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The most recent Federal Express Entry draws, which took place on November 1, invited 795 candidates from the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The province of Manitoba has invited a total of 395 skilled workers to settle in the province as permanent residents in a draw that took place on October 31. These candidates, plus their family members, are now in a position to apply for immigration to Manitoba through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
October 30 marks the first day of National Francophone Immigration Week in Canada, a week-long event created by the Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities of Canada (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne, or FCFA) and the Francophone Immigration Networks (Réseaux en immigration francophone, or RIF) to highlight Francophone immigration and diversity in Canada.
The International Skilled Worker - Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened for 1,000 new applications. This intake period, which started on October 26, comes nearly three months after the previous intake on July 27.
As of October 24, 2017, the age definition of dependent children on Canadian immigration applications is raised to include dependents under the age of 22.
In the latest British Columbia immigration draws, which took place on October 11 and 18, a total of 345 workers and international graduates received an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Among the candidates who received an invitation to apply from the province were those invited under the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
In the latest Express Entry draw, which took place on October 18, 2017, a total of 2,757 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 436 were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 436 or above at the time of the draw are now in a position to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.
Two Canadian immigration streams through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the International Masters Graduate Stream and International Students – PhD Graduate Stream, opened for eligible international graduates the morning of October 12. The International Masters Graduate Stream quickly reached its intake limit hours after opening. The PhD Graduate Stream remains open until further notice.
Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream — which reopened the morning of October 11 for up to 300 new applications — has reached its intake limit for this application intake period. This stream allows eligible Express Entry candidates with work experience in an eligible occupation to submit an application for a provincial nomination under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).
The province of New Brunswick has announced that publicly-funded health care is now available for international students who are completing full-time studies in the province. The announcement was made on October 6 and the new measure will come into immediate effect.
The trend of low points thresholds in immigration draws conducted by the government of British Columbia remains consistent, as more workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs received an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) following the latest draws that took place on September 27 and October 4.
In the latest Express Entry draw, which took place on October 4, 2017, a total of 2,801 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 438 were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 438 or above at the time of the draw may now apply for Canadian permanent resident status.
The government of Manitoba issued 31 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) on September 29 under the Manitoba Business Stream (MPNP-B), part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Candidates invited to apply for immigration to Manitoba on this occasion had between 90 and 95 points under the unique MPNP-B points grid.
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