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  • Immigration to New Brunswick has to be raised to meet labor shortage crisis

    November 13, 2018

    Immigration to New Brunswick will have to be increased to overcome the serious labor shortage crisis faced by the province, says a report produced by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC). New Brunswick will have to welcome around 7500 immigrants a year to meet the increasing demands of the labor market, according to the report. […]

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  • Canada’s immigration policies giving the country an edge over the US: Trudeau

    November 12, 2018

    Canada’s immigration policies are giving the country an edge over the US in terms of attracting business, said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He was speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in Montreal the other day. According to Trudeau, Canada is a country open to immigration. By attracting the talented, well-educated, ambitious, […]

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  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas candidates invited

    November 10, 2018

    In a draw held on November 8, Manitoba invited a total of 469 candidates belonging to Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas immigration categories to apply for provincial nomination. Out of total invitations, 300 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to Expression of Interest (EOI) candidates in the Skilled Workers in […]

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  • IRCC now accepts TCF Canada results as proof of French language proficiency

    November 9, 2018

    The economic immigration candidates to Canada can now submit the score of the Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) to prove French language proficiency. TCF Canada has thus become the second French language test to be recognized by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Test d’évaluation de français (TEF Canada) […]

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  • Why is Canada promoting economic immigration?

    November 8, 2018

    As part of its updated three-year immigration plan, Canada is aiming to increase immigration intake by 2021. The country will be accepting 350,000 new permanent residents in a single year and majority of these newcomers will be economic immigrants. Economic immigrants are those who immigrate to Canada for better career opportunities and higher standards of […]

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  • Express Entry, PNPs to dominate Canada immigration scenario in next three years

    November 7, 2018

    Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs will be playing the most decisive role in the Canada immigration scenario in the next three years, as per the updated immigration levels plan of Canada released last week. As per the plan, the combined admission targets for both these immigration programs will be 160,100 in 2021. It […]

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  • Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw: 926 candidates invited to apply

    November 3, 2018

    In the largest Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EoI) draw held till date, the province invited 926 Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. Out of the total invitations issued in the draw held on November 1, a record high of 671 invitations were issued to Occupation In-Demand candidates. The lowest required […]

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  • Saskatchewan Selects Candidates for Provincial Nomination Under the New Expression of Interest System!

    November 2, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Government in an effort to welcome more immigrants and improve the economy has made some major changes to its skilled worker program. Effective right from the July 16, Saskatchewan is no longer accepting applications on the first-come, first serve basis for its International Skilled Worker Express Entry Sub-Category. An applicant who is now […]

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  • Quebec’s New Expression of Interest System & The Arrima Portal

    November 2, 2018

    Quebec, one of the most unique provinces of Canada has come up with a new Expression of an Interest-based system for effective management of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The new Expression of Interest System was launched on the 2nd of August and has brought major changes to the Quebec Government’s selection process. The new […]

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  • Manitoba unveils two new immigration pathways for international students

    November 2, 2018

    Manitoba has opened two new immigration pathways for international students graduated from the post-secondary institutions in the province. The new pathways–International Student Entrepreneur Pathway and Graduate Internship Pathway–have been launched under the International Education Stream of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). According to Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba’s Minister of Education and Training, the new pathways aim […]

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  • IRCC Releases New Immigration Plans for the Year 2019 – 2021

    November 2, 2018

    The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, following the 2018’s Immigration Annual Report to the Parliament on the 31st of October, released details on the Canadian Government’s immigration plans for the year 2019 – 2021. The new immigration plans released by IRCC replaces the already introduced three-year immigration plan during the fall of 2017. The plan […]

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  • Immigration plan: Canada to welcome 40K more immigrants in 2021

    November 1, 2018

    Canada will accept 40,000 more immigrants in 2021 compared this year, announced Ahmed Hussen, the Immigration Minister of Canada, on October 31. The figures were revealed as part of the release of the updated multi-year immigration levels plan of Canada for the next three years. According to the immigration plan, the total number of immigrants […]

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  • Canadian employers urged to submit LMIA applications ASAP to avoid delays

    October 31, 2018

    Authorities have urged Canadian employers who require a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid delays. According to a notice published by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on October 29, Temporary Foreign Worker Program is currently dealing with “an […]

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  • Canada’s Biometric Rules to be Implemented on More Countries from December 31st

    October 31, 2018

    The Canadian government recently came up with the new Biometric rules and the process was kickstarted and came in to effect on the 31st of July. Though at the beginning the rules were implemented only for people from Europe, Africa & the Middle East, it will be implemented to Asian regions and America from the […]

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  • Small Canadian businesses facing skilled labor shortage: Survey

    October 30, 2018

    Around 47 per cent of the small Canadian businesses are facing a shortage of skilled labor, found the monthly Business Barometer survey conducted by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Because of the labor shortage, many employers are forced to limit hiring of employees while for many others, it is curtailing growth of their businesses. […]

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  • 3900 candidates invited to apply for Canada PR in October 29 Express Entry draw

    October 30, 2018

    A total of 3900 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada were issued In the latest Express Entry draw held on October 29. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required in the draw was 442. As in the previous draws, tie-break rule was applied in this draw as well, the date and […]

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  • Remarkable rise in immigration applications to Newfoundland and Labrador

    October 29, 2018

    Newfoundland and Labrador, the eastern-most province of Canada witnessed a 25 per cent rise in the number immigration applications received in the first 10 months of this year, compared to 2017. This significant rise in the number of invitations is largely attributed to the efforts made by the province through its five-year immigration action plan. […]

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  • British Columbia PNP invites 35 Tech Pilot candidates

    October 27, 2018

    In a draw held on October 24, British Columbia PNP issued 35 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Tech Pilot candidates. All the invited candidates have a one-year full-time job offer in one of the 29 in-demand occupations under British Columbia Tech Pilot program. The Express Entry candidates who are nominated by British Columbia […]

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  • Immigrant workers in high demand for Canada tech jobs

    October 26, 2018

    The technology sector in Canada is witnessing unprecedented growth owing to the booming economy of the country. With tech firms thriving in the country, the number of openings for Canada tech jobs is also rising. As a country with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Canada is finding it difficult to fill the job openings […]

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  • British Columbia PNP invites 472 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates

    October 25, 2018

    In the largest draw to have held in 2018 till date, British Columbia invited 472 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The Express Entry candidates who were invited in the draw that was held on October 17 belonged to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the British Columbia […]

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  • Number of Indian techies looking for jobs in Canada on the rise

    October 24, 2018

    A recent study has shown that skilled technical workers from India are increasingly looking for jobs in Canada over the US. The study, conducted by the job site Indeed, shows that the search for jobs in Canada from India rose from six to 13 per cent during the period between August 2016 and July 2018. […]

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  • Ontario issues 439 invitations through Skilled Trades Stream

    October 23, 2018

    Ontario issued 439 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Express Entry candidates through the Skilled Trades Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on October 19. So far this is the highest number of invitations to have issued in a single draw through the Skilled Trades Stream in the year 2018. With the latest […]

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  • Diversity, immigration policies help Canada remain global leader in Artificial Intelligence

    October 22, 2018

    Diversity and immigration policies are helping Canada to retain its supremacy as a global leader in Artificial Intelligence, says a report published by CIC News. They quoted the opinions shared by two industry leaders–Steve Irvine, the founder and CEO of integrate.ai, and Raquel Urtasun, who leads Uber’s self-driving car research program in Toronto–during Fortune Magazine’s […]

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  • PEI Expression of Interest draw: 270 invited to apply

    October 20, 2018

    In the Expression of Interest draw held on October 18, Prince Edward Island (PEI) issued 270 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Express Entry and Labor Impact category candidates. By far, this is the largest PEI Expression of Interest draw held in 2018. However, it is not clear how many invitations were sent to […]

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  • A website to assist new immigrants to Quebec in job search

    October 19, 2018

    A new website has been launched in Quebec to help newcomers find employment in regions outside Montreal. The French-language website, emploisenregions.ca, assists new permanent residents and temporary foreign workers to connect with employers and integration service providers in these regions. A campaign is also going on to attract newcomers to regions outside Montreal. Majority of […]

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  • Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream conducts largest draw

    October 17, 2018

    The largest draw on record under the Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream was held on September 20, 2018. This was revealed as the details of the draws under the Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur streams of Nova Scotia immigration held on the same day have come out. In the Entrepreneur draw, 43 candidates were invited to […]

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  • Manitoba PNP issues 354 invitations to apply for provincial nomination

