Prince Edward Island has conducted a first mass immigration draw since the start of the coronavirus crisis open to candidates from overseas. The September 17 draw was also the largest of 2020, with invitations issued to 345 candidates through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams.
Saskatchewan immigration has issued invitations to 621 candidates targeting three technology occupations in its latest Expression of Interest draw. The September 15 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw targeted the following occupations: NOC 2173: Software engineers and designers NOC 2174: Computer programmers and interactive media developers NOC 2175: Web designers and developers The draw featured invites
Canada’s Start-Up Visa represents an important option for international students who do not qualify for permanent residence through skilled worker immigration streams. While Ottawa has taken steps to gear up the Express Entry system to favour international students, they are by no means guaranteed to qualify for a coveted Invitation to Apply (ITA). Despite specific
Ontario immigration has published detailed advice for employers and candidates in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic state of emergency. Canada’s most populous province is still answering inquiries, processing applications and issuing nominations through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), including the Express Entry-linked and Entrepreneur streams. Candidates having difficulty obtaining information and documents are
Prince Edward Island has announced the results of two PEI PNP draws conducted during August. The draws saw 313 invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact streams. On August 20, 305 invites were issued to candidates who submitted profiles up to June 2020 who were already living and working in PEI.
Ontario immigration has conducted its second draw of 2020 through the Express Entry-linked French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. The April 30 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw, saw 307 Notifications of Interest issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 432 and 454. To qualify for the draw, candidates had to submit Express Entry profiles
Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new draw aimed at French-speaking candidates through the province’s Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream. The April 27 draw saw Letters of Interest sent to candidates scoring Canadian Language Benchmark level 8 or higher for French in all language abilities. Candidates were also required to have CLB 6 or
Saskatchewan immigration issued invitations to 533 candidates in 46 occupations in its latest Expression of Interest draw. The August 14 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw featured invites through the Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry streams. Occupations In-Demand candidates received 247 invitations, while Express Entry candidates received 286. Both streams required a minimum score of 69
Prince Edward Island immigration has encouraged candidates to continue to submit Expressions of Interest despite the coronavirus crisis. In an email, the PEI Office of Immigration said: “We encourage all potential applicants to create an expression of interest when they meet program criteria as we may perform unscheduled draws in this period of uncertainty.” The
Ontario immigration is issuing Notifications of Interest to candidates with skills and experience in six specific occupations in a Tech Draw through its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The Tech Draw, taking place on July 29, is targeting the following occupations: 0213 Computer and information systems managers 2147 Computer engineers 2172 Database analysts and