Last Updated On 1 December 2022, 3:15 PM EST (Toronto Time)
We all know ongoing labour shortage in healthcare system of Canada. In certain cities, new immigrants are already not able to get a family doctor. Furthermore, surgeries and specialist doctors are triaging the patients based on severity of condition.
Adding more people to an already failing system is reckless, says Diane Francis, award-winning journalist and best-selling author. She says Canada’s healthcare system cannot handle the large inflow of immigrants.
Diane say that in the start of November, the government unveiled a plan to allow about 1.5 million additional immigrants into the country over the next three years. This approach will further strain Canada’s already overburdened health system.
With the new immigration levels plan, Canada would receive almost eight times as many permanent residents each year – per population than the U.K., and four times more than the United States, according to the BBC.
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Problems in Canada’s healthcare system
The Liberal government wants more people to come to the country because they believe it is underpopulated and has an aging population. However, most immigrants wind up in Toronto and Vancouver, which are already overcrowded, have housing problems, and are dealing with looming healthcare issues.
Everyone is affected by health care, and Canadians increasingly face long wait times for surgeries, simple procedures, appointments, testing, and imaging. In addition, many people do not have a primary care physician, and emergency rooms are overburdened.
According to the BC Health Care Matters advocacy group, barely one in every five residents in British Columbia has a family doctor. The group has held rallies to draw attention to the problems plaguing British Columbia’s healthcare system, but storming provincial legislatures have been fruitless.
So instead, Canadians concerned about the state of their healthcare system should march on Ottawa and demand that mass immigration be halted until services can recover and develop to meet the current demand, explains the BC Health Care Matters advocacy group.
Undoubtedly, the government’s excessive immigration numbers of 400,000 per year have contributed to the system’s overstrained state. The most recent declaration that immigration will increase to 500,000 annually in 2025 is unsustainable.
Provinces want to have a say over the number of admitted immigrants
According to Francis, provinces should be permitted to sign off on the federal government’s immigration targets. Additionally, they should have more say on who is admitted to the country in the future. Since they are best positioned to know what skills are required in their labour markets and how many newcomers can be accommodated.
The country’s lack of adequate healthcare resources must be the top consideration for Ottawa. Everywhere in the country, pediatric wards are overloaded. Canada ranks considerably below several of its OECD counterparts in terms of the number of doctors and nurses per 1,000 residents.
With roughly one ICU bed for every 6,000 citizens in Ontario, Canada likewise falls behind the United States regarding the quantity of available intensive care beds. In comparison, there is one ICU bed for every 4,100 Americans.
A possible solution may be a responsive and moral federal immigration system. There should be a cap on the number of immigrants admitted to Canada until there are adequate numbers of family doctors, intensive care units, hospital beds, and other healthcare providers.
It would be irresponsible to cram more people into a failing system as a failing healthcare system would affect current and future Canadians.
- IEC 2023 New Round of Invitations | May 27
This article provides information about IEC 2023 new round of invitations which is officially updated by the IRCC every Friday.
For the IEC 2023 season, Canada has set a quota of 90,000 work permits across three categories to be filled by individuals from more than 35 eligible countries.
Last week, we (INC – Immigration News Canada) reported discrepancy in number of invitations for Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan. Good news, IRCC has now corrected the numbers.
This week, around 2,500 individuals have been extended an invitation to submit an application for open work permits under the IEC Working Holiday visa category.
Please click here for the IEC 2023 quotas for each country.
Candidates who applied to be in the Young Professional category were extended 267 invitations, whilst candidates from major nations who applied to be in the International Co-op (internship) category were only extended 116 invitations.
The most recent official processing time updated by the IRCC on May 26 reflects that 80% of IEC 2023 applications are being processed within a period of 7 weeks.
The following tables provide category-wise lists of the most recent invites granted, available places, candidates already in the pool, and the likelihood of earning an invite in the following week for each nation.
Working Holiday Category Invitations
Country Invitations Issued Week Ending May 26 Total Invitations
Issued In 2023
Andorra 0 17 1 20 Australia 318 6,232 170 unlimited Austria 0 154 73 0 Belgium 47 1,044 13 67 Chile 0 2,292 7,125 0 Costa Rica 40 612 1,103 44 Croatia 5 111 5 204 Czech Republic 18 830 20 470 Denmark 13 306 8 123 Estonia 0 110 0 49 France 0 16,885 8,261 0 Germany 140 3,861 82 1,820 Greece 9 311 2 107 Hong Kong 8 308 6 67 Ireland 119 6,405 70 6,706 Italy 76 1,941 37 635 Japan 225 5,217 118 2,404 Korea Republic 100 10,503 671 108 Latvia 0 72 22 0 Lithuania 4 360 48 2 Luxembourg 0 30 0 59 Netherlands 143 929 11 167 New Zealand 71 1,925 45 1,149 Norway 4 75 3 87 Poland 22 738 12 224 Portugal 28 834 18 1,191 San Marino 0 4 0 22 Slovakia 14 452 5 47 Slovenia 8 46 1 62 Spain 116 1,732 47 790 Sweden 33 342 5 395 Taiwan 269 4,382 923 84 United Kingdom 665 8,904 208 4,879 Total 2,495 77,964 19,113 21,982 IEC 2023 Working Holiday Invitations
Young Professionals Invitations
Country Invitations Issued Week Ending May 26 Total Invitations
Issued In 2023
Candidates In Pool Available
Chances of Receiving An Invitation Next Week Australia 6 116 2 unlimited Excellent Austria 0 10 0 59 Excellent Chile 0 391 30 0 Very low Costa Rica 6 172 1 18 Excellent Croatia 0 7 0 16 Excellent Czech Republic 6 200 4 24 Excellent Estonia 0 7 0 7 Excellent France 147 2,414 51 804 Excellent France via Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE) 1 274 66 300 Excellent Germany 16 342 10 171 Excellent Greece 4 120 0 104 Excellent Ireland 3 114 1 129 Excellent Italy 5 164 0 135 Excellent Latvia 0 6 0 7 Excellent Lithuania 0 17 0 11 Excellent Luxembourg 1 1 0 9 Excellent Netherlands 24 126 4 98 Excellent Norway 0 7 0 10 Excellent Poland 2 68 2 86 Excellent Portugal 2 32 0 187 Excellent Slovakia 2 41 1 12 Excellent Slovenia 0 7 0 12 Excellent Spain 19 156 3 85 Excellent Spain via ICEX Vives Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 46 Excellent Sweden 2 27 0 89 Excellent Switzerland 14 218 3 44 Excellent Taiwan 7 122 2 70 Excellent Total 267 5,159 180 2,533 IEC 2023 Young Professionals invitations
IEC 2023 International Co-op (internship) Invitations
Country Invitations Issued Week Ending May 26 Total Invitations
Issued In 2023
Candidates In Pool Available Spots Chances of Receiving An Invitation Next Week France 106 3,507 44 1,862 Excellent Ireland 0 15 0 39 Excellent Germany 7 93 0 104 Excellent Luxembourg 0 3 0 9 Excellent Switzerland 2 34 1 28 Excellent Taiwan 1 18 1 19 Excellent Total 116 3,670 46 2,061 IEC 2023 International Coop invitations
How many invitations to apply have been issued in IEC 2023 season?So far 77,964 invitations to apply for open work permits have been issued under the working holiday visa category, 5,159 under Young Professionals category, and more than 3,670 under International Co-op category.
