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Canada conducts largest first draw of the year in Express Entry history

IRCC starts 2019 with 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence The Government of Canada kicked off the new Express Entry year in impressive style Thursday, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with scores as low as 449. This was the highest number of invitations issued in a first …

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will be felt this year

Three new Express Entry-linked PNP streams were created in 2018 and others were improved Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.  The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces …

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Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Citizens of certain countries are exempt from the requirement to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). For these individuals, the government of Canada has introduced what is known as electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Before the eTA system was introduced, visa-exempt foreign nationals seeking entry to Canada were not systematically screened for admissibility until they arrived at a Canadian …

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Canada’s biometric rule extending to Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas

Requirement will come into effect December 31 for these regions On December 31, Canada’s mandatory fingerprints and photo requirement, known as bio-metrics, will apply to people from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. This is the second phase of Canada’s bio-metrics expansion, which started late July, when the requirement was implemented for applicants from Europe, the Middle …

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PEI issues new invitations to Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Work Permit candidates

PEI has now issued 1,240 invitations through its Express Entry and Labour Market categories in 2018 Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in a new draw held December 20.  A total of 65 invitations were issued to Express …

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Manitoba issues 492 invitations in second December draw

Express Entry candidates among those issued Letter of Advice to Apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence Manitoba held its second Expression of Interest draw of December on Thursday, issuing 492 invitations to immigration candidates in its Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.  These streams are part of the Manitoba …

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Canada breaks Express Entry invitation record and drops minimum score to lowest of 2018

Invitations reach 89,800 while minimum score drops to 439 Canada set a new Express Entry invitation record Wednesday in a draw featuring the lowest minimum score of 2018. The December 19 draw issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 439. Express Entry manages the pool …

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Express Entry on the verge of breaking ITA record with latest draw

IRCC now only 124 invitations away from new Express Entry invitation record The Government of Canada moved another step closer to surpassing the record for invitations issued in a single year through the Express Entry economic immigration system with a new draw held Wednesday. The 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITAs) issued …

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Saskatchewan issues new invitations to Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates

Saskatchewan has now issued 4,080 invitations through its new Expression of Interest system since July Saskatchewan has issued 743 new invitations to candidates in its Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry immigration sub-categories in draws held December 6. The bulk of these invitations — 532 — went to candidates in Occupation In-Demand candidates. The remaining 211 invitations went …

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