Biometrics collection through fingerprints and photo.

The Government of Canada is opening new Visa Application Centres and service points in Europe, Africa and the Middle East to support the expansion of its biometrics program. 

A girl with a backpack crossing Capilano Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 183 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to skilled workers and graduates looking to immigrate to the province on June 27.

A keyboard with Canadian flag.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has changed the deadline to respond to an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence from 90 to 60 calendar days.

A beautiful lake in British Columbia.

British Columbia issued 26 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination through its tech pilot program in a draw that took place on June 20. 

A Canadian flag fluttering against a clear blue sky.

The Government of Canada has issued 3,750 new invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in an Express Entry draw held on June 25. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score was 442. 

A provincial flag of Prince Edward Island in Canada.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued 592 new Letters of Advice to Apply for a provincial nomination in a draw that took place on June 21. 

A provincial flag of Prince Edward Island in Canada.

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program issued 135 new invitations to apply in its latest Expression of Interest draw that took place on June 21. 

A view of Emerald lake in the Rockies, British Columbia.

The Government of British Columbia issued 177 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to skilled workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs looking to immigrate to the province in a draw that took place on June 13.

The flag of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatchewan's International Skilled Worker's Express Entry sub-category reopened for 400 new applications on June 13. The intake period was filled within hours and closed on the same day. 

A Canadian flag at the rockies in Canada.

Canada's latest Express Entry draw has set a new record draw size for 2018 invitations to apply with 3,750 new invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence issued at a minimum comprehensive ranking score of 451. 

A group of Indian citizens sitting at a university campus.

The Government of Canada announced a new Student Direct Stream for faster processing of Canada study permit applications for applicants from China, India, Vietnam and Philippines.

A view of parliament building in British Columbia, Canada.

The Government of British Columbia issued 26 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination under its tech-focused pilot program in a draw that took place on June 6. 

Romanian citizens with non-electronic passports now require Canadian visa

Starting today, June 5, only Romanian citizens who hold electronic passports are exempt from requiring a visa to travel or transit through Canada.

Doctor holding a clipboard at a clinic.

New rules governing the medical inadmissibility of immigration candidates are now in effect.