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New Canada Indo-Pacific Strategy To Shape Future Of Immigration

Last Updated On 30 November 2022, 9:49 PM EST (Toronto Time)

Today, (November 30, 2022) – IRCC published a news release providing insights on how new Canada Indo-Pacific Strategy shapes the future of immigration. Canada being a Pacific nation, that the Indo-Pacific area will play a big and deep role in Canada’s future.

According to the news release, the Indo-Pacific region will continue to be a key component of Canada’s immigration strategy since it is a significant source of new immigrants and the fastest-growing economic area in the world.

Global Affairs Canada is in charge of the Indo-Pacific Strategy for the Canadian government. However, it involves several other departments, including Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Over the first five years, the Indo-Pacific Strategy would invest over $2.3 billion in new projects. This article delves into these strategies and new projects. 

The Indo-Pacific strategies 

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, outlined as part of the Indo-Pacific Strategy how investing in the immigration system will allow Canada to thrive and prosper. 

Minister Fraser says an investment of $74.6 million over five years, with an ongoing investment of $15.7 million, would increase the application processing capacity locally and in the Indo-Pacific area, including New Delhi, Chandigarh, Islamabad, and Manila. 

To bring more people to Canada—whether for visits, studies, employment, or permanent immigration—and doing so more quickly, these new resources will support ongoing efforts to handle the large volume of visa applications from the Indo-Pacific region. They will also help to improve processing times, explained the minister. 

“The Indo-Pacific region is vital for Canada’s immigration and will continue to be in the future. Today’s announcement brings significant new funding to help boost Canada’s visa application processing capacity at home and abroad. As we look to record growth in admissions in the years ahead, this funding will help promote greater diversity among those looking to visit, study, work or live in Canada.”

-The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Importance of Indo-Pacific international students 

International students contribute significantly to Canada’s social and economic well-being. In recent years, the Indo-Pacific area has accounted for roughly two-thirds of all overseas students in Canada. 

Thousands of those students become permanent residents in Canada each year, while thousands more return home after finishing their studies, bringing a personal connection to Canada with them. 

The Indo-Pacific Strategy funding will help boost Canada’s International Student Program and promote greater regional diversity among students wishing to study in Canada. 

Moreover, the Indo-Pacific area accounts for approximately 65% of all international students in Canada. The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development program, which is part of the Indo-Pacific Strategy, will provide $14.2 million in funding over five years to encourage valuable exchanges and the sharing of expertise to introduce more education and research in shared areas of interest.

In addition, these initiatives will attract students by providing them with access to permanent residence and career opportunities that could lead to them remaining in Canada. India, China, and the Philippines were the top three source countries for permanent residents to Canada in 2021, accounting for 44% of total admissions.

As a result, Canada recognizes that international students frequently become the highly qualified workers that Canada requires to meet the challenges of the country’s economy today and in the future.

The future of the Indo-Pacific region is our future, and Canada has a role in shaping it. We are investing to promote peace and security throughout the region, create trade opportunities, connect people, strengthen international assistance and protect human rights, answering the call for expanded and deeper engagement in this region. We have put forward a truly Canadian strategy, one that involves every facet of our society and positions Canada as a reliable partner now and for generations to come.

– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Source: IRCC

  • 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

    CountryInvitations Issued Week Ending May 26Total Invitations
    Issued In 2023
    In Pool
    Costa Rica406121,10344
    Czech Republic1883020470
    Hong Kong8308667
    Korea Republic10010,503671108
    New Zealand711,925451,149
    San Marino04022
    United Kingdom6658,9042084,879
    IEC 2023 Working Holiday Invitations

    Young Professionals Invitations

    CountryInvitations Issued Week Ending May 26Total Invitations
    Issued In 2023
    Candidates   In PoolAvailable  
    Chances of Receiving An Invitation Next Week
    Chile0391300Very low
    Costa Rica6172118Excellent
    Czech Republic6200424Excellent
    France via Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE)127466300Excellent
    Spain via ICEX VivesNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable46Excellent
    IEC 2023 Young Professionals invitations

    IEC 2023 International Co-op (internship) Invitations

    CountryInvitations Issued Week Ending May 26Total Invitations
    Issued In 2023
    Candidates   In PoolAvailable   SpotsChances of Receiving An Invitation Next Week
    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.

