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Express Entry draw: Canada invites 2000 candidates to apply for permanent residency in latest all-program draw

 Edana Robitaille     03 August 2022

Canada has issued 2000 invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in the latest Express Entry draw held on August 3.


IRCC announces details of new Open Work Permit for PGWP holders

 Edana Robitaille     02 August 2022

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced the details of the new Open Work Permit for Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) holders. International students whose PGWP expired from September 20, 2021, to December 31, 2022, are now eligible to extend their work permits and stay in Canada for a further 18 months.


Distance Learning now temporarily eligible for Express Entry

 Edana Robitaille     01 August 2022

Restrictions due to the pandemic over the past two years have caused many international students to complete their education online, making it difficult for them to obtain the necessary educational credentials they need to be eligible for some Express Entry programs.


COVID-19 testing returns to four Canadian Airports

 Edana Robitaille     25 July 2022

The government of Canada reintroduced random testing for COVID-19 at international airports in Canada on July 19. Testing had been since June 11 this year.


Express Entry Draw: Canada invites 1,750 new candidates from all programs

 Edana Robitaille     20 July 2022

Canada has issued 1,750 invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in the second all-program Express Entry draw since they resumed on July 6.


British Columbia issues more than 164 PNP invitations in new draws

 Alexandra Miekus     18 July 2022

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to candidates in the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.


Saskatchewan holds largest PNP draws of 2022

 Alexandra Miekus     11 July 2022

Saskatchewan invited 682 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on July 6.


Canada holds first all-program Express Entry draw since 2020

 Alexandra Miekus     06 July 2022

Canada resumed all-program Express Entry draws on July 6 and is now issuing invitations to apply to Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates and Canadian Experience Class candidates.


How to immigrate to Canada from the United States

 Edana Robitaille     04 July 2022

Like all immigrants, U.S. residents require a work or study permit if they plan to live, study or work in Canada for more than six months. Canada processes applications from those who immigrate from the U.S the same way as other applications from around the world.


Alberta invites 150 Express Entry candidates in new PNP draw

 Alexandra Miekus     27 June 2022

Alberta invited 150 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on June 16.