09 Jun IRCC invited 4,800 candidates through the all-program Express Entry draw
IRCC invited 4,800 candidates through the all-program Express Entry draw
On June 8, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,800 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under Express Entry. In this draw, IRCC continued inviting candidates under all immigration programs. In round #250, the cut-off score was 486 points, two points fewer than in the previous all-program draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was May 19, 2023, at 14:04:00 UTC. As of June 8, 2023, there are 222,166 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 4,676 fewer than in the previous update. In 2023, Canada issued 54,748 ITAs through fourteen Express Entry draws.
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SINP invited 500 skilled candidates in June 2023
On June 8, 2023, Saskatchewan conducted new rounds of invitations in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 232 ITAs. Another 268 invitations were issued to the Occupations In-Demand category candidates. The lowest score in both categories was 69, two points more than in the previous draws. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In this draw, Saskatchewan invited 500 candidates under 18 different NOCs. In 2023, Saskatchewan invited 4,698 skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs in eight draws under the SINP.
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The Government of Canada needs to solve the housing problem
According to experts, Ottawa’s immigration goal does not fully address the central housing issue. Although the government has taken some steps to finance rental construction and increase density, more is needed to alleviate the worsening housing shortage. The lack of planning only exacerbates the supply shortage, leading to high costs for purchasing or renting housing. While reducing immigration has been proposed as a solution, it does not address the root of the problem. A significant supply response is necessary to address this issue, including adding 5.8 million homes by 2030.
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All-party immigration committee calls on the CBSA to stop student deportations
A Canadian parliamentary committee has urged the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to halt the deportation of Indian international students who used fake college admission letters to enter Canada. The committee has asked the CBSA to waive the students’ inadmissibility and provide them with an alternative pathway to permanent residence through a “regularization” program or on humanitarian grounds. Upon arrival, all these students were told that their enrolled program was no longer available and were advised to delay their studies or go to another school. Some of them received postgraduate work permits and applied for permanent residence.