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Canada's immigration system is evolving rapidly during the coronavirus pandemic. CanadaVisa continues to provide you with the latest information on COVID-19, Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, family sponsorship, and study and work permits.

Saskatchewan invites 502 immigration candidates in latest PNP draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     25 January 2021

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited a total of 502 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. The draw took place on January 21.


Second Express Entry draw this week invites 4,626 CEC candidates

 Mohanad Moetaz     22 January 2021

Canada held another Express Entry draw on January 21, the second invitation round held in two days.


Canada holds third Express Entry draw of 2021

 Mohanad Moetaz     21 January 2021

Canada's third Express Entry draw of the year, on January 20, issued 374 invitations to apply to immigration candidates who have provincial nominations.


Quebec Experience Program candidates can now submit their applications online

 Mohanad Moetaz     18 January 2021

Candidates for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ or Quebec Experience Program) can submit their applications online as of January 12 through the Arrima platform.


Manitoba invites 272 immigration candidates in latest PNP draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     15 January 2021

A total of 272 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Manitoba's first Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw of the year.


PGWP holders without work experience given second chance, and more news from last week

 Mohanad Moetaz     11 January 2021

Here are the most important headlines from last week.


Canada invites 4,750 CEC candidates in Express Entry draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     08 January 2021

Canada has returned to program specific draws, alternating between Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draws.


Temporary workers and students have until the summer to restore their status

 Mohanad Moetaz     08 January 2021

Foreign national temporary workers, international students and visitors to Canada now have until August 31 to restore their residency status.


First Express Entry draw of 2021 is a PNP-only draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     06 January 2021

Canada's first Express Entry draw of the year, on January 6, issued 250 invitations to apply to immigration candidates who have provincial nominations.


IRCC: New Parents and Grandparents Program immigration lottery has taken place

 Kareem El-Assal     05 January 2021

On January 5, 2021, the Canadian government announced it has held its latest Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) immigration lottery.