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Canada to Cap Number of International Study Permits by 35%

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, announced today that Canada will reduce the number of international student permits by 35 per cent next year as part of a temporary two-year cap on foreign enrollment. The cap will cut the number of approved study permits in 2024 to 364,000. The 2025 […]

Government Of Canada Announces 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan

Today, Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (“IRCC”), tabled the 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan.  According to the government, the plan is “tailored to support economic growth while balancing with the pressures in areas like housing, healthcare and infrastructure. It charts a responsible course for sustainable and stable […]

First Category Based Express Entry Draws on June 28 and July 5, 2023 – Health Care/Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Occupations

Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced that category-based selection for Express Entry will begin, today, with 500 Express Entry candidates with backgrounds in Health Care occupations to be invited to apply for Permanent Residence and 1,500 on July 5, 2023.  Also, on July 5, 2023, the Government of Canada […]

Express Entry Rounds of Invitations: Category-Based Selection

Today, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that Canada is introducing category-based rounds of invitations for Express Entry.  The Government will invite candidates who are eligible for a specific category established by the Minister to meet an identified economic goal. Candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residence based […]

Faster Spousal Temporary Resident (Visitor) Visa Processing Times; New Open Work Permit for Spousal and Family Class Applicants

Today, Friday, May 26, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced new measures to strengthen family reunification, which include: faster temporary resident visa (TRV) processing times for spousal applicants new and dedicated processing tools for spousal TRV applicants a new open work permit for spousal and family class applicants open […]