Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 302 selected by Alberta this month
Alberta invited Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 302 in one of two draws held so far this month.
Saskatchewan invites 769 Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates in major draw
The province of Saskatchewan invited 769 Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in draws held September 25.
Quebec invites 444 foreign workers to apply for permanent selection certificate
Quebec has invited 444 foreign workers to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate in a draw held August 19.
New Manitoba invitations push 2019 total over 6,000
A new draw held September 12 by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program invited 347 skilled foreign workers and international graduates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Alberta invites 294 Express Entry candidates in latest selection round
Nearly 300 Express Entry system candidates wanting to settle in Alberta received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in the latest Alberta Express Entry selection draw.
Manitoba invites 360 skilled workers and international grads
Skilled foreign workers and international graduates were the focus of Manitoba’s most recent Expression of Interest draw.
New Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities draw invites 204 Express Entry candidates
Nova Scotia held its first Labour Market Priorities draw in three months on September 4, inviting 204 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Canada issues 3,600 invitations to apply for permanent residence in new Express Entry draw
Invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence have been issued to 3,600 Express Entry candidates in a new draw held by the Government of Canada on September 4.
Alberta issues 121 invitations to Express Entry candidates
Immigration candidates with a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system were the focus of new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from the province of Alberta.
Quebec government pledges new funding to help businesses recruit temporary foreign workers
The Government of Quebec has announced nearly $55 million in funding to help in the recruitment and integration of temporary foreign workers.
Quebec continues invitation rounds with second draw from Arrima
Since the launch of the Arrima system, Quebec has held two draws and invited 950 candidates to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ).
Ontario draw targets Express Entry candidates with management and financial work experience
Ontario, home to both Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and the country’s largest city, Toronto, issued 997 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates on August 15.
Second Express Entry draw in eight days sees 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence
An Express Entry draw took place on Tuesday, August 20, where a total of 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with ranking scores of 457 and above.
Ontario invites 1,773 Express Entry candidates with tech experience and CRS scores as low as 435
A new Ontario Tech Draw held Thursday, August 1, issued 1,773 invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations and Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 435.
Canada now issuing temporary resident permits to out-of-status victims of family violence
Newcomers to Canada experiencing family violence can now apply for a fee-exempt temporary resident permit that will give them legal immigration status in Canada.
Saskatchewan issues 381 invitations in latest Expression of Interest draws
Saskatchewan held draws for Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates on July 24, just over a month since the previous draw on June 20.
July 24 Express Entry draw sees another 3,600 candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence
A new invitation round through Canada’s Express Entry system issued 3,600 invitations to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores of 459 or higher.
Manitoba invites 173 skilled worker candidates in latest provincial nominee program draw
A new draw by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program held July 18 invited 173 skilled worker candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Prince Edward Island invites 135 immigration candidates in new Expression of Interest draw
Prince Edward Island issued 135 new invitations to immigration candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories in a new draw held July 18.
Alberta invites 180 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination in latest draw
Alberta has released the details of the latest draw through its Express Entry-linked provincial nomination stream, which took place July 5.
Ontario’s first Tech Draw invites more than 1,600 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 439
Ontario conducted its first Tech Draw on July 12, inviting 1,623 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Canada announces 3-year permanent residence pilot for eligible agri-food workers
Temporary foreign workers with experience in Canada’s agri-food sector will have a new pathway to Canadian permanent residence starting in early 2020.
New Ontario draws will target Express Entry candidates with tech experience
The Government of Ontario has revealed its plans for nominating Express Entry candidates with work experience in the technology sector for Canadian permanent residence.
Nova Scotia Nominee Program continues province’s long history of welcoming immigrants
Perhaps no province is as deeply associated with immigration in the Canadian memory as is Nova Scotia.
3,600 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for permanent residence in largest draw since January
A new Express Entry draw has issued 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence — the most invitations issued in a single draw since January 23.
Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 invited in latest Alberta draw
Alberta has released the details of the latest draw through its popular Express Entry-aligned provincial nomination stream.
Interim Pathway for Caregivers reopens to new applications
Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers is once again open to new applications.
Canada updates list of eligible Global Talent Stream occupations
The update saw two professions removed from the Global Talent Occupations List and the addition of computer network technicians (NOC 2281).
New Manitoba draw issues 354 invitations to immigration candidates
Manitoba issued 354 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held July 5.
