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18 Jun

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Express Entry in 2024: A Mid-Year Analysis for Aspiring Canadian Immigrants

As an Indian national with my sights set on Canadian immigration, keeping up with the ever-evolving Express Entry system is crucial. The first half of 2024 has seen significant changes compared to the same period in 2023, and these developments...

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18 Jun

2024

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Great News for Skilled Immigrants: British Columbia Opens Doors with New Credential Recognition Act

As an Indian national myself, I'm often drawn to opportunities abroad, especially in developed countries like Canada. But for skilled professionals like us, navigating the process of getting our qualifications recognized can be a real struggle. The need for Canadian...

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17 Jun

2024

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Visitors & International Students Must Have These Documents At Canadian Airports

Entering Canada as a temporary resident, whether as a visitor or international student, can be an exciting yet daunting experience. Recent reports of increased questioning at airports highlight the importance of understanding the process and being well-prepared. Why the Increased...

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13 Jun

2024

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Canada’s Tech Talent Gold Rush, relaxation on work permit rules for H-1B Visa holders

Canada's recent policy changes regarding H-1B visa holders present exciting opportunities for skilled American tech professionals seeking a fresh start north of the border. This blog post delves into the revised regulations, explores the motivations behind them, and offers insights...

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13 Jun

2024

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Top 7 Universities in Canada according to the 2025 QS World University Rankings

Canada is a fantastic place to pursue higher education. With top-ranked universities, vibrant cities, and a welcoming atmosphere, it's no wonder so many international students choose Canada for their studies. But with so many great universities to choose from, where...

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12 Jun

2024

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The need of CEC Express Entry Draws To Retain Skilled Workers, explined

Canada's immigration system, particularly the Express Entry (EE) system, has long been a popular path for international students seeking permanent residency (PR). However, recent changes have made it more challenging for some graduates to qualify. This blog post explores these...

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11 Jun

2024

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Paving the Path to Permanency: A Guide to Ontario’s International Student Stream

Canada continues to be a top destination for international students, and the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program's (OINP) International Student Stream offers a compelling pathway to permanent residency (PR) for graduates across the country. This blog post delves into the program's...

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10 Jun

2024

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Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit: A Look at 8 Proposed Changes and Their Impact on International Students

The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program has been a major draw for international students seeking to study and work in Canada. It allows graduates from designated learning institutions (DLIs) to gain valuable Canadian work experience after completing their programs. However,...

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10 Jun

2024

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The top employment agencies in Alberta that recruit foreign workers:

Are you an Alberta employer looking for skilled talent from abroad? Or a foreign worker seeking exciting opportunities in Canada? Then this blog post is for you! Finding the right employment agency can make all the difference in a successful...

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08 Jun

2024

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Alberta Opportunity Stream 2024: New Application Process and Increased Chances!

Great news for aspiring immigrants! The Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is reopening its doors on June 11, 2024, with a brand new application process designed to streamline processing times and offer more chances to secure a coveted provincial nomination certificate....

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07 Jun

2024

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New Canada Spousal Open Work Permit Rules (2024): A Guide for International Students

In a significant update for international students in Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced new eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits (SOWPs) on March 19, 2024. This blog post dives into these changes, providing insights and crucial...

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06 Jun

2024

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Fast-Track Talent: Canada’s Innovation Stream Pilot for High-Skilled Workers (2024)

In a competitive global market for skilled talent, Canada is taking strides to attract and retain top performers. A key initiative is the Innovation Stream Pilot, launched in April 2024 through the Global Hypergrowth Project. This program streamlines the process...

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06 Jun

2024

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Finding Summer Work as an International Student in Canada (2024) All questions answered

International students bring a wealth of talent and perspectives to Canada's diverse workforce. If you're an international student planning to stay in Canada for the summer, this guide will equip you with everything you need to know about finding employment...

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05 Jun

2024

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Canadian Experience Class Gets Boost as Express Entry Invites 3,000

Canada's immigration system is seeing a shift towards "domestic draws" and targeted selection through Express Entry. This blog post dives into the latest developments, including the recent CEC-specific draw, and what it means for aspiring Canadian immigrants. CEC Draw Marks...

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05 Jun

2024

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Canada to Offer Permanent Residency to Incoming Caregivers under new pilot programs

Canada is revamping its caregiver programs to address the growing demand for home care support. As the existing Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilot programs near their expiry on June 17th, 2024, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship...