    IEC 2023 NEW round of invitation may 27
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  • 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:

    1. 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.


    1. 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.

    open work permit

    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.

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  • 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.

    Resident of 14 countries are eligible for faster processing under the Student Direct Stream (SDS) study permit.

    CELPIP General

    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.

    4 New English Tests Approved For Canada Study Visa Via SDS

    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
    2. Brazil
    3. China
    4. Colombia
    5. Costa Rica
    6. India
    7. Morocco
    8. Pakistan
    9. Peru
    10. Philippines
    11. Senegal
    12. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    13. Trinidad and Tobago
    14. Vietnam

    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 Minister
    Last Updated On 30 November 2022, 9:49 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.

    Canada-Family-Sponsorship family reunification

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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.

    Karamjeet Kaur Canada - IRCC

    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.

    Quebec Wants To Expedite PR For Francophone Immigrants
    Quebec Wants To Expedite PR For Francophone Immigrants
  • 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 2021NOC 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

    NOC 2016
    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.

    Express Entry System - Canada's Healthcare System May Collapse Due To Massive Immigration
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    DateBacklogTotal Applications
    Under Processing
    April 30, 2023809,0002,006,000
    March 31, 2023896,3002,017,700
    February 28, 2023910,4001,962,600
    January 31, 2023974,6001,944,500
    December 31, 2022918,3001,973,800
    November 30, 20221,086,2002,111,400
    October 31, 20221,202,7902,239,700
    September 30, 20221,322,5002,610,700
    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 TypeOverall Processing InventoryBacklogWithin Service Standards
    Permanent Residence632,000322,000310,000
    Temporary Residence1,080,000414,000 666,000
    Canada immigration backlog data

    Federal High Skilled Including Express Entry

    MonthActual BacklogBacklog Projections
    Sep 2268%72%
    Oct 2245%59%
    Nov 2231%46%
    Dec 2222%20%
    Jan 2320%20%
    Feb 2320%20%
    Mar 2318%20%
    Apr 2317%20%
    May 2320%
    Jun 2320%
    July 2320%

    Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program

    MonthActual BacklogBacklog Projections
    Sep 2240%35%
    Oct 2242%31%
    Nov 2242%28%
    Dec 2241%20%
    Jan 2338%40%
    Feb 2332%39%
    Mar 2330%32%
    Apr 2328%30%
    May 2328%
    Jun 2324%
    Jul 2322%

    Spouses, Partners and children applications

    MonthActual BacklogBacklog Projections
    Sep 2225%23%
    Oct 2224%22%
    Nov 2224%20%
    Dec 2224%19%
    Jan 2324%24%
    Feb 2323%24%
    Mar 2324%24%
    Apr 2324%
    May 2324%
    Jun 2324%
    July 2324%

    Citizenship Backlog Projections

    MonthActual BacklogBacklog Projections
    Sep 2230%30%
    Oct 2228%28%
    Nov 2229%27%
    Dec 2228%26%
    Jan 2327%26%
    Feb 2326%25%
    Mar 2325%24%
    Apr 2325%24%
    May 2324%
    Jun 2324%
    July 2324%

    Study Permit Applications

    MonthActual BacklogBacklog Projections
    Sep 2231%42%
    Oct 2226%33%
    Nov 2228%31%
    Dec 2232%33%
    Jan 2335%36%
    Feb 2329%34%
    Mar 2323 %25%
    Apr 2318%22%
    May 2315%
    Jun 2315%
    July 2315%

    Work Permit Applications

    Approximately 69% of the work permits applications are from the CUAET (Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel).

    MonthActual BacklogBacklog Projections
    Sep 2227%35%
    Oct 2223%49%
    Nov 2224%55%
    Dec 2225%60%
    Jan 2326%26%
    Feb 2323%28%
    Mar 2318 %28%
    Apr 2326%
    May 2324%
    Jun 2322%
    July 2322%

    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).

    MonthActual BacklogBacklog Projections
    Sep 2274%71%
    Oct 2274%70%
    Nov 2270%67%
    Dec 2270%77%
    Jan 2368%68%
    Feb 2364%68%
    Mar 2361%65%
    Apr 2350%56%
    May 2342%
    Jun 2342%
    Jul 2342%

    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.

