August's first Express Entry draw

New Express Entry draw lowest score of 2018 so far

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IRCC issues 3,750 ITAs to candidates with minimum CRS scores of 440 A new Express Entry draw held August 8 has issued a total of 3,750 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System score of at least 440. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in today’s draw marks the […]

IRCC reduces Express Entry permanent residence application deadline to 60 days

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Change only applies to Invitations to Apply received after June 26, 2018 Express Entry candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply, or ITA, for Canadian permanent residence will now only have 60 calendar days to submit their complete electronic application, the Government of Canada announced Tuesday. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the revised […]

Highly skilled immigrants

Highly skilled immigrants earn more than Canadian average soon after arrival, federal study finds

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Findings echo IRCC rationale behind Express Entry shift in favour human capital scores An internal report by the Government of Canada shows highly skilled economic immigrants earning the same or more than the average Canadian annual income soon after their arrival. Obtained by The Canadian Press (CP) through an Access to Information request, the report looks at […]

Ontario Masters Graduate Stream Closed

Ontario Masters Graduate Stream Closed Under an Hour of Opening

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The Masters Graduate Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program reached its intake limit in less than an hour in the most recent intake period on April 5, 2018.The Masters Graduate Stream is a popular Canadian immigration pathway for eligible international graduates of Ontario universities. Along with the PhD Graduate Stream, it is one of two OINP streams for international graduates in Ontario that do not require […]

Agriculture Construction Workers

Agriculture and Construction Workers Can Transition to Permanent Residence Through New Ontario Immigration Stream

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Certain workers in the agriculture and construction sectors who have work experience in Ontario may be eligible for permanent resident status following the launch of the the Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream in Ontario. This stream is the latest addition to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Through this program, Ontario welcomes newcomers from around the world who […]

Ontario Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream

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The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream gives foreign workers with a job offer in a target occupation the opportunity to live and work permanently in Ontario. The Employer Job Offer Stream In-Demand Skills Pilot allows the OINP to nominate individuals who have the required work experience to help them successfully establish […]

Express Entry – Ontario selects candidates with CRS scores as low as 351

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Human Capital Priorities Stream invites 779 candidates with scores between 351 to 446 The province of Ontario announced two new invitation rounds where Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 351 were issued an invitation. On March 26, candidates in Canada’s Express Entry pool were selected by Ontario and invited to […]

EXPRESS ENTRY TIE-BREAK PROCEDURE

Ontario Releases Occupation List, Resumes Issuing Express Entry Notifications of Interest

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The government of Ontario has resumed issuing Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to applicants who meet the criteria for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). NOIs may begin to be issued to eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool the week of April 10-14, 2017, and, according to the […]