October 2, 2020

ANALYSIS: A look at why immigration from the U.S. has enhanced. It isn’t just about Trump. 

Skilled worker immigration from the U.S. to Canada is on the grow. 

Every year, Canada targets approximately 60 percent individuals of its new permanent resident arrivals under economic class immigration programs. What’s more, it welcomes only more than 25 percent under the family class, and the remaining 15 percent on refugee and humanitarian grounds.

At the point when we just pay attention to migrants coming up from the United States under the economic class, we look there has been an exponential growth since 2015.

One may think the aim of seeing the 2015 to 2020 period is to evaluate the effects of the U.S. President Donald Trump on immigration to Canada.

Notwithstanding, utilizing 2015 as the reference term is helpful in light of the fact that it denotes the year Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) remove the methods it arranges economic class applications. That year, it introduced Express Entry with arrange skilled worker applications in a more powerful and fast fashion.

The quantity of migrants arrivals to Canada from the U.S. under Express Entry has ascended significantly. Upon Express Entry’s beginning in 2015, just 600 U.S. occupants acquired invitations to give application for permanent residence. Previous year, this figure remained at more than 10,000 individuals.

The large issue is: How much of this is because of Trump? 

Understanding U.S. immigration to Canada

It is essential to make a difference among U.S. citizens immigrating to Canada, and U.S. residents migrating  to Canada. 

The majority of individuals who move north as skilled workers  are really U.S. citizens. They are people who lived in the U.S. for unknown reasons , be it as laborers or students, for instance, and then decided that they wished to obtain permanent residence in Canada.

The quantity of U.S. citizens  coming up as economic class migrants has also enhanced on an  absolute basis  since 2015.There were 4,800 people who did as such in 2019 contrasted with 3,300 in 2015. 

One may assign this to Trump, anyway it would be a blunder to do as such. 

On a relative premise, U.S. citizens have contained around 2 percent of all new economic class migrants welcomed by Canada since 2015.

The cause that all the more such U.S. citizens have come to Canada more this period is on the grounds that Canada has expanded its overall  immigration levels from 272,000 out of 2015 to 341,000 in 2019. 

In this way, there has not been a “Trump bump” among U.S. citizens  moving to Canada. 

Now, what about U.S. residents migrating to Canada? 

“Trump Bump” is likely one factor for higher immigration among U.S. residents

IRCC’s Express Entry information shows that a little more than 10,000 people living in the U.S. gained permanent residence invitations in 2019.This number was also 10,000 out of 2018, however was 6,000 in 2017, and just 600 in 2015.

IRCC’s information show that approximately 85 percent of these people were non-U.S. citizens  living in the U.S. upon  the time of invitation.We assume this by deducting the quantity of total invitations from the quantity of U.S. citizens who got invitations  (around 10,200 total invitations  deducted by 1,600 U.S. citizens).

One clarification is that once more, Canada’s overall immigration enhanced and IRCC has consistently processed further applications by Express Entry over  this period. Nevertheless, this can’t clarify the almost twenty-fold development in U.S. occupants succeeding under Express Entry.

There are other elements that we have to focus at, and Trump is one of them. 

Without solid proof, we can’t expect a causal relationship between the Trump administration and higher immigration from the U.S. Notwithstanding, it is greatly anticipated that the immigration uncertainty in the U.S. has provided help to more  residents in the U.S. shifting to Canada.

However, It is essential to recollect that while Trump might not have assisted the situation, uncertainty for migrants hopefuls in the U.S. has present for decades now. Also, the U.S. has a populace that is 9 times greater than Canada’s and a labour market that is 8 times greater, it welcomes about a similar number of skilled immigrants every year as Canada. 

This means there are simply not enough spots available for individuals looking to remain in the U.S. as permanent residents.

This problem long    predates Trump and is one expected to wait following the November 3rd presidential election. Notwithstanding of who wins the election, the U.S. is improbable to enhance its permanent residence  allocation to a level that would fulfill the demand of wishful skilled workers and American managers. Come January 2021, the President and Congress will be laser-focused around America’s COVID-19 recuperation. 

On a practical  level, it may decide difficult for U.S. legislators to explore welcoming more migrants given the continuous downturn in the U.S. reasoned by the worldwide Covid pandemic. 

So, we can anticipate immigration between U.S. residents to remain strong in the coming years as such people shift to Canada in quest for sureness.

