CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-November, 2015

CIC News
Published: November 18, 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.

A map of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with a red flag pin placed over the city• Manitoba Issues 456 Letters of Advice to Apply to the MPNP for Canadian Immigration

The Canadian province of Manitoba, located in central Canada, has conducted its ninth draw for the Skilled Worker category of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). A total of 100 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued to candidates through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba sub-category, while 356 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued through the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. >>Read More

The flag of Saskatchewan blowing against a blue sky• Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category Reaches Allocation Intake Cap in Four Days

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) 'International Skilled Worker - Express Entry' sub-category for Canadian immigration has reached its allocation cap within four days of reopening. >>Read More

Syrian mother and child refugees in Turkey, October, 2015• Canada Forms Special Committee to Fast-Track Arrival of Syrian Refugees

Canada's new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, has announced the creation of a government ad hoc committee that will help coordinate the imminent arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees in Canada. >>Read More

Quebec and Canadian flags blowing in front of a blue sky• First Application Intake for Quebec Skilled Worker Program is Reached

The government of Quebec has announced that the quota for the first of two application submission periods for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) has been reached. The next submission period, which will be processed through a new online system, begins on January 18, 2015. >>Read More

Construction taking place in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia• British Columbia to Accept Limited Applications for Skills Immigration Stream

The province of British Columbia has announced that it will accept up to 50 applications for Canadian permanent residence under the Skills Immigration stream of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). The application intake period came into effect on November 10, 2015. >>Read More

Three Canadian flags fluttering in the wind on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada• 1,506 Candidates for Canadian Immigration Invited to Apply in 20th Express Entry Draw

The twentieth draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system has been performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on November 13, 2015. A total of 1,506 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 484 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

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