CRS score higher in the latest Express Entry Draw on 28th June 2017

Canada’s lowest ever score was 413 in the month of May 2017, marking the lowest ever recorded score for CIC invitation draw. However, no other draws took place until end of June 2017. In the June 28 draw a total of 3,409 candidates with a score of 449 points or above have been issued an Invitation to Apply. While the… More »

Ontario Provincial Nomination issues record number of invitation for below CRS 400

For the week of June 26, 2017, the OINP will be targeting candidates with work experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Please note that in addition to these occupation-specific searches, the OINP will continue regular searches of the Express Entry pool for candidates who qualify for the HCP Stream with a CRS score of 400 points or… More »

Saskatchewan opens for Entrepreneur Program with limited Quota

Entrepreneurs looking to start, obtain or partner in a business in Saskatchewan while living in the Canadian province can do so through the SINP Entrepreneur Program. There are three steps to apply: Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the SINP; EOI Selection and Invitation to Submit an Application; and Nomination. Important things to consider before submitting your EOI If… More »

Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream Opens and Closes again

Saskatchewan immigration has closed its Canada Express Entry category after reaching the target number of applications. The 600 available spots have been filled under the International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry stream, which first opened on May 16, 2017. The International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry stream is currently accepting 462 applications, according to www.saskatchewan.ca. “It is the same… More »

Quebec Investor Program Reopens on May 29, 2017

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP), a Canadian immigration program that allows international investors to obtain Canadian permanent residence by investing CAD $800,000 risk-free, has now reopened. Who is eligible? To be eligible for the QIIP program, you must: Have, alone or with his accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, net assets of at least $1,600,000 CAN obtained legally, excluding the amounts… More »

Canada: May 31 Express Entry Draw #65: Lowest Ever Points Requirement for FSWP and CEC Candidates

In the latest Express Entry draw (May 31 Express Entry Draw) 3,877 candidates with 413 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. This is the lowest ever CRS cut-off point for candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The CRS cut-off threshold has decreased, so if you want… More »

Australia General Skilled Migration Changes – 1 July 2017

Starting July 1st 2017, Australia’s General Skilled Migration program will go through a number of changes, including: The maximum age for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa will be reduced from 49 to 44 A new permanent residence pathway for NZ citizens will be introduced The skilled occupations lists are likely to be reviewed Occupational ceilings will be released State Migration… More »

Reforms to Australia’s temporary employer-sponsored skilled migration program – Abolition and replacement of the 457 visa

Australia’s Department of Immigration have released a fact sheet which includes the timeframes for the reforms to its temporary employer-sponsored skilled migration program. The reforms include abolishing the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa (457 visa) and replacing it with the completely new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. Implementation of these reforms have begun on 19 April 2017… More »