Mid-Fall Provincial Nominee Program Update


The past few weeks have witnessed plenty of immigration activity among Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), as provinces across the country continue to welcome applications from a wide range of workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs. The PNPs allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals for permanent immigration. Some PNP streams, known as enhanced streams, are […]

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Age Definition of Dependent Children on Canadian Immigration Applications to Increase


October 24, 2017 marks the day when the definition of dependent children on Canadian immigration applications Canada will increase to include children under 22 years of age. In May of this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that eligible immigration applications received on or after October 24, 2017 will be processed based on […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-October, 2017


The following is a summary of Canadian immigration and citizenship news events that have taken place over the past couple of weeks. Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow on social […]

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Slight Decrease in CRS Points Requirement in October 18 Express Entry Draw


The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has taken place, with 2,757 candidates in the pool invited to apply on October 18. The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) on this occasion was 436, down from the 438 required […]

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Ontario Accepting Applications for Masters and PhD Graduate Streams


The Canadian province of Ontario has reopened two popular immigration streams for international post-graduates who studied in the province: the Masters Graduate stream, and the PhD Graduate stream. Both of these streams are connected with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Through the OINP, the government of Ontario […]

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New Regulations Now in Effect, Making Canadian Citizenship Easier to Obtain


As of October 11, permanent residents in Canada can apply for Canadian citizenship — a process known as naturalization — more easily and sooner than before, following the implementation of key measures contained in Bill C-6, which was passed into law last June. Whereas previously permanent residents had to accumulate at least four years of […]

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Supreme Court rejects De Lima petition to quash drug charges

Supreme Court rejects De Lima petition to quash drug charges

Voting 9-6 on Tuesday, the Supreme Court justices rejected Sen. Leila de Lima’s petition to quash her indictment for drug trafficking, ruling that the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs prematurely sought their intervention to void the arrest warrant issued against her by the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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Nova Scotia’s Express Entry Stream to Reopen for More Applications


The government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will accept up to 300 more applications through the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream, starting at 9 a.m. local time (8 a.m. EST) on Wednesday, October 11. These applications will be accepted under Category B of the stream. A job offer is not required, but eligible […]

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Express Entry Report: Looking at the Third Quarter of 2017


So far, 2017 has proven to be a dynamic and active year for Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system. At the end of this year’s third quarter, the number of candidates issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is the highest it has ever been since Canada first introduced the Express Entry selection system in January, […]

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CanadaVisa News Briefs for October, 2017


The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian immigration and citizenship that have taken place over the past couple of weeks. Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow us […]

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