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Innovation Stream Pilot Requirements

Ottawa Updates Innovation Stream Pilot Requirements for Foreign Workers

On April 15, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced significant updates to the Innovation Stream pilot, aimed at facilitating the employment of foreign nationals in high-skilled roles at Global Hypergrowth Project (GHP) employers. The implications of these updates and how they impact both employers and foreign workers seeking opportunities in Canada. Understanding the...

Credential Assessment Process for Architects

IRCC Introduces New Credential Assessment Process for Architects Immigrating to Canada

Effective May 20, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced significant changes to the educational credential assessment (ECA) process for architects seeking immigration to Canada. Here, we explore the implications of this announcement and how it will impact both aspiring architects and the Canadian architectural industry. Streamlining the Credential Assessment Process for Architects...


British Columbia Invited 84 Skilled Candidates Under the BCPNP Draw

On April 16, 2024, the Government of British Columbia (BC) extended invitations to skilled candidates under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). Here, we highlight the specifics of the draw, the sectors targeted and the minimum scores required for invitation. Draw Details The latest draw encompassed various sectors, including healthcare, childcare, construction, and veterinary...

Top Trade Occupations

Top Trade Occupations in Canada 2024

In the dynamic landscape of Canada’s job market, trade occupations stand out as pillars of growth and opportunity. With the unveiling of occupation-specific Express Entry draws and a surge in demand across various industries, the spotlight shines brighter than ever on skilled trades. Let’s delve into the realm of trade occupations in Canada, exploring lucrative...

Israeli and Palestinian Nationals in Canada

Enhanced Support for Israeli and Palestinian Nationals in Canada: IRCC Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced significant updates on April 5, 2024, to bolster assistance for Israeli and Palestinian nationals residing in Canada. These measures, effective since March 8, 2024, aim to alleviate challenges faced by affected individuals, including fee-exempt extensions for temporary resident statuses. Expanded Eligibility for Temporary Public Policy One of the...

CUAET Measures for Ukrainians

IRCC Extends CUAET Measures for Ukrainians Amid Processing Delays

As the conflict in Ukraine persists, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken steps to support Ukrainians facing processing delays. The extension of certain Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) measures aims to alleviate challenges for affected applicants. Let’s delve into the details of this extension and its implications for Ukrainian nationals. Extending Assistance...

Nova Scotia’s Allocation Plan

Nova Scotia’s Allocation Plan for International Students in 2024

Nova Scotia, renowned for its world-class educational institutions and welcoming communities, has unveiled its plan to issue 12,900 study permits to international students in 2024. This allocation, provided by the federal government, reflects Nova Scotia’s commitment to fostering global connections and enriching its educational landscape. Strategic Distribution Across Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) The province’s allocation...

Canada Immigration Fees

Canada Immigration Fees Set to Increase for Permanent Residence Applications

In a recent announcement by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), it has been revealed that fees for various permanent residence applications in Canada will undergo an increase effective April 30. This decision comes as part of IRCC’s ongoing efforts to adjust fees to account for inflation, to ensure Canada remains competitive and aligned with...

Canada Ends CUAET for Ukrainians

Canada Ends CUAET for Ukrainians; Those in Canada Not Facing Deportation

Immigration Minister Marc Miller has assured that Canada will not repatriate Ukrainians currently in the country under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), even if their visas have expired, as long as the conflict with Russia persists. Despite the imminent closure of the CUAET program, which has seen over 960,000 approved applications, only a...