Canada will invest $1.6 billion to reach the proposed Immigration Levels Plan

The Canadian government has committed to spending $1.6 billion over six years and $315 million annually after that on processing and settling new immigrants under its ambitious 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. The federal government has allocated $50 million toward tackling the processing backlog, as stated in the Fall Economic Statement. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced…

IRCC introduced the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan

On November 1, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released details on the Government of Canada’s 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. According to the new plan, the Government plans to accept 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023. In addition, Canada will welcome 485,000 newcomers in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. In 2021, Canada set a…

Immigration is the main source of labour supply in Canada

According to Statistics Canada research, immigrants provide a solution to Canadian labour shortages. In fact, 84% of the growth in the Canadian labour force from 2010-2020 was due to immigration. The Canadian economy is expected to benefit from an influx of immigrants, who will help fill job vacancies and ease the burden of rising wages….

Ontario issued invitations under the three OINP streams

On October 25, 2022, Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) issued 535 invitations to apply (ITAs) for the Masters Graduate stream. The minimum score of this round was 35 points, 2 points more than it was in the previous draw. On October 25, 2022, Ontario also invited 106 candidates under the PhD Graduate Stream. The minimum…

The BCPNP Tech program is far simpler to access than other tech programs

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Tech is the leading pathway to permanent residence for foreign technology workers. It includes a guaranteed next-business-day assignment of applications in one of the outlined occupations, as well as concierge services. The pathway gives priority to applications from the tech sector for existing BC immigration categories. Candidates must…

British Columbia’s Tech Stream is the best way for technology workers to immigrate to Canada

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program’s (BCPNP) Tech stream is a great way to increase the number of newcomers in an essential sector to help improve a key part of the economy. Compared to other PNPs and the Global Talent Stream run by the Federal Government, British Columbia’s Tech program is currently the most straightforward…

Canada to accept 15,000 parents and grandparents

On October 11, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the Government of Canada will accept 15,000 applications under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in 2022. This week, IRCC will send 23,100 invitations to potential sponsors to ensure they meet the goal of 15,000 applications. IRCC will follow the approach taken for…

SINP updated the Application Processing Times

On October 6, 2022, Saskatchewan updated the processing time of various streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). According to the new data, in the second quarter of 2022, in the International Skilled Worker category, the processing time in the Employment Offer stream was 2 weeks, in the Occupation In-Demand stream – 32 weeks,…

Canada to allow international students to work off-campus over 20 hours per week

From November 15, 2022, until December 31, 2023, international students who are in Canada and have off-campus work authorization on their study permit will be allowed to work over 20 hours per week off-campus while class is in session. This temporary measure will also apply to foreign nationals who have already submitted a study permit application as…

British Columbia invited up to 239 Skilled Immigration candidates

On October 4, 2022, the Government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified Skills Immigration candidates. In the general draw, the province invited 184 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited in this draw was 82-120 points. In addition, British Columbia invited 32 candidates under…