New definition of age of dependants now in force

The Government of Canada has changed the definition of the age of dependants from “under 19” to “under 22,” allowing parents to sponsor or immigrate to Canada with their older children. The change applies to all applications received by IRCC on or after October 24, 2017. IRCC is also introducing a temporary public policy to allow more families to benefit from the expanded age of dependants. The public policy allows applicants with permanent residence...

Express Entry Draw system #77 – November 8, 2017 458 points

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3(1)(i) and (j) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System.   Number of invitations issued: 2,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,000th or above Date and time of round: November 8, 2017 at 13:40:54 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked c

Express Entry Draw for Provincial Nominee Program. Nov. 1 2017 673 points

Foreign nationals who, on November 1, 2017, at 12:55:44 UTC, have been assigned a total of 673 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014, and as amended from time to time, occupy the rank required to be invited to make an application for permanent residence under Provincial Nominee Program.

Express Entry Draw for Federal Skill Trade Worker. 241 Points

Foreign nationals who, on November 1, 2017, at 12:55:44 UTC, have been assigned a total of 241 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014, and as amended from time to time, occupy the rank required to be invited to make an application for permanent residence. This applies to Federal Skilled Trade Wo

Express Entry Draw October 18, 2017. 436 Points

Foreign nationals who, on October 18, 2017, at 11:12:41 UTC, have been assigned a total of 436 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014, and as amended from time to time, occupy the rank required to be invited to make an application for permanent residence.

Express Entry Draw October 4 2017. 438 Points

Foreign nationals who, on October 4, 2017, at 12:22:22 UTC, have been assigned a total of 438 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014, and as amended from time to time, occupy the rank required to be invited to make an application for permanent residence.

Changes to the Citizenship Act as a Result of Bill C-6

Backgrounder From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act, received Royal Assent on June 19, 2017. This chart explains the changes that have been made to the Citizenship Act and indicates when these changes are expected to come into force. Changes that took effect immediately upon Royal Assent on June 19, 2017 Previous Citizens...

Express Entry Draw September 20, 2017 433 Points

Foreign nationals who, on September 20, 2017, at 12:39:23 UTC, have been assigned a total of 433 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014, and as amended from time to time, occupy the rank required to be invited to make an application for permanent residence.

Express Entry Draw September 6 2017. 435 Points

Foreign nationals who, on September 6, 2017, at 11:08:58 UTC, have been assigned a total of 435 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014, and as amended from time to time, occupy the rank required to be invited to make an application for permanent residence.

Notice – Parents and Grandparents Program: Second round of application intake

Ottawa, September 1, 2017— This year, the Government of Canada introduced a new application intake process for the Parents and Grandparents Program. This change improves access to the application process and makes it more fair and transparent. Under this new process, people who want to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada first have to complete an online form. Earlier this year, 10,000 individuals were randomly selected from the form