This year, more people are immigrating to Canada through spousal sponsorships, with a projected 8.2% increase. According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports, in the first half of 2022, 34,870 new permanent residents arrived through spousal sponsorship programs. If this trend continues, it is possible that 69,740 new permanent residents may come to Canada by the end of 2022. This is 5,305 more new permanent residents than the number of immigrants
On September 1, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that starting on September 23, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will start transitioning to 100% digital applications for most permanent residence programs. The Permanent Residence Portal provides an online application option for some clients since March 31, 2021. This generates more flexibility to apply from various devices and receive immediate confirmation that the application was successful.
On August 31, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 2,750 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under Express Entry. In this round of invitations, no program has been specified. In round #230, the cut-off score was 516 points, 9 points fewer compared to the previous draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was April 16, 2022, at 18:24:41 UTC. As of August 2, 2022, there are 239,196 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 252 more compare
Although a backlog of over 2.4 million applications, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), claims that it has already welcomed record-breaking numbers of new permanent residents between January 1 and July 31, 2022. At the same time, 349,000 new work permits were granted, including 220,000 open work permits. The number of study permit applications is also up by 31 percent for 2022. According to IRCC, 54% of applications in the backlog ha
On August 26, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the number of Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). According to the latest update, between January 1 and August 21, 2022, 12,243 Ukrainians arrived in Canada by land, and an additional 64,911 arrived by air. Between March 17 and August 24, 2022, IRCC received 514,689 applications under the CUAET. The applications of 216,034 Ukr