CanadaVisa News Briefs For September, 2015

CIC News
Published: September 2, 2015

The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place over the past couple of weeks.

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.

Fort St. John, B.C., Looking for Skilled Immigrants

The mayor of Fort St. John, Lori Ackerman, has said that a pilot project to bring more international skilled workers to the Northern B.C. town is in the process of being established. >>Read More

• Fifteenth Express Entry Draw for Canadian Immigration: CRS Points Required Drops to 456

The fifteenth draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system has been performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on August 21, 2015. A total of 1,523 invitations to apply(ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 456 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Stops Accepting New Applications Until 2016

Effective August 27, 2015, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program(AINP) will not be accepting new applications until January 27, 2016. The AINP is Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program for Canadian immigration. >>Read More

•  British Columbia Puts Temporary Halt on Applications to BCPNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC

The province of British Columbia (B.C.) has placed a temporary halt on accepting new applications to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Skills Immigration stream and Express Entry stream. >>Read More

Sixteenth Express Entry Draw: 1,517 Candidates Invited to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence

The sixteenth draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system has been performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on September 8, 2015. A total of 1,517 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 459 or more Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) points. >>Read More

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