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British Columbia Puts Temporary Halt on Applications to BCPNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC

The province of British Columbia (B.C.) has placed a temporary halt on accepting new applications to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Skills Immigration stream and Express Entry stream.
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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Stops Accepting New Applications Until 2016

Effective August 27, 2015, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) will not be accepting new applications until January 27, 2016. The AINP is Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program for Canadian immigration.
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Fifteenth Express Entry Draw for Canadian Immigration: CRS Points Required Drops to 456

The fifteenth draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system has been performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on August 21, 2015. A total of 1,523 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 456 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
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Fort St. John, B.C., Looking For Skilled Immigrants

The mayor of Fort St. John, Lori Ackerman, has said that a pilot project to bring more international skilled workers to the Northern B.C. town is in the process of being established. At this time, however, few additional details about the program are known.
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Indian National Gets Second Chance to Immigrate to Canada

A citizen of India, D.C. Patel, has been awarded DAV $3,000 by a Canadian federal court — and given a second chance to submit an application for Canadian immigration — over “a failed email communication” on the part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
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Fourteenth Express Entry Draw: CIC Issues 1,402 Invitations to Apply For Canadian Immigration

The fourteenth draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on August 7, 2015. A total of 1,402 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 471 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
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Manitoba to Increase Funding for Newcomers’ Professional Settlement

New immigrants to Manitoba, as well as those thinking of moving to the province, received some good news today as the government of Manitoba allocated $3 million CAD for the Manitoba Start Program. The government aims to help newcomers to find work in their professional field.

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Quebec Makes Major Announcement on Skilled Worker Program for Canadian Immigration

Province seeks ‘objective, consistent and effective’ selection procedure.

The government of Quebec has today made a significant announcement regarding the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), its flagship program for immigration to Canada.

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Select Operations for Quebec Immigration Moved from Mexico City Office to Montreal

The government of Quebec has announced that, as of July 24, 2015, select immigration operations have been moved from the Mexico City Quebec Immigration Office to Montreal.
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Pilot Investment Program For Canadian Immigration Receives Just Six Applications

A Canadian immigration through investment program launched last December, known as the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program, has received a mere six applications, as of June 8, far fewer than for its Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) that was scrapped last year. The data was revealed following an access to information request.
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Strict New Penalties for Employers Who Abuse the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

As of December 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will be implementing new consequences for employers who violate the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. These new regulations were published in the Canada Gazette earlier this month.
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Landmark Express Entry Draw: Lowest CRS Points Requirement Ever

The thirteenth draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on July 17, 2015. A total of 1,581 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 451 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
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Twelfth Express Entry Draw: CRS Points Required Continues To Decrease

The twelfth draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on July 10, 2015. A total of 1,516 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 463 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. In doing so, CIC continued to select a number of candidates without a qualifying job offer or an enhanced provincial nomination certificate.
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British Columbia Introduces Online Registration System For Entrepreneur Stream

The province of British Columbia has introduced a mandatory online registration system for all prospective applicants to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). A maximum of 200 registrations may be accepted per month, and the BC PNP will periodically invite the highest-scoring registrants to submit applications.
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Eleventh Express Entry Draw: Number Of Invitations To Apply Increases, CRS Points Required Decreases

The eleventh draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on June 26, 2015. A total of 1,575 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 469 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
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Saskatchewan Rolls Out Online System For Express Entry Category For Canadian Immigration

The province of Saskatchewan, located in the Canadian Prairies, has revealed a new online application system for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry category. This Canadian immigration stream was recently covered in-depth by CICnews.com.
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Tenth Express Entry Draw: CIC Selects Candidates Without Job Offers Or Provincial Nomination

The tenth draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on June 12, 2015. A total of 1,501 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 482 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
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Canada Makes Amendments To Spousal, Common-Law, and Conjugal Partner Sponsorship Regulations

As of June 10, 2015, a number of new regulations have come into force regarding spousal, common-law, and conjugal partner sponsorship for Canadian immigration.

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Saskatchewan Opens Express Entry Category For Canadian Immigration

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has opened its Express Entry category for Canadian immigration under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). This category enables the SINP to nominate individuals in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help them to successfully establish and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.

A successful nomination through this stream will result in successful applicants being awarded 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System and an invitation to apply at a subsequent draw from the pool.

Saskatchewan is one of Canada's most economically stable provinces. Successful candidates and their families will obtain Canadian permanent residence, with the government of Canada aiming to process applications within six months of a complete application being submitted at the federal stage.

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Changes To Canada’s Citizenship Act To Come Into Force This Week

Long-awaited changes to Canada’s citizenship laws will come into effect this week, with the final reforms to the Citizenship Act in place as of Thursday, June 11. The reforms result from a package of measures passed by the Canadian Parliament last year.
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Ontario Launches French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, Aligned With Express Entry

The province of Ontario has announced details of a new French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream under its Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP) for Canadian immigration.
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Ontario Announces Details Of Human Capital Priorities Stream, Aligned With Express Entry

The province of Ontario has announced details of a new Canadian immigration stream called ‘Opportunities Ontario: Human Capital Priorities Stream’, aligned the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Ontario is Canada’s most populated province and home to the national capital city, Ottawa, as well as Canada’s largest city, Toronto.
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CIC Makes Technical Amendment To CRS, Candidates With Canadian Work Experience May Benefit

Many candidates in the Express Entry pool have noticed a boost in their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score this week. This was due to amendments made by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to the way in which points are awarded to candidates with Canadian work experience.
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Candidates with 755 or more CRS points selected in ninth Express Entry draw for Canadian Immigration

The ninth draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on May 22, 2015. A total of 1,361 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 755 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
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Canadian Government Discusses Economic Immigration With Provincial Counterparts

Federal, provincial and territorial immigration ministers met in Toronto today to discuss the benefits of economic immigration to Canada.
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