British Columbia’s PNP: Immigration pathways to Canada’s Pacific Coast

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:56:17 +0000

Canada’s gateway to the Pacific, British Columbia, is the country’s third largest province by size and population. It plays host to the vibrant city of Vancouver, as well as a lush, rugged interior dotted by charming small and medium-sized towns.  Recognizing the importance of immigration to its population growth and economic development, British Columbia has […]

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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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Canadian job vacancies reached 435,000 in first three months of 2019

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:47:41 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate reached another record in the first three months of 2019 with the highest number of unfilled jobs reported in Quebec, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says in a new update.  The federation reports a total of 435,000 jobs sat vacant for at least four months across Canada during […]

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British Columbia extends Tech Pilot to June 2020

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 22:39:31 +0000

British Columbia Tech Pilot will continue until June 2020, the province’s immigrant nominee program announced June 3.  Introduced in 2017, the Tech Pilot provides a fast-tracked pathway to Canadian permanent residence for international talent. Weekly draws issue invitations to candidates in the Skilled Workers and International Graduates categories of both the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration […]

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British Columbia’s regional pilot for immigrant entrepreneurs opens for business

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:38:08 +0000

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.  The pilot, which opened March 14, is designed to help smaller, more remote communities in the province attract new businesses and create jobs. Experienced entrepreneurs approved through the Entrepreneur Immigration – […]

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Express Entry-aligned provincial nominee streams having a busy February

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:25:43 +0000

Canada’s provincial nominee programs have been active over the past few weeks, with invitation rounds taking place in Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario.   Combined, the three provinces have issued more than 900 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence since the start of February. Many of these invitations were issued through so-called “enhanced” […]

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‘Jobs, jobs, jobs we can’t fill’: Communities in Northern B.C. see hope in new federal immigration pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:35:00 +0000

Communities in Northern British Columbia are hoping a new federal immigration pilot will help them grow their populations and fill job vacancies.  Unveiled by the Government of Canada last month, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot will facilitate permanent residence for foreign workers of various skill levels in selected communities in Canada’s three northern territories […]

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A look at British Columbia Express Entry nominations in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:50:09 +0000

British Columbia nominated 3,100 candidates in the federal Express Entry system for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 through its provincial nominee program, the BC PNP.  Figures provided to CIC News by the BC PNP show the majority of these nominations  — 1,999 — were issued through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) Skilled Worker category, which […]

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