Always remember number of invitations doesn’t mean that the same number of individuals will be admitted because some individuals may decline an invite while some of the applications may be refused by IEC 2023 for not meeting the requirements.
- New Open Work Permit Eligibility For Spousal & Family class Applicants
Today, immigration minister Sean Fraser announced a new temporary public policy offering an open work permit for spousal and family class applicants.
INC – Immigration News Canada provided live updates and extensive coverage of new announcement by immigration minister on family reunification.
Eligibility Criteria For Open Work Permit For Spousal & Family Class Applicants
The new public policy signed by Sean Fraser facilitates the issuance of an open work permit to foreign nationals applying under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class or the Family Class.
This also includes family members, who have a valid temporary resident status, have maintained their status, or are eligible for and have applied to restore their status, and have the same residential address as their sponsor in Canada when they apply for an open work permit.
You are eligible to apply for an open work permit (less than 2 years), if either 1 of the following applies to you:
- The foreign national is
- a principal applicant who has submitted an application for permanent residence under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class or as a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner under the Family Class that has been accepted for processing by IRCC after meeting the requirements for a complete application.
- the subject of a sponsorship application that was submitted by their spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
- having the same place of residence in Canada as their sponsor at the time that the application is submitted;
- possesses either a current and active status as a temporary resident in Canada or the ability to apply for restoration of status and has done so.
- The foreign national is:
- a dependent child and has been included as an accompanying family member in the application for permanent residence
- meet all the requirements mentioned in first part
How To Apply
After receiving Acknowledgement of Receipt (AOR) for permanent residence application under spousal or family class, eligible spouses and dependent children will need to apply online for an open work permit.
Applicants will need to sign in to their GCKey or create a new one (if they don’t have it).
After signing in, applicants will have to answer certain questions to get a personalized documents checklist.
Furthermore, answer “Yes” to the following question in the work permit application form.
Also select “open work permit” in the section where it asks “What type of work permit are you applying for?”
Additionally make sure that you enter below code for job title and description of duties.
- Job Title: Enter “SCLPC – FC OWP”
- Brief Description of duties: Enter “SCLPC – FC applicant in Canada public policy.”
What about 18-month spousal open work permit extension?
Please don’t confuse above information with 18-month spousal open work permit extension announced today.
As of now our sources reveal as immigration minister said, spousal open work permit holders eligible for a 18-month extension are expected to get an automatic extension option in their online IRCC secure account.
Furthermore, they may need to apply for an open work permit citing this new temporary public policy.
More clarity is expected to come along as we approach June 7 implementation of new 18-month open work permit extension.
Who is considered as dependent child for Canada family sponsorship applications?A dependent child for matter of Canada family sponsorship include:
A person who is less than 22 years old and do not have a spouse or common-law partner
A person who is older than 22 years old, but has relied significantly on the financial assistance of the parent since before the age of 22, as well as being unable to maintain oneself financially owing to a physical or mental ailment.
- The foreign national is
- 4 New English Tests For Canada Study Visa Under SDS
IRCC will start accepting 4 new English tests for Canada study visa under Student Direct Stream (SDS) beginning August 10, 2023.
Previously, only IELTS general or academic were acceptable English proficiency test for Canada study visa under SDS.
Remember, in-person testing is required for all the tests. SDS candidates cannot take remote-proctored examinations online.
List of new English tests eligible for Canada Study Permit under Student Direct Stream (SDS)
Resident of 14 countries are eligible for faster processing under the Student Direct Stream (SDS) study permit.
CELPIP general exams must meet the Canadian Language Benchmark of 7 in each of the 4 modules of this test.
CELPIP score ranges from 0-12 and 7 bands each in listening, reading, speaking, and writing will be acceptable for SDS.
Cost of CELPIP general is $280 + taxes.
Best thing about CELPIP General, it is also acceptable for permanent residency program such as Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).
So an international student with CELPIP general having a study permit will be again able to use the same test for their permanent residency.
The Canadian Academic English Language exam is a Canadian English proficiency test. Cost of CAEL is same as CELPIP at $280 + taxes.
The CAEL score runs from 10 to 90. A score of 60 will be acceptable for Canada study visa under SDS.
It is offered at over 40 CAEL test locations in Canada, the United States, India, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, and China.
CAEL takes roughly three and a half hours to complete in order to evaluate the four domains of language competency.
Pearson PTE Academic
In a two-hour exam, PTE Academic assesses the four components of English language ability.
Cost of PTE Academic is $330 plus taxes.
Your performance in writing, speaking, listening, and reading is scored between 10 and 90. A score of 60 will be acceptable to apply for study visa under SDS.
Speaking and writing are combined, with reading and listening as independent components.
TOEFL iBT Test
For Canada study visa under SDS a score of 83 or above will be required in ETS TOEFL iBT Test.
Each of the four iBT parts is worth 30 points, ranging from 0 to 120. Total duration of the exam is three hours.
This test is priced at $240 USD which will be equivalent to $330 CAD or may cost more due to forex exchange.
Good thing to see in this test is, will IRCC accept overall total score? if yes, then this will be best option for someone who is just losing 0.5-2 bands in one of the IELTS module, but able to score more in rest of the modules.
How many countries are eligible for Canada Study Permit under SDS (Student Direct Stream)?14 countries are eligible for Canada study permit under SDS as listed below:
1. Antigua and Barbuda
5. Costa Rica
12. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
13. Trinidad and Tobago
What are the requirements for Canada Study Visa under SDS (Student Direct Stream)?1. A valid English or French proficiency test with CLB level 7 or higher.
2. Letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada.
3. Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000 CAD
4. Proof of Advance payment of 1-year tuition fee to the DLI
5. Statement of Purpose (SOP) – recommended
IRCC aims to process all the study permit applications under SDS within 20 working days.
How much is IRCC processing fee for Canada study visa under SDS?$150 IRCC processing fee for Canada study permit under SDS + $85 for biometric.
- New Announcement For Family Reunification By IRCC MinisterLast Updated On 1 December 2022, 3:15 PM EST (Toronto Time)
Canadian immigration minister, Sean Fraser announces new measures to strengthen the family reunification in Canada.
As per the official update, minister is revealing measures to fulfill the commitment of improving family reunification as per the Trudeau’s mandate letter sent in December 2021.
You can read this article below in your own preferred language for better understanding:
Immigration minister said that IRCC has successfully eliminated backlog of applications for TRVs of family members who already have a permanent resident application under processing.
Immigration minister announces new approach using advanced analytics and Tech to process TRV applications of family members of permanent residents and citizens within 30 days.