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03 Jun

2024

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How to find LMIA-Approved Jobs in Canada ?

The Canadian job market offers exciting opportunities for skilled professionals worldwide. However, for temporary foreign workers (TFWs), navigating the process can be complex. Securing an LMIA-approved job is a crucial first step, but with thousands of positions pending approval and...

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30 May

2024

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Three ways to extend Your Stay as an International Student in Canada

The Canadian landscape for international students is evolving, with an increased focus on permanent residency options. This can create stress when it comes to extending your stay after graduation. However, fret not! With the right information and strategy, you can...

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30 May

2024

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British Columbia Unveils Revamped PNP: Three New Streams for International Students

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is undergoing a significant transformation designed to create a clearer and more efficient pathway for international skilled workers to contribute to the province's thriving economy. Addressing Skills Gaps and Protecting Students The...

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A certificate of qualification can increase Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points by up to 50 points in Express Entry

29 May

2024

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Fast Track to Canada: Skilled Trades & Express Entry in 2024

Looking to jumpstart your career in a dynamic and in-demand field? Consider the skilled trades pathway to Canadian immigration through Express Entry! This streamlined program offers a clear advantage for qualified individuals with specific trade credentials. Here's a comprehensive guide...

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29 May

2024

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Steps you might need to take to get your credentials recognized to work in Canada

Thinking of starting a new chapter in your career journey in Canada? Canada's job market offers a plethora of opportunities for skilled professionals. But before you pack your bags, understanding the credential recognition process is crucial to ensure a smooth...

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28 May

2024

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Updated Express Entry Proof of Funds for Express Entry applicants 2024

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced changes to the minimum settlement fund requirements for Express Entry applicants. This blog post provides a comprehensive breakdown of these updates, including who needs to show proof of funds, how much is...

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28 May

2024

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Skilled Trades in High Demand: Your Guide to Canada’s Express Entry for Trades

Canada is experiencing a growing demand for skilled tradespeople. This presents a significant opportunity for qualified individuals looking to immigrate and build a successful career. The Canadian government's Express Entry system offers a streamlined pathway for skilled workers, including those...

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23 May

2024

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Canada To Soon Ease Citizenship requirements For Second Generation Born Abroad

During a media event in Toronto scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET on May 23, 2024, Immigration Minister Marc Miller is expected to present a new citizenship bill. Prominent parent and advocate Kathryn Burton and Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan will...

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23 May

2024

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Visitor Visa to Work Permit Conversion in Canada: Full Guide

With Canada facing skilled labor shortages across various sectors, the opportunity to transition from visitor status to a work permit has become increasingly attractive for many. This guide delves into the details of this process, considering the latest policy updates...

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22 May

2024

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Reuniting Families: A Look at the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program 2024

Great news for Canadians hoping to sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residency (PR)! Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced the details for the 2024 intake of the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship (PGP) program. This blog post...

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21 May

2024

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Canada Opens Doors to Global Talent: A Deep Dive into the Innovation Stream Pilot

Canada's reputation as a welcoming and innovation-driven nation just got a significant boost with the launch of the Innovation Stream Pilot. This exciting program, introduced in April 2024, aims to streamline the process for Canadian companies to attract highly skilled...

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17 May

2024

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Navigating the Maze: Understanding Arranged Employment for Express Entry

Express Entry candidates understand the importance of a strong Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. These points determine who receives an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency. One way to boost your score is through "arranged employment," but the...

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17 May

2024

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Five Canadian provinces invite candidates for provincial immigration in latest draws

Canada's Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) continue to be a dynamic pathway for skilled immigrants seeking permanent residency. This week (from April 27 to May 3), five provinces – British Columbia (BC), Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island (PEI) –...

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15 May

2024

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Good News for Canadian Immigration Applicants: IRCC Unveils Forward-Looking Processing Times

Canadian immigration hopefuls can now breathe a sigh of relief. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced a major shift in how they communicate processing times for applications. This long-awaited update provides much-needed transparency for those navigating the often...

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13 May

2024

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New PGWP Policy Streamlines Path to Permanent Residency for Master’s and PhD Graduates in Canada

International students pursuing master's or Ph.D. degrees in Canada received a significant boost in their immigration prospects with the recent update to the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) policy by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This blog post explores how...

