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May 16, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

International Students completing their studies in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Canada are now ineligible to apply for a Postgraduate Work Permit (PGWP). This took effect yesterday, May 15, 2024.

On January 22, 2024, IRCC announced that international graduates of college programs offered through a public-private curriculum licensing partnership would no longer be eligible to apply for PGWP starting September 1, 2024. However, speculation suggests that this date was moved up to May 15, 2024, after IRCC found that some colleges had shifted their fall admissions earlier to evade the new rule.

See below PGWP eligibility requirement:

International students who have attended a PGWP-eligible designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada can apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). To be eligible, they must have maintained full-time student status throughout their program and possess a study permit that has been valid for the past 180 days.

Students must also meet one of the conditions below to be eligible for PGWP

Type of institution Required length of program Program outcome
Public post-secondary DLI, such asa college,a trade/technical institution, ora university 8 months or longer Your program must lead to one of the following:a degree (associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate)a diploma or a certificate
Quebec public secondary DLI offers vocational training programs 900 hours or longer Your program must lead to one of the following:a diploma of vocational studies (DVS)an attestation of vocational specialization (AVS)
Quebec collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) 900 hours or longer Your program must lead to one of the following:an attestation of college studies (ACS)a diploma of college studies (DCS)
Quebec provincially subsidized private post-secondary DLIorQuebec provincially subsidized private secondary DLI offering provincially subsidized vocational training programs 900 hours or longer Your program must lead to one of the following:an attestation of college studies (ACS)a diploma of college studies (DCS)You must be enrolled in one of the provincially subsidized study programs. This may not include all study programs offered at the DLI.
Canadian private-designated learning institution authorized by the province to confer degrees. n/a Your DLI must be authorized by the province to confer degrees, including an associate degree a bachelor’s degree a master’s degree or a doctorate
You must be enrolled in one of the study programs leading to a degree, as authorized by the province. This may not include all study programs offered by the private DLI.
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May 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Temporary foreign workers in Manitoba have reason to celebrate as a new policy has been implemented to enhance their employment status in Canada.

Yesterday, May 7, 2024, Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced that Manitoba had approached his department, requesting an extension of work status for 6,700 temporary residents whose work permits are set to expire this year. Manitoba asserts that these temporary residents are capable of fulfilling the province’s labor requirements.

Considering this, Immigration Minister Marc Miller has announced the introduction of a new public policy enabling temporary workers in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) pool to obtain open work permits. Additionally, he anticipates that eligible applicants will receive formal nominations from Manitoba and become permanent residents within the next two years.

Through the enactment of this one-time facilitation measure, Canada seeks to directly benefit prospective nominees by granting them the opportunity to work in Manitoba while their PNP applications are being processed, thereby fostering a positive impact.

According to Minister Miller’s statement, it’s reasonable to expect that an open work permit could be granted for a duration of two years, extending until 2026.

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May 6, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In latest International Experience Canada (IEC) invitation sent in the just concluded week, a total of 2,036 candidates were sent work permit invitations under various categories.

A sum of 1,776 profiles from 32 eligible countries in the Working Holiday Visa category received open work permit invitations. Currently, there are 32,556 candidates in this category, with 21,801 spots still available for the year. In this category, candidates from eligible countries can work with any Canadian company

Closed work permits were issued to 190 profiles in the Young Professional category. As of now, there are 4,953 spots available for upcoming draws in this category for the year.

90 invitations to apply for closed work permits were sent out in the International Co-op Internship category.

See below Working Holiday Visa Canada invitations based on countries and categories

