Express Entry: 392 PNP candidates receive ITAs

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:08:34 +0000

Canada held another round of Express Entry invitations on June 24, inviting candidates who had provincial nominations. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 392 invitations to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 696 and above. All these candidates had previously received provincial nominations and were awarded an additional 600 points toward their […]

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Express Entry Draw: Lowest CRS for CEC candidates since 2017

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:42:21 +0000

The new Express Entry round issued 3,559 invitations to CEC candidates on June 11. The cut-off score of 437  is a decrease of three points from the previous CEC draw on May 28, which had a minimum score of 440 and was the lowest CRS requirement of 2020. That draw was also the largest CEC-specific […]

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IRCC to process temporary visas and eTAs for immediate family

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 21:03:26 +0000

Immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents can now obtain the necessary documents to enter Canada temporarily. Processing of temporary resident visas (TRVs) and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs) will remain temporarily suspended except for exempt individuals travelling to Canada for essential purposes and eligible immediate family members who intend on remaining in Canada […]

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New Express Entry draw invites PNP candidates

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 15:39:12 +0000

Canada has just held a new Express Entry draw, inviting 341 candidates with provincial nominations. This is the seventh draw targeting Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) recipients from the federal Express Entry system since special coronavirus measures went into place on March 18. Canada has been alternating between holding Express Entry draws targeting PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) […]

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Why Canada needs an Agri-Food Immigration Program

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:35:21 +0000

Canada’s recent launch of its Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is long overdue. For decades, the country has struggled to find enough workers to support one of its most important industries. The agri-food industry results in $110 billion in domestic sales each year, plus an additional $65 billion in export sales. The industry supports 1 in every […]

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Express Entry: 385 PNP candidates receive ITAs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 13:27:34 +0000

Canada has just held a new Express Entry draw, inviting candidates who had previously received a provincial nomination. A total of 385 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to Express Entry candidates in the May 27 invitation round. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in the Express Entry pool are awarded an additional 600 points on […]

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Tips to cross the Canada-U.S. border for immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 07:00:50 +0000

U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the U.S. have options to immigrate to Canada even during the coronavirus pandemic. Canada is still processing permanent and temporary immigration applications. For U.S. nationals, and visa holders, this means it is still possible to come to Canada to work, or reunite with family. Rules for travelling to Canada […]

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More IELTS and CELPIP test dates becoming available

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 07:00:21 +0000

Completing an English or French language test that is officially recognized by the Canadian government is mandatory for skilled worker candidates that want to secure a permanent residence (PR) visa to move to Canada. In fact, obtaining high language test scores is among the best ways of increasing your odds of successfully immigrating to Canada. […]

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Canada launches Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 20:16:10 +0000

Applications are now being accepted for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot. The pilot is intended to address the labour needs of Canadian employers in the meat processing, mushroom and greenhouse production, and livestock-raising industries. Temporary visa holders who are already in Canada working in these fields will be able to apply for permanent residence under the […]

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New Express Entry draw: 529 PNP candidates invited

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 14:17:55 +0000

Canada invited 529 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on May 13, 2020. Canada has now invited 34,829 immigration candidates so far this year. Only candidates who had received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were invited in the latest draw, which is why the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off […]

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