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Canada Latest Immigration Rule Changes 2022

Canadian government periodically announced and implemented Canada Immigration Rule changes and updates to streamline the Canadian Immigration and permanent residency process.

These changes will have a crucial impact on the applicants applying Canada PR this year.

The government of Canada release and employ the immigration rule changes and updates periodically. If you apply for Canada PR, you must confirm the latest process and updates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Before you apply Canada PR, get the updated and latest Canada immigration procedure.

You may visit our page Impact of Covid-19 on Canada Immigration for the latest update regarding the Travel update issued by IRCC in view of the Covid-19.

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 Latest Canada Immigration Rule Changes & Updates- 2022 

  • Occupation based EE draws

As per the recommended changes for the amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) to conduct occupation-based Express Entry draws in next few months. The IRCC has proposed these amendments under Bill C-19, providing the immigration minister more liberty concerning inviting foreign skilled worker candidates in the Express Entry pool.

  • Six month processing time for Express Entry

The IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) to resume six-month processing time for Express entry applications (received by IRCC post issuing ITA). Due to pandemic caused situation, the IRCC was talking little longer to process the applications. However, it is now back to within 6 months once again.

  • IRCC revised Express Entry Proof of funds requirement

IRCC has increased the Proof of Funds (POF) requirement for Express Entry candidates for this year. To keep EE profile eligible, all Express Entry candidates need to update settlement fund numbers (as per revised POF requirement) in their respective EE profiles by June 8, 2022.

  • IRCC revised Canada PR visa fee

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has announced to revise the fees for all PR (Permanent Residence) Visa applications including economic (i.e. Express Entry and PNP, etc.), permit holder, family and humanitarian classes with effect from April 30, 2022.

  • Online application for Temporary Visas

Canada has extended the current Ministerial Instructions for all foreign applicants applying for a temporary resident visa, study permit or work permit from outside Canada to submit their applications electronically until March 31, 2023.

  • Latest Changes to the medical inadmissibility Policy of Canada

Canada implemented key changes to the medical inadmissibility policy of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. This step will help to better define and implement the medical inadmissibility policy with Canadian values on diversity and the addition of people with disabilities.

  • Travel Updates for foreign students

To become eligible to enter Canada as an overseas student, you must fulfil three requirements:

  • You need to qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller unless you are a minor student (under the age of 18 years).
  • You need to have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction showing you were approved for a study permit, unless you do not need one.
  • You need to be attending a designated learning institution (DLI).
  • Latest update Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has stopped accepting AIPP applications on March 5, 2022, as the Ministerial Instructions (MIs) of this Pilot program expired. The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) replaced this program. The IRCC began accepting applications for the newly launch and alternate AIP on March 6, 2022.

  • New Processing time tool

Canada updated the processing times tool on March 31, 2022 to more precisely, check the processing time of Canada immigration applications. Before this, the system used to show the service standards based on average application processed. Updated every week, this new tool will provide information, i.e.

  • Volumes of applications being processed and
  • Any changes to our ability to process applications
  • No Pre-entry test for fully vaccinated

With effect from April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers, entering Canada by land, air or water, no longer need to undergo the pre-entry test for Covid-19.

  • Canada New Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024

As per the latest Immigration levels plan 2022-24, IRCC will welcome 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022, 447,055 in 2023 and 451,000 in 2024. Overall, Canadian government will invite approximately 1.5 million new permanent residents (i.e. 13, 29,700) by the end of 2024. The immigration target for 2022 now revised to 431,645, which was 411,000 in the earlier plan.