    October 16, 2018

    Manitoba PNP has issued 354 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to candidates belonging to its Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams. Out of the total number of invitations issued, 318 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates from the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream and the remaining 36 […]

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  • More tech workers applying for Canada visa in the wake of stricter visa rules in the US

    October 16, 2018

    With US tightening its visa rules, foreign technology workers are increasingly dumping their American Dream in favour of Canada. A major trigger for this trend is assumed to be the overhaul of the US H-1B visa by the Trump administration. On the contrary, Canada has been working for the past few years on simplifying and […]

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  • 3900 ITAs issued in October 15 Express Entry draw

    October 15, 2018

    In a rare Monday Express Entry draw that was held on October 15, the Government of Canada issued 3900 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required was 440, the lowest score drawn this year. This is the fifth time that the minimum CRS score for all-program Express Entry […]

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  • Remarkable rise in job vacancies in Canada

    October 13, 2018

    Job vacancies in Canada witnessed a 19 per cent rise during the period between June 2017 and June 2018. According to data from Statistics Canada, the job vacancies rose by 87,100 in number during the period and the total number of job vacancies at the end of June 2018 was 547,300. During the same period, […]

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  • 853 invitations issued in largest Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw

    October 12, 2018

    In the largest Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw held on October 10, a total of 853 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates invited belonged to the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand immigration sub-categories of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP). Of the total invitations issued, 359 were issued to candidates of Express Entry […]

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  • Canada Express Entry crosses a few records in third quarter of 2018

    October 11, 2018

    In the third quarter of 2018, Canada Express Entry has set a few records. Express Entry issued the highest number of invitations to apply (ITAs) during this period, which was marked by larger draw sizes but higher CRS score requirements. Canada Express Entry: New records Over the months of July, August and September 2018, Canada […]

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  • Will CRS score requirement come down in next Canada Express Entry draw?

    October 10, 2018

    All Canada Express Entry candidates waiting for an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be curious to know what will the minimum CRS score requirement for the next Canada Express Entry draw. But predicting the CRS requirement for a future Express Entry draw is not […]

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  • Rule changes result in more people receiving Canadian citizenship

    October 9, 2018

    The changes in citizenship rules introduced by the Canada government in October 2017 have made Canadian citizenship accessible to more people. According to the estimates of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), around 152,000 people will have received Canadian citizenship within one year since the changes were introduced. This is a 40% increase compared to […]

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  • Number of Indians looking for jobs in Canada on the rise

    October 8, 2018

    As the US tightening its visa requirements for overseas workers, job seekers from India are increasingly looking for jobs in Canada, shows a new report released by Indeed, the job search engine. In August 2016, six per cent of all overseas searches for jobs in Canada originated from India. By July 2018, the number was […]

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  • British Columbia invites 351 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates

    October 6, 2018

    British Columbia PNP issued 351 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates in a draw held on October 3. All the invited candidates were required to have an indeterminate, full-time job offer from a British Columbia employer. The minimum required scores varied between 65 and 91, depending on […]

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  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) turns 20

    October 5, 2018

    Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), the first Provincial Nominee Program of Canada, has completed two decades of its existence. The program was introduced with an aim to allow the province of Manitoba to nominate immigrants, who have the skills and abilities to cater to the economic needs and priorities of the province, for permanent residence […]

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  • Canada Start-up Visa Program has more takers now

    October 5, 2018

    With the US planning to quash the start-up provision of its International Entrepreneur Rule, potential entrepreneurs are turning their attention towards Canada. Many international entrepreneurs have been directly affected by the move initiated by the Donald Trump government and are no longer able to start their businesses in the US. Canada Start-up Visa Program is […]

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  • 3900 Invitations to Apply issued in Express Entry draw held on October 3

    October 3, 2018

    In the latest Express Entry draw held on October 3, 2018, a total of 3900 candidates are set to receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 445 points, four points higher than the previous all-program draw held on September 19. The […]

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  • 392 LAAs issued in latest Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program invitation round

    October 3, 2018

    A total of 392 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to skilled workers were issued in the latest invitation round of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) that was held on September 28, 2018.  Out of these, 191 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates belonging to the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream of […]

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  • Canada Express Entry is 100 draws old!

    October 1, 2018

    Canada Express Entry, the economic immigration selection system introduced in January 2015, has completed 100 draws. The 100th draw held on September 24 invited 400 Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The total number of invitations issued through Express Entry over the 100 draws comes to around 213,000. […]

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  • Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw witnesses lowest ever score requirements

    September 29, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw held on September 27 issued 438 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Out of these, 225 invitations were issued to candidates from the Express Entry sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The remaining 213 invitations were issued to candidates belonging to the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. The Saskatchewan Expression of […]

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  • International migration to Canada rises to record levels

    September 28, 2018

    International migration to Canada rose to record levels between April 1 and July 1, 2018. During this period, the population of Canada grew by 168,687 and 82% of this is attributed to international migration. According to Statistics Canada, this level of international migration is never seen before in any quarter. The high level of increase […]

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  • Report warns against using AI for processing Canada immigration applications

    September 27, 2018

    As the Canada government is considering of using Artificial Intelligence to process immigration applications, a study conducted by the University of Toronto has warned against its potential dangers. The report expressed concern over leaving decisions that directly affect the lives of immigrants and refugees to automated processes. The report also raised questions related to human […]

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  • 16 invitations issued to Ontario Entrepreneur Stream candidates

    September 26, 2018

    In a draw held on September 21, the Government of Ontario issued 16 new invitations to apply for the candidates belonging to the Entrepreneur Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The minimum required score was 117. OINP Entrepreneur Stream The Entrepreneur Stream of OINP is meant for those who wish to start a new […]

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  • 400 FSTC candidates invited to apply in 100th Express Entry draw

    September 25, 2018

    In a rare Monday Express Entry draw held on September 24, the Government of Canada issued 400 invitations to Federal Skilled Trades Class(FSTC) candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for this draw was 284. Tie-break rule was applied in this Express Entry draw too, the date and time being February 18, 2018, […]

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  • Prince Edward Island issues new invitations in Sep 20 draw

    September 24, 2018

    In a draw held on September 20, Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to apply for provincial nominations to candidates belonging to Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories. The latest draw also marked an end to two controversial entrepreneur immigration streams of the province. A total of 116 invitations were issued to Express […]

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  • Saskatchewan’s New EOI System Issued First Occupations In-Demand Invitations

    September 22, 2018

    The Government of Saskatchewan issued its first invitations for its Occupations In-Demand sub-category through the newly introduced Expression of Interest System. Saskatchewan, in a recently published update (September 20th) mentioned that 140 invitations were issued to candidates. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program issued 140 invitations to candidates under the Occupations In-Demand sub-Category. This targets individuals who […]

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  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: Newfoundland and Labrador publishes list of employers

    September 21, 2018

    Newfoundland and Labrador has published the list of employers designated under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has also advised foreign nationals including international students to contact these employers to utilize the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).Currently, Newfoundland and Labrador is the only province taking part in the Atlantic […]

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  • 432 invitations issued in MPNP Expression of Interest draw

    September 20, 2018

    In an Expression of Interest draw held on September 14, 2018, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 432 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Out of these, 200 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued to Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) pool candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream. The selected candidates […]

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  • 3500 Invitations to Apply issued in September 19 Express Entry draw

    September 19, 2018

    Following the 99th Express Entry draw held on September 19, 2018, a total of 3500 candidates are set to receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 441 points, one point higher than the previous three draws. The tie-break rule was applied […]

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  • Arrima portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program opened for users

    September 19, 2018

    Arrima portal, the new online portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), was opened for users on September 18. Now those who want to immigrate to Quebec through QSWP will have to create an Expression of Interest (EoI) profile in Arrima. By introducing Arrima portal, Quebec government aims to manage the profiles of those who […]

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  • New invitations issued to Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream candidates

    September 18, 2018

    The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has issued 44 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream candidates. The candidates chosen in this draw are those who submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and September 13, 2018. This year, OINP has been issuing invitations to the candidates of the […]

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  • Quebec’s MIDI Announces the Releasing Date for its Arrima Platform

    September 18, 2018

    Quebec’s Department of Immigration has come up with a date for releasing its new Arrima Platform. The Arrima platform was undergoing final user experience tests the previous month and it has been announced that the platform will go online from the 18th of September at 8 AM (Montreal time), 5.30 PM in India. Quebec’s introduction […]

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  • Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream draw to be held on September 19

