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Over 94% of Canada's population growth in 2nd Quarter of 2022 can be attributed to immigration


Immigration is the main factor contributing to Canada's population growth over the past three months, according to a Q2 2022 summary of Statistics Canada's most recent estimate of the country's population.

The population projections for the second quarter (April to June) of 2022 were just released by Statistics Canada (StatCan). The study included a raw estimate of population growth as well as information about the sizeable impact that immigration had on Canada's population growth during this time.

Q2 population estimates released by StatsCan

On July 1st, 2022, the expected population of Canada was 38,929,902, an increase of 0.7% from the Q1 estimate announced on April 1st, 2022.

Note: Estimate is based on 2016 Census counts and is modified for incompletely en

Canadian job vacancies touched mark of all time high

Results of the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report for the second quarter of 2022 have been made public by Statistics Canada. The overall rate of vacancies increased from the first quarter of 2022 by 4.7% and from the second quarter of 2021 by 42.3%.

Overall, there are around one million open positions in Canada, which is an all-time high rate of 5.7%. The number of open positions that correspond to the overall labour demand is used to compute vacancies.

The present record-high number of job openings is the result of the rise in labour demand outpacing growth in payroll employment since the first quarter of 2020

Benefits of Immigration

As part of its efforts to increase awareness of the advantages of immigration and all the ways it enhances Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been promoting its immigration matters campaign since 2018.

This programme, which is also known as #WelcomingWeek2022, is run by the IRCC to inform Canadians about the benefits of immigration as well as to inform prospective immigrants of these benefits. The programme includes neighbourhood gatherings and a website with immigration success stories, details on the immigration process, and ways Canadians may participate in immigration campaigns in their neighbourhoods. q

Welcoming immigrants to Canada are expected to reach a record 431,000


Up until August 22 there were around 300,000 new permanent residents in Canada.

Sean Fraser, Canada's minister of immigration, bragged this week that the country had reached the 300,000 level earlier than in any previous year. Only six times since Confederation in 1867 has Canada accepted more than 300,000 immigrants in a calendar year: in the years 1911 to 1913, followed by 2018 through 2021.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased immigration in 2021 after travel restrictions connected to the pandemic caused a decli

Victoria’s 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program is now open


The program is open to applicants living in Victoria and abroad, the program offers skilled migrants with a pathway to permanent residency in Victoria. The skills that successful applicants bring to Victoria benefits employers and the wider Victorian economy.

The program provides two visa routes.

Right time to think your Canadian dream


Newcomers are the most who would be thinking about switching careers as it has been reported that approximately six in 10 immigrants are unsatisfied with their current employment in Canada.

This may be due to compensation, working conditions or lack of career advancement opportunities.

For immigrants and refugees, the decisio

Factors that may affect Express Entry CRS scores

Canada has resumed all-program Express Entry draws on July 6. Since then, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in each draw has grown by 250 each week, causing the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score needed things to go down.

That being said, score cut-offs are still quite high. The latest Express Entry draw needed candidates to have at least a score of 533. In order to get a score this high, candidates would need to be young, highly educated with work experience, and perhaps even bilingual in order to get an ITA.

It usually follows that the more Express Entry candidates IRCC Canada (IRCC) invites, the lower the CRS cut-off will be. However, ther

Canada’s provinces are seeking a new deal on immigration

The Government of Saskatchewan released a statement that it is seeking greater control over its immigration system.

The statement came on the same day Saskatchewan’s immigration minister Jeremy Harrison attended a meeting in New Brunswick with the rest of Canada’s immigration ministers, including his federal counterpart, Sean Fraser.

The biggest outcome from the meeting is the ministers agreeing to develop a multi-year 

IRCC Invitations for FSWP, PNP, CEC under Express Entry in July 2022


After 18 months of hiatus Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its first draw under Express Entry Program on July 06, 2022 with CRS 557 in which a total 1500 applicants were invited and second draw on July 20, 2022 with CRS 542 in which a total of 1750 applicants invited. In the above invited applications apart from Federal Skilled Worker Program, the other program candidates who fall under Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nomination Program applicants were also considered. IRCC issued the bifurcated number of applicants for each program as mentioned below.


