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February 15, 2022

Amendments in Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024

Canada increases its immigration target to 432,000 new immigrants

The Canadian government is increasing its immigration targets again. It will look almost 432,000 new immigrants in 2022 instead of its initial plan to target 411,000 newcomers.

Government suggested three year plan for new immigrant landings under immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024.
In 2022, the government plans to welcome 431,645 permanent residents. In 2023, the target goal for permanent residents will increase to 447,055 and then 451,000 permanent residents in 2024.
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January 25, 2022

Canada announced that it’s extending until February 28, 2022, a measure allowing visitors to get a Canadian work visa in 2022 (coronavirus-related).

Since August 24, 2020, temporary residents who are in Canada with valid visitor status have been able to apply for an employer-specific work permit from within Canada.

This is a short-lived regulatory change as normally foreign workers who are in Canada on a visitor’s visa cannot change their status without leaving the country.

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January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022

First PNP draw for Ontario 2022: Canada aims to welcome 411,000 newcomers in 2022. This is the highest level ever targeted in Canadian history. Included in this total, Canada plans to target 241,500 economic newcomers, including:110,500 Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class candidates 81,500 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is part of Canada’sProvincial Nominee Program that allows potential immigrants who want to come to Canada to contribute to the economy of Ontario to apply to immigrate to Ontario. The program works in partnership with the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Ontario Invited 1,084 Immigration Candidates to Apply For a Provincial Nomination on January 11. Read More

December 16, 2021

When will Canadian Parents & Grandparents Sponsorships Open in 2022?: The IRCC has not yet released details of the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2022, but what we know so far is: According to the Immigration Level Plan 2021-2023, the Canadian Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) aims to welcome approximately 23,500 migrants under the PGP in 2022. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the IRCC announced details of the new PGP hospitalization year in January. However, during the pandemic, IRCC provided updates in the fall of 2020 and 2021 and hosted the PGP lottery. Read More

December 16, 2021

BC PNP Tech Draw News | 71 Candidates invited to apply: British Columbia has invited 12,000 candidates to apply for Permanent residency through British Columbia PNP Program. On December 14, 2021, British Columbia invited 71 candidates to apply for the BC Provincial Nomination. Hence, in this draw, the province sent the invitation to the candidates to apply under the below categories:

  • Skills Immigration
  • Express Entry BC

On December 14, British Columbia invited 71 immigration Candidates to apply for provincial nominations in the BC PNP British Columbia Tech Draw. Therefore, under the categories of Express Entry BC and skills immigration, the candidates are given invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw.

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December 9, 2021

British Columbia PNP draw Invitation issued to 318 eligible candidates: So far British Columbia has issued around 11,000 invitations to the eligible candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Reportedly, these invitations were made at the beginning of this year. British Columbia has issued around 318 invitations in two provincial categories held on December 7, 2021. And these invitations were sent in every two weeks of intervals. In the recent draw held on  December 7, 2021, 318 candidates were sent invitations under two provincial Nominee Programs.

On 7 December, the province held a new British Columbia PNP draw in which 318 immigration candidates are invited. Also, only those candidates who are from Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) must have received invitations in this general draw.

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December 9, 2021

Alberta held PNP Draw with the highest CRS cut-off since February: New Express Entry draw was held in Alberta on December 7, in which they invited the candidates under Express Entry to apply for the provincial nomination program (PNP). Alberta invited 100 Express Entry Candidates to apply for a state nomination on November 24th. Most of this year’s Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) draws were relatively small, given that we invited more than 200 candidates at a time. Another draw in January was as small as 100, with a minimum of 50. With an Alberta draw of 350, the scoring requirements were also relatively high. Only one other drawing of the year had a high cut-off score of 360 in January.

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