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Sixth Express Entry draw: 1637 Invitations issued, lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) required was 453

On March 27, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced a record breaking Express Entry draw.
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Nova Scotia Welcoming More Immigrants Than At Any Time In Last 10 Years

The government of Nova Scotia has stated that 2,661 immigrants settled in the province last year, more than at any point over the past decade.
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Ground-breaking Express Entry draw: 1620 Invitations issued, lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) required was 481

For the first time since its introduction on January 1st, 2015, Canada’s Express Entry application management system has resulted in invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence being issued to candidates with less than 600 CRS points.

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More Immigrants To Canada Heading West, Fewer To Toronto Area

The proportion of new immigrants to Canada settling in Toronto dropped to 33 per cent in 2010, from 48 per cent in 2000. The decade of the 2000s saw a rising share of new arrivals opting instead for other destinations, particularly medium-sized cities on the Prairies.
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Canadian Immigration Applicants Warned Of Scam

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the federal agency that is responsible for border enforcement, immigration enforcement and customs services, has warned in a press release of a scam asking applicants for Canadian immigration for money.
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Quebec Allocates 6,300 Places For Skilled Worker Program

The government of Quebec has announced that it will receive a maximum of 6,300 applications for a Quebec Selection Certificate through its Quebec Skilled Worker Program, which is due to reopen later this year.
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Hamilton Outlines Immigration Strategy At United Nations Meeting

The Canadian city of Hamilton, situated south of Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario, was the only Canadian city represented among global metropolises talking about their immigration strategies at a recent meeting hosted by the United Nations in New York City.
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Foreign Workers made up less than two percent of Canadian workforce between 2002 and 2012

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has reported that foreign workers made up less than two percent of the overall labour force in Canada between the years 2002 and 2012, inclusive.
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China To Provide 10-year Multiple Entry Visas To Canadians

The government of Canada has announced that it has reached an agreement with Beijing whereby Canadians will be allowed 10-year multiple entry visas into China for business, family or tourist purposes. The news was greeted positively by the Canadian business community.
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Immigrants’ Personal Information May Be Shared Under Proposed Law

The sharing of personal information between government departments for enforcement purposes has been included in a proposed law, published Friday.

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R&B Star Chris Brown Denied Entry To Canada

Chris Brown, the American R&B star who infamously pleaded guilty to an assault charge after an incident with then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, last night cancelled two shows in Montreal and Toronto after citing Canadian “immigration issues”.
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Northwest Territories On Track To Meet Nominated Immigrant Targets

The Northwest Territories, one of Canada’s three territories located in the North of the country, is on track to meet its Canadian immigration targets for the next five years.
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Canada Extends Intake Period For Investor Program

The period for which Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will accept applications for the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program has been extended until April 15, 2015. CIC had stated previously that it would accept applications for the program, which selects up to 60 high-net-worth applicants for Canadian immigration, until February 11, 2015.
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New Requirements Imminent For Employers Hiring LMIA-Exempt Foreign Workers

Canadian employers seeking to hire foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process will soon be required to submit information about their business, including details of the offer of employment, and pay a fee to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

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International Students Feel Left Behind By Express Entry

Significant changes to Canada’s immigration management system have made it more difficult for international post-graduates who graduated from Canadian universities to become permanent residents of Canada.
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Second Round Of Invitations To Apply Issued, But CIC Fails To Follow Protocol

A total of 779 invitations to apply for permanent residence were issued over the weekend through the Express Entry selection system for Canadian immigration. All recipients of these invitations to apply had 818 or more points under the Comprehensive Ranking System.
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New Bridging Work Permits For Certain Alberta TFWs

Temporary foreign workers in Alberta facing a looming deadline to leave Canada have been offered an opportunity to apply for bridging work permits while their applications for permanent residence through a provincial nomination are in process.

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Quebec Immigration To Take Inspiration From Canadian Model

The government of Quebec is preparing to launch a year-long policy review regarding its immigration process, beginning this Wednesday at the National Assembly in Quebec City.
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Quebec To Begin Public Consultation On Immigration And Diversity

The government of Quebec is preparing to launch a consultation with people living in the province later this month. The consultation will cover issues relating to immigration, diversity and inclusion, and comes at a time when the current Liberal provincial government is organising changes to its immigration and integration policies.
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Newfoundland And Labrador To Provide Details Of Express Entry Category Later This Month

The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador has stated that it will announce the criteria for its new NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category during January, 2015, and will be accepting applications thereafter.
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British Columbia Launches Express Entry Category For Canadian Immigration

The government of British Columbia has announced the immediate launch of an Express Entry stream under its Provincial Nominee Program, known as Express Entry British Columbia. This new stream aligns with Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Express Entry immigration selection system, which came into operation on January 1, 2015. The British Columbia Express Entry stream allows eligible applicants to receive priority processing of both their B.C. PNP application, and if nominated, their permanent residence application.
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Nova Scotia Announces Details Of Its Express Entry Stream For Canadian Immigration

The province of Nova Scotia has announced full details of its new Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream, which replaces the previous Regional Labour Market Demand stream. The new immigration stream, which opens with immediate effect, is within the scope of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), one of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that allow Canadian provinces to select potential immigrants based on local labour market needs.
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Canada Offers Open Work Permits To Certain Spouses Of Canadian Citizens And Residents As They Await Permanent Residence

The government of Canada has begun to issue open work permits to certain spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents in the Spouses or Common-Law Partners in Canada class (SCLPC).
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Nova Scotia Announces New Immigration Stream

Nova Scotia has announced a new provincial immigration stream that will come into operation in January. The stream is called ‘Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry’, and will replace the previous Regional Labour Market Demand stream.
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Canada Announces Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

The government of Canada will give permanent resident status to around 50 high-net-worth immigrant investors and their families under a new investor pilot program. The government says that the program aims to attract experienced millionaire investors who will contribute to economic growth and prosperity.
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