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Canadian Immigration News – Weekly Roundup

This week in Canadian immigration news, in a move never seen before, IRCC issued over 27,000 ITA’s; international students can now completed 100% of their program online and still get a Canadian open work permit; the province of B.C undertook two draws in one day and Ontario invited 1,186 tech workers to apply for nomination.

In partnership with ITC News, here are the top stories in Canadian immigration news for the week of February 15, 2021.

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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #176: 27,332 ITA’S ISSUED WITH LOWEST CRS CUT OFF IN HISTORY

In a move never seen before, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made a shocking Express Entry draw on Saturday, 13th February 2021, inviting over 27,000 applicants to apply for permanent residence though the Express Entry system [read more]

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS- COMPLETE YOUR ENTIRE PROGRAM FROM YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE

As of February 12th 2021, all eligible international students can now complete 100% of their Canadian program remotely from their country of residence and still be eligible for a post graduate work permit. Prior to this, applicants could only complete 50% of a program remotely to still be entitled to a post graduate work permit [read more]

BC PNP DRAW: TWO DRAWS IN ONE DAY

In an unusual move on the 16th February 2021, the province issued two draws, selecting in total 494 invitations [read more]

ONTARIO INVITES 1,186 TECH WORKERS TO APPLY FOR PROVINCIAL NOMINATION

On 16th February 2021, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its first draw of the year targeting applicants under the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream with work experience in one of the six targeted tech occupations [read more]

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