28 June, 2018 – Skilled workers invited to apply for British Columbia immigration saw the minimum points requirement drop in the latest BC PNP draw. Invitations for the province’s direct skilled worker stream were given to candidates scoring 87 in the June 27 draw, three points lower then the June 20 draw. Minimum scores for
June 28, 2018 – Nova Scotia immigration officials conducted new draws under the province’s Entrepreneur and Graduate Entrepreneur streams on June 26, 2018. The Entrepreneur draw saw 22 candidates issued with Invitations to Apply for Nova Scotia immigration, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 120 points. The previous draw, on May 21 2018, saw 18 Invitations to
June 28, 2018 – Canadian permanent residents with an impaired driving conviction can lose their status and be deported under a strict change to the criminal code. Bill C-46 changes the law so that all impaired driving offences are considered ‘serious criminality’. The new provisions received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018 and comes into
June 27, 2018 – The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended for another year to give British Columbia technology companies continued fast access to in-demand skilled workers. Job offer requirements have been relaxed as part of the extension, with effect from June 26, 2018. Candidates now only require a one-year full time job offer
June 27, 2018 – A new batch of technology skilled workers have been pushed to the front of the line of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The province conducted its latest BC Tech Pilot draw on June 20, inviting 26 candidates to apply. Waiting times are cut for the most in-demand skilled workers under
June 26, 2018 – Canada’s immigration department has cut the permanent resident application window to 60 days after receiving an Express Entry Invitation to Apply (ITA). Candidates previously had 90 days to submit their applications. The window was increased from 60 to 90 days as part of Express Entry changes in November 2016. But a
June 25, 2018 – Canada immigration authorities have conducted the second Express Entry draw in 11 days, issuing Invitations to Apply to 3,750 candidates across all programs to match the largest draw in 13 months. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 442, just two above the 2018 low of 440 for an all-program draw.
June 25, 2018 – Refugees and other new immigrants are to be linked with jobs in Canadian hospitality. It comes as part of a new federal government pilot project. The three-year, $7 million project aims to help immigrants and refugees integrate faster. In return, hotels are able to fill vacancies they have struggled to find
June 25, 2018 – A new poll suggests Canadians are concerned about illegal border crossers coming in from the U.S. but support welcoming Rohingya refugees displaced in Myanmar. The result of the CTV/Nanos survey is evidence the welcoming nature of Canadians remains strong provided refugees are genuinely in need and arrive through the proper channels.
June 25, 2018 – Candidates for Canadian citizenship must meet the following requirements: Have unconditional Canadian permanent residence status. Be physically present for three years out of the preceding five (1,095 days out of 1,825). Meet income tax filing obligations for three years out of the last five. Prove adequate knowledge of one of Canada’s