He said new approach has approved well in advance 98% of the TRV applications of spouses and their kids.
As a result, these family members can visit Canada to meet their family while awaiting for permanent residency application decision.
Additionally, he announced a new initiative that will issue open work permits to spousal applicants and their dependent children regardless of whether they applied under Family class as an overseas applicant or spousal/common-law partner in Canada applicant.
Beginning June 7, 2023 open work permit holders whose current status expires between August 1, 2023 and at the end of 2023 will be able to extend their work permit for additional 18 months using free facilitative approach similar to PGWP extension.
This includes spousal open work permit holders of international students, work permit holders, permanent residents, and Canada citizens who are awaiting for their permanent residency applications to be finalized.
Furthermore, he said that new spousal sponsorship applications are being processed within 12 months since July 2022.
Click here for full eligibility criteria for new open work permit for spousal and family class applicants announced today.
What could be today’s announcement?
IRCC official YouTube video stream has a headline of “spousal TRV.”
Trudeau’s mandate letter clearly stated as we quote:
“Work to promote family reunification by establishing electronic family reunification applications and developing a mechanism to grant temporary resident status to spouses and children abroad while their permanent residence application is being processed.“
So it seems that immigration minister will announce today new policy offering temporary resident visa to spouses and children of permanent residents and citizens, while they await decision on their PR applications under processing.
What is family reunification?
Family class sponsorship permits Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouses, common-law and conjugal partners, children, parents, and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada.
As per new Canada immigration levels plan 2023-2025, family class immigration is the second biggest category.
In 2023, Canada is aiming to welcome 106,500 permanent residents under the family class category, including 78,000 spouses, partners, and children and 28,500 parents and grandparents.
Canada hopes to welcome 118,000 new permanent residents annually through family class immigration by 2025.
What is current processing time for spousal sponsorship?16 months for Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada, 14 months for
Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada, and 25 months for Parents or Grandparents PR as per latest IRCC official update.
Normally, IRCC has a service standard of processing 80% of the spousal sponsorship applications within 12 months.
When will Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship 2023 open?Parents and grandparents sponsorship 2022 opened in October 2022, so we can expect 2023 sponsorships to open around that September-October 2023.
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- IRCC Focus Is Not To Penalize Victim Students In Fake Offer Letter Case
Today, immigration minister Sean Fraser said IRCC is actively looking into the recent reports of fraudulent offer letter becoming basis of deportation for international students.
INC – Immigration News Canada posted in March 2023, “Victim Of Fraud; International Students In Canada Facing Removal Orders”
Finally today Sean Fraser inclined and acknowledged that their focus is not on penalizing “victims” rather they are working on identifying culprits.
He via his official Twitter handle said as we quote, “Victims of fraud will have an opportunity to demonstrate their situation & present evidence to support their case.”
This is quite a positive commentary by the Canadian immigration minister and seems to be in favour of international students facing misrepresentation charges.
“We recognize the immense contributions international students bring to our country & remain committed to supporting victims of fraud as we evaluate each case.” he tweeted.
What are these cases all about?
This matter opened everyone’s eyes after Karamjeet Kaur Canada Immigration Case was made public. She lost her appeal with scheduled removal date of May 29, 2023.
Affected international students have been protesting for quite a some time now in opposition to removal order issued by Canadian immigration for allegedly using fraudulent/fake offer letter to enter Canada.
Some of the consultants in India, without the knowledge of their clients, used fake/fraudulent offer letters and get study permit for them.
These forged documents were so perfect that not even Canadian immigration department in India were able to detect them. As a result, they issued study visa to these international students based on the fake documents.
These students came to Canada and passed immigration check at airport, and not even CBSA officers were able to detect the fake documents. As a result, they issued them study permit.
The consultants proactively lied to them as soon as students landed in Canada, stating that college has cancelled their admission due to consultant’s disagreement with the college.
They further advised the international student to take admission in any other college since they have study permit.
During this whole process, students claim that they didn’t know that their offer letter was fake and based on consultants’ advise they took admission in other colleges of Canada.
After completing their 1-2 year of study, they got post graduation work permit (PGWP) of 1-3 years.
Furthermore, they applied for Canadian permanent residency after gaining valuable Canadian experience of 1-3 years on PGWP.
At this stage after 2-3 years of completing their study, the immigration department sent them removal order citing that they misrepresented by using fake/fraudulent documents.
International students facing removal order claims that if immigration officers who are trained and skilled in detecting falsified papers in an application were not able to catch the fake documents, then how would they have identified these.
They were, in fact, the victims of this fraudulent scheme themselves all along.
Now that these scams came into light, new students will unquestionably verify the authenticity of all documents. However, nobody knew about these forgeries at that time.
The vast majority of these students are being issued removal orders after having been in Canada for 3-4 years at the time that they submitted their applications for permanent residence (PR).
What is the latest development in these cases?
International students facing the allegations of misrepresentation are now appealing the removal orders and presenting side of the story.
In a similar case of Amritraj Singh Batth, Canada allowed to summon his fraudulent consultant to testify.
However, Batth’s lawyer in May 25 hearing stated that despite enlisting the assistance of the police and a detective agency in India, he was unable to serve a summons on Mishra, the education agent. This was despite the fact that he attempted to do so many times.
Many of other students facing the removal order were also Mishra’s clients.
“The applicant is responsible for the content of an application for which they sign. It is too easy to later claim innocence and blame a third party. The jurisprudence on this is quite clear. The intent is not a requirement under the legislation.” Nathan Reid, lawyer for Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said in May 25 hearing.
Today’s positive comments from immigration minister Sean Fraser has definitely provided some relief and a ray of hope of these international students fighting removal orders.
- New Immigrants To Quebec Must Know French Before Arriving
Today, the premier of Quebec Francois Legault said that they are considering raising the number of immigrants who come in the province from 50,000 to 60,000 a year.
He previously stated that accepting more than 50,000 immigrants a year would be “suicidal” for Quebec.
According to the Premier of the province, Francois Legault, this will be feasible following an immigration reform that was published today.
As per this reform, the great majority of persons (around 90%) who enter the province under the economic immigration system would be required to speak French before they arrive.
“From the moment we are able to say that the increase is only francophones, or people who can speak French, that completely changes the situation. Because there’s real openness on the part of the federal government, the increase is only people who have mastered French.” he told reporters today in Quebec City.
Legault stated that the only way a potential increase in immigration might occur would be through an increase in the number of persons admitted into the economic immigration stream that is regulated by Quebec.
Sixty-five percent of immigrants to Quebec enter the country through the economic stream, which is managed by the provincial government.
The remaining immigrants enter the country through the family reunification and refugee programs, which are run by the federal government.
According to Legault, he felt that the federal government would impose increases in those two categories if Quebec allowed more economic immigrants.
Last year, when he called more immigration as “suicidal”, he was under the impression that the federal government would force such increases.
