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Canada’s new immigration minister is Marc Miller

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced major changes to his cabinet this morning at 10:30 AM Eastern Time. Canada’s new immigration minister is Marc Miller, a Member of Parliament from Quebec. Miller recently served as Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, a role meant to support the self-determination of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Canada’s most recent Immigration Minister, […]


A New Look at Immigrants’ Outsize Contribution to Innovation in the U.S.

A study by Stanford University reports that foreign-born inventors generate a disproportionate share of patents — and make their U.S.-born collaborators more productive. While we cannot locate a comparable body of research in Canada, the empirical evidence points to the same trends and outcomes here. Stanford researchers looked at the output of nearly 880,000 Americans […]

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BREAKING: Canada holds first-ever category-based Express Entry draw for healthcare workers

IRCC has invited 500 healthcare workers under the new Express Entry category-based selection draws. Candidates required a minimum comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 476. This is the very first category-based selection draw since the six new categories were announced on May 31. A second round, inviting 1,500 workers to apply, will take place on July […]

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IRCC extends policy that allows visitors to obtain work permits if they have valid job offers

This policy will remain in effect until February 28, 2025 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that any foreign national who receives a job offer while in Canada will be able to apply for, and receive, a work permit. This is an extension of the COVID-19-era temporary public policy that was set to expire today. To […]

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IRCC allows Super Visa applicants to pay for medical insurance in monthly instalments

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced changes to how Super Visa applicants can pay for their medical insurance. In order to be eligible for the Super Visa, the applicant must have private medical insurance that meets all the following criteria: While applicants have previously been allowed to pay for insurance in monthly instalments, IRCC announced […]

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Canada welcomes 431,645 number of newcomers in 2022

Government reaches target of 431,645 new permanent residents Canada has experienced one of the fastest recoveries from the pandemic, thanks in large part to our approach to immigration. Newcomers enrich our communities, and contribute to our economy by working, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. Recognizing their value, the Government of Canada planned to welcome 431,645 new […]

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Comparing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program against the International Mobility Program

Two of the most prominent ways foreign nationals can work in Canada are the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program. Read below to understand the key differences between these work permit Canada has more than 100 different options for foreign nationals looking to come to this country. Many of these pathways can […]

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Understanding how a Canadian temporary resident can maintain, lose, and restore their status

To help immigrants and Canadian immigration hopefuls stay informed, we have outlined how Canadian temporary residents can maintain, lose, and restore their TR status. According to the 2021 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, Canada was home to 256,740 study permit holders and 326,116 temporary work permit holders (under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility […]

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