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