Increase in permanent residence fees effective April 30, 2022

On April 30, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is increasing fees for all permanent residence applications. This includes economic, permit holder, family and humanitarian classes. In 2020, IRCC increased permanent residence fees to account for…

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Canada expands simplified renewal process for passports

As COVID‑19 restrictions are lifted, more and more Canadians are looking to travel abroad. The Government of Canada will continue to modernize and improve its services to better respond to the changing needs of Canadians….

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Canada expands settlement support for Ukrainians coming to Canada

Canada remains steadfast in its commitment to welcome Ukrainians and their families and to provide a safe haven while the war continues in their home country. But their journey does not end when they enter…

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Canada launches new temporary residence pathway to welcome those fleeing the war in Ukraine

March 17, 2022—Ottawa – The resiliency and courage of Ukrainians have inspired the world, and Canada is unwavering in its commitment to provide support to Ukraine as it fights for its sovereignty and for the democratic…

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Modernizing Canada’s immigration system to support economic recovery and improve client experience

  Immigration is the engine of the Canadian economy, helping to address labour shortages and keep our communities thriving. Newcomers have played an essential role in addressing some of our most severe labour shortages throughout…

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New immigration plan to fill labour market shortages and grow Canada’s economy

Our immigration system has helped shape Canada into the country it is today – one that is prosperous, diverse, and welcoming to those in need. Newcomers enrich and better our communities, and they work every…

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Launching a new online case status tracker for family class permanent residence applications

Canada needs immigration to drive our economy, help address labour shortages, and keep our communities thriving. The Government of Canada understands that to keep attracting talent as a destination of choice, we must remain committed…

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Alberta released details of an immigration draw held on October 12

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 293 Express Entry candidates with scores of at least 300 to apply for a provincial nomination. This is the first draw held by the province this month. Over…

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BC PNP: Over 400 workers, graduates, entrepreneurs invited

On October 12, 2021, British Columbia held four Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) drawings, which resulted in the invitation of over 400 immigrants. In a regularly held general draw, candidates from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee…

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