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CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid/Late August, 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, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow us across these channels to get the latest news as it occurs.

• August 23 Express Entry Draw Invites 3,035 Candidates With a Minimum CRS Score of 434

August 23, 2017

A total of 3,035 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the Express Entry draw which took place on August 23. The latest draw saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 434. Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 434 or above at the time of the draw are now in a position to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. >>Read more

• Three Canadian Cities Among Most Livable in the World

August 17, 2017

Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary are among the top five most livable cities in the world, according to The Economist magazine’s Global Livability Report for 2017. The report ranks 140 cities based on their quality of life across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. >>Read more

• Agriculture and Construction Workers Can Transition to Permanent Residence Through New Ontario Immigration Stream

August 17, 2017

Certain workers in the agriculture and construction sectors who have work experience in Ontario may be eligible for permanent resident status following the launch of the the Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream in Ontario. >>Read more

• Manitoba Invites Skilled Workers to Apply for Provincial Nomination in August 15 Draw

August 16, 2017

The province of Manitoba has invited a total of 443 skilled workers to settle in the province as permanent residents in a draw that took place on August 15. 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

• Workers, Graduates, Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Immigration to BC in Early August

August 10, 2017

A broad range of skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs have been invited to submitted an application to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in early August, following draws that took place on August 2 and August 9, respectively. >>Read more

• Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand Intake Fills in 24 Hours

August 10, 2017

The International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has closed for new applications, just one day after reopening for 1,200 new applications on August 9. >>Read more

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