June 3, 2019 – Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a carbon copy Entrepreneur Stream draw, issuing invitations to apply to 27 candidates. The May 17 draw saw the same number of invitations issued as the previous Entrepreneur Stream draw. It also saw the same score for the lowest-ranked candidate, of 112 points. Invitations Issued Under
May 31, 2019 – Vulnerable Canada immigration candidates and temporary residents are set to better protected by a number of new measures being introduced by the federal government. Canada’s federal government has announced action aimed at protecting vulnerable workers and new immigrants. Between now and September 9, 2019, three new measures will be introduced by
May 30, 2019 – Canada’s federal government awarded 70 places under the Parents and Grandparents Program to settle two lawsuits that said the online application system was unfair, a report says. The settlement made in secret saw members of the lawsuits allowed to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents to immigrate to Canada, according to a
May 30, 2019 – Skilled workers and international graduates with skills and experience in IT occupations were the focus of the latest British Columbia immigration draw. The May 28 draw saw invitations issued to 63 candidates across five British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams, through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Minimum scores were 90 across
May 29, 2019 – Manitoba immigration has issued nearly 200 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in a new Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw. The May 23 draw saw 119 LAAs issued through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, with a minimum score of 548 points, down by 21 points on the previous draw. A
May 29, 2019 – Saskatchewan immigration has conducted a new Expression of Interest draw targeting Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry candidates. The May 22 draw a total of 325 invites issued. There were no occupations specified, as had happened in the two previous Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draws. Through the Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand stream, 221
May 28, 2019 – Ontario immigration has conducted its largest-ever French Speaking Skilled Worker draw, issuing Notifications of Interest to 360 Express Entry candidates. The May 22 draw eclipses the combined total of all of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program FSSW draws so far in 2019, bring the total NOIs for the year to 549.
May 28, 2019 – British Columbia immigration has conducted a new draw aimed at skilled workers and international graduates. The May 21 draw saw 234 invitations issued across five streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program. Minimum scores were as low as 75 points through the entry level and semi-skilled stream, while direct provincial
May 22, 2019 – Quebec has tabled a draft regulation to establish a mandatory licence system aimed at personnel placement agencies and recruitment agencies for Temporary Foreign Workers(TFWs). The legislation is designed to improve protection of TFWs working in the French-speaking province. The licence, which will require payment of a $1,780 fee, will be issued
May 22, 2019 – Established Canadian immigrants were wealthier than their Canada-born counterparts in 2016, new data from Statistics Canada shows. Immigrant families with major earners aged 45 to 64 who had been in Canada for 20 years or more were worth an average $1.06 million in 2016. Their Canadian-born counterparts were worth nearly $980,000.