Country Invitations since last week Available Spots Candidates in pool 2024 Quota Chances of receiving an invite this week
Andorra 1 15 0 25 Excellent
Australia 219 0 186 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 3 35 7 168 Excellent
Belgium 28 52 24 750 Excellent
Chile 6 6 8,604 725 Very low
Costa Rica 32 2 2,127 80 Very low
Croatia 6 245 0 275 Excellent
Czech Republic 14 644 11 1,000 Excellent
Denmark 13 170 5 350 Excellent
Estonia 2 61 0 110 Excellent
Finland 0 0 2 Unlimited Excellent
France 200 151 16,892 7,000 Very low
Germany 106 2,451 71 4,490 Excellent
Greece 6 56 3 160 Excellent
Hong Kong 11 27 7 200 Excellent
Iceland 1 112 0 120 Excellent
Ireland 117 8,129 66 10,500 Excellent
Italy 58 751 53 1,750 Excellent
Japan 182 2,321 150 6,500 Excellent
Latvia 2 1 12 45 Very Low
Lithuania 7 44 6 188 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 66 0 80 Excellent
Netherlands -1 0 130 500 Very low
New Zealand 54 1,434 43 2,500 Excellent
Norway 3 80 7 135 Excellent
Poland 14 357 10 635 Excellent
Portugal 19 1,351 23 1,750 Excellent
San Marino 0 24 0 25 Excellent
Slovakia 12 114 10 315 Excellent
Slovenia 2 58 2 80 Excellent
South Korea 116 51 1,454 10,000 Very Low
Spain 52 135 40 875 Excellent
Sweden 10 433 10 580 Excellent
Taiwan 80 55 2,243 940 Very Low
United Kingdom 401 2,370 358 9,000 Excellent
Total 1,776 21,801 32,556 61,851

See below Young Professional Categories Invitation

Candidates under the Young Professionals category can only work with the employer that has provided the job offer.

Country Invitations since last week Available Spots Candidates in pool 2024 Quota Chances of receiving an invite this week
Australia 5 0 6 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 4 1 10 Excellent
Chile 0 0 193 20 Very low
Costa Rica 2 0 136 18 Very low
Croatia 0 17 0 20 Excellent
Czech Republic 2 27 3 145 Excellent
Estonia 0 7 1 10 Excellent
Finland 0 0 0 Unlimited Excellent
France 67 1,221 58 2,200 Excellent
France: VIE 26 800 59 1,000 Excellent
Germany 16 168 8 350 Excellent
Greece 2 6 6 38 Excellent
Ireland 10 123 3 150 Excellent
Latvia 0 0 0 3 Excellent
Lithuania 1 2 2 10 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 10 0 10 Excellent
Netherlands 9 0 6 100 Very low
Norway 2 10 0 15 Excellent
Poland 2 94 2 110 Excellent
Portugal 0 191 0 200 Excellent
Slovakia 1 4 1 30 Excellent
Slovenia 0 11 0 15 Excellent
South Korea 12 1,316 13 1,500 Excellent
Spain 8 5 5 70 Excellent
Spain: ICEX Vives 0 49 0 50 Excellent
Sweden 0 88 4 100 Excellent
Switzerland 8 78 9 200 Excellent
Taiwan 0 1 8 50 Very Low
United Kingdom 17 721 27 900 Excellent
Total 190 4,953 551 7,324

See below International Co-op Internship category:

This category includes eligible candidates who are post-secondary students receiving a job offer for a work placement or internship in Canada. They must demonstrate that they will complete their studies by fulfilling this work placement or internship.

Country Invitations since last week Available Spots Candidates in pool 2024 Quota Chances of receiving an invite this week
Australia 1 0 0 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 2 0 2 Excellent
Chile 0 4 0 5 Excellent
Costa Rica 0 1 0 2 Excellent
Croatia 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Czech Republic 0 4 0 5 Excellent
Estonia 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Finland 0 0 0 Unlimited Excellent
France 57 1,905 60 3,800 Excellent
Germany 2 112 5 160 Excellent
Greece 0 2 0 2 Excellent
Ireland 0 34 0 50 Excellent
Latvia 0 2 0 2 Excellent
Lithuania 0 2 0 2 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 10 0 10 Excellent
Norway 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Poland 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Portugal 0 50 0 50 Excellent
Slovakia 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Slovenia 0 5 0 5 Excellent
South Korea 2 497 1 500 Excellent
Spain 1 2 0 15 Excellent
Sweden 0 20 0 20 Excellent
Switzerland 3 32 0 50 Excellent
Taiwan 2 6 0 100 Excellent
United Kingdom 2 92 2 100 Excellent
Total 70 2,807 68 4,905

According to IRCC recent update, the current processing time of IEC 2024 is 5 weeks.

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April 28, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In response to the challenges Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) holders and other temporary residents are currently facing in Canada, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) will temporarily prioritize applicants with expired or expiring work permits.

