Canada surpasses 100,000 permanent residence invites

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This year (2020), Canada surpassed the goal of inviting 100,000 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, after inviting another 5,000 federal Express Entry candidates invitations to apply on November 18th. This is the largest number of invitations ever issued in a calendar year. A total of 102,350 immigration candidates were invited to apply in […]

Hong Kong residents will soon be eligible for new immigration pathways

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The Canadian Government recently announced new immigration policies supporting both Hong Kong residents and Canadians in Hong Kong. Those new policies include offering a new open work permit to Hong Kong graduates from post-secondary institutions. Pathways to permanent residence will also be available to them. Improvements have also been made to existing immigration programs to […]

IRCC doubles number of spousal sponsorship applications

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With the decline in application processing, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently doubled the number of spousal applications it is processing. Prior to the pandemic, Canada’s goal was to admit 70,000 new permanent residents under the Spouses, Partners and Children immigration category. This goal will be increased to […]

Largest Express Entry draw in Canada

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On November 18th, 2020, Canada held its largest ever Express Entry draw, inviting 5,000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence. This brings the total amount of invitations issued to 92,350 in 2020, which surpasses the goal of 91,800. Canada is on it’s way to surpass 100,000 invitations by the end of 2020. In October, […]

Canada offers more permanent resident pathway options for temporary residents

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More immigration pathways for temporary residents who are currently in the country is on the horizon. Immigration minister Marco Mendicino indicated that an announcement would be made by the Canadian federal government soon. For many temporary residents including international students, temporary foreign workers and asylum seekers, this is great news. With the limitations from the […]

Canada will expand PR pathways for students and workers already in Canada

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Canada’s Immigration Minister indicated that more permanent residence pathways will be made available to talent residing in Canada. In a new interview with Bloomberg, Marco Mendicino says Canada is looking at ways to expedite transitions to permanent residence for temporary foreign workers, international students, and asylum seekers who are living in Canada during the COVID-19 […]

Canada announces new immigration measures to support Hong Kong residents

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Canada’s Immigration Minister announced new immigration measures on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 supporting both Hong Kong residents and Canadians in Hong Kong. The new programs include offering a new open work permit to Hong Kong graduates and youth. Pathways to permanent residency will also be available to them. Canada will target Hong Kong graduates as […]

Sponsoring your partner for Canadian immigration

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Spousal sponsorship applications are now being expedited in Canada until the end of this year, as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) plan to expedite up to 6,000 applications per month between October and December 2020. Canada wishes to welcome 70,000 immigrants each year under its spousal, partner and children category.  Canada updated […]