Canadim’s Weekly Immigration News Roundup

Through our partnership with ITC News, we will be sharing breaking news updates about all things Canadian Immigration, and helping to break down immigration policy changes to provide readers with the stories that matter most. These are the top stories in Canadian immigration news for the week of June 15, 2020.

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These are the top stories in Canadian immigration news this week:

EXPANDING U.S. IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS HAVE MANY CONSIDERING CANADA

There is speculation that the Trump administration may expand and extend the immigration restrictions implemented on April 22, 2020. With all the uncertainty in the U.S. immigration system, many applicants to the U.S. are reconsidering their plans and looking to Canada as a better option. [Read more]

CANADA MOVES TO MODERNIZE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

The Canadian government is planning a complete overhaul and modernization of how Canada processes immigration applications. An anticipated increase in demand for Canadian immigration as COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted appears to be the motivating factor for the new tender. [Read more]

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM DRAW | BC PNP ISSUES 267 INVITATIONS

British Columbia sent out 276 invitations to applicants who have applied to their provincial nominee program (PNP). Invitations were sent out through BC’s Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) programs. [Read more]

CANADA-U.S. BORDER TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL JULY 21

The Canadian-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, 2020. The transportation of trade goods remains exempt from this agreement. [Read more]

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM DRAW | ONTARIO ISSUES 1600 INVITATIONS IN JUNE

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued three rounds of invitations in June, with a total of 1600 invitations sent. [Read more]

DESPITE HIGH COVID-19 RELATED UNEMPLOYMENT, CANADA NEEDS IMMIGRATION MORE THAN EVER

Canada only has a population of 37.6 million. In addition to losing 24 percent of the population to retirement in the coming years, Canada also has a low birthrate. The loss of these nine million workers cannot be replaced with Canada’s natural population growth and therefore Canada needs immigration now more than ever. [Read more]

 

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