11-April-2022: Canada expands simplified renewal process for passports as long as it was issued within the last 15 years.
07-April-2022: Canada plan on welcoming more immigrants in the next few months and coming years. Canada is also seeing a rise in tech companies across Canada
06-April-2022: IRCC increased immigration fees
02-April-2022: IRCC aims to resume FSWP and CEC invitations this spring
21-March-2022: Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada
12-March-2022: Express Entry backlog has declined now – fell to 95,641 persons by the end of February 2022
10-March-2022: SINP new Tech Talent Pathway program – Must have job offer in specified NOC only
26-February-2022: IRCC Having Split Team For Processing Old & New Files – divided their staff to handle old applications and new incoming applications
20-February-2022: The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program will now be called the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)
12-Febryary-2022: Temporarily paused EE invitations to CEC candidates since September so it can reduce its inventory and processing times
12-February-2022: IRCC will announce new immigration plan on 14 Feb 2022. It will outline Canada’s immigration targets over the next three years
09-Febryary-2022: IRCC Launching a new online case status tracker for family class permanent residence applications. It is for those who got acknowledgement of receipt
01-February-2022: IRCC has hired about 500 new processing staff, digitized applications, and reallocated work among IRCC offices around the world to reduce processing time
27-January-2022: IRCC is still in the process of evaluating its Express Entry strategy for 2022. They are still looking at their Express Entry draw options for 2022
05-January-2022: Canada is looking to welcome 411,000 new immigrants in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023
01-January-2022: Govt of Alberta create online housing tool to locate and apply for affordable housing
29-December-2021: IRCC is extending the already-existing medical exam exemption on immigration candidates applying from inside Canada until March 31, 2022
18-December-2021: Canada’s new immigration priorities – expect IRCC to expand the scope of its priorities regarding immigration beginning in the coming months.
16-December-2021: Trudeau says Canadians need to make ’careful decisions about Christmas’. Ottawa is considering further travel restrictions
15-December-2021: IRCC is looking to welcome some 23,500 immigrants under the PGP in 2022.
04-December-2021: Candidates for cooks and chefs jobs in Canada are high demand
30-November-2021: New Canadian travel and border measures take effect on Nov 30, 2021
27-November-2021: Canada bans flights from South Africa and neighbouring countries
25-November-2021: Saskatchewan announces new immigration program- It requires job offer
21-November-2021: As of January 15, 2022, certain groups of travellers, who are currently exempt from entry requirements will only allow to enter Canada.
21-November-2021: Effective November 30, 2021, the Government of Canada will expand its list of accepted vaccines include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN
19-November-2021: Canada Open to Ramping Up Record Immigration, New Minister Says
22-October-2021:Ontario to propose positive changes for immigrants – Ensure the licensing process is completed in a timely manner so foreign immigrants can start working
05-October-2021: IRCC is spending $1.7 billion settlement budget for permanent residents, refugee claimants and approved permanent residence.
03-September-2021: Beginning September07, foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated with approved Covid19 vaccines may be eligible to enter Canada
24-August-2021: Federal Court orders IRCC to make a decision on a PR application within 30 days – If not then pay back $1,500 in fees
24-August-2021: The upcoming Canadian federal election on September 20 is an opportunity for the future of Canada’s immigration system.
23-August-2021: Federal Court orders IRCC to make a decision on a PR application within 30 days and pay back $1,500 in fees
15-August-2021: IRCC has announced $100 million in funding to ensure settlement services for newcomers meet their needs during the pandemic.
12-August-2021: Canada now accepts citizenship applications online – Currently only open to single applicants over the age of 18
Many outlanders got re medical request whose medical expired in this pandemic
ECA report being issued in less than 1 month from some bodies
04-August-2021: After 15 months of waiting due to the pandemic border closures, all valid COPR holders are now able to complete the process of calling Canada home
02-August-2021: The economy is starting to recover. Canada will invite about 43,000 new immigrants per month from July onward in order to achieve this goal.
09-July-2021: Unvaccinated Tourists Won’t Be Allowed Into Canada For “Quite A While”
06-July-2021: First phase of easing travel restrictions begins today
06-July-2021: Funds for FSW program updated – It has increased
29-June-2021: For ITA, Express Entry applicants to apply in 90 days has been reverted back to 60.
29-June-2021: Approved permanent residents to travel to Canada if their documents have expired.
28-June-2021: Valid COPR and PR holders until October 1, 2021 or after to come to Canada before their documents expire.
28-June-2021: By Early August, international student will come to Canada to attend their classes
28-June-2021: Country’s Civil Aviation Authority to increase the number of flights for five destinations. Canada is one in this.
27-June-2021: Alberta to enter Stage 3 on July 1 where 95% restrictions will liftup
24-June-2021: Provincial programs restart outlanders draw with no ties to Canada
23-June-2021: When you land in Canada, no need to quarantine, fine and hotel stay
22-June-2021: PIA resume its flights to Canada – No need to quarantine at airport
21-June-2021: Valid COPR holders can now enter Canada