CanadaVisa News Briefs for Early March, 2017

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Published: March 8, 2017

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.

• BC Invites 377 Workers and Graduates to Immigrate in March 8 BC PNP Draw

BC (2)March 8, 2017

A total of 377 candidates for immigration to British Columbia, Canada have been invited to apply to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a draw that took place on March 8. This is the third such draw to have taken place in the last three weeks, with other candidates having been invited to apply on February 17 and February 23, respectively. >>Read More

• Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is Launched

pei-lighthouse-sunMarch 7, 2017

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) — a new three-year pilot program for immigration to Atlantic Canada — was launched on March 6, 2017. Up to 2,000 new applications to this employer-driven program will be processed in 2017, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to process 80 percent of complete applications in six months or less. >>Read More

• Some Canadian Permanent Residents May be Denied Entry to U.S. After Latest Order

peach-arch-blaineMarch 7, 2017

Citizens of six specific countries who are also permanent residents of Canada may be barred from entering the U.S. after that country's President, Donald Trump, issued a new executive order on immigration. >>Read More

• Investments in Higher Education Across Canada Expected to Improve Infrastructure and Research

mcgill-y-intersectionMarch 3, 2017

The opening months of 2017 have seen a series of investments in higher education institutions across Canada. In the last week, Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and Holland College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island have received significant funding for a range of projects that are intended to ensure Canada's continuance as a leading education destination and research hub. These investments follow soon after a flurry of similar initiatives in Ontario. >>Read More

• Latest Express Entry Draw sees CRS Requirement Drop to 434

canada-flags-ottawaMarch 1, 2017

On March 1, 2017, 3,884 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were issued to candidates in the pool for the Express Entry immigration selection system with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point score of 434 or above. For the third time in a row, the number of CRS points a candidate requires to receive an ITA has dropped to a level never before seen since the introduction of the Express Entry immigration selection system in January, 2015. >>Read More

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