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Sep 18

Ontario revises CRS minimum rule for Human Capital Priorities Stream

Minimum score will now be 'determined by the director'.     Ontario has revised the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score...
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Aug 18

Late summer review: Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs

Developments in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia among big PNP stories this summer.     It’s been a busy summer for...
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Aug 18

Saskatchewan holds first Expression of Interest draw for Express Entry candidates

SINP revises In-Demand Occupations List to 'ensure positive employment prospects'     The province of Saskatchewan has issued its first...
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Aug 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 22 Aug 2018 i.e.- ‘440’

Results: Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system –...
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23

Aug 18

Minimum score stays at 2018 low of 440 in latest Express Entry draw

IRCC continues trend of issuing 3,750 invitations     A new Express Entry draw held August 22 has issued a...
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Aug 18

New online Expression of Interest portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program expected in September

'Arrima' portal will improve user experience, Quebec says   Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici.   The new online...
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Aug 18

Nova Scotia issues first invitations through new Express Entry-linked stream

Labour Market Priorities Stream targeted 314 Express Entry candidates with work experience as Early Childhood Educators and Assistants.    ...
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8

Aug 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 08 Aug 2018 i.e.- ‘440’

Results: Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system –...
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8

Aug 18

New Express Entry draw ties largest draw, lowest minimum score of 2018

IRCC issues 3,750 ITAs to candidates with minimum CRS scores of 440.     A new Express Entry draw held...
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3

Aug 18

Canada will now accept 17,000 applications under Parents and Grandparents Program in 2018

IRCC says increasing annual cap by 7,000 'will best support immigration goals'.     The Government of Canada is increasing...
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3

Aug 18

New Nova Scotia Express Entry Stream will invite early childhood educators August 8

Labour Market Priorities Stream will target Express Entry candidates who meet provincial needs.     The Atlantic Canada province of...
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Aug 18

Quebec provides new details on Expression of Interest ranking system

Quebec will consider U.S. work experience among ranking factors   Quebec released new information Wednesday that details how candidates in its new...
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Jul 18

CRS minimum score drops to 441 in new Express Entry draw

3,750 ITAs issued in latest draw, bringing July total to 7,500     The Government of Canada issued 3,750 invitations...
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Jul 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 25 July 2018 i.e.- ‘441’

Results: Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July...
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Jul 18

Canada’s new biometrics rules start July 31: Here’s what you need to know

Rules kick in July 31 for Europe, the Middle East and Africa     Starting July 31, fingerprints and a photo will become...
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Jul 18

Prince Edward Island issues new Express Entry invitations

Business Impact and Labour Impact category candidates also invited in July 19 draw.       The Atlantic Canada province...
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Jul 18

Saskatchewan’s new Expression of Interest system now in effect for Express Entry, Occupations In-Demand sub-categories

New EOI system boasts numerous advantages over old first-come, first-served model     Today marks the first day of the...
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Jul 18

Quebec tops Canadian provinces with 37% jump in job vacancies in first quarter of 2018

Quebec set to overhaul immigration system in bid to address labour force shortages.     There were 462,000 job vacancies...
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12

Jul 18

New Express Entry draw continues trend of 3,750 ITAs

Latest draw sets new ITA record for month of July, maintains CRS cut-off of 442     The Government of...
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11

Jul 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 11 July 2018 i.e.- ‘442’

Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July 11,...
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11

Jul 18

Saskatchewan unveils Expression of Interest system for Express Entry, Occupations In-Demand sub-categories

EOI system comes into effect July 16 and will replace first-come, first-served model for International Skilled Worker sub-categories   The Saskatchewan Immigrant...
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Jul 18

Canada increases 2018 Atlantic Immigration Pilot allotment to 2,500

Increase reflects 'significant use' of pilot program by employers, Canada's Immigration Minister says     The Government of Canada is...
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11

Jul 18

Manitoba holds second Express Entry-linked draw in less than a week

Express Entry candidates with recent NOC B work experience targeted in July 9 draw   Manitoba invited 132 Express Entry...
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11

Jul 18

Temporary Resident Visa refusals on the rise, says new report

Globe and Mail newspaper says refusal rate reached 26% in 2017, up from 18% in 2012   Canada refused more...
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Jul 18

Manitoba drops score to lowest point yet for Express Entry candidates

Expression of Interest score drops to 519 in July 6 draw, down from previous low of 545     Manitoba...
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Jul 18

Saskatchewan Express Entry reaches its intake limit in less than 24 hours

500 new applications were accepted in the latest opening   The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s Express Entry sub-category has now...
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6

Jul 18

Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category reopens for 500 new applications

Successful candidates obtain 600 additional CRS points towards their Express Entry profile   The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program announced that...
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5