  • CICC is new Regulator for Canadian immigration

The CICC (College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants) has replaced the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) as the official regulator for immigration and citizenship consultants across Canada with effect from November 23, 2021…. Read more

  • SINP has launched an EOI pool

Saskatchewan has launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) pool under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to help connect healthcare workers with healthcare sector employers in Saskatchewan offering the Job opportunities…. Read more

  • Canada Latest Travel & Vaccine update 30 November 2021 
  • Pre-entry molecular test result not required- From 30 November, Canadian citizens/permanent residents or people, who have right of entry, qualify as fully vaccinated travellers and who re-enter Canada within 72 hours of leaving, don’t require providing a pre-entry molecular test result
  • Travellers aged 12 years and older need full vaccination- With effect from 30 November 2021; all travellers in Canada, aged 12 years and older require a full vaccination against COVID-19.
  • 3 New Covid-19 Vaccines approved- Canada has added 3 new WHO approved Covid-19 vaccines in the list of approved vaccines. From November 30, 2021 below 3 Covid-19 vaccines will be accepted by Canada:
    • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
    • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells)
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc) 

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  • New NOC System (NOC 2021 Version 1.0) 

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced few weeks back that it will make amendment in the NOC (National Occupational Classification) system of Canada. This change is likely to take place in November 2022. It will replace existing NOC classification of Skill type 0, A, B and redefine it as new TEER system 0 to 5… Read more

  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination

With effect from October 30, travellers leaving from Canadian airports, and travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, need to be fully vaccinated in order to travel…. Read more

  • Canada completes inviting potential sponsors for PGP 2021 process

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has finished inviting potential sponsors for Parents & Grandparents Program 2021…. Read more

  • Direct Flights to and from India w.e.f. 27 September 

The IRCC has announced to lift the ban on direct flights to India. In the latest press release, Canadian immigration department has announced that it is resuming the direct flights to and from India with effect from September 27, 2021… Read more 

  • Latest travel to Canada update 7 September 2021

The Canadian government is reopening its orders for all fully vaccinated international travellers with effect from 7 September 2021…. Read more 

  • New PR pathway for International Graduates in New Brunswick

New Brunswick has announced a new immigration pilot for the foreign students, for the private career college graduates in the province. With effect from April 1, 2022, Graduates from four private career colleges in New Brunswick, i.e. Atlantic Business College, Eastern College, McKenzie College, or Oulton College and who have studied in one of 19-targeted occupations will be able to apply for permanent residency under a new pilot program…. Read more

  • Canada Relaxes the Requirements for Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

The Canadian government has announced to ease the requirements for the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot. As per the new changes to the RNIP, applicants no more have to acquire eligible work experience over a constant period…. Read more

  • Key guidelines for International Students Arriving in Canada

The Canadian government has issued some crucial instructions for international students arriving in Canada. These guidelines have been issued mainly in the wake of the global pandemic. In these latest guidelines, the government summarises the roles and responsibilities of DLIs, provinces and territories, and Canada's government in supporting the international students. Read more

  • Extra points for French Language Skills

As per the Express Entry updated announced by the Canadian government on October 27, 2020, now the French-speaking Express Entry candidates will get additional CRS points for the French language proficiency. The new point's arrangement will be as follows:

  • As per the new change, the current number of points increase from 15 to 25 for French-speaking candidates
  • For Bilingual candidates in the Express Entry system, the points will increase from 30 to 50.


  • Alberta announced two new AINP streams

The province of Alberta, Canada, is launching two new AINP streams for international students. Find below the details about these streams:

  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (Started w.e.f. 26 October 2020) &
  • Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream (Active from January 2021)

Read the complete news here.

Significant changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Alberta has introduced some crucial changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) with effect from October 1 2020. Key highlights of the changes this time around are as follows:

  • Introduction of the new online portal for AINP- Express Entry stream & Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS)
  • Applicable application fees

Read the complete news here

  • Canada Immigration Plan 2021-2023

Canada to invite 401,000 new immigrants on permanent residence visa in 2021. Out of this number, 108,500 immigrants will get the invitation under Federal Express Entry System, while 80,800 will get an invite through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). You may check the Multiyear Immigration Plan (2021-2023) for details. Canada mulls to invite more than one million people in until 2023. Read more

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