Category Archives: Immigrate to Canada

Online Application Portal launched by IRCC for 7 immigration programs

For traditional paper based immigration programs, the IRCC is digitizing the application process. The application portal for permanent residence in Canada was launched on April 1. The following seven programs that were previously paper based will now follow a more efficient and transparent online application process like most of the other Canadian immigration programs:

  1. Québec Selected Investor
  2. Québec Entrepreneur
  3. Quebec Self-Employed Persons
  4. Non-Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program
  5. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  6. Agri-Food Pilot
  7. Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Applicants will still have the option to apply for these immigration programs on paper. The portal is introduced with a limited group of applicants to initiate a new procedure and improve the application process for prospective immigrants to Canada. The Canadian immigration department is also digitizing other paper-based immigration programs.

This online portal is focused towards providing immigration applicants with more options to apply for permanent residence and it will help the applicants avoid mailing delays they previously experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRCC is always developing tools and practices so that the immigration system can become more efficient and due to the pandemic the need for upgrading the current system has been accelerated.

Citizenship tests have been digitized and citizenship ceremonies are taking place online since March 2020 in Canada. An online landing process was also introduced by IRCC due to which approved permanent residents could avoid appearing for in-person interviews, in most cases.

For more updates and information regarding Canadian immigration programs, contact our Options Abroad today.

299 Candidates invited under Manitoba’s New PNP Draw

On March 11, 2021, 299 immigration candidates were invited to apply for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

This is the fifth draw of 2021. Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to Skilled workers and international graduates. Following are the three streams through which LAAs were sent under MPNP along with Candidates’ minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirements:

  • Skilled Workers Overseas— 35 invitations (issued to Express Entry candidates)
  • Skilled Workers inside Manitoba— 261 invitations (minimum score 459)
  • International Education— 3 invitations (minimum score 728)