Jul 18

Quebec’s Immigration Minister confirms the coming into effect of new ‘revolutionary’ regulations

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici.   Quebec’s Immigration Minister David Heurtel said that his ministry is expected to...
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Jul 18

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program updates its in-demand list of occupations

In-Demand Occupations list now consists of 33 eligible occupations, 7 of which do not require licensing   The Saskatchewan Immigrant...
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3

Jul 18

Express Entry 2018 mid-year report: Building toward larger draws

IRCC continues to work toward increased admission targets   Canada’s Express Entry system finished the first half of 2018 with...
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Jun 18

Express Entry ITAs reach record high for month of June

Canada increases ITAs and aims to maintain fast processing     This month has seen two Express Entry draws invite...
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27

Jun 18

IRCC reduces Express Entry permanent residence application deadline to 60 days

Change only applies to Invitations to Apply received after June 26, 2018     Express Entry candidates who receive an...
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26

Jun 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 25 June 2018 i.e.- ‘442’

Results: Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system –...
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Jun 18

Minimum CRS drops to 442 in second Express Entry draw in 11 days

3,750 candidates invited to Apply for permanent residence   The Government of Canada has issued invitations to apply for Canadian...
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23

Jun 18

Manitoba issues 592 invitations in latest Expression of Interest draw

114 Express Entry candidates among those issued Letters of Advice to Apply in June 21 draw   Invitations to apply...
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23

Jun 18

Prince Edward Island issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

June 21 draw also invites candidates in Business Impact and Labour Impact categorie.   Prince Edward Island has issued 135...
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20

Jun 18

Immigration drives Canada’s population over 37 million mark

Canada's population increased by 1 million people in record time, Statistics Canada reports     Canada’s population broke the 37...
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20

Jun 18

Canada’s Express Entry system and criminal inadmissibility: What you need to know

A police record can stop your Canadian dream in its tracks, but criminal rehabilitation may be an option    ...
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16

Jun 18

Alberta’s new Express Entry and Alberta Opportunity streams have arrived

Province unveils long-awaited details of Express Entry-linked stream     The Canadian province of Alberta unveiled two new immigration streams Thursday,...
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14

Jun 18

Saskatchewan opens Express Entry sub-category to 400 applications

First-come, first-served sub-category last opened in January and met quota quickly     Saskatchewan has opened its International Skilled Worker...
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13

Jun 18

Canada conducts largest Express Entry draw of 2018

3,750 invitations issued to Express Entry immigration candidates with scores of 451 or above   The Government of Canada conducted...
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13

Jun 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 13 June 2018 i.e.- ‘451’

Results: Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – June...
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Jun 18

Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand closes within hours of opening

Brief application window can reward applicants who are prepared   Saskatchewan’s Occupations In-Demand sub-category opened briefly to 400 applicants yesterday...
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Jun 18

Saskatchewan opens popular Occupations In-Demand sub-category for the first time in 2018

400 applications to be accepted on first-come, first-served basis   The Government of Saskatchewan announced that the International Skilled Worker’s...
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7

Jun 18

What will the future of Express Entry look like?

RCC ponders 'changing nature of work' and what skills Express Entry targets     Express Entry is attracting the high-skilled...
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7

Jun 18

Provincial nominees admitted to Canada through Express Entry increased in 2017, new data reveal

Ontario, New Brunswick and B.C. saw number of PNP-linked Express Entry admissions grow substantially     Newly released Express Entry...
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4

Jun 18

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program at 20: Helping more people immigrate and succeed

The PNP will grow at quicker rate than any other immigration program over next 3 years   Since its inception...
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4

Jun 18

New Express Entry report shows Federal Skilled Worker invitations jumped by 400% in 2017

IRCC releases anticipated year-end review of Express Entry system's 2017 performance   Candidates in Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Class...
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4

Jun 18

Top 10 countries of citizenship that received the most Express Entry Invitations To Apply in 2017

  A look at candidate nationalities and other admissions data from IRCC's 2017 year-end review of the Express Entry system...
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May 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 30 May 2018 i.e.- ‘288’

Results: Rounds of invitations Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May...
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May 18

Second Express Entry draw in a week invites candidates with scores as low as 288

Program-specific draw is first of its kind since November 2017     The Government of Canada has issued 700 Invitations...
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May 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 23 May 2018 i.e.- ‘440’

Results: Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May...
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May 18

CRS score reaches new 2018 low in latest Express Entry round

May 23 draw issues 3,500 Invitations to Apply   The Government of Canada held a new Express Entry draw on...
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May 18

Prince Edward Island issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

Draw is the fourth through PEI's new Expression of Interest system     The Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island...
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May 18

