IRCC expands its presence in China through new VACs

November 17, 2017 – Ottawa – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expanding its Visa Application Centre (VAC) Network in China, increasing its geographic reach as Canada looks for new ways to support the growth in applications. So far this year, more than 500,000 applications have been received from China, a 15 per cent increase from 2016. By offering greater flexibility...
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Canada Abolishes Conditional Permanent Residence Provision for Spouses and Partners

The removal of the conditional permanent residence provision was confirmed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on April 28, 2017. Spouses and common-law partners sponsored to immigrate to Canada will no longer experience a period of conditional permanent resident status. Instead, they will have full permanent resident status upon landing. By eliminating the condition, the...
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Nova Scotia to Reopen Express Entry PNP Stream “In the Coming Weeks”

Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, the province of Nova Scotia is a place where you can feel your pace fall in sync with the rhythm of the sea, as the clean salt air breathes life into an afternoon. Immerse yourself in culture that ranges from traditional to avant-garde, from bagpipes to world-class golf.  The province has announced – A popular Canadian...
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222 Workers, Graduates and Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply in Latest BC Draw

In the province’s latest immigration draw,  a total of 222 workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs have been invited to apply to the BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in the province’s latest immigration draw, which took place on April 19, 2017. Among these ITAs (Invitations to Apply) issued, 16 were to Entrepreneur candidates. The remaining 206 were...
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Canada could be positive beneficiary of Donald Trump immigration policy decisions

The president added more uncertainty to the future of U.S. immigration policy this week, ordering a careful review of America’s H-1B visa program, which he says lets tech companies avoid hiring Americans in favour of cheaper foreign workers. OTTAWA – The federal Liberals began work on a new immigration program to bring in highly skilled labour long before U.S. President Donald Trump took...
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April 19 Express Entry Draw Sees Lowest CRS Requirement Yet at 415

April 19 draw, has issued 3,665 ITA’s ( Invitations to Apply) for Canadian permanent resident status to candidates in the Express Entry pool, with CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 415 or above. This is the lowest CRS requirement till now, this draw brings the total number of ITAs issued since the introduction of the Express Entry system in January, 2015, to over 100,000. Total...
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