CIC NEWSCanada Immigration Newsletter

 CIC NEWSCanada Immigration Newsletter
Volume 21, No. 7.2, July 27, 2017
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Second Quarter of 2017 Sets New Express Entry Records
While 2017 has already been statistically the biggest year ever for Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system, no quarter has seen a higher number of candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence than the second quarter of 2017. Along with this increase, the second quarter of 2017 also saw the number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) reach a record new low. 
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Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category Reopens With Expanded Occupations List
The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened with an expanded list of 43 in-demand occupations. This sub-category is aligned with Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system. 
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Global Talent Stream Adds a New Hiring Option for Employers in Canada
It is only a few weeks since the Global Talent Stream was launched, and already employers in Canada’s IT/tech sector are noticing how the new initiative may help their business grow. 
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Employers will be Required to Invite Applicants Under new Job Match Service
As of August 28, there will be an additional step for Canadian employers wishing to hire through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). A new rating system will match workers registered in the Canada Job Bank with advertised positions, and employers will be required to invite candidates who have a certain number of stars in relation to the position. 
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CanadaVisa News Briefs for Late-July, 2017
  • Liberals Set to Overhaul Guide for Canada’s Citizenship Exam
  • Ontario Pauses Intake for Popular Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • July 19 Draw for Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream Has Joint-Lowest Points Requirement Ever
  • Ontario Now Accepting Employer Job Offer Stream Applications Under the OINP Program
  • Ontario Issues Immigration Fraud Warning
  • The First Express Entry Draw of July 2017 Invites 3,202 Candidates to Immigrate to Canada

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