CIC News

Over the second half of 2015, 39% of all invited candidates resided outside Canada

Earlier this month, CICNews.com published a series of in-depth articles covering the latest report on the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada. Based on all reports provided thus far, we can confirm that the number of candidates in the pool residing outside Canada who received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in the latter half of 2015 increased significantly.

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Earlier this month, the United States department of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for the fiscal year. The filing period ended on April 7, 2016.

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Canadian employers using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) have been urged to note changes with respect to job offers in streams for High-wage and Low-wage positions, after modifications were made to requirements in both streams this month.

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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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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, recently reached the 180,000 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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In a comprehensive and informative report, Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC) has provided valuable insights on the first 12 months of the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada, which came into operation on January 1, 2015.

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Since the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada was first introduced in January, 2015, candidates have speculated about the make-up of the pool, but no candidate ever fully knew its structure. Now, since the recent publication of an enlightening Express Entry report, the inner workings of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) can be revealed.

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