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Accelerated Tech Pathway in Alberta

Due to continuous technological development in Calgary, Alberta recently launched a new immigration program called the “Accelerated Tech Pathway” to support the city’s further development. The program is designed to attract new immigrants with a strong background and experience in the technology field. The program is hoping to diversify Alberta’s economy and support the tech industry’s development. Eligible applicants could apply for permanent residence within six months. The 2021 Alberta Technology Deal Flow Study states that Alberta is now home to more than 3,000 technology companies, an increase of 233% since 2012, where these companies are continuing to expand and

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Here is How the NOC 2021 Affects International Students in 2022

The Canadian immigration system will redesign its classification of occupations in fall 2022. While the federal government has yet to clarify which kinds of applicants will be affected by the changes, they will affect some economic class and foreign worker applicants.

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Canada Opens New Work Permit Application for International Graduates

Last May 6, 2021 IRCC opened a temporary pathway to permanent residency for 40,000 international students, alongside 20,000 temporary workers in health care and 30,000 temporary workers for other essential occupations. The temporary public policy was supposed to run until November 2021, or until the caps were reached, whichever comes first – to no surprise at all, international graduates were fast to fill up the quota and the application closed the following day; while the portal is still open for the essential workers. Throughout the pandemic, Canada has imposed a lot of measures to continuously support its immigration plan that targets to have at least 401,000 immigrants for 2021. The candidates selected for this temporary public policy have been chosen as they are proven fit to fill labor gaps.

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Submit by May 15 for Fall 2021 Semester

Submit your complete study permit application for the fall 2021 semester If we receive your complete study permit application by May 15, 2021, you’ll get a decision by August 6, 2021, in time to attend the fall semester.   We may not be able to process your application by August 6, 2021, if you’re unable to submit a complete application because of COVID-19 restrictions, such as reduced service at visa application centres (VACs) other providers If you submit a complete application after May 15, 2021, we will process it as quickly as possible—but you may not get a final decision before the

NEW Pathway for International Student Graduates in Canada!

Announced April 14, new public policies target foreign nationals who have been granted an eligible Canadian credential, and who are currently employed in Canada, to provide an influx of talent across the economic landscape. Intake Cap A maximum of 40,000 applications will be accepted for processing. Start and end dates This public policy comes into effect on May 6, 2021 and will end on November 5, 2021 or once 40,000 applications have been received, whichever comes first. Eligibility:The foreign national must:1. Have completed, prior to the date on which the application for permanent residence is received and no earlier than January

Off-Campus Work Permit in Canada

International students who are studying in Canada are eligible for 20 hours of off-campus work a week during their studies. They do not need another work permit as long as they have a valid study permit to study in Canada. Unless it is mentioned on the study permit that the student is not permitted to work, all the students who have a valid study permit are eligible to work 20 hours a week. Eligibility requirements to work off-campus in Canada while studying The student must be enrolled in a Designated Learning Institute.  Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program Must

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IRCC Hired 62 Additional Officers to Speed Up the Process of Family Class Overseas Applications

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, processing time of immigration, citizenship and refugee applications have been significantly delayed. To tackle processing delays, IRCC has hired 62 new full-time employees and will soon be opening a new office in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. With the new hires and office, IRCC is aiming to get spousal application processing time back to 12-14 months. Source:https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/updated-immigration-refugees-and-citizenship-canada-adding-62-jobs-expands-to-include-new-waterford-office-560192/ – Disclaimer: The information from the newsletter is directly derived from IRCC. The material and information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. Although best efforts have been made

How to apply for Quebec-selected workers

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Note: You will be able to have your sex marked as X (unspecified) on your documents. Until then, once you are in Canada, you can apply for a supporting document that says your sex should be X. Find out more. How to apply There are 3 main steps to apply: Get the application package Pay your application fees Submit your application Get the application package After the Province of Quebec has selected you: get the application package, which has a guide to help you fill out the forms correctly the forms

Am I eligible for Express Entry?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Eligibility for Express Entry programs We choose skilled workers based on their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy. Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program Canadian Experience Class Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labour market needs. Select a program to see detailed requirements: Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program Canadian Experience Class Compare all programs Date modified: 2018-06-26 by IRCC Immigration, Refugees

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Can I Change Schools While I’m in Canada?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Changing your school or program Before you change your school or program, you must meet all the conditions of your study permit. This means you must be: enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI) and actively studying while you’re in Canada You need to contact us if you: are a post-secondary student changing schools have a co-op work permit and you’ve changed post-secondary schools to another co-op program or need to change conditions on your study permit We may ask you to confirm your student status If you have a study permit, you may receive an

I’m waiting for my post-graduation work permit. Can I travel outside Canada and come back with my student visa?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada It depends. Your permit (study or work) is not a visa and doesn’t allow you to travel back to Canada. You can leave Canada and return, as long as your visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is still valid. If your visa or eTA is expired, you have to get a new one before you return to Canada. When you return to Canada: You may enter as a student if your study permit is still valid. If we approved your post-graduation work permit while you were away, you may enter as a

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I want to study for less than 6months. Do I need a study permit?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada No, you don’t need a study permit if your course or study program lasts less than 6 months. You must complete your course or program within the time you’re allowed to stay in Canada. Even if you don’t need a study permit, you may want to apply for one. If you want to work while you’re studying, or you decide to study longer in Canada, you’ll need a study permit. You must be studying at a designated learning institution to get a study permit. If your main reason for coming

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Get a Visitor Visa to Return to Canada

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Fees From: $100 Processing time Varies by country Check processing times You may need to give biometrics with your application. This processing time doesn’t include the time you need to give biometrics. About the document A visitor visa (also called a temporary resident visa) is an official document that we stick in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements needed to enter Canada. Most travellers need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. You may also need one if you’re transiting through a Canadian airport on your way to your final destination.

Prepare for the Citizenship test and Interview

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada On this page Who has to take the test and go to the interview What’s on the test Study for the test Get your test and interview date What to bring Take the test After the test: result, interview and next steps What you need to know about the citizenship test Share this video Who has to take the test and go to the interview Whether you have to take the test or go to the interview depends on your age and application. Your age and situation Take

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Get your Study Permit faster with Scotiabank Student GIC Program

Helping international students get their study permit The Scotiabank Student GIC Program is here to help you plan for your education. You can get your study permit and get help with your living expenses with GIC. In addition, if you are a student from China, India, Vietnam or the Philippines this program can help you meet the requirements of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada guidelines faster by showing proof of funds. It also provides you with access to money to help pay for your living costs while you’re studying in Canada. What is a GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate)? A GIC is an

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How to apply for Canadian Citizenship

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada How to apply   On this page Get an application package Pay your fees Submit your application Apply for citizenship urgently Get an application package The application package includes the instruction guide and all the forms you need to fill out. Use the instruction guide and the document checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything. Choose the application package for your situation: adult (age 18 or older) parent (or guardian) applying for a child (under age 18) minor (under age 18) without a Canadian parent applying alone adult