Two years after the Express Entry system was first introduced, the number of candidates being invited to apply to immigrate to Canada through the system continues to rise. The latest draw, which took place on January 11, was the first time the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) passed the 3,000 mark — indeed, it passed that threshold comfortably, with a total of 3,334 candidates having been invited this time around. Each of these candidates had at least 459 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points — the lowest requirement for nearly a year. [Read more…]
The first Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada of 2017 has taken place, with 2,902 candidates in the pool having been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence on January 4. The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to receive an ITA in this draw was 468, the joint-lowest CRS threshold since February of last year. [Read more…]
It was a busy morning in the offices of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), which received 500 new applications for its International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category in just a few hours after reopening on January 4. The speed at which this popular Canadian immigration sub-category opened and closed highlighted, once again, the necessity for potential applicants to be fully prepared at any moment to submit an application. [Read more…]
Certain prospective visitors to Canada are still encountering issues with the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), an electronic document that is required for most visa-exempt visitors to Canada.
Over the holiday period, many accounts emerged of travellers facing delays, or missed flights, because they were not aware of the eTA requirement. First introduced in August, 2015, the eTA became mandatory for most visa-exempt visitors to Canada coming by air as of November 10, 2016. [Read more…]
Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. These questions cover immigration programs, eligibility, processing, language requirements, investing in Canada, landing, admissibility, studying in Canada, working in Canada, and much more. Here are this month’s questions and answers. [Read more…]
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