The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian immigration and citizenship 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 Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
• 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
•Leaders of Canada’s Atlantic Provinces Announce new Immigration Strategy with Federal Government
Canada’s Atlantic provinces are set for a boost in immigration numbers after the federal government, together with the Premiers of the Atlantic provinces, announced a new pilot program to facilitate the entry of more immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The plan is part of a new Atlantic Growth Strategy. >>Read More