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Canada Expands the Francophone Mobility Program to Boost French-Speaking Immigration

Canada recently unveiled an expansion of the Francophone Mobility Program, aimed at bolstering French-speaking immigration to the country. As per the latest update from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the program has undergone significant changes, including revisions to the language requirements for work permit applicants. Revised Language Requirements: The most significant change to […]

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NEWS UPDATE: Canada Launches Economic Immigration Initiatives for Skilled Newcomers and Displaced Individuals.

Canada has long been known for its welcoming stance on immigration and its commitment to providing opportunities for individuals seeking a better life. In a recent move, the Canadian government has introduced new economic immigration streams specifically designed to support skilled refugees and other displaced individuals. This blog post explores the details of these new

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News Update: Canada Launches New Process to Welcome Skilled Workers in 2023!

The Government of Canada has introduced a new category-based selection process in the Express Entry system to welcome skilled workers. This innovative approach aims to address the country’s labour needs, support French communities, and promote economic and social prosperity. By prioritizing French language proficiency and specific fields like healthcare, STEM, trades, transportation, and agriculture, Canada

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Canada Immigration Plans 2023-2025: Welcoming New Immigrants with Open Arms

Canada’s immigration landscape is set to undergo significant changes in the coming years, as the government unveils its immigration plans for 2023 to 2025. These plans aim to attract and welcome new immigrants, particularly skilled workers, to contribute to the country’s diverse and thriving society. Let’s explore what you can expect from Canada’s immigration programs

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NEWS UPDATE: Canada Extends Policy for In-Canada Work Permits for Immigrant visitors.

Canada introduced a new policy in 2020 that grants immigrant visitors the opportunity to apply for work permits while staying in the country. This development comes as an exciting opportunity for individuals who are visiting Canada and have received valid job offers from Canadian employers. The 2 year policy extension, announced by Immigration, Refugees and

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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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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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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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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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Canada expands resettlement program to bring more Afghans to safety

Ottawa, August 13, 2021—The Government of Canada continues to be deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the risks it poses for many vulnerable Afghans. Canada’s special immigration program has already brought many Afghans to Canada—and our teams there, here and across the world are working around the clock to bring as many

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Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador extend immigration agreement

Over the past years, the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have worked together closely to help more newcomers choose, settle and thrive in the province. Central to these efforts is the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement. First signed in 2016, the agreement sets out joint objectives and lays a blueprint for federal-provincial cooperation

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