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How to Get a Post-Graduation Work Permit?

A post-graduation work permit (PGWP) is for those who have graduated from a designated learning institution and want to stay in Canada temporarily to work. A designated learning institution is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students. You can see the full list of designated learning institutions here. You have …

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Alberta Lifts Temporary Worker Restrictions

As of May 1, 2022, Alberta has lifted restrictions on hiring temporary foreign workers in the province.  The Temporary Foreign Worker (Program) is designed to allow Canadian employers to hire foreign workers to fill temporary jobs when qualified Canadians are not available.  As a response to COVID-19, the government of Alberta had a “refusal to …

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How Does Express Entry Work?

Express Entry is an online application system for skilled workers wishing to immigrate to Canada and get Canadian permanent residence status. There are 3 programs managed through Express Entry, these are: Canadian Experience Class: For skilled workers with Canadian work experience. They must have gained the work experience in the 3 years before applying and …

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Covid-19 Test No Longer Required for Fully-Vaccinated Travellers as of April 1st

On March 17th, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra tweeted, “Starting Apr, 1, Canada will no longer require fully-vaccinated travellers to provide a COVID-19 test to enter the country!” This change has come into place after travel industry advocates lobbied again testing requirement because the price of the tests can deter travellers. You must have received the …

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Alberta Renames PNP & Introduces 2 New Programs

As of February 16, 2022, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program was renamed the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. They have also introduced two new streams, the Rural Renewal Stream and the Rural Entrepreneur Stream. According to Immigration.ca, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, launched the changes at the Fairness for Newcomers Summit in Calgary and stated, “We’re to …

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Employment Rates Drop as Omicron Surges

As the cases of Omicron surge during the fifth wave of Covid-19 this January employment rates have once again dropped. Statistics Canada reported that Canada lost 200,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 6.5%. Before Omicron the unemployment rate was at 6%.  According to CIC News, a large part of the increase is “due to …

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How does the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) work?

One way to immigrate to Canada is through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). According to the Government of Canada, this program is designed for workers who: “have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory” “want to live in that province” “want to become permanent residents of Canada” …

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First Express Entry Draw of 2022

The first draw of 2022 was held on January 5th and Canada is inviting 392 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has only invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. The draw requires a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 808 points, which is 88 points …

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Immigration Applications Backlog

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the face of businesses all around the world. Border closures and travel restrictions have caused a slowdown in many industries and the IRCC is no different. According to data released by the IRCC, Canada has a backlog of nearly 1.8 million immigration applications as of Oct.27th. Applications that …

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Travel Restrictions Due to Omicron

Travel restrictions increase with the emergence of the Omicron variant. This variant was first detected in South Africa and has been classified as a Variant of Concern meaning there is an increased risk of transmissibility and severe disease. Since the Omicron variant was discovered new travel restrictions have been imposed. Any foreign nationals coming from …

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Minister Fraser marks the start of National Francophone Immigration Week 2021

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement:“As the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, it’s important for me to mark National Francophone Immigration Week because I am proud to celebrate the contributions of French-speaking newcomers to communities across Canada, as well as our country’s linguistic duality. Ottawa, …

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Using Canada’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel

The Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination provides Canadian residents with a reliable way to demonstrate that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 when travelling within and outside Canada. Canadians can get their proof of vaccination from their province or territory (for more information, visit Canada.ca/vaccine-proof). Each country decides what type of vaccination proof is required, the …

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More than 3,000 Evacuees Arrive in Canada from Afghanistan

Statement The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement Ottawa, September 3, 2021—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: …

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Canada reaches agreement with U.S. to support refugees’ travel to safety

The Government of Canada continues to exhaust every option to get as many Afghans to safety as possible, in partnership with our allies around the world. In the first phase of our operation, Canada evacuated roughly 3,700 people from Afghanistan—the majority of whom are refugees who supported Canada’s mission, and will soon begin new lives …

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Canada reaches agreement with U.S. to support refugees’ travel to safety

August 31, 2021—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada continues to exhaust every option to get as many Afghans to safety as possible, in partnership with our allies around the world. In the first phase of our operation, Canada evacuated roughly 3,700 people from Afghanistan—the majority of whom are refugees who supported Canada’s mission, and will soon …

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