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Expansion of Student Direct Stream to support Francophone immigration

posted Sep 13, 2019, 11:29 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 11:32 AM ]

Applicants from Senegal and Morocco will get access to a more efficient process for study permits

August 30, 2019 – Ottawa – Canada is making the Student Direct Stream (SDS) available to international students coming from Senegal and Morocco, starting September 9, 2019.


To be eligible for faster processing through the Student Direct Stream, you must:

    be a legal resident living in 1 of the following countries:
  • China
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • the Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Vietnam

New immigration pathway for undocumented construction workers in Greater Toronto

posted Jul 26, 2019, 6:02 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jul 26, 2019, 6:05 PM ]

By Nicholas KeungImmigration Reporter
Fri., July 26, 2019

Ottawa has unveiled a new program that will offer both an immigration pathway for undocumented construction workers in Greater Toronto and help to address a labour shortage in the city.

The pilot has spots for 500 workers — plus their family members — and will open for application on September 3 through the Canadian Labour Congress, which will pre-screen and refer qualified candidates for final assessment by the immigration department.

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New immigration pilot will offer permanent residency to migrant farm-workers

posted Jul 12, 2019, 7:30 PM by Milorad Borota

The Liberal government is launching a new three-year immigration experiment that aims to help fill labour shortages in the agri-food sector

The Canadian Press July 12, 2019

This new pilot program, which is to begin in 2020, aims to attract and retain migrant workers by giving them an opportunity to become permanent residents.

Under this new pilot, temporary foreign farm workers will be able to apply for permanent residency after 12 months and, if they’re approved, will also be allowed to bring their families to Canada.

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Quebec launches new system to select immigrants

posted Jun 27, 2019, 11:30 AM by Milorad Borota

Arrima, an online platform, will select candidates based on employability and language skills.
RENÉ BRUEMMER, MONTREAL GAZETTE    Updated: June 27, 2019


Two new pilot programs for Caregivers in Canada

posted Jun 15, 2019, 3:47 PM by Milorad Borota

By Nicholas KeungImmigration Reporter
Sat., June 15, 2019

Under two new pilot programs — Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker — to be announced Saturday and launched Tuesday, their loved ones can also accompany them to Canada and be offered open work permits and study permits to keep the immediate family together, a privilege only high-skilled migrant workers currently enjoy.
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The new pilots will each have an annual quota of 2,750 principal applicants, for a total of 5,500 per year, plus their immediate family, said immigration officials.

Ottawa picks 11 communities for pilot immigration project

posted Jun 14, 2019, 9:31 AM by Milorad Borota

Kathleen Harris · CBC News · Posted: Jun 14, 2019 9:03 AM ET

The selected communities are:

  • Thunder Bay, Ont.
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
  • Sudbury, Ont. 
  • Timmins, Ont.
  • North Bay, Ont.
  • Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee, Man.
  • Brandon, Man.
  • Moose Jaw, Sask.
  • Claresholm, Alta.
  • West Kootenay region of B.C.
  • Vernon, B.C.

The government will begin working with communities this summer to help them identify candidates for permanent residence as early as this fall. The first newcomers under the pilot are expected to arrive in 2020.

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New immigration rules boost family reunification, protect abused migrants

posted May 31, 2019, 6:22 PM by Milorad Borota

By Nicholas KeungImmigration Reporter
Fri., May 31, 2019

Immigrants who failed to declare the existence of a lost family member when they first came to Canada will now get a chance to bring them here under a new two-year pilot project.

Federal government creates immigration pilot program for agriculture

posted Mar 23, 2019, 8:43 PM by Milorad Borota

The federal government has announced plans for a new agriculture-specific immigration pilot project that industry representatives say could help fill the hundreds of job vacancies in Alberta's meat packing sector.
AMANDA STEPHENSON, CALGARY HERALD    Updated: March 20, 2019

Caregivers from abroad able to seek permanent residency under new pilot program

posted Feb 23, 2019, 3:10 PM by Milorad Borota

February 23, 2019 2:18 pm By Teresa Wright The Canadian Press
"Applicants will be assessed for permanent residence criteria before they begin working in Canada. Once they obtain a work permit and have two years of work experience under their belts, they will have access to a direct pathway to become a permanent resident."

Canada launches new fast-track system for processing refugee claims

posted Feb 2, 2019, 9:23 PM by Milorad Borota

January 31, 2019 2:17 pm
Starting this week, many of the more than 64,000 asylum seekers in Canada waiting for their cases to be heard could be eligible for a new fast-tracked approach to processing refugee claims, Global News has learned.

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