2 months after its release, the TR to PR Public Policy stream for essential, non- health care workers in Canada has closed, after reaching its quota intake of 30,000.
IRCC has announced that the deadline to submit Express Entry permanent residence applications will be returning to 60 calendar days.
Amidst growing pressure to reopen the Canada-U.S. border, we are seeing signs that the IRCC have begun to finalize outland applications.
A June 2020 report by the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) revealed an expected increase in immigration fraud post-pandemic.
In reaction to a growing number of government note requests made under the Access to Information and Privacy Act (ATIP), the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a Management Action Plan that hopes to mitigate delays in providing case notes to applicants and decrease the number of requests made by offering clearer communication through the MyAccount portal.
Following 2 airline disasters in recent years, Immigration, Refugee and citizenship Canada (IRCC) have opened up a permanent residence pathway for the families of the victims that were in the process of applying for Canadian permanent residence.
The US immigration system has often been referred to as a lottery, with over 200,00 skilled worker applications submitted each year for only 85,000 spots. Although the odds of you winning this lottery are better than winning the $1million jackpot, applicants are left in immigration limbo, often for years, with little to no security.
When Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on April 14th, 2021 that it was opening 6 new streams under the temporary resident to permanent resident pathway, anyone who has worked with the current Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) application portal was expecting a disaster, with 90,000 hopeful applicants trying to access a portal known to crash under excessive demand.
Ontario has announced their move to expression of interest (EOI) system for their Foreign Worker and International student streams.
In acknowledgment of the importance foreign caregivers have in the fabric of Canadian society, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is committing to prioritize 6000 caregiver applications for permanent residence by the end of 2021.