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Immigration updates

 

 

IRCC starts 2018 with record low cut-off score for a first draw of the year

 
 

Canada has invited 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place January 10, 2018. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 446. 
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Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

 
 

The province of Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category opened to 400 new applications on January 10.

 
 
 
 

Settlement funds can make or break your application for permanent residence

 
 
 

Candidates in all three Express Entry economic immigration classes should take special note of recently announced revisions to the amount of settlement funds required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. 

 
 
 
 

Latest H-1B news parallels spike in U.S. searches on Canadian immigration

 
 
 

Reports that U.S. President Donald Trump is considering tougher rules around H-1B visa extensions coincided with a sharp increase in online searches using terms like “H1B Canada” after the news emerged, CIC News observed. 

 
 
 
 

Alberta announces higher nomination intake for 2018

 
 
 

Alberta has announced that its maximum Provincial Nominee Program allotment for 2018 is 5,600 nominations, an increase of 100 nominations over 2017.

 
 
 
 

Nova Scotia nominates record number of immigrants in 2017

 
 
 

Nova Scotia nominated more than 1,400 immigrants in 2017 through its Provincial Nominee Program, the province reported.

 
 
 
 

Canada Visa News Briefs | Early Mid-January 2018

 
 
  • First Express Entry draw in 2018 invites 2,750 more candidates
  • Saskatchewan reduces In-Demand Occupation List
  • Canada introduces slight increase to settlement funds required for skilled immigration
  • British Columbia invites 292 more applicants in the last 2017 draw