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CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-February, 2017

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Get the latest Canadian immigration news updatesThe 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.

• Montreal Set to Become a Sanctuary City

mcgill-mtl-viewFebruary 16, 2017

Canada’s second-largest city, Montreal, will vote on Monday on whether the city should be designated a “sanctuary city.” If the city council approves the idea, as is expected, Montreal will join other Canadian cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, and Hamilton, which have official policies not to discriminate against undocumented immigrants and refugees by denying them services. Moreover, sanctuary cities also pledge not to use immigration status, or lack thereof, as a pretext to arrest or deport individuals if they come into contact with law enforcement on non-criminal offences such as parking tickets. >>Read More

• Saskatchewan Express Entry Immigration Category Opens for 500 New Applications

sask-bridgeFebruary 14, 2017

The popular International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened for 500 new applications, as February 14, 2017. Through this sub-category, eligible candidates in the federal Express Entry pool may apply for a provincial nomination certificate from Saskatchewan. A provincial nomination certificate through this sub-category gives the candidate 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), and that candidate will then be in line for selection at a subsequent draw from the pool. >>Read More

• Update to Instructions for International Students Working On-Campus in Canada


A group of students working on a projectFebruary 10, 2017

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the process for international students who are applying for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work on-campus. As of February 10, 2017, international students no longer need an employment contract to apply for a SIN. >>Read More

• Canada Introduces Temporary Public Policy for Foreign Nationals Impacted by U.S. President Trump’s Executive Order

A sign at the Canadian border in Niagara FallsFebruary 1, 2017

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the government department which oversees immigration and refugee affairs in Canada, has introduced a temporary public policy concerning certain foreign nationals who are affected by an Executive Order signed by U.S. President Trump on January 27, 2017. Under the temporary public policy, the government of Canada may allow foreign nationals affected the by the U.S. Executive Order to apply for temporary status in Canada, or to extend their stay. >>Read More

• Record Low CRS Requirement in February 8 Express Entry Draw

The February 8, 2017 Express Entry draw was the largest of all timeFebruary 8, 2017

The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has broken new ground, with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point threshold dipping below the 450 mark for the first time ever. In total, 3,664 candidates in the pool with 447 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence on February 8, 2017. >>Read More

• Immigration to Nova Scotia Highest in Decades, With More Growth Expected

A map of Nova Scotia, CanadaFebruary 6, 2017

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration is boasting record immigration numbers to the province, with many skilled workers, entrepreneurs, refugees, and family member of Canadian citizens and permanent residents having made a new home in the province. Overall, preliminary figures for last year to the end of October reveal that 4,835 newcomers arrived in Nova Scotia, the highest intake in decades. >>Read More

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19 thoughts on “CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-February, 2017

  1. kamalpreet kaur

    bca networking,2 years exp.ielts 6 o/all,french A2 level ,maternal cousin in regina,can i get 5 points for relation in canada,should i apply as express entry or on sponsorship for saskatchewan

  2. paulbertin

    hello …
    please l wish to, apply for canada immigration for me and my brothers
    how and what can l do to acces that
    waiting for repply…

  3. Jean sonel Francois

    How can i make an apply for Canada?because i would like to visit this country this year

  4. makanjuola

    hi David, i have being applying for Canada immigration visa since early last year and got no reply. please can you tell me why i have not being selected?

  5. taibi abdellah

    je 36 ans célibataire je diplom en peinture je parle france

  6. Jen

    Has anyone heard when we’ll hear about the Parent/ Grandparent Permanent Residency draw? Closing date was Feb 2 & no one seems to have heard anything yet. Perhaps you can address this in your forum?

  7. RAFED ALMOHAMMED

    I want to resort to Canada each worker and has a child that he is married, and I am in Turkey

  8. Ibrahima

    Bonsoir Canada Immigration mon non ibrahima je suis un mécanicien poid lourd je veux que vous m’aide à partir au Canada pour travailler

  9. ABDOURAHAMANE KOULIBALY

    MERCI LA CANADA POUR VOTRE AMOUR
    UNE VISION POUR LE MONDE ENTIER
    QUE DIEU BENISSE LES CANADIEN

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