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Canadian Permanent Resident Immigration News

The latest Canada immigration news and updates on being or becoming a Permanent Resident in Canada including eligibility, process, and requirements. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada, visit our section on Canadian Permanent Resident.

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Canadian Provinces Are Looking for New Immigration Agreements

By CaseySeptember 13, 2022
Permanent ResidencyPNP News and Updates

The Saskatchewan government said on July 28, 2022, that it wants more control over its immigration system. The announcement was made the same day that Jeremy Harrison, the immigration minister for Saskatchewan, and the other immigration ministers for Canada, including Sean Fraser, his federal equivalent, met in New Brunswick. The ministers’ agreement to create a […]

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New Canada Permanent Residency Program for Relatives of Victims of Air Disasters

By CaseyAugust 29, 2022
Permanent Residency

Families of the Canadian victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 can now apply for permanent residency through a new program established by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). According to a government press release, the new permanent residency track is available to anyone who wants to move to Canada […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 229 August 17, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 2250 Lowest Qualifying Score: 525

Express Entry Draw August 17, 2022 #229 – CRS Score

By CaseyAugust 31, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw August 17, 2022 #229 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on August 17th, 2022, which was the 229th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program. The draw offered 2,250 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 525. This is the second Express Entry draw of […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 228 August 3, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 2000 Lowest Qualifying Score: 533

Express Entry Draw August 3, 2022 #228 – CRS Score

By CaseyAugust 17, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw August 3, 2022 #228 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on August 3rd, 2022, which was the 228th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program. The draw offered 2,000 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 533. This is the first Express Entry draw of […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 227 July 20, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 1750 Lowest Qualifying Score: 542

Express Entry Draw July 20, 2022 #227 – CRS Score

By CaseyAugust 3, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw July 20, 2022 #227 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on July 20, 2022, which was the 227th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program. The draw offered 1,750 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 542. This is the first Express Entry draw of […]

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What to Do While You’re Waiting in the Express Entry Pool

By CaseyJuly 17, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

So, you’ve already submitted your Express Entry profile and now you’re waiting in the pool. You may be wondering what you should be doing during this waiting period. While you wait in the pool, get ready to accept an invitation to apply. If Canada invites you to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit a complete application. […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 226 July 6, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 1500 Lowest Qualifying Score: 557

Express Entry Draw July 6, 2022 #226 – CRS Score

By CaseyJuly 20, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw July 6, 2022 #226 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on July 6, 2022, which was the 226th Express Entry Draw. This draw was not specified toward a certain program. The draw offered 1,500 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 557. This is the first Express Entry draw of […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 225 June 22, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 636 Lowest Qualifying Score: 752

Express Entry Draw June 22, 2022 #225 – CRS Score

By CaseyJuly 6, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw June 22, 2022 #225 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on June 22nd, 2022, which was the 225th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 636 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 752. This is the second Express Entry […]

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Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

By SierraJune 15, 2022
Permanent ResidencyPNP News and Updates

The IRCC has created several streams across Canada that target skilled workers with the experience and education to contribute to the country’s labor force but what French-speaking applicants don’t know is they have a major advantage. Some of these worker streams, like Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, are more defined and specified with language proficiency […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 224 June 8, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 932 Lowest Qualifying Score: 796

Express Entry Draw June 8, 2022 #224 – CRS Score

By CaseyJune 22, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw June 8, 2022 #224 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on June 8th, 2022, which was the 224th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 932 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 796. This is the first Express Entry […]

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Occupations No Longer Eligible for the Atlantic Immigrant Program (AIP)

By SierraJune 7, 2022
Permanent Residency

As a result of the latest NOC code system update, many occupations have become eligible or ineligible within Canada’s most popular immigration pathways including Express Entry. This also includes Canada’s Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) which invites more than 6,000 candidates yearly to the Atlantic provinces to obtain Canada PR. These applicants will use their previous […]

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16 New Occupations Categories Eligible Through Express Entry

By SierraJune 6, 2022
Permanent Residency

Recently there have been many changes and updates to Canada’s immigration system as the country quickly tries to get back on track post-pandemic. As labor shortages reach an all-time high, many provinces in Canada are looking for workers to fill these jobs and are actively giving many foreign workers abroad the opportunity for a fresh […]

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!

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Jen Wilbert

VisaPlace has excellent, fabulous staff that helps with your immigration needs. I appreciate your help! Very affordable! I appreciate you being there for me every step of the way! I can’t thank you enough!

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Alison Pinto

Truly a very systematic, professional and pleasant team. My student file was with Gunjan and Yasmeen. They handled my case so well, always replied to all my queries and really did the best they can to keep me calm during the process. Yasmeen is truly very professional and completed my application in a timely and very organized manner. Would definitely recommend this organization to everyone.