In its 2017 Annual Report to Parliament, The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed plans for substantial increases in the total number of permanent residents to be admitted to Canada over the next three years. The 2017 target of 300,000 will gradually increase to 340,000 by the year 2020. A number of…

Today, Applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 439 were invited to submit their application for permanent residence in Canada. This round of invitations showed a decrease of 19 points from the previous CRS cut-off threshold. Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 2, 750 invitations in this…

The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began utilizing the new rule for tie-breaking in the event that multiple candidates have the same CRS score. The new rule operates to rank candidates with a tied score according to the date and time of submission of their profile. IRCC put this rule into operation…

Who can sponsor a spouse/ partner? In order to sponsor your spouse, you must be at least 18 years of age and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. If you are a Canadian citizen, you must be living in Canada or be able to show proof that you intend to live in Canada once your…

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