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Crightney Immigration Blog

This is the official blog of Crightney Immigration Inc.

Mr. Batalmea Crightney is an accomplished certified Immigration Consultant with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), the designated authority of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, to govern Immigration Consultants. Mr. Crightney has many years of Immigration experience, and retains a vast knowledge of litigation and immigration experience, having worked for large Global Immigration Law Firms as their immigration legal representative on immigration matters including international projects, business planning and financial management.

Mr. Crightney holds a Law & Political Science Degree, and an Immigration Consultant Diploma. He also has completed professional training and development in Public Relation-Canadian Management, Business Management and a Harvard University Business School Operative.

Post-Graduation Work Permits- Work in Canada

​On February 14, 2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) extended the application period for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWPP).International Students now have 180 days (6 months) to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit after completing their College or University Program. The PGWPP allows students who have graduated from ...
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Proof of settlement funds has increased for Express Entry applicants

​The Government of Canada has increased the settlement proof of funds requirement. The amount of money you need to support your family is set by the size of your family. For example, for a single person arriving unaccompanied in Canada, there is an increase from $12,474 to $12,669. All Federal Skilled Worker Class...
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Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program

​Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced the Parents and Grandparents Program will be opening in late January 2019. Last year IRCC announced that it will accept 20,000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents in 2019. The Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program will be available...
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B.C. PNP opens a new Regional Pilot program for immigrant Entrepreneurs

​The British Columbia (BC) PNP program is intended to support regional communities to attract entrepreneurs with a desire to start businesses, create jobs and settle in regional centers of British Columbia. The Program is set to begin in 2019. Communities must be located farther than 30 kilometres from a population centre of few...
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Francophone Mobility Program / French-speaking or bilingual workers outside Quebec

Many Canadian employers outside Quebec can hire foreign workers to work outside of Quebec and do not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire the worker.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made it easier for employers to hire French-speaking or bilingual workers outside Quebec.&nbs...
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Express Entry Draw

​As of Monday October 15, 2018, 3900 invitations for Permanent Residency have been issued with an overall minimum score of 440 as a requirement.IRCC implemented a "tie-break" rule, which was originally introduced on June 6, 2017 that allows the Officials to better manage Invitation Rounds.In this case, IRCC wished to issue 3900 ITAs (Invitations to...
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Express Entry Draw

Today April 25, 2018 the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 441 to apply for Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry System. To apply for Canadian permanent residence contact our office at 1-800-556-4581 or visit us at&...
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Biometrics Expansion

​Starting on July 31, 2018 new Biometrics regulations will be launched. When applicants apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence applicants will need to give their fingerprints and a photo. To facilitate repeat travel to Canada, applicants for a visitor visa, study ...
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Visitor Visa Tips for Canadian Immigration

Visitor visas are required for certain foreign nationals who wish to visit or travel to Canada. Some Foreign nationals may or may not require a temporary resident visa depending on their citizenship. Foreign nationals who do require visas must first make applications to a Canadian visa office before they can travel to Canada. Applications will...
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Entrepreneur Nova Scotia Nominee Program

22 entrepreneur applicants have been issued invitations to apply to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream on March 27, 2018The Entrepreneur Stream is for experienced business owners or senior business managers who want to live in Nova Scotia. They must start a new business or buy an existing business and must activ...
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Changes To The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

​On March 28, 2018 the Quebec Government announced new regulations related to the Quebec's immigration programs, including the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). Some of the changes to the QIIP included the following:Candidates must have net assets of at least CAD $2,000,000 (previously this amount was $1,600,000);Th...
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Ontario selects Express Entry candidates with CRS scores of 351

On March 26, the province of Ontario selected candidates in Canada's Express Entry pool and invited candidates with a CRS score between 351 and 446 to apply for a nomination certificate. In an announcement, the  province of Ontario explained that the low CRS score invitation was conducted to help Ontario...
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New invitations to apply under Parents and Grandparents Program

On March 19, 2018 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that potential sponsors have been selected at random and have 60 days from the date of invitation to submit their sponsorship application for their parents and grandparents. Should you receive an invitation to apply and would like our assistance cont...
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Express Entry Draw- Score of 456 Invited

​Today March 14, 2018 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 456 to apply for Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry System. The CRS cut-off threshold increased by 14 points from the previous draw on February 21, 2018. To apply for permanent...
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Caregiver Permanent Residency Program May Close November 29, 2019

Foreign caregivers will not be eligible to apply for permanent residence if they have not worked two years in Canada by November 29, 2019 as per Immigration Refugees Citizenship and Immigration Canada (IRCC) latest announcement. IRCC is currently reviewing Canada's two programs for foreign caregivers. 1)...
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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program- Express Entry Points

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has now increased its allocation to 6,600 in 2018. This is an increase of 600 more than 2017 allocation.OINP also said it will reopen Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to applicants who qualify under its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, which allows Ontario to search the federal Express Entr...
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Parents and Grandparents Program Reopens

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) ​Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada, when the Parents and Grandparents Program reopens in 2018.IRCC introduced a new process in 2017 for application intake for sponsoring parents and grandpa...
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Express Entry Draw - Rank Candidates With The Same CRS Score

On November 8, 2017 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published the latest Express Entry draw with 2000 candidates issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). This is the first draw under the new Tie-Breaking Rule, where in the event that multiple candidates have tied CRS scores, profiles would be ranked acc...
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Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place on Nov. 15, 2017. To apply under the Express Entry Program contact our office at 647-556-1781, or visit us at www.crightneyimmigration.com
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Changes to Regulations for Dependent Child Age

On October 24, 2017 the new age limit of "under 22" dependent child will come into effect, raising it from the current "under 19" requirement. The new increased age will apply to new applications for all immigration programs under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), including for refugees. As per IRCC children who are 22 years...
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