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2023-06-10 18:21:48CIC News British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan invite candidates in PNP draws this week
Three Canadian provinces have nominated candidates this week under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). All Canadian provinces and territories with PNPs (except Quebec and Nunavut) have PNP programs or streams that are designed to target candidates who the province feels can help reach an economic goal, such as easing a labour shortage, and many also […]
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2023-06-09 18:36:23Immigration News Canada New Canada-Rainbow Railroad Partnership To Welcome LGBTQI+ Refugees
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Sean-Fraser-and-Justin-Trudeau-June-9.jpg Last Updated On 9 June 2023, 10:44 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new government of Canada partnership with the non-profit organization Rainbow Railroad to welcome LGBTQI+ refugees from around the globe.
Rainbow Railroad will seek to identify LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex) persons and their families who are escaping violence and persecution.
Following this they will then recommend LGBTQI+ refugees to the Government of Canada for resettlement through the Government-Assisted Refugees (GAR) Program. Jump ToCanada Announces 10x Increase In New Refugees Under SAHs
Rainbow Railroad will build on the trust and knowledge they have previously built with LGBTQI+ communities across the globe in order to assist more LGBTQI+ persons and their families find safety in Canada via their new position as an LGBTQI+ referral partner within the GAR Program.
This new role is part of Rainbow Railroad’s expansion into the GAR Program. The agreement will also serve as a model for other resettlement countries who are looking for ways to give members of LGBTQI+ communities with enhanced protections. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights. Together, with @RainbowRailroad, we’ll work together to protect LGBTQI+ individuals facing persecution for resettlement to Canada, through the Government-Assisted Refugees. https://t.co/uC84l6mM96 pic.twitter.com/m9CAVezQuX — Sean Fraser (@SeanFraserMP) June 9, 2023
Rainbow Railroad is an international organization that operates on a not-for-profit basis and provides assistance to members of the LGBTQI+ community who are being persecuted due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or sex characteristics.
It has helped tens of thousands of LGBTQI+ refugees from all over the globe find a way to flee violence and persecution and find a route to safety, including right here in Canada.
The government of Canada gives financial support to organizations that provide settlement services and have programs that is open to diverse immigrants.
This is done to ensure that LGBTQI+ refugee newcomers and their families have the same opportunities for success as other refugees after they arrive in Canada.
In addition to this new partnership with Rainbow Railroad, the federal government already provides support to LGBTQI+ people from around the world who are at risk and are referred to Canada by the United Nations Refugee Agency and other referral organizations, as well as those arriving in Canada through the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership.
This support is in addition to the support that is provided to LGBTQI+ people from around the world who are at risk and are provided through this new partnership with Rainbow Railroad. What is Government-Assisted Refugees (GAR) Program?Government-Assisted Refugees (GAR) Program of Canada offers resettlement to refugees referred by United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) or any other identified referral organization.
Individuals meeting the definition of refugees can register for refugee status with the UNHCR or state authorities.
Government of Canada provides financial support to Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) while they are adjusting to life in Canada.
GARs receive support a) for up to 1 year from the date they arrive in Canada or b) until they are able to support themselves (whichever happens first) The post New Canada-Rainbow Railroad Partnership To Welcome LGBTQI+ Refugees appeared first on Immigration News Canada.
2023-06-09 18:22:04CIC News Immigrating to Canada vs. the United States
The United States has been seen as the land of opportunity for decades and is an extremely popular destination for newcomers to live, work, study and settle permanently. About 45 million foreign-born people currently live in the US, making up about 14% of the population. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Canada has […]
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2023-06-09 18:06:36Canadim 4 Best Ways to Immigrate to Montreal, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec, is a very popular destination for newcomers to Canada. In 2022 over 62,000 immigrants were welcomed in Quebec, with many going to Montreal. Its popularity is no surprise given its affordability and cultural diversity. Quebec also has a high job vacancy rate, meaning there are many employment opportunities.