He stated, “At the time, I thought that the federal government wouldn’t permit us to increase only the percentage of economic immigrants, but so far, with the discussion we’ve had with the federal government, they are more than open to accept that, so it’s changing the picture completely.”
“I thought that the federal government wouldn’t permit us to increase only the percentage of economic immigrants because they would not permit us to increase only the percentage of economic immigrants,” he said.
He stated that the rise is one of two options that the province is exploring, and that the second scenario would keep immigration at 50,000 individuals a year. He said that the government is considering both eventualities.
Legault predicted that the number of immigrants will gradually climb to reach 60,000 per year by the year 2027 if the proposal to raise the barrier was approved.
According to him, the true number of immigrants that the province welcomes might be much greater than that given figure since it does not take into account the people who arrive through a fast-track program that is reserved for graduates of colleges in Quebec.
Nevertheless, this program — which at the moment calls for applicants to have a higher level of French than many workers who would be accepted under the province’s new plan and which is open to graduates of all Quebec post-secondary institutions — will only be available to students who have graduated from programs taught in French or who attended high school in French.
Legault has stated that the major obligation of his position as Premier of Quebec is to preserve the French identity of the province.
Because the number of individuals who speak French has been on the decline over the past ten, fifteen, and twenty years, it is imperative that we take action, and I believe it is essential that we make it a prerequisite for acceptance that applicants demonstrate proficiency in French.
Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Christine Fréchette, stated that the reform, which will go ahead regardless of whether the province decides to increase its immigration threshold or not, will change the way Quebec selects immigrants, moving away from a point system that rewards, but does not require, knowledge of the French language. This change will take place regardless of whether the province decides to increase its immigration threshold or not.
The point system will be replaced by a system that requires the fulfillment of particular requirements, such as an understanding of the French language.
According to Fréchette, graduates of English-language programs at Quebec institutions will no longer be eligible for the fast track, which is known as the Quebec Experience Program. However, graduates of these schools who do speak French will still be able to apply as skilled employees.
She stated, “So it’s not like the door is closed, it’s just that there’s another path that will have to be taken,” implying that the door was not actually closed.
She stated that according to the new plan, those who wish to come to Quebec through the economic stream will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the French language.
If this increase is implemented, the percentage of all immigrants to Quebec who are fluent in French would rise from 68 percent in 2022 to 72 percent by 2027; however, if the number of immigrants is maintained at 50,000 individuals a year, the percentage would fall to 70 percent by 2027.
Legault has stated that he will first seek the advice of industry professionals before deciding whether or not to commit to the raise.
The change was met with largely positive reception from business organizations, and there is optimism that the province would increase immigration numbers.
According to the Conseil du patronat du Québec, a significant employers’ association in Quebec, the proposed change looks to strike a compromise between fostering the use of the French language and assisting businesses in the recruitment of qualified employees.
However, opposition parties have voiced their disapproval of the change on the grounds that it does not solve the problem of temporary foreign employees.
There are around 346,000 people in the province who are only there temporarily. This number includes foreign students, those working in temporary jobs, and asylum seekers.
According to Monsef Derraji, who is the immigration critic for the Liberal opposition party, the government need to make French-language programs accessible to temporary employees.
According to Guillaume Cliche-Rivard, an immigration critic for Québec Solidaire, the government needs a plan to encourage immigrants to settle outside of large cities. One way to accomplish this goal would be to provide temporary employees with a road to permanent residency.
- New Express Entry Exemptions For Doctors Seeking Canada PR
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser signed temporary public policy to ease the requirement for permanent residency under Express Entry Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker Program.
New exemptions came in effect on April 25, 2023 and will be in effect indefinitely until revoked by immigration minister.
These exemptions are to ease permanent residency pathway for foreign national physicians who provides publicly-funded medical services in Canada.
There are now exemptions for certain job offer and work experience criteria to facilitate the eligibility of self-employed foreign national physicians (such as those working in a fee-for-service model) for the Express Entry system.
New exemptions applies to both Canadian Experience Class and the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
These exemptions will allow more foreign national physicians to qualify for Express Entry and earn them more CRS points.
Why These Exemptions For Physicians?
To qualify for arranged employment points for Express Entry, an offer of employment must normally be for continuous work in Canada for at least one year following the date on which a permanent residence visa is issued.
Some physicians, however, may not obtain these points because they do not match this condition. This is because the nature of the work arrangements is such that the offer of employment does not require that the job be continuous or for at least a year.
In certain situations, this implies they may be disqualified for the program and hence unable to satisfy the minimal requirements to enter the Express Entry pool.
Furthermore, many physicians in Canada work as independent contractors, providing publicly financed medical services such as those reimbursed by provincial/territorial public health authorities under a fee-for-service or other contractual service arrangement.
As a result, these physicians’ work is deemed self-employed and self-employment is ineligible for Express Entry system.
With new exemptions, qualified physicians will have a better chance of meeting the FSWP and CEC eligibility standards and entering the Express Entry pool.
Furthermore, by making pertinent and complementary revisions to the Express Entry Ministerial Instructions, foreign national physicians will have a better chance of securing an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence.
This temporary policy is aimed at increasing the number of permanent physicians in Canada because of ongoing shortage in healthcare.
What are the new exemptions for physicians for Express Entry?
The 5 occupations (listed below) of physicians are exempted from job offer requirement and ineligibility of self-employed applicants for Express Entry.
They will no longer need to demonstrate that the agreed arranged job offer must be ongoing and last for at least a year after the date a permanent residence visa is issued.
However, this job offer must be made by a province or territorial government, a government entity, a government-appointed body, or a healthcare provider organization delivering publicly financed medical services.
Furthermore, they can claim points for work experience as a self-employed (independent contractor) for any work done under the below listed occupations.
Normally, self-employed experience is not eligible for Express Entry.
List of Occupations/NOCs Eligible For Exemption
NOC 2021 NOC 2016 counterparts Specialist in clinical and laboratory medicine – NOC 31100
Specialist in surgery – NOC 31101
General practitioner and family physician – NOC 31102
Specialist physician – NOC 3111
General practitioner – NOC 3112
What are the Physician occupations/NOCs Eligible For Exemption in Express Entry?NOC 2021
Specialist in clinical and laboratory medicine – NOC 31100
Specialist in surgery – NOC 31101
General practitioner and family physician – NOC 31102
Specialist physician – NOC 3111
General practitioner – NOC 3112
What are new exemptions for physicians under Canada Express Entry?Foreign trained physicians are now eligible to claim CRS points for work experience earned as a self-employed or independent contractors in Canada.
Physicians in Canada will no longer need to prove that the agreed-upon employment must be ongoing and last for at least a year after the date a permanent residence visa is issued.
- Ontario Eliminating Work Barriers for Skilled Immigrants
Ontario is leading the charge in creating a more inclusive and equitable workforce by removing unfair work barriers for internationally-trained immigrants.
With the introduction of groundbreaking legislation that prohibits regulated professions from requiring Canadian work experience in over 30 occupations, the province is empowering skilled newcomers to pursue their chosen fields.