    September 17, 2018

    A draw of the Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream will take place on September 19. The entrepreneurs who wish to be considered for this draw must submit their Expression of Interest as soon as possible. Saskatchewan has recently increased the frequency of draws for this stream. Earlier, the draws used to take place only once in three […]

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  • 32 invitations issued in the latest BC PNP Tech Pilot draw

    September 15, 2018

    In the latest Tech Pilot draw held on September 12, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 32 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates who were invited to apply for provincial nomination through BC PNP Tech Pilot program were required to have a job offer with duration of at least one […]

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  • Prince Edward Island to close two entrepreneur streams

    September 14, 2018

    Prince Edward Island, the Atlantic province of Canada, has decided to close two of its controversial entrepreneur streams–100% Ownership and Partial Ownership entrepreneur streams. The last draw under these streams will take place on September 20. After that, Prince Edward Island will stop accepting applications under both the streams. Controversies over PEI entrepreneur streams: Both […]

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  • CRS requirement revised for Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream

    September 13, 2018

    Ontario has revised its minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for the Human Capital Priorities stream that is aligned to Express Entry. While candidates were earlier required to have a minimum CRS score of 400 to qualify for the Stream, now the minimum required CRS score is “as determined by the director.” Another change […]

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  • Two new entrepreneur immigration streams for Newfoundland & Labrador

    September 12, 2018

    The Atlantic province of Newfoundland & Labrador has announced two new streams for entrepreneur immigration. The International Entrepreneur stream and the International Graduate Entrepreneur stream are the two new streams that would be added soon to the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program. The previous entrepreneur immigration program of Newfoundland & Labrador was closed in […]

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  • Canada Visa Application Centres (VACs) service changes announced

    September 11, 2018

    The Government of Canada has announced certain changes in the services offered by the Canada Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Starting from November 2nd, Canadian visa applicants will have to schedule an appointment to submit biometrics and pay extra fees for the submission of applications in Canada Visa […]

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  • Quebec Immigrant Investor Program reopens to accept new applications

    September 10, 2018

    The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) that reopened on September 10 has started accepting new applications. The Program will be accepting 1900 applications for permanent residence in Canada and  will remain open till March 15th, 2019. The reopening of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program was announced by the Quebec government in March 2018, which was […]

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  • British Columbia PNP issues 397 invitations to Skills Immigration, Express Entry candidates

    September 8, 2018

    British Columbia PNP, in a draw held on September 5th, issued 397 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The invitations were issued to candidates from the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams.The candidates under the Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate categories, who have received nomination from British Columbia, […]

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  • 3900 candidates invited in the largest Express Entry draw of 2018

    September 5, 2018

    In the 98th Express Entry draw held on September 5, 2018, a whopping 3900 candidates were issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. This is so far the largest Express Entry draw held in 2018 and the second largest till date. The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 440, the […]

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  • 29 invited through Ontario Express Entry French-speaking skilled workers stream

    September 1, 2018

    The Government of Ontario, in a draw held on August 30, invited 29 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. This year, 1,006 Express Entry candidates have so far been invited through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) in 29 draws. In […]

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  • 32 invitations issued through BC PNP Tech Pilot program

    August 31, 2018

    In its weekly draw held on August 30, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech Pilot program issued 32 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. BC PNP Tech Pilot program invitations were sent to candidates with minimum one year of work experience in one of the 29 priority occupations of the program. The invited […]

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  • New documents made mandatory for Manitoba Express Entry Stream

    August 28, 2018

    According to a recent change introduced by Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), those applying to Manitoba Express Entry Stream will have to submit a few additional mandatory documents. The three additional documents required to apply to the Manitoba Express Entry pathway, which is part of the Skilled Worker Overseas stream, are: -Education credential assessment for […]

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  • Ontario issues 15 new invitations through French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

    August 27, 2018

    Ontario issued 15 new Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) Stream on August 23. Earlier, on August 16, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) had issued another 31 invitations through the same stream. With these two draws, the total number of invitations issued through French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) […]

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  • SINP Express Entry candidates invited through Expression of Interest system

    August 24, 2018

    Saskatchewan has issued invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Express Entry candidates for the first time through its new Expression of Interest system. Along with this, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has also revised the In-Demand Occupations List. A total of 466 SINP Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. […]

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  • British Columbia Express Entry streams nominated 2,350 candidates in 2017

    August 23, 2018

    The Canadian province of British Columbia nominated 2,350 candidates for permanent residence through its four Express Entry-linked immigration categories in 2017. The year also witnessed a remarkable rise in the number of nominations made through the EEBC — Skilled Worker category. According to a report on the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program(BC PNP), nominations made […]

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  • 3750 ITAs issued in August 22 Express Entry draw

    August 22, 2018

    In the 97th Express Entry draw held on August 22, 2018, the Government of Canada invited 3750 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 440, the lowest CRS score in 2018 so far. The draw size and the minimum comprehensive score in this draw are the same as […]

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  • IRCC to End Parents and Grandparents Program Sponsorship Lottery

    August 22, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has informed that it would end the Parents and Grandparents sponsorship lottery in 2019. Afterwards, invitations to apply under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will be issued in a first-come, first-served basis. The application cap will also be raised further from 17000 to 20000. Parents and Grandparents Program […]

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  • IRCC cautions against fraud Canada immigration consultants on social media

    August 21, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has warned against Canada immigration scams happening on social media. According to the IRCC, a number of fake pages claimed to be that of immigration consultants who would help clients to immigrate to Canada have popped up on Facebook. IRCC adds that most of these websites are in Arabic […]

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  • Quebec Expression of Interest portal ‘Arrima’ to go online in September

    August 20, 2018

    ‘Arrima’, the new online Expression of Interest (EoI) portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), will be available to users by September, informed MIDI, the Immigration Minister of Quebec. Arrima portal is being introduced to manage the profiles of Quebec immigration applicants submitted through the new Expression of Interest system for Quebec Skilled Worker Program […]

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  • Prince Edward Island issues 118 invitations in latest Expression of Interest draw

    August 18, 2018

    In the latest Expression of Interest draw held on August 16, the Atlantic Canada province of Prince Edward Island issued 118 new invitations. The invitations were sent to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories. Of the total 118 invitations, 111 were sent to candidates of Express Entry and Labour Impact […]

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  • Ontario Human Capital Priority Stream invites candidates with CRS score 350

    August 17, 2018

    In its latest targeted draw, Ontario Human Capital Priority Stream has issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to 947 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) scores as low as 350. The CRS score range for this draw held on August 9 was 350 to 439. NoIs were sent to those candidates who had submitted their […]

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  • Nova Scotia Held the Largest Entrepreneur Draw of the Year 2018

    August 16, 2018

    The Nova Scotia’s Entrepreneur Draw and International Graduate Entrepreneur Draw held on the 7th of August issued 32 candidates with Invitations to Apply for Nova Scotia Immigration and the lowest ranking candidate had a score of 116 points. The Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream is for experienced business people and high position business managers who intend […]

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  • IRCC keen on providing better service to Canada immigration aspirants

    August 14, 2018

    Over the past one year, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made some significant improvements in offering their services to prospective Canada immigrants. The most commendable move among them was the concrete efforts to reduce backlogs of applications and processing times. On August 13, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada, […]

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  • Faster processing introduced for Canada PR applications

    August 13, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced ‘projected times’ for processing a few types of Canadian PR applications, with effect from July 31, 2018. The new system aims to make the processing times of certain types of Canada PR applications ‘faster and forward-looking’. The ‘projected times’ will replace ‘historical processing times’ or estimations of […]

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  • Saskatchewan to Refund Tuition Fee to its Graduates!

