Pearson’s English language proficiency test receives approval for Canadian Economic Immigration

Pearson has been designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to launch its newest language test, PTE Essential, for proof of English language proficiency.  Beginning late 2023, PTE will join IELTS and CELPIP as one of three English-language tests that economic class candidates will be able to use for their Canadian immigration applications. English…

Temporary public policy creating two pathways to permanent residence to facilitate the immigration of certain Hong Kong residents

On June 30, 2020, China imposed a national security law for Hong Kong, which criminalizes “secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces,” providing very broad definitions for these crimes which undermines rights and freedoms and may lead to discriminatory or arbitrary interpretation and enforcement. Canada shares longstanding ties with the people of Hong Kong…

Work and Immigrate to Canada as an Internationally Educated Nurse

Are you an internationally registered nurse and wish to work as a nurse in Canada? Then you need to read this.  This article will provide basic information on how to start your journey to being a nurse practitioner in Canada. In Canada, as in most countries around the world with aging population, immigrant workers are…

Post Graduation Work Permit: What You Need to Know

Canada is one of the best places to study in the world.  According to new research from financial services provider Remitly, Canada is the most desirable country for international students looking to further their education. Canada is home to some of the world’s top universities. In fact, 30 Canadian institutions are counted among the best…
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Certain temporary residents exempted from Canada’s foreign buyer ban

The federal Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (Foreign Buyers Ban) is now in force, as of January 1, 2023. The ban will be in effect for a period of two years. Under the ban, non-citizens, non-permanent residents, and foreign commercial enterprises are blocked from purchasing Canadian homes — with some…
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A look into Canada’s Health Care System

There are a lot of things to consider when you are moving to Canada, including finding a job, your first home and school for your children. You also need to know how the Canadian health care system works . The Canadian healthcare system, is financed with taxpayer dollars.  Health care is funded and administered primarily…

Canada removes limit on off-campus work hours for international students

Normally, international students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during their regular academic term.  However, to help with Canada’s labour shortage, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that effective today, Nov 15 and through December 31,2023, students who are in Canada and who have off-campus work authorization on their study…

Foreign Buyer Ban for Real Estate Coming in January 2023

Canada will ban non-Canadians from directly or indirectly purchasing non-recreational, residential property for a period of two years starting January 1, 2023. The measures were part of Bill C-19 – the Budget Implementation Act, 2022 – which received royal assent on June 23, 2022 as the federal government looks to cool the hot housing market…

IRCC extends online eligibility for Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is extending the time that international students can study online from outside Canada and have it count towards Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility. International students can: -count the online study time from March 2020 to August 31, 2022 -complete up to 100% of your studies online and be…

Saskatchewan Announced a New Pilot under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

On November 25, 2021,  the Government of Saskatchewan announced a new immigration pilot to address hard-to-fill positions in the province.  The Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot will allow Saskatchewan employers to recruit international talent through overseas missions, or other international recruitment activities for certain in-demand jobs.  The eligible jobs under this pilot will allow for application of…

British Columbia invited over 400 candidates for permanent residence

British Columbia invited over 400 immigration candidates through four Provincial Nominee Program draws held on October 12, 2021. Candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) received invitations in a regularly held general draw. BC PNP is a way for high-demand foreign…

Express Entry Update: Canada invited 4,500 candidates for permanent residence

Today, November 5, 2020, Canada held its 166th Express Entry draw, which invited 4,500 immigration candidates for permanent residence. This is the 33rd draw of 2020 which brings the total number of Invitations To Apply (ITAs) this year to 87,350. Invitations were issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 478. Express Entry…

Canada plans to bring in more than 1.2M immigrants from 2021-2023

On October 30, 2020, Canada announced its Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023 . Canada will aim to bring in more than 1.2 million immigrants over the next three years to compensate for the shortfall this year due to the pandemic and represent about one per cent of Canada’s population. 2021: 401,000 immigrants2022: 411,000 immigrants2023: 421,000…

Overview of New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

New Brunswick is the largest of Canada’s three Maritime provinces and boasts a varied and increasingly multicultural population. Many people from all over the world choose New Brunswick to be their home. Find out more about immigrating to this beautiful Canadian province through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program.