Sureness is precisely what Canada offers the developing number of U.S.  occupants that have shifted here since 2015. Canada has a solid immigration system with a developing level of permanent residence places that successful applicants can safe in 6 months or fewer. This is a system that Canada set up before Trump’s appearance, and will assist it with  lure a lot more skilled people from its southern neighbor well past the Trump administration.

October 1, 2020

Canada has now given more than 78,350 ITAs to Express Entry applicants in 2020 

Canada held a new Express Entry draw on September 30. 

Federal Skilled Worker Program applicants were among today’s succeeding applicants for the third continuous draw. 

The least Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this most recent invitation was 471, a reduction of 1 point over the past all-program draw, which was held on September 16.

The great number of Invitations to Apply (ITA) provided today is a solid sign that Canada stays committed to welcoming big levels of immigration in 2021 and past.

Canada’s Express Entry system arranges  the profiles of applicants for three of Canada’s primary economic-class immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). 

In the Express Entry system, qualified applicants for the FSWC, FSTC, CEC programs, and few Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants are scored based on the Comprehensive Ranking System, or CRS. 

The CRS reviews several elements including age, work experience,  education, and skill in French or English. The most elevated positioned applicants in the Express Entry pool get an ITA, and at that time they can give an application for Canadian permanent residence.

Canada has now conveyed 78,350 ITAs so far in 2020, which is well over the 69,420 that were provided simultaneously in 2017, another record-breaking year for Express Entry. 

The most recent draw saw the tie-breaking rule executed on March 2, 2020 at 12:37:25 UTC. This implies all applicants with a CRS score of 471 or more who presented their profile before this date and time gained an ITA in this invitation round. 

The newest invitation round was Canada’s 164th Express Entry draw organized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).It was also the 31st draw of the year and the fifth all-program draw organized since Canada went into lockdown on March 18. 

While the huge majority of Express Entry draws ordinarily include applicants from all three programs, since the beginning of the pandemic and the introduction of travel limitations IRCC began making exceptions to this law. Among March and the start of July, IRCC was changening among CEC and PNP program draws, but the quantity of ITAs  from the two draws combined usually equals to 3,900 invitations.

Who is invited?

The following are theoretical examples of individuals who may have been  invited  in today’s invitation round.

Carola is a 26 year old and single. She gained a bachelor’s degree  in hydrological engineering and completed one year of work experience in her  country. She gave the General Training IELTS test and scored 6.5 in reading and writing,7.0 speaking, and 8.0 in listening. She also knows French at an intermediate  level. She latestly finished one year of full-time work as an engineering technician at a Canadian organization. Carola’s score of 472 would empower her to qualify for an ITA in the September 30 Express Entry draw. 

October 1, 2020

The OINP is receiving applications for master’s degree graduates who wish to live in Ontario

UPDATE: Ontario opened and shut applications to the Masters Graduate stream on the same day,  as registration to give an application to this stream presently works in a rush-seating format.Applications won’t be reopened until next notification. 

Real story published September 29 at 14:52 GMT: 

Today, September 29, Ontario is opening applications to applicants who have graduated with a master’s degree. 

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be opening applications to the Masters Graduate stream. International students who graduated from an Ontario university might be qualified to give an application for this Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). 

The OINP didn’t said precisely when the applications would open in the media release. Nonetheless, they said that  interested candidates must access the OINP e-Filing Portal straight from the Masters Graduate stream page. Click on “Present an application” utilizing a desktop computer as mobile phones and tablets are not helped by the system. 

The OINP anticipates that an important number of clients will apply, which may cause individuals to see a high-volume message page or be put in a priority row. This is not a technical  mistake, and it isn’t important to contact the program. 

The system will automatically close down when the intake limit has been complete.

The individuals who successfully  enroll during the  opening window will get an affirmation email from the OINP  portal inside three business days, which will contain the enrolltrant’s file number. Enrolltrants will at that point have 14 days to present the application for the PNP.

It takes around two hours to complete the application, and it doesn’t need to be done all in one go. It is feasible to secure work and come back later.

It costs $1,500 to give an application and the OINP acknowledges Visa and Mastercard. All supporting documents should be in English or French, scanned and prepared to upload when registrants are filling out the application.

The right structure to enter a date of birth is DD/MM/YYYY. The OINP says that it is “essential the information is entered accurately” as they don’t approve complete changes to date of birth. 

