Immigration Newsletter

May 17 Express Entry Draw Invites Candidates With 415 or More CRS Points
The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has taken place, bringing with it the joint-lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold of all time. A total of 3,687 candidates in the Express Entry pool — each of whom had at least 415 CRS points — received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence on May 17, 2017.
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Express Entry PNP Update: Provinces Continue to Welcome New Applications
Some of Canada’s most desired destination provinces have been active with respect to their Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams this Spring, giving candidates in the Express Entry pool a range of opportunities to obtain a provincial nomination certificate. With such a nomination, a candidate obtains 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the pool.
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More International Students Choosing Canada, Transitioning to Permanent Residence
New figures show a significant increase in the number of international students enrolling in Canadian universities for the 2017/2018 academic year. Many stakeholders have attributed this increase to the growing perception of Canada as a stable and welcoming study destination in the wake of various political events worldwide. In recent months, increasing numbers of international students are choosing to study in Canada, and immigrate after graduation.
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Canada ‘Competing to Attract Global Talent’ — Immigration Minister
Canada is competing with other nations for international talent, and must do even more to attract and retain newcomers, says Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen.
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Canada Reveals Plan to Boost Tourism Numbers
The government of Canada has unveiled its New Tourism Vision, a 20-point plan that aims to increase the number of international tourists coming to the country by 30 percent by 2021. As part of this plan, the government has set an even higher target for the Chinese market, with plans in place to double the number of Chinese tourists coming to Canada over the next four years.
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Canadian Immigration Questions and Answers with Attorney David Cohen
Hi, in regards to Express Entry. If I have two results from IELTS, from separate test dates, will IRCC consider the highest scores from one test, or will they look for the highest for each module (highest for speaking, highest for listening, highest for writing and highest for reading)?
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CanadaVisa News Briefs for May, 2017
  • May 17 Express Entry Draw sees Joint-Lowest Minimum CRS Requirement at 415
  • Saskatchewan Express Entry Category Opens for 600 New Applications
  • BC Invites 364 Workers and Graduates to Apply for Provincial Nomination
  • Nova Scotia Office of Immigration Resumes Online Application Services
  • Nova Scotia Pauses Access to Online Immigration Application Services
  • Ontario to Issue Express Entry Notifications of Interest on Weekly Basis