Tag: immigration


Abolition and replacement of the 457 visa – Australian Government reforms to employer sponsored skilled migration visas

  The previous year on 18 April 2017 saw, Government of Australia announce that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. An account of new Temporary Skill Shortage visa is as follows:Read More

Canada PR Express Entry Draw 14th March 2018

The Fifth draw of year 2018 has taken place in the month of March  and the result is out, this month CRS cut-off has come out to 456, with 3,000 ITA issued as on date 14th March 2018. This draw took place after a gap of three weeks from the previousRead More

Canadian Express Entry draw invites 3,000 candidates to apply for PR on February 21

Express Entry draw for permanent residence to Canada has invited 3000 candidates in the latest draw held on February 21st 2018. The cut off CRS for this draw was 442. The ITAs (Invitation to Apply) that were issued in this latest draw i.e. 3000 invitations, is the same as theRead More

IRCC Increases Settlement funds for PR Candidates

Affecting January 5 2018 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in its revisions to the amount of settlement funds has introduced an increase of 1.4 per cent in required funds for all 3 Express Entry economic immigration classes. A 1.42 per cent increase was implemented January 5, 2018, that raised theRead More

Express Entry draw figures for February 7, 2018.

Result of the third Express Entry draw for permanent residency candidates in 2018 is out. There has been  a slight decrease in the number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to receive an invitation to apply (ITA), compared to the previous draw on January 24. The CRS score ofRead More

The First Cut-off CRS Score for year 2018 is out by IRCC

Cut-off CRS score of 446 was recorded. In comparison to the first Express Entry draw of year 2017 this year 2018 draw has come out to be 22 points lower to a cut-off CRS score of 446. The first draw took place on January 10, 2018 and saw the firstRead More


The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate people who wish to immigrate to Canada and people who are interested in settling in a particular province. Within each PNP, there are multiple sub-programs and categories, usually known as “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) andRead More

Manitoba’s new Express Entry pathway invites its first candidates

Manitoba’s new Express Entry-aligned program has invited 155 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in it’s first-ever draw. On Thursday, January 11, the first draw saw the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issue 155 Letters of Advice to Apply, or LAAs, to eligible candidates through the Manitoba Express Entry Program. In orderRead More

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

The province of Saskatchewan’s Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sub category International Skilled Worker – Express Entry has opened to 400 new applications. On 10th January the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) made the announcement that said the first come, first-served sub-category will remain open until the application target of 400 is met. The InternationalRead More

Alberta announces higher nomination intake for 2018

The province of Alberta has announced that its maximum Provincial Nominee Program allotment for 2018 is 5,600 nominations. The allotment of 5,600 nominations for year 2018 has seen an increase of 100 nominations as compared to the last year’s 2017 Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)’s allotment of 5,500. The federalRead More

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