Who is qualified for the Masters Graduate stream? 

No employment offer is required to apply for this PNP, nor is it important to be in Canada at the  time of the application. Qualified applicants have to have fulfilled the necessities for a master’s degree from an qualified Ontario learning foundation.

A few of the other basic eligibility standards include:

  • English or French language skills that are at minimum a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of seven in all capability;
  • candidates must have lived in Ontario for at minimum one year; 
  • settlement funds calculated on family size and yearly income;
  • aim to live in Ontario; and 
  • other qualification standard

The Masters Graduate stream is one of the programs that will be moving to an Expression of Interest system. The process going from a first-come-first-served application system starts with public discussion. Ontario anticipates the new system will be set up in 2021.

September 28, 2020

Nigerians who wish to immigrate to Canada have more than 100 economic-class pathways to select from. 

Each year thousands of Nigerians migrate to Canada, and the numbers have been developing in current years.

In 2019, around 12,595 Nigerians gained Canadian permanent residence, and around 11,985 gained their education in Canada. This thing is enough from the 4,090 who came to Canada in 2015.There were around 42,430 Nigerians living in Canada in 2016, as per data Canada. 

Canada provides more than 100 economic-class immigration programs for Nigerians to select from.The best program for every individual will depend on their individual conditions and objectives.Here is a review of few of the immigration programs that Nigerians can pursue to gain permanent residence in Canada.


Nigeria is #2 source country of successful  Express Entry applicants

Canada invites interested applicants to give an application for  permanent residence.The most straight way to get invited to give an application for Canadian immigration is to present a profile to the Express Entry system. 

In 2019, Nigeria was the second main country of citizenship of successful Express Entry applicants, positioning only behind India.

The Express Entry system arranges applications for three Canadian immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. 

Qualified applicants are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on their age, work experience, education, and official language expertise.

The most noteworthy scoring applicants are invited to give application for Canadian permanent residence by Express Entry draws which typically happen each two weeks.

Applicants don’t have to have an employment offer to be chosen from an Express Entry draw. 

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Canada is still holding Express Entry draws. The previous two draws have been among the biggest that the immigration sector has ever held. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is also giving applicants additional time to present documents that they can’t gain because of COVID-19 terminations and service interruptions. 

The administration of Canada purpose to process applications for Express Entry applicants in 6 months.In case a profile remains in the pool for over one year, applicants can easily present their profile again to re-enter the pool. 

In case a Nigerian applicant isn’t qualified for Express Entry they may also have the option to move to Canada by one of the Provincial Nominee Programs. 

Provincial Nominee Programs

Canada also provides the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for Nigerian applicants who want to work and settle in a particular province or region.

PNPs permit Canadian provinces and regions to designate economic-class immigration applicants who uphold their labour market necessities.

Most Canadian provinces and regions(aside from Nunavut and Quebec) have a minimum one provincial nomination stream that is associated with Express Entry.

When a PNP is linked with the Express Entry system they are known as “enhanced streams.Applicants who get provincial nominations by enhanced  streams get an extra 600 CRS points, which for all intents and purposes ensures that an applicant will be invited in a subsequent  Express Entry draw. 

Depending on the program, an increased stream may provide invitations based on either provincial expression of interest scores or the CRS points. 

The other kind of PNP is known as a “base” stream, which implies it isn’t linked with the federal Express Entry system.These streams help the provinces individual purposes, and could possibly or not utilize a scoring system to choose applicants. 

Applicants who may not be eligible for the Express Entry pool, but who fit the necessary expertise required in a particular province might be qualified for a provincial nomination by a base stream. 

Individuals who wish to migrate  to Quebec should undergo by the province’s own economic immigration program. Skilled workers may undergo Quebec’s Regular Skilled Worker Program which works on an expression of interest system.

Study in Canada to get permanent residence: Nigeria among top 10 countries

Studying at a Canadian post-secondary  institution is one method that Nigerian migrants can obtain Canadian experience to help their applications for permanent residence. 

Nigeria is the ninth main source country of international students in Canada. 

Having Canadian study experience opens up the door to give application for perpetual residence through the Canadian Experience Class, some specific PNPs, as well as the Quebec Experience Program for the individuals who study in Quebec.

After their studies have finished, Nigerian international students might have the option to gain a Post-Graduation Work Permit that will permit them to work in Canada for up to three years.

