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Today’s NOC Changes Will Affect Express Entry Candidates

IRCC has been working on transitioning to the NOC 2021 system since the announcement on July 27, 2022. This change will affect Canada’s 100+ immigration programs, including Express Entry. NOC 2021 changes skill type and level to TEER categories The requirements will be aligned with the NOC 2021 structure for

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New Immigration Plan for Canada: New Goal of 500K Immigrants a Year by 2025

As of November 1, 2022, today the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has announced Canada’s 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan. In order to manage the social and economic challenges Canada will face in the decades ahead, the plan focuses on immigration as a strategy for helping businesses

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Prepare for Your CELPIP Canadian Immigration Test With These Free Resources

What is the CELPIP?  The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, or CELPIP for short, is an English language assessment tool by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for people looking to apply as Canadian immigrants. Like other language tests, the CELPIP measures listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.  Which

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International Students Can Work Off-campus for Over 20 Hours a Week in Canada

Employers have been facing unusual challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need during this period of economic recovery and growth. The Government of Canada is continuing to take concrete actions to address current industry needs. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, has announced


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

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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,


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

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

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.

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


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


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


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

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,


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