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The immigration backlog in Canada has been reduced to 2.4 million persons

The backlog of temporary residency applications has been significantly reduced, whereas the backlog of permanent resident applications has increased marginally.

According to recent data acquired from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, Canada's immigration backlog has decreased to slightly over 2.4 million.

IRCC released revised data, which is current as of November 3, in an email to CIC News.

Since July 2021, the invent

Canada to welcome 500,000 new immigrants in 2025


The Immigration Levels Plan serves as a guide for how many immigrants Canada hopes to welcome over the next three years.

Canada recently published its Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025.

In 2023, Canada plans to welcome 465,000 new immigrants.

In 2024, the target will be raised to 485,000 new immigrants.

It is exp

How to Improve Your Express Entry CRS Score If You're Over 30 ?


If you are aged 30 or over, how you can maximize your Express Entry CRS score.
Express Entry penalizes certain applicants for their age. One can maximize their Express Entry CRS score by using several strategies.

When applicants seek to immigrate to the United States through Express Entry, they are rated using a point-allocation grid known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Introduction to Express Entry and the CRS

Canada Immigration to grant citizenship to 3,00,000 people this fiscal year


CIC News has received an internal IRCC memo outlining goals for the number of new citizens that Canada will welcome for the fiscal year 2022-2023. The memo, which was written for a senior official by the Operations, Planning and Performance division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), recommends those IRCC process 285,000 decisions and 300,000 new citizens by March 31, 2023. A decision is a review of an application that is then accepted, denied, or marked as incomplete. According to the citizenship goal, 300,000 eligible applicants must take the oath of citizenship, either in person or via virtual.

This is a significant increase over the fiscal year 2021-2022, and it even surpasses the pre-pandemic targets of 2019-2020, when 253,000 citizenship applications were processed.

In 2021-2022, the IRCC achieved the goal of welc

Canada is about to release most recent Immigration Levels Plan for 2023–2025

An Immigration Levels Plan is published annually by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and serves as a guide for how many immigrants will be permitted to enter Canada annually. It offers a breakdown of immigration from the next three years by economic class, family class, and humanitarian class programmes. It will display predictions for 2023, 2024, and 2025 this year.

According to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), which is Canada's primary immigration statute, the government is required to declare this by November 1 of each year. After the most recent federal election on September 20, 2021, the first Immigration Levels Plan was announced in February of 202

Over 94% of Canada's population growth in 2nd Quarter of 2022 can be attributed to immigration


Immigration is the main factor contributing to Canada's population growth over the past three months, according to a Q2 2022 summary of Statistics Canada's most recent estimate of the country's population.

The population projections for the second quarter (April to June) of 2022 were just released by Statistics Canada (StatCan). The study included a raw estimate of population growth as well as information about the sizeable impact that immigration had on Canada's population growth during this time.

Q2 population estimates released by StatsCan

On July 1st, 2022, the expected population of Canada was 38,929,902, an increase of 0.7% from the Q1 estimate announced on April 1st, 2022.

Note: Estimate is based on 2016 Census counts and is modified for incompletely en

Canadian job vacancies touched mark of all time high

Results of the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report for the second quarter of 2022 have been made public by Statistics Canada. The overall rate of vacancies increased from the first quarter of 2022 by 4.7% and from the second quarter of 2021 by 42.3%.

Overall, there are around one million open positions in Canada, which is an all-time high rate of 5.7%. The number of open positions that correspond to the overall labour demand is used to compute vacancies.

The present record-high number of job openings is the result of the rise in labour demand outpacing growth in payroll employment since the first quarter of 2020

Benefits of Immigration

As part of its efforts to increase awareness of the advantages of immigration and all the ways it enhances Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been promoting its immigration matters campaign since 2018.