Applicants are expected to inform the province if their work permit has expired or is expiring within the next 45 days by using the link below:

Skilled Worker Manitoba Webform

Please note that it is your responsibility to provide the MPNP with accurate, up to date information and to notify the program of any changes to your application or status in Canada. Also, it is your responsibility to ensure that your immigration status in Canada remains valid.

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March 5, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

The requirements for Alberta Tourism and Hospitality stream has been released.

This immigration stream targets most occupations classified under TEER 4 and 5 of the National Occupation Classification (NOC).

To qualify for this stream, candidates must have language proficiency in either English or French of only CLB level 4 which is equivalent to the popular IELTS test of 4.5 bands in listening, 4 in speaking and writing, and 3.5 in reading.

See below requirements for the Alberta Tourism and Hospitality Stream:

1. Candidates must have a minimum of high school education in Canada or must have completed a high school education outside Canada that has been certified by the Education Credential Assessment (ECA).

Tradespeople with a valid Alberta Qualification Certificate or a trade certificate recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) are also eligible.

2. When submitting application and when it’s being evaluated by AAIP, candidates must have a valid job with an eligible employer in the tourism and hospitality sector as well as reside and work in Alberta. Candidates must also possess a current work permit issued in line with a favourable Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for a job that qualifies.

3. To be eligible to apply, candidate must have worked full-time (30 hours per week);

  • in one of the qualified occupations for at least six consecutive months,
    • or
  • a minimum of 780 hours with an authorized employer in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Additionally, the experience at work:

  • must have been for the same company as the one you are currently working for in Alberta;
  • ought to have been paid;
  • if completed in Alberta or Canada, must have received approval from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada with a valid temporary residency status.

4. To be eligible, candidate must have a legitimate full-time work offer or employment contract in an eligible occupation and for the same Albertan company as your current job, also the necessary 780 hours of work experience over the course of six consecutive months.

Your eligible Albertan employer must also sign your job offer, stating that it meets the following requirements:

  • continuous, paid work under an employer-employee relationship
  • full-time work, defined as a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • employment for 12 months or more

Wages and benefits must meet or exceed the requirements set out in your Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

OR

meet or exceed the lowest starting wage for your occupation across all industries in Alberta as set out on the Alis website.

See below List of Eligible Occupations for Alberta Tourism and Hospitality Stream

Occupation Noc Code TEER Category
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness 54100 4
Restaurant and food service managers 60030 0
Accommodation service managers 60031 0
Food service supervisors 62020 2
Chefs 62200 2
Cooks 63200 3
Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses 64300 4
Bartenders 64301 4
Hotel front desk clerks 64314 4
Tour and travel guides 64320 4
Outdoor sports and recreational guides 64322 4
Food and beverage servers 65200 5
Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations 65201 5
Support occupations in accommodation, travel, and facilities set-up services 65210 5
Light-duty cleaners 65310 5
Specialized cleaners 65311 5
Janitors, caretakers, and heavy-duty cleaners 65312 5
Dry cleaning, laundry, and related occupations 65320 5

See Below Eligible Sector Association

The Albertan employer must be a member of one of these approved sector associations.

Sector association Sector
Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Accommodations
Alberta Bed and Breakfast Association (ABBA) Accommodations
Restaurants Canada Food and Beverage
Indigenous Tourism Alberta Indigenous Tourism
Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) Recreation and Entertainment
Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) Recreation and Entertainment
Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Recreation and Entertainment
Alberta Golf Association Recreation and Entertainment
Convention Centres Canada (CCC) Meetings, Conventions, and Incentive Tourism
Tourism Industry Association of Alberta (TIAA) Tourism and Hospitality
Alberta Hospitality Association Tourism and Hospitality
Tourism HR Canada Tourism and Hospitality
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) Tourism and Hospitality

See below Eligible Industries and Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB)

The Albertan employer must be a member of an authorized sector association at the time of the application.