    August 11, 2018

    The Graduate Retention Program of Saskatchewan allows individual graduates who have graduated & live in Saskatchewan to gain a rebate of up to $20,000. The Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program was introduced with an intention to retain individuals in fields of high demands. A graduate can receive a refund under the Graduate Retention Program if he/she […]

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  • Canada biometric program to be expanded to 150 countries

    August 11, 2018

    Canada biometric program will be expanded to 150 countries within two years. Canada will collect fingerprints and facial photographs from travellers coming to the country as part of the biometrics program. The expansion will take place in stages in next two years.  Currently, biometric program is limited to 30 countries that are perceived to pose […]

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  • Quebec Immigrant Investor Program to Reopen on September 10

    August 10, 2018

    Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will reopen on September 10th, 2018,  Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion has informed. The Program will remain open till March 15th, 201 9.  During this period, the Program will accept a maximum of 1900 applications. Quebec Immigrant Investor Program: Quebec Immigrant Investor Program that came into existence in 1986 […]

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  • Nova Scotia Invites Early Childhood Educators to Apply for PNP

    August 9, 2018

    The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream, on August 8, issued its first invitations to 314 Express Entry candidates with work experience as early childhood educators and assistants. The invitations were sent to candidates with minimum two years of work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4214. The main duty of early childhood educators is […]

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  • IRCC Issues 3,750 ITAs to Apply Through the New Express Entry Draw Held on August 8th

    August 9, 2018

    The 96th Canadian Express Entry Draw was held on the 8th of August and IRCC has issued a total of 3,750 Invitations to Apply for Express Entry candidates. The CRS score during this draw was 440 and it is to be noted that this is the second time the CRS scores have hit the lowest […]

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  • 31 invitations sent in the latest British Columbia Tech Pilot draw

    August 7, 2018

    In the weekly British Columbia Tech Pilot draw held on August 1, BC PNP issued 31 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to 31 candidates. Candidates belonging to the categories– Skills Immigration-Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration-International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Skilled Worker and EEBC International Graduate were invited to apply. The minimum required British […]

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  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream to invite early childhood educators and assistants

    August 6, 2018

    Nova Scotia will invite early childhood educators and assistants to apply for provincial nomination through its new Labour Market Priorities Stream on August 8. This is the first draw of Nova Scotia’s new Express Entry-aligned Labour Market Priorities Stream. The invitations would be sent to Express Entry candidates with minimum two years of experience in […]

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  • Canada to Accept 17,000 Applications Under the Parents and Grandparents Program During 2018

    August 4, 2018

    The Canadian Government has taken measures to increase the number of applications that it will be accepting under the Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship Program from 10,000 to 17,000 for the year 2018. The increase in the number of application acceptance will help meet the immigration goals set by the Canadian Government to see families getting […]

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  • Intake periods for Quebec business immigration streams announced

    August 3, 2018

    The upcoming intake periods and quotas for Quebec business immigration streams have been announced.  Quebec Investor, Quebec Entrepreneur, and Quebec Self-Employed are the three popular Quebec business immigration streams. The intake periods and quotas for these immigration streams are as follows: Quebec investor Stream: 1900 applications will be accepted from September 10th, 2018 to March […]

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  • Saskatchewan Announces the Date for Entrepreneur Expression of Interest Draws!

    August 3, 2018

    The Saskatchewan government has announced the date for the next two EOI draws for the entrepreneur sub-category. The draws are scheduled to take place on the 19th of September and the 21st of November. The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Sub-Category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is for applicants who wish to immigrate to Saskatchewan and establish […]

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  • Quebec Expression of Interest ranking system to consider US work experience

    August 2, 2018

    Quebec has released more information on how its Expression of Interest ranking system for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is going to operate. As per the new information, the Quebec Expression of Interest ranking system will consider work experience in the United States as a factor for ranking the candidates. This makes Quebec the […]

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  • Newfoundland opens two new immigration categories for entrepreneurs

    August 1, 2018

    The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador introduced two new immigration categories for entrepreneurs–the International Graduate Entrepreneur Category and the International Entrepreneur Category–on July 30. Among these, the International Graduate Entrepreneur Category is for graduates from Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic, which are two of the province’s main post-secondary institutions. The candidates […]

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  • Is Canada Planning to Issue Mobile Passports in the Future?

    July 31, 2018

    The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently published a public opinion research that gauged the view of the Canadian citizens on the “passport of the future”. The study was held through 15 focus groups and the participants were asked what sort of Canadian passport they would be most interested in using. This new research […]

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  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invites 400 Express Entry, Skills Immigration candidates

    July 30, 2018

    In a draw held on July 25th, 2018, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 400 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams. British Columbia PNP has two Express Entry categories– Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate. Those […]

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  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) points grid revised

    July 28, 2018

    Quebec is introducing a new Expression of Interest system on August 2nd , 2018, with an aim to streamline the processing of Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) applications. Certain changes have also been introduced to the current points grid of the QWSP, which determines the eligibility of the candidates for the Quebec Selection Certificate. Though the […]

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  • 3,750 invitations issued in July 25 Express Entry draw

    July 25, 2018

    In 95th Express Entry draw held on July 25, 2018, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,750 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence. The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score in this draw was 441. This is one point less than the minimum score of 442 that was required in […]

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  • 9 occupations added to New Brunswick Express Entry Stream priority list

    July 25, 2018

    The priority occupations list of New Brunswick Express Entry Labor Market Stream has been updated by adding 9 occupations. Currently, the total number of occupations in the updated priority list is 19. The newly added occupations are: Occupation NOC Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services 0013 Financial and investment analysts 1112 Human resources […]

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  • 27 invitations sent in BC PNP Tech Pilot draw

    July 24, 2018

    In the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP Tech Pilot) draw held on July 18, a total of 27 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were sent to skilled workers and international graduates. The Tech Pilot scheme of British Columbia helps the province attract foreign talent in 29 in-demand occupations. Qualified candidates with […]

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  • Applicants may have to pass a values test for Australian permanent residence

    July 23, 2018

    Australia may introduce a “values test” for those who apply for Australian permanent residence in the country, revealed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The test is proposed as a means to protect the “extraordinarily successful” multicultural society of Australia, according to the Prime Minister. He reminded that Australia has been putting enormous effort into integration. […]

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  • Prince Edward Island PNP sends invitations to candidates from various categories

    July 21, 2018

    In a draw held on July 19, Prince Edward Island PNP issued 75 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to candidates in the Express Entry and Labor Impact categories. Another 50 invitations were issued to candidates in the Business Impact category. The minimum required cut-off point for Business Impact Category candidates was 135. However, the […]

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  • Know more about the Expression of Interest system for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

    July 19, 2018

    Quebec has released more information regarding the Expression of Interest system that will replace its first-come, first-served application process for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and the Mon Projet Quebec application portal. As per the new changes that will come into effect on August 2nd 2018, an applicant for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program […]

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  • Temporary transition period for Alberta Opportunity Stream list

    July 18, 2018

    The Government of Alberta has announced a temporary transition period for its new Alberta Opportunity Stream List of Alberta Advanced Education Approved Post-Secondary Credentials. It means the international students accepted before October 1, 2018, into a study program that is not on the new list will still be considered for immigration. The new list that […]

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  • Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupation List

    July 17, 2018

    The government of Saskatchewan has made some major changes to its skilled worker program and the most important among them is the introduction of the Expression of Interest system. From July 16 onward, all applications for the skilled worker program need  to be submitted through an Expression of Interest System and the applicant will receive an […]

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  • Expression of Interest system comes into effect for Saskatchewan

    July 17, 2018

    Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) introduced Expression of Interest system for its International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories on July 16. It means Saskatchewan is no longer accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for its International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category. Now on, in order to apply […]

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  • BC PNP issues 241 invitations to Skills Immigration, Express Entry candidates

    July 16, 2018

    In the draw that held on July 11, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 241 invitations for provincial nomination. The invitations were sent to skilled workers and graduates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams of BC PNP. A total of 188 candidates have been invited under the Express Entry […]

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  • Manitoba Expression of Interest system draw: Minimum cut off score drops

    July 14, 2018

    In the Manitoba Expression of Interest (EoI) draw held on July 6, the minimum cut off score came 26 points down to 519, compared to the previous draw held on March 13, when the cut-off score was 545. In the July 6 draw, Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a provincial nomination from Manitoba […]

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  • Canadian Jobs have increased significantly this year and Quebec tops the list!