Ontario issues new invitations through Express Entry-linked streams

1,165 invitations issued through Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams in 2018   Ontario has issued new invitations to...
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May 18

New report calls for raising Canada’s immigration rate

Raising admissions to 415,000 by 2030 would off-set aging population and spur economy, Conference Board of Canada says    ...
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May 18

Ontario issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

Six draws in seven weeks through Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams   Ontario has issued more invitations to apply for...
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12

May 18

Manitoba invites 626 immigration candidates in new Expression of Interest draw

151 Express Entry candidates among those invited   Manitoba has issued 626 Letters of Advice to Apply for a provincial...
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May 18

New Express Entry draw maintains lowest CRS cut-off score of 2018

3,500 Express Entry candidates invited in latest invitation round held on May 9   A new Express Entry draw has...
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9

May 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 09 May 2018 i.e.- ‘441’

Results: Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May...
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May 18

Canada ranked fourth most-accepting country in the world for immigrants

New Gallup study says acceptance of immigrants 'follows political fault lines' in Canada and the U.S.   Canada is the...
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May 18

Ontario continues busy 2018 with new Express Entry invitations

Latest invitation rounds are the fifth for Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams since end of March   Ontario...
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May 18

Express Entry-linked streams in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick open, rewarding those who proactively prepared

Taking steps in advance can help when streams reopen, as they did this week   The importance of proactive preparation...
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2

May 18

New Brunswick reopens Express Entry category and expands list of priority occupations

Expanded list grows to 7 tech-related occupations     The province of New Brunswick has temporarily reopened its Express Entry...
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Apr 18

Nova Scotia Express Entry Stream to accept 350 applications April 28

Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream operates on first-come, first-served basis   The province of Nova...
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Apr 18

Express Entry candidates focus of new Ontario invitation rounds

Invitation rounds are third in April for Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams   Ontario has invited 75 Express...
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Apr 18

CRS cut-off reaches new 2018 low in latest Express Entry draw i.e – ‘441’

Large Draws Continue with 3500 candidates invited to apply   The Government of Canada has invited 3,500 Express Entry candidates...
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Apr 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 25 April 2018 i.e.- ‘441’

Results: Rounds of invitations Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 25,...
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Apr 18

PEI taps Express Entry pool in latest Expression of Interest draw

Candidates in Labour Impact and Business Impact categories also issued invitations   The Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island has...
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Apr 18

Ontario issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

Draws are the second in last 7 days through French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams   The Government of...
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Apr 18

Canada revises controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants

Cost threshold for 'excessive demand' cases tripled and definition of social services amended   The Government of Canada has announced...
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Apr 18

CIC News- Highly skilled immigrants earn more than Canadian average soon after arrival, federal study finds

Findings echo IRCC rationale behind Express Entry shift in favour human capital scores An internal report by the Government of...
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Apr 18

Ontario continues to make use of Express Entry-aligned streams with 142 new invitations

The Canadian province of Ontario has issued a total of 142 Notifications of Interest to candidates in the Express Entry...
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Apr 18

CIC News – April 11 sees largest Express Entry draw of 2018

3,500 candidates invited with CRS scores as low as 444   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has issued 3,500 invitations to apply...
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Apr 18

Canada’s 2018-2020 immigration plan is a step in right direction, but more work is needed

Canadian Immigration Summit 2018 will focus on ways to make Canada's immigration system stronger.   By Kareem El-Assal, Senior Research...
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Apr 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 11 April 2018 i.e.- ‘444’

Rounds of invitations   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 11, 2018...
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Apr 18

Express Entry Quarterly Review: 2018 off to a strong start

First quarter of 2018 started with a record low CRS cut-off and ended with second draw in less than two...
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Apr 18

CIC News- First quarter of 2018 a busy one for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs

Important innovations continue to enhance performance of PNPs   The first quarter of 2018 saw significant activity and innovation in a...
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6

Apr 18

Ontario reopens Masters Graduate Stream

Popular international student stream closed within an hour of opening   Ontario’s Masters Graduate Stream opened briefly to new applications...
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Mar 18

OINP Update for Express Entry – Targeted Notifications of Interest under Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario has announced for Human Capital Priorities Stream for Express Entry – Targeted Notifications of Interest   Express Entry – Targeted Notifications...
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Mar 18

CIC News- Quebec announces Express Entry-style economic immigration intake system

Expression of Interest system will manage candidate profiles for Quebec Skilled Worker Program The Government of Quebec unveiled plans today...
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Mar 18

CIC News-Ontario selects Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 351

The province of Ontario announced two new invitation rounds where Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low...
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Mar 18

Second Express Entry draw in less than two weeks sees 10-point drop in cut-off score