WCB industry code Eligible WCB industries and exempt activities Sample activities
80701 Museums/Art Galleries Art Galleries, Art Museums, Interpretive Centres, Museums
80703 Zoos/Game Farms Game Farms and Zoos
85300 Bowling Alleys/Billiard Parlours Billiard parlours, Bowling Alleys, and pool halls
85900 Golf Clubs/Ranges Operation of Driving Ranges and Golf Courses
85904 Ski Resorts/Gondolas Operation of Chairlifts, Gondolas, Ski Instruction, Ski Resorts
85916 Casinos/Dance Halls Casino Halls and Dance Halls
85919 Arenas/Stadiums Arenas, Stadiums, and Race Tracks
85925 Travel Agency/Motor Association Operation of Wildlife and Wilderness Associations, Tour Guides, Tourist Promotion, Park Associations
87501 Restaurants/Catering Operation of Coffee Shops, Drive-In Restaurants, Restaurants, Take-Out Services, and Bartending Services
87503 Hotels/Convention Centres Operation of Bed and Breakfasts, Cabins and Motels, and Convention Centres
87600 Sports and Recreation Operation of Amusement Parks and Recreation Resorts, Hot Air Ballooning, Boats, Pleasure and Water Tours, Campsites
89702 Property Management/Hostels Operation of Hostels, Bingo Halls, and Airports
87508 Private Clubs Private Clubs, Sporting Clubs, Fitness Clubs and Gun Clubs
Multiple Operation of a Curling Rink Activity is identified within multiple WCB industries and codes
Multiple Operation of an Ice Skating Rink Activity is identified within multiple WCB industries and codes
Multiple Operation of a Cricket Field Activity is identified within multiple WCB industries and codes
Multiple Operation of a Convention Bureau Activity is identified within multiple WCB industries and codes
Multiple Operation of an Information Bureau Activity is identified within multiple WCB industries and codes
Multiple Promotions, sports and entertainment Activity is identified within multiple WCB industries and codes
Multiple Professional sports Activity is identified within multiple WCB industries and codes

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March 1, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

This update is in response to a rise in asylum petitions filed by Mexican citizens that are denied, withdrawn or abandoned. The new changes will apply even if you have already booked your trip to Canada so this is very important.

According to IRCC, having pre-booked travel reservations or a previously valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) does not ensure approval for a new eTA or visa.

Mexican citizens can reapply for a new eTA if they fall into any of these categories:

  • frequently fly to Canada and have had a visitor visa to Canada in the last ten years
  • or currently possess a valid non-immigrant visa to the United States.

If they do not have any of the above, they require a visa.

Mexican citizens who have valid Canadian work or study permits are unaffected. Their eTA will not be cancelled and they will be able to continue traveling to Canada.

Mexican citizens residing in Canada without a Canadian study or work permit are allowed to stay for the duration of their permitted stay. However, when they leave Canada and intend to return, they must obtain a visa or a new electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), if eligible.

Due to the new entrance regulations, Mexican visitors may experience delays upon arrival at Canadian airports. It’s important for Mexican visitors to be aware of these regulations and plan accordingly for potential delays when traveling to Canada.

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February 26, 2024

Hello future neighbour,

In the just concluded week, February 24, 2024, International Experience Canada (IEC) invited 3,737 candidates for an open work permit under the Working Holiday Visa round of invitations.

251 closed work permit invites have been sent under the Young Professionals category, while only 53 closed work permit invites have been sent under the International Co-op category.

A total of 35 countries are eligible for this round of invitation.

See below IEC 2024 Working Holiday Visa Invitations

Country Invitations last week Available Spots Candidates in pool Quota Chances of being invited to the next round
Andorra 0 16 0 25 Excellent
Australia 202 0 172 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 8 6 4 100 Excellent
Belgium 21 247 31 750 Excellent
Chile 100 272 7,073 725 Very low
Costa Rica 7 41 1,779 80 Very low
Croatia 1 254 4 275 Excellent
Czech Republic 19 760 15 1,000 Excellent
Denmark 5 258 9 350 Excellent
Estonia 12 77 3 110 Excellent
Finland 0 0 0 TBA Excellent
France 1,212 3,587 16,957 7,000 Very low
Germany 117 3,267 120 4,490 Excellent
Greece 7 112 3 180 Excellent
Hong Kong 14 87 15 200 Excellent
Iceland 0 117 1 120 Excellent
Ireland 162 9,029 171 10,500 Excellent
Italy 73 1,057 60 1,750 Excellent
Japan 204 4,023 156 6,500 Excellent
Latvia 4 3 15 40 Fair
Lithuania 8 75 8 175 Excellent
Luxembourg 1 75 0 80 Excellent
Netherlands 27 4 37 430 Excellent
New Zealand 63 1,871 62 2,500 Excellent
Norway 14 96 2 135 Excellent
Poland 18 477 19 635 Excellent
Portugal 24 1,513 25 1,750 Excellent
San Marino 0 24 0 25 Excellent
Slovakia 9 177 10 315 Excellent
Slovenia 2 66 1 80 Excellent
South Korea 632 2,374 531 10,000 Excellent
Spain 71 282 47 800 Excellent
Sweden 14 496 9 580 Excellent
Taiwan 263 402 2,014 940 Very Low
United Kingdom 423 4,829 386 9,000 Excellent
Total 3,737 35,974 29,739 61,640

