CanadaVisa News Briefs for June, 2016

CIC News
Published: June 2, 2016

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.

 British Columbia Has Immigration Allocation Increased, With More Candidates Issued Invitations in May 12 Draw

The Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.) has seen a slight increase in the overall annual nomination allocation for its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP), with the figure rising from 5,800 from an initial allocation of 5,500 for 2016. >>Read More

 Eleventh Express Entry Draw of 2016 Sees Decrease in CRS Point Requirement for Immigration to Canada

The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required for candidates in the Express Entry pool to be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence has decreased in the latest draw, the eleventh to take place so far this year. A total of 763 candidates were issued an ITA on May 18, 2016, with the CRS point requirement set at 484. >>Read More

• Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Express Entry and Employment Offer Sub-Categories Are Open

The government of Saskatchewan has made a number of important updates to the International Skilled Worker portion of its Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The SINP is Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). >>Read More

• 'Mon Projet Québec' Offline Until June 1

Mon projet Québec, the immigration application management system used by the government of Quebec for its Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), will be offline from May 26 until 8.30 a.m. (Montreal time/E.S.T.) on June 1. The stated reason for the system being offline is due to technical maintenance of the system. >>Read More

 Special Measures in Place for Foreign Workers, Students, Permanent Residents and Citizens Following Alberta Wildfires

The federal government has announced a range of special measures to support foreign workers, international students, permanent residents, and Canadian citizens affected by wildfires in Northern Alberta earlier this month. >>Read More

• Quebec to Introduce 'Virtual Waiting Room' for Approaching QSWP Intake Period 

The government of Quebec plans to implement an online 'virtual waiting room' in time for the approaching application intake period for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), which is scheduled to begin June 13, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EST (Montréal time). >>Read More

Quebec Investor Program Reopens for up to 1,900 new Applications

The popular Quebec Investor Program has reopened for up to 1,900 new applications, as of May 30, 2016. Of the 1,900 applications that may be accepted, a maximum of 1,330 applications may be accepted from nationals of the People's Republic of China, including the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. >>Read More

New Stream Allows Employers to Hire French-Speaking Workers Without Going through LMIA Process

The Government of Canada is launching a new work permit option today under the International Mobility Program (IMP) called Mobilité Francophone. This stream aims to make hiring francophone skilled workers more straightforward for employers in certain regions of Canada. >>Read More

• BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Stream Issues 16 Invitations in May 31 Draw

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 16 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) yesterday in a draw for its Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The minimum score requirement for this draw was 133, which is in line with the previous draws for this stream.  >>Read More

Latest Express Entry Draw for Canadian Immigration Sees Slight Decrease in CRS Point Requirement

The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required for candidates in the Express Entry pool to be issued an Invitation to Apply(ITA) for Canadian permanent residence has decreased by one point in the latest draw, the twelfth to take place so far this year. A total of 762 candidates were issued an ITA on May 18, 2016, with the CRS point requirement set at 483. The previous draw, which took place on May 18, required candidates to have 484 points in order to be invited to apply. >>Read More


© 2016 CICnews All Rights Reserved

Share this article
Share your voice
Did you find this article helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Did you find this article helpful?
Please provide a response
Thank you for your helpful feedback
Please contact us if you would like to share additional feedback, have a question, or would like Canadian immigration assistance.
  • Do you need Canadian immigration assistance? Contact the Contact Cohen Immigration Law firm by completing our form
  • Send us your feedback or your non-legal assistance questions by emailing us at media@canadavisa.com
Top Stories
IRCC’s update on its plan to attract global talent
IRCC invites 1,800 candidates in third Express Entry draw this week
Finding your first job as an international graduate in Canada 
Join our free newsletter. Get Canada's top immigration stories delivered to your inbox.
Subscribe
More in Work
Finding your first job as an international graduate in Canada 
candidate's waiting for a job interview in an office.
Six frequently asked questions about Canadian work permits
A group of working professionals, in an office building.
Why IRCC may refuse your application for a post-graduation work permit
Female entrepreneur working using laptop looking at camera.
Am I eligible for a Bridging Open Work Permit?
A Family of four enjoying golden leaves in autumn park
Link copied to clipboard