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International students hoping to remain in Canada on a Post-Graduation Work Permit now have six months to apply once they obtain their notice of graduation and are no longer required to have a valid study permit.   The Government of Canada announced the changes on Thursday, February 14, along with other modifications to its popular Post-Graduation […]
Candidates who enter the Express Entry pool may find themselves on the receiving end of an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination without even trying thanks to specialized immigration streams in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia.  These streams have recently been used to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet specified criteria […]
Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Ontario has issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence to French-speaking Express Entry candidates.    The 61 invitations were issued February 7 through Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker immigration stream. This stream lets the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) select French-speaking candidates in […]
L’Ontario a maintenant émis des nouvelles invitations à présenter une demande de résidence permanente aux candidats Entrée express francophones. Les 61 invitations furent émises le 7 février en vertu du volet d’immigration des travailleurs qualifiés de l’Ontario. Ce volet permet au programme ontarien des candidats à l’immigration (POCI) de sélectionner les candidats parlant français ayant […]
Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The Government of Quebec is moving to eliminate outstanding applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program submitted prior to August 2, 2018.   The plan calls for cancelling all applications submitted before that date that have yet to be approved, refused or rejected, effectively clearing the current backlog of around 18,000 […]
Le gouvernement du Québec prend des mesures pour éliminer les demandes restantes du programme régulier des travailleurs qualifiés soumises avant le 2 août 2018. Le plan inclut l’annulation de toutes les demandes soumises avant cette date qui attendent encore d’être approuvées, refusées ou rejetées, dégageant les 18,000 demandes restantes ainsi que le remboursement des frais […]
Quebec’s youthful new immigration minister recently compared the province’s revamped immigration system to the popular dating app Tinder, which is troubling on many levels. [Read more…] © 2019 CICNews All Rights Reserved
Communities in Northern British Columbia are hoping a new federal immigration pilot will help them fill job vacancies.  Unveiled by the Government of Canada last month, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot will facilitate permanent residence for foreign workers of various skill levels in selected communities in Canada’s three northern territories and the provinces of […]
If the first month of 2019 was any indication, Canada should have no trouble achieving its goal of welcoming one million immigrants by the end of 2021.  January saw the Government of Canada and provinces across the country open the door to more than 40,000 potential applicants through key economic immigration and family sponsorship programs. […]
Canada’s Express Entry system got 2019 off to its best start ever in January, issuing 11,150 invitations to apply for permanent residence over the course of three draws.   The last draw of the month, held on January 30, saw the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score drop to 438 — the lowest score drawn in […]

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