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40,000 Immigration Applicants Allowed into Canada in January

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40,000 Immigration Applicants Allowed into Canada in JanuaryBy the end of January, Canada – federal and all provinces across the country – have received a total of 40,000 immigrants via strategic economic immigration as well as sponsorship programs for families. At this rate, Canada is well poised to achieve the goal of receiving a million immigrants between 2019 and 2021.

Canada earmarked both family sponsorship program and economic immigration as key ways of achieving its three-year immigration plan, with a target of 331,000 new permanent residents set for the starting year – 2019. Targets for 2020 and 2021 are 341,000 and 350,000 respectively.

The 350,000 target for 2021 is about one percent of the total Canadian population. One percent rate of increase in population is deemed important to maintaining the continued labor force, and ultimately the economy, growth of the country.

Biggest Start Ever

Canada’s economic immigration program includes the Provincial nominee program and federal express entry system which is the primary source of skilled foreign labor to the country.

The country saw the most significant start ever to its express entry system in January. Via the system, 11,150 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued. This appears to be a take-off from last year when a record 89,800 ITA were announced, representing the highest since its inception – five years ago.

Provincial nominee program (PNP) also contributed about 5,000 invitations to apply (ITA) in January. The reopening of the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) is another major factor in January.

Speaking on the January record, senior partner at a Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal – David Cohen, said January’s figure is really impressive and is a start to what is expected to be a great immigration year for the country.

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Canada to process family reunification applications within 12 months

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Federal Government To Process Family Reunification Applications Within Twelve MonthsThe main reason for government to have piled up applications is mostly due to the time taken to process an application, which takes up an enormous amount of time. Processing being the first step needs to be cleared in order to proceed with the steps ahead. To tackle this serious problem, IRCC has decided to effectively reduce the processing time for the family reunification applications.

The Canadian Federal Government introduced a new 12 months processing time for the new family reunification immigration applications. The processing time has been decreased by 15 percent for the applications within Canada and 10 percent for the applications coming from abroad.

The immigration department promised to process the pending applications in a year, although if the cases are very complex, they might take a bit longer.

Effective measures have been introduced to reduce the processing time greatly. Spouses, partners and dependants will have increased allocation, and the target is to increase the allocation numbers from an average of 47,000 in the previous ten years to about 64,000 allocations in 2017.

To increase the processing and to deal with backlogs, the funding is increased. IRCC received about $25 million by the government to help with the backlog issues.

The process for applying is set to be simplified greatly with more easy-to-understand applications for aspiring immigrants. Instead of showing the documents in stages, all documents will be given beforehand. Incomplete applications or applications without the necessary documents will be sent back.

The processing time has been reduced to 12 months. Moreover, IRCC also made sure that all the applications within the system will be cleared in the time span of 12 months. The new applications will be processed within 12 months from the day they will be received. Also, there are 20 percent cases, which are very complex and shall take time to be processed. It is expected that this move will help the tech sector to grow beyond leaps and bounds.

Change in law for maximum age of dependent children

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Change in law for maximum age of dependent childrenIn a move that may influence many immigrants of Canada, the legislature of Canada is planning to change the maximum age of the dependent child to less than 22 years old i.e. 21 or under. This is a great news indeed for all the migrants.

This rule was framed to promote family reunification program. The proposed change will stay as a draft for a period of 30 days, amid which it will be explored and if needed adjustments will be done for improving the rule. This change has been developed in view of Canadian demographic information. Moreover, the national census supports the need to implement this law.

It is perceived that many young adults stay with their folks for a more extended period. Given the significance of education, it is not abnormal for a few kids to stay with their nuclear family while seeking education before starting the job.

Many adults aged somewhere around 19 and 21 may not be qualified to apply for Canadian citizenship under the financial migration program, basically denying them the chance to join their family in Canada.

At the point when families can stay together as an economic family unit, their integration into Canada and their capacity to work and contribute to society increases. The proposed increase of the maximum age of the dependent child is consistent with the underlying financial pattern that kids stay at home longer with their folks, especially those studying for lengthier periods.

While the minimum age for candidates under Canadian economic movement projects is typically 18, numerous people may not yet have the required training or work experience to make an application. In this way, an explicit target of this proposed change is to empower these youngsters to acquire permanent resident status while pursuing their studies. It is expected that this program would prove to be beneficial for post-graduate students.

