Canada Is Done Sending Out Invitations for PGP 2020

The process of sending out invitations by the Government of Canada to apply for the 2020 PGP is now complete. All the invitations were issued to possible sponsors of grandparents and parents. These people had submitted their Interest to Sponsor form last year. Almost 2 weeks ago, IRCC organized its 2020 PGP lottery. After this,

Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2021: What to Expect

Canada is issuing up to 10,000 sponsorship invitations for the 2020 PGP. It is also looking to open up a new PGP window in 2021 to process up to 30,000 applications. Canadians and permanent residents who showed interest to sponsor forms for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) last year are now receiving invitations from

Nova Scotia Is Prepared For Economic Recovery with Enhanced Immigration Levels

There was approval by Nova Scotia for an increasing number of immigrants last year. This will pave way for the province to contribute to Canada’s mission of economic recovery. In 2020, a total of 3,517 immigrants were approved by Nova Scotia. Out of those, many were either already living in Canada or skilled in essential

Covid-19 Screening Test Starts at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Ontario now offers free, voluntary Covid-19 testing to all foreign travelers arriving and staying for a minimum of 14 days. This testing facility is for those who will stay in the province for 14 days. This announcement was made at Pearson Airport, which is Canada’s leading airport, according to Premier Doug Ford. This is a

Immigration Freeze Extended By Trump until March End

With just a few weeks remaining in Donald Trump’s presidency, he has extended the previous immigration freeze. This shall be until March 31, 2021. He raised a moratorium on temporary work visas for tech and other companies. This will drastically impact the foreign workers who enter the U.S. Several sectors, such as tech, tourism, and

IRCC Will Not Accept Ready-To-Travel Webforms Anymore From Expired COPR Holders

IRCC has advised all expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders to restrain from using the webform to contact the Canadian immigration department. This advice is as per the government media that was released on January 5. IRCC’s new program delivery update states that expired COPR holders should not contact the immigration department through the

Population Growth of Canada Comes To a Stop Due To Reduced Immigration Last Year

The rate of population growth of Canada come to an absolute stop between July 1 and September 30, 2020. There was a net increase in Canada’s population of just 2,767 people. This is the slowest ever recorded growth by Canada since 1946 when national quarterly data became available. This data is as per the quarterly

Several Changes in the Pipeline for Quebec Immigration Application In 2021

Quebec is all set to increase its immigration processing fees from January 1, 2021. These changes will happen every year. The basis of these changes will be the yearly change in the average all-items consumer price index. Following are the fee increases from January 1, 2021, in Quebec: The fee for principal applicants applying as