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CanadaVisa News Briefs for End of June, 2016

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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.

‘Mon projet Québec’ Reaches Intake Cap within Hours of Opening

Mon projet Québec, the online immigration application management system used by the government of Quebec for its Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), has reached its maximum number of 5,000 applications submitted within hours. The intake period, which began at 8:30 a.m. this morning (Montreal time), closed at 1:02 p.m. this afternoon. >>Read More

• IRCC Issues 752 Invitations to Apply in the Thirteenth Express Entry Draw of 2016

The latest draw from the Express Entry pool has seen a total of 752 candidates being issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence. The draw was conducted the morning of June 15, 2016 and is the thirteenth to take place so far this year. Each candidate who received an ITA had 488 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. >>Read More

• Canadian Government Promises to Speed Up Immigration Process for Foreign Workers Joining Tech Firms

On June 14, 2016, the Canadian government launched its new innovation strategy, which includes a vow to speed up the immigration process for foreign skilled workers joining rapidly growing tech firms. >>Read More

• Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category Is Now Open For New Applications

A popular Canadian immigration option in Saskatchewan has reopened for new applications.

The International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) — one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) — allows skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan to make an application for a provincial nomination certificate, which is then followed by an application for Canadian permanent residence. Interestingly, applicantsdo not require a job offer in order to make an application. >>Read More

• ‘Mon projet Québec’ Reopens For The Creation of New Accounts

Individuals who are interested in immigrating to the Canadian province of Quebec, but who have not yet created an account in the online secure spaceMon projet Québecmay now create one with a view to the next application intake period, the dates for which are due to be announced shortly. Mon projet Québec is an online immigration application management system used by the Canadian province of Quebec in order to process applications under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). >>Read More

• Canada Cancels Planned July 1 Change to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The government of Canada has announced that it is freezing the 20 per cent cap on the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers a company can hire. The cap, which was set to go down to 10 per cent next week, will instead stay where it is. >>Read More

Canada to Lift Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) Requirement for Mexican Visitors

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the government of Canada will lift the visa requirement for citizens of Mexico as of December 1, 2016. This announcement was made on day two of a three-day visit from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and comes as proof of Canada’s priority to re-establish a strong relationship with Mexico, one of its most important international partners. >>Read More

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

Candidates for immigration to Canada through the Express Entry selection system with a total of 482 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the latest draw from the Express Entry pool, which tool place on June 29. A total of 773 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued. >>Read More

 551 Skilled Workers Invited to Apply for Immigration to Manitoba in June 29 Draw

The Canadian province of Manitoba, located in central Canada, has conducted the 18th draw for the Skilled Worker category of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). A total of 173 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba sub-category, while 378 LAAs were issued through the Skilled Workers Overseas sub-category, making for a total number of 551 LAAs issued in this draw. >>Read More

British Columbia Issues Invitations to Apply for Immigration Across Five BC PNP Categories

The government of British Columbia, a province situated on Canada’s west coast, has issued a total of 319 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a draw that took place on June 29, 2016. These ITAs were issued to a range of candidates who had previously expressed an interest in immigrating to the province. >>Read More

Nova Scotia MP Touts New Immigration Policy for Atlantic Canada

A Liberal Member of Parliament (MP), Scott Brison, has said that the key to more economic and social growth in Atlantic Canada is attracting more “new Canadians” to the region. >>Read More

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