CanadaVisa News Briefs for August, 2017

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Published: August 2, 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.

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

• Manitoba Invited 40 Candidates to Apply to Business Immigration Stream in July

August 2, 2017

Manitoba issued 40 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in July, 2017 under the Manitoba Business Stream (MPNP-B), part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Candidates invited to apply for immigration to Manitoba on this occasion had between 89 and 97 points under the unique MPNP-B points grid. >>Read more

• Start-Up Visa Program to Become a Regular Feature of Canada's Immigration Landscape

July 28, 2017

The government of Canada has announced that the Start-Up Visa program, a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for entrepreneurs launching a company in Canada, will become a regular feature of Canada's immigration landscape in 2018. >>Read more

• Latest BC Immigration Draws Invite Graduates and Workers, Including Tech Workers

July 28, 2017

British Columbia issued a total of 357 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in draws that took place on July 19 and July 26. The latter draw was a 'tech-only' draw, a new initiative started by BC in May. Non-tech workers and graduates may have been invited to apply on July 19. >>Read more

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