IRCC application backlog

IRCC application backlog slowly shrinking despite higher number of applications

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The most recent data from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows a backlog of 802,600 applications out of a total 2,274,600 as of July 31. Compared to the last update on May 31, the numbers indicate that the backlog is shrinking. In May, there were 820,000 applications considered backlogged out of 2,248,000. This is notable because the […]

Nova Scotia holds PNP draw for nurses.

Nova Scotia holds PNP draw for nurses

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Nurses in the Express Entry pool are now one step closer to Canadian permanent residence. Nova Scotia invited 278 nurses to apply for a provincial nomination on February 8. The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) invited candidates who had profiles in the Express Entry system. Nova Scotia periodically invites Express Entry candidates in targeted occupations to apply for […]

Canada's decision land over 400000 immigrants in 2021

Canada’s decision to land over 400,000 immigrants in 2021 has come at a cost

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ANALYSIS: While the decision has helped many immigrants, it has also hurt many others. Here are some suggestions to get the immigration system back on track. The Canadian government entered 2021 with an ambitious immigration goal. Despite all the challenges being caused by the pandemic, it wanted to land 401,000 new immigrants, the highest total since […]

Canada invites 1070 PNP candidates through Express Entry

Canada invites 1070 PNP candidates through Express Entry: A new record

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Canada continues holding Express Entry draws for provincial nominees. Canada invited 1,070 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian immigration on February 2. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement was 674. PNP candidates get an automatic 600 points added to their score when they receive their nomination, which […]

Canadian immigration minister talks backlogs international students

Canadian immigration minister talks backlogs, international students and PGP in TV interview

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Immigration Minister Sean Fraser appeared on Prime Asia TV Canada to discuss topical issues in Canadian immigration. Canada’s minister of immigration, Sean Fraser, sat down to talk about Canadian immigration with Prime Asia TV business head, Deepinder Singh. The interview covered a number of topics relating to challenges brought on by the pandemic and possible solutions for the […]

British Columbia PNP issues 351 invitations to apply

British Columbia invites 289 in latest PNP draws

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The BC PNP is designed to attract foreign workers in high demand and who want to become permanent residents. British Columbia invited 289 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on January 25. The province held two draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) and invited candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. […]

Nearly 80% of Express Entry candidates fall under FSWP

Minister Fraser: IRCC still developing its Express Entry strategy for 2022

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Meeting notes between Canadian immigration lawyers and Immigration Minister Sean Fraser add nuance to discussions on Express Entry in 2022. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is still in the process of evaluating its Express Entry strategy for 2022, according to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser. Express Entry is the main way Canada welcomes economic class immigrants. Candidates that […]

PEI issues invitations to Express Entry Labour Impact & Business Work

PEI holds first scheduled draw of 2022

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The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program holds draws on a monthly basis throughout the year. Prince Edward Island has released its new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) invited a total of 132  immigration candidates on January 20. Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates received the most invitations, combined they received a […]