Ontario issues record-breaking number of ITAs in latest draw!

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted a new invitation round on May 8, 2023. This Ontario PNP draw recorded the highest-ever number of invitations issued in the province’s history. A total of 2,349 invitations were issued to candidates with profiles submitted to Ontario Express Entry’s Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. Just a few days back […]

New Express Entry Funds Requirement For 2023

IRCC has changed the Express Entry funds requirement for 2023 without announcing it publicly, probably due to strike as employees were not working. However, IRCC has updated their official questionnaire required to determine eligibility for Express Entry after logging in GCKey. Last year, proof of funds came in effect on June 9, 2022 and IRCC gave existing profiles until June 27, 2022 to update their profiles in accordance […]

Canada Super Visa New Minimum Income Requirement 2023

The IRCC has updated the 2023 minimum required income for Canada super visa on May 2, 2023. When compared to the previous minimum income requirement, there has been an increase of more than 3.33%. Canada Super Visa allows Canadian permanent residents and citizens to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada to stay for up to 5 years, with possibility […]

Latest Saskatchewan-SINP Draw 2023 | May 3

The latest Saskatchewan-SINP draw of 2023 sent out 1,032 invitations to apply (ITAs) under 2 categories for permanent residency on May 3, 2023. This Saskatchewan PNP Draw targeted 32 occupations with NOC codes listed below. 739 candidates are invited under the Express Entry category and 293 under the occupation in-demand category. Cutoff score dropped by just 1 […]

Good News For New Visitor Visa Applicants From Pakistan

IRCC latest processing time update on May 2 states that average processing time for 80% of the visitor visa applications from Pakistan is 802 days. On May 3, MP for Scarborough Centre Salma Zahid met Sean Fraser and raised the concern of long wait times for visitor visa from Pakistan. On May 4, Minister Fraser shared that IRCC is currently processing complete TRV applications from Pakistan […]

Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Alberta issue invitations through provincial immigration programs

Five provinces have issued invitations in the most recent round of draws through provincial immigration programs. Most provinces invite candidates through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). These programs allow provincial governments to select economic immigration candidates who are the most likely to integrate easily into the provincial economy and contribute to the labour force. These provinces are allocated […]

Canada to introduce new refugee pathway under Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

IRCC Minister Sean Fraser has announced Canada will introduce a new immigration pathway that aims to connect employers in Canada with skilled refugees and displaced persons. The pathway will be available under the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP). The IRCC website states the new pathway under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) is set to launch […]

Federal Court rules that tuition does not need to be paid for study permit applications

The case of Tehrani v Canada has positive implications for international students. The Federal Court has ruled that students do not need to pay all or part of their tuition fees for a study permit application in the case of Tehrani v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration). Tehrani, a citizen of Iran, applied for a study permit after being […]

IRCC unveils the top 10 source countries of new immigrants to Canada in 2022

Immigration to Canada hits a new high, marking the country’s second consecutive record-breaking year since the pandemic-related downturn in 2020. Canada landed 437,120 permanent residents (PRs) across the country in 2022. This figure, taken from data published by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), represents a nearly eight percent increase from the total number of PRs landed […]

IRCC launches application tracker for Express Entry and PNP candidates

Express Entry and PNP candidates will now be able to monitor their applications and stay informed of any necessary updates to their profiles. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that they are expanding online application status trackers to four new categories. These status trackers will allow clients to monitor their application and stay informed […]