CIC News

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has taken recent steps to improve and expedite immigration applications. The new Express Entry immigration selection system, which was introduced two weeks ago, aims to process submitted applications within six months, and several new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams have also come into operation. Additionally, applications are increasingly being processed online, with the aim of reducing errors and processing times.

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The Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.) has added a new stream to its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) for Canadian immigration called Express Entry British Columbia. This stream allows the province to nominate 1,350 more candidates for Canadian permanent residence through the BC PNP than was the case in 2014.

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Saskatchewan, a Canadian province located in the Prairie region of Western Canada, has made some interesting adjustments to its Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for Canadian immigration for 2015. Principal among these changes is the new Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, which enables the province to nominate individuals who are in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Express Entry pool and have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help them to settle successfully and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.

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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.

As many newcomers to Canada from coast to coast say hello to 2015, we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our followers a very happy and prosperous new year. Many people around the world will be making the resolution that this will be the year they finally immigrate to Canada, and the CanadaVisa Social Team will be with you every step of the way. We keep our followers informed about the latest immigration news and share inspiring stories about Canada and Canada’s immigrant community. Interacting with our community helps us understand the concerns and needs of everyone interested in Canadian immigration, and allows us to create the best content possible.

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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.

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Following the launch of its new Express Entry selection system for Canadian immigration last week, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has stated its intention to perform the first draw from the Express Entry pool before the end of January, 2015. This news may benefit candidates who create their online profiles before the first draw is made.

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