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IRCC's Strategic Approach

Enhancing Efficiency: IRCC’s Strategic Approach to Application Processing

In response to the evolving challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has devised a strategic plan titled “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future.” This initiative aims to address the backlog in application processing times for key programs and streamline the entire immigration system. Aligning Application Intake with Admission Spaces...

Start-Up Visa Program

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program: A Gateway to Entrepreneurial Success for Immigrant Innovators

The Start-Up Visa program in Canada has garnered substantial attention for its ability to attract immigrant entrepreneurs, with recent data from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) highlighting a notable uptick in participation. Over the first half of this year, the SUV saw a commendable increase of 6.3 percent in the number of new permanent...

Temporary Residents

Expanding Services for Temporary Residents: A Call for Inclusivity

Amidst the intricate landscape of Canada’s immigration framework, settlement providers advocate for an extension of services to temporary residents, emphasizing the need for a more comprehensive and inclusive approach. Key Insights from IRCC’s Stakeholder Consultations The crucial role of the Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance program in aiding newcomers, alongside the allocation of substantial government...

Express Entry Transport Occupations

IRCC to Resume Express Entry Draws this Week with a Focus on Transport Occupations

After a hiatus lasting over a month, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has officially announced the resumption of Express Entry draws, with a specific emphasis on candidates in the transport occupation category. This update comes as a significant development in Canada’s immigration landscape and reflects the country’s commitment to addressing labor gaps in key...

The Latest All-Program Express Entry Draw in Canada Invited 2000 Candidates

The Latest All-Program Express Entry Draw in Canada Invited 2000 Candidates

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada conducted another successful round of Express Entry round invitations. This exciting all-program Express Entry draw invited 2000 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 517. This all-program express entry draw holds a significant place as it is the first Express Entry draw for the month of August 2023. Since, the...

French-Language Category

IRCC Holds Historic French-Language Category Express Entry Draw

On July 7, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada conducted its first-ever category-based Express Entry draw for the French-Language Proficiency category. This draw was officially labeled Express Entry Draw #256 and invited a total of 2,300 candidates qualifying the specific criteria for this unique category. The First French-Language Proficiency Category Draw On July 7, 2023, the...

IRCC Faces Challenges

IRCC Faces Challenges Coping with Increased Inquiries

According to the recent data released by IRCC’s Client Services Centre (CSC), it is notable that IRCC is struggling with a noteworthy surge in the rate of inquiries over the past five years. In the 2021/2022 fiscal year, IRCC received over 8 million inquiries. Also, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat disclosed that the IRCC...