CIC News

In the first of a summer mini-series on Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), CICNews.com is looking at immigration to Western Canada, specifically the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. At the time of writing, all four provinces have PNP streams that are open to a range of skilled workers, graduates, entrepreneurs, entry level/semi-skilled workers, health care professionals, tradespersons and farmers.

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A recent study published by Statistics Canada has found that children of immigrants outperform children with Canadian-born parents in terms of socioeconomic outcomes, with children of immigrants graduating high school at a rate of 91.6%, compared with 88.8% for children who were Canadian at birth.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC) has updated the documents required in order to submit an application for the Super Visa Program, which allows the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to come to Canada as visitors for an extended period.

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When we started our social media channels, we had the aim of reaching out to as many people as possible around the world. We wanted to bring the conversation to you, but we also wanted you to bring it to us — and you have. Our most active social media channel, Facebook, is quickly approaching the 210,000 likes mark, but we’ve no intention of stopping there. Over the coming weeks and beyond, you are going to see more and more exclusive content on our page. So, what are you waiting for — join us today!

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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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Latest intake period for popular Canadian immigration option fills within 24 hours

Express Entry-aligned PNP option revealed new occupations list

When the Canadian province of Saskatchewan reopened its International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category for an additional 500 applications just two weeks ago, it caught some people by surprise. Not only was there no prior announcement of the sub-category reopening, there was also a revised occupations in-demand list — including occupations that were not previously considered in-demand. Included on the revised list were a number of new occupations in IT, management, agriculture, engineering, health care, and trades.

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The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required for candidates in the Express Entry pool to be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence has decreased by one point in the latest draw, which took place on June 1. A total of 762 candidates were issued an ITA, with the CRS point requirement set at 483.

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The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, one of the most popular investor immigration programs globally, reopened for new applications this week. This Canadian immigration option allows qualified immigrant investors and their dependent family members the opportunity to obtain Canadian permanent residence by investing CAD$800,000 risk-free through an approved financial intermediary.

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Les candidats peuvent désormais profiter de l’opportunité d’un investissement sans risque

Le Programme des Immigrants Investisseurs du Québec, l’un des programmes les plus populaires au monde, rouvre ses portes aux nouvelles demandes cette semaine. Cette option d’immigration populaire permet aux investisseurs qualifiés ainsi qu’à leur famille à charge d’obtenir la résidence permanente canadienne en investissant 800,000 dollars canadiens sans risque à travers un intermédiaire financier agréé.

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LMIA process removed for hiring of certain French-Speaking foreign workers

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A new work permit option was launched this week, with Mobilité Francophone becoming the latest addition to the International Mobility Program (IMP). Mobilité Francophone aims to make the hiring of French-speaking or bilingual skilled workers more straightforward for employers in certain regions of Canada outside the province of Quebec.

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