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New Immigration Rules in Canada

January 22, 2020BY Faisal Mustafa

If you ask anyone which country is suitable for migrating, they will utter the name Canada, first. Because Canada has become the world’s most popular immigration destination. Canada is welcoming immigrants for a long time back.

To migrate to Canada, there are some rules and requirements that the Canadian government follows as usual. They are changing their immigration rules every year for the betterment of the immigrants. If you want to migrate to Canada, you have to know and follow the rules.

In this article, we will know about the new immigration rules in Canada, 2021.

New Immigration Rules in Canada Which Have Recently Changed

Here, we will focus on new immigration rules in Canada 2021 one by one. 

Updated Rule no.1

The Canadian government has modernized its multi-year immigration plan in November 2018. This plan will be active until 2021. According to the plan, the Canadian government is ready to receive more than 1 million immigrants by 2021. This updated rule will inspire people around the world to migrate to Canada. The ( IRCC)’s annual target is to lift its immigrant’s number to 350,000 by the year 2021.

Updated Rule no.2

From August 2018, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has introduced the express entry stream. The program recently developed an express entry stream, which permits the province of Alberta to choose a limited number of qualified applicants from the government of Canada’s express entry pool. It starts on August 8, 2018.

Updated Rule no.3

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has changed its first come, first served system by replacing it with EOI(Expression of Interest) system. It has started on July 16, 2018. The first draw happened on August 21st, 2018.

Updated Rule no.4

Ontario immigrant nominee program has declared to receive those candidates, whom CRS score is lower than 400 under additional conditions. This new update makes applicants more optimistic. Whereas, the required score was 400 or more than that.

Updated Rule no.5

According to the old rule, a candidate could include children who were under 19 in his or her Canadian PR application. Now, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has enlarged the age. In this case, the age is under 22.

Updated Rule no.6

In before, if anyone wanted to stay in Canada permanently with his spouse or partner, he had to sponsor his spouse or partner for at least 2 years. That time they paid extra money in sponsoring. Now, the Canadian government has removed the conditional permanent rule. 

Updated Rule no.7

The Canadian government has made several significant changes to the rules and conditions for express entry into immigration. French is the second official language in Canada. People who have a strong French language background will get extra 30 CRS points for applying to Canada PR through the federal express entry system. If candidates have siblings who are living in Canada will get 15 CRS points. Canada Job Bank Account Formation is willingly and is not necessary on the Express Entry Profile.

Updated Rule no.8

Canada has used the biometric regulation to apply in Canada for temporary or permanent visas to the citizens of Asia, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. Some sections of the globe have already been removed from biometrics. 

But visa applicants from the above regions have to provide their biometric information, and must also pay the relevant fees, with effect from 31 December 2018. This is now an essential part of Canada’s 2021 immigration process.


Eventually, we got to know the most important new immigration rules in Canada, 2021. By knowing these updated rules, you will get advantages when you apply for an immigration visa. I think these new rules will motivate you to migrate to Canada.

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    To get permanent residency, you have to live for at least three years in Canada. You also need some other documents to apply for Citizenship.

    In generally takes six months to get the citizenship after taking the Citizenship Test and Interview.

    People aged between 18 to 54 have to take the citizenship test and Interview.

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