July 11 2019 – The latest draw for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw 218 invitations issued to skilled workers and international graduates. In the July 9 draw, invitations were issued across five British Columbia immigration streams. Skilled workers and international graduates through both direct provincial streams required a minimum score of 105 points.
July 10, 2019 – Quebec immigration has announced the temporary suspension of applications for the Quebec Graduate Stream of the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ). The suspension – from July 10 to November 1, 2019 – aims to prioritize ‘the selection of people with jobs in Quebec during this period’, a Quebec immigration ministry (MIDI) statement said.
July 10, 2019 – Ontario immigration has slashed the investment and net worth requirements for candidates under the Ontario Entrepreneur Stream (OES). Candidates for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program stream also require less business experience following the changes, which are effective July 8, 2019. Canada’s largest province is hoping to make the OES more attractive
July 10, 2019 – Canada immigration authorities have conducted the largest Express Entry draw since January, issuing Invitations to Apply to 3,600 candidates. The July 10 draw saw the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score drop for the third consecutive draw to 460, two points lower than the previous draw. The CRS score has now dropped
July 9, 2019 – Alberta immigration has conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing Notifications of Interest to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300. The June 21 draw saw NOI letters sent to 262 candidates. It was the 16th NOI draw conducted through Alberta Express Entry in 2019. As of July
July 9, 2019 – Ontario immigration is to start targeting specific technology occupations with new tech draws from the Express Entry pool. The draws are designed to address labour shortages in the technology sector in Canada’s largest province. New tech draws will focus on six specific NOC codes through the existing Human Capital Priorities Stream
July 8, 2019 – Manitoba immigration’s latest provincial draw saw 248 out of 354 Letters of Advice to Apply issued to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates. The July 5 draw saw 203 LAAs issued through the SWO’s Human Capital Pathway and 45 through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. HCP candidates required a minimum score of 594 to
July 8, 2019 – Canada has updated the list of occupations targeted through Category B of the Global Talent Stream. Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) have been added to the list, while engineering managers (NOC 0211) and architecture and science managers (NOC 0212) have been removed. Wage floors have also been updated, with the changes
July 8, 2019 – Canada reopened the Interim Pathway for Caregivers on Monday July 8, 2019 to offer a second chance for Canada caregiver immigration candidates who do not qualify under existing programs to qualify for permanent residence. The pathway will remain open for three further months, until October 4, 2019, providing a second window
July 5, 2019 – Saskatchewan immigration has issued invitations to apply to a new group of Entrepreneur stream candidates. In a July 4 draw, 45 candidates were invited through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The draw saw an average score of 125 points, with a profile score range of 120 to 155 points. Saskatchewan has