Saskatchewan reopens Express Entry-aligned Skilled Worker route

The province of Saskatchewan announced that the International Skilled Worker-Express Entry scheme, an immigration route under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), is now open to applicants for the next draw. A total of 600 foreign citizens are expected to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the SINP, a number enough to complete the next batch of intake target for this...

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Minimum CRS points requirement, ITA issuance slid on latest Express Entry draw

The latest Express Entry draw held last Wednesday, May 17, 2017, saw both the Invitation to Apply (ITA) issuance and minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points requirement sliding down from previous draw results. Only 3,687 applicants received an ITA from the federal government, a decrease of 2.9 percent from May 4 draw results wherein 3,796 were issued. The minimum CRS points requirement...

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Canada responds to Trump’s new immigration embargo with enhanced visa programs

 Canada and the US are poles apart in nearly every aspect of their immigration policies, though it has only become more evident lately after the latter’s presidential elections. Canada has been relentlessly modifying many of its visa programs to accommodate more foreign workers.   There’s the Global Talent Stream in which the federal government of Canada eliminated bureaucratic hurdles...

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Immigration a boon to Canada’s future ‘Silicon Vallies’

Canada deems immigration as the linchpin of its economic policy. However, since Donald Trump assumed office in the United States, uncertainties in many industries have scattered like wildfire since it’s hard to name one that is not dependent on international talent. From maintenance boys to managers all the way up to executives, it would be hard to find a local firm that is wholly American....

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Uncredited overseas credential? There are some things we can suggest

  One of the most frustrating things for someone who has achieved their accreditation in their home country is not being able to practise it when they move to a foreign country. Certainly, it’s not difficult to see an international worker in Canada toiling for something that’s totally unrelated to their university degree or their former profession: a doctor relegated to a nursing home, a law...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Studying in Canada

 It’s only lately that entering Canada via the student route has become easier. Especially when the points-based system and Express Entry program was first introduced in 2015. Previously, it was stricter, and the premium put on international students wasn’t as high compared to skilled workers, which only made it harder for a student to get a job in the country and apply for permanent residency...

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All the important links you should visit before you apply for a Canadian visa

  One of the common mistakes of people who are planning to work and live abroad is that they tend to neglect initial research.  We have provided a complete list of sites we think you should visit before applying for a Canadian visa. These are the most important ones, and all of them are legitimate links from the Canadian government itself. Checklist before you leave. All you need to remember...

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Canada updates Temporary Resident Permit eligibility requirements

The government of Canada, through the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced that it has updated eligibility and assessment requirements for the Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) program. Temporary Resident Permits are issued to applicants who are otherwise inadmissible to Canad and are seeking a discretionary approval to enter Canada for specific purposes despite the...

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‘Trump Effect’ boosts international student enrolment in Canadian universities

  In the first quarter of this year, just a few days after business tycoon Donald Trump’s victory, it was all projections. Experts were predicting that many international students would jump to Canada to continue their education due to Trump’s perplexing take on immigration. The Canadian government’s website even crashed when Clinton’s downfall became apparent. Now, these are all hard numbers;...

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CBC: Business immigration must be utilised properly to benefit Canada

For the Conference Board of Canada (CBC), the federal government must properly utilise its business immigration program for it to draw favourable results and become more beneficial for the country. The Ottawa-based think-tank believes that the country has not realised its full potential yet, and it could use the current political milieu in the neighbouring countries, particularly in the US, to its...

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