3,000 candidates with a minimum score of 446 invited in latest invitation round   The Government of Canada has invited...
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Mar 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 26 March 2018 i.e.- ‘446’

Rounds of invitations Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – March 26, 2018...
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Mar 18

International migration accounted for 70% of Canadian population growth in last three months of 2017

Immigration level in fourth quarter of 2017 was second highest since 1991   International migration continued to drive Canadian population...
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Mar 18

CIC news – PEI invites more Express Entry candidates in the second round of invitations this year

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) has issued invitations to apply to a total of 72 candidates under...
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Mar 18

IRCC now issuing new invitations to apply under Parents and Grandparents Program

Interested sponsors have 60 days from the date of invitation to submit complete applications   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada...
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15

Mar 18

Canada needs workers and immigrants are key, says Bank of Canada governor

As Canada's economy hits its 'sweet spot,' Stephen Poloz says labour supply can't keep up with demand   Immigrants have...
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Mar 18

New Manitoba draw invites 638 candidates to apply for provincial nomination

253 Express Entry candidates among those invited     Manitoba has issued 638 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination...
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Mar 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 14 March 2018 i.e.- ‘456’

Rounds of invitations     Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – March 14,...
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Mar 18

Canada invites 3,000 Express Entry candidates in March 14 draw

CRS cut-off score was 456   The Government of Canada has invited 3,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian...
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Mar 18

CIC News- Ontario’s active Human Capital Priorities Stream has Express Entry candidates taking notice

Express Entry-linked Human Capital Priorities Stream is busier than ever — here's how it works   With the federal Express...
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Feb 18

CIC News:- Ontario invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores between 433 to 441

Express Entry-linked PNP stream invites 511 candidates in its largest draw of 2018     A popular Express Entry-linked Provincial...
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Feb 18

Nova Scotia creates new immigration stream for physicians

Province says focus is on recruiting doctors in the UK and Ireland in 2018   The province of Nova Scotia...
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Feb 18

Express Entry Rounds of invitations is out on 21 Feb 2018 i.e.- ‘442’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – February 21, 2018   Number of...
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Feb 18

CIC News- New Express Entry draw invites 3,000 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Minimum CRS of 442 same as previous draw on February 7   Canada has invited 3,000 Express Entry candidates to...
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Feb 18

CIC News- Canada to commit $440 million for immigration increase over next 3 years

Provincial Nominee Programs, Express Entry key drivers of Canada's three-year plan   Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the federal...
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Feb 18

IRCC says 80% of spousal sponsorship backlog now cleared

IRCC says 80% of spousal sponsorship backlog now cleared   60,000 applications processed since December 2016, says Canada's immigration minister...
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Feb 18

CIC News-Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

Express Entry-linked PNP stream has issued 1,297 invitations in 2018   Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream has invited 488 candidates...
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Feb 18

CIC News-Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream invites more Express Entry candidates to apply

Latest invitation round is the third in three weeks for popular Express Entry-linked stream   For the third time since January 22,...
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Feb 18

Latest Express Entry draw sees ITAs increase and cut-off score drop

Cut-off score of 442 continues record low start to 2018   The Government of Canada has invited 3,000 Express Entry...
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Feb 18

Express Entry rounds of invitations is out on Feb 7 2018, i.e.- ‘442 Score’

Express Entry rounds of invitations is out on Feb 7 2018, i.e.- ‘442 Score’   Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to...
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Feb 18

Express Entry-linked PNPs off to a strong start in 2018

Five provincial Express Entry streams active in January   January was a busy month for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, notably...
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Feb 18

Manitoba invites 546 candidates to apply for Provincial Nomination

Latest draw includes 148 Letters of Advice to Apply issued to Express Entry candidates   Manitoba has conducted a new...
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27

Jan 18

Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates   Second selection round this week for Ontario's...
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27

Jan 18

New Express Entry draw continues record low start to 2018

CRS cut-off score of 444 in latest Express Entry draw and 2,750 candidates invited to apply   The Government of...
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27

Jan 18

Canada ranked first for quality of life in 2018 Best Countries survey

Annual survey by U.S. News & World Report ranks Canada second overall behind Switzerland   A new international survey is...
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Jan 18

CIC Round of Invitation- 2nd Express Entry Draw is out on Jan 24 2018, i.e.- ‘444 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – January 24, 2018 See full...
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Jan 18

Ontario’s Express Entry-aligned Human Capital Priorities Stream issues new NOIs

Ontario’s Express Entry-aligned Human Capital Priorities Stream issues new NOIs   One of the most prominent Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee...
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Jan 18

