CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-December, 2015

CIC News
Published: December 17, 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.

Quebec's Minister of Immigration Formally Proposes Changes to Immigration Act

The Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion, Kathleen Weil, has tabled a draft law that, if passed, may make significant changes to the Quebec Immigration Act. Adopted in 1968, the Immigration Act in Quebec has undergone successive amendments but has never been reformed. >>Read More

• Saskatchewan Reopens Express Entry Sub-Category for Canadian Immigration

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has announced the reopening of the ‘International Skilled Worker – Express Entry’ sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Up to 500 further applications will be accepted, as of December 2, 2015. >>Read More

• 22nd Express Entry Draw for Canadian Immigraton Sees CRS Point Requirement Decrease Once Again

The 22nd draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system has been performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on December 4, 2015. A total of 1,451 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 461 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

• Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category Capped Out Within Days Yet Again

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. This is the second time in a few weeks that this sub-category of the SINP has capped out in such a short period of time. >>Read More

• Canadian Employers may use Email Submission for Job Offers if Technical Difficulties in Employer Portal Persist

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced a program update concerning the International Mobility Program (IMP) and the Employer Portal. >>Read More

• Canada Extends Pilot Program Allowing Certain Sponsored Spouses and Partners to Obtain Work Permits

A popular pilot program that allows certain spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to work while awaiting permanent resident (PR) status has been extended for another year. The pilot program has allowed many spouses to provide for themselves and their families, as well as gain valuable Canadian work experience, while awaiting PR status. >>Read More

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