CRS Down & ITA's Up


Canada IRCC has invited 1750 new application with CRS 542 in the new draw held yesterday, a slight increase in number of applications pick up and decrease in CRS Score compared to last draw which held on 7th July 2022 with CRS 557 and 1500 application pickups.

FSW draws are on track with a target of 55,900 applications by this year ending and aiming for 1,11,500 applicants till 2024.

Before the COVID-19, most Express Entry draws were not program-specific, candidates eligible for any Express Entry program had the chance to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) if they met

Canada welcomes over 400,000 immigrants per year

Canada’s immigration objective is to constantly increase immigration levels in order to strengthen its economy, reunite families and provide humanitarian assistance to refugees.

Canada has three classes of immigration: economic classfamily class and refugee class.

The economic class comprises immigrants who have been selected for the

Express Entry: All-program draws set to resume July 6 confirms Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Mr. Sean Fraser confirmed that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is on track to normalize Express Entry draws in early July. IRCC made the commitment in April, and also pledged to get the Express Entry TAT time back to six months when the all-program draws resume.

IRCC paused Express Entry invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residence to Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates in December 2020 amid the pandemic. It did the same for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in September 2021.

Preceding to the pandemic, IRCC usually considered all candidates in its bi-weekly Express Entry draws. This meant IRCC would invite the candidates with the highest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, irrespective of their program of eligibility.

Nova Scotia declares new immigration targets for 2022

Nova Scotia has confirmed its allocations for the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) for 2022. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has increased the provincial nomination number to 5,340 and added 1,173 more ratification spaces to the AIP, which is 75% more than 2021. IRCC regulates the number of allocations each year based on the Immigration Levels Plan.

Nova Scotia welcomed 9,025 new permanent residents in 2021, a record-breaking number that exceeded the previous high in 2019 by 19%. The prov

Advantage of Provincial Nomination Program

The Provincial Nomination Program started by federal and provincial governments as a way for to maximize the advantages of immigration throughout Canada. Provinces can hand-pick candidates whom they feel will support their economic growth and recommend that Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to offer them permanent resident s

British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program Draw

British Columbia is one province inviting candidates in weekly regular intervals in the recent times

Excess of 600 points can be claimed in Comprehensive Raking System by the Express Entry candidates whose application gets nominated in this Provincial Nomination Program

British Columbia PNP draw were held on June 7, 2022. Invitations in this draw were issued to 141 candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories and needed a minimum provincial score between 60 and 85, depending on the stream.

Express Entry: Canada Holds the Most Significant PNP Draw Since March

On 8th June, Canada invited 932 express entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. In the new draw, immigration refugees and citizenship Canada only invited provincial nominee program candidates, Due to this minimum score required to be invited to the draw was 796. The score was relatively high as PNP candidates get an automatic 600 comprehensive ranking system points added to the Bay score.

Basics about express entry

Express entry is ideally the application management system for Canada's three most prominent immigration programs, which include the Canadian experience class, the federal skilled worker program, and the federal skilled trades program. The express entry uses a point-based system, the comprehensive r

Canada is set to Welcome over 500,000 Newcomers this Summer


Canada is all set to welcome a high level of immigrants with gradually lifted pandemic travel restrictions. Besides immigrants, it's also hard to welcome international students and temporary foreign workers for the next few months. Canada prevented several newcomers after imposing covert travel restrictions back in 2020. The exceptions were only permanent residence and study permit approval before the rules. Gradually all these restrictions are lifted with all the main restrictions on the permanent and temporary residence.

Permanent residents, around 1,30,000 people, can land in the 3rd quarter of 2022

The Canadian government is currently pursuing the goal of landing around 4,32,000 new permanent residents in 2022, and in the previous year, Canada achieved t

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