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How fast will IRCC process my temporary residence application in 2024?

CIC News How fast will IRCC process my temporary residence application in 2024? Foreign nationals seek temporary residence (TR) in Canada for many reasons, including to work, study, or visit the country. Although there are varying eligibility criteria and requirements for each TR pathway to Canada, many foreign nationals are keen to find out how…

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

CIC News IRCC to target a reduction in the temporary resident population over the next three years Immigration Minister Marc Miller has announced that temporary resident targets will be added to the annual Immigration Levels Plan starting in fall 2024. The Immigration Levels Plan sets targets for the number of new permanent residents who will…

Immigration Minister declares intention to have more in-Canada immigration draws

CIC News Immigration Minister declares intention to have more in-Canada immigration draws On Thursday March 21st, Immigration Minister Marc Miller declared his intention to pursue more “domestic draws” for temporary residents already in Canada who are candidates for permanent residence (PR). “Draws” reference PR selection rounds through pathways like Express Entry managed programs, wherein candidates…

How language skills predict earnings in Canada

CIC News How language skills predict earnings in Canada Canada’s Express Entry system requires that all candidates have a minimum language ability corresponding to a level 7, 5, or 4 (depending on the specific program) under the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) (for English) or the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) (for French). Though Canada…

What is a Port of Entry letter?

CIC News What is a Port of Entry letter? Port of Entry (POE) letters are documents that some foreign nationals may receive if they have been permitted to enter Canada as a temporary resident (TR). POE letters may be provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to foreign nationals who are approved for any…

Some citizens of Mexico now require a visa to visit Canada

CIC News Some citizens of Mexico now require a visa to visit Canada In response to an increase in asylum claimants from Mexico, Canada now requires some Mexican nationals to obtain a visitor visa to enter Canada temporarily. This change is effective as of February 29, 2024. Previously, all Mexican citizens were eligible to receive…

Special immigration measures extended for Iranian nationals in Canada as temporary residents

CIC News Special immigration measures extended for Iranian nationals in Canada as temporary residents Canada has announced that it will extend the special measures put in place for Iranians in Canada as temporary residents. The measures were originally announced in February 2023 as a means of supporting Iranians in Canada during a time of turmoil…

Who are the stakeholders IRCC consults when planning immigration levels?

CIC News Who are the stakeholders IRCC consults when planning immigration levels? CIC News recently obtained an Access to Information Request (ATIP) from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) showing that IRCC doubled the number of stakeholders it consults for the creation of the Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026. The ATIP shows that between July 10…

How do I replace a lost, stolen or destroyed Canadian immigration document?

CIC News How do I replace a lost, stolen or destroyed Canadian immigration document? Replacing a lost, stolen or destroyed immigration document requires Canadian newcomers to submit an application for a Verification of Status or Replacement of an Immigration Document. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a specific process for replacing immigration documents that…