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Jan 14, 2016

Downward Trend in Express Entry Scores Continues For Second Draw of 2016

January 27, 2016 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,518 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through Express...

Jan 11, 2016

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program Reaches Quota; Some Excess Applications to be Retained

January 11, 2016 – The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program reached its annual quota of 5,000 applications last week, shortly after reopening...

Jan 7, 2016

Ontario Re-Opens Immigrant Nominee Program Base Streams

January 7, 2016 – The Government of Ontario has confirmed that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has resumed accepting applications for ...

Jan 7, 2016

Express Entry Issues First Round of Invitations in 2016

January 7, 2016 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,463 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. T...

Dec 29, 2015

Express Entry Profiles Set to Expire After One Year

December 29, 2015 –  Candidates for Express Entry are reminded that profiles are only valid for twelve months from the date they are created. Candi...

Dec 16, 2015

International Experience Canada Conducts First Round of Invitations

December 16, 2015 – The first round of Invitations-to-Apply for work permits through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program were conduct...

Dec 16, 2015

Work Permit Pilot Program for Spouses and Common-Law Partners Extended

December 16, 2015 – A pilot program to provide open work permits to spouses and common-law partners, including same sex partners, of Canadian citiz...

Dec 9, 2015

Alert: CIC Online Portals Plagued by Persistent Outages

December 9, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is experiencing persistent, on-going system issues with all online immigration systems ...

Dec 3, 2015

Changes Announced for IEC Program

December 3, 2015 – The Government of Canada recently announced a major overhaul of the application process for the International Experience Canada ...

Dec 2, 2015

Refugee Processing May Cause Delays for Other Applicants

December 2, 2015 – Please be advised that in order to meet Canada’s commitment for the resettlement of Syrian refugees, some Government of Canada i...

Dec 2, 2015

Canada to Expand Electronic Travel Authorization Program

December 2, 2015 – The Government of Canada has announced its intention to expand eligibility for the new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) pla...

Nov 27, 2015

1,559 New Invitations-to-Apply Issued in Latest Express Entry Round

Nov 27, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,559 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. The ...

Nov 20, 2015

Transition Period Ending for CIC Employer Portal

November 20, 2015 – Please be advised that as of November 21, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will no longer accept form IMM 5802 (O...

Nov 17, 2015

Quota Reached for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Base Stream

November 17, 2015 – The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced that it has reached its limit of 2,500 applications for the base stream....

Nov 16, 2015

Administrative Monetary Penalties Come Into Force December 1, 2015

November 16, 2015 – A regime of Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) established in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act will come into f...

Nov 13, 2015

Latest Express Entry Round Results in 1,506 Invitations-to-Apply

Nov 13, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,506 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. The ...

Nov 6, 2015

Launch of CIC Employer Portal Plagued by Problems

November 5, 2015 – the recently launched Citizenship and Immigration Canada Employer Portal (the Portal) continues to be plagued by problems. The P...

Nov 5, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Means Big Changes for Labour Mobility

November 5, 2015 – The full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released and the schedule of Canada’s commitments for the temporar...

Nov 4, 2015

New Ministers Announced for Immigration, Labour

November 4, 2015 – Following the recent election of a Liberal majority government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his new cabinet, inc...

Nov 2, 2015

Quebec Skilled Worker Program to Reopen November 4, 2015

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) will begin accepting postal applications on November 4, 2015. The QSWP is a Quebec-run immigration program...