Canadian Immigration News – Weekly Roundup

It’s been a big week in Canadian immigration. Our weekly roundup covers all the highlights to keep you up to speed.

In partnership with ITC News, here are the top stories in Canadian immigration news for the week of November 2, 2020.

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WHY THERE WAS NO NEW EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW LAST WEEK

As Canada struggles to meet 2020 immigration targets, the lack of anticipated Express Entry draw on Oct. 28 left many wondering, why not? [Read more]

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 30

On Oct. 31, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair announced that Canada’s international travel restrictions would be renewed until November 30. [Read more]

HOW TO MOVE TO CANADA FROM THE USA

As the dust settles after the U.S. election and depending on the outcome, many of our American neighbours will undoubtedly ask, “how do I move to Canada from the USA?” [Read more]

IT’S NATIONAL FRANCOPHONE IMMIGRATION WEEK 2020

From the shores of the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, Francophones have had a huge impact on Canadian society. National Francophone Immigration Week starts on November 2 and is a time to celebrate the contributions of French-speaking newcomers who are outside of Quebec. [Read more]

SASKATCHEWAN IMMIGRANT NOMINEE PROGRAM (SINP) INVITES 534 CANDIDATES

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sent out 534 invitations to apply to the provincial nominee program. The draw took place on Nov. 3 and invited candidates in their Express Entry and Occupations in Demand streams of the SINP. [Read more]

IMMIGRATION SLOW DOWN RISKS CANADA’S GLOBAL SKILLS STRATEGY

The Global Skills Strategy (GSS), which helps recruit thousands of tech workers every year, is in jeopardy due to ongoing immigration slowdowns.  [Read more]

ARRIVECAN APP MANDATORY FOR ALL TRAVELERS TO CANADA AFTER NOVEMBER 21

ArriveCAN is a free application that allows travellers to Canada to securely provide their contact information and quarantine plan to the government. Effective November 21, the use of this service will be mandatory for everyone entering Canada by land, air, or sea. [Read more]

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #166 | ALL-PROGRAM DRAW

4,500 Express Entry candidates have received Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 166th Express Entry draw on November 5, 2020. [Read more]

ONTARIO’S PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (OINP) INVITES 726 CANDIDATES

On November 4, Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (OINP) sent invitations to 210 bilingual Francophones and 516 skilled-trades workers. [Read more]

 

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