April 18, 2019 – Minimum scores plummeted as British Columbia immigration conducted its largest BC PNP Tech Pilot draw of 2019. The April 16 draw saw minimum scores drop to 90 for all four featured streams – Express Entry for skilled workers and international graduates, plus direct provincial streams for skilled workers and international graduates.
April 18, 2019 – Four occupations have been removed from Saskatchewan immigration’s In-Demand Occupations List as of April 17, 2019. The occupations to be removed are land surveyors (NOC 2154), technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology (NOC 2255), tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342), and appliance services and repairers (NOC 7332). The move comes
April 18, 2019 – Saskatchewan immigration has conducted a new Expression of Interest draw, issuing 324 invitations to apply to candidates in specific occupations. The April 17 draw focused on: Land surveyors (NOC 2154). Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology (NOC 2255). Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342). Appliance servicers and repairers (NOC 7332).
April 17, 2019 – The Ontario provincial government has released details of planned changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program skilled worker streams. Under a proposal published on Tuesday April 16, 2019, new target occupations will be added to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream. Furthermore, an important change is planned to the start
April 17, 2019 – Ontario will cut the minimum investment and net worth thresholds for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Entrepreneur Stream and terminate the Corporate Stream under new plans. Canada’s largest province also plans to cut the business experience required under the popular Entrepreneur Stream. A proposal published on Tuesday April 16, 2019, would
April 16, 2019 – New figures show the significant variation among Canada’s provinces in the contribution of Express Entry to annual immigration numbers. Nova Scotia saw 55 per cent of its total 2018 immigration intake come through the federal economic immigration system, the highest of all the provinces. At the other end of the scale,
April 15, 2019 – Manitoba immigration has conducted a new draw focused exclusively on the MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas stream. The April 11 draw saw 403 candidates received Letters of Advice to Apply through two pathways. A majority of 352 LAAs were issued through the Human Capital Pathway, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 561 points.
April 12, 2019 – Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new draw through its Entrepreneur stream, targeting business candidates with a net worth of $600,000 or more. The April 4 draw saw 27 invitations issued with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 112 points. Candidates are required to invest $150,000 in establishing a business in Nova Scotia.
April 11, 2019 – Ontario has announced plans to create a dedicated provincial stream aimed at skilled technology workers through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The initiative was part of several developments included in the provincial government budget, announced on Thursday April 11, 2019. Others include a pilot to help bring skilled worker immigrants
April 10, 2019 – British Columbia immigration has continued its weekly BC PNP draws by issuing 142 invites across five provincial streams. The April 10 draw featured minimum scores ranging from 75 up to 105 points Entry level and semi-skilled workers required a minimum score of 75 points, compared to a 95-point minimum for direct