See below IEC 2024 Young Professionals Invitations

 Country Invitations last week Available Spots Candidates in pool Quota Chances of being invited to the next round
Australia 3 0 5 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 1 57 2 60 Excellent
Chile 5 9 164 20 Very low
Costa Rica 2 0 121 15 Very low
Croatia 0 17 0 20 Excellent
Czech Republic 0 76 5 145 Excellent
Estonia 0 8 1 10 Excellent
Finland 0 0 0 TBA Excellent
France 83 1,629 75 2,200 Excellent
France 4 885 59 1,000 Excellent
Germany 16 257 18 350 Excellent
Greece 4 3 3 10 Excellent
Ireland 6 127 9 150 Excellent
Latvia 1 6 1 8 Excellent
Lithuania 0 14 1 20 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 10 0 10 Excellent
Netherlands 5 133 2 170 Excellent
Norway 0 12 0 15 Excellent
Poland 0 101 1 110 Excellent
Portugal 0 195 0 200 Excellent
Slovakia 5 13 2 30 Excellent
Slovenia 0 13 0 15 Excellent
South Korea 9 1,371 12 1,500 Excellent
Spain 12 76 5 120 Excellent
Spain – ICEX Vives 0 49 7 50 Excellent
Sweden 3 91 1 100 Excellent
Switzerland 11 137 5 200 Excellent
Taiwan 7 29 11 50 Excellent
UK 42 791 24 900 Excellent
Total 219 6,109 534 7,478

See below IEC 2024 International Co-op (Internship) Invitations

Country Invitations this week Available Spots Candidates in pool Quota Chances of being invited to the next round
Australia 0 0 0 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 20 0 20 Excellent
Chile 1 2 0 5 Excellent
Costa Rica 0 5 1 5 Excellent
Croatia 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Czech Republic 0 4 0 5 Excellent
Estonia 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Finland 0 0 0 TBA Excellent
France 123 2,566 89 4,250 Excellent
Germany 4 128 4 160 Excellent
Greece 0 10 0 10 Excellent
Ireland 0 40 1 50 Excellent
Latvia 0 2 0 2 Excellent
Lithuania 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 10 0 10 Excellent
Norway 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Poland 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Portugal 0 49 0 50 Excellent
Slovakia 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Slovenia 0 5 0 5 Excellent
South Korea 0 499 0 500 Excellent
Spain 1 28 0 30 Excellent
Sweden 0 20 0 20 Excellent
Switzerland 0 39 2 50 Excellent
Taiwan 0 10 0 100 Excellent
UK 2 95 2 100 Excellent
Total 131 3,562 99 5,402

A total of 35,974 spots are available for open work permit under the IEC 2024 Working Holiday Visa category , while only 29,739 candidates are in the pool. There are still opportunities for individuals from eligible countries to apply for the Working Holiday Visa and take advantage of the available spots.

The processing timeframe for IEC 2O24 is two weeks. Processing only commences when completed applications are submitted.

If you require assistance with obtaining a visitor visa to visit Canada, or if you need professional help with putting in a study visa application, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply, or reviewing an application you prepared yourself, you can book a consultation or send an email to info@eseumohimmigration.com

February 12, 2024

In the just concluded week, Canada sent out more than 5,000 invitations to candidates under the IEC Working Holiday Visa category, Young Professionals category and International Co-op (Internship) category.

Invitations have been sent to 4,643 candidates to apply for open work permit under the IEC Working Holiday category.