Quebec issues first invitations to skilled worker candidates with an Arrima profile
Quebec has started issuing its first invitations to Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates with an Expression of Interest profile in the province’s Arrima system.
Prince Edward Island invites Express Entry candidates in new draw
The province of Prince Edward Island invited 113 candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in a new draw held June 20.
Saskatchewan targets Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates with specific work experience in new draw
A new draw from Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker pool held June 20 resulted in 479 invitations to immigration candidates with work experience in one of five targeted occupations.
Canada’s PNPs offer alternative to Quebec immigration reforms
The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program.
Canada’s new caregiver immigration pilots now open to applications
Canada is now accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots. The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work experience.
Quebec passes legislation cancelling thousands of pending skilled worker applications
The Government of Quebec’s controversial immigration reforms were passed by the province’s National Assembly over the weekend, officially cancelling around 16,000 unprocessed applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
Canada’s new caregiver immigration pilots set to launch this week
Canada will begin accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots on June 18. The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot will replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work experience.
New Express Entry draw sees cut-off score decrease by 5 points
A new Express Entry draw held June 12 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Manitoba invites skilled workers and international graduates in June 7 draw
Manitoba issued 209 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to immigration candidates in a draw held June 7.
Immigration to Quebec could reach 52,500 by 2022
Immigration levels to Quebec could reach 52,500 in 2022 under new proposals introduced by the province’s government on June 7.
Saskatchewan holds new draws for Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates
Saskatchewan issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to 426 candidates in its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories in a draw held June 6.
More than 1,400 PNP invitations issued to Express Entry candidates in less than a week
Recent weeks have seen an impressive amount of activity among Canada’s Express Entry-linked provincial nominee streams. In the past five days alone, more than 1,400 Express Entry candidates have been contacted by Canada’s provinces to apply for a provincial nomination.
Ontario invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in 10 occupations
More than 1,000 Express Entry candidates with work experience in 10 occupations were the focus of a targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream held May 31.
Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in early childhood education
Nova Scotia held a new draw for 312 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as early childhood educators and assistants on June 3. The invitations were issued through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, which allows Nova Scotia to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with eligible work experience in an occupation that is facing labour market shortages in the province.
New pilot for family members previously excluded from Canada will ‘right that wrong,’ immigration minister says
Sponsorship applications for some family members who were previously banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will be allowed under a new two-year pilot, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, has announced.
IRCC ‘quietly’ settled Parents and Grandparents Program lawsuits, CBC reports
The Government of Canada allowed at least 70 potential sponsors to apply to its Parents and Grandparents Program in exchange for dropping two lawsuits related to the program’s controversial expression of interest intake in January, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting.
Nova Scotia launches new immigration pilot for in-demand intermediate-skilled workers
Nova Scotia has unveiled a new three-year pilot stream for immigration candidates with an eligible job offer in one of its targeted intermediate-skilled occupations.
Canada invites 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence
A new Express Entry draw held May 29 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Manitoba issues new invitations to skilled workers and international graduates
Manitoba invited 196 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in an Expression of Interest draw held May 23.
Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 301
The province of Alberta has invited 197 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 301 to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
New Saskatchewan draws invite Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates
Saskatchewan held new draws through its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories May 22, producing a total of 325 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Ontario issues new invitations through Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
The 360 invitations were issued through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, which is one of three Ontario immigration pathways aligned with the federal Express Entry system.
Prince Edward Island issues new invitations to immigration candidates in May 16 draw
Prince Edward Island invited 104 immigration candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories to apply to the province’s nominee program in a draw held May 16.
Canada invites Express Entry trades candidates with scores as low as 332
The Government of Canada invited 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores as low as 332 to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held May 15.
Alberta invites 3,357 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 to apply for provincial nomination
Alberta has released new information showing it held 14 draws through its Express Entry-aligned immigration stream so far in 2019, issuing a total of 3,357 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300.
May 9 Manitoba EOI draw invites skilled workers and international students to apply for provincial nomination
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued 170 new invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in the latest Expression of Interest draw held May 9.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program giving rural communities a new lease on life
The MPNP became Canada’s first provincial nominee program when it was introduced in 1998 and has brought in more than 130,000 economic immigrants to Manitoba since then.
