Why is Canada accepting so many immigrants?

As of 2021, “people who were, or ever were, an immigrant or permanent resident in Canada”—grouped together for simplicity as “immigrants”—represent 23% of this country’s total population, following confederation in 1867. Highest ratio recorded since . The highest among all G7 countries, Canada has also now topped its previous record set in 1921, when immigrants […]

Canada releases annual report on Express Entry for 2021

Each year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) releases an annual report on Express Entry – the federal government’s primary immigration route for foreign skilled workers seeking Canadian permanent residency (PR). Launched in 2015, Express Entry administers three separate programs: the Canadian Experience Classes (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled […]

Study in canada vs usa

There are an estimated 1.57 million international students between Canada and the United States (US), in pursuit of higher education, with tens of thousands more set to enter North America annually. The decision of whether to study in the US or Canada is one that many of these students will be faced with. While the […]

IRCC invites 699 PNP candidates for 5th Express Entry Draw of 2023

IRCC conducted the fifth Express Entry Draw of 2023 today. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 699 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 790. The draw was only applicable for candidates in the Provincial Nominated Program program. This was the third event-specific draw of 2023, following the results […]

Report: Western provinces likely to benefit from higher immigration targets

[ad_1] A recent economic report from Desjardins suggests that Canada’s increased immigration goals are likely to have a positive impact on provincial economies, particularly in the western provinces. Since 2015, immigrants have consistently outnumbered Canadian-born workers in net new positions, accounting for 70% of employment gains. In fact, as of 2019, the employment rate for […]

More than 120,000 temporary residents to transition to permanent residents of Canada in 2022

New data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that 124,950 temporary residents will transition to permanent residents in 2022. The numbers show permanent residence changes among people who last had a study permit, a work permit under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), or a work permit under the International Mobility Program (IMP). […]

IRCC reveals top 10 source countries of new immigrants to Canada in 2022

Canada will land 437,120 Permanent Residents (PR) nationwide in 2022. The figure, taken from data published by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), represents an increase of almost eight per cent from the total number of PRs in 2021. This is also the second year in a row that Canada has exceeded its stated immigration […]

Canada shatters record by welcoming more than 550,000 new international students in 2022

New data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows Canada will welcome a record 551,405 international students in 2022 from 184 countries. Furthermore, as of December 31, 2022, 807,750 international students hold valid study permits, the largest number ever. The number of study permits issued has increased significantly in recent years. In 2021, a […]

IRCC allows Super Visa applicants to pay for medical insurance in monthly installments

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced changes to the way Super Visa applicants pay for their medical insurance. To be eligible for a Super Visa, the applicant must have private medical insurance that meets all of the following criteria: It covers the applicant for health care, hospitalization and repatriation; It offers a minimum […]

IRCC launches Application Tracker for Express Entry and PNP candidates

[ad_1] Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that they are expanding online application status trackers into four new categories. These status trackers will allow customers to monitor their application and stay informed about any updates regarding the actions required to keep their file current. The new status trackers are for Express Entry candidates […]

Canada’s immigration backlog shows little change from January

[ad_1] In an email CIC news Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) remained in line with January figures just over 2.1 million, Data is for January 31-February 1. Inventory progress across all lines of business since July 2021 is as follows: 2-3 January 2023: 2,152,220 persons December 3, 2022: 2,243,097 persons November 3, 2022: 2,411,388 […]