See below IEC 2024 Working Holiday Visa invitations by countries:

Country Invitations sent during week ending Feb 9 Total 2024 Invitations Available Spots Candidates in Pool IEC 2024 Quota Chances of being invited to the next round
Andorra 3 10 20 0 25 Excellent
Australia 214 2,109 0 281 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 4 120 24 14 100 Excellent
Belgium 32 605 351 63 750 Excellent
Chile 250 485 581 6,761 725 Very low
Costa Rica 10 44 60 1,652 80 Very low
Croatia 4 36 257 4 275 Excellent
Czech Republic 24 315 807 15 1,000 Excellent
Denmark 6 102 279 9 350 Excellent
Estonia 2 45 83 4 110 Excellent
Finland 0 0 0 0 TBA Excellent
France 1,181 2,947 5,750 17,329 7,000 Very low
Germany 125 1,427 3,590 159 4,490 Excellent
Greece 6 84 129 9 180 Excellent
Hong Kong 11 160 113 11 200 Excellent
Iceland 0 6 117 0 120 Excellent
Ireland 201 1,966 9,426 251 10,500 Excellent
Italy 82 921 1,242 101 1,750 Excellent
Japan 213 2,651 4,670 312 6,500 Excellent
Latvia 8 63 14 17 40 Fair
Lithuania 14 191 87 14 175 Excellent
Luxembourg 2 7 77 2 80 Excellent
Netherlands 35 489 112 47 430 Excellent
New Zealand 62 697 2,047 88 2,500 Excellent
Norway 3 49 105 5 135 Excellent
Poland 27 209 522 33 635 Excellent
Portugal 24 288 1,561 18 1,750 Excellent
San Marino 0 1 24 0 25 Excellent
Slovakia 10 196 193 15 315 Excellent
Slovenia 0 16 71 3 80 Excellent
South Korea 1,073 10,012 4,535 779 10,000 Excellent
Spain 67 650 426 75 800 Excellent
Sweden 10 107 523 13 580 Excellent
Taiwan 300 668 746 2,052 940 Very Low
UK 640 5,508 6,093 550 9,000 Excellent
Total 4,643 33,184 44,635 30,686 61,640

See below invitations for IEC 2024 Young Professionals category

Country Invitations sent during week ending Feb 9 Total 2024 Invitations Available Spots Candidates in Pool IEC 2024 Quota Chances of being invited to the next round
Australia 1 57 0 4 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 6 57 0 60 Excellent
Chile 5 24 13 159 20 Very low
Costa Rica 4 22 4 107 15 Very low
Croatia 0 4 18 0 20 Excellent
Czech Republic 9 88 96 12 145 Excellent
Estonia 1 2 10 1 10 Excellent
Finland 0 0 0 0 TBA Excellent
France 88 771 1,797 101 2,200 Excellent
France – VIE 35 114 915 42 1,000 Excellent
Germany 19 136 291 18 350 Excellent
Greece 3 33 3 5 10 Excellent
Ireland 14 59 138 13 150 Excellent
Latvia 0 2 7 2 8 Excellent
Lithuania 0 7 17 3 20 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 0 10 0 10 Excellent
Netherlands 5 64 141 5 170 Excellent
Norway 0 7 13 0 15 Excellent
Poland 2 15 102 0 110 Excellent
Portugal 1 8 196 1 200 Excellent
Slovakia 0 21 17 3 30 Excellent
Slovenia 0 6 14 1 15 Excellent
South Korea 18 341 1,392 17 1,500 Excellent
Spain 7 65 90 6 120 Excellent
Spain — IECX Vives 0 52 49 7 50 Excellent
Sweden 0 11 94 1 100 Excellent
Switzerland 8 64 160 6 200 Excellent
Taiwan 0 34 39 6 50 Excellent
UK 37 312 815 17 900 Excellent
Total 257 2,325 6,498 537 7,478

