Entries by Tom Hadley

On Your Mark Get Set – All Express Entry Program Draws Set to Resume July 6

The Canadian Minister of Immigration, the Honourable Sean Fraser, announced on June 21, 2022, that the Canadian government would be resuming Express Entry invitations for all program categories. The Express Entry program was initiated in 2015 and provides a platform for foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence in Canada. There are three applicant categories […]

Not an April Fools Joke!

Starting today, April 1, fully vaccinated travelers coming to Canada no longer require a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test to enter Canada. This announcement comes amid calls for loosening of the strict travel restrictions due to stable COVID-19 case counts. Fully vaccinated travelers are those who have received at least two doses of an accepted […]

Border Restrictions – A Step in the Right Direction

As part of a phased easing of border restrictions, the Government of Canada on February 15, 2022, announced a number of adjustments to existing border restrictions. These measures will come into effect, February 28, 2022. These include: What will change:   Scrapping the mandatory PCR testing for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada. Travellers will now have the option of […]

What is Happening with Express Entry?

It has now been over 4 months since IRCC issued invitations to apply in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and over one year since invitations were issued to candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). This has left us wondering when invitations will start up again, how many invitations will be coming in 2022, […]

International Experience Class Open for 2022

The International Experience Canada (IEC) candidate pools are open for the 2022 season and the first rounds of invitations of the season are expected to take place this week. Demand for the IEC program tends to be high and the number of spots available for the year are limited. We expect that demand will be […]