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2023-06-08 18:34:56Immigration News Canada Canada To Ease IELTS Score For SDS Study Visa W.E.F. Aug 10
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/pexels-photo-214574.jpeg Last Updated On 8 June 2023, 9:09 AM EDT (Toronto Time) As per official IDP IELTS website, Canada study visa applicants via SDS will no longer need IELTS Score (Academic) of 6 bands in each module.
Instead, only an overall score of 6 will be required in IELTS Academic starting August 10, 2023.
For example, if you have a score of 5.5 in Reading and Writing, and 6.5 in Speaking and Listening, your overall score would be 6 and you will be eligible to apply Canada study visa under Student Direct Stream (SDS).
However, IRCC will require a band score of 6.0 in each module (Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking) for IELTS Score under General Training (GT).
There is no official update from IRCC confirming this, but we (INC News) reached out to IDP IELTS to confirm this information and they responded with information mentioned in snippet below.
This is really a good news for a lot of students who were ineligible for SDS study visa because their IELTS Score was less than 6 only in 1 or 2 modules, but otherwise had overall high score than 6 bands. Jump To The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently approved 4 new English language examinations for Canada Study Visa via Student Direct Stream (SDS).
The Pearson PTE Academic, TOEFL internet-based Test (iBT), and Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) are the new English tests that will be accepted by IRCC as evidence of English proficiency for SDS beginning August 10, 2023. Boost Your IELTS Scores – Here Are 5 Important & Easy Tips What is IELTS Score requirement for Canada Study Visa via SDS? Applicants need to score 6 bands in each module of IELTS to apply for Canada study visa via Student Direct Stream (SDS).
However, IDP IELTS claim that applicants will no longer need IELTS score (only Academic) of 6 bands in each module beginning August 10, 2023. What are the 4 new English tests approved by Canada for SDS Study Visa? The Pearson PTE Academic, TOEFL internet-based Test (iBT), and Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) are the new English proficiency tests approved by IRCC effective August 10, 2023. Which countries are eligible for Canada Study Visa under SDS? 1. Antigua and Barbuda 2. Brazil 3. China 4. Colombia 5. Costa Rica 6. India 7. Morocco 8. Pakistan 9. Peru 10. Philippines 11. Senegal 12. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13. Trinidad and Tobago 14. Vietnam The post Canada To Ease IELTS Score For SDS Study Visa W.E.F. Aug 10 appeared first on Immigration News Canada.
2023-06-08 18:20:01CIC News Celebrating Pride and 2SLGBTQ+ immigrants in Canada
June is Pride Month in Canada and around the world. It is a time to celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ community throughout the country and recognize the struggle they have endured to attain equality under the law and in society. Pride celebrations started in Canada as a form of protest against discrimination. Women and Gender Equity Canada […]
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2023-06-08 18:20:01CIC News Will a past serious medical condition make me inadmissible to Canada?
Every applicant looking to get a Canadian immigration visa are required to undergo a medical examination, which are generally physical exams including blood tests, urine tests and x-rays. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm Applicants may be deemed medically inadmissible to Canada under two conditions: The application has a medical […]
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2023-06-08 18:20:00CIC News Express Entry: IRCC invites candidates in first June draw
IRCC has held its fourteenth Express Entry draw of 2023. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 4,800 candidates in an all-program draw. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 486. Get a Free Express Entry Assessment This was the first draw of June and follows the most recent draw on May […]
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2023-06-08 18:04:48Canadim International Students in Canada: Know Your Housing Rights
Every year, more international students are choosing Canada as their destination to continue their studies. As an international student in Canada, there are several factors to consider before making the transition, with one major factor being where to live. Regardless of the type of accommodation you choose while studying, it is important to understand your housing rights as a tenant while living in Canada.
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Immigration News Canada Spousal Open Work Permit Extension ‘Opt-In’ Is Now Open https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/pexels-photo-4307719.jpeg Last Updated On 7 June 2023, 9:16 PM EDT (Toronto Time) Spousal Open Work Permit Extension:…