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: Express Entry immigration stream, starting at 9 a.m. local time (8 a.m. EST) on Wednesday, October 11. These applications will be accepted under Category B of the stream. A job offer is not required, but eligible […]

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Express Entry Report: Looking at the Third Quarter of 2017


So far, 2017 has proven to be a dynamic and active year for Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system. At the end of this year’s third quarter, the number of candidates issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is the highest it has ever been since Canada first introduced the Express Entry selection system in January, […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs for October, 2017


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

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IRCC Invites 2,801 Express Entry Candidates in October 4 Draw


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 2,801 more candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, in an Express Entry draw that took place on October 4. Candidates in the pool with 438 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) on this occasion. Invited candidates have 90 […]

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Important Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act to Come Into Effect Next Week


Permanent residents of Canada can enjoy a quicker, simpler citizenship naturalization process after key measures contained in Bill C-6, Changes to the Citizenship Act, come into effect next week on October 11. Speaking in Brampton, Ontario on October 4, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen, stated that changes have been “long awaited by permanent residents” […]

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Trump Adds Venezuela, North Korea, Chad to New Travel Ban


United States President Donald Trump has added Venezuela, North Korea, and Chad to the list of countries directly affected by a so-called ‘travel ban’, in doing so severely limiting the ability of some people from those countries to enter the US. The three additions to the list join Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia, whose […]

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Federal, Provincial Ministers Reach Consensus on Increasing Canadian Immigration Levels


Political leaders responsible for immigration issues in Canada have agreed that increasing immigration levels and establishing multi-year targets would help meet labour market needs across the country. The consensus was reached at a meeting of the Forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration (FMRI), which met in Toronto last week. This FMRI includes members from the […]

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Slight Decrease in CRS Cut-Off Threshold in September 20 Express Entry Draw


The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada through the Express Entry selection system has decreased to 433 in the latest draw from the pool, which took place on September 20, 2017. This is the joint-lowest CRS cut-off threshold since changes to the […]

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Express Entry Reforms in 2016 Led to More Candidates Invited Based on Human Capital Factors


Improvements made to Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system last November led to far more candidates being issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence based on their human capital factors alone, without needing to obtain additional points for factors such as obtaining a job offer or a provincial nomination. Prior to the set […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs for September, 2017


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

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