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IRCC: We're doing our best to raise awareness about the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

IRCC: We're doing our best to raise awareness about the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

January, 2017

“We have been doing everything [we] can to raise awareness of the new travel document requirement.” This is what the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) told the press after hearing about the mishaps of several passengers concerning the visa-waiver scheme.
Manitoba Caps 2016 with 2 draws and 316 Letters of Advice to Apply

Manitoba Caps 2016 with 2 draws and 316 Letters of Advice to Apply

January, 2017

The province of Manitoba remained aggressive in the last days of 2016 by conducting two draws that saw 316 candidates being issued with a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).
Quebec suspends Private Refugee Sponsorship to prioritize backlogs

Quebec suspends Private Refugee Sponsorship to prioritize backlogs

January, 2017

The province of Quebec announced that it had put the Private Refugee Sponsorship (PSR) program on temporary hold in order to process existing backlogs.
Canada Celebrates Winterlude Festival

Canada Celebrates Winterlude Festival

January, 2017

According to the government, this year’s Winterlude Festival will run from February 3 to 20, 2017.
Canadian government reiterates commitment to open its borders to more refugees

Canadian government reiterates commitment to open its borders to more refugees

January, 2017

The Canadian government assured the public anew that it will welcome more Syrian refugees this year.
December 22 Express Entry draw breaks records

December 22 Express Entry draw breaks records

January, 2017

According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued last December 22 was the biggest in Express Entry history since its introduction in 2015.
 British Columbia invites 276 candidates consisting of workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs

British Columbia invites 276 candidates consisting of workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs

January, 2017

The two, separate draws conducted by the province of British Columbia saw 276 candidates being issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) by December 21, 2016.
A Quick Recap: Canadian immigration focused on relaxing rules to enhance foreign talent acquisition

A Quick Recap: Canadian immigration focused on relaxing rules to enhance foreign talent acquisition

January, 2017

The Canadian government was blatant about how the wobbly labour market took a toll on its economy. Though it remained among the strongest on the global stage, many economic experts deemed its growth to be slow, if not completely stagnant.
San Marino Citizens now part of International Experience Canada Program

San Marino Citizens now part of International Experience Canada Program

January, 2017

Starting January 2017, Canadian government has signed an agremeent to allow citizens of San Marino to work in the country with an IEC visa. Nationals between ages 18 and 35 can work in Canada with an IEC open permit through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, a working holiday visa allows citizens from select countries between 18 to 35 to work in Canada for up to two years.

First Express Entry draw for 2017 breaks record

First Express Entry draw for 2017 breaks record

January, 2017

The very first Express Entry draw for this year has set a new record at a total of 2,902 Invitation to Apply (ITA) issuances; up by 83 percent from the last draw of 2,878 ITAs on December 22, 2016.