Canada-India direct flights to resume September 27
Canada is lifting the ban on direct flights to India next week. India air travellers will once again be able to come to Canada starting at midnight on September 27, according to a media release. Travellers will still have to comply with public health measures, such as testing requirements, and possibly quarantine. Discover if You’re .
Quebec skilled workers now eligible for Bridging Open Work Permit
As of August 31, 2021, temporary foreign workers who reside in Quebec and have been selected by Quebec as skilled workers, are eligible, under certain conditions, to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP). Holders of a BOWP are able to work for any employer of their choice while they wait for Immigration, Refugees .
Ontario invites 995 workers and international students in new PNP draw
Ontario held a new round of invitations on September 21, inviting 995 to apply for a provincial nomination. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited candidates who had profiles in the Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. Candidates may have qualified for one of two Employer Job Offer streams. Discover if You’re Eligible for Canadian Immigration A total of 406 .
Liberals win Election 2021: What does it mean for Canadian immigration?
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has won its third straight Canadian election, according to news networks such as CTV and CBC. Following a 36-day campaign, the news networks are forecasting that the Liberals will form another minority government. The final election results are expected to be delayed due to pandemic-related issues such as longer waits at .
Election Polls 2021: Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck on election day
Sep 20, 2021
Canada votes today, and both the Conservatives and the Liberals are statistically tied. Most polls suggest the Liberals are ahead slightly, but not enough to secure a clear lead. CBC’s poll tracker suggests most of the recent polls put the margin between the two parties at two percentage points or less, which is effectively a .
What to do if you receive a Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 invitation
Sep 20, 2021
Canada intends to hold its Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2021 lottery this week, and as soon as beginning today. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) plans to draw some 30,000 candidates from the lottery over a two-week period. IRCC will only consider those who submitted an Interest to Sponsor form on its website between .
How to return to Canada after being ordered to leave
Sep 19, 2021
Canada can order non-citizens to leave the country by issuing removal orders. Some of the reasons for such orders can include criminal conduct and violation of Canadian immigration laws. If you’ve been subject to a removal order, you may need an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) to come back. Whether or not you require .
15 jobs in Quebec in high demand due to COVID-19
Sep 18, 2021
Canada released a government study that highlights the jobs that were affected by the pandemic in Quebec. Many jobs were negatively impacted because of Quebec’s public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. Examples of such jobs include retail salespersons, cooks and administrative assistants. Affected workers may have lost their jobs or saw their hours reduced as a .
PEI invites 143 in scheduled PNP draw
Sep 17, 2021
The Province of Prince Edward Island held its regular monthly immigration draw on September 16. The province invited a total of 143 immigration candidates through its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Most of the invitations, 129, went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The remaining nine invitations went to Business Impact candidates who had at least 72 points in the province’s .
Election Polls 2021: Liberals and Conservatives are effectively tied
Sep 17, 2021
Ahead of the last weekend before election day, support for both Liberals and Conservatives is so strong there is no clear front runner. All voter polls in Canada suggest the race is tight. On CBC’s Poll Tracker, Liberals appear to be just ahead at 31.7 per cent compared to 31.2 per cent for the Conservatives. .
How to submit a Super Visa application for your parents and grandparents
Sep 16, 2021
The Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadians to come to Canada. Initially, they can come for up to two years without having to renew their status, and can enter multiple times over a 10 year period. This visa is available all year, and is an alternative to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) .
Express Entry: Canada invites 521 PNP candidates
Sep 15, 2021
Canada invited 521 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on September 15. All invited candidates had previously received nominations under a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which amounts to an automatic 600 points added to their base Express Entry score. As a result of the award, candidates needed a score of at least 732 .
BC PNP: 464 immigration candidates invited in new draws
Sep 15, 2021
British Columbia held two draws through its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on September 14, 2021. A total of 365 Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination under the province’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration categories in a general draw. The minimum required score for candidates varied by category. .
Alberta PNP holds largest draw ever with CRS cutoff at 300
Sep 14, 2021
Alberta invited 500 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on September 7. Following two large draws in August, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held its largest draw to date. The previous record was 473 in March 2019. Discover if You’re Eligible for Canadian Immigration Invited candidates were in the Express Entry .
Express Entry: Canada holds first CEC draw of September
Sep 14, 2021
Canada invited 2,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on September 14. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates with scores of at least 462. Invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for permanent residency. Get a Free Express Entry Assessment This draw comes later than expected, .