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Express Entry Draw - September 19, 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence under the Express Entry System today. The lowest score to receive an ITA today was 441 which is one point higher than the score from the previous Express Entry Draw. 

Immigration Quebec opens Arrima portal

Immigration Quebec has opened the Arrima portal. Starting today, applicants under the Quebec Skilled Worker program can submit their Expression of Interest.

Immigration Quebec Re-Opens Investor Program

Today, Immigration Quebec has re-opened its investor program. The program has re-opened with new qualifying criteria: an applicant must have a minimum net worth of CAD$ 2 million, and must provide an investment of CAD$ 1.2 million. The investment will be returned to the applicant after five years.

Express Entry Draw - September 5, 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence under the Express Entry System today. The lowest score to receive an ITA today was 440 which is the same score as the previous Express Entry Draw. 

Canada and Australia Announce Amendment to Youth Mobility Arrangement

On August 28, 2018, the Canadian and Australian Governments agreed to expand the age range in the Memorandum of Understanding between Canada and Australia relating to youth mobility. Australian citizens will now be able to apply for a Canadian work permit under the International Experience Canada Program if they are 18 to 35 years of age (inclusive). Until now, Australian citizens had to be 18 to 30 years of age (inclusive) to participate in this Program.

 

Express Entry Draw - August 22, 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,750 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence under the Express Entry System today. The lowest score to receive an ITA today was 440 which is the lowest score in an Express Entry draw where no program has been specified so far this year. 

3 Canadian Cities Ranked Among the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in the World

3 Canadian Cities Ranked Among the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in the World

Three Canadian Cities (Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto) have ranked among the top ten most liveable cities in the world in the latest ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The free report can be accessed via the following link: http://www.eiu.com/Handlers/WhitepaperHandler.ashx?fi=The_Global_Liveability_index_2018.pdf&mode=wp&campaignid=Liveability2018

Quebec’s Expression of Interest System

The Government of Quebec has announced more information with respect to its new Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Candidates must now submit their EOI through the new Arrima portal. Unfortunately, the Arrima portal has not yet launched and no date has been provided as to when we can expect the portal to be available.

A Guide to Your Rights at the Border

A Guide to Your Rights at the Border

Did you know that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) can randomly search your electronic device(s) (and your files) at the border? Or that being a single man travelling alone increases your chances of being searched by the CBSA? Or that you could be arrested for refusing to provide the CBSA with the password(s) to access your devices? The BC Civil Liberties Association and Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic recently published a guide with respect to privacy rights at the Canadian border and US preclearance zones in Canada.

Express Entry Draw - July 25, 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,750 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence under the Express Entry System today. The lowest score to receive an ITA today was 441 which is one point lower than the last draw.