Temporary Public Policy to Facilitate Permanent Residency for Physicians Providing Publicly Funded Medical Services in Canada

Introduction In an effort to address the challenges faced by foreign national physicians seeking permanent residency in Canada, a temporary public policy has been implemented. This policy aims to provide exemptions for physicians who provide publicly funded medical services and encounter difficulties meeting the requirements of Canada’s federal economic immigration programs. By creating a pathway […]

Engineer regulator drops Canadian experience qualification in Ontario

Internationally trained engineers no longer require Canadian work experience to be licensed in Ontario. Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says the province’s regulator for professional engineers has dropped the requirement, which he calls a “game changer” for qualified immigrant engineers that will help fill roughly 7,000 vacant positions. Professional Engineers Ontario says up to 60 […]

Canadian Immigration Services at Risk as 155,000 Federal Government Employees Go on Strike

IRCC services disruption: The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), a union representing over 155,000 federal government employees, has announced a strike effective today that will impact most government departments, including Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Some Government of Canada services will be limited while the strike is ongoing. Areas of disruption Most significantly, […]

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 […]