110,000 immigrants got PR via Express Entry in 2019

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:53:10 +0000

Express Entry is becoming more popular each year. New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data shows that 332,331 Express Entry profiles were submitted to Canadian immigration authorities in 2019. The total number of profiles submitted represents an increase of more than 20 per cent over the year before and shows that potential newcomers are […]

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Where are Canada’s foreign workers coming from?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 00:00:37 +0000

New statistics provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provides fresh insights on where new temporary foreign workers (TFWs) have been arriving to Canada from since the start of 2020. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting Canada’s TFW levels but not to the same extent as permanent residents. The data captures new work permits issued to […]

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Express Entry 2019 Year-End Report: Over 110,000 immigration candidates received permanent residence

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:53:10 +0000

With nearly 332,331 Express Entry profiles submitted to Canadian immigration authorities in 2019, the skilled worker immigration system launched in 2015 is becoming increasingly popular each year. The total number of profiles received represents an increase of more than 20 per cent over 2018, as applicants made extensive use of the system to express their […]

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Ontario invites 24 immigrant entrepreneurs in new draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:14:35 +0000

Ontario has issued 24 invitations to apply under the Entrepreneur Stream. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held the draw on June 24. Candidates who received their Expressions of Interest (EOIs) scores between November 22, 2019 and June 19, 2020 were considered for this draw. Invitations were issued to candidates who had EOI scores between […]

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Immigration: Will America’s loss be Canada’s gain?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:13 +0000

The recent suspension of key employment-based visas for the rest of 2020 will likely hurt the U.S. for years to come. America’s latest Executive Order on immigration will reduce its supply of global talent for 2020 and beyond. Demand to move to the U.S. as a permanent resident or temporary foreign worker is always strong. […]

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Will America’s loss be Canada’s gain?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:13 +0000

The recent suspension of key employment-based visas for the rest of 2020 will likely hurt the U.S. for years to come. America’s latest Executive Order on immigration will reduce its supply of global talent for 2020 and beyond. Demand to move to the U.S. as a permanent resident or temporary foreign worker is always strong. […]

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PEI holds 3 PNP draws in June

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:39:23 +0000

Prince Edward Island invited 90 immigration candidates over three draws in June. The PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) normally releases draw dates for the year ahead of time, but this year draws had to be rescheduled due to coronavirus service disruptions. The first draw held on June 10 invited nine Express Entry and Labour […]

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Express Entry mid-year 2020 report: The Coronavirus Impact

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:27:13 +0000

The first half of 2020 has been unlike any other period in the history of Express Entry. Canada saw both the largest and smallest Express Entry draws ever as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the biggest Express Entry draw ever on February 19, inviting 4,900 candidates in […]

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Express Entry CEC draw invites candidates with scores as low as 431

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:25:25 +0000

Today’s Express Entry draw has resulted in invitations for 3,508 immigration candidates and their families to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 431. This was the lowest CRS for CEC […]

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Business leaders criticize Trump’s immigration order

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:41 +0000

Major U.S. companies are voicing their displeasure with President Donald Trump’s new Executive Order barring immigration for the rest of 2020. Trump signed the order based on the argument that restricting permanent and temporary visas will help U.S. workers during the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Among the critics are major technology companies that […]

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