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Tri-Cities News

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

Premier’s statement on Remembrance Day

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of Remembrance Day: “Today, British Columbians will pause at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to honour Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. “We come together for a moment of silence, filled by our personal reflections on […]


Canada boosts immigration targets: Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | On November 1, 2022, Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), tabled Canada’s 2022 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration.  The publication of the Report to Parliament on Immigration is an annual occurrence in which Canada’s immigration department summarizes Canadian immigration statistics of the previous year […]


Canada’s immigration backlog decreases to 2.4 million people

Canada’s immigration backlog has dropped to just over 2.4 million according to new data obtained from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In an email to CIC News, IRCC provided updated data, which is current as of November 3. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since July 2021: Read more


Canada’s PNP immigration targets will continue to exceed Express Entry

By CIC News | The Immigration Levels Plan announced on November 1 will significantly increase the target of permanent residents arriving in Canada by up to 500,000 per year by 2025. A large part of the overall target increase is the rise in allocations under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). In 2022 the program invited a total of 83,500 […]