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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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Immigrant Investor Capital Class Set To Reopen

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will accept permanent resident applications received under the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Class starting on May 25, 2015.

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Parent And Grandparent Super Visa Hits Major Milestone

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has announced that the 50,000th Parent and Grandparent Super Visa has recently been issued, a major milestone for the popular program.
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Canada Announces Expansion to China Transit Program

The government of Canada has announced that an expansion will be made to the China Transit Program (CTP), which allows eligible Chinese citizens to transit through Canada without a visa when they are travelling to and from the United States.
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Nova Scotia Looking To Convert Skilled Workers Into Permanent Residents Through New Immigration Stream

The province of Nova Scotia has this week announced details of a new immigration stream for Canadian Immigration under its Nova Scotia Nominee Program. Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry is the second new immigration stream launched by the province this year, complimenting the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream that was launched in January.
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Early Express Entry Data Shows Nearly Half Of Top Candidates Were Already In Canada

Internal data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), covering the first three weeks of January, 2015, shows that 45 percent of the top 775 candidates in the Express Entry pool were already residing in Canada. The report was obtained through an Access to Information request.
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Canada Lifts Visa Ban For Ebola-Free Liberia

After 42 days with no new cases of Ebola in Liberia, the West African country has been declared Ebola-free, leading Canada to lift a visa ban that was introduced in late October, 2014. This ban halted the processing of visa requests from those in countries experiencing widespread Ebola infections, including Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
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Philippines Becomes Top Source Country For New Canadian Permanent Residents

More than 40,000 permanent residents from the Philippines became permanent residents of Canada in 2014. That figure is up from 29,539 in 2013, making the Philippines the top source country for Canadian immigration last year. China had been the top source country in 2013.
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Canadian Immigration Measures To Support Those Affected By Nepal Earthquake

Canada will be prioritizing the processing of immigration applications already in progress on request from those who are significantly and personally affected by the earthquake in Nepal, which occurred on April 25, 2015.
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Manitoba Reopens Skilled Worker Overseas Stream For Canadian Immigration

As of April 30, 2015, the Canadian province of Manitoba has reopened the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Through the MPNP, Manitoba seeks skilled workers and their families who have the documented intention and ability to settle successfully in Manitoba and establish themselves economically as permanent residents of Canada.
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Yellowknife Approved For Exemption From TFW Hiring Ban

The capital of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, has won an exemption from the federal government on the hiring of temporary foreign workers in certain positions.
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Quebec And Federal Governments At Odds Over Changes To Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The government of Quebec, led by Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard, has stated its opposition to imminent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that are scheduled to come into effect next week on April 30.
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Candidates with 453 or more CRS points selected in eighth Express Entry draw for Canadian immigration

The eighth, and latest, draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) during the period beginning on April 17, 2015 and ending on April 18, 2015. 715 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates in the pool who each had 453 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
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CIC continues to select candidates without job offers or provincial nominations from Express Entry pool

Following soon after yesterday’s news that a number of the first few successful applicants for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry immigration selection system have obtained permanent resident status, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has performed its seventh, and latest, draw from the Express Entry pool.
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First Express Entry Applicants Get Permanent Resident Status Within Three Months

Canada has welcomed the first few successful applicants for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry immigration selection system, which came into operation on January 1, 2015.

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Yukon Announces Details Of Express Entry Stream For Canadian Immigration

The Canadian territory of Yukon has provided details for the new Express Entry stream of its Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). The new employer-driven stream aligns with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system.
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British Columbia Announces Changes To Provincial Nominee Program

The B.C. Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Shirley Bond, today announced significant changes to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) for Canadian immigration.
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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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