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


An internal report by the Government of Canada shows highly skilled economic immigrants earning the same or more than the average Canadian annual income soon after their arrival. Obtained by The Canadian Press (CP) through an Access to Information request, the report looks at the economic and social outcomes of newcomers to Canada in its […]

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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 Notification of Interest to candidates in the Express Entry pool in two draws, which took place on April 11 and 12. The draws conducted were for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Express Entry-aligned French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) and Skilled Trades Stream […]

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April 11 sees largest Express Entry draw of 2018


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has issued 3,500 invitations to apply to candidates in the Express Entry pool in a draw that took place on Wednesday, April 11. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during this draw was 444. The cut-off score is two points lower than the previous […]

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


By Kareem El-Assal, Senior Research Associate, Immigration The Conference Board of Canada In November 2017, the federal government tabled just the second multi-year immigration plan in Canadian history. In a forthcoming Conference Board of Canada study, we find that the 2018-2020 immigration plan puts us on the right track in terms of helping Canada mitigate […]

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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 as 351 were issued an invitation. On March 26, candidates in Canada’s Express Entry pool were selected by Ontario and invited to apply for a nomination through its Human Capital Priorities Stream, or HCP. A […]

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Quebec announces Express Entry-style economic immigration intake system


Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The Government of Quebec unveiled plans today for a new Expression of Interest system modelled on the federal Express Entry system. The new Expression of Interest (Déclaration d’intérêt) system will manage candidate profiles for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Quebec’s Immigration Ministry, the Ministère de l’Immigration, et de […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs | March 19 to March 23, 2018


This is a summary of Canadian immigration news events that happened over the past week. Our Canadian immigration news briefs keep you up to date on the latest Canadian immigration news as it unfolds. These articles are shared across all our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Make sure to follow us […]

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


The Government of Canada has invited 3,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place Monday, March 26. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score was 446. Today’s score is 10 points lower than the previous draw, which took place on March 14. This is first time in 2018 that […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs | March 14 to March 21, 2018


This is a summary of Canadian immigration news events that happened over the past week. Our Canadian immigration news briefs keep you up to date on the latest Canadian immigration news as it unfolds. These articles are shared across all our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Make sure to follow us […]

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