Jun 17, 2019 – Quebec’s National Assembly sat into the early hours of Sunday morning to eventually pass Bill 9, controversial immigration legislation that means 16,000 skilled worker applications will be scrapped. It took a 19-hour session enforced by the ruling Coalition Avenir Quebec for the bill to become law at 4am on Sunday, June
June 15, 2019 – Canada’s federal government has selected 11 communities to be part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. Six from Ontario, two from British Columbia, and one each from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta have signed up to take part in the immigration stream. 11 Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Communities Thunder
June 15, 2019 – Quebec’s provincial government is to use its majority to force a vote on its controversial immigration reform legislation. The Coalition Avenir Quebec’s Bill 9 will be voted on by the National Assembly on Sunday morning, Radio Canada is reporting. The vote will come despite the committee debate on Bill 9 –
June 12, 2019 – British Columbia immigration officials have conducted a new draw targeting IT occupations through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The June 11 draw saw invitations issued to 57 candidates across four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. The minimum score was 90 across all four streams: EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC –
June 10, 2019 – Saskatchewan immigration issued the largest number of Occupations In-Demand stream invitations of 2019 in a new Expression of Interest draw. The June 6 draw saw a total of 426 invites issued through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. Occupations In-Demand stream candidates received 342 invitations, with a minimum score of 75 points.
June 10, 2019 – Manitoba immigration issued Letters of Advice to Apply to 209 candidates across three streams in a new provincial draw. The June 7 draw focused on the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, with 121 LAAs issued and a lowest score of 542 points. A further 60 LAAs went
June 10, 2019 – British Columbia immigration has added 12 new communities to the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot. The additions mean a total of 44 communities are now signed up to take part in the pilot British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stream. BC Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot: New Communities 100 Mile House Clinton Columbia-Shuswap Regional
June 7, 2019 – Quebec’s provincial government has announced plans for immigration levels to increase every year for the next three years. By 2022, the Coalition Avenir Quebec plans to increase annual Quebec immigration to above 50,000. The proposal was announced by the Department of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) on Friday June 7, 2019.
June 6, 2019 – Nova Scotia immigration issued Letters of Interest to 312 candidates in the province’s latest Labour Market Priorities Stream draw. The draw was targeted specifically at NOC 4214: Early childhood educators and assistants. A Nova Scotia Nominee Program spokesperson said: “We issued letters of interest under the Labour Market Priorities Stream to
June 5, 2019 – British Columbia immigration issued invitations to apply to 274 skilled workers and international graduates in the latest BC PNP draw. The June 4 draw saw minimum scores edge down in certain categories for skilled workers and international graduates. The direct provincial skilled worker stream saw a minimum score of 95 points,