Canada – January Newsletter

Ontario PNP to Start New Online Program

What has changed

The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (ONPNP) has announced that it will continue to introduce online application systems in 2017, allowing individuals a more facilitated process in submitting applications to the program.

Who is affected?

  • All clients who employ Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

What to expect

We anticipate the system will be similar to that of other provinces and will enable applicants to submit their information and documents online, and courier any originals as required.

ONPNP has indicated that the new system will assist in allowing individuals to monitor their applications and reduce processing times.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.

 

Largest Round of Express Entry Invitations sent on January 12, 2017

What has changed

The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a record-setting number of applicants to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through the Express Entry system today. Invitations were sent to 3,334 applicants, the highest number since program inception in January 2015. The lowest qualifying score was 459, a drop from the last two draws at 468 and 475, respectively.

Who is affected?

  • Individuals with applications under the Express Entry System

What to expect

This is the fifth Express Entry draw since the new point distribution was introduced in November 2016 and points to an upward trend in the number of invitations being sent. The increase in invitations may be favorable for individuals with applications under the Express Entry system.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.