The race is now on to apply to Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program
The Government of Canada has finished issuing invitations to potential sponsors to its Parents and Grandparents Program — and those invited now have less than 60 days to submit a complete application.
Saskatchewan invites Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates with specific work experience
Saskatchewan invited 202 candidates with work experience in seven occupations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on May 1.
Minimum score drops again in latest draw from Canada’s Express Entry pool
The Government of Canada invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held May 1. The cut-off score in today’s draw was 450, which is one point lower than the minimum score in the previous draw on April 17, which was 451.
Manitoba issues new invitations to immigration candidates in three MPNP streams
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held April 25.
Prince Edward Island issues 130 invitations in April 18 draw
Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to Express Entry candidates and others in a draw held April 18. Prince Edward Island, or PEI, holds monthly draws for immigration candidates who have submitted an Expression of Interest to its immigrant nominee program, the PEI PNP.
Ontario provides new details of proposed nominee program changes
Ontario has released new details of proposed changes to a number of key Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program streams.
New Express Entry draw issues 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence
Canada has invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held April 17.
Saskatchewan draws candidates with specific work experience, revises In-Demand Occupations List
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program broke new ground April 17 with its first Expression of Interest draw for immigration candidates with work experience in specific in-demand occupations.
Express Entry candidates issued invitations in April 11 Manitoba draw
Manitoba issued 403 invitations to immigration candidates in a draw held April 11 through its Skilled Workers Overseas stream. The Skilled Workers Overseas stream is a key component of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which allows the province to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year.
Ontario announces new foreign tech worker stream and immigration pilot for smaller communities
Ontario will create a new immigration stream for tech workers and a new immigration pilot initiative with the goal of attracting highly skilled immigrants to smaller communities around the province, the province’s government announced April 11 in its 2019 budget.
Canada introduces act to create new regulatory body for immigration consultants
The Government of Canada is proposing the creation of a new body to govern and regulate immigration and citizenship consultants and ensure their professional conduct.
Saskatchewan updates In-Demand Occupations List with 13 new positions
Computer programmers and interactive media developers are among 13 professions that have been added to Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List.
3,350 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for permanent residence as cut-off score drops
Canada has issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 451 in a new draw held April 3.
Express Entry 2019 Quarterly Report: Over 20,000 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence
The first quarter of 2019 has officially surpassed the first quarter of 2018 with 21,200 invitations to apply for permanent residence issued to candidates in Canada’s Express Entry system.
Canada announces open work permits for approved Interim Pathway for Caregivers applicants
Applicants approved for permanent residence under Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers can also apply for a Canadian open work permit. Under an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) program delivery update issued March 21, Interim Pathway for Caregivers candidates can submit an open work permit application along with their application for permanent residence.
PEI invites 150 immigration candidates to apply in new draw
A total of 150 invitations were issued to candidates in PEI’s Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in the March 21 draw, raising the total number of invitations issued this year through the PEI PNP to 440.
Canada invites 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence
The Government of Canada issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held March 20.
Ontario can nominate more immigrants for permanent residence in 2019
Ontario will be able to nominate 6,900 immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence through its immigrant nominee program in 2019.
British Columbia’s regional pilot for immigrant entrepreneurs opens for business
Entrepreneurs interested in immigrating to British Columbia through the province’s new Regional Pilot can now take the first steps toward obtaining a community referral.
Express Entry candidates invited to apply for provincial nomination in latest Manitoba draw
A total of 337 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence from Manitoba were issued to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates, of which 274 went to a group that included candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.
Canada announces 2,000 additional spaces under Provincial Nominee Program for temporary workers
An additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, the Government of Canada has announced.
Saskatchewan invites Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates in new draw
Saskatchewan issued 138 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates in a selection round held March 6.
Canada opened its door to more than 40,000 immigration applicants in January
If the first month of 2019 was any indication, Canada should have no trouble achieving its goal of welcoming one million immigrants by the end of 2021. January saw the Government of Canada and provinces across the country open the door to more than 40,000 potential applicants through key economic immigration and family sponsorship programs.
Manitoba issues new invitations to immigration candidates, bringing January total to 1,082
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program held its second Expression of Interest draw of 2019 on January 31 for candidates in its Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education immigration streams.
Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners in Canada extended
Canada’s federal government is extending its Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners who are living in Canada and in the process of applying for permanent residence under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class.
