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June 2021

New Digital Platform Promised for Canadian Immigration in 2023

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Following a pledge from the federal government to speed up the processing of immigration applications, Ottawa says it will create a new digital platform to modernize Canada’s immigration system. The recent federal budget earmarked $428.9 million over the next five years to create and implement the new platform, which will over time replace the current system… Read More »New Digital Platform Promised for Canadian Immigration in 2023

Saskatchewan PNP Draw Issues Invitations to 255 Candidates

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On 15 June 2021, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) distributed 255 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. The candidates who received invitations were all from the International Skilled Worker category, specifically two subcategories: the Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategory (103 invitations), and the Occupations In-Demand subcategory (152 invitations). Saskatchewan has been averaging approximately one draw… Read More »Saskatchewan PNP Draw Issues Invitations to 255 Candidates

Will Canada Meet its 2021 Immigration Targets?

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New data released from the federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) department shows that Canada welcomed fewer than 21,105 immigrants in April 2021. This marks a decrease from January 2021 (24,680 newcomers), February 2021 (23,395), and more recently 21,105 in March 2021. In spite of a strong start in January, these numbers mean that Canada… Read More »Will Canada Meet its 2021 Immigration Targets?

Application Information for Immigrants to Canada

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Many people want to immigrate to Canada. However, getting information about an application for immigration to Canada has not always been easy. Canada’s Information Commissioner investigated Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada regarding access to information about immigration applications. The only way to get the status of an application for permanent residence or find out why it… Read More »Application Information for Immigrants to Canada

Immigration Application Guidelines for New Paths to Permanent Residence

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At the end of May, 2021, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada provided further guidelines that offer more help in understanding whether a person qualifies for the new paths to Permanent Residence. The Immigration Minister has indicated that the quotas for the new streams may be adjusted. This criteria must be met to qualify under any of… Read More »Immigration Application Guidelines for New Paths to Permanent Residence