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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…

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #164 | ALL-PROGRAM DRAW
EXPRESS ENTRY DRAWS

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #164 | ALL-PROGRAM DRAW

4,200 Express Entry candidates have received Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 164th Express Entry draw on September 30, 2020. Invitations were issued to candidates in all three of the economic immigration streams managed by the Express Entry system, including Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  The…

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…