Having Canadian study  and work experience is a greatly important mixture in terms of the CRS.It might also assist applicants to be qualified for some PNPs. 

In wake of the Covid pandemic, Canada is permitting students to utilize online studies toward a Post-Graduation Work Permit. 

Immigration vital to economic recovery in Canada

In spite of the travel limitations and service interruptions around the globe that make immigration hard during the pandemic, the federal  government has said that immigration is part of Canada’s economic  recuperation methodology. 

This implies that the government  actually accepts the significance of immigration to the Canadian economy. Like as, Nigerians will get to have numerous chances to migrate to Canada.

September 26, 2020

The province invited applicants with work experience in one of 81 in-demand occupations.

A new draw held by Saskatchewan on September 24 invited 535 immigration applicants to give  applications for permanent residence. 

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) conveyed invitations to applicants in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand classifications.

The SINP has welcomed 2,740 Occupations In-Demand applicants so far this year.Together with the 2,245 applicants invited to give application for a provincial nomination by the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-classification, the all out number of invitations provided in 2020 is now only less of 5,000. 

So as to be selected, applicants are required to have presented an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the SINP.

The SINP utilizes an EOI system to invite immigration applicants that can possibly progress in the prairie province to give application for a provincial nomination for perpetual habitation.

Interested applicants should have made an EOI profile and shown their ability to live into life in Saskatchewan by listing their work experience,  education, language capability, age,and connections to the province.

The SINP utilizes these five components to evaluate applicants and give them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.

The most noteworthy scoring applicants are then provided an invitation to give application for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

In the September 24 draws the minimum score required was 82 for both sub-classes.

No employment offer is needed in order to get an invitation from Saskatchewan.Notwithstanding, applicants required a minimum of one year of work experience in a qualified skilled occupation associated with their field of study.

Invited applicants in the two classifications also had Educational Credential Assessments, which show how foreign degrees, diplomas, and certificates compare with Canadian certifications. 

Express Entry sub-category

In the most recent invitation round, Saskatchewan provided 278 invitations to applicants who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-classification is related to the federal Express Entry system, which Arranges the pool of applicants for three of Canada’s significant economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

In case applicants in the federal Express Entry pool also filled up an EOI for Saskatchewan, and they scored 82 on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid they may have been selected throughout the September 24 draw. 

Express Entry applicants who give an application for and get a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are granted an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, and are adequately guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. 

Occupations In-Demand sub-category

The Occupations In-Demand sub-class is available to immigration applicants who don’t have a federal Express Entry profile.

There were 257 Occupations In-Demand applicants invited to give an application for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-class, applicants require a provincial score of 82 in order to be picked. 

The September 24 draw provided invitations to applicants in 81 occupations incorporating senior managers, sales representatives, , and machinery operators between others.

To look at the full list of occupations incorporated in this draw, consult the official webpage.

September 25, 2020

Canada purposes to process 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications per month between October and December 2020. 

Canada is trying to process and complete 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications every month among October and December 2020. 

This significant news has recently been declared by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

IRCC has expanded the number of staff that will inspect spousal sponsorship applications by 66 percent in order to lessen wait times and process  applications  more rapidly. 

What’s more, IRCC is going to use new technology in a pilot to digitize paper applications. This is to permit IRCC employees working distantly and at different work settings to have the option to rapidly process applications. 

IRCC said it will execute facilitative biometrics measures, but didn’t provide details.

In the future days, it will also pilot technology to  conduct interviews with candidates distantly.

These initiatives are purposed quickening, prioritizing, and completing around 6,000 spousal applications every month by the finish of 2020. 

Altogether, this will consequence in 49,000 applications getting decisions by the finishing of this year.

IRCC noticed that the Covid pandemic has generated unpredictability for Canadian citizens and permanent residents finding to sponsor their spouse. It will keep on searching for innovative and empathetic methods to unite families. 

Spousal sponsorship application processing has been affected by the Covid pandemic, resulting in recent protests.

Immigration minister Marco Mendicino accepted the difficulties that slower processing has caused for families, expressing: 

“We comprehend that the previous few months have not been simple for the individuals who are a long way from their friends and family in these hard times. This is the reason we are quickening the acceptance of spousal applications as soon as possible. Our government will keep on searching new methods to keep  families together.

