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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.

VACs in India re-open today for immigrants and students

 Kareem El-Assal     20 November 2020

Canada is resuming visa application centre (VAC) services in India today.


Largest Express Entry draw ever: 5,000 invitations issued

 Mohanad Moetaz     19 November 2020

Canada held its largest ever Express Entry draw on November 18, inviting 5,000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence.


Caregivers can immigrate through the Home Support Worker Pilot

 Mohanad Moetaz     18 November 2020

Canada continues to accept permanent residence applications through the Home Support Worker Pilot.


International students arriving during coronavirus must follow these rules

 Mohanad Moetaz     17 November 2020

Canada has released a guide to help international students who wish to come to Canada to navigate the country’s travel restrictions.


British Columbia PNP issues 358 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination

 Alexandra Miekus     16 November 2020

A total of 358 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates on November 10.


Quebec gives employers direct access to immigration candidates in Arrima

 Alexandra Miekus     15 November 2020

Quebec added a new feature to its Arrima-linked Employer Portal that allows companies to search the database for candidates that best match their labour needs.


More immigration pathways for temporary residents

 Mohanad Moetaz     14 November 2020

Canada is looking to offer more permanent residence pathway options to temporary residents who are currently in the country.


Canada supporting Hong Kong residents with new immigration measures

 Mohanad Moetaz     13 November 2020

Following the announcement of Canada’s 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada announced new immigration measures supporting both Hong Kong residents and Canadians in Hong Kong.


Immigration minister: Canada to expand PR pathways for students and workers

 Kareem El-Assal     12 November 2020

Canada's immigration minister is indicating more permanent residence pathways will be made available to talent residing in Canada.


Why more people will likely move to Canada from the U.S. following 2020 presidential election

 Kareem El-Assal     11 November 2020

Two major factors will likely see high levels of people continue to move to Canada from the U.S. following the November 2020 American elections.