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CanadaVisa News Briefs for September, 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.

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

• 2,772 Invitations to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence Issued in September 6 Express Entry Draw

September 6, 2017

A total of 2,772 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the Express Entry draw which took place on September 6. The latest draw saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 435. Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 435 or above at the time of the draw may now apply for Canadian permanent resident status. >>Read more

• Twenty-Seven Candidates Invited to Apply to Manitoba Business Stream

September 4, 2017

The government of Manitoba issued 27 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) on September 1 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 90 and 100 points under the unique MPNP-B points grid. >>Read more

• Canada Invests in New Student Work-Integrated Learning Program

August 30, 2017

The government of Canada is investing in a new student work-integrated learning program to help post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs gain work experience and be better prepared for jobs in high-demand fields. >>Read more

• Ottawa Makes it Easier for Francophones to Work Outside Quebec

August 28, 2017

A change in the eligibility requirements for the Mobilité Francophone stream of the International Mobility Program will allow Canadian employers outside the province of Quebec to hire French-speaking workers more easily than before. >>Read more

• Points Requirement Decreases for Workers and Graduates in Latest BC Immigration Draw

August 24, 2017

The number of points required by candidates to apply for a provincial nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has decreased across all categories managed under BC’s unique Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). >>Read more

• 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

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