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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Express Entry nears 2017’s invitation record after setting new October high


Last month saw the Government of Canada more than double the number of invitations to apply for permanent residence that it issued to Express Entry candidates in October 2017, leaving it less than 12,000 invitations away from last year’s record-setting annual total. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 11,700 Invitations To Apply (ITAs) over […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs | November 5 to November 9, 2018


The CanadaVisa News Briefs outline Canadian immigration updates that occurred in recent weeks. The CanadaVisa team shares Canadian immigration news across various social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Sign up, follow or like CanadaVisa on of these social media channels to receive the latest Canada immigration updates in your personal feed. • Manitoba […]

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Ottawa’s immigrant workforce a ‘golden opportunity’ for companies, says local board of trade


Ottawa companies concerned about access to skilled labour would benefit from tapping the city’s pool of highly educated immigrants, says a new survey by the Ottawa Board of Trade. According to the organization’s 2018 Ottawa Business Growth Survey, companies with recent experience hiring immigrants reported benefits such as enhanced innovation, productivity and profits, access to […]

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City’s immigrant workforce a ‘golden opportunity’ for local companies, says Ottawa Board of Trade


Ottawa companies concerned about access to skilled labour would benefit from tapping the city’s pool of highly educated immigrants, says a new survey by the Ottawa Board of Trade. According to the organization’s 2018 Ottawa Business Growth Survey, companies with recent experience hiring immigrants reported benefits such as enhanced innovation, productivity and profits, access to […]

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Report calls for big increase in immigration to New Brunswick as labour shortages rise


Immigration to New Brunswick will need to increase to around 7,500 newcomers a year if the province is to overcome the population and labour market shortage “crisis” it is now facing, says a new report.    Produced by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC), the report warns that the province is on track to losing […]

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Trudeau says immigration gives Canada ‘competitive advantage’ over U.S.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s immigration policies are giving it a big advantage over the United States when it comes to attracting business.   “We’re a country that’s open to immigration right now,” he said earlier this week, on the eve of the November 6 U.S. mid-term elections. “Being able to get the top […]

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IRCC now accepting results of new TCF Canada language test


Pour lire cet article, cliquez ici.  The Government of Canada is now accepting the results of a new test as proof of language ability for French-speaking economic immigration candidates applying for permanent residence.   The Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) is administered by the French government-run Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) to test […]

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IRCC accepte les résultats du nouveau TCF Canada comme preuve de capacités linguistiques pour le français.


Le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé qu’il accepte les résultats au test de connaissance de français (TCF) pour le Canada aux fins des demandes de résidence permanente par le biais de l’immigration économique.  Cet examen est administré par le Centre international d’études pédagogiques (le CIEP, géré par le gouvernement français) et il teste les capacités […]

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