CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-June, 2016

CIC News
Published: June 14, 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.


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

British Columbia Issues Invitations to Apply to International Graduates an Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Workers

The Canadian province of British Columbia has issued a further 194 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) through two categories: Express Entry B.C. – International Graduate and Skills Immigration – Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled. The ITAs were issued to a range of candidates on June 2. >>Read More

The Best Destinations for New Immigrants to Canada in 2016 are Revealed

MoneySense's annual ranking of the best cities and towns for new immigrants to Canada has been updated for 2016, with various destinations across the country vying to be crowned number one. The ranking system looks at employment rates, rental costs and existing immigrant populations in communities across Canada. Ultimately, it was the nation's capital, Ottawa, which came in first place. >>Read More

Application Intake Period for QSWP Begins Today

An application intake period for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) began today, June 13, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. (Montreal time). During this intake period, candidates who have already created an account in the Mon projet Québec system, the online immigration application management system used by the government of Quebec for its QSWP, can submit an application for a Quebec Selection Certificate/certificat de séléction du Québec (CSQ). With a CSQ, candidates can apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent resident status. >>Read More

'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


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