Parents and Grandparents sponsorship: The Super Visa option
The latest expression of interest period of Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program on January 28 saw more than 100,000 individuals try to access the required form and only 27,000 get through.
IRCC stands by Parents and Grandparents expression of interest process
Canada’s Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program reopened to expressions of interest on January 28, sparking fierce competition among aspiring sponsors.
Nearly 1,000 Skilled Trades and French-Speaking candidates invited by Ontario this month
The province of Ontario has issued 988 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates through its Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams so far this month.
Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program opens briefly to expressions of interest
Canada’s Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program closed to expressions of interest from eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents after opening briefly on January 28.
Nova Scotia draws auditors and accountants from Express Entry pool
The Government of Nova Scotia has issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with work experience as financial auditors or accountants.
Canada unveils new immigration pilot for rural and northern communities
The Government of Canada has unveiled a new five-year economic immigration pilot that will help rural and northern communities in Ontario, Western Canada and Canada’s three territories attract and retain skilled foreign workers.
Express Entry draw continues record start to 2019, CRS score drops
Canada has now issued 7,800 invitations to candidates in the federal Express Entry system since the start of 2019. This is the most Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued as of January 23 since Express Entry was introduced in 2015 to manage the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Saskatchewan issues new invitations to Express Entry, In-Demand Occupation candidates
Saskatchewan has issued 596 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in its first Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand draws of 2019.
Ontario goes big in its first Human Capital Priorities draw of new year
Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream got the new year off to a big start this week, issuing 1,493 invitations to Express Entry candidates with ranking scores as low as 439.
Manitoba kicks off 2019 with new invitations to Express Entry candidates
Manitoba issued a total of 626 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 17 in its first draw of the new year.
Prince Edward Island holds first draw of 2019 for Express Entry, Labour and Business candidates
Prince Edward Island’s provincial nominee program held its first draw of 2019 on January 17, issuing 91 invitations to immigration candidates through its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories.
Proof of settlement funds requirement increases for Express Entry candidates
The Government of Canada has introduced a slight increase to its settlement funds requirement and is urging Express Entry candidates to ensure their profiles reflect the change. The increase raises the required minimum settlement funds by just over 1.5 per cent for each family level.
Canada hopes to welcome over 1M new immigrants over next three years
Canada is reportedly planning to welcome more than 1 million immigrants over the next three years.
Canada will reopen Parents and Grandparents Program January 28
Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program will reopen to interested sponsors beginning on January 28, the federal government announced today.
Canada conducts largest first draw of the year in Express Entry history
The Government of Canada kicked off the new Express Entry year in impressive style Thursday, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with scores as low as 449.
Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will felt this year
A portion of these nominations are considered ‘enhanced’ nominations and allow a province or territory to nominate candidates in the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s federal economic immigration programs.
Alberta releases details of first draws through new Express Entry-linked immigration stream
The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
Manitoba issues 492 invitations in second December draw
Manitoba held its second Expression of Interest draw of December on Thursday, issuing 492 invitations to immigration candidates in its Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.
Express Entry on the verge of breaking ITA record with latest draw
The Government of Canada moved another step closer to surpassing the record for invitations issued in a single year through the Express Entry economic immigration system with a new draw held Wednesday.
Invitations to Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination on the rise
Invitations issued to Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination for permanent residence are up this year, according to new data from the Government of Canada.
Nova Scotia Express Entry category reopens for new applications
Nova Scotia briefly reopened one of its most popular Express Entry-linked immigration categories for up to 225 new applicants on November 17.
Immigration a key element of Manitoba’s 2018-2024 labour market forecast
A total of 168,700 job openings are forecasted for the period spanning 2018 to 2024, which works out to 24,100 total job openings per year.
Express Entry PNPs use different approaches to selecting candidates — here are 3 from the past week
Canada’s provinces employ a variety of approaches to selecting the Express Entry candidates they invite to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence, and the past week saw examples of three of them in action in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.
B.C. announces new Regional Pilot program for immigrant entrepreneurs
British Columbia is opening a new immigration pilot program to attract foreign entrepreneurs to smaller communities around the province.
Saskatchewan issues 514 invitations in latest Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand draws
The province of Saskatchewan issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates in its International Skilled Worker immigration category on November 23, including 247 invitations to candidates in the federal Express Entry system.