The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed the B.C. government to pause and review the EI – Base category. The sole purpose of this temporary halt is to ensure the program continues to meet its objectives effectively, especially in terms of optimizing applicants’ success, supporting economic recovery, and creating jobs.
On May 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a new permanent resident pathway comprised of 6 streams. The pathway intends to grant 40,000 international graduates and 50,000 essential workers with permanent residence. Two months after the launch of the new pathway, today the IRCC has confirmed applicants’ eligibility for open work permits (OWP). All work permits issued under the new policy will terminate on December 31, 2022. Hence, PR pathway applicants can work legitimately in Canada while waiting for a decision.
Today, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the results for the 194th Express Entry draw. The IRCC drew exclusively from Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates, issuing a total of 6000 invitation to apply (ITA). The most noteworthy information from this draw, however, is the lowest CRS score: 357 points. Not only the minimum score is 11 points lower than last draw, but it is also a new low since February, 2021.(more…)
Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted the 193rd Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw. This is the 12th draw of 2021, inviting 1,002 candidates to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is 742.
As provinces hit respective vaccine targets, the federal government announced a lift of quarantine restrictions starting from July 5th at 11:59PM Eastern Time. However, the abatement entails certain conditions. Currently, only fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents are exempt from quarantine restrictions. Moreover, these individuals must receive their inoculations 14 days prior to arriving Canada.(more…)
On June 21, 2021, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the latest travelling measures pertaining to COPR holders. According to IRCC, those who hold a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and visa are eligible to enter Canada.(more…)
As a firm advocate of human rights, Canada is always on the look for ways to alleviate related crises. In 2020, Canada’s resettled nearly half of the world’s refugee population. Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addressed Canada as “a bright light in a horrible year for refugee settlement.”
Instead of asking: “What have we done?”, Canada’s question has always been “What more can we do?” To concord with World Refugee Day’s initiatives, Minister Marco Mendicino devised 3 initiatives to support refugees.
Under the new initiatives, Canada will offer asylum to more people in need. along with community sponsorships that expedite their accommodations.
Today, ten days after the last Canadian Experience Class draw, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 6,000 candidates.
The lowest CRS score for this round is 368. With 12 points lower than the previous draw, this round’s minimum score reaches a new threshold since February’s 75 points.(more…)