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 – Quebec has the highest job vacancy rate of any Canadian province at 4.1 per cent, a new report reveals. The French-speaking province’s 120,800 vacancies at the end of the first quarter of 2019 contributed a total of 435,000 unfilled positions, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s latest Help
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 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 – Quebec politicians are locked in a battle over the slow progress of Bill 9 – the governing Coalition Avenir Quebec’s controversial immigration legislation. As of June 4, just eight out of 21 articles had been studied in the bill, which would see the cancellation of thousands of Quebec Skilled Worker immigration
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