CanadaVisa News Briefs | January 11 to 18, 2018


The following is a summary of Canadian immigration and citizenship news events that happened over the past week. Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest Canadian immigration news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across all our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow us on […]

Read more

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


Ontario has announced an increased allocation for 2018 and the opening of its popular Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, along with seven others. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has been given the green light to nominate 6,600 immigrants in 2018, an increase of 600 more than its official 2017 allocation from Canada’s federal […]

Read more

New Canada Service Corps encourages Canadian youth to serve communities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today launched the design phase of Canada Service Corps, Canada’s new national youth service initiative. Canada Service Corps will encourage young Canadians — be they born here or immigrants to Canada —  to get involved in service to their communities and gain valuable skills and experience that will benefit them in […]

Read more

Global migration is focus of debate series at York University tomorrow

York University is hosting a panel discussion on Global Migration January 18, as part of its Glendon Global Debates series at the Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus, from 6:45-9 p.m. Experts will discuss how the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East has shaped political discourse around the world – particularly in North America and Europe. The […]

Read more

Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean responds to President Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comment

While discussing immigration in a recent meeting in the Oval Office, President Trump allegedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and countries in Africa as “shitholes.” “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?” he said, according to a number of media outlets, including CNN and the Washington Post. “Why do we […]

Read more

Task Force on Irregular Migration updates public on how they’re dealing with illegal border crossings

The Canadian government’s Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration met yesterday to discuss latest progress and ongoing co-ordinating efforts to address irregular migration, namely the influx of border crossings from the United States since President Donald Trump took office. In 2017, over 20,593 asylum claims were made between Ports of Entry. Ninety-one percent […]

Read more

Manitoba’s new Express Entry pathway invites its first candidates


Manitoba’s new Express Entry-aligned pathway has invited 155 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its first-ever draw. Conducted on Thursday, January 11, the draw saw the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issue 155 Letters of Advice to Apply, or LAAs, to eligible candidates through the Manitoba Express Entry Pathway. In order to receive an […]

Read more

Immigration officials find own website ‘confusing and not user friendly’

Reprinted with permission from Toronto Star It turns out Canada’s immigration officials are as confused as prospective immigrants and travellers by the information provided on their own department website. “We expect clients to know just what to do because ‘it’s on the website,’ ” says an internal Immigration Department document from last year. “Yet, even […]

Read more