Ontario announces increased allocation for 2018 and reopens Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario announces increased allocation for 2018 and reopens Human Capital Priorities Stream Seven other Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program streams also...
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Jan 18

Manitoba’s new Express Entry pathway invites its first candidates

Manitoba’s new Express Entry pathway invites its first candidates   155 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in January 11...
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11

Jan 18

IRCC starts 2018 with record low cut-off score for a first draw of the year

IRCC starts 2018 with record low cut-off score for a first draw of the year   Cut-off CRS score of...
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11

Jan 18

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications   First opening of first-come, first-served sub-category in 2018 announced January...
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11

Jan 18

Settlement funds can make or break your application for permanent residence

Settlement funds can make or break your application for permanent residence   IRCC introduced a 1.4% increase in required funds...
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Jan 18

CIC Round of Invitation- ‘Year 2018’ 1st Express Entry Draw is out on Jan 10 2018, i.e.- ‘446 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – January 10, 2018   Number of...
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10

Jan 18

Alberta announces higher nomination intake for 2018

Alberta announces higher nomination intake for 2018   Two new immigration streams expected this year, including one aligned with Express...
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Jan 18

A busy final quarter of 2017 for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs

A busy final quarter of 2017 for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs   Ontario, B.C. and Manitoba led the way, issuing...
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9

Jan 18

Nova Scotia nominates record number of immigrants in 2017

Nova Scotia nominates record number of immigrants in 2017   Atlantic province nominated more than 1,400 immigrants in 2017 Nova...
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9

Jan 18

Latest H-1B news parallels spike in U.S. searches on Canadian immigration

Latest H-1B news parallels spike in U.S. searches on Canadian immigration   U.S. President Donald Trump said to be considering...
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9

Jan 18

No job offer? No problem, new Express Entry report confirms

No job offer? No problem, new Express Entry report confirms   90% of invitations in first half of 2017 went...
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3

Jan 18

Parents and Grandparents Program now open to interested sponsors

Parents and Grandparents Program now open to interested sponsors   Online Interest to Sponsor form will be available until February 1,...
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3

Jan 18

A busy final quarter of 2017 for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs Brief:-

A busy final quarter of 2017 for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs   Ontario, B.C. and Manitoba led the way, issuing...
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3

Jan 18

2017: A pivotal year in Canadian immigration

2017: A pivotal year in Canadian immigration   Express Entry starts to shine, Provincial Nominee Programs innovate and Canada prioritizes...
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Dec 17

IRCC to reopen Parents and Grandparents Program in January

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will reopen its popular Parents and Grandparents Program on Jan. 2, 2018.   IRCC said the Interest...
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Dec 17

New report shows software engineers and designers leading Ontario nominees in 2017

A new progress report on the Canadian province of Ontario’s immigration strategy shows software engineers and designers as the leading...
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21

Dec 17

Canada invites 2,750 candidates to apply in Dec. 20 Express Entry draw

The Government of Canada has invited 2,750 candidates to apply for permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw that...
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21

Dec 17

28th Express Entry – is out on Dec 20 2017, i.e.- ‘446 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – December 20, 2017   Number of...
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Dec 17

Ontario announces additional nominations for 2017

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, has received an additional nomination allocation for 2017.  ...
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15

Dec 17

Labour shortage pushes Canadian job vacancies to record high, says report

Job vacancies in Canada’s private sector rose to a record high in the third quarter of 2017, says a new...
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15

Dec 17

House of Commons report calls on IRCC to repeal ‘excessive demand’ rules

A Parliamentary committee is recommending the repeal of a controversial section of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that refuses entry to immigrants...
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Dec 17

Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry Stream reopens briefly over weekend

Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream briefly reopened on Saturday, Dec. 9.   The Government of Nova...
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8

Dec 17

Alberta reaches nomination allocation for 2017

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, has reached its maximum allotment of 5,500 nomination certificates...
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8

Dec 17

Canada invites 2,750 candidates to apply in new Express Entry draw

The Government of Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence...
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Dec 17

27th Express Entry – is out on Dec 6 2017, i.e.- ‘452 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – December 6, 2017   Number of invitations issued: 2,750...
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5

Dec 17

IRCC pledges to have most PR applications from Live-in Caregiver Program completed in 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says it will have the backlog of permanent residence applications through the old Live-in Caregiver...
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4

Dec 17

November unemployment rate lowest in nearly a decade: Statistics Canada

Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point in nearly a decade in November, Statistics Canada’s new Labour Force Survey...
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Dec 17

Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows

Immigrants have made important gains in Canada’s workforce over the last 10 years and more than 50 per cent have...
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1

Dec 17

November kicks off promising start towards 2018 Express Entry targets

November has been a busy month for Canada’s Express Entry system, with four draws over its first three weeks.  ...
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25

