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CanadaVisa News Briefs For August, 2015

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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. Our Canadianimmigration 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.

 Twelfth Express Entry Draw: CRS Points Required Continues To Decrease

The twelfth draw from the Express Entry pool was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on June 26, 2015. A total of 1,516 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 463 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

• Landmark Express Entry Draw: Lowest CRS Points Requirement Ever

The thirteenth draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system was performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on July 17, 2015. A total of 1,581invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 451 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

• Strict New Penalties For Employers Who Abuse The Temporary Foreign Worker Program

As of December 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will be implementing new consequences for employers who violate the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. These new regulations were published in the Canada Gazette earlier this month. >>Read More

• Pilot Investment Program For Canadian Immigration Receives Just Six Applications

A Canadian immigration through investment program launched last December, known as the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program, has received a mere six applications, as of June 8, far fewer than for its Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) that was scrapped last year. The data was revealed following an access to information request. >>Read More

• Select Operations For Quebec Immigration Moved From Mexico City Office To Montreal

The government of Quebec has announced that, as of July 24, 2015, select immigration operations have been moved from the Mexico City Quebec Immigration Office to Montreal. >>Read More

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