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Stabilizing Canada’s immigration targets to support sustainable growth

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration drives Canada’s economy and fuels its future growth. As we continue to face an aging population and critical labour shortages in key sectors like health care, transportation and home building, newcomers are critical to help spur innovation, grow the economy, and support local businesses and communities.


Transforming our immigration system to build a stronger Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is a top choice for people looking for a new place to work, study and build their lives with their families. Newcomers and visitors fuel our economy and add vibrancy to our communities. That is why an effective, innovative, and resilient immigration system is critical to position Canada for success, and to provide a transparent and fair experience for newcomers.


Changes to International Student Program aim to protect students

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is a top destination of choice for international students, thanks to our high-quality educational institutions; our welcoming, diverse society; and the opportunities to work or immigrate permanently after graduation. While international students have contributed to life on campuses across the country, they have also experienced some serious challenges navigating Canada’s International Student Program.


Canada announces first-ever category-based selection invitations for newcomers with work experience in agriculture and agri-food

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced changes to Express Entry through category-based selection on May 31, 2023. These changes will help address labour shortages and support economic goals by inviting candidates with specific work experience or French language ability to apply for permanent residence.


Canada announces first-ever category-based selection invitations for newcomers with work experience in transport

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

On May 31, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced changes to Express Entry through category-based selection. These changes will help address labour shortages and support economic goals by inviting candidates with specific work experience or French language ability to apply for permanent residence.


Minister Miller highlights new tax-free first home savings account that helps Canadians reach their goals of home ownership faster

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

As house prices have climbed, saving for a down payment is out of reach for many Canadians, particularly young people. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, shared how the new tax-free First Home Savings Account is available and helping put home ownership back within reach of Canadians across the country.


Canada and Iceland sign youth mobility arrangement

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to providing Canadian youth with opportunities to gain international experience and perspectives, as they are particularly important in today’s global economy. Canadian youth will soon have easier access to a new destination for working and travelling abroad.


Canada announces the first-ever Express Entry invitations for newcomers with experience in the trades

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada’s Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in critical fields. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled newcomers with experience in the trades, Canada aims to meet the increasing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and advancement.


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