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Volume 21, No. 6.1, June 14, 2017
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Global Talent Stream Releases Occupations List and Further Details
The Global Talent Stream (GTS), a fast-track stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), has launched as of June 12, establishing a two-week standard for the processing of work permit applications for highly skilled occupations. The two categories of the GTS target high-growth companies, and workers in identified in-demand occupations.
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Applicants for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship May Have Second Chance
At the recent Canadian Bar Association (Immigration Section) conference, a representative of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stated that the department may conduct a further invitation round to invite more individuals to submit an application for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada through the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP). If IRCC decides to conduct a second draw, it may occur in the coming months.
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Information on Future Express Entry Draw(s)
Recent months have seen a consistent trend of Express Entry draws occurring every two weeks on Wednesday morning. Following the previous draw on May 31, 2017, candidates in the Express Entry pool may have expected a further draw on the morning of June 14. As of the time of writing, no such draw has occurred — but candidates may be encouraged by the explanation from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as to why the next draw may occur later than candidates may have expected.
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Baseline of 300,000 New Immigrants to Canada Established
Levels of immigration to Canada will not dip below 300,000 new arrivals per year, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, has confirmed. The period of July 2015 to July 2016 saw a historic high of 320,932 new arrivals to Canada. The target for 2017 has been set at 300,000, a figure Hussen called “the baseline for admissions going forward.”
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CanadaVisa News Briefs for June, 2017
  • Employer Job Offer Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Reaches Intake Limit
  • Global Talent Stream Launches, Expediting Work Permit Processing for In-Demand Foreign Workers
  • IRCC Now Ranking Candidates in Express Entry Pool with Tied CRS Scores by Time of Profile Submission
  • BC Invites 346 Workers and International Graduates in June 7 Draw
  • Candidates with Siblings in Canada, French Speakers in Line for Additional Points After Latest Express Entry Changes

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CanadaVisa Social: There’s No Better Time to Join the Conversation
It’s an exciting time for Canadian immigration — so far in 2017 we’ve seen heightened activity in the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), improvements to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), announcements of upcoming improvements to Canada’s immigration system, and more. There’s one place to go to get the latest breaking news when it matters — the CanadaVisa Social community.Read Full Article