This programme, which is also known as #WelcomingWeek2022, is run by the IRCC to inform Canadians about the benefits of immigration as well as to inform prospective immigrants of these benefits. The programme includes neighbourhood gatherings and a website with immigration success stories, details on the immigration process, and ways Canadians may participate in immigration campaigns in their neighbourhoods. q

Welcoming immigrants to Canada are expected to reach a record 431,000


Up until August 22 there were around 300,000 new permanent residents in Canada.

Sean Fraser, Canada's minister of immigration, bragged this week that the country had reached the 300,000 level earlier than in any previous year. Only six times since Confederation in 1867 has Canada accepted more than 300,000 immigrants in a calendar year: in the years 1911 to 1913, followed by 2018 through 2021.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased immigration in 2021 after travel restrictions connected to the pandemic caused a decli

Victoria’s 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program is now open


The program is open to applicants living in Victoria and abroad, the program offers skilled migrants with a pathway to permanent residency in Victoria. The skills that successful applicants bring to Victoria benefits employers and the wider Victorian economy.

The program provides two visa routes.

Right time to think your Canadian dream


Newcomers are the most who would be thinking about switching careers as it has been reported that approximately six in 10 immigrants are unsatisfied with their current employment in Canada.

This may be due to compensation, working conditions or lack of career advancement opportunities.

For immigrants and refugees, the decisio

Factors that may affect Express Entry CRS scores

Canada has resumed all-program Express Entry draws on July 6. Since then, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in each draw has grown by 250 each week, causing the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score needed things to go down.

That being said, score cut-offs are still quite high. The latest Express Entry draw needed candidates to have at least a score of 533. In order to get a score this high, candidates would need to be young, highly educated with work experience, and perhaps even bilingual in order to get an ITA.

It usually follows that the more Express Entry candidates IRCC Canada (IRCC) invites, the lower the CRS cut-off will be. However, ther

Canada’s provinces are seeking a new deal on immigration

The Government of Saskatchewan released a statement that it is seeking greater control over its immigration system.

The statement came on the same day Saskatchewan’s immigration minister Jeremy Harrison attended a meeting in New Brunswick with the rest of Canada’s immigration ministers, including his federal counterpart, Sean Fraser.

The biggest outcome from the meeting is the ministers agreeing to develop a multi-year 

IRCC Invitations for FSWP, PNP, CEC under Express Entry in July 2022


After 18 months of hiatus Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its first draw under Express Entry Program on July 06, 2022 with CRS 557 in which a total 1500 applicants were invited and second draw on July 20, 2022 with CRS 542 in which a total of 1750 applicants invited. In the above invited applications apart from Federal Skilled Worker Program, the other program candidates who fall under Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nomination Program applicants were also considered. IRCC issued the bifurcated number of applicants for each program as mentioned below.


CRS Down & ITA's Up


Canada IRCC has invited 1750 new application with CRS 542 in the new draw held yesterday, a slight increase in number of applications pick up and decrease in CRS Score compared to last draw which held on 7th July 2022 with CRS 557 and 1500 application pickups.

FSW draws are on track with a target of 55,900 applications by this year ending and aiming for 1,11,500 applicants till 2024.

Before the COVID-19, most Express Entry draws were not program-specific, candidates eligible for any Express Entry program had the chance to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) if they met

Canada welcomes over 400,000 immigrants per year

Canada’s immigration objective is to constantly increase immigration levels in order to strengthen its economy, reunite families and provide humanitarian assistance to refugees.

Canada has three classes of immigration: economic classfamily class and refugee class.

The economic class comprises immigrants who have been selected for the

Express Entry: All-program draws set to resume July 6 confirms Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Mr. Sean Fraser confirmed that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is on track to normalize Express Entry draws in early July. IRCC made the commitment in April, and also pledged to get the Express Entry TAT time back to six months when the all-program draws resume.

IRCC paused Express Entry invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residence to Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates in December 2020 amid the pandemic. It did the same for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in September 2021.

Preceding to the pandemic, IRCC usually considered all candidates in its bi-weekly Express Entry draws. This meant IRCC would invite the candidates with the highest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, irrespective of their program of eligibility.

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