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13 May

2024

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Canadian Immigration Update: British Columbia and Manitoba Seek Skilled Workers (May 3rd-10th)

The first week of May saw continued activity in Canada's Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) as British Columbia (BC) and Manitoba issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to immigration candidates. This is a positive sign for those seeking permanent residence in Canada,...

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10 May

2024

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Explore Canada and Gain Work Experience with International Experience Canada (IEC)

Explore Canada and Gain Work Experience with International Experience Canada (IEC) For adventurous young minds seeking an international experience, International Experience Canada (IEC) offers an incredible opportunity. This program allows citizens of partner countries to travel and work in Canada...

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10 May

2024

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5 Pathways to Permanent Residency in Canada for International Students

Canada: A Pathway to Permanent Residency for International Students (Updated for 2024) Canada's reputation as a welcoming and prosperous nation continues to draw international students seeking a high-quality education and a bright future. After graduation, these students have a unique...

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09 May

2024

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International students in Canada can work 24 hours a week starting in September

International students are a vital part of Canada's educational landscape and workforce. They bring diverse perspectives, contribute to research and innovation, and fill critical labour shortages. However, striking a balance between studies and work is crucial for their success and...

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08 May

2024

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How to Get Invited: A Guide to Key Factors in Canada Express Entry Draws

Canada's immigration landscape can be complex, but the Express Entry system offers a clear path for skilled workers seeking permanent residency (PR). This guide delves into the intricacies of Express Entry draws, empowering you to navigate the process strategically and...

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08 May

2024

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Work Permit extension for 6,700 Temporary Residents in Manitoba Canada

Manitoba Announces Relief for Expiring Work Permits: A Boon for Workers and the Economy Addressing a National Issue: Canada, like many developed nations, faces a skilled labor shortage. This challenge is particularly acute in provinces like Manitoba. In a welcome...

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07 May

2024

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Bridging Open Work Permit Canada : All you need to know

Bridging Open Work Permits (BOWPs): Keeping You Employed While Aiming for Permanent Residence in Canada (2024 Update) Bridging Open Work Permits (BOWPs) are a valuable tool for foreign nationals in Canada who have applied for permanent residence under the Economic...

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06 May

2024

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Transport Canada is Hiring Now For Various Location; apply online now

Launch Your Career in Transportation: Current Openings at Transport Canada Canada's transportation sector is a vital engine of the economy, and Transport Canada plays a key role in keeping our roads, skies, and waterways safe and efficient. If you're looking...

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06 May

2024

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Great news for families! Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship applications open May 21st!

Reuniting Families: A Guide to the Canada Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program (PGP) 2024 Great news for Canadians with parents and grandparents abroad! Starting May 21st, 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be reaching out to potential sponsors....

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04 May

2024

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Shifting Gears: Updates to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a vital tool for employers seeking to address skill and labor shortages. However, the program is constantly evolving to reflect the ever-changing economic landscape. Recent updates to the TFWP highlight the government's focus...

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Canada Immigration Fees Increase Significantly What You Need to Know (2024 Update)

02 May

2024

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Canada Immigration Fees Increase Significantly: What You Need to Know (2024 Update)

Significant Hike in Immigration Fees: On April 30, 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented a substantial increase in permanent residence application fees. This marks a significant shift compared to the modest 3% increase observed in 2022. The new...

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Canada PNP Updates Streamlining Applications and Prioritizing Processing (April 2024)

02 May

2024

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Canada PNP Updates: Streamlining Applications and Prioritizing Processing (April 2024)

Canada's Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) play a crucial role in attracting skilled immigrants to specific provinces. April 2024 saw several key updates across various PNP programs, impacting application procedures, processing timelines, and eligibility for certain streams. Here's a breakdown of...

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30 Apr

2024

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Streamlining Canada’s Business Immigration: Faster Processing for Top Talent

Canada's immigration system is a vital engine for economic growth and community development. To attract the best and brightest entrepreneurs, the government is taking steps to reduce processing times for federal business programs. These changes, implemented on April 30, 2024,...

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30 Apr

2024

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Canada unveils new rules around off-campus work hours for International Students in Canada

International students are a vital part of Canada's social and economic landscape. To ensure a positive experience for students and protect the integrity of the study permit system, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has implemented some key reforms. Focus...

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29 Apr

2024

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Quiz: Is Studying in Canada Right for You?

Canada consistently ranks among the top destinations for international students, and for good reason. From high-quality education and a safe environment to multicultural cities and potential post-study work opportunities, Canada offers a compelling package. But is it the right fit...

