Canadian Immigration -Ministerial Instructions


The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) of 2002 provides the legislative authority for Canada’s immigration program. IRPA contains various provisions that allow the Minister to issue special Instructions to immigration officers to enable the Government of Canada to best attain its immigration goals. Ministerial Instructions (MIs) are typically issued for limited periods of time, and can touch on a diverse range of issues, from temporary resident processing to federal skilled worker selection and application intake measures.

Express Entry Draw – Latest Figures

Express Entry draw figures for the December 23 draw are below. 

In the December 23 Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 5,000 candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 468 points. The tie-breaking rule for this draw was applied to profiles at 468 points submitted after June 4, 2020 at 13:39:44 UTC.

COVID-19 and study permits for Canada: What international students need to know

International students in Canada and COVID-19

In a normal year, hundreds of thousands of international students come to Canada to pursue their studies. But, as you know, 2020 is not a normal year. 

Here’s a comprehensive guide to everything international students need to know about study permits and studying in Canada during COVID-19. From travel restrictions, to study permit applications, to post-graduation work permit eligibility. We’ve got you covered. 

Moving2Canada is committed to providing up-to-date accurate information amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the end of this article for our list of sources.