Canada conducts largest first draw of the year in Express Entry history

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:29:33 +0000

The Government of Canada kicked off the new Express Entry year in impressive style Thursday, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with scores as low as 449.   This was the highest number of invitations issued in a first draw of the year in Express Entry’s five-year history, marking the start […]

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SUCCESS receives funding to provide pre-arrival services

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 20:14:21 +0000

Vancouver-based SUCCESS will help more newcomers before they arrive in Canada Pre-arrival settlement services help soon-to-be immigrants understand what they’ll be facing in Canada as new arrivals. The federal government has announced it will give Vancouver-based immigrant services agency SUCCESS  $22.4 million in funding to help deliver these important services. SUCCESS has already been offering […]

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Canada’s parents and grandparents sponsorship program will reopen in late January

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 18:26:48 +0000

Canada’s parents and grandparents sponsorship program will reopen to expressions of interest in late January 2019,  the Government of Canada has announced.   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided the update in a tweet and said details of the next opening will be released “in the coming weeks.” The Parents and Grandparents Program, known as the […]

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Express Entry: 2018 was big, and 2019 could be bigger

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:53:00 +0000

Canada’s Express Entry system had a banner 2018, and the coming year could be even more exceptional.   Express Entry, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled immigration programs, issued a record 89,800 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 — the most issued in a single year since […]

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Express Entry on the verge of breaking ITA record with latest draw

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:38:15 +0000

The Government of Canada moved another step closer to surpassing the record for invitations issued in a single year through the Express Entry economic immigration system with a new draw held Wednesday.  The 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITAs) issued today puts the total number issued in 2018 at 85,900 — just […]

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New pilot program to help visible minority newcomer women

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:32:46 +0000

IRCC to support racialized newcomer women overcome barriers to employment Visible minority newcomer women have the lowest median annual income of all newcomer groups at $26,624. They are also more likely to be unemployed, according to data from the 2016 Census. Visible minority newcomer women can face many barriers to employment, prompting the launch of […]

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Rare Thursday draw issues 3,900 invitations to Express Entry candidates


The Government of Canada has issued 3,900 new invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held November 15. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this extremely rare Thursday draw was 449.  Today’s invitation round brings the number of invitations issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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Minimum score decreases by five points in latest Express Entry draw


The Government of Canada has invited 3,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held Monday, October 15. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this invitation round returned to 440, which is the lowest score drawn this year. Today’s minimum score is five points less than the minimum Comprehensive […]

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Taking Citizenship Week in Canada to new heights

Celebrating Canadian citizenship It’s Citizenship Week (October 8 to 14, 2018) and there are 72 special citizenship ceremonies happening across the country this week, including a special CN Tower ceremony in Toronto where six new citizens braved the EdgeWalk,  the world’s highest hands-free walk, while taking the oath of citizenship — 116 storeys from the […]

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Express Entry set multiple records in the 3rd quarter of 2018


The Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration system had a banner third quarter of 2018, issuing a record high number of invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence over the months of July, August and September.  Introduced in 2015, the  Express Entry system manages the pool of eligible candidates in Canada’s three main economic immigration […]

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