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28 Apr

2024

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Are You a Quebec Worker? New Minimum Wage in Quebec Effective May

The new minimum wage increase in Quebec is a hot topic, with both positive and negative implications. Let's delve deeper into the details and explore the surrounding environment. What's Changing? Effective May 1, 2024, Quebec's minimum wage will rise to...

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28 Apr

2024

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How to change Your Designated Learning Institution (DLI) as an International Student in Canada

Are you an international student in Canada considering transferring to a different school? You've come to the right place! This blog post will guide you through the process of changing your Designated Learning Institution (DLI) while on a study permit....

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27 Apr

2024

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Fewer Spots in Ontario Colleges? No Sweat! Explore Your Canadian Study Options in 2024

International students seeking a Canadian education in 2024 face a new landscape in Ontario. The provincial government's recent announcement indicates that 13 public colleges will be reducing their international student intake. While this might sound like bad news, let's delve...

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27 Apr

2024

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Express Entry Makeover: French Takes Center Stage 2024 Update

Canada's immigration system is prioritizing French speakers! Recent data reveals a significant shift in Express Entry, with French proficiency leading the way in category-based selection draws. This blog post unpacks the reasons behind this change, explores its potential impact, and...

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25 Apr

2024

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Manitoba Seeks Skilled Immigrants: Latest MPNP Draw Analysis; New Rounds Of Invitations

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held a draw on April 24, 2024, issuing 327 invitations to apply for permanent residency (PR) across various categories. This blog post dives into the details of the draw, providing insights for potential applicants....

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25 Apr

2024

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Express Entry Draws Target Specific Skills: Canada invites 1,400 candidates

The Canadian government's immigration agency is now recruiting highly qualified foreign nationals to fill open positions in the country's workforce. The three draws that took place in the final week of April 2024 demonstrate this, as do the subsequent increases...

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24 Apr

2024

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Open Work Permit in Canada’s Evolving Immigration Landscape 2024

Canada's open work permit offers a pathway for international talent to contribute their skills across various industries. Understanding the eligibility criteria and recent changes is crucial for a successful application. Open vs. Closed Work Permits: Key Differences Open Work Permit: Grants...

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23 Apr

2024

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Virtual Job Fair Alert: Find Your Dream Job in New Brunswick’s Manufacturing & Construction

The New Brunswick Manufacturing and Construction Virtual Job Connector is a fantastic opportunity for skilled foreign workers seeking to immigrate to Canada and build a successful career. Held on April 28th, 2024, this virtual job fair offers a chance to...

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22 Apr

2024

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Busting the Myths: The Truth About Studying and Immigrating to Canada

For many years running, Canada has been a popular choice among foreign students and immigrants. Many people's ambitions come true when they consider Canada's multicultural society, plentiful career possibilities, and world-class education system. But it could be difficult to make...

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22 Apr

2024

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Canada Announces Provincial Allocations for Study Permits in 2024: A Breakdown

Just recently, the final allotment of study permits for each province in 2024 was announced by Canada's immigration department, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This comes after the declaration in January 2024 that there would be a limit on...

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21 Apr

2024

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Canadian Passport: A Powerful Tool for Travel and Opportunity in 2024

Canadians can rejoice! The Canadian passport remains a coveted travel document, ranking number 7 in the 2024 Henley Passport Index, tied with the United States. This prestigious position translates to visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to a whopping 188 destinations worldwide....

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21 Apr

2024

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Canada Immigration Update: BC and PEI Issue Invitations Through Provincial Nominee Programs

Seeking Skilled Immigrants to Address Labor Shortages This week saw continued movement in Canada's Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) as British Columbia (BC) and Prince Edward Island (PEI) issued invitations to skilled immigrants. PNPs are a vital tool for Canada's provinces...

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20 Apr

2024

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Building a Strong and Inclusive Canada: Budget 2024 Highlights Safety and Community

Canada's reputation as a welcoming and safe haven for newcomers is a cornerstone of its national identity. Recognizing this, Budget 2024 prioritizes initiatives that strengthen diversity, combat discrimination, and bolster safety measures across the country. Diversity as a National Strength...

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20 Apr

2024

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Supercharge Your CRS Score: The Ultimate Guide to Express Entry Job Offers in 2024

In the competitive world of Express Entry, a valid job offer can significantly boost your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and propel you towards Canadian permanent residency. But navigating the requirements of a legitimate offer can be tricky. This blog...

