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This section features stories related to our strategic priorities and local news relevant to the Tri-Cities on immigrant inclusion.

Fewer than 24 per cent of Ukrainians granted visas have come to Canada

By Vancouver Sun  Less than one quarter of the 370,000 approved Canadian visa applications from Ukrainians fleeing the war in their country have so far made it to our borders. Testifying Thursday before the Senate committee on foreign affairs, Canada’s ambassador to Ukraine Larisa Galadza said only between 80,000 and 90,000 Ukrainians managed to make […]


British Columbia PNP changes points allocations for applicants

By CIC News | On November 16th 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) changed its points system to modify point allocations for applicants. To summarize, the points system (which, like in Express Entry-managed programs is used to assess applicants’ eligibility for immigration under permanent residence) has changed in the following ways: These changes (still divided between human capital […]


How does IRCC view my country?

By CIC News | Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently released their strategic plan for Asia and the Americas. IRCC has collaboration aims for countries in both regions, hoping to drive better immigration to Canada, increase collaboration with governments in these regions (particularly around the economy, and aid for refugees and asylum seekers), and promote Canada’s […]


Immigration has never been higher, and Canadians have never been more pleased with it

By Vancouver Sun | As immigration surges to its highest levels in Canadian history, a new poll finds that Canada remains one of the most pro-immigration countries on Earth. According to a telephone survey of 2,000 Canadians conducted by the Environics Institute, record-high numbers of Canadians agree with the notion that Canada “needs more immigrants.” This […]