CanadaVisa News Briefs for Early August, 2017

CIC News
Published: August 9, 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, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow us across these channels to get the latest news as it occurs.

Latest Express Entry Draw Invites 2,991 Candidates With a Minimum CRS Score of 433

August 9, 2017

Canada Flags in from of the parliament building A total of 2,991 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the second Express Entry draw to occur in August, 2017.
The latest draw, which took place on August 9, saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 433. Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 433 or above at the time of the draw are now in a position to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. The latest draw took place a week after the first draw of August, which happened on August 2. >>Read more

Saskatchewan's International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category Reopens to Accept 1,200 new Applications

August 9, 2017

A popular immigration category in Saskatchewan is accepting 1,200 new applications as of August 9. The International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan to make an application for a provincial nomination certificate, which may then be followed by an application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants do not require a job offer in order to make an application. >>Read more

Canada Announces $10 Million Scholarship Program to Support Southeast Asia Education Exchange

August 7, 2017South Asian students on Campus

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, has announced that Canada will invest CAD $10 million over a five-year period to provide post-secondary students and mid-career professionals from Southeast Asia access to world-class education in Canada. >>Read more

August 2 Express Entry Draw Invites 3,264 Candidates With a Minimum 441 Score

http://www.canadavisa.com/news/august-2-express-entry-draw-invites-3264-candidates-minimum-441-score.htmlAugust 2, 2017

A total of 3,264 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the first Express Entry draw to occur in August, 2017. The latest draw, which took place on August 2, saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 441. Candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 441 or above at the time of the draw are now in a position to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. >>Read more

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