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British Columbia invites over 300 workers for permanent residency

British Columbia invites over 300 workers for permanent residency

June, 2017

On last provincial nomination draw held last week, the province of British Columbia issued a total of 365 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to foreign talents and international graduates currently working in the country. The ITA, which is actually a confirmation statement sent via email, serves as a formal invite to apply for permanent residency.

Canada to boost LGBT tourism with enhanced budget

Canada to boost LGBT tourism with enhanced budget

June, 2017

Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger strongly believes that an enhanced focus on LGBTQ2 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning and 2-Spirited) tourism will boost Canada’s reputation as a world-class, gender-equal tourist destination.

Ontario announces changes to its immigration nomination scheme

Ontario announces changes to its immigration nomination scheme

June, 2017

The province of Ontario announced that three new changes have been made to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Saskatchewan Holds biggest Entrepreneur Program Draw Ever!!!

Saskatchewan Holds biggest Entrepreneur Program Draw Ever!!!

June, 2017

Two records were set during the latest nomination draw in Saskatchewan last Wednesday. On May 24, 2017, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held the biggest draw ever for the Entrepreneur Program (SINP EP).

Canada to update gender identity policies on passport to cater to transgender passengers

Canada to update gender identity policies on passport to cater to transgender passengers

May, 2017

According to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, the country’s passport will soon have a new marker for transgender travelers.
Express Entry 61: ITA issuance, CSR points increase anew

Express Entry 61: ITA issuance, CSR points increase anew

May, 2017

The latest draw held on May 4, 2017, saw both the Invitation to Apply (ITA) issuance and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points increasing again after several decreases in the past rounds of invitations.

Coming soon: Nova Scotia to reopen Express Entry route with new Occupations List

Coming soon: Nova Scotia to reopen Express Entry route with new Occupations List

May, 2017

The province of Nova Scotia just revealed on its website that it would reopen the Express Entry route for select and new occupations in the province through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), its provincial immigration scheme.
IRB releases new guideline to eradicate 'inappropriate' questioning on gender

IRB releases new guideline to eradicate 'inappropriate' questioning on gender

May, 2017

The government of Canada has just issued a new ruling that would prohibit Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) board of adjudicators and other officials from asking “inappropriate” and “irrelevant” questions about a refugee claimant’s gender and sexual orientation.
Canadian government to limit applications for Parent and Grandparent Program

Canadian government to limit applications for Parent and Grandparent Program

May, 2017

In a statement released by the Canadian government, it explained why it had to limit the number of applications for the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP).