Express Entry mid-year 2019 report: 41,800 candidates invited to apply for permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:23:52 +0000

The first half of 2019 was among the most active six-month stretches in the history of Canada’s Express Entry system, with a total of 41,800 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence issued.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held 13 draws over the first six months of 2019, issuing a total of 41,800 invitations […]

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Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 invited in latest Alberta draw

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:48:49 +0000

Alberta has released the details of the latest draw through its popular Express Entry-aligned provincial nomination stream. The June 21 draw issued 262 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 300. The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Government of Alberta to select eligible candidates with a profile in […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer alternative to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

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. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer antidote to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

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. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:44:53 +0000

The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.  The pilot is designed to help smaller rural and remote communities attract foreign workers of various skill levels and provide them with permanent residence. Canada’s rural communities employ over four million […]

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More than 1,400 PNP invitations issued to Express Entry candidates in less than a week

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:53:04 +0000

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.  These streams allow Canada’s provinces and territories to choose candidates in the federal Express Entry […]

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Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 301

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 16:51:48 +0000

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.  The draw, which took place through the Alberta Express Entry Stream, was held May 15 and the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) published details of the […]

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Alberta invites 3,357 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 to apply for provincial nomination

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 15:33:08 +0000

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.  Express Entry candidates nominated by the […]

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Alberta immigration proposal could bring 40,000 newcomers to rural communities by 2024

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:42:20 +0000

Rural communities around Alberta could get a boost of around 40,000 newcomers over the next four years under policies being proposed by the province’s United Conservative Party.   Albertans will vote for a new provincial government this spring and a number of polls have shown the United Conservative Party (UCP) and its leader, Jason Kenney, leading […]

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If you’re in the Express Entry pool, these provincial immigration streams may be looking for you

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:20:30 +0000

Candidates who enter the Express Entry pool may find themselves on the receiving end of an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination without even trying thanks to specialized immigration streams in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia.  These streams have recently been used to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet specified criteria […]

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