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Jul 12, 2017

Express Entry Draw July 12, 2017- Number of Invitations Continues to Drop

July 12, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3202 people to apply for Permanent Residence to...

Jun 28, 2017

Express Entry - Higher CRS Score Leads to Lower Number of Invitations Issued

June 28, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3409 people to apply for Permanent Residence to...

Jun 26, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Trump Travel Ban Case, Reinstates Part of Ban

In an unsigned, per curiam opinion issued today, the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the revised Trump Travel Ban cases on th...

Jun 20, 2017

BARRIERS TO OBTAINING CITIZENSHIP REDUCED: BILL C-6 RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT

June 20, 2017- Yesterday, substantive changes to the Citizenship Act were announced. These changes will reduce the barriers to citizenship, reduce ...

Jun 12, 2017

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy: Opening the Canadian Border to the Next Brain Gain

Featuring: Stephen W. Green and Kelly Goldthorpe

The Global Skills Strategy came into effect on June 12, 2017 in what is promised to be faster access to highly skilled foreign talent to help Canad...

Jun 5, 2017

Express Entry Program- Changes In Effect Starting Tomorrow

June 5, 2017 - The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced three substantial changes to the Express Entry System ...

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 Express Entry Draw- Lower CRS Score for Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience Class Candidates

May 31, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3877 people to apply for Permanent Residence to ...

May 17, 2017

Canadian Immigration Officers Not Stamping Passports Anymore

May 17th, 2017 – While the official Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website still indicates that officers will stamp entr...

May 17, 2017

Express Entry Draw: CRS Continues To Remain Low

May 17, 2017 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3687 people to apply for Permanent Residence to...

May 4, 2017

Express Entry Draw: Lowest Qualifying Score Rises to 423

May 4, 2017 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3796 people to apply for Permanent Residence to ...

May 4, 2017

A Renewed Commitment to Family Reunification: Limit on Age of Dependent Child Will Increase From 19 to 22

On May 3, 2017 news of a long awaited amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations was released. As of October 24, 2017 an indiv...

Apr 28, 2017

Major Changes to Immigration: Conditional PR Eliminated for Spouses, Age of Dependent, Travel for Brazilians

April 28, 2017- On May 3, 2017, various long awaited  amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations  will be published...

Apr 21, 2017

The Greater Golden Horseshoe Implements a Non-Resident Speculation Tax Effective April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017- The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) has implemented a Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) of 15 per cent on the purchase or acquisit...

Apr 20, 2017

Alberta Employers Cannot Use the LMIA for High-Wage Occupations

April 20, 2017- The province of Alberta and the federal government have teamed up to create a job program to encourage companies to hire Alberta sk...

Apr 19, 2017

Express Entry Draw- Lowest Qualifying Score Continues to Drop

April 19, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,665 people to apply for Permanent Residence ...

Apr 13, 2017

Express Entry- Low CRS Score Leads To The Biggest Draw to Date

April 13, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,923 people to apply for Permanent Residence ...

Apr 10, 2017

New Updates To The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

April 10, 2017- Starting this week, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will resume issuing Notifications of Interest to applicants who qu...

Apr 5, 2017

More Changes to Express Entry Coming in June 6, 2017

The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has recently announced three substantial changes to the Express Entry System starti...

Apr 5, 2017

Express Entry-Lowest Ever CRS Score at 431

April 5, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,753 people to apply for Permanent Residence t...

Mar 30, 2017

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program to Reopen On May 29, 2017

March 30, 2017- The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will be accepting applications starting May 29, 2017. The QIIP facilitates immigration...