    July 13, 2018

    Job opportunities in Canada marked a remarkable rise in the first quarter of 2018, according to data released by Statistics Canada. There were 462,000 job vacancies across Canada in the first quarter of 2018. The data also indicates that job opportunities in Canada rose across most of the provinces and industrial sectors during this period, […]

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  • Skilled Workers Overseas Express Entry sub-stream: Manitoba invites 132 candidates

    July 12, 2018

    In its second Express Entry-linked Expression of Interest (EoI) draw to have held after a gap of just three days, Manitoba invited 132 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through its Skilled Workers Overseas sub-stream. The draw held on July 9, 2018 targeted Express Entry candidates with recent work experience in NOC B occupations. The […]

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  • 3750 ITAs issued in July 11 Express Entry draw

    July 11, 2018

    In the 94th Express Entry draw held on July 11, 2018, the Government of Canada invited 3750 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was retained at 442 as in the previous draw held on Minimum CRS requirements in the Express Entry draws held this year: June 25. This […]

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  • Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EOI) system to come into effect on July 16

    July 11, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) will introduce an Expression of Interest(EOI) system with effect from July 16. The Saskatchewan  Expression of Interest system will replace the first-come, first-served application model of accepting applications for its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories. Under the new Saskatchewan  Expression of Interest system, a candidate will have to […]

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  • MPNP Expression of Interest cut-off score for Express Entry candidates drops to 519

    July 10, 2018

    The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) brought down the minimum cut-off score for Express Entry candidates to 519 in the latest draw from the MPNP Expression of Interest (EoI) pool that was held on July 6. This score is 26 points lower than the previous low score of 545, which was applied in a draw […]

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  • New declaration of interest system: Quebec to Welcome 30,000 Skilled Workers every year

    July 9, 2018

    Quebec will admit 30,000 skilled immigrants every year once its new declaration of interest system for economic immigration comes into force on August 2, 2018. Since 2016, Quebec immigration system has not accepted any new applications. The new Quebec Declaration of Interest System is expected to make the processing of the applications for immigration faster […]

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  • Saskatchewan international skilled worker intake closes in less than 24 hours

    July 7, 2018

    The International Skilled Worker — Express Entry-aligned sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reached its intake limit in less than 24 hours after opening to accept applications. International Skilled Worker — Express Entry subcategory of SINP is for skilled workers who want to live and work in Saskatchewan. They must also meet the […]

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  • Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker — Express Entry subcategory reopens

    July 6, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reopened its International Skilled Worker — Express Entry subcategory on July 5. This time, the subcategory is open to 500 applications and the applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The selected candidates will receive 600 additional CRS points, which will improve their chances of being selected in […]

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  • Application deadline for Express Entry candidates reduced to 60 days

    July 5, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has reverted to 60-day deadline for the Express Entry candidates to submit their application for permanent residence after receiving the Invitation to Apply (ITA). The change came into effect on June 26, 2018. It means all candidates who have received ITAs after the said date, only have 60 days […]

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  • In-demand occupations list of Saskatchewan PNP (SINP) updated

    July 4, 2018

    The Provincial Nominee Program of Saskatchewan, called Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), has introduced certain changes to its in-demand occupation list. The occupation list applies to the International Skilled Worker – Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories of Saskatchewan PNP. The in-demand occupations list of Saskatchewan PNP previously had 36 occupations. Now the list has […]

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  • Express Entry ITAs breaks records for the month of June

    July 3, 2018

    In the month of June 2018, two Express Entry draws were held in which a total of 7500 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) invited 3750 candidates in each two of these all-program draws. These are the largest Express Entry draws to have held in the […]

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  • Canada biometrics program expansion: 9 more VACs to be opened

    June 30, 2018

    As part of expanding Canada biometrics program, nine additional Visa Application Centres (VACs) will be opened in Africa, Middle East and Europe. Biometrics is the measurement of unique physical characteristics of applicants for Canadian immigration programs. Biometrics includes fingerprints and a photograph of the face. VACs are privately owned, third-party service providers who give administrative […]

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  • Moving to Canada? Here are the important things you must know

    June 27, 2018

    Canada is the second largest and one of the most diverse countries in the world. The country targets to admit one million immigrants, who can contribute towards the development of its economy and society, between 2017 and 2020. Vast opportunities and high standards of living have turned Canada into a dream destination for immigrants. But […]

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  • Minimum CRS score drops to 442 in latest Express Entry draw

    June 26, 2018

    In the latest Express Entry draw held on June 25th, 3750 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 442 were invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The 93rd Express Entry draw is the second consecutive draw to invite 3750 candidates, the record high number for 2018. It was an all-program draw and the […]

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  • India emerges topmost source for Australian citizenship

    June 25, 2018

    India has become the top source of Australian citizenship in the last five years, pushing the United Kingdom to the second place, according to data released to the Federal Parliament. As on February 28, 2018, the number of Indians who received Australian citizenship during 2017-2018 is 10,168. Indians are closely followed by applicants from the […]

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  • Canada PNPs: Can Provincial Nominees of a particular province move to another province?

    June 23, 2018

    Canada Provincial Nominee Programs or Canada PNPs allow the provinces and territories in the country to nominate candidates, who can contribute towards their economic and social development, for permanent residence. Canada PNPs have streams aligned to the Federal Express Entry system and through these streams, they select eligible candidates to nominate. Of late, more number […]

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  • Top 10 countries of citizenship to receive most Canada Express Entry ITAs

    June 19, 2018

    Indians, followed by Chinese received the highest number of Invitations to Apply for permanent residence through Express Entry in 2017, revealed the latest report on Government of Canada’s Express Entry system. In 2017, a total of 36310 ITAs were sent to Indian citizens through Express Entry. It comes to around 42% of all the ITAs […]

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  • Alberta Express Entry Stream, Alberta Opportunity Stream unveiled

    June 18, 2018

    The much awaited Alberta Express Entry Stream has been unveiled by the province, along with a new Alberta Opportunity Stream. The two new streams were introduced by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) on June 14. Now on, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can directly select qualified candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and […]

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  • Immigration to Canada propels country’s population to above 37 million

    June 16, 2018

    Statistics Canada reported that the population of Canada crossed the 37 million mark in the first four months of 2018. As per the new estimates Canada’s population, as on April 1, 2018, is 37,067,011. Immigration to Canada is attributed to be the major reason for this significant growth in population . In the first four […]

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  • 200% rise in invitations to apply sent to Indians through Express Entry

    June 15, 2018

    Canada has emerged as the most attractive migration destination for Indians with 42% of all the invitations to apply for permanent residence sent to Indians through Express Entry system in the year 2017. The Express Entry system is the flagship program of Canada for economic migration. It is a point-based immigration system that invites candidates […]

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  • Immigrants make Australia a better place, says report

    June 14, 2018

    A report has been released by the Treasury and the Department of Home Affairs that says that migration is making Australians wealthier. The report observes that skilled migrants are delivering an economic dividend to the country. They lift the standards of living by 0.1 per cent of GDP per capita,   increase productivity by 10 per […]

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  • 3750 ITAs issued in the largest Express Entry draw in 2018

    June 13, 2018

    Minimum CRS score for June 13 Express Entry draw was 451 In the 92nd Express Entry draw held  June 13, the Government of Canada issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3750 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) scores of 451 or above. The 12th Express Entry draw to have held in the year 2018, this draw […]

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  • Express Entry accelerates Canada PNPs application process

    June 13, 2018

    Express Entry system has allowed faster processing of the applications in Canada PNPs and resulted in increasing number of nominations, observed an evaluation of the operation of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) between 2010 and 2015. The evaluation results, released in May 2018 by the Government of Canada, reveal the positive impact the Express Entry system […]

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  • Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) has key advantages of over U.S. EB-5

    June 12, 2018

    The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) of Quebec in Canada and the EB-5 investor immigration program of the US are two of the world’s most popular investor immigration programs. While Quebec Immigrant Investor Program is a major pathway to Canada permanent residency for high net worth individuals, EB-5 program of the US attracts wealthy immigrants […]

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  • Saskatchewan opens International Skilled Worker- Occupations In-Demand sub-category

    June 8, 2018

    For the first time in 2018, the Government of Saskatchewan has opened the International Skilled Worker- Occupations In-Demand sub-category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP). The applications for the nomination certificate will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. More importantly, the applicants do not require a job offer. International Skilled Worker- Occupations In-Demand sub-category […]

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  • Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport

    June 7, 2018

    Dual citizens need Canadian passport Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport in order to travel to or transit through Canada by air, according to information from the Government of Canada. It means, as a dual citizen, you will have to carry both passports, the one that of your country and that of Canada, […]

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  • Changes to be expected in Australia Skilled Occupation List from 1st of July

    June 5, 2018

    Australia Skilled Occupation List: Expected Changes As per the changes introduced to the Australia Skilled Occupation List, certain occupations will be possibly removed from the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Some occupations will be moved from the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Some occupations […]

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  • Australian Government Acknowledges Contributions of Immigrants to Economy

    June 1, 2018

    A recent report published by Fairfax Media has revealed that immigrants contribute significantly towards the growth of the Australian economy. The report has also revealed that bringing down the levels of immigration would result in the loss of billions of dollars in the national budget and reduction in job growth in Australia. Highlights of the […]

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  • Prince Edward Island: A great immigration destination

    May 29, 2018

    Migrate to Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province. But these days, the province is attracting immigrants on a larger scale with its lenient immigration policies and attractive immigration programs. The percentage of immigrants in the total population of Prince Edward Island is low compared many other provinces. But the province is […]

