Growing backlogs at IRCC: What 2022 will bring for Canadian immigration

January 28, 2022

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | In 2021 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) met its incredibly ambitious target of admitting 401,000 immigrants, a record.  Yet, the achievement appeared to be overshadowed by mounting frustration over processing delays, a perception that client service was decreasing, the year-long pause of invitations to apply in the Federal Skilled Worker Class and Federal Skilled Trades Class, the pause of invitations to apply to the...

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Nominations now open for the 14th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

January 28, 2022

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | For more than a decade, Canadian Immigrant magazine’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program, the only national award celebrating immigrant success, has been the leader in sharing and celebrating inspiring stories of immigrants. The stories of their immigration journeys, the barriers they have overcome, their amazing achievements and the difference they have made in their adopted country are important to share. So, for the 14th year, we are...

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Nurse’s dream of helping during COVID stymied by labyrinthine regulatory system

January 28, 2022

By Vancouver SunCanadian Emma Beaumont graduated in April with a nursing degree from Brigham Young University in Utah, wrote an internationally recognized licensing exam, and came home planning to join the COVID-19 battle. But her dream has been stymied by Canada’s labyrinthine licensing system. Six months after applying to have her credentials approved by the National Nursing Assessment Services, Beaumont is still waiting. “I’m typically a very positive and optimistic...

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Prince Edward Island Seeing More Success With Immigrant Retention

January 26, 2022

By CIC News | Canada immigration news: Prince Edward Island is fighting back against the perception that immigrants do not stay in the Atlantic Canadian province. A Statistics Canada report indicates Prince Edward Island had the lowest level of immigrant retention in the country in 2019. That means that of all the provinces with immigrants who arrived in 2014, Prince Edward Island had managed to retain the smallest percentage of...

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VPD changing procedures following equity review

January 20, 2022

By Vancouver Sun | The Vancouver Police Department is updating dozens of internal procedures in the first suite of changes stemming from an internal “equity, diversity and inclusion review” launched last year to prevent systemic biases. The review was announced last June following a year of often heated public debate on the question of institutional discrimination in police agencies, in Vancouver and around the continent, as well as systemic racism in broader society. The VPD’s four-officer equity, diversity...

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Alberta creates new immigration program for tech workers

January 20, 2022

By CIC News | Alberta is introducing a new fast-track immigration program for tech workers. Alberta’s immigration minister, Tyler Shandro, announced the Accelerated Tech Pathway on January 13. The province had already began accepting applications to the new program in December. In order to be eligible, tech professionals need to have a profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system and be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream. “Under this new pathway, tech...

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