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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…

IRCC releases details on new temporary PR pathway for Columbians, Haitians and Venezuelans

CIC News IRCC releases details on new temporary PR pathway for Columbians, Haitians and Venezuelans Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released important details for the department’s new temporary humanitarian permanent residence (PR) pathway dedicated to foreign nationals from Colombia, Haiti and Venezuela. First announced on October 10 last year, IRCC determined that it…

Canada opens new PR pathway for families impacted by the conflict in Sudan

CIC News Canada opens new PR pathway for families impacted by the conflict in Sudan Today Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new immigration pathway for families impacted by the ongoing conflict in Sudan. The department confirmed that starting February 27th, 2024, it would accept up to 3,250 applications from single applicants or…

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…

Canada extends foreign home buyer ban until 2027

CIC News Canada extends foreign home buyer ban until 2027 The Canadian government has extended the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act until January 1st, 2027. The policy, which was initially instituted to increase the number of housing units available to Canadians for purchase, will now be in place for an…

Three Canadian provinces invite candidates in this week’s PNP draw results

CIC News Three Canadian provinces invite candidates in this week’s PNP draw results British Columbia, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island have issued nominations for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) this week. Through the PNP, provincial governments select the economic immigration candidates who are best suited to economically establish within a province and issue them an…

IRCC sets cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024

CIC News IRCC sets cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024 Following Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) announcement on the 22nd of January, the department has also set a cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024. According to ministerial instructions released by…

Canada invests $86 million to recognize foreign healthcare credentials

CIC News Canada invests $86 million to recognize foreign healthcare credentials On January 15th, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, announced $86 million in funding to 15 organizations across Canada. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The funding will go towards speeding up the accreditation for internationally educated health…

Three Canadian provinces issue invitations in first PNP results of 2024

CIC News Three Canadian provinces issue invitations in first PNP results of 2024 Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba have invited candidates in the first Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws of 2024. Through the PNP, provincial governments can review and select the economic immigration candidates that they feel are best suited to the local labour force…