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 19, 2019 – A quality Financial Manager can make the difference between success and failure, particularly for start-up companies, making the position acutely in demand for Canada immigration. Financial Managers are targeted through the Canada Express Entrysystem, offering a high chance of success for potential immigration candidates. The position also features on in-demand occupation
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 17, 2019 – Canada immigration authorities have conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing 3,350 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence. The April 17, 2019 draw saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 451, exactly the same as the previous round of invitations. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has now issued ITAs to
April 17, 2019 – Canada’s federal government has issued a further notice warning of growing processing delays for Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs). Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), which handles Canada work permit and LMIA requests, has published average processing times by each Temporary Foreign Worker Program category. The times range from 10 business
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 13, 2019 – Electrical Engineers continue to be in-demand in Canada, making the pathway to permanent residence open for those with skills and experience in the position. Electrical and electronics engineers (NOC 2133) feature among the top 10 Express Entry admissions by intended occupation. The position is also one of the 29 target occupations
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.