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Can I count student work experience towards the Express Entry work requirement?

CIC News Can I count student work experience towards the Express Entry work requirement? All three Express Entry-managed programs require candidates to have eligible pre-existing work experience to apply for permanent residence (PR) in Canada. More information on the complete list of minimum requirements for each Express Entry program is available below. First, however, this…

How do I check the status of my IRCC application?

CIC News How do I check the status of my IRCC application? Being up to date on the status of an application is often a primary consideration for newcomers who have applied to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Although most immigration candidates and applicants will be able to get an abridged application update from…

French language proficiency will lead category-based selection Express Entry draws in 2024

CIC News French language proficiency will lead category-based selection Express Entry draws in 2024 French language proficiency will dominate category-based selection Express Entry draws in 2024 according to a recent Access to Information Request (ATIP). The ATIP, shared with CICNews by Carry Immigration, shows that throughout draws in 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)…

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…

Three provinces issue provincial nominations this week

CIC News Three provinces issue provincial nominations this week This week three provinces—British Columbia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan—issued invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residence (PR) under their respective immigration streams. Candidates were invited under a combination of demographic and labour market streams, with differing criteria for each. In addition, different Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) utilise…

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…

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…

Can I have more than one Express Entry profile?

CIC News Can I have more than one Express Entry profile? Completing an Express Entry profile is the first step to immigrating to Canada permanently as a skilled worker. An Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence (PR) will be issued based on your score and rank in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive…