April 23, 2019 – A recent recruitment drive in the Moroccan city of Casablanca saw Quebec employers fill 300 vacancies with temporary foreign workers. Positions in welding, health, hospitality, information technology and catering were all filled on the provincial government-organized recruitment mission. It was the first Quebec recruitment drive to be held outside Europe. The
April 22, 2019 – Prince Edward Island immigration crossed 500 invitations to apply for 2019 in its latest Expression of Interest draw. The April 18 draw was the fourth of the year and saw 130 invites issued through three streams of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. The province’s Labour Impact and Express Entry
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 – 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 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
April 9, 2019 – Quebec’s immigration system continues to be mired in controversy after a Superior Court ruling forcing the government to process pending applications. In the latest immigration.ca livestream, immigration lawyer Colin Singer sums up the current position from a legal standpoint. He discusses likely outcomes for applicants who are part of the backlog,