Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba hold draws through Provincial Nominee Programs.

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2023 13:00:20 +0000

Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba have issued invitations to apply to candidates through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) this week. Most Canadian provinces and territories (except for Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination can […]

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What are biometrics and why do I need to submit them?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2023 12:00:04 +0000

Biometrics are the unique physical characteristics of a person that can be used to identify them. In the context of Canadian immigration, biometrics refers to fingerprints and a photograph, which may be a required submission as part of some immigration pathways to Canada (but more on that later). Typically, biometrics will be required by Immigration, […]

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Heightened proficiency in English and French among recent immigrants indicates greater potential for success in Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2023 14:00:49 +0000

According to the 2021 Canadian census, which was released in Q4 2022, more than 9 in 10 people who immigrated to Canada between 2016 and 2021 reported being able to conduct a conversation in English or French. Although most recent immigrants (69.4%) reported non-official languages as their mother tongue, 92.7% of people in this group […]

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The most in-demand occupations in Canada currently

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2023 13:00:39 +0000

LinkedIn’s recent report on the “20 Canadian roles that are growing in demand” reveals some key insights into professions that are seeing increased hiring in Canada. Learn more about Canadian immigration and discover your options The study analyzed the titles of millions of jobs started by LinkedIn members between January 1st 2018, and July 31st […]

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Canada holds first Federal Skilled Workers-only draw in Express Entry history

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 20:22:38 +0000

IRCC held the fourth Express Entry draw of 2023 today. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 3,300 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 489. The draw was only applicable to candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program for the first time since Express Entry began in 2015. This […]

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How Quebec employers can hire foreign workers more quickly

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 14:00:09 +0000

If a Canadian employer wants to hire a foreign national, they must usually receive approval from the Canadian government through a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The purpose of the LMIA is to ensure that the hiring of a foreign national will not negatively affect workers in Canada. The government must conclude that hiring the […]

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The Bank of Canada just raised interest rates again. What does this mean for newcomers?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 13:00:02 +0000

The Bank of Canada (BoC) recently announced another rise in interest rates, up to 4.5%, or up 25 basis points from 4.25% on December 7, 2022. While this is the smallest rise in interest over the past year, interest rates will stay high for the foreseeable future making larger spending more difficult than previous years. […]

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IRCC approves Pearson Test of English for Canadian immigration applications

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 22:21:05 +0000

IRCC has just announced it has approved the Pearson Test of English for Canadian immigration applications. Beginning in “late 2023”, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) will join CELPIP and IELTS General Training as one of three designated language tests that skilled workers will be able to complete to demonstrate their English language proficiency to […]

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IRCC invites 893 PNP candidates in new Express Entry draw

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 17:44:30 +0000

IRCC has held its third Express Entry draw of 2023. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued permanent resident invitations to 893 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 733. This was the first program-specific Express Entry draw since July 2022. Between July until today, IRCC was holding […]

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Enhanced vs. Base Provincial Nominations—What is the difference?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 13:00:56 +0000

Since its implementation in 1998, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has helped a plethora of people immigrate to Canada. Candidates looking to apply through the PNP will potentially have two streams of nomination available to them: the regular (base) PNP (separate from Express Entry) or the Express Entry-aligned (enhanced) PNP. Get a Free Canadian Immigration […]

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