CanadaVisa News Briefs: April, 2015

CIC News
Published: April 22, 2015

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.

• British Columbia Announces Changes To Provincial Nominee Program

Effective immediately, the government of B.C. is implementing a 90-day pause on new applications to most categories of the BCPNP. New applications will be accepted in July 2015 with an improved application process and updated program criteria. >>Read More

• Yukon Announces Details Of Express Entry Stream For Canadian Immigration

The Canadian territory of Yukon has provided details for the new Express Entry stream of its Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). The new employer-driven stream aligns with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. >>Read More

• First Express Entry Applicants Get Permanent Resident Status Within Three Months

Canada has welcomed the first few successful applicants for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry immigration selection system, which came into operation on January 1, 2015. >>Read More

 CIC continues to select candidates without job offers or provincial nominations from Express Entry pool

Following soon after yesterday’s news that a number of the first few successful applicants for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry immigration selection system have obtained permanent resident status, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has performed its seventh, and latest, draw from the Express Entry pool. >>Read More

Candidates with 453 or more CRS points selected in eighth Express Entry draw for Canadian immigration

The eighth, and latest, draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) during the period beginning on April 17, 2015 and ending on April 18, 2015. 715 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates in the pool who each had 453 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

Quebec And Federal Governments At Odds Over Changes To Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The government of Quebec, led by Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard, has stated its opposition to imminent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that are scheduled to come into effect next week on April 30. >>Read More

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