Canada Abroad

Quick Tips for Express Entry

Ensure you have your language scores and credential assessment (if required for your program) ready when applying Ensure all information you enter into your profile is correct Ensure you can support all information on your application with the required documents Ensure you can access all require documents within a 60 day window Ensure you have […]

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Questions You Should Ask Before Applying For Express Entry

Are you under 35? Your ideal age would be under 35, but you can earn points up until the age of 44 Do you have any higher education? You would ideally have one year of post secondary education or more (more than high school Diploma alone) Are you fluent in English? You would ideally be highly […]

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Happy Canada Day from Canada Abroad!

Did you know that July 1st is Canada Day? Canada officially became a country of its own on July 1, 1867. Today Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories with a total population of 35,344,962 people. Some other fun facts about Canada are: We have a Prime Minister not a President The real Winnie the Pooh […]

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Express Entry Round #7 Throws a Curve Ball

On April 10th, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada did their 7th draw under Express Entry and handed out 925 Invitations to Apply. For the third time in a row, Express Entry continued to select those without a job offer or a provincial nomination. The minimum score for selection in round 7 however increased for the first time […]

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Why are South Africans Choosing to Immigrate to Canada?

Canada Abroad Canadian Immigration Consulting conducted a survey of fifty-five South Africans who were thinking about emigrating from South Africa. They were asked why they would like to emigrate and which country they would like to immigrate to. The respondents were given a list of choices of why they would like to emigrate. They could […]

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How Can You Immigrate to Canada?

Many individuals think that it is impossible to immigrate to Canada or that it is too expensive or time consuming. The truth is it is cheaper to immigrate to Canada than other countries such as Australia, and with the new Express Entry system applications can be fully completed in as little as eight months. In order […]

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Express Entry Continues to Invite Those Without Job Offers

On March 27th, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada did their 6th draw under Express Entry. It was the biggest draw to date, with 1637 invitations given. While that was a key difference in this round, the most important difference was the score used for selection. For the second time in a seven day period, Express Entry […]

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What is Canada Looking for in an Immigrant?

With the launch of Express entry on January 1st this year a lot of people were under the impression that anyone could submit an application under the new system in order to be considered for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Unfortunately that is not the case. […]

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Express Entry Selects Those Without Job Offers or Provincial Nominations

On March 20th, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada did their 5th draw under Express Entry. It was the biggest draw to date, with 1620 invitations given. While that was a key difference in this round, the most important difference was the score used for selection. For the first time since Express Entry opened those without […]

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Quick Guide to Express Entry

Express Entry is a new electronic management system which Citizenship and Immigration Canada is now using to manage applications for Permanent Residency Express Entry only applies to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Provincial Nominee Program s and the Canadian Experience Class You must qualify in one of the above four categories to be entered into the […]

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