February 7, 2019 – Technology workers in 29 occupations were targeted in the latest draw conducted by British Columbia immigration. The February 5 draw saw 32 invitations issued under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, which prioritizes IT occupations through the province’s existing immigration streams. Skilled workers through both the direct provincial and Express Entry streams
November 23, 2018 – British Columbia has launched a new Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot immigration stream aimed at attracting business immigrants to rural communities. The two-year British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program pilot is designed to get foreign entrepreneurs to start businesses, create jobs and settle in smaller B.C. communities with populations less than 75,000.
Canada offers the most established and widely-used investment based immigration programs conferring permanent resident status. The Canadian confederation system of government and the country’s social norms offer a “European alternative” to the more unabashed capitalism of the USA. Canada offers European-style social benefits with fairly high levels of taxation and unparalleled quality of life. Under
July 12, 2018 – Canada Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has announced 500 extra spaces for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot for 2018. The increase is a response to the growing success of the program, designed to boost skilled worker immigration in the Atlantic region. “Happy to announce an increase of 500 spaces to keep up with
March 13, 2018 – Canada’s federal government has placed significant importance on the Atlantic Immigration Pilot to help the four provinces in the region attract and retain more skilled workers and international graduates. Employers in New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have access to a region-specific quota of qualified candidates
Jan 17, 2018 – Filling just a quarter of its allocated quota, Nova Scotia has failed to fully utilize the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) to attract new skilled worker immigrants to the province. Launched in March 2017, the employer-led AIP was designed to attract 2,000 extra skilled worker immigrants to the four Atlantic provinces. Run by
Nov 25, 2017 – The slow start made by the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is supported by the federal government’s immigration plan targets. Under the three-year plan announced at the start of November, Ottawa says it expects to welcome 1,000 immigrations under the AIP in 2018. This is despite the initial target of the program bring to