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CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-July, 2017

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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.

The First Express Entry Draw of July 2017 Invites 3,202 Candidates to Immigrate to Canada

July 12, 2017

A total of 3,202 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the second Express Entry draw to occur since recent changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) were introduced on June 6, 2017. The latest draw, which took place on July 12, 2017, saw a minimum CRS score requirement of 440. Consequently, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 440 or above at the time of the draw are now in a position to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. >>Read more

• Manitoba Invites 494 Skilled Workers to Immigrate in July 11 Draw

July 11, 2017

The province of Manitoba has invited a total of 494 skilled workers to settle in the province as permanent residents in a draw that took place on July 11. These candidates, plus their family members, are now in a position to apply for immigration to Manitoba through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). >>Read more

• Canada Allows Russians to Stave Off Deportation Under Revised Policy

Flag flutters at pride parade in MontrealJuly 5, 2017

Following reports of violence against members of the LGBTQ community in Chechnya, the government of Canada has implemented a policy whereby failed asylum seekers from Russia may be able to remain in Canada. >>Read more

• Manitoba Invites 90 Applicants to Apply Under Business Immigration Stream

The flags of Manitoba and CanadaJuly 5, 2017

Manitoba issued 90 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) between May 2017 and June 2017 under the Manitoba Business Stream (MPNP-B), part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). >>Read more

• Northwest Territories Unveils New Immigration Strategy

Scenic view of landscape in Northwest TerritoriesJuly 5, 2017

Up to 36,700 job positions will open up over the next 15 years in the Northwest Territories (NWT), and the NWT government is looking internationally to make sure that the territory continues to build a vibrant economy. >>Read more

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