See below invitations for International Co-op (Internship) category

Country Invitations sent during week ending Feb 9 Total 2024 Invitations Available Spots Candidates in Pool IEC 2024 Quota Chances of being invited to the next round
Australia 0 2 0 2 Unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 0 20 0 20 Excellent
Chile 1 10 2 1 5 Excellent
Costa Rica 0 2 5 0 5 Excellent
Croatia 0 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Czech Republic 0 0 5 1 5 Excellent
Estonia 0 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Finland 0 0 0 0 TBA Excellent
France 108 1,260 2,891 156 4,250 Excellent
Germany 4 42 138 4 160 Excellent
Greece 0 0 10 0 10 Excellent
Ireland 0 15 39 1 50 Excellent
Latvia 0 0 2 0 2 Excellent
Lithuania 0 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 0 10 0 10 Excellent
Norway 0 6 5 0 5 Excellent
Poland 0 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Portugal 0 8 49 1 50 Excellent
Slovakia 0 0 5 0 5 Excellent
Slovenia 0 0 5 0 5 Excellent
South Korea 2 10 500 1 500 Excellent
Spain 0 1 29 0 30 Excellent
Sweden 0 0 20 0 20 Excellent
Switzerland 0 12 40 2 50 Excellent
Taiwan 0 8 10 0 100 Excellent
UK 3 14 96 2 100 Excellent
Total 118 1,390 3,901 171 5,402

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February 6, 2024

Dear Future Neighbour,

Canada announces rules for international students on Monday, February 5, 2024. These rules have been set to properly guide and inform the students, also for the best interest of the students.

See below the five rules for international students coming into Canada

1. Increase in Cost of Living: From January 1, 2024, apart from the tuition fee and travel expenses for Canada study permit, all applicants are expected to have an additional fee of $20,635 for cost of living requirement. However, this amount increases if the student plans to come into Canada with a family member(s).

See below Canada Study Permit funds requirement

Number of family members (including the applicant) Amount of funds required per year (not including tuition)
1 CAN$20,635
2 CAN$25,690
3 CAN$31,583
4 CAN$38,346
5 CAN$43,492
6 CAN$49,051
7 CAN$54,611
If there are more than seven people, each additional family member CAN$5,559

2. Cap on International Students coming into Canada: Canada intends to take in 606,250 candidates in 2024 out of which 360,000 will be for new study permit. This cap on international students does not include:

  • new study permit applications or extensions from within Canada
  • study permit applications to study at the primary school or secondary school level
  • study permit applications to study in a graduate degree program at the master’s or doctorate level.

3. New Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) Requirement: Applications submitted after 8:30am, Toronto time on Monday, January 22, 2024 are required to provide a provincial attestation letter from the province where they intend to study. The process is still ongoing by the federal government on the issuance of PAL by the province, however by March 31, 2024, the process should be effected.

The following groups are exempted from the PAL requirement for new study permit applications:

  • to study in a preschool, primary school or secondary school (up to grade 12)
  • to study in a master’s degree or doctoral degree program or
  • for study permit extension from within Canada

 

4. Spousal Open Work Permit Eligibility Change: Henceforth, Canada only intends to give open work permits to spouses of international students on master’s and doctorate degree programs. International students at other levels of study, such as undergraduate and college programs, will no longer be eligible.

 

5. Changes to Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Eligibility: Set to take effect from February 15, 2024, master’s degree graduate who complete program in less than two years and meet all the PGWP requirements will be eligible for a longer three-year post-graduation work permit.

However, the length of PGWPs for programs other than master’s degrees remains same with the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years.

Also, from September 1, 2024, international students who commence a study program as part of a curriculum licensing arrangement will no longer be eligible for a post-graduate employment permit after graduation.

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January 10, 2024

On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, the Minister of IRCC, Marc Miller, announced the opening of a new Canada temporary residency pathway for Palestinians that have been affected by the crisis in Gaza and have relations in Canada. These relations could either be a spouse, grandparent, child, parent but must be an eligible Canadian citizen or permanent resident holder.

Palestinians that are eligible for this would also have the opportunity to apply for a free study and work permit on their arrival into Canada in order to assist them with their daily source of livelihood whilst in Canada.

In addition to this, they will also have access to a three-month health coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program to assist with urgent medical needs on arrival into Canada. Also, they will be assisted with language training for easy interaction with the job market and local community within town.

IRCC intends to follow up on this update as the plan is to stay on track with the targeted population required for the year. The duration of validity for these temporary resident visas with multiple entries will be up to three years, or the length of time that the individual’s passport is valid.

As of now, people who are in possession of a temporary residence visa that was issued in accordance with public policy will no longer be eligible for exemptions at the port of entry after January 9, 2025.

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