CanadaVisa News Briefs For Mid-June, 2015

CIC News
Published: June 15, 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.

• Candidates With 755 Or More CRS Points Selected In Ninth Express Entry Draw For Canadian Immigration

The ninth draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on May 22, 2015. A total of 1,361 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 755 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

• CIC Makes Technical Amendment To CRS, Candidates With Canadian Work Experience May Benefit

Many candidates in the Express Entry pool have noticed a boost in their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score this week. This was due to amendments made by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to the way in which points are awarded to candidates with Canadian work experience. >>Read More

Ontario Announces Details of Human Capital Priorities Stream, Aligned With Express Entry

The province of Ontario has announced details of a new Canadian immigration stream called ‘Opportunities Ontario: Human Capital Priorities Stream’, aligned the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Ontario is Canada’s most populated province and home to the national capital city, Ottawa, as well as Canada’s largest city, Toronto>>Read More

Ontario Launches French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, Aligned With Express Entry

The province of Ontario has announced details of a new French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream under its Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP) for Canadian immigration. >>Read More

Changes To Canada's Citizenship Act To Come Into Force This Week

Long-awaited changes to Canada’s citizenship laws will come into effect this week, with the final reforms to the Citizenship Act in place as of Thursday, June 11. The reforms result from a package of measures passed by the Canadian Parliament last year. >>Read More

Saskatchewan Opens Express Entry Category For Canadian Immigration

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has opened its Express Entry category for Canadian immigration under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). This category enables the SINP to nominate individuals in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help them to successfully establish and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities. >>Read More

Canada Makes Amendments to Spousal, Common-Law, or Conjugal Partner Sponsorship Regulations 

As of June 10, 2015, a number of new regulations have come into force regarding spousal, common-law, and conjugal partner sponsorship for Canadian immigration. >>Read More

Tenth Express Entry Draw: CIC Selects Candidates Without Job Offers or Provincial Nomination

The tenth draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on June 12, 2015. A total of 1,501 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 482 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

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