What is a Post-Graduation Work Permit?

The Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is an open work permit, meaning it allows the student to work for any employer of their choice in Canada and to work for any Canadian employer without needing a job offer. It allows…

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Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia invite immigration candidates through provincial programs

Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia have issued invitations to apply to candidates through provincial immigration programs this week. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own Provincial Nomination Programs. Through these programs, interested…

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Can you apply for 2 Canadian immigration programs at once?

With more than 100 economic class immigration programs to choose from, it is possible to be eligible for more than one Canadian immigration program. So, it begs the question, can you apply for more than one at the same time?…

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Housing in Canada: Reviewing shifts in the Canadian housing landscape over the last decade

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) recently released its latest report on the state of housing in Canada, based on its 2021 Canadian Housing Survey. This report, which details and analyzes changes and trends in the country’s housing market between 2011 and 2021…

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Reuniting with your loved ones through Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program

Canada places an immense priority on reuniting family members through immigration. That is why the family class is consistently Canada’s second-largest group of immigrants. In the first half (Jan-July) of 2022, 51,745 immigrants came to this country through family-class programs….

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Canada’s immigration backlog decreases slightly to 2.6 million

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reporting a decrease in its August 31 inventory. A spokesperson from IRCC sent CIC News inventory data suggesting the backlog has been reduced by 95,204 persons in a matter of six weeks. The…

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From tech to trucking to health care: Canada’s most in-demand jobs for skilled immigrants and refugees

This moment in the Canadian labour market is like few in the country’s history. Skilled immigrants and refugees, along with their knowledge, talents and experience, are in high demand in every part of Canada. Numerous sectors are looking for employees…

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Canadian job vacancies have reached another all-time high

Statistics Canada has released results of the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report for the second quarter of 2022. Overall, vacancies were up 4.7% from the first quarter of 2022 and 42.3% higher than the second quarter of 2021. There…

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The cost of creating an Express Entry profile

Canada’s Express Entry is an electronic system used to manage applications of skilled workers pursuing permanent residence (PR) in Canada. Established in 2015, the Express Entry system (which spans the Canadian Experience Class program (CEC), the Federal Skilled Workers Program…

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Sean Fraser tables strategy for temporary residents who want to become Canadian permanent residents

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has tabled a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for international students and temporary foreign workers. On September 20 during routine proceedings, Fraser tabled a strategy to expand transitions to permanent residence for foreign workers…

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