History of Canadian Immigration

Canada has a colourful immigration history starting from the very first settlers from France and England. The country has been shaped by the contributions of many men and women who have traveled across the miles to settle in Canada, making it known as a “land of immigrants”. The history of immigration to Canada extends back thousands of years. With various possible models of migration to the New World to modern-day Canada, the Inuit are believed to have arrived entirely separately from other indigenous peoples around 1200 CE. Indigenous peoples contributed significantly to the culture and economy of the early European colonies and as such have played an important role in fostering a unique Canadian cultural identity

119% Increase in International Students in Canada

International students in Canada support the excellence and
innovation of Canada’s education and cultural landscape, and
are a vital building block for internationalization at Canadian
institutions and in Canadian society. Check out this short video by Canadian Bureau for International Education on the importance of international students in Canada.

Immigrant Stories – Spotlight

Meet Indian-born Nazreena Anwar-Travas, in our #ImmigrantStories series, aimed at informing and inspiring immigrants to arrive, settle and succeed in Canada.

“Four-and-a-half years after arriving, as I took my oath of citizenship, I realized how quickly time had flown. From a nervous nail-biting immigrant, I had grown to be the person whom I was. From the very first job, to the first Tim Hortons coffee to the first snowfall … yes, everything had played an important role in shaping me as a person. My mind goes to one of my favorite quotations: “For everything you have missed; you have gained something else, and for everything you gain; you lose something else. It is about your outlook toward life; you can either regret or rejoice.

I choose to rejoice — because, somewhere in these six years in Canada, I have actually found my way home!

Canada breaks Express Entry invitation record

The Government of Canada has set a new Express Entry record for the most invitations issued in a single year.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) broke the record with a draw held December 19 that issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence.

The 3,900 ITAs brought the total number of invitations issued in 2018 to 89,800, which broke the previous record of 86,023 ITAs set in 2017.

Learn more about the #ExpressEntry program and find out if you are eligible.