The candidate’s complete guide to Canada’s Express Entry

Express Entry is Canada’s electronic selection system for immigration. It was created to make it easier and quicker for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada, and for Canadian employers to find qualified workers to fill in vacant jobs. This new system is used by Immigration and Citizenship Canada [ICC] regulations to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following… More »

Top tips on choosing your immigration agent

After many years in this industry I have seen many people who are happy with their choice of agents. But I also see many who make the wrong decision. This may be down to a number of things and not necessarily because the agent is at fault, but the applicant based their choice of agent on the wrong criteria. Immigration… More »

Quebec has released its new areas of training list

Quebec has released its new areas of training list for the provinces’ Skilled Worker Program. The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is a points-based immigration programme where points are awarded for several human capital factors, which also include a candidate’s area of training. The updated list is fantastic news, especially for applicants who are looking to immigrate to Quebec and… More »

New UK immigration rules coming into effect in April

The Home Office has recently released a Statement of Changes outlining the changes being made to the UK immigration Rules, many of which will take effect on 6 April 2015. Significant changes refer to application fees, the business visitor rules, and the introduction of a super premium service for applications submitted in the United States. Changes to Tier 2 Minimum… More »

Quebec announces new caps for 2015-2106 Skilled Worker Program

With the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) set to re-open later this year, the government of Quebec has announced that in 2015-2016 it will receive 6,300 applications from foreign skilled workers. Between April and July 2014, the QSWP has accepted 6,500 applications in only four months. This year, the application cap has been reduced by 200 to 6,300. The government… More »

Canada’s Express Entry at a glance [infographic]

Express Entry can be a complicated process, but this infographic from the Conference Board of Canada, an independent, not-for-profit research organisation in Canada, should help: You can view the infographic here.  

University of Toronto ranked as top school in Canada

University of Toronto has, once again, been ranked as the top school in Canada and one of the best in the world. According to the fifth annual Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings, the University of Toronto is the number one best school in Canada and the 16th in the world. “U of T scholars and students are doing brilliant… More »

Application process for International Experience Canada is now open

The 2015 application process for the International Experience Canada (IEC) program is now open. Youth citizens from 32 countries that have a mobility arrangement with Canada now have the chance to live and work in Canada for up to 24 months across three categories: Working Holiday, Young Professionals and International Co-op. Working Holiday This is a great opportunity for travellers… More »