Canadian PR Process and Eligibility News

The latest Canada immigration news and updates on Canadian visas including their eligibility and process for immigrants looking to become a permanent resident of Canada. The latest news on the policies and visa changes for both Permanent Residency and Express Entry will be updated here.


Will Canada’s Stricter Stance on Drunk Driving Affect You?

January 2, 2019 / /

As of December 18, 2018, driving while drunk, in Canada, will be considered ‘serious criminality’. This change is the result of amendments made to the Canadian Criminal Code. This new amendment has the ability to impact immigrants living in Canada, as well as, those hoping to move to Canada. The new amendments increased the maximum […]

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Business Investor Stream

Business Investor Stream: Manitoba PNP

October 18, 2018 / /

The Business Investor Stream (BIS) allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world who have the intent and ability to start or purchase businesses in Manitoba. There are two pathways: The Entrepreneur Pathway for applicants seeking to open a business in Manitoba; and The Farm Investor Pathway for those intending to establish and operate […]

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International Education Stream

International Education Stream: Manitoba PNP

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The new International Education Stream (IES) for Manitoba graduates is dedicated to providing international students graduating in Manitoba and meeting the needs of industry faster pathways to nomination. There will be one pathway: Career Employment Pathway Note: If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada, you will not be eligible under this stream but may be eligible […]

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Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream

Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream: Manitoba PNP

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The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM) will nominate applicants who have a strong connection to our province through ongoing employment and sufficient skills, education and training, work experience and official language proficiency to make an immediate and ongoing contribution to the Manitoba economy and our community at large. There will be two pathways: Manitoba […]

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Permanent Residency vs H-1B

Should You Apply for an H-1B Visa or Canada Permanent Residency?

July 16, 2018 / /

As America is cracking down on immigrants especially work visas, many are looking towards Canada as an alternative. The H-1B visa in the US is a work permit that allows the visa holder to legally work in the US. No other benefits apart from it being a family visa where you dependents can accompany you in […]

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Alberta PNP 2019 Update: Express Entry and Alberta Opportunity Streams

June 29, 2018 / /

As of June 2018, the Canadian province of Alberta has made official two new streams as part of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). These are the Express Entry Stream, and the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS), each offering new opportunities for immigrants to get permanent residence. Note that the AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and […]

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What to Know About “Birth Tourism”

October 31, 2017 / /

Over the past year, 379 foreign nationals were born at Richmond Hospital in Canada to non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This is part of an industry known as “birth tourism”, in which a pregnant woman enters Canada to give birth to a child who will then automatically be given citizenship. They typically travel to Canada […]

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PR Card Processing Time

How Long Should I Allow for PR Card Processing Time?

February 25, 2015 / /

Whether you’ve applied for your first PR (Permanent Resident) card, or are simply renewing your old one, it’s important to allow enough processing time – especially if you’re planning on making a trip outside Canada soon. Below, we’ve outlined a few tips regarding PR card processing time, and how far in advance you need to […]

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What Should I do if my PR Card is Expired?

February 16, 2015 / /

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of So a lot of people are asking us about PR card renewal, in particular what happens if you’re out of the country and your PR card status has expired and you want to return back to Canada. […]

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5 Reasons for Canadian Permanent Resident Visa Rejection

December 22, 2014 / /

Every year, thousands of prospective applicants have their Canadian permanent residence applications rejected. This leads to countless cases of disappointment and unwanted stress for families who had their eyes set on relocating to Canada. Canada is full of great opportunities for immigrants and skilled foreign nationals, but in order to get there, they first have […]

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