These 30 occupations include certain regulated professions and trades such as law, accounting, architecture, engineering, electrical and plumbing.
Following provincial legislation, Professional Engineers Ontario(PEO) became the first regulated profession to eliminate the requirement for Canadian experience.
This significant development has the potential to unlock countless opportunities for qualified professionals while upholding Ontario‘s high standards for licensing and examination requirements.
A Struggle for Skilled Newcomers
The difficulties faced by internationally-trained immigrants in Ontario are all too common.
Many highly skilled individuals, such as engineers, doctors, and accountants, work in low-wage jobs unrelated to their profession.
This situation not only underutilizes their expertise but also poses a significant loss to Ontario’s economy.
It is estimated that approximately 300,000 jobs remain unfilled across the province each day, with thousands of vacancies in engineering alone, leading to billions of dollars in lost productivity.
Shockingly, studies have revealed that only a quarter of internationally trained immigrants in Ontario currently work in the regulated professions they were trained for.
Removing Canadian Work Experience Requirements
In recognition of the pressing need to address this issue, the Ontario government has taken decisive action to level the playing field for skilled newcomers.
The historic legislation introduced in the form of the Working for Workers Act, 2021, has banned the use of discriminatory Canadian work experience requirements in occupations covered by the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006 (FARPACTA).
This groundbreaking move has paved the way for change, giving internationally-trained professionals an equal opportunity to pursue their chosen careers in Ontario.
Professional Engineers Ontario Leads the Way
Among the regulated professions in Ontario, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has become the trailblazer by removing the Canadian experience requirement from their application criteria.
Each year, PEO receives up to 60% of engineering license applications from internationally-trained engineers.
By eliminating the need for proof of Canadian experience when applying for an engineering license, PEO can ensure that qualified international applicants are licensed more quickly, allowing them to contribute to Ontario’s economy as engineers actively.
It is important to note that PEO remains committed to upholding rigorous qualifications for licensing and maintaining a competency-based assessment model to ensure only properly qualified individuals practice engineering.
Ontario Sets the Bar for Inclusivity
Ontario’s initiative to ban unfair or discriminatory Canadian work experience requirements is a pioneering step in Canada.
As of December 2023, all unfair requirements for Canadian experience will be automatically voided, unless exemptions are granted by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development for reasons of public health and safety.
This move signifies the government’s commitment to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce that recognizes the talent and potential of newcomers.
The Impact on the Economy and Job Market
The removal of Canadian work experience requirements holds significant promise for Ontario’s economy.
With a large pool of highly skilled professionals now able to pursue their intended careers, the province stands to benefit from their expertise, innovation, and contributions.
By bridging the gap between skills and employment, Ontario can address the widespread issue of unfilled job vacancies and boost productivity across various sectors.
The impact is not only economic but also social, as skilled newcomers gain the opportunity to fulfill their professional aspirations, achieve economic self-reliance, and contribute to the overall prosperity of the province.
Support and Recognition for Ontario’s Initiative
The province’s bold step in removing unfair work barriers for skilled newcomers has garnered widespread support and recognition.
Tonie Chaltas, CEO of Achēv, lauds the move as a win-win-win, benefitting employers, skilled newcomers, and Ontario’s economy as a whole. Sara Asalya, Executive Director of Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, commends the government’s efforts to support the economic integration and well-being of newcomers.
Teresa M. Torralba, Executive Director of the Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance (PLACA), hails the leadership displayed by Minister McNaughton in spearheading legislation that promotes equal opportunities for all.
Elise Herzig, Executive Director of JIAS Toronto, expresses gratitude for the removal of Canadian work experience requirements, enabling newcomers to work in their chosen fields and achieve economic self-reliance.
Ontario’s commitment to removing unfair work barriers for skilled newcomers marks a significant milestone in creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
By eliminating discriminatory Canadian work experience requirements, the province has taken a giant leap forward in harnessing the talents of internationally-trained professionals.
PEO’s groundbreaking decision to remove the Canadian experience requirement sets a powerful example for other regulated professions to follow.
As Ontario leads the way in fostering a welcoming environment for skilled immigrants, it opens doors to countless opportunities, enhances economic growth, and strengthens the province’s position as a global leader.
With this progressive approach, the province is building a stronger and more prosperous future for all.
What has the Ontario government done to remove work barriers for internationally-trained immigrants?The government has introduced groundbreaking legislation that prohibits regulated professions from requiring Canadian work experience in over 30 occupations.
This move aims to empower skilled newcomers to pursue their chosen fields without facing unfair work barriers.
Which professional association in Ontario has become the first to eliminate the Canadian experience requirement?Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has emerged as the frontrunner by removing the Canadian experience requirement from their application criteria.
This decision allows qualified international applicants to be licensed more quickly, enabling them to contribute to the province’s economy as engineers.
What is the significance of Ontario’s initiative in the context of inclusivity?Ontario is setting a pioneering example in Canada by banning unfair or discriminatory Canadian work experience requirements.
This demonstrates the government’s commitment to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce that recognizes the talent and potential of skilled newcomers.
By removing these barriers, the province is paving the way for equal opportunities and a more equitable society.
How will the removal of Canadian work experience requirements impact Ontario’s economy and job market?The removal of these requirements holds significant promise for Ontario‘s economy.
By allowing a larger pool of highly skilled professionals to pursue their intended careers, the province can benefit from their expertise, innovation, and contributions.
This will help address the issue of unfilled job vacancies, boost productivity across sectors, and contribute to overall economic growth.
Additionally, skilled newcomers will have the opportunity to fulfill their professional aspirations, achieve economic self-reliance, and contribute to the prosperity of Ontario.
- Canada Immigration Backlog Drops To 809,000 | New IRCC Data
The Canada immigration backlog falls close to 800,000 despite the IRCC strike, according to newly updated IRCC data today on May 23, 2023.
The IRCC backlog stood at 809,000 as of April 30, 2023 as compared to 896,000 at end of the March 2023 .
Additionally, 1,197,000 immigration applications were still being processed within IRCC service standards.
These numbers are surprising given that IRCC employees were on strike between April 19, 2023 to April 30, 2023.
Overall, there were around 2 million applications under processing as of April 30.
Date Backlog Total Applications
April 30, 2023 809,000 2,006,000 March 31, 2023 896,300 2,017,700 February 28, 2023 910,400 1,962,600 January 31, 2023 974,600 1,944,500 December 31, 2022 918,300 1,973,800 November 30, 2022 1,086,200 2,111,400 October 31, 2022 1,202,790 2,239,700 September 30, 2022 1,322,500 2,610,700 Canada immigration backlog
It is important to understand what IRCC explains about difference between backlog and service standards data.
For instance, service standard for processing a spousal sponsorship application is 12 months. If an application is under processing and has not surpassed the 12 months timeframe, then it is “NOT” considered a backlog. Instead, it will be considered normal processing.
It will become backlog only if processing of that spousal sponsorship application exceeds beyond the 12-month service standard.
