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Immigration Update

Express entry update

Today, October 2nd 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued another round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system. IRCC issued a total of 3,900 invitations. The minimum score selected in today’s draw was 464. This is an increase from the previous draw on September 18th 2019, where the minimum score selected was 462.

This is the 20th Express Entry draw held in the 2019 year to date. IRCC indicates there are 8,946 applicants in the pool with scores between 451-600 as of September 27th 2019. We anticipate that scores will remain at this level indefinitely.

Automatic partner notification of sponsored family class applicants who test positive for HIV

Although applicants in the family class and the dependent refugee class who test positive for HIV may not be assessed as medically inadmissible due to excessive demand on Canada’s health care system, their sexual partners residing in Canada must be made aware of the risk this serious medical condition may place on their health.

Automatic partner notification will give applicants in the family and dependant refugee classes, who test positive for HIV, 60 days from the date of being informed of the policy to voluntarily disclose their HIV-positive status to their spouse or partner or to withdraw their application. After this period, the Department will formally notify the spouse or partner of their dependants’ HIV-positive status before proceeding with the permanent residence application.

For more information about Canadian immigration, please contact our office.