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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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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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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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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Three employers recognized for work with newcomers, including Paramount Fine Foods

Three companies who are leaders in employing and supporting newcomers to Canada have been recognized with 2018 Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment. Every year through these awards, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes local businesses’ innovative efforts to improve the integration of newcomers into the labour market across Canada. This year’s winners were announced […]

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Canada invites 3,000 Express Entry candidates in March 14 draw


The Government of Canada has invited 3,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw that took place on March 14. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 456. This draw took place after the first three-week gap between draws in 2018. The previous draws this year […]

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New action plan aims to increase francophone immigration outside of Quebec


A new joint action plan uniting Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments is aiming to raise the number of French-speaking immigrants who are settling outside of Quebec. The plan’s unveiling on Friday, March 2, followed a meeting  of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for immigration and Canada’s francophone communities. The plan establishes a target […]

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IRCC launches Fraud Prevention Month


Canada’s Immigration Ministry is dedicating the month of March to highlighting the risks of fraud as part of a government-wide education campaign on the issue. In a statement, Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, said Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will undertake a number of activities to promote awareness on topics like immigration scams and […]

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New Express Entry draw invites 3,000 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence


Canada has invited 3,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place on Wednesday, February 21. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking Score for this draw was 442. The total of 3,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) that were issued in this latest draw is also the same as the February […]

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