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 […]
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On Friday June 10th, an official at the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they would be lifting the Covid-19 related requirements that are currently in place on international travelers coming into the U.S. The order was initiated on January 26, 2021, and requires international travelers to test negative on a Covid-19 […]
In the two months from March 1 to April 30, 2021, Service Canada says it issued 363,000 passports. One year later, as COVID travel measures started to subside, in the same time period, the number of issued passports spiked to 1,273,000. This would certainly explain the extremely long waiting times experienced by applicants. Recently, Service […]
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased scrutiny on travelers crossing borders and passing through airports has been par for the course. For good reason, customs officers have been tasked with protecting health and safety of the general population by conducting careful examination of who is permitted to enter a country, or board a […]
On April 4 Canada announced the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program Workforce Solutions Road Map, designed to support Canada’s continued economic growth, which is outpacing the ability of many employers to find workers. This announcement signals that the Canadian Government is recognizing the need to improve the TFW Program to better meet the actual needs […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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