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Category: Immigration News

News Review April 01-15, 2022

In April, Canadian provinces continued to invite candidates through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also held a new draw in Express Entry and invited PNP candidates. Immigration to Canada via the Express Entry in April 2022 Express Entry regularly issues Invitations to Apply (ITA) both for overseas candidates and […]

Canadian Immigration News Review March 16-31, 2022

In the second half of March, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates through 2 Express Entry (EE) draws. Many Canadian provinces also issued invitations to candidates under Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). In addition, the Government of Canada launched special measures for Ukraine and started accepting Ukrainian citizens. Immigration via the Express Entry Express […]

A Recap of Lev Abramovich’s Latest Media Appearances

Following Canadian immigration news? Watch our own Lev Abramovich address a variety of issues ranging from the latest Ukrainian refugee crisis to Russian citizens seeking refuge in Canada.  CBC https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ukraine-afghan-refugees-1.6381826 Toronto Star https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/03/21/its-not-just-ukrainians-looking-to-come-to-canada-a-flood-of-disgusted-russians-are-asking-too.html AM 640  https://omny.fm/shows/kelly-cutrara/immigration-lawyers-have-been-fielding-calls-from More on AM 640 https://omny.fm/shows/kelly-cutrara/its-not-just-ukrainians-looking-to-come-to-canada CTV https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2408608 More on CTV https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2410748

IRCC’s Updated Processing Times, And Why the Writ of Mandamus Will Remain An Exceptionally Effective Remedy

Updated Processing Times Reflect Massive IRCC Backlogs On March 31, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) introduced a new “data-based” approach to expected processing times for permanent residence and citizenship applications. In other words, permanent residence and citizenship applicants will finally have access to processing times grounded in IRCC data as opposed to the […]

Immigration News Recap – March 01-15, 2022

In the first half of March, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued to invite candidates through Express Entry (EE) and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). In addition to EE and PNP draws, the Government of Canada, as well as all provincial governments announced support for Ukraine and readiness to accept Ukrainian refugees. Immigrate to Canada […]

Canadian Immigration News Recap – February 2022

In February, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued to invite candidates through Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs and eased travel to Canada. The Government also released the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan, increasing the number of immigrants for 2022 to a record high. According to the plan, Canada will accept 431,645 new permanent residents […]

Canadian Immigration News Recap – January 2022

In the second half of January, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued to issue invitations to applicants. Despite the challenges related to COVID-19 and other issues, Canada keeps relying on immigrants. Immigrate to Canada through Express Entry Express Entry is the best pathway to permanent residence both for skilled workers in Canada and those […]

IRCC Launches New Permanent Residence Portal

On August 10, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it will be launching a new Permanent Residence Online Application Portal (PR Online Application Portal).  Authorized immigration representatives will be able to submit non-Express Entry permanent residence applications, on behalf of their clients, using the PR Online Application Portal. The PR Online Application Portal will […]

New Express Entry Draws Invite 7,002 Candidates to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residency

This week, Canada held two Express Entry draws inviting 7,002 candidates to apply for permanent residence. Draw #193 – Provincial Nominee Program On June 23, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended 1,002 invitations to apply to candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 724. The candidates were invited to […]