Provincial Nominee Program

Changes to Definition of Dependent Child – Age Increase to 22 Years Old

November 8, 2017

By: Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li As of October 24, 2017, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased the age limit under the definition of a “dependent child”. Individuals under the age of 22 years old now qualify as dependent children upon submission of an application for permanent residence, provided that…

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IRCC made changes to the Express Entry System

September 7, 2017

By: Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li As of June 6, 2017, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made a few changes to the Express Entry program. More Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points are awarded for candidates with strong French language skills with additional points for those who have siblings in Canada. Applicants under the…

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Express Entry for Immigration to Canada

July 20, 2016
Express Entry for Immigration to Canada

By Ori Yang and Jeff Li Canada welcomes skilled people to apply for permanent residence. In 2015, the Express Entry system was introduced to expedite the immigration application process for skilled and experienced workers. It is “express” because once you are invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and you submit your completed application…

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Important Updates on Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

May 16, 2016

Note: The following information is provided in Ontario Government’s Website. As of May 9, 2016, the Government of Ontario stopped accepting applications under several categories of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). People who wish to apply to immigrate to Canada under the OINP program are encouraged to consult with the Law Office of Jeff…

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Latest update on Quebec Immigrant Investor Program – Quota, fees, etc.

July 9, 2013

[Source of Information: Industrial Alliance] Effective August 1, 2013, several changes will be made to the Quebec  Immigrant Investor Program. New rules have been adopted regarding procedures for the intake and processing of certain applications for a selection certificate submitted by permanent workers, investors, business people and self-employed workers. These new rules will be in…

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Chinese citizens pressure P.E.I. for refunds after immigration rejected

August 12, 2012

[By Canadian Press] Chinese citizens who gave money to Prince Edward Island’s troubled immigration nominee program say they’re angry they haven’t been refunded, two years after Ottawa rejected their visa applications. Qiu Chuanbo, 47, said in an interview that he is owed close to $91,000 after giving money to the program, which was intended to…

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Sask. immigrants say rule changes impacting families could lead to exodus

August 3, 2012

Some members of Saskatchewan’s immigrant community are predicting another exodus due to the changes in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. Those seeking to bring over family members had to have resided in Saskatchewan for at least a year. Then in May the province agreed to make some changes to SINP at the behest of the…

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Quebec suspends intake of investor program, retroactive to April 14, 2012

July 4, 2012

On June 29, 2012, the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) of Quebec published a decision in Gazette officielle du Québec, and suspended the intake of applications for a selection certificate that can be submitted by candidates of the Quebec investor program and some other economic immigration programs. For the applicants under the…

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Mandatory language testing required for most low-skilled PNP applicants

April 11, 2012

Saskatoon, April 11, 2012 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced changes to strengthen provincial immigration programs. Starting July 1, 2012, most Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants for semi- and low-skilled professions will have to undergo mandatory language testing of their listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities and meet a minimum standard across…

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Quebec caps its business immigration program

March 22, 2012

After three years of receiving numerous applications for the Quebec Selection Certificates, the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC) has decided to cap the number of applications it will process on March 21, 2012. come to a decision regarding the intake of applications for selection certificates. Pursuant to the decision, the Minister determines the…

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