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August 18, 2017

Effective June 6, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC), has added new additional "bonus points" to their comprehensive ranking system for Express Entry.   You can read about the changes on the IRCC website.

Under the new...

December 16, 2016

Effective November 19, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC), has released a new comprehensive ranking system for Express Entry.   You can read about the changes on the IRCC website.

Under the new system, candidates will receiv...

March 8, 2016

Today, the Government of Canada has released its immigration targets for 2016.

 

Compared to 2015 immigration levels, the family class target has gone up by nearly 12,000-14,000, mostly in the Spouses, Partners and Children category;   the Refugee and Humanitarian catego...

December 2, 2014

Yesterday the Government of Canada released their new Ministerial Instructions regarding the new Express Entry system for selecting permanent resident applicants that fall under four economic classes: the Federal Skilled Workers Class,  the Federal Skilled Trades Class...

August 21, 2014

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently weighed in on the ongoing Citizenship Oath to the Queen saga. In an unanimous decision the Court has ruled that swearing the Oath to the Queen does not violate the applicants' Charter Rights, namely their Freedom of Express, the...

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