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Wives, husbands and common-law partners rejoining their spouses in Canada this year are also helping the country set a new record for the number of new permanent residents immigrating here under spousal sponsorships in any given year. The latest data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reveals 51,810 new permanent residents immigrated to Canada
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The Centre for Innovation in Francophone Immigration is now open in Dieppe in New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially-bilingual province, as part of Ottawa’s bid to boost francophone immigration. “In recent years, southeastern New Brunswick has become greatly diversified and demonstrates to what extent immigration is a key component of a region’s economic success,” said federal
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Construction, homebuilding and industrial construction are on a tear in Nova Scotia but inflation, a ho-hum retail market and the prospect of economic slowdowns among the Atlantic province’s trading partners will likely mean slower GDP growth next year. The job market, though, is still great for foreign nationals looking to immigrate to Nova Scotia through
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I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case. I reached
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Canada has conducted a first Express Entry draw since the launch of the new National Occupational Classification system, issuing 4,750 Invitations to Apply. The November 23 draw saw the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score drop to 491, the lowest since the post-pandemic resumption. It means Canada has issued 45,115 invitations in 2022, the majority coming since all-program draws
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American tech workers suddenly facing job losses can look north to Canada – and especially the fast-growing tech sectors in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver – to land jobs and gain their permanent residency here through Canadian economic immigration programs. Certainly, the casualty list of U.S. tech companies shedding jobs is growing.  Fintech behemoth Robinhood is
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American tech workers suddenly facing job losses can look north to Canada – and especially the fast-growing tech sectors in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver – to land jobs and gain their permanent residency here through Canadian economic immigration programs. Certainly, the casualty list of U.S. tech companies shedding jobs is growing.  Fintech behemoth Robinhood is
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Immigration to Canada roared back to life in September with the number of new permanent residents to the country rising by almost a third over August’s relatively soft performance. The latest Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data show Canada welcomed almost 30.7 per cent more new permanent residents in September, 44,495, compared to 34,050
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Ontario immigration has updated the scoring for its Expression of Interest system to coincide with the launch of Canada’s new National Occupational Classification system. The province says the update is intended to enhance regionalization, with top points for candidates with work or study experience in Northern Ontario. The new scoring factors will also “improve operational
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Prince Edward Island has issued invitations to apply to 188 skilled worker and entrepreneur Canada immigration candidates in two new provincial draws. A November 17 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams. It saw 141 invites issued to Labour Impact
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With the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 coming into effect on Wednesday, a batch of new jobs are now eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program through the Express Entry system. Under the FSW, foreign nationals can apply for permanent residence in Canada provided they meet the eligibility criteria, including work experience in occupations in
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People’s Party of Canada (PPC) Leader Maxime Bernier says Ottawa’s ambitious immigration targets for the next few years, culminating in 500,000 new permanent residents in 2025, just aren’t sustainable.  “It’s mass immigration,” said the leader of the fledgling right-wing party in a Rebel News report. “Yes, we must have sustainable immigration but we believe we
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British Columbia has introduced a comprehensive overhaul of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program to coincide with the launch of a new National Occupational Classification system for Canada immigration. As well as updating codes in line with NOC 2021, the province has made wholesale changes to its points scoring system for Skills Immigration, removing points
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