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Express Entry draw finally resumes after a long pandemic-led dry spell

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The much-anticipated Express Entry draw, after a hiatus of over one-and-a-half years, resumed on July 6, 2022. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was a high 557 and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 1,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. This was a significant all-program draw, which also included […]

Drop in Express Entry score continues

New countries added for expedited refugee processing

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Starting in June 2017, refugee claimants from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt, and Yemen will be eligible for expedited processing if they are already in Canada.  Claimants selected for expedited processing will have an opportunity to submit documents to support their claim.  Then a decision-maker from the Refugee Protection Division will either accept the claim based on […]

Canada to welcome 1,000,000 immigrants over the next 3 years

Express Entry score continues to drop

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Two Express Entry draws have happened so far in April 2017. The score on April 5th was 431, and 3,753 invitations to apply were sent to the highest scoring applicants in the pool. A week later, the score dropped substantially to 423, with 3,923 invitations to apply issued. Further information released for Atlantic Immigration Pilot […]

First candidates selected under Express Entry become permanent residents

Immigration highlights from Canada’s 2017 budget

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Canada’s recent 2017 budget allotted $7.8 million over two years to fund the Global Talent Stream under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This stream is designed to support companies that need foreign talent to help and fast-track investments that create jobs and growth for Canadians. Under the stream, skilled foreign workers hired by qualifying companies […]

Biometrics collection is now easier within’ Canada

New immigration program for Atlantic Canada announced

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Introducing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project The Federal government has just announced an exciting new pilot project for Canada’s Atlantic region.  Starting in March 2017, the four Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) will accept up to 2000 applicants and their families as new permanent residents. The program […]

Canada to welcome 1,000,000 immigrants over the next 3 years

UCI numbers increase to ten digits

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American travel ban temporarily suspended Canada has been relatively well-insulated from the immigration chaos that erupted south of the border when U.S. President Donald Trump announced a travel ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  The travel ban has been temporarily lifted, meaning that people from these designated countries are […]

New countries added for expedited refugee processing

Drop in Express Entry score continues

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Express Entry score continues to drop The Express Entry score continues to drop.  The last draw was held on January 11, 2017.  The minimum score was 459 and 3,334 people were invited to apply for permanent residence. Canada gets a new immigration minister On January 10, 2017, John McCallum stepped down as the Minister of […]

‘Immigrants are creating jobs – not taking them’: New Horizons Media Inc. on Global News

Canada’s existing immigration programs see important changes

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced several important changes to existing immigration programs. Spousal sponsorships On December 15, 2016, IRCC released detailed changes to the way spousal sponsorships would be submitted and processed in 2017. These changes include: Creating one application package to be used by all applicants instead of the two […]

Invites to Parents and Grandparents Program continue to soar

Changes to Canadian citizenship laws – Interview with Kerry Molitor, RCIC

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The proposed changes in the Canadian citizenship laws are explained by Kerry Molitor, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant . She points out the changes in the application fees, in the time residents have to spend in Canada before applying for citizenship, and in the age range in regard to the language requirements. Also, she explains when […]

Celebrate Citizenship Week

What is Express Entry? Interview with Kerry Molitor, RCIC

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On January 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced Express Entry, a new electronic system to process applications for permanent residence from skilled workers and tradespersons. We invited Kerry Molitor, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, to explain how the new system works, how it differs from the old one, how long the application processing times would […]

Faster than ever, more sponsored couples are being reunited

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