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Family Reunification

Strengthening Family Reunification: Canada Announces New Measures

On May 26th, 2023, Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, unveiled a series of enhancements aimed at fortifying family class immigration in Canada. These measures seek to expedite visa processing, introduce dedicated tools, expand work permit opportunities, and extend existing permits. By implementing these changes, the Canadian government aims to reduce processing...


The Status of IRCC Inventory: Over 2 Million Applications with an 800,000 Backlog

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) release the latest data that suggests that the application inventory has surpassed 2 million. As of April 30, the backlog of applications awaiting finalization was at over 800,000. IRCC defines its inventory as the pool of applications that have yet to receive a decision. In 2022, IRCC successfully processed...

Canadian Work Experience Requirement

Ontario Removes Canadian Work Experience Requirement for Engineers

In a significant move that has garnered widespread attention, the province of Ontario in Canada has taken a bold step towards supporting the engineering community by removing the Canadian work experience requirement for engineers. This new development aims to facilitate the entry and integration of skilled engineers into the Ontario job market, fostering a more...

Immigrant Settlement Services

Canada Unveils Major Funding for Immigrant Settlement Services

In a recent development, IRCC announced a substantial investment in immigrant settlement services. On May 11th, 2023, the IRCC revealed its plan to allocate over $65 million in funding extensions to various service provider organizations throughout Canada. These investments will focus on enhancing settlement services, including pre-arrival assistance, support for racialized newcomer women, and language...

Critical Worker Program

New Brunswick’s Critical Worker Program Welcomes Skilled Immigrants

The Critical Worker Pilot program in New Brunswick has garnered significant attention since its launch in November 2022. This program is a collaborative initiative between the New Brunswick government and the federal government of Canada to target skilled newcomers to the province. The program operates under the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP) and...

thirteenth Express Entry draw

Latest Express Entry Draw Invited 4,800 Candidates

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently conducted its thirteenth Express Entry draw of 2023, extending invitations to 4,800 candidates. This all-program draw marked a significant milestone in the immigration process, as it encompassed candidates from all three programs managed under the Express Entry application management system. With a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)...

Citizenship Week 2023

IRCC Celebrates Canadian Citizenship Week 2023

Citizenship is a major milestone for people who are looking to settle in Canada, permanently. It also symbolizes the integration into the Canadian culture and acceptance of the rights and responsibilities of being a Canadian. Each year, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada celebrate citizenship week to glorify the essence of Canadian identity. Citizenship Week 2023...