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  • Ontario becomes the most popular immigration destination in Canada

    May 28, 2018

    The most popular immigration destination in Canada Ontario has become the most popular immigration destination in Canada by welcoming the highest number of immigrants. In 2016, around 40% of all immigrants who came to Canada chose the province of Ontario as their destination. Ontario is the most populous province in Canada. The province, located in […]

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  • Canada-Ontario agreement(COIA) to improve the benefits of immigration

    May 26, 2018

    Three annexes to Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) signed Canada and Ontario have signed three annexes to the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA), with the main aim of increasing francophone immigration . The pact signed by Ahmed Hussen, Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship aims to strengthen collaboration between […]

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  • Ontario Express Entry: More invitations issued to eligible candidates

    May 25, 2018

    64 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) were issued through Ontario Express Entry streams In the latest Ontario Express Entry invitation rounds held on May 23 and 24, a total of 64 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) were issued through the Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams, which are two Ontario Express Entry streams. Since the second week of […]

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  • CRS cut-off score drops to 440 in the latest Express Entry draw

    May 23, 2018

    In the latest Express Entry draw held on May 23rd, the Government of Canada issued 3500 invitations to apply, with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score required being 440. In the previous two draws held on April 25 and May 9 respectively, the CRS cut-off score was 441. Tie-break rule was applied in this […]

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  • Australian Parliament passes Migration Amendment Bill

    May 17, 2018

    Migration Amendment Bill passed by both houses of Australian Parliament The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018 of Australia, which provides for the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF), was passed through both houses of the Parliament on May 9th, 2018. The Migration Amendment Bill introduced with the Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017, amends […]

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  • 3500 invitations sent in the latest Canada Express Entry draw

    May 10, 2018

    In the 89th Express Entry draw held on May 9th, 3500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada were sent to selected candidates. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 441. In the previous draw held on April 25 also, the number of ITAs sent and the minimum cut-off CRS score […]

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  • Canada ranked fourth most accepting country for immigrants

    May 9, 2018

    A new study by Gallup has placed Canada in the fourth place among the most accepting countries for immigrants. The study involved 140 countries and Canada scored 8.14 out of 9 in the Migrant Acceptance Index of Gallup. Iceland got the first place, with New Zealand and Rwanda trailing. Canada is followed by Sierra Leone, […]

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  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream reopens

    May 3, 2018

    The New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream was reopened for accepting Expression of Interests (EoIs) on May 1st. The Express Entry Labour Market Stream of New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program is exclusively for those who have experience in 14 priority occupations, including 7 positions related to technology. The priority occupations under New Brunswick Express […]

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  • Changes introduced to Cyprus Citizenship by Investment program

    April 30, 2018

    The government of Cyprus has decided to introduce major changes to the Citizenship by Investment of the country. The Citizen by Investment program of Cyprus is one of the most popular of such programs and the Cyprus government has continuously taken steps to protect the program from malpractises. The new rules will cover not only […]

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  • 3500 candidates invited to apply in the latest Express Entry draw

    April 26, 2018

    In a draw that took place on April 25, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to 3,500 Express Entry candidates. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for the draw was 441. This is three points lower compared to the minimum score in the previous […]

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  • British Columbia sends 225 ITAs in the latest draw

    April 24, 2018

    In the latest draw held on April 18, the Canadian province of British Columbia sent 225 invitations to apply (ITA) for provincial nomination to selected candidates. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has informed that the invitations were sent to candidates with a job offer in one of the 32 key technology occupations […]

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  • Prince Edward Island(PEI) invites 169 candidates

    April 21, 2018

    In the draw that took place on April 19, Canadian province of Prince Edward Island(PEI) issued 169 invitations. These include 75 invitations to Express Entry candidates. This is the third draw of the Prince Edward Island’s Expression of Interest system that was introduced in February 2018. The scores of those who have been invited are […]

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  • Manitoba sends Invitations to Apply to 400 skilled workers

    April 19, 2018

    In the latest Expression of Interest draw held under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP) on April 13, Manitoba immigration officials sent Invitations to Apply(ITA) to a total of 400 candidates. ITAs were sent to candidates from the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream and from the Strategic Recruitment Initiative, which is part of the Skilled Workers […]

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  • Canada revises medical inadmissibility rules

    April 17, 2018

    Canada has revised the controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants and this move is expected to bring down the number of refusals of the applications for permanent or temporary residence. Now on, applicants won’t be denied permanent residency on the ground that they or any of their children have developmental delays, special education requirements, or hearing […]

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  • Ontario issues 142 NoIs to Express Entry candidates of FSSW and Skilled Trades Stream

    April 16, 2018

    In the two draws that took place on April 11 and 12, the Canadian province of Ontario issued 142 Notifications of Interest (NoIs) to candidates in the Express Entry pool. The draws were held for the Express Entry-aligned French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) and Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). […]

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  • 3500 candidates invited in April 11 Express Entry Draw

    April 12, 2018

    In the latest Express Entry draw that took place on April 11, Wednesday, IRCC sent invitations to apply (ITAs) to a total of 3500 candidates in the Express Entry pool. The largest Express Entry draw to take place in 2018, this draw saw candidates with CRS scores as low as 444 receiving invitations. In the […]

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  • St Kitts and Nevis launches new fund for citizenship by investment

    April 11, 2018

    With an aim to boost investment, the citizenship by investment programme in St Kitts and Nevis has recently launched a new fund, named the Sustainable Growth Fund. This fund is expected to be more affordable than the previous Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation fund. The citizenship by investment programme in St Kitts and Nevis is the […]

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  • BC PNP invites 326 skilled workers and graduates

    April 9, 2018

    In the latest draw that took place on April 4, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 326 skilled workers and graduates to apply for provincial nomination. Invitations were sent to candidates under two categories– Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate. The successful candidates will receive 600 Comprehensive […]

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  • Canada soon to become the second most popular study abroad destination

    April 5, 2018

    Canada may soon overtake UK as the second most popular study abroad destination, according to the 2018 edition of the QS Applicant Survey. Currently, US remains the most popular study abroad destination with 42% students from around the world still preferring the country. The UK has the second place with 34% students preferring to study […]

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  • Ontario selects Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 351

    April 4, 2018

    The Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) has welcomed 779 applicants who got a score between 351 and 446. The Ontario territory has directed two new invitation rounds where Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 351 were issued a welcome. These applicants passed selection in Express Entry pool of Canada on March 26. […]

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  • Quebec announces new immigration application rules

    April 3, 2018

    Quebec, one of the most popular destinations for Canadian immigrants, has announced new immigration application intake rules. These rules will be effective from April 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018. The rules apply to applications from economic immigration candidates such as skilled workers, investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers other than applications submitted under Collective Sponsorship […]

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  • New Express Entry draw sees ITAs increase and cut-off score drop

    March 27, 2018

    The Government of Canada has welcomed 3,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in another draw that occurred on March 26. The base Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 446. The total of 3,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) that were issued in this most recent draw is additionally the same […]

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  • PEI invites more Express Entry candidates in the second round of invitations this year

    March 21, 2018

    The Canadian territory of Prince Edward Island, otherwise called PEI, is especially appealing to prospective immigrants. In spite of the fact that the smallest province in size is one of the biggest; regarding natural beauty, history, and Canadian culture. The PEI PNP is an immigration program that targets foreign people who will contribute in a […]

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  • Express Entry Draw #85 3,000 ITA’s Issued

    March 16, 2018

    March 14, 2018 – Canadian immigration authorities have directed another huge Express Entry draw, with 3,000 competitors issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The most reduced Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 456, marginally higher than the past draw. The draw was the fifth round of invitations under Express Entry […]

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  • Scope of jobs at Canada’s transportation system is highly increasing

    March 8, 2018

    Compared with the primary quarter of 2017, the number of job opportunities in Canada expanded 18.8%, while the activity opening rate rose 0.4 percentage points. These quarter-to-quarter increments may partly reflect regular recruitment patterns, as employments opening were additionally up notably between the first and second quarters of both 2015 and 2016. Ontario had 20,000 […]

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  • Express Entry: 3000 ITAs sent in the draw held on February 21

    February 22, 2018

    The fourth Express Entry Draw in 2018 and 84th overall, took place on February 21. IRCC sent out Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian Residence to a total of 3000 applicants with a score of 442 or more in CRS. This is the second consecutive draw following the February 7 draw where 3000 invitations were […]

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  • Alberta Immigration: Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) will be refused for these occupations

