A positive end to 2016 for Express Entry candidates for immigration to Canada has carried into 2017, with larger draws and a consistent decline in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement providing much cause for optimism. [Read more…]
Archives for 2017
Ahmed Hussen, a Somali-born Member of Parliament who came to Canada as a refugee at the age of 16, has been appointed as the country’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. He takes over from John McCallum, who had served in the role since the Liberal Party took office in November, 2015. [Read more…]
New application package from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clarifies the application process for sponsoring a spouse or common-law partner.
Canada’s spousal and common-law partner sponsorship immigration program has been responsible for reuniting many thousands of couples and families, and is one of the many progressive features of Canada’s immigration system that set it apart from other nations’ policies. However, the spousal sponsorship immigration program is monitored to detect what are known as “marriages of convenience.” [Read more…]
Around 1,400 Canadian permanent residents per year are issued a removal order for failing to satisfy their obligations as permanent residents. Moreover, the success rate of appeals made to a tribunal is less than 10 percent. A removal order may be issued when it is established that someone is in breach of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) in Canada. [Read more…]
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Two years after the Express Entry system was first introduced, the number of candidates being invited to apply to immigrate to Canada through the system continues to rise. The latest draw, which took place on January 11, was the first time the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) passed the 3,000 mark — indeed, it passed that threshold comfortably, with a total of 3,334 candidates having been invited this time around. Each of these candidates had at least 459 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points — the lowest requirement for nearly a year. [Read more…]
The first Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada of 2017 has taken place, with 2,902 candidates in the pool having been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence on January 4. The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to receive an ITA in this draw was 468, the joint-lowest CRS threshold since February of last year. [Read more…]