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Adam Pinsky has a keen interest in all things immigration and has been working in the industry for 11 years.

Interview With Sharvari Jois: Manager of Canada InfoNet
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Interview With Sharvari Jois: Manager of Canada InfoNet

In today’s instalment of ITC Interview Series, host Adam Pinsky is joined by Sharvari Jois, the manager of Canada InfoNet. Canada InfoNet is a 100% free pre-arrival newcomer service that offers resume building, individualized job search support and occupation-specific mentoring that will help you build your career in any province. Host Adam Pinsky talks to…

IRCC Moves To Reduce Processing Times For Spousal Sponsorship
IMMIGRATION PROCESSING

IRCC Moves To Reduce Processing Times For Spousal Sponsorship

Canada’s immigration minister is announcing that his department will make significant efforts to reduce processing times for spousal sponsorship applications.  The new measures, announced on September 24, will see the number of decision-makers assigned to spousal sponsorship applications increase by 66%.  Background: Canadian spousal sponsorship delays ITC News previously covered the delays in spousal sponsorship…

Are Quebec’s PEQ Reforms Xenophobic?
OPINION

Are Quebec’s PEQ Reforms Xenophobic?

Are the PEQ reforms emblematic of the xenophobic tendencies of the government of Quebec? The short answer is — it’s complicated.  A recent editorial in the McGill Tribune, a student-run newspaper from McGill University, makes the case that the new Programme Experience Quebecoise (PEQ) reforms highlight the xenophobic sentiments held by the Coalition Avenir Quebec…

Some Permanent Resident Applications Now Exempt From Biometrics Requirement
IMMIGRATION PROCESSING

Some Permanent Resident Applications Now Exempt From Biometrics Requirement

In recognition of the ongoing service disruptions for those applying for Canadian permanent residence, IRCC is relaxing the biometrics requirements for some applicants.  IRCC has already created several biometrics exemptions for some temporary workers. Additionally, when IRCC introduced a two-stage student permit application process, students could receive approval-in-principal for their permit so they can begin…

IRCC Gradually Resumes In-Person Services
IMMIGRATION PROCESSING

IRCC Gradually Resumes In-Person Services

IRCC is gradually resuming some in-person services for citizenship, permanent residence, asylum, and biometrics collection. IRCC is only offering in-person services by appointment only and they will contact you to schedule the appointments.  This gradual reopening of in-person services is part of a testing phase for IRCC. The services being offered, effective September 21, are…

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Invites 621 Tech Candidates
PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAMS

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Invites 621 Tech Candidates

Saskatchewan’s Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invites 621 candidates to apply, the largest SINP draw since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike many other provincial immigration programs, SINP does not require a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.  On September 15, Saskatchewan sent out 621 invitations to eligible candidates in the SINP Occupations In-Demand and…