The IRCC intends to process 80% of applications based on these service standards. Learn more about the service standards of IRCC.
Application Type Overall Processing Inventory Backlog Within Service Standards Citizenship 294,000 73,000 221,000 Permanent Residence 632,000 322,000 310,000 Temporary Residence 1,080,000 414,000 666,000 Total 1,962,600 809,000 1,197,000 Canada immigration backlog data
Canada immigration backlog projections 2023
Federal High Skilled Including Express Entry
Month Actual Backlog Backlog Projections Sep 22 68% 72% Oct 22 45% 59% Nov 22 31% 46% Dec 22 22% 20% Jan 23 20% 20% Feb 23 20% 20% Mar 23 18% 20% Apr 23 17% 20% May 23 – 20% Jun 23 – 20% July 23 – 20%
Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program
Month Actual Backlog Backlog Projections Sep 22 40% 35% Oct 22 42% 31% Nov 22 42% 28% Dec 22 41% 20% Jan 23 38% 40% Feb 23 32% 39% Mar 23 30% 32% Apr 23 28% 30% May 23 – 28% Jun 23 – 24% Jul 23 – 22%
Spouses, Partners and children applications
Month Actual Backlog Backlog Projections Sep 22 25% 23% Oct 22 24% 22% Nov 22 24% 20% Dec 22 24% 19% Jan 23 24% 24% Feb 23 23% 24% Mar 23 24% 24% Apr 23 – 24% May 23 – 24% Jun 23 – 24% July 23 – 24%
Citizenship Backlog Projections
Month Actual Backlog Backlog Projections Sep 22 30% 30% Oct 22 28% 28% Nov 22 29% 27% Dec 22 28% 26% Jan 23 27% 26% Feb 23 26% 25% Mar 23 25% 24% Apr 23 25% 24% May 23 – 24% Jun 23 – 24% July 23 – 24%
Study Permit Applications
Month Actual Backlog Backlog Projections Sep 22 31% 42% Oct 22 26% 33% Nov 22 28% 31% Dec 22 32% 33% Jan 23 35% 36% Feb 23 29% 34% Mar 23 23 % 25% Apr 23 18% 22% May 23 – 15% Jun 23 – 15% July 23 – 15%
Work Permit Applications
Approximately 69% of the work permits applications are from the CUAET (Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel).
Month Actual Backlog Backlog Projections Sep 22 27% 35% Oct 22 23% 49% Nov 22 24% 55% Dec 22 25% 60% Jan 23 26% 26% Feb 23 23% 28% Mar 23 18 % 28% Apr 23 – 26% May 23 – 24% Jun 23 – 22% July 23 – 22%
Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Visitor Visa
Around 20% of visitor visa or temporary resident visa applications are from the CUAET (Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel).
Month Actual Backlog Backlog Projections Sep 22 74% 71% Oct 22 74% 70% Nov 22 70% 67% Dec 22 70% 77% Jan 23 68% 68% Feb 23 64% 68% Mar 23 61% 65% Apr 23 50% 56% May 23 – 42% Jun 23 – 42% Jul 23 – 42%
What is the latest update on IRCC backlog?The IRCC backlog was at 809,000 as of April 30, 2023, down from 896,000 at the end of March 2023.
Furthermore, 1,197,000 immigration applications were still being handled in accordance with IRCC service standards.
As of April 30, there were around 2 million applications being processed.
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- Know About New Verified Traveller Program At Canada Airports
Today, Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra announced new verified traveler program for airpots in Canada to ease the congestion and wait times.
The new verified traveler program will come into effect on June 21, 2023 at select domestic and international security screening checkpoints.
The new Verified Traveller program lines will provide certain perks to eligible travellers at security screening checkpoints, such as keeping the laptops, big electronic devices, and compatible liquids and gels in their carry-on bags, as well as keeping their shoes, belt, and light jacket on.
Eligibility for new Verified Traveller program
Below are travellers eligible for the new Verified Traveller program.
- NEXUS and Global Entry Members;
- Canadian Armed Forces and US military, including reservists, with valid ID;
- Canadian aircrew and airport workers with Restricted Area Identification Cards;
- International aircrew (in uniform) with valid airline ID;
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers, Canadian police officers and constables with a badge and proper photo identification issued by their respective organizations.
Benefits of new Verified Traveller Program
There are 3 benefit categories depending on passengers travel under Verified Traveller program.
Verified Traveller – Benefits
- Allowable liquids, aerosols, and gels should be kept in your carry-on.
- Laptops and devices should be kept in your carry-on.
- Wear your shoes, belts, light coats, and headwear.
- Small objects should be kept in your pockets.
- Co-travelers must be 17 years old or younger and 75 years old or older.
These Verified Traveller benefits will be available on below listed airports.
- Calgary International Airport – Domestic C
- Edmonton International Airport – Domestic /Int’l
- Montréal-Trudeau International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
- Toronto Pearson International Airport – T1 Domestic Level 3
- Toronto Pearson International Airport – T3 Domestic
- Vancouver International Airport – Domestic North
- Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
Verified Traveller Transborder (U.S. Flights) Benefits
- Allowable liquids, aerosols, and gels are allowed to be kept in your carry-on.
- Keep on your shoes, belts, light jackets, and hats.
- Put minuscule objects in your pockets.
- Travel companions can accompany you.
These will be available to below listed airports:
- Montréal-Trudeau International Airport – T1 transborder
- Toronto Pearson International Airport – T1 transborder
- Vancouver International Airport – transborder
Verified Traveller Front-of-the-line Benefits
- Receive service at the Front-of-the-line.
- Travel companions can accompany you.
Available at below listed airports:
- Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – Domestic
- Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – transborder
- Calgary International Airport – Concourse A
- Calgary International Airport – Concourse B
- Calgary International Airport – Concourse D
- Calgary International Airport – Concourse E
- Edmonton International Airport – transborder
- Greater Moncton Roméo Leblanc International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport – transborder
- Kelowna International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/Transborder
- Ottawa International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
- Ottawa International Airport – transborder
- Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
- Regina International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
- Saskatoon International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
- St. John’s International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
- Toronto Pearson International airport – T1 Int’l
- Toronto Pearson International airport – T3 Int’l
- Vancouver International Airport – Int’l
- Victoria International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
- Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport – transborder
Who is eligible to join NEXUS program?To qualify for membership in NEXUS, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Or a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., or a national of Mexico.
How to apply for NEXUS?To become a member of the NEXUS program, follow the steps below:
1. Visit the Trusted Travelers Programs (TTP) website;
2. Apply and complete the registration process
3. Pay the non-refundable USD 50 processing fee.
4. Fulfill the qualifying requirements
5. Be admissible to both Canada and the United States; and
6. Pass both countries’ risk assessments.
Each family member must submit a distinct application to join the NEXUS program if applying together. Applicants under the age of 18 are exempt from paying the processing fees.
In addition, applicants under 18 must have their parents or legal guardians complete the application process.
