Aug 21, 2019 – A new draw for British Columbia immigration saw the province issue more than 500 invitations to apply for the first time in 2019. The August 20 draw also saw minimum scores drop for all five featured streams, as the province invited 527 candidates to apply through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee
Aug 21, 2019 – Canada is in the process of carrying out a managed, staged increase in its immigration levels that will see more than one million newcomers welcomed over three years in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The Liberal government established 300,000 immigrants per year as the ‘new normal’ since coming to power in 2015.
Aug 20, 2019 – Quebec’s immigration ministry has published details of the first two draws made through its new Expression of Interest system, known as Arrima. Draws made on July 4 and July 17, 2019 saw a total of 950 invitations issued for full applications to be submitted to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. These
Aug 19, 2019 – Quebec is seeing as significant rise in the number of temporary foreign workers as businesses look for other avenues to bring in labour with the provincial government cutting immigration. The number of work permits issued for Quebec rose by 36 per cent in 2018, with 17,685 permits issued during the year.
Aug 19, 2019 – British Columbia immigration has conducted a new draw, issuing invites to 61 candidates through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The August 13 draw featured invitations to apply issued across four streams to skilled workers and international graduates with experience in 29 target occupations. Minimum scores were 90 for all four streams,
Aug 18, 2019 – Ontario has issued nearly 1,000 Notifications of Interest to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 439 in a new Human Capital Priorities draw. The August 15 draw focused on 10 priority occupations listed by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. Candidates needed to have submitted Express Entry
Aug 15, 2019 – Saskatchewan immigration issued invitations to apply to 150 candidates in the latest draw under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The August 15 draw saw invitations split between the province’s Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry categories. Under Occupations In-Demand, 105 invites were issued, with the remaining 45 coming through Express Entry. Both
Aug 15, 2019 – Prince Edward Island crossed 1,000 invites for 2019 in its latest Expression of Interest draw. The August 15 draw saw 143 invites issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact streams of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. Labour Impact/Express Entry candidates received 133 invitations, while Business Impact
Aug 14, 2019 – Quebec business owners have urged the provincial government to increase immigration immediately to help ease a chronic labour shortage. Lobby group Conseil du patronat du Quebec says more immigrants are needed to avoid slowing the French-speaking province’s economy. Quebec’s historic low unemployment rate of 4.9 per cent is indicative of the struggle
Aug 13, 2019 – Canada’s highly-successful economic immigration system makes it a role model for other countries around the world, a new OECD report says. The report, entitled ‘Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Canada 2019’ highlights how Canada boasts the highest proportion of highly educated foreign-born people among the entire OECD, at 60 per cent. Canada is