On May 12, 2014, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration
Minister Chris Alexander announced that the Canadian Government was
taking action to make it faster and easier for Mexican visitors to
come to Canada. Under the new CAN+ Program, Mexican citizens who
have traveled to Canada or the United States within the last 10
years will be eligible for expedited temporary resident visa
("TRV") processing, although they will continue to
require TRVs to enter Canada.
It is also hoped that, by fast-tracking a large number of
applications, CAN+ will free up consular officers to work on other
cases. As a result, the Canadian Government expects that the CAN+
Program will improve overall processing times for all Mexican
travelers, who will see their visas processed in 10 days or
In addition to the CAN+ Program, Citizenship and Immigration
Canada offers three expedited programs that help Mexican business
people, tourist groups and students come to Canada faster:
Business Expressexpedites business
travel from Mexico with visas issued within days with a
near-perfect approval rate for those registered in the
Travel Express offers a fast,
simplified visa application process for tourists who use travel
agencies registered with the Canadian Embassy.
Mexican Student Pilot fast-tracks the
processing of study permits with a near-perfect approval rate for
those who study at participating Canadian educational
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September 21st, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 20th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 43rd overall, inviting 1288 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 483.
Canada received more than 320,000 immigrants in the last 12 months, approaching levels not seen since the early 20th century. The per capital immigration rate at .88%, is consistent with previous Liberal government policies.
October 12th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 21st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 44th overall, inviting 1518 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 484.
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