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Express Entry: Canada holds largest all-program draw ever

IRCC held the seventh Express Entry draw of 2023. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 7,000 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 490. The number of ITAs in this draw beats the previous record of 5,500 candidates invited in the last all-program draw on January 18. In an all-program draw candidates are considered […]

“Canadian Student Enrolment Surges by 30%: Significant Increase in 2022” Wonder what’s in store for 2023.

Canadian Student Enrolment New data from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reveal that Canadian institutions and schools had a record year of growth. According to IRCC, there were 807,750 foreign students with active study permits for Canada as of December 31, 2022. This compares to just over 617,000 the previous year, representing an incredible […]

Thousands assigned to inactive immigration officers and IDs. Are you one of them?

Canada’s immigration department has assigned tens of thousands of applicants to immigration officers or placeholder codes that are inactive and no longer working within their system — some who’ve last logged in and processed files up to 16 years ago, and from airports and visa offices around the world. CBC News has learned 59,456 open and pending applications were […]

By the year 2025, Canada will accept 500,000 immigrants per year as the minister works to personally choose more arrivals.

The federal government will use new power to hand-pick immigrants to address Canada’s skill shortages, increase the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, and begin issuing temporary visas for spouses while their permanent-residence applications are being processed. Those are some of the highlights of Canada’s latest immigration plan — announced Tuesday — which will see this country look […]

Here Are IRCC Service Standards For Processing Various Applications

IRCC is still struggling with backlog and now they have started providing monthly data on applications within “service standards” as well as applications in “backlog”. We all know what backlog is, but it is important to understand what are IRCC service standards for all the immigration categories. Canada immigration has different standards of processing application category-wise. This is similar to any business’ […]

New Announcement For International Students By IRCC Minister

The new Canada Study Permit Announcement will allow international students to work off-campus over 20 hours per week. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has announced a new temporary measure aimed at alleviating Canada’s historic labour shortages. Fraser says this will allow over 500,000 international students already in Canada to potentially work more hours. From November 15, […]