Nov 17

Canada, Ontario announce new immigration agreement

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced a new agreement designed to enhance their efforts to recruit skilled immigrants...
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25

Nov 17

Changes coming to Canada’s medical inadmissibility rules

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says current medical inadmissibility rules for newcomers are out of touch with Canadian values and...
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23

Nov 17

Ontario reaches nomination allocation for 2017

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, has reached its provincial nomination allocation for 2017....
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16

Nov 17

26th Express Entry – is out on Nov 15 2017, i.e.- ‘439 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – November 15, 2017   No program specified...
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Nov 17

IRCC invites 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply in November 15 draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence...
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16

Nov 17

Manitoba restructures its Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba has announced a number of changes to its Provincial Nominee Program, including the creation of an in-demand occupations list and...
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9

Nov 17

IRCC Invites 2,000 Candidates to Apply in November 8 Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 2,000 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in...
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9

Nov 17

Express Entry Candidates Benefit from Ontario Immigration Stream

The reopening last week of the Canadian province of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities immigration stream allowed certain candidates in the Express Entry pool to...
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9

Nov 17

Increased Family Class Immigration Targets Follow Other Government Initiatives

When Canada’s Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen stood before the gathered press in Toronto last week to reveal and explain...
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8

Nov 17

25th Express Entry – is out on Oct 04 2017, i.e.- ‘458 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – November 8, 2017   No program specified  ...
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8

Nov 17

Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Reaches Registration Intake Limit

Ontario’s popular Human Capital Priorities immigration stream has reached its registration intake limit after reopening for registrations last Thursday, November 2. This...
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3

Nov 17

Canada to Welcome Nearly One Million New Immigrants Through 2020

Nearly one million new immigrants will settle in Canada between 2018 and 2020, under what Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has...
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3

Nov 17

Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream to Issue New NOIs and Accept Applications

One of the most popular Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams for immigration to Canada, Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream, is...
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1

Nov 17

Federal Skilled Trades Draw is out on Nov 1 2017, i.e.- ‘241 Score’

Federal Skilled Trades Program   See full text of Ministerial Instruction   Number of invitations issued CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate...
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1

Nov 17

24th Express Entry – Provincial Nomination Program Draw is out on Nov 1 2017, i.e.- ‘673 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – November 1, 2017 '   Provincial Nominee Program...
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1

Nov 17

Alberta to Launch Express Entry Immigration Stream

Alberta is set to launch an Express Entry stream in January, 2018, allowing the province to use a portion of...
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1

Nov 17

300,000 New Immigrants Per Year the ‘New Normal’: Immigration Minister

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen, has said that the country will welcome at least as many new immigrants in...
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28

Oct 17

Quebec to Welcome a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

The Canadian province of Quebec has released its Immigration Plan for 2018, with strategies in place to continue welcoming a...
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23

Oct 17

23rd Express Entry Draw is out on Oct 18 2017, i.e.- ‘436 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 18, 2017   No program...
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12

Oct 17

Ontario now accepting International Students – Masters and PhD Graduate Streams

The OINP is now accepting applications for the International Students - Masters Graduate Stream and International Students - PhD Graduate Stream.  ...
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11

Oct 17

Nova Scotia’s Express Entry Stream to Reopen for More Applications

The government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will accept up to 300 more applications through the Nova Scotia Demand:...
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4

Oct 17

22th Express Entry Draw is out on Oct 04 2017, i.e.- ‘438 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 4, 2017   No program specified...
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20

Sep 17

21th Express Entry Draw is out on Sep 20 2017, i.e.- ‘433 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – September 20, 2017   No program...
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6

Sep 17

20th Express Entry Draw is out on Sep 6 2017, i.e.- ‘435 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – September 6, 2017   No program...
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24

Aug 17

August 23 Express Entry Draw Has CRS Cut-Off Threshold of 434

A total of 3,035 candidates for immigration to Canada have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the...
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24

Aug 17

Saskatchewan Increases Intake for Popular Immigration Sub-Categories

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has increased the annual application intake thresholds for two popular immigration sub-categories of the Saskatchewan Immigrant...
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24

Aug 17

Seniors Look to Super Visa Program to Join Loved Ones in Canada

With Canada’s Parent and Grandparent sponsorship immigration program (PGP) currently closed for new applications, parents and grandparents who want to...
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24

Aug 17

19th Express Entry Draw is out on Aug 23rd 2017, i.e.- ‘434 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – August 23, 2017   No program...
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18

Aug 17

Ontario Launches Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream

A new Canadian immigration stream has been launched by the government of Ontario. The Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream, which...
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11

