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Canada invites candidates in the first Express Entry draw of 2024

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations in the first Express Entry draw of the year. The department invited 1,510 candidates to apply in a general draw. They required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 546. Get a Free Express Entry Assessment A general draw considers candidates from all Express Entry […]

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What you need to know before moving to Ontario

Canada’s single-most populated province, with a population of over 15 million, Ontario is a popular destination for newcomers to Canada. Already home to Canada’s largest immigrant population, this province is renowned for being the Canadian region with the most employment opportunities and lifestyle freedom across this country, as well as having Canada’s largest housing market. […]

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Studying in Canada? Prove your English Proficiency with CAEL!

If you are an international student looking to study in Canada, applying to schools and for a student visa means providing proof of your English language proficiency. CAEL is the only Canadian test specifically designed for academic purposes and is accepted by over 180 Canadian universities and colleges. It is also officially accepted by Immigration, […]

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Canadian Government opens new temporary resident pathway for Palestinians in Gaza with family in Canada

Effective today, this new temporary resident (TR) pathway is being implemented to help extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents (PRs) in Gaza find a “temporary safe haven” in Canada. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Elaborating on measures first announced in December, and enacted by the Canadian government to support […]

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Will the CRS score go down in 2024?

2023 was a landmark year for Canadian immigration, filled with more new policies, measures, and changes than seen in many years previous. However, common themes remain, with one of the most enduring being the importance of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores in the immigration journeys of Express Entry candidates. Last year’s Express Entry draws saw […]

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Canadian Federal court orders IRCC to issue decision on study permit

The Federal court has granted a writ of mandamus for a study permit application. The applicant submitted their study permit application on July 13th 2022 but the application was stuck in a background check for more than 15 months. Discover your options to study in Canada A writ of mandamus is a judicial remedy that […]

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How to Apply for an Educational Credential Assessment from WES: A Step-by-Step Guide

Each year, thousands of immigrants are admitted into Canada as permanent residents. In November 2023, Immigrants, Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released its Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026, outlining the targeted number of permanent residents admitted under all eligible programs for the next three years. According to the most recent plan, Canada will aim to welcome nearly […]

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Landed immigrants from Africa and Asia see highest employment rates in Canada

A recent study by Statistics Canada revealed that landed immigrants from Africa and Asia had the highest employment rates on average, compared to landed immigrants from other regions around the world. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Note: “Landed immigrants” (or simply “immigrants”) are technical terms used by Statistics Canada to denote a permanent […]

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Statistics Canada: PNP candidates in Ontario, Alberta and BC have highest earnings

According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, newcomers who arrive in Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) may earn more if they settle in Canada’s three most populous provinces. The report found that there were “significant differences among provinces in the average earnings of provincial nominees” throughout Canada. As of 2020, the highest […]

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Canada ranked as 2nd best country in the world

According to the 2023 Best Countries ranking by U.S. News, Canada is the second-best in the world overall this year. The move up to second is an improvement from 2022, when Canada was ranked third overall by U.S. News. To formulate these rankings, U.S. News looked at 10 different sub-categories (where they ranked the top […]

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Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and PEI invite candidates in latest PNP results

Five Canadian provinces have invited candidates to apply for nomination under the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP). Through the PNP, provinces select the economic immigration candidates who are the most likely to integrate successfully into the provincial workforce. Provincial governments find these candidates either by selecting them through the federal Express Entry application pool or accepting […]

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IRCC extends transition period for distance learning measures to December 2023

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced they are extending distance learning measures that were implemented throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who completed less than 50% of their PGWP-eligible studies outside of Canada will be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) until December 31, 2023. Before the pandemic, all international students needed to […]

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Eight cities in Ontario among Canada’s safest

Rentola, an online platform for tenants and landlords, recently published a report on Canada’s safest cities. According to the study eight of the top ten safest cities in Canada were in Ontario. The study also found that of the top 20 safest cities in Canada, 10 were in Ontario. Discover if You Are Eligible for […]

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Three ways for newcomers to Canada to save money at the grocery store

Like many countries around the world, Canada has also experienced rising living costs for most goods and services — including groceries. For obvious reasons, the ability to affordably purchase groceries is key to living a comfortable life in Canada, as it allows for the purchase of everyday essential goods for newcomers and their families. Discover […]

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Pivoting North: A Guide for U.S. Residents Looking to Move to Canada

To attract more global tech talent to Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently opened a new three-year Open Work Permit stream for H-1B holders living in the United States (U.S.). After opening the stream for applications on July 16, the federal government announced that it was closing the program after reaching the intended […]

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Canadian politicians critical of “inefficient” IRCC client service

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is working toward modernizing and digitizing its processing system to improve access for applicants wishing to track the status of their application. To help clients get information, IRCC has several dedicated service lines through its Client Services Centre (CSC), depending on the type of inquiry. This includes a service […]

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Global tech workers flock to Canada: 32,000 newcomers in one year

Between April 2022 and March 2023, more than 32,000 global tech industry workers came to Canada for work according to a recent report from The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and Canada’s Tech Network (CTN). What follows will now go deeper into the report from TECNA and CTN, which highlights some of the top […]

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Most popular ways to come to Canada from Bangladesh

Under its Immigration Levels Plan, Canada aims to welcome 465,000 new permanent residents by the end of 2023. This goal is increased to 500,000 by 2025. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration According to Statistics Canada, there are about 100,000 Bangladeshi origin Canadians. In 2023, Canada welcomed over 2,700 Bangladeshi permanent residents. Canada […]

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British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba nominate candidates in this week’s PNP results

Three Canadian provinces have nominated candidates to apply for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) this week. Being nominated by a province strengthens a permanent residence application. This is because a province will nominate only the economic immigration candidates who they feel are well-suited to economically establish within the province through filling gaps in the provincial […]

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See where Canada ranks globally for average salary in these 10 in-demand jobs

World-renowned employment agency and consulting firm Randstad released a list of the 15 most in-demand jobs in Canada for 2023. What follows will provide an outline and overview of where Canada ranks globally in average annual base salary (unless otherwise noted) for the top 10 in-demand jobs identified by Randstad, which can help readers understand […]

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Simplifying International Money Transfers: Discover the Benefits of TD Global Transfer™ for New Canadians

As a newcomer to Canada, you might need to send money back home occasionally (or on a regular basis) to support loved ones or manage your financial commitments. Global money transfers can help you make these transactions with ease, providing a convenient and secure way to send funds across the world.[1] In this article, we […]

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Simplifying International Money Transfers: Discover the Benefits of TD Global Transfer™ for New Canadians

As a newcomer to Canada, you might need to send money back home occasionally (or on a regular basis) to support loved ones or manage your financial commitments. Global money transfers can help you make these transactions with ease, providing a convenient and secure way to send funds across the world.[1] In this article, we […]

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Spousal sponsorship in Canada: How IRCC checks if a relationship is genuine

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) cites family reunification as one of the pillars of Canadian immigration. When you apply to bring a spouse or partner to Canada under family class sponsorship, IRCC must be satisfied that the relationship is genuine. IRCC makes these assessments because sometimes a foreign national may attempt to pursue a […]

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Is immigration causing Canada’s housing crisis?

The housing crisis in Canada has reached a peak this year. A report released in June by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) shows that over 22 million housing units will be required by 2030 to help achieve housing affordability for everyone living in Canada. This is 3.5 million additional units to the current […]

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Is immigration causing Canada’s housing crisis?

The housing crisis in Canada has reached a peak this year. A report released in June by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) shows that over 22 million housing units will be required by 2030 to help achieve housing affordability for everyone living in Canada. This is 3.5 million additional units to the current […]

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