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Alberta pauses processing for Alberta Opportunity Stream applications

February 15, 2024: Alberta Opportunity Stream intake pause The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) has temporarily halted the intake of applications for the Alberta Opportunity Stream until further notice. Applications already submitted for the Alberta Opportunity Stream before the pause will continue to be assessed by the AAIP. However, any draft applications within the AAIP portal that were not submitted before the pause, even those awaiting final fee payment, will not be considered. This pause is necessary for the program to address its current backlog and to concentrate its immigration nominations on priority areas, such as addressing labor shortages in…

Canada Extends Ban On Foreign Ownership of Housing Until 2027

Canada Extends Ban On Foreign Ownership of Housing Until 2027 The Canadian government, represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, has announced its intention to extend the ban on foreign ownership of Canadian housing for an additional two years. This decision comes in response to concerns over foreign investment driving up housing prices and exacerbating affordability issues, particularly in major urban areas. The ban, which is currently set to expire on January 1, 2025, will now be extended until January 1, 2027. Foreign commercial enterprises and individuals who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents will remain…

Canada announces cap on international students

Canada to stabilize growth and decrease number of new international student permits issued to approximately 360,000 for 2024 The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced today that the Government of Canada will set an intake cap on international student permit applications to stabilize new growth for a period of two years. For 2024, the cap is expected to result in approximately 360,000 approved study permits, a decrease of 35% from 2023. Study permit renewals will not be impacted. Those pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees, and elementary and secondary education are not included in the cap. Current…

Increased Cost of Living Requirement for International Students to Canada – How GTR Immigration can help?

Increased Cost of Living Requirement for International Students to Canada Starting from January 1, 2024, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has heightened the financial stipulation for single study permit applicants, doubling the cost-of-living requirement from $10,000 to $20,635. In conjunction with the initial year’s tuition fee and travel expenses associated with relocating to Canada, international students must now consider this augmented financial obligation. The revised financial requirement will be effective for all new study permit applications submitted on or after January 1, 2024. Eligibility criteria for applying through the SDS: To be eligible, you must: – Reside outside of…

Summary of Express Entry draws since June 2023

Summary of Express Entry draws since June 2023 EXPRESS ENTRY ARE YOU HAVING CRS >400? If you are an applicant who has CRS score between 400 and 440, you should explore the alternate options to increase the opportunities to obtain the permanent residency in Canada. We can help! Find out more about alternative Routes to Canada Express Entry and how GreenTech Resources Worldwide Canada can assist you in increasing your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for Express Entry in several ways View more

We are hiring! SINP and LMIA jobs

WE ARE HIRING SINP and LMIA Jobs We are looking for experienced qualified candidates globally Candidate basic requirements • English Language Certificate (CLB 4 – 5) • Related experience: 2 – 5 years • Certificate could be certified by WES • Social Insurance records • Bank statements Send us your resume
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