2019-12-19 – Canada immigration authorities have conducted a second Express Entry draw in eight days, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,200 candidates. The December 19 draw saw the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) fall by three points to 469. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has now invited 85,300 candidates in 2019, against a high-skilled
2019-12-18 – U.S. border officials in Canada can carry guns, conduct strip searches and record and keep passenger information under amendments made earlier in 2019. The Canada-United States Preclearance Agreement gives more powers to U.S. agents operating in designated pre-clearance zones. It means Canadians travelling to the U.S. need to be aware of what they
2019-12-18 – Ontario immigration has called on Canada’s federal government to double the allocation of provincial immigrants it receives each year. Canada’s most populous province wants the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s allocation to hit 13,300 by 2021, up from 7,000 this year, in response to a skilled labour shortage. The request has been made by
2019-12-17 – Canada recorded 562,900 job vacancies in the third quarter of 2019, up 2.2 percent in the same period of 2018, according to new figures from Statistics Canada. While the number of Canada job vacancies rose by 12,200 on a year-over-year basis, the figure dropped by 18,700 compared to the previous quarter of 2019.
2019-12-16 – Details of the intake process for Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in 2020 will soon be available, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The PGP continues to be very popular, with a high demand for sponsorship from Canadian citizens and permanent residents, according to the latest government reportings. Read More
2019-12-16 – Prince Edward Island immigration will conduct its final draw of the year through the province’s Expression of Interest system on Thursday December 19. The draw will target skilled worker and entrepreneur immigration candidates through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program’s Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact categories. PEI launched its Expression
2019-12-13 – Canada is a popular destination for international students. In order to secure a Canada Study Permit, proof of unencumbered available funds is required to cover tuition and living expenses. You can prove funding with: Proof of your Canadian bank account showing money you have transferred. Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a Canadian bank. Proof
2019-12-13 – A chronic manufacturing labour shortage in Quebec means nearly 20,000 jobs are currently available, according to industry representatives. The Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Quebec (MEQ) has written an open letter to both the provincial and federal governments urging an immigration increase to help cope with the shortage. Listen to our Podcast “There are
2019-12-12 – Ontario immigration has conducted its largest Skilled Trades draw of 2019, issuing Notifications of Interest to 667 candidates with profiles in the Express Entry Pool. The December 11 draw was the first under the Skilled Trades stream since March. It brings the total number of Skilled Trades NOIs issued in 2019 to 1,399.
2019-12-12 – Ontario immigration has reached its 2019 federal government nomination allocation – and promptly received an increase from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Canada’s most populous province had an initial allocation of 6,650 nominations for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, which it reached as of December 9, 2019. The province has also been allocated