Under its Immigration Levels Plan 2020-2022, Canada targeted 70,000 spouses, accomplices, and kids to be among the general 341,000 immigrants it purpose to welcome in 2020.This idea and these objectives were set preceding the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 24, 2020

With its awe-inspiring blend of lively cities, coastal experiences, untouched wilderness, wildlife wonders, and natural diversity with a laidback feel, Australia is simply one of the most  holiday places for  those who wish to visit Australia whether for joy or for business, there are numerous visit visa options  to select from.


Visitor Visa (subclass 600)

This visa is for individuals  travelling to Australia up to three, six or 12 months for visit or business tour purposes.This is typically the visa most visitors select. 

eVisitor (subclass 651)

An e-Visitor is an electronically stored system for moving to Australia.e-Visitor can be acquired via airlines, travel planners and Australian border  offices.This is a free visa permitted to a passport holder of a specific country.

Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

An ETA is also an electronically stored system for moving to Australia. Just specific passport holders can give an application for this visa online.It permits you enter Australia for up to three months at a time as a traveler or for business visitor purposes. 


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September 24, 2020

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We have a select group of certified lawyers situated in Canada who are certified by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). With our main skill and extensive experience in the field of immigration and visa consultancy, we can eligible you to secure the visa you require to travel to Canada. 


With respect to Canada visit visa from Dubai, there are two kinds of visa you may eligible and apply for: 

Single entry – Single entry visas permit visitors to enter the country for just once.When the holder of the visitor’s visa leaves the country, they will have to give an application for a new visa to return to Canada. 

Multiple entry – Multiple entry visas permit visitors to go to Canada and return again without applying for a new visa, generally six months at a time. These visas are legitimate up to 10 years.

For foreign nationals who are absolved from applying for a Canadian visit visa, you are still ordered to get an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to travel through Canada.Nonetheless, US citizens who are previously in possession of a legitimate Canadian visa are released from this.


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September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020

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September 23, 2020

Protests held across Canada call for a solution to delays in spousal and family sponsorship, a problem that predates the pandemic.

Protesters indeed rampaged across Canada this previous weekend, demanding on the government to address delays in spousal and family sponsorship applications. 

Foreign spouses and common-law partners of Canadians are excluded from coronavirus travel limitations, notwithstanding, numerous couples are finding that they can’t get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for their life partner.Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) periodically denies TRVs for people from visa-required countries in case they previously have a family sponsorship application in processing. This is because they need to show they can leave Canada toward the finish of their approved visit in order to gain the TRV, which clashes with their purpose to move permanently through family sponsorship.

Consequently, numerous couples are compelled to live separated while their permanent residence applications are in processing.A few couples claim that they have been waiting over three years that their application will be accepted. 

On Saturday, September 19 demonstrations were held in numerous Canadian cities.The occasion was managed by a team called Spousal Sponsorship Advocates, who developed during the Covid pandemic.They are demanding for alterations to the present visa necessities and the making of a new visitor visa that would permit family members to live in Canada while they wait to gain permanent residence.

The team has an online application with almost 15,000 signatures.Immigration critic,  Jenny Kwan, from the New Democratic Party also held a request that assembled more than 6,000 signatures which demanded the making of a  special temporary resident visa. The application is anticipated to go before parliament sometime after September 23 when sittings restart. 

Canadians call for faster family reunification

Kwan has been exchanging open letters with Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, pushing for the special gain  temporary resident visa.

In her most recent letter, Kwan says that even though Canada is expanding immigration application deadlines because of COVID-19, “these augmentations will eventually consequence in longer processing times.”She says that it doesn’t address  people’s calls to rejoin with their families in a timely manner.

Mendicino had recently proposed that family sponsorship candidates influenced by the current TRV necessities could still be permitted  into Canada with the idea of double expectation, that is, “an candidate wanting permanent residence doesn’t prevent them from looking permanent residence.”However, TRV candidates actually need to satisfy IRCC that they will fulfill the temporary residency necessities, which Kwan says works against individuals who have solid family binds to Canada.

“It sets the anticipations much higher for them to show that they plan on leaving the country once the TRV is lapsed,” Kwan’s open letter read. 

Kwan says the unique  temporary resident visa would offer solutions to the issues that are keeping Canadian families separated, if they fulfill fundamental necessities, for example, criminality checks. 

Further Canadians are also saying that the federal government ought to organize family reunification over other immigration classes.An ongoing study found that around 36 percent of Canadian respondents pushed for immigration to focus on family reunification in 2020, up from 30 percent in 2016.

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