Canadian Immigration News: September 22, 2017

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On September 20th, 2017 Canada announced their latest Express Entry Draw. This round of Express Entry invitations held a much lower Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The September 20th had a low CRS score of 433 in the latest draw from the pool. This draw was the lowest required CRS score since the system changed in early June. Those individuals who received an ITA have 90 days to completely submit an application for permanent residence. Since Express Entry was introduced in January 2015, the majority of individuals applications have been processed within six months. In 2017 so far Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada have offered 69,420 invitations which are more than double the 33,782 given last year.

Canada Express Entry

On September 19th, 2017 the Black Lives Matter activist group occupied the intersection of Yonge Street and Bloor Street to demand that an immigrant is released from detainment. The immigrant is named Beverley Braham from Jamaica. She is currently under a sponsorship process that is about to be completed. Beverley is married to a Canadian and the mother of a Canadian citizen. She has been detained with her 2-month-old newborn for 48 hours in immigration detention and is facing a removal order. The Black Lives Matter group is urging that she be allowed to stay until her sponsorship is complete. “We need everyone to get behind Beverley Braham – this is a clear-cut case of bias against a black woman who challenged the Canadian immigration system,” said Leroi Newbold, co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Toronto.

Black Lives Matter Toronto

Other Canadian Immigration Stories This Week:

  1. Trump’s visa-policy hits IITians’ US dreams students prefer other countries


  3. Canada’s immigration minister tackles range of issues at Brampton town hall


  5. Trip cut short by Irma shows gaps in travel insurance: Roseman

  6. In pursuit of asylum on the US-Canada border

  7. Black Lives Matter – Toronto shuts down Yonge and Bloor Intersection, Demands Let Beverley Braham Stay!

  8. Canada has its own ‘Dreamers,’ but no program to protect them

  9. NDP slam Liberal government for lack of action on ending ‘discriminatory’ immigration policy

  10. Foreign workers allege ‘life savings’ paid for Mac’s jobs that didn’t exist

  11. Canada sees surge of asylum seekers as Haitians flee U.S. to head north

  12. Pakistan objects to excessive Canadian visa rejection

  13. Forces huge contributor for India’s safety: Canada’s conciliatory tone ahead of Justin Trudeau’s visit


  15. Federal, Provincial Ministers Reach Consensus on Increasing Canadian Immigration Levels

  16. CBSA Announces Canadian Immigration Fraud Arrests in BC

  17. Slight Decrease in CRS Cut-Off Threshold on September 20 Express Entry Draw

  18. Why you should move to Toronto from Silicon Valley

  19. Canada border agent detentions of Mexicans surge to highest levels in decade

  20. U.S. ‘Dreamers’ are welcome to Huron University College in Ontario

  21. ‘Crying your guts out’: some international students fear seeking help for burnout

  22. CETA Comes Into Effect, Facilitating Easier Entry to Canada for Business Visitors

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