Aug 17

Saskatchewan Reopens ‘Occupations In-Demand’ Immigration Sub-Category for Skilled Workers

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan will welcome up to 1,200 new applications under the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category of...
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9

Aug 17

18th Express Entry Draw is out on Aug 9th 2017, i.e.- ‘433 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – August 9, 2017   No program...
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9

Aug 17

Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 2,991 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for permanent residence in the...
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3

Aug 17

Understanding the New Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupations List and Obtaining Licensure

Last week, on July 29, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan announced an expanded list of 43 in-demand occupations for two...
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3

Aug 17

Trump Unveils Plan to Slash US Immigration Numbers and Move to Merit-Based System

United States President Donald Trump and two Republican Senators have presented an immigration plan that would move the country towards...
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3

Aug 17

August 2 Express Entry Draw Invites 3,264 Candidates to Apply for Immigration to Canada

The first Express Entry draw in three weeks took place on August 2, with 3,264 candidates in the pool receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for...
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3

Aug 17

17th Express Entry Draw is out on Aug 2nd 2017, i.e.- ‘441 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – August 2, 2017   No program...
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28

Jul 17

Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category Reopens With Expanded Occupations List

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened with an expanded list of 43 in-demand...
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23

Jul 17

Mid-Summer Provincial Nominee Program Update

From coast to coast, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) continue to allow workers, graduates, entrepreneurs, and their families with a pathway to...
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17

Jul 17

CRS Cut-Off Threshold Decreases in July 12 Express Entry Draw

Candidates in the Express Entry pool for immigration to Canada with 440 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points have been invited to apply for Canadian...
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13

Jul 17

16th Express Entry Draw is out on July 12th 2017, i.e.- ‘440 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July 12, 2017   No program...
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7

Jul 17

Nova Scotia Reopens Express Entry Stream, Closes Within Hours

On the morning of July 5, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia reopened a popular category of its Nova Scotia Demand:...
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5

Jul 17

Ontario Provides List of Targeted Occupations for Express Entry Immigration Stream

A range of candidates in the Express Entry pool who have work experience in one of many Information and Communications Technology (ICT)...
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30

Jun 17

First Express Entry Draw Since Recent Changes Sees CRS Threshold of 449

A total of 3,409 candidates for immigration to Canada have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the latest Express Entry draw, which took...
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30

Jun 17

Ontario Express Entry Stream Targets Information and Communications Technology Workers

Candidates in the Express Entry pool for immigration to Canada with work experience in the Information and Communications Technology Sector (ICT) are...
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29

Jun 17

15th Express Entry Draw is out on June 28th 2017, i.e.- ‘449 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – June 28, 2017   No...
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16

Jun 17

Applicants for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship May Have Second Chance

At the recent Canadian Bar Association (Immigration Section) conference, a representative of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stated that...
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16

Jun 17

Information on Future Express Entry Draw(s)

Recent months have seen a consistent trend of Express Entry draws occurring every two weeks on Wednesday morning. Following the...
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13

Jun 17

IRCC Makes Slight Revision to CRS Ranking Approach

Candidates in the Express Entry pool with tied scores under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) are now ranked according to the precise date and...
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6

Jun 17

New Changes to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System Now In Effect

As of June 6, 2017, candidates in the Express Entry pool who have a sibling in Canada may obtain additional points under...
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1

Jun 17

Ontario Launches New Express Entry Stream for Tradespersons

The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populated province and a magnet for immigrants the world over, has announced a new...
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1

Jun 17

May 31 Express Entry Draw: Lowest Ever Points Requirement for FSW and CEC Candidates

The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has seen candidates with 413 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points receive an Invitation to...
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31

May 17

14th Express Entry Draw is out on May 31st 2017, i.e.- ‘413 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May 31, 2017   No...
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27

May 17

13th Express Entry Draw is out on May 26th 2017, i.e.- ‘775 Score and 199 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May 26, 2017   See...
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27

May 17

May 26 Express Entry Draw Invites Candidates With CRS Scores As Low As 199

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new type of Express Entry draw, with two separate Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off thresholds...
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23

May 17

Express Entry PNP Update: Provinces Continue to Welcome New Applications

Some of Canada’s most desired destination provinces have been active with respect to their Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams this Spring,...
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17

May 17

12th Express Entry Draw is out on May 17th 2017, i.e.- ‘415 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #62 – May 17, 2017  ...
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17

May 17

Saskatchewan Occupation List Revised

Candidates should note that there has been a slight change in the list of eligible occupations for this sub-category. Whereas...
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10

May 17

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) – Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream: Issuance of Notifications of Interest

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will resume issuing Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to applicants who qualify for Ontario’s Express...
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4

