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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 […]

Canadian Open Work Permits for U.S. H-1B Specialty Occupations Visa Holders

Starting today, Sunday, July 16, 2023, Canada will offer open work permits to any individuals in the United States on an H-1B Specialty Occupations visa.  Canada’s strategy is to lure away highly-educated foreign nationals in the United States who are frustrated by the U.S. immigration process.  In essence, Canada is capitalizing on a growing sense from international students and […]

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 […]

Canada Sets Immigration Record in 2022 and Seeks More Immigrants

In 2022, Canada welcomed more than 431,000 new permanent residents.  This marked the largest annual increase in Canadian Immigration history, as the Government of Canada seeks to ease the country’s labour shortages. Canada has set a target of 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023 and plans to raise that target to 500,000 in 2025. Immigration accounts […]