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The tenth and eleventh Express Entry draws for Canadian immigration took place over the past month and, after a brief spike in the minimum number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required for the only draw that occurred in May, the month of June saw the number of CRS points required continue to decrease towards the mid-400’s.

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For many students around the world, summer signifies the end of examinations and graduation from senior secondary school. High school students in Canada are also wrapping up, many of them with a college or university offer letter in hand. For many international students still outside Canada, however, the situation feels less relaxed. Most Canadian universities’ admissions deadlines have passed, and owing to additional requirements and challenges, many may feel as though the doors to a Canadian post-secondary education are already closed.

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In December of last year, CICnews.com reported that Canada was piloting a new program whereby certain spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents in the Spouses or Common-Law Partners in Canada Class (SCLPC) could obtain open work permits while their application for permanent residence through the inland sponsorship category of the SCLPC is undergoing processing.

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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.

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Did you know that the CanadaVisa social media network has drawn followers from most countries of 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.

CanadaVisa is dedicated to helping individuals from across the globe to come to Canada. One of the most effective ways to get our message to prospective immigrants is through CanadaVisa Social.

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place since the beginning of this month. 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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When I was growing up in Montreal, Canada Day, then called Dominion Day, truly meant something to my family. My grandfather landed on Canadian shores in 1906 and, as the children and grandchildren of immigrants, our family loved the spirit and essence of the day. It is our country’s birthday, after all.  >>Read more . . .

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