Which cities in Canada attract the most immigrants?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:56:00 +0000

Cities across Canada are engaged in a heated competition to attract more immigrants. Due to their aging populations and low birth rates, cities need more immigrants to keep their economies strong. At the national level, Canada welcomed more than 341,000 immigrants in 2019 or about 0.9 per cent of its population. Canada is welcoming more […]

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Saskatchewan issues 646 invitations to Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:48:38 +0000

Saskatchewan invited immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on February 13. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sent out a total of 646 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories. In order to be selected, candidates needed to have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile […]

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Manitoba invites 242 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:19:39 +0000

Manitoba has sent out another round of invitations to immigration candidates who submitted Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles to their provincial nominee program. On February 13, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 242 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. This is Manitoba’s second draw in two weeks. The invitations, or […]

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Ontario invites Express Entry candidates from 10 skilled occupations

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:02:05 +0000

The most populated province in Canada, Ontario, invited 486 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on February 13. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations, also known as Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to eligible immigration candidates. Those who qualified for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream […]

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Canada welcomed more than 400,000 new international students in 2019

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:53:48 +0000

Canada had yet another major year in international student recruitment as it approved 404,000 new study permits in 2019. A study permit is a document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allows foreign nationals to study at a designated learning institution in Canada. The number of study permits issued is a different […]

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Claresholm, Alberta, accepting immigration applications through Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:36:43 +0000

Claresholm, Alberta, opened applications for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) on February 11. Located an hour and a half drive south of Calgary, the town of Claresholm will recommend up to 20 immigrants and their families for permanent residence in 2020. The western-Canadian town is the latest community to open its doors to […]

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Atlantic Canada’s immigration revolution continues

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:12:35 +0000

Atlantic Canada’s incredible immigration run continued in 2019 as the region welcomed nearly 18,000 newcomers. The Atlantic region, which includes Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, has been making significant efforts in recent years to welcome more immigrants. Atlantic Canada has a rapidly aging population, low birth rate, higher rates […]

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Winning advice for 2020

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:47:55 +0000

We asked a few of our RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants from 2019 to share their words of wisdom and inspirational tips as we take on 2020! Here is their winning advice.  Rola Dagher, President and CEO, Cisco Canada “Thirty years ago, I arrived from war-torn Lebanon with few possessions and no expectations; survival has […]

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While the U.S. blocks immigration visas, Canada building strong Nigerian community

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:34:04 +0000

U.S. President Donald Trump has expanded a controversial travel ban to include immigration visa restrictions on Nigeria and five other nations. In Canada, however, Nigerians belong to one of the fastest-growing diasporas in the country. Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, and Tanzania will be barred from obtaining certain types of U.S. immigration visas beginning February […]

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A quarter of Canada’s immigrants arrived from India in 2019

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:00:35 +0000

India was by far the main source country of new immigrants to Canada in 2019. China was the second leading source country, followed by the Philippines, Nigeria, the United States, Pakistan, Syria, Eritrea, South Korea, and Iran. Total New Immigrants in 2019 341,180 1. India 85,585 2. China 30,260 3. Philippines 27,815 4. Nigeria 12,595 […]

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