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New Deadline for Application Filing Under Express Entry

Today, June 26, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that, effective immediately, the amount of time Express Entry applicants have to submit an Application for Permanent Residence (post receiving an Invitation to Apply) will change from 90 to 60 days. When Express Entry first came into effect and up until November 2016, applicants […]

Medical Inadmissibility Rules Relaxed

On April 16, 2018, The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced changes to the medical inadmissibility provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The changes will loosen the rules than deem some prospective immigrants inadmissible on medical grounds. The Minister said the medical inadmissibility policy, which has been in place for more than […]

More Changes to Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced changes to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The changes will affect those individuals who have submitted their candidacy for immigrating to Canada in the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. The changes will take effect on June […]

Changes to Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced changes to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The changes will affect those individuals who have submitted their candidacy for immigrating to Canada in the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. The changes will take effect on November […]

DEADLINE FOR FILING FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER APPLICATIONS

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has just amended its website and has confirmed that, in order for a Federal Skilled Worker Application to be assessed under CURRENT eligibility and selection criteria (i.e. May 1, 2014 General Occupations (Demand) List and 67 point pass mark), the Application MUST be received by Citizenship and Immigration Canada BEFORE January […]

It’s now official: Santa Claus is a Canadian

Now we know why Santa Claus wears only red and white: Because he’s a Canadian. And that’s official (ho, ho, ho). Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney confirmed it again  at a citizenship ceremony in Calgary. The Vancouver Sun reports that the cabinet minister “reaffirmed” the jolly fat man (maybe he’s been eating too much poutine?) as a Canadian in […]