The Return of Incomplete Applications

Meurrens LawSkilled Immigration (Express Entry, CEC, FSWC, Etc.)

I have previously written in this blog about how Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC’) has adapted an exceptionally strict approach to returning applications for incompleteness.  I have also written in Policy Options about how frustrating this approach can be, because one of its main purposes appears to be to allow politicians to boast about … Read More

Five Reasons IRCC Rejects Express Entry Applications

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

Since January 1, 2015, almost all prospective economic immigrants to Canada must apply through Express Entry.  Express Entry is an application intake management system in which Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) controls immigration application intake by requiring applicants be issued an invitations to apply for permanent residency (“ITAs” before they can actually submit their … Read More

Introducing Express Entry

Meurrens LawSkilled Immigration (Express Entry, CEC, FSWC, Etc.)

On January 1 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC“) is expected to overhaul its economic immigration programs with the launch of Express Entry.  On December 1, 2014, the Government of Canada released detailed Ministerial Instructions regarding Express Entry.  In this post I hope to provide an easy to read overview of the new program. Express Entry … Read More