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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Essential Updates for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Applicants

Starting February 26, 2024, a vital change has been implemented for applicants under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Now, upon receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) or a Notification of Interest, applicants must ensure they include a properly filled Applicant Consent Form alongside their application. This form, crucial for processing, demands accurate completion and...

International Student Policies

Ontario Universities Seek Stability Amidst Shifting International Student Policies

Canada’s international student landscape is experiencing a period of significant transformation. With the federal government implementing a cap on study permit applications and the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) proposing to reduce work hours for international students, universities, particularly those in Ontario, are facing new challenges and uncertainties. Ontario Universities Seek Predictability The Council...

Immigration Policy Reform

Revitalizing Rural Canada: The Urgency of Immigration Policy Reform

The vitality of rural Canada hinges on strategic immigration policies, as highlighted by a researcher at Western University. Over five decades, rural areas have experienced a consistent population decline. Addressing this trend is imperative to ensure the sustainable growth and prosperity of these communities. In this article, we delve into the significance of immigration policy...

PEI's Immigration Adjustments

Managing Population Growth: PEI’s Immigration Adjustments

The Government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) recently unveiled a population framework, coupled with updates to immigration programs, aimed at aligning with provincial needs. PEI has experienced steady population growth, prompting these adjustments to sustain it. The growth results from various factors, including birth and death rates, migration, and immigration. To address strains on public...

IEC Candidates

Unlocking Opportunities: Canada Welcomes Nearly 4,000 IEC Candidates

Canada has once again opened its doors to international talent, inviting nearly 4,000 candidates to apply for the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From February 19 to February 25, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted draws, extending invitations to 3,995 young individuals eager to embark on a journey of work and exploration in...

Quebec Arrima Issued 1,034 Invitations

Quebec Arrima Issued 1,034 Invitations for Canadian Permanent Residency

The latest draw from Quebec Arrima, which took place on February 8th, 2024, resulted in invitations being extended to 1,034 candidates under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP). This draw marked the second invitation round conducted by Quebec in the year 2024. Who Received Invitations? A total of 1,034 candidates received invitations based on specific...

Spousal Sponsorship Immigration

Canada’s Spousal Sponsorship Immigration Rises in 2023

In the latest news, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data for 2023 unveils a remarkable surge in the number of spousal sponsorship and common-law partners who embraced Canadian immigration. The statistics indicate a substantial 17.2% increase, with 75,185 new permanent residents welcomed through the spousal sponsorship program, compared to 64,145 in the previous year....

Labor Market Impact Assessment in Canada

What is the Labor Market Impact Assessment in Canada?

In Canadian immigration, the Labour Market Impact Assessment stands as a pivotal gateway, shaping the journey for both employers and overseas workers. Formerly known as the Labour Market Opinion (LMO), Canada’s LMIA is a crucial validation ensuring a delicate balance between the needs of Canadian employers and the protection of the local job market. Labor...

Latest BC PNP Draw

The Latest BC PNP Draw Invited 217 Skilled Workers and International Graduates

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) recently held its seventh draw of 2024, inviting 217 Skilled Workers and International Graduates to apply for provincial nomination. Overview of Invitation Categories and Criteria The draw, which took place on February 21, 2024, adds to the 1,643 invitations already issued by British Columbia this year. In this...