ITAs for migration to Canada has raised to 1,518

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ITAs for migration to Canada has raised to 1,518The number of ITA’s – Invitations to Apply issued to Express Entry candidates for migration to Canada has increased to 1,518 in the most recent draw which occurred recently. The count of CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System points required all together for a possibility to get an ITA has also reduced considerably, contrasted with the past draw.

Qualified applicants can submit their application into the special system called as Express Entry pool, where they are judged by their profile by Comprehensive Ranking System. The Canadian Legislative then chooses the applicants who are skilled and have experience on the basis of criteria set by the government, when it performs draws from the pool.

Candidates who have been issued an ITA have sixty days to submit the required documents for Canadian permanent citizenship, from which the legislature of Canada expects to handle the application within 6 months. Going with relatives, including companions or common law accomplices, and dependent kids, may likewise move to Canada alongside the main candidate.

Considering applications where ITAs have increased and the CRS cut-off point going down generously, many of the interested candidates who did not get an ITA on this event can be hopeful about accomplishing their Canadian migration objectives.

The move towards bigger draws, and a comparing decrease in the CRS point requirement, likely mirrors a craving with respect to Refugees, Immigration, and Citizenship Canada to invite more invitations in the next season keeping in mind the end goal to achieve the yearly admission levels set recently. These levels are mainly set by immigration policies.

Besides staying up with the latest requirement, there are numerous other potential actions through which applicant can expand their CRS score, and in this manner increase their odds of getting an ITA. Huge numbers of these chosen competitors get qualified and in this way receive an improved commonplace designation certificate from a Canadian territory.

Nature’s most beautiful rurals waits for your arrival in Canada

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Nature's most beautiful rurals waits for your arrival in CanadaImagine cold breeze brushing aside your cheeks, the purest water on earth quenches your thirst while your eyes would feast upon the best views the Mother Nature has to offer.

The rural areas of Canada have the exact features to enlighten your spirits and give an opportunity to explore yourself. The good news is recently Canadian government has adopted various positive immigration strategies to lure people from different countries to come and work in its rural areas and small towns. The main reason for adapting these strategies can be attributed to low raise in the population of Canada. Also, major immigrants tend to settle in big cities like Vancouver and Toronto. Nearly 3/4th of the PRs tend to settle in regions like Winnipeg, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. Whereas in regions like Atlantic Canada, growth in population during the past 5 years is nearly zero, which could seriously impede the population growth.

Migrants could make use of programs like Nova Scotia Nominee Program to be part of Canada. The small towns and rural areas are in demand of high skilled labours such as heavy machinery operators/ mechanics, sewing machine operators, manufacture sector jobs etc. Applying for immigration at this point of time is considered as ideal as the government is offering flexible programs as well as loosened some of the strict immigration policies.

There are numerous reasons one could look forward to while considering Canada as the option for settlement.

Canada is developed the country, with high social security, high standards of education and healthcare. It is a democratic and secular nation with low crime rate. Not only that, Canada is an immigrant friendly nation which accepts every race as one. A right example would be present Canadian ministers, some of them of whom are second generation Canadians.

The landscape of Canada offers one the most stunning and beautiful views on earth, as a travel enthusiast, Canada can offer more than one’s appetite. The hourly rate for the employees in Canada is considered one of the highest in the world. With less population and presence of major resources including oil and coal guarantees a satisfactory life for whoever wishes to settle in Canada.

We always wait for the right opportunities to improve our lifestyle, well there is one right in front of us, let’s capitalize it.

More migrants can now be part of Quebec

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More migrants can now be part of QuebecKathleen Weil, Quebec Immigration Minister approved the goals of government to embark on the recent immigration policy reforms to accept more migrants. This program is named as “Together, We Are Québec” and could fulfill the dream of many migrants to be part of the country. The new immigration policy plans to raise the economic immigration to 70 % of its yearly intake. The government will allot nearly 40 Million USD in order to bring down the processing delays of application to 3 months. They have also created different types of programs for temporary employees and global scholars to be PR (permanent residents).

