All the latest Immigration News and events

I have Dedicated this page to Immigration News Canada. This will include news in all areas. Express Entry, RNIP, Spousal Sponsorships, Family sponsorships, Student Visa, Work Visa, Changes to Immigration Laws, Changes to PNP or new Programs being released.

Canada improved requirements for healthcare workers

On September 23, 2022, the Government of Canada announced a new pathway for healthcare workers who faced barriers in accessing permanent residence under the Express Entry system.

Foreign-born physicians who are employed under a fee-for-service model with public health authorities will no longer have to meet current requirements.

Instead, this change recognizes the unique employment model used in Canada’s healthcare system and provides access to Canada’s economic permanent residence programs.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is trying to boost the employment of foreign people in Canada by enhancing its immigration system so that prospective immigrants who are already here can stay and work.

#Healthcare_workers, #Physicians, #IRCC, #labour_shortage

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/refugees/healthcare-workers-permanent-residence/eligibility.html

September 27, 2022

IRCC introduced new instructions regarding study permit assessment at the port of entry

On September 26, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced updated instructions regarding study permit assessment at the port of entry.

As per the recent changes to the Instrument of Designation and Delegation, authorities regarding R220.1 have changed.

Previously, it was stated that this authority may only be exercised by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the port of entry, but now CBSA inland officers, border service and regional program officers are able to require evidence of compliance with the study permit conditions under R220.1.

#CBSA, #IRCC, #study_permit_assessment, #international_students

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/assessing-conditions.html

September 27, 2022

Ottawa introduced a new update for the Atlantic Immigration Program

On September 23, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced a new update for the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).

According to the new instructions, candidates who are already working in Canada do not need to show proof of funds.

Those who do not work but have a valid work permit must demonstrate that they have enough funds available for settlement in Canada at the time of application and when the application is finalized.

Depending on the applicant’s family size, candidates have to use 12.5% of the current low-income cut-off (LICO) for urban areas with populations of 500,000 or more.

#AIP, #LICO, #Atlantic_immigration, #settlement_funds

 

September 27, 2022

IRCC is dealing with the immigration backlog

Last month, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC),

pointed out how Canada is taking measures to improve the immigration system by hiring 1,250 new employees within the next few months, streamlining IRCC operations, introducing application status trackers and publishing monthly data on the IRCC website.

According to IRCC's new webpage tracking the immigration backlog, there were 2.4 million applications in the inventory on July 31. Of those, 1.1 million were within service standards, and 1.3 million were in the backlog.

#IRCC, #backlog, #immigration_backlog, #Fraser, #inventory

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/more-than-2-4-million-immigration-applications-in-backlog-1.6529154

September 23, 2022