    1. Calgary International Airport – Domestic C
    2. Edmonton International Airport – Domestic /Int’l
    3. Montréal-Trudeau International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
    4. Toronto Pearson International Airport – T1 Domestic Level 3
    5. Toronto Pearson International Airport – T3 Domestic
    6. Vancouver International Airport – Domestic North
    7. 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:

    1. Montréal-Trudeau International Airport – T1 transborder
    2. Toronto Pearson International Airport – T1 transborder
    3. 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:

    1. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – Domestic
    2. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – transborder
    3. Calgary International Airport – Concourse A
    4. Calgary International Airport – Concourse B
    5. Calgary International Airport – Concourse D
    6. Calgary International Airport – Concourse E
    7. Edmonton International Airport – transborder
    8. Greater Moncton Roméo Leblanc International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
    9. Halifax Stanfield International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
    10. Halifax Stanfield International Airport – transborder
    11. Kelowna International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/Transborder
    12. Ottawa International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
    13. Ottawa International Airport – transborder
    14. Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
    15. Regina International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
    16. Saskatoon International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
    17. St. John’s International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
    18. Toronto Pearson International airport – T1 Int’l
    19. Toronto Pearson International airport – T3 Int’l
    20. Vancouver International Airport – Int’l
    21. Victoria International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
    22. 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 BirthNumber of New Canadian Citizens
    Q1 2023 (January – March)
    People’s Republic of China2,572
    United States of America2,043
    United Kingdom and Colonies1,521
    Click here for full list of country-wise new Canadian citizens
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    New Canadians at oath of citizenship ceremony on February 10, 2023

    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 BirthQ1 2023Q1 2022Q1 2021Q1 2020
    People’s Republic of China2,5723,0325732,701
    United States of America2,0432,3613211,266
    United Kingdom and Colonies1,5211,6512251,072
    Socialist Republic of Vietnam1,1031,19173677
    Saudi Arabia82172058339
    United Arab Emirates78675855451
    Sri Lanka76977477589
    Federal Republic of Cameroon62085869470
    Republic of South Africa60254358291
    Korea, Republic of548720133706
    Congo, Democratic Republic of the54455535333
    Somalia, Democratic Republic of51042723301
    Hong Kong SAR42751862226
    Republic of Ivory Coast40151844350
    Republic of Ireland36844452287
    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics35046037224
    Democratic Republic of Sudan32329820151
    Federal Republic of Germany29830876219
    El Salvador21831725159
    Dominican Republic21126027132
    Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of15623921128
    Serbia, Republic of1411781897
    Palestinian Authority (Gaza/West Bank)1261201063
    Guinea, Republic of113125676
    Yemen, Republic of113114239
    New Zealand1081051656
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines1061297103
    Republic of Indonesia981152375
    Republic of Djibouti9744333
    The Netherlands961473399
    Peoples Republic of Benin9497367
    Togo, Republic of8592767
    St. Lucia761341276
    Czech Republic741011059
    United Republic of Tanzania74101460
    Chad, Republic of6852315
    Myanmar (Burma)66861176
    Slovak Republic6658739
    Congo, People’s Republic of the5971235
    Kosovo, Republic of5787231
    Central African Republic4140326
    Costa Rica3858628
    Mali, Republic of38651162
    Bahama Islands, The3737114
    Mongolia, People’s Republic of3652618
    Panama, Republic of323539
    Sierra Leone2520015
    Botswana, Republic of2031117
    Gabon Republic1930319
    Antigua and Barbuda182104
    Republic of the Niger1525217
    Serbia and Montenegro1419216
    South Sudan, Republic Of141953
    Macao SAR82404
    St. Kitts-Nevis7401
    New Caledonia6602
    Puerto Rico6402
    Turks and Caicos Islands5003
    Cayman Islands4506
    Channel Islands4106
    French Polynesia3814
    Korea, People’s Democratic Republic of2612
    Papau New Guinea2301
    Samoa, Independent State Of2100
    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands1001
    East Timor, Democratic Republic of1000
    French Guiana1404
    Montenegro, Republic of1616
    The Netherlands Antilles1611
    Virgin Islands, British1100
    Virgin Islands, U.S.1000
    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.

    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

    Click here for more information on this job posting and how to apply.

    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:

    IRCC Jobs hiring now