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Slight Decrease in CRS Points Requirement in October 18 Express Entry Draw

The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has taken place, with 2,757 candidates in the pool invited to apply on October 18. The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) on this occasion was 436, down from the 438 required […]

Alberta Immigration Announces New Opportunity Stream

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Immigration authorities in the Canadian province of Alberta have announced a new immigration stream, known as the Opportunity stream, which will begin accepting applications as of January 2, 2018 under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The Opportunity stream will provide a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for foreign workers working in Alberta. Like all […]

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Alberta to Launch Express Entry Immigration Stream

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Alberta is set to launch an Express Entry stream in January, 2018, allowing the province to use a portion of its allocation for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to nominate candidates in Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry pool. In doing so, Alberta will finally join most other provinces in having at […]

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How to immigrate to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot

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The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Businesses is these provinces can offer jobs to eligible non-Canadians. With a job offer, you can apply for permanent residence in Canada through one of three programs: high-skilled […]

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IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy

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On June 12, IRCC announced the launch of the Global Skills Strategy. The Strategy aims to provide a faster, more predictable process for attracting top talent to Canada, while in turn creating economic growth and middle-class jobs for Canadians. Foreign workers coming to Canada temporarily can have their applications processed in two weeks. This includes […]

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Changes to Citizenship Act this fall

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On June 19, Bill C-6 received Royal Assent, resulting in changes to the Citizenship Act. These changes give more flexibility for applicants to meet the requirements for Canadian citizenship. Some changes to the Citizenship Act were effective immediately upon Royal Assent, while others come into effect this fall. In the fall of 2017, citizenship applicants […]

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Eleven facts about Canada’s new citizenship

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In June 2017, the Canadian government made changes to the citizenship act when it passed Bill C-6. After the bill received royal assent, it was made into a law and with it came several changes to the Citizenship Act. The changes will prove beneficial for thousands of immigrants in Canada who are hoping to achieve […]

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Shaping the future of Canada’s immigration system

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  Having inherited an immigration system plagued with backlogs and heavy-handed enforcement, the Liberal government says it’s keen to hear what you think needs to be done about Canada’s immigration future. Since the beginning of the summer, Immigration Minister John McCallum and his parliamentary secretary, Arif Virani, have held more than two dozen roundtable meetings […]

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Western Canadian Provinces Welcome New Applications Through Provincial Nominee Programs

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From CIC NEWS Buggy Late August was a busy period for PNPs in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia (BC) The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC were each active in their drive to welcome new immigrants over the past couple of weeks, as more than 2,000 potential newcomers either submitted an application to one […]

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2016 LIBERAL IMMIGRATION PLAN: Liberals Propose Ten Ambitious Changes to Canadian Immigration

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Written by African Immigrant Magazine  With the ascension to power of the liberals in the last parliamentary elections, much focus has been on changing current immigration laws set in place by the conservative government of Stephen Harper. The liberals believe that current immigration policies are too stringent and prevent the government from meeting its immigration […]

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