May 17

11th Express Entry Draw is out on May 4th 2017, i.e.- ‘423 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #61 – May 4, 2017 MINISTERIAL...
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3

May 17

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Revised

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry will reopen in the coming weeks.   When it opens, It will accept 250 applications...
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28

Apr 17

Manitoba- Province Nomination Program (MPNP) Skilled Worker Application fee takes effect May 15th 2017

The MPNP will begin charging a non-refundable $500 fee for skilled workers effective 9:00 a.m. CST May 15, 2017.  ...
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28

Apr 17

Nova Scotia to Reopen Express Entry PNP Stream “In the Coming Weeks”

A popular Canadian immigration stream in Nova Scotia will reopen for the first time since 2015 “in the coming weeks,”...
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19

Apr 17

10th Express Entry Draw is out on April 19th 2017, i.e.- ‘415 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #60 – April 19, 2017  ...
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13

Apr 17

9th Express Entry Draw is out on April 12th 2017, i.e.- ‘423 Score

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #59 – April 12, 2017  ...
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5

Apr 17

8th Express Entry Draw is out on April 5th 2017, i.e.- ‘431 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #58 – April 5, 2017  ...
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1

Apr 17

Canada to welcome more French-speaking skilled immigrants with new changes to Express Entry

March 31, 2017—Moncton, NB – Canadians are building a world-leading innovation economy. One way to do this is by making improvements...
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24

Mar 17

7th Express Entry Draw is out on March 24th 2017, i.e.- ‘441 Score’

MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING INVITATIONS TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE UNDER THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM (MARCH 24, 2017)   Determination — number...
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18

Mar 17

Saskatchewan Express Entry Introduce new Application Fee With Effect From 1 April 2017.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) will be required to pay an application fee of $300 CAD when submitting the application. The...
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4

Mar 17

Merit- Based Immigration system for USA

Trump called for the US to change its immigration system to be “merit-based”   “Merit-based immigration” is about changing the...
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1

Mar 17

6th Express Entry Draw is out on March 1st 2017, i.e.- ‘434 Score’

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #56 – March 1, 2017  ...
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22

Feb 17

5th Express Entry Draw is out on February 22, 2017, i.e.- ‘441 Score’

MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING INVITATIONS TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE UNDER THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM (FEBRUARY 22, 2017)   Determination —...
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22

Feb 17

(OINP) Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Now open

The OINP is now accepting 2017 applications for the International Masters Graduate Stream and International PhD Graduate Stream.   The OINP is also...
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17

Feb 17

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will be Re-opening and Launching Online Application

Next week i.e.- 21 Feb 2017, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be reopening and launching online applications for...
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9

Feb 17

4th Express Entry Draw is out on February 8, 2017, i.e.- ‘447 Score’

The 4th Express Entry Draw of Canada is here and check out what it has in store for aspirants !...
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26

Jan 17

Now it easier to apply The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) for French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has launched a new online application process to make it easier to apply to...
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26

Jan 17

3rd Express Entry Draw is out on January 25, 2017, i.e.- ‘453 Score’

MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING INVITATIONS TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE UNDER THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM (JANUARY 25, 2017) Determination — number...
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19

Jan 17

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Updates

On, January 12, 2017 The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has fulfilled its 2016 federal nomination allocation. The OINP will continue...
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12

Jan 17

2nd Express Entry Draw is out on January 11, 2017, i.e.- ‘459 Score’

There was a Express Entry Draw on ​11th January 2017 and minimum CRS points that were given an ITA was...
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Express Entry Draw

5

Jan 17

‘2017’ 1st Express Entry Draw is out on January 04, 2017

There was a Express Entry Draw on ​4th January 2017 and minimum CRS points that were given an ITA was...
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27th Express Entry Draw

4

Jan 17

27th Express Entry Draw is out on December 22, 2016

Express Entry Draw on  22nd December 2016 There was a Express Entry Draw on  22nd December 2016 and minimum CRS points that were given an ITA was...
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Canada Express Entry System

17

Dec 16

26th Express Entry Draw is out on December 16, 2016

There was a Express Entry Draw on ​16th December 2016 and minimum CRS points that were given an ITA was ​497 points under the express entry system.   MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING INVITATIONS TO APPLY...
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6

Dec 16

Express Entry Exclusive: Human Capital, Skills and Experience to Become More Prominent Under New System

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has provided important new information about the future of the Express Entry selection system. By drawing...
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Canada 4th Express Entry Draw is out on February

4

Dec 16

25th Express Entry Draw is out on November 30, 2016

There was a Express Entry Draw on 30th November 2016 and minimum CRS points that were given an ITA was...
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