CIC News

The month of November has so far seen some significant developments with respect to the Express Entry selection system for Canadian immigration, which is approaching one year since its initial launch.

In addition to a new draw having been made in which the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point requirement decreased, there were important announcements and developments from the government of Canada.

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The harbour and skyline of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on a clear, bright summer dayPostal submission quota for QSWP reached within one week

The first of two application intake periods for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) has reached its cap/limit of 3,500 submitted applications. The next submission period, which will welcome up to 2,800 fresh applications through a new online system, begins on January 18, 2016 and may run until March 31, 2016 at the latest.

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La soumission des demandes papiers par la poste a atteint son plafond en seulement une semaine

La première des deux périodes de réception des demandes pour le Programme des travailleurs qualifiés du Québec (PTQQ) a atteint son plafond de 3.500 demandes. La prochaine période de soumission recevra 2800 nouvelles demandes par le biais d’un nouveau système en ligne, dès le 18 Janvier prochain et jusqu’au 31 Mars 2016.

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Strict penalties for Canadian employers who violate the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP) will come into effect in less than two weeks. The new regulations, which were announced in July of this year, will be jointly administered and implemented by the departments of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

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It’s been a busy few weeks in Canadian immigration news. We’ve seen programs in Quebec, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Ontario either open or reopen and, in some cases, cap out quickly. Moreover, the new Canadian government has been busy on the economic immigration and refugee settlement files.

And where have thousands upon thousands of people around the world first heard these updates? On CanadaVisa’s social media channels, that’s where.

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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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Canadian and Quebec flags for article on immigration to Canada through QuebecNew first-come, first-served pathway to Canadian permanent residence will receive up to 6,300 applications

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) has reopened, with potential applicants from around the world moving quickly to prepare and submit an application as early as possible during the current application cycle, which began on November 4, 2015.

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