    February 20, 2018

    The website of the Canada federal government has published a list of occupations which do not qualify for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), while applying for immigration to Alberta. The website warns that the LMIA applications for these occupations will be refused. Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is […]

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  • Canada wants international students to become permanent residents

    February 19, 2018

    The Government of Canada wants international students to become permanent residents in the country, said Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Addressing the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Parliament, the minister said stress has been given in the new multi-year immigration levels plan of Canada for ensuring more space for […]

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  • $440 million for multi-year immigration levels plan of Canada

    February 17, 2018

    An amount of $440 million will be committed to ensure the success of the multi-year immigration levels plan of the federal government of Canada, informed Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen the other day. He announced this before the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. The three-year immigration levels plan covering 2018 to 2020 aims […]

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  • Number of Indian students opting Australia education on the rise

    February 15, 2018

    The number of Indian students heading to Australia for higher studies has witnessed a seven-year high, according to the data released by Australian High Commission in New Delhi. This sudden spurt in the demand for Australia as a preferred destination for studies among Indian students is attributed to the US and the UK making their […]

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  • Ontario invites 488 candidates under Human Capital Priorities Stream

    February 14, 2018

    Ontario has invited 488 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through the Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The latest round of invitations took place on February 12. Notifications of Interest (NoIs) were issued to candidates chosen from the Express Entry pool, with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 435 and […]

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  • Candidates without job offer received 90% PR nominations

    February 13, 2018

    Immigrants who did not have a job offer received 90% of Canada’s PR invitations through Express Entry in the first and second quarters of the year 2017. The data was revealed by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC). The reduction of points for job offer by the Immgration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is observed to […]

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  • Scarcity of skilled labour may push Australia to look offshore for talents

    February 12, 2018

    The latest quarterly survey of the National Australia Bank (NAB) has revealed that the skill shortages in Australian industries are rising like never before. In this context, it is expected that the Australian employers will be looking for skilled migrant workers to solve this problem. According to the survey, around 50% firms are finding it […]

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  • New Brunswick’s Express Entry Labour Market Stream reopens

    January 31, 2018

    The Express Entry Labour Market Stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) reopened temporarily on January 30. Expressions of Interest have been invited from skilled workers with work experience in one of the 10 occupation categories including software engineering. The applicants must be eligible for Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Class. The stream […]

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  • University of Toronto reduces tuition fees for international PhD students

    January 30, 2018

    University of Toronto has brought down the tuition fees for international PhD students. Starting this fall, the tuition fees of international PhD students will be similar to that of domestic students. By reducing the tuition fees, the University is aiming to save international students from facing higher tuition fees. The University also aims to remove […]

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  • Ontario sends invitations under Human Capital Priorities Stream

    January 27, 2018

    The Canadian province of Ontario has sent 380 Notifications of Interests (NOIs) to candidates from Express Entry pool under its Human Capital Priorities Stream. This is the second time this week candidates are issued NOIs under this Stream, which is aligned to Express Entry system of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The candidates who […]

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  • Marginal increase in nominations allocation for AINP

    January 25, 2018

    Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has received a marginal increase in the allocation of nominations from the Canada federal government. Alberta has received an allocation of 5600 nominations for the year 2018, compared to 5500 nominations last year. The increase in nomination allocation is observed to be part of the federal government’s three-year immigration levels […]

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  • Increased PNP allocation for OINP in 2018

    January 19, 2018

    The Canadian province of Ontario has been allocated more PNP nominations for the year 2018. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) can nominate 6600 immigrants in 2018, which is 600 more than the allocation for the year 2017. Ontario has also reopened the Human Capital Priorities Stream aligned to Express Entry and will resume issuing […]

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  • New Express Entry pathway of Manitoba invites applications

    January 17, 2018

    A total of 155 candidates were sent Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in the first-ever draw of the new Express Entry-aligned pathway of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held on January 11. The minimum required points for candidates to receive LAA under the province’s Expression of Interest system was 565. Other than the Express […]

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  • Saskatchewan opens Express Entry subcategory

    January 17, 2018

    The province of Saskatchewan, on January 10th, opened the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s International Skilled Worker subcategory of Express Entry to accept 400 new applications. The intake limit was reached soon and the sub-category was closed on the next day, on January 11th itself. In the year 2017, Saskatchewan opened this subcategory five times, […]

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  • Higher nomination intake for Alberta this year

    January 10, 2018

    The maximum Provincial Nominee Program allotment for Alberta for the year 2018 has been raised to 5600 nominations, it has been announced. It means, compared to last year, Alberta may send a 100 more nominations for permanent residence in Canada this year. In 2017, the nomination allotment for Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) was 5500. […]

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  • Five occupations removed from SINP In-demand List

    January 9, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has updated its In-Demand Occupations list, removing five occupations from the list. The removed occupations are: 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 1112 – Financial and investment analysts 1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 2211 – Chemical technologists and technicians 2241 – Electrical […]

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  • Increase in settlement funds required for Canada Skilled Immigration

    January 6, 2018

    The Government of Canada has introduced a slight increase in the settlement funds required for skilled immigration to the country. Settlement fund is a proof that you have enough financial capacity to support yourself and your family while you settle in Canada. The changes have been introduced to the applications for immigration through the Federal […]

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  • UK extends pilot student visa scheme to 23 more varsities

    January 4, 2018

    In a move that will attract more international students to the UK, the UK government has extended its pilot student visa scheme to 23 more universities. The scheme was launched in 2016 on pilot basis in four UK educational institutions– Oxford University, Bath University, Cambridge University and Imperial College, London. Now the scheme has been […]

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  • Parents and Grandparents Program(PGP) Reopened

    January 3, 2018

    Happy news for Canadian citizens and PR holders who want to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada! The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reopened its Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) on January 2. IRCC is expecting to receive 10,000 new applications in 2018. Under this program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can bring […]

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  • 2017 sees steep rise in number of ITAs sent through Express Entry

    January 2, 2018

    In the year 2017, Canada sent a total of 86,023 invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Permanent Residence through the three categories of Express Entry. This is way high than the number of invitations sent in the previous year. In 2016, the total number of invitations sent was 33,782 and in 2015, the number was 31,063. […]

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  • Ontario receives additional nomination allocation

    December 21, 2017

    The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has received an additional nomination allocation for the year 2017. So Ontario will continue to process applications and issue nominations until nominations for additional allocation is met. The exact number of additional nominations will be announced only at a later date, according to the spokesperson for Ontario’s Ministry of […]

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  • OINP: Indians obtain highest number of nominations

    December 20, 2017

    Software engineers and designers was the top nominee occupation category in Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) in 2017 and Indians obtained the highest number of nominations under this category. Indians received 1835 nominations under this category as of September 30, 2017, followed by Chinese with 1608 nominations. Ontario received its highest allocation in a decade […]

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  • Canada the most attractive destination for international students

    December 19, 2017

    Canada is the most attractive study destination for international students, according to the ICEF-graduate Agent Barometer, an annual global education industry survey. Among the factors that make Canada the most preferred destination for students are affordability, safety and work opportunities. Other decisive factors included study visa requirements, financial issues, safety and security concerns. Canada offers […]

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  • Open Work Permit Pilot program for spouses extended

    December 16, 2017

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended its Open Work Permit Pilot program for spouses and common-law partners sponsored by Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The pilot program under the Spouse or Common Law Partner in Canada (SCLPC) Class is being extended till January 31, 2019. This is the third time the government is extending the […]

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  • Number of unfilled job vacancies in pvt sector reaches record high in Canada

    December 15, 2017

    The number of unfilled job vacancies in Canada’s private sector reached a record high in the third quarter of 2017, according to a report released by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The private sector of Canada is witnessing a labor shortage of around 361,700 jobs, according to the report. The proportion of unfilled jobs […]

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  • British Columbia sends 290 Invitations to Apply (ITAs)

    December 15, 2017

    British Columbia has sent 290 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination in the last two draws that took place on December 6th and 13th. The draw that took place on December 13th was limited to Tech Pilot stream of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The latest draws showed a slight increase in […]

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  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream reopens

    December 12, 2017

    Category B of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry (NSDEE) Stream reopened briefly on December 9. In this opening, Nova Scotia would accept between 175 and 225 applications. This time too, the NSDEE reached the intake limit quickly. The Stream operates on a first come, first served basis. So it is advisable that the candidates planning […]

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  • Scotland may introduce post-study visas for students

    December 11, 2017

    John Swinney, the deputy first minister of Scotland, has given a hint that Scotland is mulling on granting post-study visa to Indian students. During his visit to Delhi and Mumbai last week, Mr Swinney said that Scotland wanted to welcome more Indian students to Scottish institutions. “But for that, we need to make sure that […]

