Friday, November 20, 2020

Canada needs to bring in 1.2M new immigrants in the next 3 years | 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan

Because of the pandemic Canada was not able to meet its desired Immigration levels which is why it is raising its immigration target for the next 3 years. The 2021 to 2023 immigration levels plan aims to welcome more immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada; 401,000 permanent residents in 2021; 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. That is more than 1.Million new immigrants!


“Immigration is essential to getting us through the pandemic, but also to our short-term economic recovery and our long-term economic growth. Canadians have seen how newcomers are playing an outsized role in our hospitals and care homes, and helping us to keep food on the table. As we look to recovery, newcomers create jobs not just by giving our businesses the skills they need to thrive, but also by starting businesses themselves. Our plan will help to address some of our most acute labour shortages and to grow our population to keep Canada competitive on the world stage.” 

 – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship There are several pathways to become a permanent resident of Canada. 

To learn your options, you can:

Fill out assessment click the link

Learn all your options, click link to register

This is a great opportunity for those who want to LIVE and WORK in Canada, do not let this pass you bye. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Canada Designated learning institutions reopening to international students


Last October 20, 2020, some designated learning institutions (DLIs) have reopened to international students who are still outside Canada an who: 

have, or have been approved for, a study permit 
are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose 

The Canadian Government has only allowed Designated Learning Institutions who has a Covid 19 readiness plan approved by the list of the Territory. Find out if your DLI is approved, click the following link: 


Check the Canadian Government website to check for updated list of schools. 

To find out what Canada Visa program is for you, attend our webinar by clicking on this link:

Monday, October 5, 2020

Canada Parents and Grandparents family sponsorship program to open on October 2020


The much awaited Parents and Grandparents family sponsorship program for Canada is set to open on October 2020. 

Over a 3 week period starting October 13, 2020 to November 3. 2020 Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given the opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form online.

Canada ensures fair selection by randomly choosing from applicants who submitted an interest to sponsor form. Of those selected,  will be given an invitation to apply and 60 days to submit their complete requirements for the program. 

Due to the current pandemic, the government will modify and lower the current income requirement for the sponsor to allow them to reunite with their families during this difficult times. 

A maximum of 10,000 applications will be processed the 2020 PGP intake, and another 30,000 on 2021

Interested Canadians and Permanent Residents should start preparing for the chance to participate and submit an application as early as they can when the program opens up on October 13, 2020. 

To learn more, you can visit the website: 


You can also send us an inquiry at iai@go2canada.com or submit your questions by sending us a message. 

Friday, October 2, 2020

New border measures to allow International Students entry starting October 20, 2020



In addition to the border restrictions that were set last March 2020, the Government of Canada is strengthening the public health presence at the border as well as enhancing quarantine monitoring by increasing the use of digital forms and processes to allow critical information to be shared more quickly with provinces and territories. All of which are being done to support family reunification, entry for compassionate reasons, and the safe and gradual entry of some international students. More specifically, these processes will provide for the entry of: 

certain extended family members of Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents, including those in an exclusive dating relationship of at least 1 year and their dependent children, as well as adult children, grandchildren, siblings and grandparents

foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific circumstances, such as life-threatening illness, critical injury or death, with potential limited release from quarantine

international students, starting October 20, 2020, if they will be attending a designated learning institution that has been identified by their provincial or territorial government as having a COVID19 readiness plan in place

More information will be made available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website on October 8, 2020. You may read the news release by clicking this link [IRCC SOURCE]

The Students Visa pathway in Canada can allow the student to Study-Work and Immigrate to Canada.  International students also has the benefit of bringing their spouse who can work full time thru an open work permit application.  While children of dependent status can study for free.  

To know more about the program please send us a message or attend our webinar by registering here: 


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Biometrics for Canada application updates


Because of the Corona Virus Pandemic, a lot of applications has been delayed due to the temporary closure of Visa Application Centres (VACs) around the world. Recently a lot of VACs are opening and starting to resume their services like the collection of Biometrics information for applicants of Canada Visa. 

The Cebu VFS has already opened, which may be an indicator the VFS office in Manila is next to open, hopefully soon.

You can check whether the VFS in Manila has already opened thru this link: 


As of September 24, 2020 this is the search result. 



Friday, September 18, 2020

How long Canada Visa applications are processed?




It is very easy to check how fast a Canadian Visa application is currently processed. All you have to do is go to the Canadian Government website www.canada.ca

Go to the Menu - Immigration and citizenship and then My immigration or citizenship application.  Select the kind of visa application processing time you want to check (Student, Tourist, Permanent Residence, Family Sponsorship). And that is it.  when you check the visa application processing time for Student Permit processed in the Philippines, for example, you will see that it is processed within 3 weeks as of September 15, 2020. 

To find out what Canada Visa application you would be interested in, you can attend our FREE Webinars by clicking and registering on the following link. 


You can also have your chances assessed by answering our Free Online Assessment. 


Visa application processing time will vary depending on the volume of application the Canadian government receives. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Canada Student Visa a great pathway for Immigration


Canada is one of the best countries to immigrate to. In a research conducted by the BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Canada consistently ranked FIRST for five consecutive years in the Best Countries rankings. Canada also made it to the top 20 list of the United Nations Development Program as one of the best places to live in. 

This is measured by busing attributes including affordable quality of life, a good job market, economic stability, family-friendliness, income equality, political stability, safety, well-developed public education system and well-developed public health system. Around a million FiIipinos have realized this and are now living in Canada for a fresh start and settling down for good. Unfortunately, migrating to the this North American country could be quite costly with all the exorbitant “show” money and processing fees, not to mention all the painstaking processes of securing documents required. But there is one avenue that applicants could explore as an easier and faster means to gain entry to this side of North America: the Canada Student Pathway. 

Filipinos in search of greener pastures find this option attractive with all the opportunities it presents. The Canada Student Pathway does not have an age limit. Applicants can opt for a study program and get employed at the same time for a lesser cost. 

The student can get a Work Visa after completion of the study program. One (1) year study can give the student an additional one (1) year work permit and a two-year study has an equivalent of an additional 3 years of work permit. 

The process is fast which may take 2 to 3 months and there is a possibility of bringing one’s family along. The program also helps them gain the right Canadian study or work experience to eventually enable them to apply for a Permanent Residents (PR) Visa.

Requirements for the Canada Student Pathway differ for each province. To help applicants consider which place is best for them, they may check out the Canadian provinces and territories.


Canada needs to bring in 1.2M new immigrants in the next 3 years | 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan

Because of the pandemic Canada was not able to meet its desired Immigration levels which is why it is raising its immigration target for the...