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Canadian Immigration Update IRCC invites 1,280 candidates in first April draw

11 Apr

2024

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Canadian Immigration Update: IRCC invites 1,280 candidates in first April draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has returned to a more frequent Express Entry draw schedule, issuing 1,280 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the first draw of April. This signals a potential return to the increased draw activity seen in...

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12 Scenarios That Can Cause Deportation in Canada A Guide for Immigrants

11 Apr

2024

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12 Scenarios That Can Cause Deportation in Canada: A Guide for Immigrants

Living in Canada offers a wealth of opportunities, but it's crucial to understand the importance of upholding the country's laws. While deportation is a serious consequence, being informed about the grounds for it can help immigrants avoid such situations. This...

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International students can now apply for benefits and credit payments like the GSTHST credit on arrival

10 Apr

2024

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International students can now apply for benefits and credit payments like the GST/HST credit on arrival

Welcome to Canada! As a newcomer, settling into a new life can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. This guide will help you understand the important aspects of Canada's tax system and the benefits available to help you...

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Fast Track Work Permit to Canada Global Talent Stream (GTS) in 2024

09 Apr

2024

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Fast Track Work Permit to Canada: Global Talent Stream (GTS) in 2024

Canada's red-hot job market continues to grapple with skill shortages. To bridge this gap, the Global Talent Stream (GTS) offers a streamlined pathway for qualified foreign workers and innovative employers to connect. Launched in 2017, this program boasts significantly faster...

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Canada's Immigration Boom Newcomers Choosing Smaller Cities and Towns

09 Apr

2024

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Canada’s Immigration Boom: Newcomers Choosing Smaller Cities and Towns

Canada's immigration landscape is shifting. A recent Conference Board of Canada (CoBC) study reveals a fascinating trend: newcomers are increasingly settling outside of major urban centers. Shifting Tides: Immigration Beyond the Big City Lights The study, analyzing data from 2016...

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Canadian Tax Deadlines for 2024 A Comprehensive Guide

08 Apr

2024

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Canadian Tax Deadlines for 2024: A Comprehensive Guide

Canadians are already tackling their tax returns, but for some, the process can be daunting. Missing deadlines can lead to stress, penalties, and delayed benefits. This guide simplifies the 2024 Canadian tax deadlines for individuals and self-employed filers. 1. Personal...

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Find Your Perfect Job Faster Top 10 Employment Agencies in Ontario

08 Apr

2024

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Find Your Perfect Job Faster: Top 10 Employment Agencies in Ontario

Finding the right job in Ontario's bustling job market can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers to Canada. This comprehensive guide explores the top 10 employment agencies in Ontario, helping you navigate your job search with confidence. 1. Unveiling the Top...

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IRCC issues ITAs to Express Entry candidates Second Express Entry draw this week targets French speakers

05 Apr

2024

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IRCC issues ITAs to Express Entry candidates : Second Express Entry draw this week targets French speakers

Are you dreaming of a new life in Canada? The Express Entry system offers a streamlined pathway to permanent residency for skilled workers. Here's a breakdown of the latest draw results and how you can leverage this opportunity. Express Entry...

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Avoid These Pitfalls Top Reasons Canada Visitor Visa Applications Get Rejected

05 Apr

2024

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Avoid These Pitfalls: Top Reasons Canada Visitor Visa Applications Get Rejected

Planning a trip to Canada? While the majestic landscapes and vibrant cities beckon travellers, navigating the visitor visa process can be tricky. Here's a breakdown of common reasons why applications get rejected, helping you ensure a smooth entry. Missing the...

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Canada Tightens Temporary Foreign Worker Program Higher Wages and Tougher Requirements

04 Apr

2024

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Canada Tightens Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Higher Wages and Tougher Requirements

Canada recently made big changes to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). These changes are meant to make the job market more fair and put more emphasis on hiring Canadians. Here is a list of the most important changes: Increased...

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Ontario Revamps International Student Strategy Public Institutions and In-Demand Skills Take Center Stage

03 Apr

2024

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Ontario Revamps International Student Strategy: Public Institutions and In-Demand Skills Take Center Stage

The game has changed for international students hoping to study in Ontario, Canada. The provincial government recently unveiled a revamped plan for allocating international study permits, prioritizing public universities and colleges that align with Ontario's workforce needs. This shift marks...