- 84,720 Immigrants Became New Canadian Citizens In Q1 2023
In the first quarter of 2023 (January to March), 84,720 immigrants from 212 countries became new Canadian citizens as per the latest data updated by IRCC in May 2023.
This number declined by almost 12% as compared to the number of new Canadian citizens added in first quarter of 2022, but higher than the pre-pandemic levels.
A record number of 373,000 new citizens were welcomed by Canada in 2022.
People from around 212 countries became new citizens of Canada in the beginning of 2023.
Country of Birth Number of New Canadian Citizens
Q1 2023 (January – March)
India 16,068 Philippines 8,738 Nigeria 3,765 Syria 3,545 Pakistan 3,253 Iran 2,774 People’s Republic of China 2,572 United States of America 2,043 United Kingdom and Colonies 1,521 Iraq 1,506 Total 45,785 Click here for full list of country-wise new Canadian citizens
Indians continue to make up the highest proportion (around 19%) of the new citizens added to Canada.
Along with Indians, citizens of Philippines, Nigeria, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, China, USA, and UK made up to 54% of the new Canadian citizens.
As per latest processing update, IRCC took an average of 21 months to process Canadian citizenship applications in last 6 months.
An individual needs to be a permanent resident (PR) living in Canada for at least 3 years in last 5 years to be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.
Canada has set a record target of welcoming around 1.5 million new permanent residents to Canada by 2025.
New Oath of Canadian Citizenship 2023
New oath of Canadian citizenship now vows to his majesty, King Charles as the 3rd king of Canada.
Furthermore, the oath now also includes recognition and affirmation to the Aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
Country-Wise List of New Canadian Citizens
Full List of Country-Wise New citizens of Canada in 2023
Country of Birth Q1 2023 Q1 2022 Q1 2021 Q1 2020 Total 84,720 96,207 9,514 61,919 India 16,068 14,899 1,280 8,849 Philippines 8,738 9,872 1,099 8,396 Nigeria 3,765 2,569 128 1,154 Syria 3,545 5,620 574 4,257 Pakistan 3,253 4,147 274 2,824 Iran 2,774 3,835 477 2,720 People’s Republic of China 2,572 3,032 573 2,701 United States of America 2,043 2,361 321 1,266 United Kingdom and Colonies 1,521 1,651 225 1,072 Iraq 1,506 1,893 146 1,291 Brazil 1,452 1,321 117 445 France 1,257 2,665 513 1,150 Jamaica 1,200 1,501 106 859 Egypt 1,158 1,333 110 811 Socialist Republic of Vietnam 1,103 1,191 73 677 Eritrea 1,102 546 49 273 Bangladesh 1,098 1,356 96 864 Mexico 988 1,271 159 830 Algeria 941 1,174 90 772 Afghanistan 898 993 85 531 Colombia 890 1,199 116 636 Haiti 881 1,119 61 834 Turkey 859 724 56 308 Ukraine 857 1,913 87 753 Saudi Arabia 821 720 58 339 Morocco 801 1,051 70 698 United Arab Emirates 786 758 55 451 Sri Lanka 769 774 77 589 Ethiopia 750 633 48 308 Lebanon 705 893 86 621 Russia 639 815 82 527 Federal Republic of Cameroon 620 858 69 470 Republic of South Africa 602 543 58 291 Korea, Republic of 548 720 133 706 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 544 555 35 333 Somalia, Democratic Republic of 510 427 23 301 Venezuela 504 641 68 391 Tunisia 435 619 38 348 Hong Kong SAR 427 518 62 226 Australia 414 429 38 197 Republic of Ivory Coast 401 518 44 350 Burundi 388 198 19 151 Israel 378 512 49 292 Jordan 368 503 41 405 Republic of Ireland 368 444 52 287 Nepal 364 348 69 376 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 350 460 37 224 Italy 334 327 39 219 Democratic Republic of Sudan 323 298 20 151 Federal Republic of Germany 298 308 76 219 Taiwan 295 344 39 181 Romania 290 427 57 347 Kenya 278 248 34 197 Poland 278 335 37 234 Ghana 267 316 13 159 Kuwait 252 261 40 194 Cuba 245 366 31 226 Portugal 244 274 38 181 Albania 232 275 8 151 Guyana 230 326 20 202 Mauritius 222 250 16 193 El Salvador 218 317 25 159 Dominican Republic 211 260 27 132 Libya 210 306 18 116 Thailand 206 203 31 205 Moldova 190 334 42 306 Senegal 184 269 25 156 Zimbabwe 178 188 17 112 Peru 169 273 29 163 Kazakhstan 161 215 22 125 Spain 160 215 14 110 Uganda 157 164 11 60 Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of 156 239 21 128 Rwanda 150 133 10 92 Belgium 148 140 14 88 Serbia, Republic of 141 178 18 97 Honduras 129 145 9 101 Hungary 128 142 10 95 Palestinian Authority (Gaza/West Bank) 126 120 10 63 Greece 125 140 13 96 Ecuador 119 135 11 72 Croatia 117 111 10 85 Guinea, Republic of 113 125 6 76 Yemen, Republic of 113 114 2 39 Chile 112 143 6 69 Azerbaijan 111 102 13 52 Qatar 111 94 4 72 New Zealand 108 105 16 56 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 106 129 7 103 Argentina 100 146 3 80 Republic of Indonesia 98 115 23 75 Belarus 97 153 8 86 Republic of Djibouti 97 44 3 33 Malaysia 96 127 14 81 The Netherlands 96 147 33 99 Peoples Republic of Benin 94 97 3 67 Armenia 90 86 14 79 Togo, Republic of 85 92 7 67 Cambodia 84 73 6 67 Fiji 83 88 10 52 Guatemala 82 124 8 68 Uzbekistan 82 122 13 69 Singapore 80 69 12 56 Switzerland 80 72 7 40 St. Lucia 76 134 12 76 Czech Republic 74 101 10 59 United Republic of Tanzania 74 101 4 60 Bulgaria 73 127 24 99 Kyrgyzstan 70 86 5 46 Bosnia-Hercegovina 69 79 4 53 Chad, Republic of 68 52 3 15 Myanmar (Burma) 66 86 11 76 Slovak Republic 66 58 7 39 Burkina-Faso 59 100 11 63 Congo, People’s Republic of the 59 71 2 35 Georgia 58 44 1 23 Japan 58 95 10 72 Kosovo, Republic of 57 87 2 31 Bhutan 53 51 6 57 Bahrain 48 40 7 30 Oman 48 35 2 24 Barbados 47 79 3 34 Namibia 42 24 0 26 Sweden 42 44 9 28 Central African Republic 41 40 3 26 Denmark 39 34 3 28 Grenada 39 61 5 44 Costa Rica 38 58 6 28 Finland 38 23 2 18 Mali, Republic of 38 65 11 62 Nicaragua 38 38 3 23 Norway 38 52 2 12 Bahama Islands, The 37 37 1 14 Latvia 37 54 2 31 Macedonia 37 58 5 34 Mongolia, People’s Republic of 36 52 6 18 Azores 35 63 4 35 Liberia 35 31 0 21 Zambia 34 38 3 29 Lithuania 33 26 4 25 Bolivia 32 59 17 24 Panama, Republic of 32 35 3 9 Tadjikistan 28 27 6 21 Yugoslavia 27 34 2 27 Madagascar 26 62 6 21 Sierra Leone 25 20 0 15 Others 23 27 6 14 Botswana, Republic of 20 31 1 17 Gabon Republic 19 30 3 19 Paraguay 19 16 8 17 Antigua and Barbuda 18 21 0 4 Tibet 18 24 1 12 Uruguay 18 22 4 11 Angola 17 22 5 11 Austria 15 19 6 4 Czechoslovakia 15 19 2 5 Mauritania 15 38 2 13 Republic of the Niger 15 25 2 17 Belize 14 17 11 7 Gambia 14 20 2 11 Malawi 14 10 1 6 Serbia and Montenegro 14 19 2 16 Slovenia 14 10 1 5 South Sudan, Republic Of 14 19 5 3 Dominica 13 17 1 11 Cyprus 12 18 0 10 Laos 12 4 2 8 Brunei 10 6 2 6 Martinique 10 18 3 6 Bermuda 9 10 1 6 Swaziland 9 9 0 7 Macao SAR 8 24 0 4 Mozambique 8 9 0 5 Guadeloupe 7 12 5 7 St. Kitts-Nevis 7 4 0 1 Turkmenistan 7 15 0 6 Lesotho 6 0 0 2 New Caledonia 6 6 0 2 Puerto Rico 6 4 0 2 Estonia 5 20 3 9 Turks and Caicos Islands 5 0 0 3 Cayman Islands 4 5 0 6 Channel Islands 4 1 0 6 Iceland 4 10 0 2 Malta 4 8 0 5 Seychelles 4 2 0 2 Surinam 4 4 1 3 Andorra 3 1 1 0 Comoros 3 6 0 2 French Polynesia 3 8 1 4 Luxembourg 3 2 0 7 Reunion 3 20 2 4 Guinea-Bissau 2 2 0 2 Korea, People’s Democratic Republic of 2 6 1 2 Madeira 2 1 0 1 Monaco 2 2 0 0 Papau New Guinea 2 3 0 1 Samoa, Independent State Of 2 1 0 0 Tonga 2 2 0 2 Aruba 1 1 0 1 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 1 0 0 1 East Timor, Democratic Republic of 1 0 0 0 French Guiana 1 4 0 4 Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 Guam 1 0 0 1 Montenegro, Republic of 1 6 1 6 Montserrat 1 0 0 2 The Netherlands Antilles 1 6 1 1 Virgin Islands, British 1 1 0 0 Virgin Islands, U.S. 1 0 0 0 Country Wise List of New Canadian Citizens 2023
