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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.

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.

Travellers to Canada will need a negative PCR test, and more news from this week

 Mohanad Moetaz     05 January 2021

Here is a summary of the most important headlines from this week.

Canada immigration: 2020 Year-End Review of the PNP

 Alexandra Miekus     05 January 2021

There have been significant developments in the various Canadian provincial nominee programs over the past year.

An overview of Express Entry in 2020: A record-breaking year

 Mohanad Moetaz     01 January 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Canada’s travel restrictions that came with it, 2020 was the biggest year in Express Entry’s history.