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Canadian Immigration News – Weekly Roundup

In this week’s immigration news roundup: Canada issues another 5,000 invitations through the 168th Express Entry draw, the government opens new temporary VACs for biometrics in the US and resumes online Canadian citizenship tests.

In partnership with ITC News, here are the top stories in Canadian immigration news for the week of November 23, 2020.

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IMMIGRATION APPROVALS DOWN NEARLY 75% DURING EARLY PANDEMIC MONTHS

The government is still accepting new immigration applications but a growing backlog runs the risk of derailing Canada’s historic plan to welcome 1.2 million newcomers. [Read more]

CANADA OPENS TWO NEW TEMPORARY VACS IN U.S. FOR BIOMETRIC COLLECTION

The Visa Application Centres (VACs) will be open for one year, effective today, and will only offer biometric collection services for Canadian visas. [Read more]

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #168 | 5,000 ITAS ISSUED

5,000 Express Entry candidates have received Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 168th Express Entry draw on November 25, 2020. [Read more]

BRITISH COLUMBIA INVITES 360 CANDIDATES TO APPLY FOR IMMIGRATION

BC invites 360 candidates in their provincial nominee program (BC PNP) but exceptions for hospitality, tourism, and retail-sector occupations remain. [Read more]

GOVERNMENT RESUMES CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP TESTS ONLINE

After eight months of waiting, IRCC is resuming Canadian citizenship tests and for the first time ever, they will be conducting them online. [Read more]

 

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