Express Entry Update: 4,500 Invitations issued for Canadian permanent residence applications

Today, October 14, 2020, Canada held its 165th Express Entry draw, which invited 4,500 immigration candidates for permanent residence. This is the 32nd draw of 2020 which brings the total number of Invitations To Apply (ITAs) this year to 82,850. Invitations were issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 471. Express Entry…

IRCC News Update: Government introduces new border measures to protect Canadian public health, provides update on travel restrictions

With the Government of Canada announcing further public health protections at the border, processes are being introduced to support enhanced family reunification, entry for compassionate reasons, and the safe and gradual entry of some international students. The Government of Canada is deploying additional public health officers to ports of entry and strengthening quarantine monitoring to…

Overview of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program

Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces, surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling sea, lush green forests, lakes and farmland. All of this combined with its growing cities and low cost of living, makes Nova Scotia one of the most enjoyable places to live in Canada. The Nova Scotia Nominee Program…

Overview of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada’s smallest province located on the east coast of North America, offers rewarding career opportunities and a business community that is supportive of entrepreneurs. Through the PEI Provincial Nominee Program, skilled workers, students and entrepreneurs with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a a nomination which provides…

A pathway to Canadian permanent residence: Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program

Newfoundland and Labrador has a diverse labour market, a skilled and educated population, is family-friendly and committed to inclusion. The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program allows the province to nominate applicants to the federal government for permanent residency under these categories: Skilled Worker, Express Entry-Skilled Worker, International Graduate, International Entrepreneur, and International Graduate Entrepreneur.…

Express Entry Update: Canada invites 4,200 immigration candidates

Today, September 30, 2020, Canada held its 164th Express Entry draw, which invited 4,200 immigration candidates including the Federal Skilled Worker Program candidates, for permanent residence. This is the 31st draw of 2020 which brings the total number of Invitations To Apply (ITAs) this year to 78,350. Invitations were issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking…

Immigrate to Yukon

The Government of Yukon works with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to bring foreign, skilled workers and business owners to Yukon. This allows the province to nominate qualified foreign nationals to the federal government for permanent residency. This video provides important information about the program. Contact us to discuss your eligibility for this program.

Canada to speed up processing for spousal sponsorship applications

Today, September 24, 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is announcing action to speed up spousal application processing by increasing the number of decision makers on spousal applications in Canada by 66%. IRCC will leverage on new technology in a pilot to digitize paper applications allowing the IRCC…

Biometric exemption for permanent residence applicants

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, most biometrics collection service points were temporarily closed. There is uncertainty as to when the full complement of biometric collection services in Canada and overseas will reopen and operate at full capacity. In the meantime, there is a growing inventory of applications for permanent residence that cannot…

Immigrate through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program works in partnership with the Government of Canada to nominate foreign workers, international students and entrepreneurs with the right skills, experience and education for permanent residence. Learn how this program works.

Immigrate to Manitoba

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program seeks recent graduates, skilled workers, business people and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents. Learn how to move permanently to Manitoba through this program.

Overview of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program can provide an easier and expedited means of entry into Canada under three main categories:  the International Skilled Worker, Saskatchewan Experience and Entrepreneur and Farm. This video provides more information about the program.

Overview of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

The Alberta province works with the federal government to nominate skilled workers, students and entrepreneurs for permanent residence through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. Learn how this program works and how you can participate and move to Alberta permanently.

Express Entry Update: 4,200 Invitations to Apply issued

Today, September 16, 2020, Canada held its 163rd Express Entry draw, which invited 4,200 immigration candidates for permanent residence. This is the 30th draw of 2020 which brings the total number of Invitations To Apply (ITAs) this year to 74,150. Invitations were issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 472. Express Entry…

Family Sponsorship: Bring your family to Canada

If you are eligible, you can sponsor your spouse, partner, dependent children, parents and grandparents, and other certain relatives to Canada as permanent residents. This video provides important information on who and how you can sponsor your family members to Canada. Please contact us to further discuss how you can reunite with your family in…

Immigrate through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates who want to work and live in one of Canada’s 4 Atlantic Provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, or Nova Scotia. This video provides an overview of the pilot. Please contact us at www.fusionimmigration.com to…

Express Entry Update: Canada issued 4,200 invitations to immigration candidates

Today, September 2, 2020, Canada held its 162nd Express Entry draw, the 29th draw of 2020 which brings the total number of Invitations To Apply (ITAs) this year to 69,950. The total number of invitations issued for this draw was 4,200 to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 475. Candidates from all Express…

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program: An Avenue for Permanent Residence to Canada

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows students who have graduated from eligible Canadian learning institution to obtain an open work permit to gain valuable Canadian work experience which helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada. This video provides important information about this program. The coronavirus update is as of August 26, 2020. Please check…

The Intra-Company Transfer Program Explained

The Intra-Company Transfer Program allows multinational companies with parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate in Canada to temporarily transfer foreign workers to Canada. Work experience gained through this program may open opportunities to permanently immigrate to Canada.  This video provides important information about this program. Please contact us today to discuss your eligibility.

Important new measures on Post-Graduation Work Permit eligibility

Today Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changes that will help individuals who pursue study and work opportunities in Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to ensure that Canada is providing flexibility to international students who are facing uncertainty in pursuing their studies this fall due to travel restrictions, IRCC has just…

Understanding National Occupation Classification (NOC) for immigration purposes

We often come across the term National Occupation Classification or NOC when we read topics about immigration to Canada.  What is the National Occupation Classification (NOC) and why do we need to understand it? NOC is a list of all the occupations in the Canadian labor market. It is a tool that is used to…
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