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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 31, 2022

A report from Henley & Partners released on January 11th ranks Canada’s passport as the 7th most powerful passport in the world.  Canadian Passport holders can now travel to 185 countries including 48 that require a visa only upon arrival. What makes a passport powerful? A strong passport is one that entitles the holder to […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 29, 2022

Ontario held its first Express Entry Skilled Trades stream draw on January 27, 2022, inviting 1032 Express Entry applicants to apply for a provincial nomination. To be qualified, candidates had needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 381 and 461. Candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profile between January 27, 2021, and January […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 28, 2022

Ontario is the go-to destination for financial corporations from all over the world. In addition to being a safe and liveable city, Ontario has a long history as the financial and economic hub of Canada and, in some situations, the rest of the world. Its central location and strong economic foundation attract businesses and bankers. […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 28, 2022

British Columbia had held a draw on January 25th inviting 289 candidates through their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Two draws were held through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) inviting candidates from Skill Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. Candidates belonging to the categories of Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 21, 2022

Canada held its second Express Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on January 19th  inviting 1036 Express Entry (EE) candidates to apply for permanent residence. The invited candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 745 to receive an invitation. All candidates invited had already received a nomination through a Provincial Nominee Program(PNP), adding 600 points to their […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 21, 2022

Honourable Sean Fraser, minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced a $35 million expansion in resettlement capacity and settlement services across Canada. The policy intervention will help refugees and vulnerable newcomers adapt to life in Canada. The investments will expand the Resettlement Assistance Program service provider’s footprint to 41 communities across Canada. This move from […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 17, 2022

Saskatchewan held its first Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on January 12, 2022, inviting 104 immigration applicants to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates required a minimum score of at least 68 out of 110 on the province’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid system. Out of those invited, 37 applicants qualify for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP)’s […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 14, 2022

The Canadian economy added 54,700 new jobs in December, more than double the number projected, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.9% from 6.0 percent in November, a 22-month low. Many part-time workers have moved to more permanent positions and hence the number of full-time jobs has increased by 123,000. Newfoundland and Labrador saw a […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 13, 2022

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) now account for significant share of economic migration to the majority of Canada’s provinces and territories. In actuality, to many smaller Canadian provinces, notably Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick. Express Entry invitations for PNP nominees have been issued almost biweekly since the outbreak began. Other […]

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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on January 12, 2022

Canada’s travel restrictions are being updated on a regular basis due to the pandemic. It has also resulted in longer application queues and a shift in Canadian policy to prioritise candidates from within the country. Despite the pandemic, Canada’s government has remained committed to its three-pronged immigration policy goals of boosting the economy, reuniting families, […]

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