship Ceremony in Kelowna on Thursday Welcomes 41 New Canadians

Forty-one new Canadians were presented with their citizenship certificates in Kelowna on Thursday. READ MORE

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Trudeau’s New Cabinet

Trudeau’s new cabinet was sworn in yesterday with a few changes. READ MORE

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie to Participate in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Sault Ste. Marie is the first rural community to participate in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). READ MORE

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Oxford Frozen Foods Brings in Nine Families with Immigration Pilot

Oxford Frozen Foods, a blueberry processor in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, is bringing nine new families to the area through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program. READ MORE

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

Trudeau’s new cabinet has been sworn in with several changes—including Marco Mendicino as the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. READ MORE

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Study to seek Incentives for French-Speaking Immigrants to Settle in English Cities

A new study funded by the Department of Immigration intends to find new incentives to bring French-speaking immigrants to English-speaking cities. READ MORE

Monday, November 18, 2019

PNP Draws Nov. 11 - 17

Saskatchewan and BC held PNP draws last week, issuing 957 invites to skilled candidates. READ MORE

Friday, November 15, 2019

Express Entry Draw November 13

An Express Entry draw was held on November 13 and 3,600 invitations were issued to fast-track skilled foreign nationals for permanent residency. READ MORE

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Applications in Sudbury Open in December

The Sudbury Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot opens in December. READ MORE

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

PNP Draws November 5 - 11

Two new Provincial Nominee Program draws were held in Manitoba and BC last week and 247 invitations were issued. READ MORE

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Don Cherry Fired Over "You People” Rant

Don Cherry was fired by Rogers Sportsnet on Monday after he suggested immigrants weren’t honouring Canada’s fallen soldiers. READ MORE

Monday, November 11, 2019

Quebec Rules in Favour of French Newcomer

Late last week, the Quebec provincial government overturned its decision to deny a French-speaking woman immigration papers after the story attracted international attention. READ MORE

Friday, November 08, 2019

Australian Asylum Seeker Finds a New Home in Canada

After almost seven years in an Australian detention centre, Amirhossein Sahragard has finally found a new home in Canada as the result of a private sponsorship program. READ MORE

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Quebec Experience Program (PEQ): Changes vs. Current Applicants

The Quebec Experience Program is set up to assist skilled immigrants obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate more rapidly, thereby speeding up their chances towards attaining permanent residence. READ MORE

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Draws Oct. 29 – Nov. 04, 2019

Provincial Nominee Program draws held this week issued a combined total of 1,271 invitations to foreign candidates in Saskatchewan and British Columbia (B.C.). READ MORE

Monday, November 04, 2019

Saskatchewan: Student Loan for Truck Drivers Training

Saskatchewan is seeking the Canadian federal government’s approval of student loans to cover the transport-trailer drivers mandatory training. READ MORE

Friday, November 01, 2019

Asia Pacific Foundation Of Canada: Opinion On Filling Canada Labour Gaps In Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (Stem)

The Vancouver-based Asia Pacific Foundation’s 2019 national opinion poll showed that majority of Canadians were aware of labour gaps in STEM fields. READ MORE

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Draws Oct. 22 – 28, 2019

Provincial Nominee Program draws held last week issued invitations to candidates in three provinces: British Columbia (B.C.), Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. READ MORE

Monday, October 28, 2019

First Syrian Refugees in Northern B.C Get Canadian Citizenship 2019

It was a miracle for the Tohme family of six, when they celebrated their Canadian citizenship at a ceremony in Prince George, B.C. on Thursday October 24, 2019. READ MORE

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Ahmed Hussen Re-Elected

Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen has been re-elected in his Ontario riding, after replacing Liberal MP John McCallum in 2017. READ MORE