Immigration-Updates News

Canada set to welcome over 500,000 newcomers this summer (June 3rd, 2022)

Upon imposing COVID travel restrictions in March 2020, Canada prevented many newcomers from being able to enter the country. There were some exceptions, such as those who received permanent residence and study permit approval prior to the restrictions taking effect, as well as those approved under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Canada gradually lifted these restrictions, with all of the main restrictions on permanent and temporary residents lifted by June 2021. Despite the restrictions, Canada still saw high newcomer levels in 2021. The signs indicate this is set to continue in 2022, with the next few months set to be particularly strong. This summer will be the first since the start of the pandemic without major travel restrictions impeding newcomers from entering Canada.

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Canada wants to change Express Entry: A look at the pros & cons (June 2nd, 2022)

The Canadian government is set to make the biggest reform to Express Entry since it introduced the application management system in January 2015. Bill C-19 is currently being evaluated by Canada’s Parliament and based on precedent, should become law sometime in June before Parliament recesses for the summer. It contains a provision that would allow Canada’s Immigration Minister to create Express Entry groups and then issue Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to these groups...

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