How Canada became an education superpower

When there are debates about the world’s top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway. But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of international rankings. In the most recent...
Read More

Authorization to work in Canada in two weeks

Authorization to work in Canada can be obtained within two weeks by those individuals who meet the requirements of a new two-year pilot under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. It was introduced on June 12, 2017, the pilot is designed specifically for Canadian employers who are referred to Employment and Social Development Canada by...
Read More

Citizenship Act 2017

New Citizenship Act of Canada finally came into force on June 19, 2017. Bill C-6, an Act to amend the existing Citizenship Act, brought about significant changes to the way citizenship applications are processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It is important to note that some changes will take effect immediately, while others...
Read More

Are there any private post-secondary institutions that operate under the same rules and regulations as public institutions in British Columbia?

The question of whether there are any private post-secondary institutions that operate under the same rules and regulations as public institutions in British Columbia is often asked when international students are looking for a program of study that will give them an opportunity upon graduation to apply for a post-graduation work permit. According to the...
Read More

Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses has been eliminated

Conditional permanent residence was introduced on October 25, 2012, for sponsored spouses and partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who were in a relationship of two years or less and had no children in common, at the time of their sponsorship application. Since that time, more than 100 000 individuals have come to Canada...
Read More

Changes to Expess Entry programs

Express Entry programs will be updated on June 6, 2017. Firstly, additional points will be assigned to candidates with strong French language skills, with more additional points going to candidates who also have English language skills. Secondly, additional points will be given to candidates who have siblings in Canada. And thirdly, Job Bank registration will...
Read More

New 3 year Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The new Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), officially launched on March 6, will accept 2,000 new applications in 2017. The program is set to last for an initial period of three years. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to process 80 percent of complete applications within six months. The AIPP was established by the federal immigration...
Read More