How many individuals are Canadian Citizens?33.1 million Canada citizens were reported as per the latest official Census in 2021.
More than 3.7 million Canadian citizens held citizenship in more than one country.
What is eligibility for Canadian citizenship?To be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, you need to be a permanent resident who have lived in Canada for at least 3 out of the last 5 years (1,095 days) and have filed your taxes.
How much is Canadian citizenship processing time?As per latest official update, IRCC took an average of 21 months to process 80% of the citizenship applications in last 6 months.
How much is Canadian citizenship fee?Canadian citizenship application fee for an adult (18 or older) is $630 and for minor (under 18) it is $100.
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- New IRCC Jobs Hiring Now For Various Locations Across Canada
IRCC Jobs inventory is currently accepting resumes for ongoing needs to fill many positions.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is the department of the Government of Canada in charge of immigration, refugees, and Canadian citizenship.
Individuals living inside Canada and Canadian citizens abroad are eligible to apply.
IRCC is one of the leading employers in the National Capital Region, and Forbes named it among Canada’s Best Employers for 2023.
IRCC Jobs Accepting Resume
Foreign Service Development Program (FSDP)
A migration foreign service officer works abroad for around two-thirds of their career, delivering the IRCC’s migration programme and taking part in tasks including processing applications, risk analysis, engagement, and migration diplomacy.
The bulk of assignments are abroad where daily living might differ greatly from that in Canada and is frequently more difficult (such as in the Philippines, India, Turkey, Senegal, Mexico and China).
Foreign Service Officer posts in migration are totally rotating, which means that employees must switch jobs every two to four years, at the employer’s option.
These elements must be taken into account because jobs as migration foreign service officers may be both lucrative and difficult.
Location: International, Ottawa (Ontario) Bilingual – imperative
Closing date: 30 June 2023
Salary: $72,292 to $91,472
Click here for more information on this job posting and how to apply.
Supervisor / Program Officer/Advisor / Analyst (3 Streams) – Inventory
Supervisor: Supervisors generally create a work schedule and processes, and coordinate tasks with other departments or work units.
Furthermore, they identify and fix workplace issues, and create and submit reports on your progress and other items.
They also educate employees about corporate regulations, safety measures, and job responsibilities
Materials and supplies requested
Program Officer/Advisor: The Program Officer assists with delivery and integrity activities for the Settlement and/or Resettlement. They establish and keep a cooperative working relationship with service provider groups.
Analyst: An analyst collects, analyses, and uses complicated data to produce actionable recommendations that will enhance workflow and maximize outcomes.
An analyst’s day-to-day responsibilities include determining the needs of the firm and the customer, reviewing extensive data, and doing in-depth analysis to spot trends or potential improvement areas.
Location: Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Surrey (British Columbia), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Fredericton (New Brunswick), St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Sydney (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Etobicoke (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Scarborough (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Hamilton (Ontario), Niagara Falls (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Kitchener (Ontario), London (Ontario), Windsor (Ontario), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Montréal Island (Québec), Gatineau (Québec), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Whitehorse (Yukon)Various language requirements and/or profiles
Salary: $71,599 to $77,368
Closing date: 28 September 2023
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Senior Immigration Officer
The senior immigration officer implements immigration policy and objectives under the general supervision of a manager based in Canada, evaluates applications for temporary and permanent residents.
Furthermore, senior immigration officer conducts interviews as necessary, stops people from entering Canada with fake or fraudulently obtained documents, manages local staff, represents the migration programme in contact with the general public, and receives local officials, vendors, and foreign visitors.
Location: Vancouver (British Columbia), Etobicoke (Ontario), Niagara Falls (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec)
Closing date: 6 October 2024
Salary: $71,599 to $77,368
Click here for more information on this job posting and how to apply.
Student and graduate opportunities
You can work as a student for IRCC if you’re a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary institution.
The National Capital Area is where you’ll find most student jobs. However, The country as a whole may have openings for positions.
Moreover, IRCC may offer students to continue their jobs in the department after gaining some experience as a student.
To work with IRCC as a student, interested individuals can:
- apply using the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP),
- participate using a co-op program, or
- send their resume to IRCC if they have prior experience as a student, working with the federal government