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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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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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Can Canada Be Used as a Backdoor to the United States?

By CaseyJune 6, 2022
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People who earn permanent residency in Canada can seek citizenship after staying in the country for at least three years in the five years before the citizenship application. Once they have obtained citizenship, they can come to the United States using the TN visa provided they have a legitimate employment offer from a US company […]

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Express Entry Draw May 25, 2022 #223 – CRS Score

By CaseyJune 8, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw May 25, 2022 #223 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on May 25th, 2022, which was the 223rd Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 589 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 741. This is the second Express Entry […]

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How Much Proof of Funds Do I Need for Express Entry in 2022?

By SierraMay 16, 2022
Permanent Residency

Along with other recent changes and improvements to Canada’s immigration system, the IRCC has recently announced that the proof of funds required for Express Entry applicants has increased. This is only valid for those applying for the Federal Skilled Worker Program or Federal Skilled Trades Program who do not have a Canadian job offer. If […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 222 May 11, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 545 Lowest Qualifying Score: 753

Express Entry Draw May 11, 2022 #222 – CRS Score

By CaseyMay 25, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw April 27, 2022 #222 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on May 11th, 2022, which was the 222nd Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 545 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 753. This is the first Express Entry […]

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Buying a Car in Canada as an Immigrant 2022

By SierraMay 11, 2022
Permanent Residency

When making the move to a new country, there are a number of things a new resident may need and/or want to do to make settling in a bit more convenient. A big step many newcomers take is getting a driver’s license and buying a car for transportation reasons. Although public transport is available in […]

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How to Prepare for the Next CEC and FSW Draw in July 2022

By Ella BergquistJune 27, 2022
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In early July 2022, Express Entry drawings for Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates will restart. On April 22, Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser made the announcement. With drawings commencing in July, IRCC should have 14 draws by the end of the year if they stick to their current schedule of one […]

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Will I Be Able to Buy a Home in Canada? Options Around New Ban

By CaseyMay 2, 2022
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In an effort to cool off a hot housing market, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration said Thursday that foreign investors and non-Canadian companies will be barred from buying residential real estate in Canada for the next two years. In releasing the federal budget for the year, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined a number of steps […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 221 April 27, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 829 Lowest Qualifying Score: 772

Express Entry Draw April 27, 2022 #221 – CRS Score

By CaseyMay 11, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw April 27, 2022 #221 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on April 27th, 2022, which was the 221st Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 829 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 772. This is the second Express Entry […]

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The Next CEC Draw and FSWP Draw in July 2022

By Ella BergquistApril 24, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

We’ve all been waiting months for a CEC and FSWP draw – and Canada has finally given answers on when they will resume all Express Entry draws. In July, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will resume its federal economic immigration programs and extend foreign students’ expired work permits while their permanent residency applications are […]

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Canada Plans to Increase Immigration Fees in 2022

By CaseyApril 18, 2022
Permanent Residency

On April 30, Canada will raise the costs for all permanent residency applications. Fee hikes will be implemented for the economic, permit holder, family, and humanitarian categories. For the first time since 2002, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) raised permanent residency costs to account for inflation in 2020. At the time, the IRCC declared […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 220 April 13, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 787 Lowest Qualifying Score: 782

Express Entry Draw April 13, 2022 #220 – CRS Score

By CaseyApril 27, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw April 13, 2022 #220 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on April 13th, 2022, which was the 220th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 787 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 782. This is the first Express Entry […]

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How To Get A Driver’s License in Canada as an Immigrant

By SierraMay 9, 2022
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Depending on which city you immigrate to in Canada based on your daily routine, getting a driver’s license and maybe even a car may be a high priority for you. Unless you are living in Vancouver, Montreal, or Toronto (Canada’s most walkable cities) then you made need to learn what it takes to get a […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 219 March 30, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 919 Lowest Qualifying Score: 785

Express Entry Draw March 30, 2022 #219 – CRS Score

By CaseyApril 13, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw March 16, 2022 #219 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on March 30th, 2022, which was the 219th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 919 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 785. This is the third Express Entry […]

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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

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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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.