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Important Update Increased Permanent Resident (PR) Fees in Canada Starting April 30, 2024

03 Apr

2024

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Important Update: Increased Permanent Resident (PR) Fees in Canada Starting April 30, 2024

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has said that some fees for permanent residence (PR) will go up. On April 30, 2024, at 9:00 AM Eastern Time, this change will take place. IRCC stresses that this change is in...

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Studying in Canada in 2024 New Rules and How They Affect Indian Students

02 Apr

2024

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Studying in Canada in 2024: New Rules and How They Affect Indian Students

This blog post explores the recent changes to Canadian student visa regulations in 2024 and their impact on Indian students. New Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) Requirement One significant update is the mandatory Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) for most student visa...

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01 Apr

2024

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Good News for International Graduates: Extended Interim Work Authorization in Canada

Good news for grads from other countries in Canada! Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made interim work authorization letters good for longer. You can now work for up to 180 days (up from 120 days) while you wait...

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Nova Scotia to issue 12,900 study permits to international students in 2024

01 Apr

2024

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International Student Update: Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Allocations

Good news for foreign students who are thinking about studying in Canada! Here is a list of how Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are giving out their 2024 study pass allocations. Nova Scotia is focusing on growth goals. Nova...

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IRCC modifies eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

29 Mar

2024

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IRCC modifies eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released more information about changes to who can get a Spousal Open Work Permit (SOWP). The department made some changes to Canada's program for foreign students on January 22, 2024. One of them...

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Immigration Minister Marc Miller and Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault recently held a news conference where they announced major changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). When it comes to handling the country's job market as the economy changes, these changes are a big step forward.

29 Mar

2024

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Canada Announces Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program: What You Need to Know

Immigration Minister Marc Miller and Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault recently held a news conference where they announced major changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). When it comes to handling the country's job market as the economy changes, these...

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IRCC modifies eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

22 Mar

2024

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IRCC to target a reduction in the temporary resident population over the next three years

Canada's immigration system is changing a lot, with an eye toward making it more sustainable in the long term and making it easier for foreigners to fit in. Here is a list of the most important changes that Immigration Minister...

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21 Mar

2024

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Newcomers Closing the Gap: Canada’s Rising Stars in Employment and Innovation

Great news for Canada's diverse landscape! Recent statistics reveal that immigrants are experiencing a significant upswing in employment rates, even surpassing their Canadian-born counterparts. This trend signals a positive shift in the integration of newcomers into the workforce and their...

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21 Mar

2024

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Studying in Canada? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

Thinking about studying in Canada? One of the key documents you'll need for your study permit application is a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). But with recent updates to Canada's international student system, it's more...

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Cooking together while studying abroad will reduce the food expenses

20 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Canada Spousal work permit update March 19, most of them may be eligible for an open work permit

As of March 19, 2024, there's an important update for spouses and common-law partners of international students in Canada. Here's what you need to know about the expanded eligibility for open work permits: If you're an international student in Canada,...

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Understanding Financial Help from the Canadian Government A Guide to Upcoming CRA Payment Dates in 2024

19 Mar

2024

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Understanding Financial Help from the Canadian Government: A Guide to Upcoming CRA Payment Dates in 2024

Many Canadians are having a hard time with the rising cost of living because of the way the economy is right now. Through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the Canadian government gives a number of credits and rebates to help...

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Wicked hacks to save money while studying abroad

19 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Looking into the ten best jobs in Canada for 2024: a full analysis

Indeed Canada, a well-known job search engine, released its latest report on January 10 that highlights the best job chances across the country for 2024. This was done to help people who are having trouble planning their careers. This study...

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15 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Fewer Newcomers Choosing Canadian Citizenship: Canada’s Changing Landscape

A new study by Statistics Canada reveals a fascinating trend: fewer newcomers are seeking Canadian citizenship compared to previous decades. Key findings: Decreased Rates: Since 1996, the percentage of immigrants applying for citizenship within 5-15 years of arrival has dropped...

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14 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Quebec’s Surge in Temporary Immigration: Addressing Labor Shortages and Integration Challenges

In recent years, more temporary people, especially temporary workers, have had a big effect on Quebec's economy. This blog post looks into this trend by looking at what's causing it, how it's affecting the job market, and what could be...

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14 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

IRCC invites 975 Express Entry candidates in Transportation Sector

Good news for skilled workers who want to move to Canada! Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently held several Express Entry draws, giving people from a wide range of fields the chance to apply. Fewer CRS requirements and...

