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Trudeau administration streamlines faster work permit processing

Trudeau administration streamlines faster work permit processing

April, 2017

It's no secret that increasing the country's immigrant intake to realign the local labour sector serves as the centrepiece of Trudeau's immigration policies.
Quebec government to reopen Immigrant Investor Program next month

Quebec government to reopen Immigrant Investor Program next month

April, 2017

A statement from the province of Quebec indciating that it would reopen its Immigrant Investor Program on May 29, 2017.
British Columbia invites over 200 foreign citizens to apply for permanent residency

British Columbia invites over 200 foreign citizens to apply for permanent residency

April, 2017

The latest draw held by the province of British Columbia saw a total of 222 applicants being invited to apply for permanent residency.
Express Entry Draw records lowest minimum CRS points

Express Entry Draw records lowest minimum CRS points

April, 2017

The 58th Express Entry draw—ninth for this year—held on Wednesday, April 5, was the lowest minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points in the history of the federal nomination program. However, the ITA issuance for the draw increased a little at 3,753 from the previous draw’s 3,749.
Latest Express Entry records lowest minimum CRS points requirement

Latest Express Entry records lowest minimum CRS points requirement

April, 2017

The latest Express Entry draw held on April 19, 2017, recorded the lowest minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points requirement in the nomination scheme’s history. The Federal Government of Canada only required the applicants to at least obtain 415 points in order to be invited for permanent residency application.
Canada welcomes Malala Yousafzai as a honorary Canadian citizen

Canada welcomes Malala Yousafzai as a honorary Canadian citizen

April, 2017

At 19, prize-winning education activist Malala Yousafzai became the sixth and the youngest person to receive an honorary citizenship from the government of Canada.
Latest Express Entry draw breaks two records

Latest Express Entry draw breaks two records

April, 2017

The latest Express Entry draw held last Wednesday, April 12, saw two records being broken, according to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Canada (IRCC).
New Temporary Foreign Worker Program tweaks to benefit local job seekers

New Temporary Foreign Worker Program tweaks to benefit local job seekers

April, 2017

Every time the government speaks of making the country’s immigration policies more available to non-Canadian skilled workers, the critics always looked at the local job seekers losing access to the employment market against their foreign counterparts.
Newfoundland and Labrador aims to double immigration target for 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador aims to double immigration target for 2022

April, 2017

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced that it had readjusted its immigration target for 2022, in which a total of 1,700 work visa holders will be granted permanent residency every year for the next five years.
IRCC: All remaining non-online payment options have been eliminated

IRCC: All remaining non-online payment options have been eliminated

April, 2017

Starting April 1, 2017, all remaining non-online payment methods will no longer be accepted by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).