CanadaVisa News Briefs For Mid-February, 2015

CIC News
Published: February 18, 2015

The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place since the beginning of this month.

New Bridging Work Permits For Certain Alberta TFWs

Temporary foreign workers in Alberta facing a looming deadline to leave Canada have been offered an opportunity to apply for bridging work permits while their applications for permanent residence through a provincial nomination are in process. >>Read More

Second Round Of Invitations To Apply Issued, But CIC Fails To Follow Protocol

A total of 779 invitations to apply for permanent residence were issued over the weekend through the Express Entry selection system for Canadian immigration. All recipients of these invitations to apply had 818 or more points under the Comprehensive Ranking System. >>Read More

International Students Feel Left Behind By Express Entry

Significant changes to Canada’s immigration management system have made it more difficult for international post-graduates who graduated from Canadian universities to become permanent residents of Canada. >>Read More

New Requirements Imminent For Employers Hiring LMIA-Exempt Foreign Workers

Canadian employers seeking to hire foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process will soon be required to submit information about their business, including details of the offer of employment, and pay a fee to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). >>Read More

Canada Extends Intake Period For Investor Program

The period for which Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will accept applications for the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program has been extended until April 15, 2015. >>Read More

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