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CanadaVisa News Briefs for Late September, 2016

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian immigration and citizenship that have taken place over the past week.

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.

• Number of Invitations to Apply for Express Entry Immigration to Canada Increases Again, With Corresponding Decrease in Points RequiredThree Canadian flags blowing in the wind in front of Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

There has been a significant increase in the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in the latest draw from the Express Entry pool, and the number of Comprehensive Ranking System points required in order to receive an ITA has decreased for the second draw in a row. The latest draw from the pool took place the morning of September 21, 2016. A total of 1,288 ITAs were issued to candidates in the pool with 483 or more CRS points. >>Read More

Two Canadian passports resting on an open map• Government of Canada Considering Revocation of Controversial Citizenship Law

The government of Canada is considering a stay of proceedings for a law that allows citizens who misrepresented themselves in their citizenship or permanent residence applications to be stripped of their citizenship without a hearing. The existing law, which was introduced by the previous Conservative government, could affect a Liberal member of Cabinet, Maryam Monsef, who it was found was actually born in Iran, rather than Afghanistan, as previously thought. >>Read More

A young man overlooking a valley near Banff, Alberta, Canada • IRCC Outlines Steps That May Be Taken to Increase Work Permit Validity Under International Experience Canada (IEC) Program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has published instructions on increasing the validity period of work permits under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Through the IEC program, citizens of countries with a bilateral youth mobility arrangement with Canada who are between 18 and 35 years old may be eligible to work in Canada under one of three categories: Working Holiday, Young Professionals, and International Co-op. >>Read More

An aerial view of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada• 647 Candidates for Immigration to Canada Through BC PNP Invited to Apply in September 27 Draw

The province of British Columbia continues to be a leader on the immigration front, with 647 candidates having been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a draw that took place on September 27, 2016. A wide range of workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs are now in a position to submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate to the BC PNP, after which they may apply to the federal government for permanent resident status. >>Read More

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