In-Canada Families of Victims of Ethiopian and Iranian Air Disasters Can Now Get Permanent Residency
This new policy came into effect on May 12, 2021, and will remain in place until May 11, 2022.It applies only to members of victims’ families who are currently in Canada. IRCC is working on further measures to facilitate permanent residence applications for certain members of victims’ families who are outside Canada, and will announce it once all measurements are in place.
Who Can Apply:1. Your family member who was the victim of the above air disaster must have been a
2. You must meet one of the following conditions to be considered as a family member of the victim:
3. You must be in Canada at the time of making an application, and must have done one of the following:
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2 New Pathways AreStream A In-Canada Graduates
Pathway B Canadian work experience
On May 17, 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new temporary public policy to facilitate granting of permanent residence to eligible Hong Kong residents.This policy is in response to concerns raised by the recent security law that China has imposed for Hong Kong.
Eligibility RequirementsTo be eligible, regardless of which pathway you are applying, you must hold a valid Hong Kong passport, and are physically residing in Canada with a legal immigration status.
Depend on your situation, you may apply under one of the following pathways.
Eligibility for Stream A In-Canada Graduates
Eligibility for Stream B Canadian work experience
Eligibility for Family Members
The Principal Applicant’s family members must also meet the eligibility conditions set out in this public policy. For further details, please consult with one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants
This is not a legal document.
For legal information, see the: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, Citizenship Act, Citizenship Regulations
To be eligible, you must
How To Apply
Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) have in-depth knowledge of the requirements that need to be met and a comprehensive understanding of the documents that need to be provided. We can help you to file a successful application!
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On February 13, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 27,332 candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) pool to apply for Canadian permanent resident.
The Honourable Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Marco Mendicino, twitted in his Feb 22 post:
"Canada sets a record by issuing invitations to 27,332 skilled temporary workers with Canadian experience in a single drawl for Piara earlier this February 5 times greater than any single previous draw from the CEC pool and will accelerate our economy recovery."
What does this mean?
This action shows Canada is committed to achieving its immigration plan for 2021-2023: welcoming 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023.
Charts below shows the number of candidates invited in the latest 12 rounds of draws.
Date of Draws ITA Issued
Feb 13, 2021. 27,332
Jan 21, 2021 4,626
Dec 23, 2020. 5,000
Dec 9, 2020. 5,000
Nov 25, 2020. 5,000
Nov 18, 2020 5,000
Nov 5, 2020 4,500
Oct 14, 20204,500
Sep 30, 20204,200
Aug 20, 2020 3,300
Jul 23, 2020 3,343
Jun 25, 20203508
Will this action benefit future Candidates of Express Entry?
Aiming to achieve its immigration plan of the next few years, Canada may continue to expand ITA quota to meet further immigration needs.
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CEC & Express Entry Explained
Express Entry is a system that Canada uses to select qualified skilled workers for granting them permanent residency. To many foreign workers and international students, Express Entry is the easiest and most economic way to obtain Permanent Residence status in Canada, however, the stringent documentation requirements and complicated Comprehensive Ranking system have confused many.
In my seven years of practice as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), I have handled numerous cases under Express Entry, including cases where qualified workers received a rejection of their application due to incomplete documentation, disqualified work experiences, or inappropriate NOC code. I also worked on wrongfully rejected cases due to man made errors by case officers, and helped clients gain permanent residency which they deserved.
In this article, I am going to reveal some of the key factors to a successful Permanent Residence application under one of the three streams of Express Entry system, Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The following analysis applies ONLY to CEC program. Do not refer to this article if you are applying to Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), or Federal Skilled Trade (FST).
Key Requirements (CEC)
must be gained within the past 36 months from the date that the IRCC receives your CEC application,
does NOT have to be continuous 12-months, it can be accumulated from one or more occupations
 disqualified work: work experience you gained when you were in full-time study is not qualified (e.g., experience gained under co-op work permits, off-campus work permits while a full-time student and on-campus work).
however, to be qualified for CEC, you job(s) must be at skill level, 0, A or B in the NOC.
In some cases, your may not find the EXACT job title that your employer assigned you to. When this happens, try to choose a few most relevant job titles in the NOC guide, and check each one for their primary job duties. Use the job duties to find the most appreciate NOC code.
One tip, which has been proven successful by years of my practice, is when choosing NOC code for your job, make sure that your daily job duties meets at least 70% of the Main duties described under your NOC code in the Guide. Government of Canada provides a great tool for skilled workers to find their appropriate job NOC code. https://noc.esdc.gc.ca/Home/Welcome/4d655901c5a8499d8af705bb2a3aee03?GoCTemplateCulture=en-CA
2. Crucial Documents to Support Your CEC ApplicationDocuments to Support your CEC Application
Q & A
1. Do I have to be employed at the time of an CEC application.
The answer is NO. You do not need to be employed at the time you submit your PR application. But you must have a legal status to remain in canada during the entire process of your PR application.
2. Employee vs. Self-employedAny periods of self-employment or unauthorized work will not be qualified for CEC work experience.
There are many factors for IRCC’s officers to determine whether your work is self-employed.
Many clients initially thought they were not qualified as they think they were self-employed, however, after consulted with me, and dug in previous immigration court cases, it turned out that most of them were not “self-employed”.
Determine whether a work fits the dedication of self-employed requires experiences and comprehension of immigration law. When you are not sure, speak to an experienced immigration consultant, so that you do not misjudge your own qualification and miss great opportunities to obtain your P.R. status.
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Open work permit
An open work permit lets you work for any employer in Canada, and you do not need a positive LMIA or a job offer to apply. You can only get an open work permit in specific situations as following:
Employer-specific Work Permit
An employer-specific work permit lets you work in Canada according to the conditions on your work permit. Before you submit your application for an employer-specific work permit, the Canadian employer who wants to hire you must complete certain steps and give you either a copy of a Labour Market Impact Assessment or an offer of employment number to include in your application.
The process of applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment is rather complex, please refer to the IRCC's website for more information.
 In some cases, you can work without a permit in Canada, refer to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27) & Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227) for legal requirements.