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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.

New immigration program for asylum seekers on frontlines of COVID-19 launches December 14

 Kareem El-Assal     12 December 2020

The federal government and Quebec government have announced that a new immigration program for health care asylum-seekers helping to fight COVID-19 will go into effect on Monday December 14.


Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration candidates invited in B.C. draw

 Alexandra Miekus     11 December 2020

The Government of British Columbia invited 256 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in December 8 invitation round.


Canada invites another 5,000 candidates in Express Entry draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     10 December 2020

Canada invited another 5,000 federal Express Entry system candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.


Legislation to create a new regulatory body for immigration consultants took effect in Canada

 Alexandra Miekus     09 December 2020

An Act that provides a legal framework to regulate immigration and citizenship consultants is now in effect.


Service Canada online biometrics scheduling now open

 Alexandra Miekus     08 December 2020

On November 30, 2020, Service Canada re-opened the biometric appointment scheduling service for immigration applicants.


Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates with job offers

 Alexandra Miekus     07 December 2020

Nova Scotia held a new draw inviting Express Entry candidates with a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer on December 1.


Bilingual speakers now given extra points in Saskatchewan PNP

 Mohanad Moetaz     06 December 2020

Saskatchewan will grant additional points to immigration candidates for being proficient in both English and French.


Canada's travel restrictions extended for another two months

 Mohanad Moetaz     05 December 2020

Canada extended its travel restrictions until January 21, 2021 for all foreign nationals who are seeking entry into Canada except for the U.S.


Saskatchewan invites 564 candidates in latest PNP draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     04 December 2020

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited a total of 564 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. The draw took place on December 1.


B.C. issues 79 invitations in Tech Pilot and Entrepreneur draws

 Alexandra Miekus     03 December 2020

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has issued new invitations under the Express Entry BC, Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration streams on December 1, 2020