Express Entry – Lowest CRS Requirement of All Time

In latest Express Entry draw which took place on February 08, 2017, the cut-off points for an invitation to apply further decreased to 447 the lowest number since the start of express entry system. IRCC also issued record number of 3,664 invitations to apply for permanent residence in this round of invitations. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada made changes to express entry on November 19, 2016 and reduced the CRS… Read More »Express Entry – Lowest CRS Requirement of All Time

Changes to Express Entry – CRS Points for valid job offer and study in Canada

The Express Entry system has been updated. IRCC have made a number of improvements that may affect you: The points you can get for a job offer has changed. you can earn a total of 50 points if you have a valid job offer in a NOC 0, A or B occupation you can earn a total of 200 points if you have a valid job offer in a NOC… Read More »Changes to Express Entry – CRS Points for valid job offer and study in Canada

Express Entry – Highest number of Invitations to Apply (ITA)

In latest round of invitations to apply for permanent residence, the cut-off score is further decreased to 453 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. It is highly anticipated that the cut-off score will further decrease in upcoming draws. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3508 eligible candidates to apply for permanent residence and these are highest number of invitations in any single draw since the start of Express Entry in… Read More »Express Entry – Highest number of Invitations to Apply (ITA)

Work permit pilot program extended for spouses and common-law partners

Family reunification is a core immigration priority for the Government of Canada. In addition to the changes made to process spousal sponsorship applications faster, IRCC also extended the open work permit pilot program until December 21, 2017, to give spouses a chance to work while their application is being finalized. To be eligible for an open work permit, you must be a spouse or common-law partner living in Canada who… Read More »Work permit pilot program extended for spouses and common-law partners

Changes for 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program

The 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) re-opened on January 03, 2017. On December 14, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changes to how applicants will apply to sponsor under the PGP. If you want to sponsor your parents or grandparents, you must start by completing an online form and submitting it to IRCC. This year, sponsors will be chosen at random from among those who complete the… Read More »Changes for 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program