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Nova Scotia allocated 12,900 study applications Amidst National Cap

13 Mar

2024

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Nova Scotia allocated 12,900 study applications Amidst National Cap

Nova Scotia Unveils International Student Intake Plan Amidst National Cap Nova Scotia's Department of Advanced Education recently shed light on its plan for managing international student admissions in the coming year. This announcement comes in response to the federal government's...

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Should candidates with lower CRS scores abandon ship and explore alternate immigration routes

13 Mar

2024

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Should candidates with lower CRS scores abandon ship and explore alternate immigration routes?

Boosting Your Chances: Mastering the Canadian Express Entry Aspiring Canadian immigrants seeking a swift path to permanent residency often find themselves drawn to Express Entry programs. This system, managed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), boasts a processing timeframe...

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12 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Canada Unveils Action Plan to Address Permanent Resident Application Backlog

Addressing a backlog of permanent residency (PR) applications, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has outlined its response to recommendations from a recent audit. Here's a breakdown of the key points: Clearer Timelines: Applicants will receive estimated decision timelines based on application...

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12 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Canada will approve 292,000 study permits in 2024 for international students.

Navigating Canada's Study Permit Cap: What International Students Need to Know in 2024 Canada, known for its welcoming attitude towards international students, has recently implemented a cap on study permits, sparking curiosity and concern among prospective students worldwide. With the...

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11 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Canadian Immigration Application Refunds: What You Need to Know

Applying for Canadian immigration can be a complex process, and sometimes unforeseen circumstances might lead you to consider withdrawing your application or seeking a refund on your fees. This blog post will guide you through the different scenarios where a...

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11 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Is a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) needed for my Canadian study permit application?

Canadian Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently implemented several significant changes impacting the international student application process. This blog post summarizes the key updates you need to be aware of if you're planning to study in Canada. Provincial...

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08 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

What is the process for handling Permanent Residence applications by IRCC?

Canada has long been known for its welcoming attitude toward immigrants, and in 2023, the country continued this trend by welcoming an impressive 471,550 new permanent residents. This figure surpassed the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC's) immigration levels plan...

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08 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Obtaining a Provincial Nomination for Permanent Residence in Canada: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you eager to become a permanent resident of Canada but unsure about the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)? If so, you're in the right place. This post is tailored to individuals like you who are seeking opportunities through the PNP...

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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program - RNIP is now a permanent program

07 Mar

2024

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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program – RNIP is now a permanent program

Canada is renowned for its inclusive immigration policies, aiming to attract skilled individuals from around the globe to contribute to its diverse communities. One such initiative, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), is a testament to this commitment. Launched...

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07 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Canada announces new immigration pilots to support rural and Francophone minority communities

Canada is known for being open to newcomers. The country is now doing a lot to help Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec and fix labor gaps in rural areas. The Honourable Marc Miller, Canada's Immigration Minister, recently announced two...

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06 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Ottawa Will Override Quebec’s Limit on the Number of PR Applicant to Speed Up Family Reunification

Canada's Immigration Minister Marc Miller has announced plans to get around Quebec's self-imposed cap on permanent residency (PR) applicants. This is a big step toward speeding up family unity. After months of failed talks, this decision comes after months of...

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our Guide to a Successful Significant Benefit Work Permit Application in Canada!

06 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Alberta Launches Immigration Stream to Boost Tourism and Hospitality Sector

By opening up a new immigration stream on March 1, Alberta's government took a big step toward helping its tourism and hospitality business deal with problems like a lack of workers. Alberta's tourism and hospitality industry is a key driver...

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British Columbia Rolls Out Provincial Attestation Letters for International Students

05 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

British Columbia Rolls Out Provincial Attestation Letters for International Students

Finding your way through the complicated steps of international schooling in Canada can be fun and hard at the same time. Recently made changes to the Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) system will have a big impact on foreign students who...

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05 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Navigating the Canadian Immigration Maze: Understanding Processing Times

As an immigration expert, people who want to move to Canada often ask me the same question: "What's the fastest way to immigrate to Canada?" There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but it is very important to understand the different routes...

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01 Mar

2024

By / noah / In Packing Tips

Alberta Immigration Update: Stream Pause and a New Chance

Alberta Immigration Update: Stream Pause and a New Chance The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) just recently shared two important news: there will be a short break and an exciting new stream. Let's get into the specifics! Opportunity Stream in...

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