New Hong Kong – Canada Pathway

New Hong Kong – Canada Pathway

Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Mendicino announced that Hong Kong residents will be able to apply for new open work permits beginning on February 8, 2021. Valid for up to 3 years, these permits will allow Hong Kong residents to gain valuable employment experience and make significant contributions to Canada. Hong…

EFFECTIVE TODAY! Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Holders Can Apply for New Open Work Permit

EFFECTIVE TODAY! Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Holders Can Apply for New Open Work Permit

Due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to apply for a one-time open work permit of up to 18 months if you apply online by July 27, 2021.   Who can apply To be eligible for this open work permit, you must meet the following 5 requirements: Your post-graduation work permit (PGWP) expired on or…

Express Entry Immigration – 4,626 Invitations Issued at Lowest CRS 454 Points!

Express Entry Immigration – 4,626 Invitations Issued at Lowest CRS 454 Points!

On January 21, 2021, invitations to apply for permanent residence were issued to candidates under Canadian Experience Class. 4626 invitations were issued with the lowest-ranked candidate at 454. Still in the pool? Try to improve your score! While you’re in the pool, you can improve your score and increase your chances of being invited to…

Requirements for International Travelers to Enter Canada by Air

Requirements for International Travelers to Enter Canada by Air

If you are traveling to Canada by air, it is now mandatory to use ArriveCan to submit your information digitally before you board your flight.  In addition, international travelers who are five years of age or older are required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test to the airline before boarding a flight to Canada.  It…

Students with expired post-graduate work permits can now apply for an 18-month open work permit!

Students with expired post-graduate work permits can now apply for an 18-month open work permit!

International students bring so much to Canada, contributing over $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. Yet the pandemic has presented myriad challenges for international students. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity…

New Upcoming Policies Supporting Hong Kong Residents

New Upcoming Policies Supporting Hong Kong Residents

The Canadian Government is implementing a number of measures that will allow Hong Kong students and youth to quickly come to Canada on work and study permits as well as new pathways to stay permanently. The new permanent residence pathways will also benefit people from Hong Kong already in Canada under existing work and study…

Canada Increases Points for French-speaking Immigration

Canada Increases Points for French-speaking Immigration

Canada has implemented additional points in Express Entry to help increase Francophone immigration outside Quebec. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that French-speaking and bilingual candidates will receive additional points under the Express Entry system. The Canadian government seeks to reach the target of 4.4% French-speaking immigrant admissions outside Quebec by 2023. The change announced today will…

Government announces plan to support COVID-19 economic recovery through immigration from 2021-2023

Government announces plan to support COVID-19 economic recovery through immigration from 2021-2023

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle-class Canadians. Highlights of the plan include: an increase in admissions over…