Express Entry is Dead! Long Live Express Entry. Introduction to Bill C-19

What is the bill about? Until Bill C-19 was approved, PR candidates in each draw are determined by the CRS, where the highest-ranking applicants are prioritised for invitations. The new bill confers IRCC greater power…

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A stronger immigration system – Reducing Wait Times

  IRCC will exempt permanent and temporary residence applicants who are already in Canada and meet certain criteria from the immigration medical examination requirement. Simplifying this process in the coming weeks will impact approximately 180,000…

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Changes to IRCC’s medical inadmissibility policy

Changes to the medical inadmissibility policy of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act take effect Ottawa, March 16, 2022—The Government of Canada is taking steps to better align the medical inadmissibility policy with Canadian values…

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Launching the Atlantic Immigration Program to drive economic growth and attract skilled workers

  Immigration is vital to the future of communities across the country, and nowhere more so than in Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot welcomed over 12,700 newcomers across the region, strengthening our communities and…

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Transition period for distance learning measures

Transition period for distance learning measures August 25, 2022—Ottawa—Through the pandemic, measures have been in place to allow international students to pursue their studies online from abroad while remaining eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP)….

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New measures for Post Grad Work Permit holders

New measures for foreign nationals with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits and applicants to the temporary resident to permanent resident pathways August 2, 2022—Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada recognizes the tremendous social,…

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Client survey of recent CUAET applicants

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited some clients who recently applied for the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) to participate in a survey. About the survey By collecting these survey responses, IRCC…

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Expanding refugee access to third-country solutions: International leaders launch the Global Task Force on Refugee Labour Mobility

Across the globe, millions of people are displaced and in need of safety and protection. Only about 1% of refugees have access to resettlement each year, leaving millions of people in limbo and a significant…

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Increase in permanent residence fees effective April 30, 2022

On April 30, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is increasing fees for all permanent residence applications. This includes economic, permit holder, family and humanitarian classes. In 2020, IRCC increased permanent residence fees to account for…

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Canada expands simplified renewal process for passports

As COVID‑19 restrictions are lifted, more and more Canadians are looking to travel abroad. The Government of Canada will continue to modernize and improve its services to better respond to the changing needs of Canadians….

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