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CanadaVisa News Briefs for Late January, 2017

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News on digital tablet.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, InstagramGoogle+ and LinkedIn. Follow us across these channels to get the latest news as it occurs.

• Updated Settlement Funds Requirement for Express Entry Immigration to Canada

settlement-funds-2017January 27, 2017

The government of Canada has updated the settlement funds requirement for applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC). Candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) are not required to show settlement funds. In addition, candidates authorized to work in Canada and who have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada are not subject to the settlement funds requirement. >>Read More

• CRS Requirement Continues to Fall in Third Express Entry Draw of 2017

Canadian flags flutter outside Canada's parliament in Ottawa, OntarioJanuary 25, 2017

The latest Express Entry draw has continued two trends that have marked the recent history of the federal Canadian immigration selection system: the draws keep growing in size, and the number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) continues to decrease. The latest draw, which took place the morning of January 25, issued ITAs to 3,508 candidates with 453 or more CRS points. >>Read More

• New Online Application Process for Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

franco-ontarien CultureJanuary 24, 2017

The province of Ontario has announced a new online application process for the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The government of Ontario states that the new process will make it easier to apply to the stream and help to improve processing times for applicants. >>Read More

• New Brunswick Notifies Applicants of Processing Delays in its Provincial Nominee Program

optimized-nbpnpJanuary 18, 2017

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is experiencing delays in the processing of applications. The delays are attributed to a “significant number of applications,” the province explained on its website. The update added that the program continues “to prioritize applications from individuals who are working in New Brunswick or have a local job offer.” >>Read More

• Ontario to Introduce Online Immigration Application Systems and Improve Processing Times

toronto-skyJanuary 12, 2017

The government of Ontario has made a number of important announcements regarding its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Through these programs, provinces may welcome newcomers who will be able to settle into life in the region and effectively contribute to the community. As Canada’s most populated province, Ontario continues to be a popular immigration destination. >>Read More

• CRS Requirement Continues to Decrease in Record-Breaking January 11 Express Entry Draw

grungecanadaJanuary 11, 2017

A record-breaking number of Express Entry candidates for immigration to Canada were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a draw that took place on January 11, 2017. A total of 3,334 candidates with 459 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points were invited to apply. This is the first time the number of candidates issued an ITA has passed the 3,000 mark. In addition, it is the first time in almost a year that the CRS requirement has dipped below 460. >>Read More

• Ahmed Hussen Appointed Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

ahmed-hussenJanuary 10, 2017

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has appointed Somali-born Member of Parliament Ahmed Hussen to the position of Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Hussen replaces John McCallum, who is set to become Canada’s ambassador to China. The move is one of many in a cabinet reshuffle that will see a number of ministers move department or leave cabinet altogether. >>Read More

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19 thoughts on “CanadaVisa News Briefs for Late January, 2017

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    what is the current citizenship time 2017 ……! is it 3 yrs or 4 yrs???

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    Kibrom alemseged

    I am living in us for several years dinid from us integration I am skild professional civleenginiet wat l need to do to emigrate to Canada? Thank you.

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    Hi my name is alexander I came to Canada 10 years ago as a refugee I went to high school there my refugee claimant was denied about 8 years of my stay in Canada. I got family there. I met my wife there and got married there in 2015 March but I was told to leave Canada in June 9th 2016. I was wondering if there is any fast way of apply for any thing. Because my wife is told to start the whole application again, she is a student as well and I want to be able to support her. Please if you have any info for me please share

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    Eder Nunes Bernardo


    In your text on The OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, you say: Minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 in French and CLB 6 in English, as demonstrated by results from a standardised language test recognised by the governments of Canada and Ontario;

    Could you please tell me what French language tests are recognized?

    Thank you,

    Eder Nunes Bernardo

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    Harmanpreet singh

    I had complete my graudation and i am also fall in skilled labour category and have two years of worl experience and applied in mpnp program .please help me and advice in which other program i can apply to reach canada.

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    Nadim Adnan shams

    What about spouse visa? My wife is a Canadian immigrant. Now she wanna take me over there, what’s the procedure and time line?



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    How far do you see CRS scores falling in the next few draws? Will they touch 415-425 range? I’m sure you must have got this query a lot many times. But I’m curious to know whether I should wait till the said numbers or look for a job offer or PNP? (Which are very hard to find from overseas) I’m an Indian who’s already in the system from last year. Eagerly awaiting your expert opinion. Thanks

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    My family and I iraqis and live in Lebanon, we would like to emigrate to Canada, how we can do it!

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    Mohamad aqel

    I am Jordanian physiotherapist working now with Norwegian refugees council in a Azraq camp for Syrian refugees and I am looking to live and work outside I have bachelor degree in physiotherapy.
    Please advice how it is possible.
    Thank you,

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