Statistics have revealed that persons with strong relationships to Quebec have improved the odds of effective economic settlement. These groups would also be qualified for free French online language classes. Kathleen has mentioned that huge efforts have been made in reducing the unemployment rate among migrants. Unemployment rate for migrants was 12.4 % in 2011 and has reduced to 10.7%  in 2015.

Migrants need to have good knowledge of French language to be able to integrate successfully with the Canadian citizens. Kathleen plans to take up more than one thousand migrants in the year of 2017 and 2018, which could raise the total number of migrants to 51,000 for those 2 years before raising the count to 52,500 in 2019. The number of persons available to do work is decreasing in Quebec as most of the employees are becoming older and retiring. The low-birth rate has further amplified the issue. Industries in Quebec has started to feel a stark dearth of competent and young employees. Kathleen admits that migration can solve this issue to a greater extent, and the competition among the migrants would also be tougher.

The new migration policy along with a splendid budget of 42.5 mn USD can significantly improve the migrant influx. Kathleen has stated that more global scholars from Quebec University who have completed their graduation could get PR status.

Saskatchewan Immigration program invites 500 fresh applications

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Saskatchewan Immigration program invites 500 fresh applicationsSaskatchewan has raised the intake of migrants through one of the leading immigration programs and is expected that it would accept nearly 500 fresh applications for different categories. This immigration program is nicknamed as SINP and experienced employees with relevant hands-on experience in the domain can create an application for a provincial nomination certificate. They can apply for Canadian PR once they have successfully completed this phase. One of the best parts of this immigration program is that employees need not have a job offer to send a request for this immigration program.

This immigration program has renewed on a multitude of instances this year where the request intake cap was filled within days after the program was launched. The list now invites applicants to nearly 21 jobs across a slew of trades, and the lion’s share of job opportunities lie in Information Technology, Healthcare, agriculture, engineering, and manufacture.

The SINP sub-category is a ‘base’ sub-category, which implies that this program is not allied with the federal Express Entry program. People who are not qualified for the Express Entry program or people who are qualified for the Express Entry program and unable to secure an invitation to apply for PR may be qualified for this program (provided they have the necessary experience and hands-on skills).

Candidates need to fulfill all the following requirements to be eligible to apply for the SINP program

  • Candidates need to have a proof of legal status if presently living in Canada.
  • Candidates need to secure a minimum score of (CLB) 4 in the Canadian Language Benchmark.
  • Candidates need to complete education or training which is equivalent to the education standards in Canada
  • Candidates should secure a diploma, degree, certificate, or a certificate comparable to a trade certificate.
  • Candidates need to have proof of settlement plan and settlement funds.
  • Candidates need to have a minimum of 1-year experience in the last 10 years relevant to the field of training or education in a highly-skilled job.

Immigration Boost Demanded by Canadians

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Immigration Boost Demanded by CanadiansAfter the consultation on Canadian Immigration, the minister in charge Mr. John McCallum stated that most people are telling him to boost the number of immigrants. All the news on new policies was made public after he spoke with a reporter following a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill. McCallum further added that although there has been a lot of pressure, they have decided to disclose the proposal until November.

However, demographic and job shortage reasons are the main factors that have lead to more number of migrants in Canada, one of the leading economies. It is also important to note that the migrants have fostered the economy of Canada beyond leaps and bounds. The statistics reveal that Canada is aiming to bring in nearly 300,000 permanent residents this year. It further classifies 80,000 under family reunification, 51,000 to 57,000 refugees and up to 162,400 economic immigrants.

It is important to notice that Canada has always welcomed a great number of immigrants since last two decades. This huge amount  involves 260,404 immigrants in 2014. The yearly immigration level describes that either 0.7% or 0.8% of the population represents the number of immigrants. Moreover, the views of native Canadians are different on the immigration policy of the government of Canada.

A survey was carried out and published on Sept. 1 which showcases the views of people on the immigration system. Out of 1,000 Canadians, 39% are in favor of fewer immigrants in 2017 than the previous year. 37% was in favor of same amount of immigrants and while only 16% agreed to increase the target. It summarized the outlook of the people regarding the immigrants.

The immigration minister has also promised to change the rules regarding the temporary foreign workers. It is expected to release a report on the same prospective by the House of Common Committee. Mr. McCallum further denied commenting on any issue until the report finally becomes public.

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