CIC News

Seventeenth Express Entry Draw sees 1,545 candidates receive Invitations to Apply

A landmark moment in the history of the Express Entry selection system for Canadian immigration took place on September 18, when Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 450 and above. This is the lowest CRS points requirement so far this year.

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No job offer required for this popular Canadian immigration program

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has announced that the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened with immediate effect.

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The past few days and weeks have seen a number of Canadian provinces make important announcements in relation to their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) for immigration to Canada. In addition to this week’s news that Saskatchewan has reopened its International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category, important news has also come from the provinces of Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia.

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Did you know that the CanadaVisa social media network has drawn followers from almost every country in the world? People from far and wide, representing diverse cultures and communities in every corner of the world, are joining the conversation. Together, they have created a truly global community. We’re on track to have more than 165,000 Facebook likes/followers by the end of the month. Will you help us get there?

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place over the past couple of weeks.

Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and LinkedIn.

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With a federal election on the horizon and a renewed public interest in Canadian immigration issues over recent weeks, CICnews is continuing its special Canadian election series by asking the major political parties the question:

Is Canada currently accepting around the right amount of refugees, or too many or too few?

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Avec une élection fédérale approchant et un intérêt public accru quant aux questions relatives à l’immigration au Canada au cours des dernières semaines, CICnews poursuit sa série spéciale dédicacée aux élections canadiennes en interrogeant les principaux partis politiques sur la question :

Le Canada accepte-t-il un nombre adéquat de réfugiés selon vous ou bien est-ce trop ou encore trop peu ? 

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