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Canadian Permanent Resident Immigration News

The latest Canada immigration news and updates on being or becoming a Permanent Resident in Canada including eligibility, process, and requirements. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada, visit our section on Canadian Permanent Resident.

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Will I Be Able to Buy a Home in Canada? Options Around New Ban

By CaseyMay 2, 2022
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In an effort to cool off a hot housing market, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration said Thursday that foreign investors and non-Canadian companies will be barred from buying residential real estate in Canada for the next two years. In releasing the federal budget for the year, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined a number of steps […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 221 April 27, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 829 Lowest Qualifying Score: 772

Express Entry Draw April 27, 2022 #221 – CRS Score

By CaseyMay 11, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw April 27, 2022 #221 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on April 27th, 2022, which was the 221st Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 829 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 772. This is the second Express Entry […]

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The Next CEC Draw and FSWP Draw in July 2022

By Ella BergquistApril 24, 2022
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We’ve all been waiting months for a CEC and FSWP draw – and Canada has finally given answers on when they will resume all Express Entry draws. In July, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will resume its federal economic immigration programs and extend foreign students’ expired work permits while their permanent residency applications are […]

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Canada Plans to Increase Immigration Fees in 2022

By CaseyApril 18, 2022
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On April 30, Canada will raise the costs for all permanent residency applications. Fee hikes will be implemented for the economic, permit holder, family, and humanitarian categories. For the first time since 2002, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) raised permanent residency costs to account for inflation in 2020. At the time, the IRCC declared […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 220 April 13, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 787 Lowest Qualifying Score: 782

Express Entry Draw April 13, 2022 #220 – CRS Score

By CaseyApril 27, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw April 13, 2022 #220 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on April 13th, 2022, which was the 220th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 787 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 782. This is the first Express Entry […]

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How To Get A Driver’s License in Canada as an Immigrant

By SierraMay 9, 2022
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Depending on which city you immigrate to in Canada based on your daily routine, getting a driver’s license and maybe even a car may be a high priority for you. Unless you are living in Vancouver, Montreal, or Toronto (Canada’s most walkable cities) then you made need to learn what it takes to get a […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 219 March 30, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 919 Lowest Qualifying Score: 785

Express Entry Draw March 30, 2022 #219 – CRS Score

By CaseyApril 13, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw March 16, 2022 #219 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on March 30th, 2022, which was the 219th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 919 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 785. This is the third Express Entry […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 218 March 16, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 924 Lowest Qualifying Score: 754

Express Entry Draw March 16, 2022 #218 – CRS Score

By CaseyMarch 30, 2022
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Canada Express Entry Draw March 16, 2022 #218 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on March 16th, 2022, which was the 218th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 924 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 754. This is the second Express Entry […]

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Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) to Canada PR Pathway

By Ella BergquistMarch 16, 2022
Permanent Residency

Although the ICT Program is a temporary visa, many people use it as a pathway to becoming a Canadian Permanent Resident. In some aspects, the ICT transferee’s procedure of becoming a permanent resident (PR) is comparable to that of overseas students who come to Canada to study and later gain their permanent status through Express […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 217 March 2, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 1046 Lowest Qualifying Score: 761

Express Entry Draw March 2, 2022 #217 – CRS Score

By CaseyMarch 16, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw March 2, 2022 #217 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on March 2nd, 2022, which was the 217th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 1,047 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 761. This is the first Express Entry […]

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When Will Express Entry Go Back to Normal?

By Ella BergquistApril 27, 2022
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Update: CEC and FSW draws will return July 2022. It has been a tough year for those applying for Express Entry since CEC draws have come to a complete halt. Many applicants are wondering when CEC draws will return! Canada employers are hurting with the lack of Express Entry invites as the labour shortage continues. […]

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New Processing Time Tracker for Canada Family Sponsorship Applications

By Ella BergquistFebruary 17, 2022
Permanent Residency

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created an online tracking facility for family sponsorship candidates to check the status of their Canadian immigration applications. For the time being, the tracker will only be available to permanent residents in the categories of a spouse, partner, and dependent child. As they continue to develop and provide new […]

Maple leaf from the flag of Canada Express Entry 216 February 16, 2022 Total Invitations Issued: 1082 Lowest Qualifying Score: 710

Express Entry Draw February 16, 2022 #216 – CRS Score

By CaseyMarch 2, 2022
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

Canada Express Entry Draw February 16, 2022 #216 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on February 16th, 2022, which was the 216th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 1,082 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 710. This is the second Express Entry […]

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New Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-2024

By Ella BergquistFebruary 14, 2022
Permanent Residency

On February 14, 2022, the Annual Report to Parliament from the IRCC was released which explains in detail their new immigrant goals. Canada aims to welcome 431,645 new Permanent Residents in 2022, 447,055 in 2023, and 451,000 in 2024. Below you can find a chart that organizes each immigrant category and how many new immigrants […]

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Changing Temporary Visa to Permanent Visa in Canada

By Ella BergquistFebruary 9, 2022
Permanent Residency

If you hold a temporary resident visa like a work permit or study permit you may be able to turn from TR to PR and become a Canadian Permanent Resident. Requirements for Temporary Residents to Apply for PR If all of the following apply, temporary resident permit (TRP) holders may be able to apply for […]

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Belinda Maraj

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!