CanadaVisa News Briefs for Mid-September, 2017

CIC News
Published: September 20, 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.

Upfront Medicals no Longer Available for Family Class Applicants

September 20, 2017

Upfront medical examinations are no longer available for Family Class Canadian immigration applicants and remain available only to Express Entry applicants in the permanent residence lines of business. >>Read more

• Global Talent Stream Now Available in Quebec

September 11, 2017

The Global Talent Stream is now available to employers in the province of Quebec, allowing them to hire certain skilled foreign workers quickly with a two-week processing time standard for applications. >>Read more

• Ontario Corporate Immigration Stream Now Accepting Online Applications

September 7, 2017

The Corporate Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications online, making it easier for applicants to apply and improving processing times. >>Read more

• New Brunswick Opens Express Entry Category for Candidates in Priority Occupations

September 7, 2017

Express Entry candidates in certain priority occupations who have attended an information session hosted by the immigration authorities of New Brunswick may submit an application for an enhanced provincial nomination, but this option will only be available for a temporary period. >>Read more

• British Columbia Invites 381 Workers, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs to Immigrate

September 7, 2017

Various types of skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs have been invited to submit an application to British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) following draws that took place on August 31 and September 6. >>Read more

Interim Measure for Study Permit Processing no Longer Applies for Quebec DLIs

September 6, 2017

In light of provincial regulatory changes to the Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) program on June 30, 2017, the interim measure introduced to process a study permit application for a Quebec designated learning institution (DLI) no longer applies. >>Read more

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