Will the CRS score

Will the CRS score go down in 2024?

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2023 was a landmark year for Canadian immigration, filled with more new policies, measures, and changes than seen in many years previous. However, common themes remain, with one of the most enduring being the importance of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores in the immigration journeys of Express Entry candidates. Last year’s Express Entry draws saw higher CRS scores than […]

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Statistics Canada: PNP candidates in Ontario, Alberta and BC have highest earnings

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According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, newcomers who arrive in Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) may earn more if they settle in Canada’s three most populous provinces. The report found that there were “significant differences among provinces in the average earnings of provincial nominees” throughout Canada. As of 2020, the highest annual earnings […]

Landed Immigrants

Landed immigrants from Africa and Asia see highest employment rates in Canada

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A recent study by Statistics Canada revealed that landed immigrants from Africa and Asia had the highest employment rates on average, compared to landed immigrants from other regions around the world. Note: “Landed immigrants” (or simply “immigrants”) are technical terms used by Statistics Canada to denote a permanent resident of Canada. Individuals with a temporary status (i.e.: workers on […]

Immigrate to Canada as an Engineer

Immigrate to Canada as an Engineer

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As Canada’s immigration system becomes more targeted towards the country’s economic needs, targeted professions have gained increasing prominence among new permanent residents—through both Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Read on to learn more about what your possible immigration paths may be as an engineer in Canada. Engineers are among the most sought-after professionals in Canada’s workforce. Both […]

Can I get Canadian PR

Can I get Canadian PR card processed urgently?

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In late November last year, the Toronto Star shed light on a growing concern among new immigrants in Canada surrounding the time it takes to receive their official immigration documents. In particular, the story emphasizes that new immigrants are sometimes stuck in Canada for months after being approved for permanent residence while they await their Permanent Resident cards (PR […]

How TD Bank can help with Increased Cost of Living Requirement for International Students

How TD Bank can help with Increased Cost of Living Requirement for International Students

Posted on Posted in International Student Admissions

As of January 1, 2024, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has raised the cost-of-living financial requirement for single study permit applicant from $10,000 to more than double at $20,635. This is in addition to the first-year tuition fee and travel cost of coming to Canada that an international student has to account for. This […]

New IRCC measures

New IRCC measures will verify international students’ letters of acceptance

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Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has begun to implement the first of its measures to strengthen and maintain the integrity of the international student program in Canada. Specifically, the immigration department has now launched an online portal for Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs)—the only schools in Canada that are authorized to accept international students—to verify letters of acceptance (LOAs) that […]

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Newcomers to Canada are more likely to be in unaffordable housing situations

Posted on Posted in Immigration Canada, Newcomer Settlement Services

A recent study from Statistics Canada found that 1 in 6 newcomers rents their accommodation, and those who have arrived more recently are having a harder time finding affordable housing than immigrants who have been in Canada longer. The study defines unaffordable housing as situations where more than 30% of pre-tax household income is spent on shelter […]

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4 Canadian provinces invite candidates in latest PNP results

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British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island have nominated candidates in the most recent Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. Provinces nominate candidates through the PNP if they judge that the candidate will be able to integrate easily into the local workforce and contribute to the provincial economy. Receiving a PNP nomination means that a candidate […]