Canada Proposes Program Set to Boost New Entrepreneurs

Canada Proposes Program Set to Boost New Entrepreneurs

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have launched a national call for proposals regarding Settlement and Resettlement Programs for newcomers as a show of its dedication towards ensuring A-level settlement services in the country. Since the last national call for proposals (CFP), several adjustments have been made to the CFP intake process to allow optimum […]

Expression of Interest Numbers Unveil Immigration Appeal for Quebec

Expression of Interest Numbers Unveil Immigration Appeal for Quebec

On September 18, 2018, a portal called Arrima was introduced to aid the management of profiles which were submitted to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program after the Expression of Interest was introduced by the former government which lost the election to Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) on October 1, 2018. With this Expression of Interest system, […]

Post-Graduation Work Permits’ Application Period Extended by Canada

Post-Graduation Work Permits’ Application Period Extended by Canada

On Thursday, February 14, the Canadian government made a huge announcement in favor of international students in the country. After receiving notice of graduation, international students who want to remain in Canada as holders of Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWP) henceforth have 180 days – six months to apply and the used-to-be necessary valid study permit […]

Canada’s Visa Sponsorship Form Tagged “Discriminatory”

Canada’s Visa Sponsorship Form Tagged “Discriminatory”

Hundreds of immigrants in Canada are expressing their disappointment and frustration over an online visa application form with which they could sponsor either their parents or grandparents to migrate to Canada. The form which was available on the first-come-first-served basis was branded “discriminatory” by unhappy applicants as it was available online for less than 10 minutes. […]

Canada’s Immigration Goals get Global Attention

Canada’s Immigration Goals get Global Attention

Canada has been on a global spotlight since it set a goal of issuing more than one million new permanent residency status before 2021 runs out. Media reports contain highlights of the three-year goal, which has made the country outstanding. A CNN report noted that while some Western countries like the US are doing a […]

Canada’s Biometric Program Challenging for Students

Canada’s Biometric Program Challenging for Students

Students intending to fulfill their dreams of studying in Canada should know that the country now requires the biometric information of the applicants for all of its visas. The program was recently rolled out for the second phase for countries in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Asia. The first phase covered countries in Europe, Africa, […]

Canada Extends its Biometric Rule to More Countries

Canada Extends its Biometric Rule to More Countries

With effect from December 31, 2018, Canada’s newly-introduced biometric — being the fingerprint and photo — requirement, will be extended to countries in the Americas, Asia, and the Asia Pacific. This project started in late July when Canada introduced the biometric program to citizens of European, African and Middle Eastern countries. The introduction of the […]

Visa Applicants to Canada Need to Pay Separate Biometrics Fees

Visa Applicants to Canada Need to Pay Separate Biometrics Fees

With effect from December 31, 2018, all persons who intend to travel to Canada will have to provide their biometric info which has become a part of Canada’s visa application process. The biometric info needed include fingerprints and a photo. The Canadian High Commission released a notice on this issue, saying that aside from the […]

Canadian Student Visa Attracts More Applicants

Canadian Student Visa Attracts More Applicants

In the last few decades, international students have regularly chosen English-speaking countries like the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Martin Basiri, a former international student, who is now the CEO of Apply Board, said that students from all over the world prefer these countries because of the high quality of their universities […]

Saint Lucians to go to Barbados for Canadian Visas

Saint Lucians to go to Barbados for Canadian Visas

Anton Edmunds, the Saint Lucian ambassador to the US, has announced that all citizens of Saint Lucian seeking Canadian visas should go to Canada’s High Commission in Barbados to submit their applications in addition to the already-existing embassy in Trinidad and Tobago. This announcement was released on Sunday, November 4, over the media where Edmunds […]