CanadaVisa News Briefs for October, 2017

CIC News
Published: October 4, 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 on our social media channels to get the latest news as it occurs.

• Latest Express Entry Draw Invites 2,801 Candidates to Settle in Canada

October 4, 2017

In the latest Express Entry draw, which took place on October 4, 2017, a total of 2,801 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 438 were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 438 or above at the time of the draw may now apply for Canadian permanent resident status. >>Read more

• Manitoba Invites 31 More Candidates to Apply for Business Immigration

October 2, 2017

The government of Manitoba issued 31 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) on September 29 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 95 points under the unique MPNP-B points grid. >>Read more

• Manitoba Invites 349 Skilled Workers to Apply for Provincial Nomination

September 27, 2017

The province of Manitoba has invited 349 skilled workers to settle in the province as permanent residents in a draw that took place on September 26. These candidates, plus their family members, are now in a position to apply for a provincial nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). With a nomination, invited persons may then apply to the federal government for permanent resident status. >>Read more

• Record New Low Points Thresholds in Latest BC Immigration Draw

September 21, 2017

The number of points required in order for eligible workers and international graduates to be invited to apply for provincial nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has reached record new lows across multiple categories, following the latest draws that took place on September 13 and September 20. >>Read more

September 20 Express Entry Draw Invites 2,871 Candidates to Immigrate to Canada

September 20, 2017

In the latest Express Entry draw, which took place on September 20, 2017, a total of 2,871 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 433 were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 433 or above at the time of the draw may now apply for Canadian permanent resident status. >>Read more

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

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