IRCC reduces Express Entry permanent residence application deadline to 60 days


Express Entry candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply, or ITA, for Canadian permanent residence will now only have 60 calendar days to submit their complete electronic application, the Government of Canada announced Tuesday. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the revised deadline will only apply to Express Entry candidates who receive an ITA […]

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Minimum CRS drops to 442 in second Express Entry draw in 11 days


The Government of Canada has issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to 3,750 Express Entry candidates in a new draw held on June 25, 2018. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score was 442. Today’s all-programs draw is the second Express Entry invitation round in 11 days and is the second consecutive draw in […]

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Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category closes just hours after opening


Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category has now closed, just hours after the first-come, first-served provincial immigration pathway reopened to 400 new applications. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) opened the Express Entry-linked sub-category on Wednesday, June 13, and said it would close as soon as it reached its intake limit of 400 new applications. That […]

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Canada conducts largest Express Entry draw of 2018


The Government of Canada conducted its largest Express Entry draw of 2018 on Wednesday, June 13, issuing 3,750 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores of 451 or above. Prior to the 3,750 Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, issued in today’s all-program invitation round, the largest all-program draw from […]

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Global Talent Stream adds 3 new occupations to in-demand list


The Government of Canada marked the one-year anniversary of its Global Talent Stream pilot project Tuesday by adding three new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics occupations to the list of those deemed in-demand by the program. The three new occupations are Engineering Managers (NOC 0211), Architecture and Science Managers (NOC 0212) and Mathematicians and Statisticians […]

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CRS score reaches new 2018 low in latest Express Entry round


The Government of Canada held a new Express Entry draw on Wednesday, May 23, issuing 3,500 invitations to apply for permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off score for this draw was 440. Today’s score is a new low for 2018, surpassing the previous low of 441 that was established in the invitation round on April […]

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Medically inadmissible to Canada before? Things have changed

On April 16, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen announced changes to the medical inadmissibility provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to ensure the country’s immigration policies better reflect the importance Canada places on the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Under the 40-year-old policy, applicants could be found medically inadmissible to Canada […]

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CRS cut-off reaches new 2018 low in latest Express Entry draw


The Government of Canada has invited 3,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in a draw that took place on April 25. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 441. The cut-off score for this draw is three points lower than the previous invitation round on April 11, which […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs | April 12 to April 16, 2018


This is a summary of Canadian immigration news events that took place 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 […]

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Canada revises controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants


The Government of Canada has announced major changes to its controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigration candidates that are expected to reduce the number of refusals significantly. The changes stop short of a recommendation by Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to abolish Section 38-1(C) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which bars […]

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