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  • Updates: Canada Express Entry Draw

    December 6, 2017

    Invitation to Apply: Canada Express Entry, 2017 The 29th Express Entry Draw for this year took place on December 6, 2017. IRCC sent out Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Residence to a total of 2,750 applicants with a score of 452 or more in CRS. Since its launch in January 2015, Canada has welcomed over […]

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  • British Columbia Sent 383 ITAs under BC PNP

    December 2, 2017

    The Government of British Columbia sent a total of 394 invitations to apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination in the recent draws held on November 22 and 29. Those who received invitations include workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs. Out of the total ITAs sent, 383 were sent through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP); […]

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  • Canada has the Highest Proportion of College Graduates

    December 1, 2017

    According to the 2016 Canada Census, Canada has the highest proportion of college graduates compared with other OECD countries (developed nations). According to the data findings released on November 29th, this achievement is partly because of the recent immigrants, who are well educated. Immigrants contribute to Canada’s economy by bringing their skills and high levels […]

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  • Australia Immigration: Changes in Partner & Prospective Marriage Visas

    November 29, 2017

    Australia Immigration: Changes in Partner and Prospective Marriage Visas Important changes were introduced to the Partners and Prospective Marriage visa applications for Australia immigration effective November 18, 2017. The changes were mooted at the national conference of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). Partner Visas A Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801) lets the partner […]

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  • NOW is the best time to apply for Canada Family Class Immigration

    November 19, 2017

    Why this is the best time to apply for Canada Family Class Immigration On November 1st, 2017, Canada’s Minister for Immigration, Ahmed Hussen announced the country’s immigration plan for 2018-2020. In the next three years, Canada is planning to welcome 9,80,000 permanent residents to the country. While the majority of these newcomers will be economic […]

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  • Canada and Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) Signed

    November 27, 2017

    Canada has signed a comprehensive agreement on Ontario immigration with the province that aims to strengthen long-term partnership between both. The agreement was signed on November 24, 2017 by Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. With the aim to welcome and settle immigrants, boost […]

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  • Canada Plans to Change Medical Inadmissibility Rules

    November 24, 2017

    Canada plans on changing its policy of refusing immigrants who are likely to cause “excessive demand” on health and social services. The need to change the medical inadmissibility rules was raised in front of the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Immigration by Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen. He said that the current rules are out of […]

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  • SkillSelect : Australian Immigration Updates

    November 23, 2017

    SkillSelect SkillSelect is an online service that enables Australia to manage its Skilled Migration Programme. SkillSelect is designed to identify individuals who possess the skills required in Australia, fulfilling Australia’s economic needs and addressing regional skill shortages. It also helps manage and streamline who can apply, when they can apply and the quota of applications. […]

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  • Major Changes Introduced to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

    November 17, 2017

    A few major changes have been introduced to Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Besides the changes introduced to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a new International Education Stream has also been introduced. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP) The new changes that were introduced are a part of a broad restructuring of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The […]

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  • High Tech Workers Fast-Tracked in Canada

    November 15, 2017

    Canada’s New Immigration Program for High Tech Talent The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot program that makes it easier for high tech foreign workers to find jobs in Canada. In just two and half months, more than 2,000 people have already applied and over 1600 applications to the program have been fast-tracked. The two-year […]

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  • Australia: Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

    November 14, 2017

    Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa was introduced by Australia in April 2017 to replace the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa). The new visa aims to help businesses in Australia address skill shortages. It also involves some conditions that aim to prioritise Australian workers. Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 […]

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  • UK: University of Oxford Ranked #1

    November 11, 2017

    University of Oxford has emerged as the world’s best institution for medical and health teaching and research in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. This is the seventh consecutive year that Oxford is in the lead for clinical, pre-clinical and health-related disciplines. The second position is shared by the University of Cambridge and Harvard […]

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  • Australian Immigration: Significant Changes

    November 9, 2017

    Australian Immigration has made some significant changes in November including making changes to 4020 Fraud Public Interest Criteria, introducing a new visa condition and enhancing old visa conditions. 4020 Previously, a visa application was refused if the false or misleading information was provided in the current application being processed, in a visa which has been […]

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  • OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Immigration Stream: Update

    November 8, 2017

    The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Human Capital Priorities Immigration Stream (HCP) reached its registration intake limit in a week!

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  • Australia Immigration Stats: 20% Indian Immigrants in 2015 – 2016

    November 7, 2017

    Australia Immigration: Recent Figures Recent figures regarding Australian immigration revealed that Indian immigrants make up the major source of skilled and family migration. Approximately 20% of migrants came from India from over 38,854 visas in 2015 – 2016. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Mongolia account for 16.1% migrants, the UK 9.3% migrants and India, […]

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  • Canadian Universities: THE Rankings 2018

    November 6, 2017

    Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 Universities in Canada are attracting thousands of students from across the world. In addition to getting a quality higher education, studying in Canada also means low tuition fees, simpler application processes and more opportunities for permanent residency. THE World University Rankings is an annual publication ranking the top universities […]

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  • Indian Students Welcome to Study Bachelor’s in Canada

    November 4, 2017

    Jennifer Daubeny, Consul General of Canada in Bangalore, covering South India, has invited Indian students to pursue bachelor’s programs in Canada. Many Indian students are choosing to obtain their master’s in Canada, especially niche courses such as animation, but she encouraged more Indian students to also come forward to study bachelor’s courses in Canada. Ms.Daubeny […]

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  • OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream Accepting Applications

    November 3, 2017

    The immigration authorities of the province of Ontario, on November 2nd, announced that the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications. The OINP is also planning to issue new Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to eligible applicants before the end of 2017. In order to be eligible […]

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  • Canada’s Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2018 – 2020

    November 2, 2017

    Canada’s Immigration Plan Labeled as the most ambitious immigration plan in recent Canadian history, Canada aims to invite nearly one million new immigrants between 2018 and 2020. The number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees will climb from 300,000 in 2017 to 310,000 in 2018. The number will continue to rise each passing year, […]

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  • Canadian Immigration: Immigration Levels for 2018

    October 31, 2017

    Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will be announcing the immigration levels for 2018 sometime this week. These levels will include the number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees who can immigrate to Canada. The liberal government intends on welcoming 300,000 immigrants to Canada in 2018. According to Hussen, immigration has […]

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  • Quebec: Welcoming a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

    October 29, 2017

    Quebec: Immigration The Canadian province of Quebec welcomes approximately 50,000 immigrants annually from more than 100 countries. Recently, Quebec released its Immigration Plan for 2018 with plans to implement a new system based on the declaration of interest model (a lot like Canada’s Express Entry System). The province intends on implementing a system that welcomes […]

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  • Canada: Children Under 22 Now Considered For Dependent Visa

    October 25, 2017

    Canada: Dependent Visa Update The Government of Canada is committed to keeping families together. Through the Family Class, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of 18 years and older can sponsor their dependent children, parents, grandparents, spouse, common-law, and conjugal partners. As of October 24, 2017, members of the family class can be sponsored for a […]

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  • 2018: New Alberta Immigration Streams

    October 20, 2017

    Alberta Immigration Streams The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program which enables applicants who have the skills and experience required in Alberta to receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate which helps expedite their overall immigration process to Canada. Currently, the AINP has three immigration streams: Strategic Recruitment Stream Employer-Driven Stream Self-Employed […]

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  • Australia: Occupation Ceilings for General Skilled Migration Released

    October 19, 2017

    The Australian Department of Immigration has released the occupation ceilings of various occupations under the General Skilled Migration program. An occupation ceiling is the maximum number of invitations that will be issued to applicants for: Skilled Independent Visa Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa Skilled or Business State or Territory Sponsored Visa Occupation ceilings were raised for […]

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  • Canadian Citizenship: Easier to Obtain!

    October 12, 2017

    Canadian Citizenship: New Regulations New regulations in the Canadian citizenship process that came into effect on October 11, 2017, will make the citizenship application process for permanent residents (PR) in Canada, easier and faster. Canadian Citizenship Before If required, permanent residents had to file their income taxes for four out of six years to meet […]

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  • Australian Citizenship – Changing Times

    September 11, 2017

    Controversial Citizenship Bill fails to pass Senate The controversial Australian citizenship bill, moved by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton failed to pass the Senate. Now major amendments will have to be brought to the bill before debates could be restarted on the bill. The minister could not present the bill for a debate in the Senate […]

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