New Saskatchewan draws invite Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 20:29:45 +0000

Saskatchewan held new draws through its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories May 22, producing a total of 325 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  Of that total, 221 invitations went to Occupation In-Demand candidates and 104 went to candidates in Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category. Both sub-categories are key […]

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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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Canada’s 2019 federal election: How could it affect immigration and Express Entry?

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 18:08:14 +0000

Canadians will head to the polls in October to elect a new federal government, which could spell changes to Canada’s current immigration policies.  Canada’s three major political parties — the governing Liberals, the Conservative Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party (NDP) — are all on the record as being in favour of economic […]

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Canada’s immigration policies providing tech sector advantage, Trudeau says

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 20:07:03 +0000

Government efforts to ensure Canada’s tech sector has access to the best international and domestic talent are providing a unique advantage in the global economy, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. An interview with Trudeau kicked off the 2019 Collision Conference in Toronto on May 20, marking the first time the five-year-old gathering of global tech […]

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Canada’s Maritime Provinces experiencing “fastest” population growth in decades

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 20:04:02 +0000

Immigration is helping drive the fastest population growth in decades in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, says a new report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.   The three provinces, collectively known as Canada’s Maritime provinces, have been the focus of intensive efforts to attract and retain skilled foreign workers and their families […]

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Prince Edward Island issues new invitations to immigration candidates in May 16 draw

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 19:33:00 +0000

Prince Edward Island invited 104 immigration candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories to apply to the province’s nominee program in a draw held May 16.  The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) allows the province to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates who match local labour […]

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Canada invites Express Entry trades candidates with scores as low as 332

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 15:52:21 +0000

The Government of Canada invited 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores as low as 332 to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held May 15.  The program-specific draw was the first since May 30, 2018, to target candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class, which is […]

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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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Canada saw largest employment gain on record in April

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 15:00:45 +0000

Canada had a banner April when it comes to employment, posting the largest one month gain in net jobs on record. Employment rose by 107,000 in April, with notable gains in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Prince Edward Island. The unexpected jump in employment far surpassed a widely forecasted increase of 10,000 net jobs and helped […]

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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program giving rural communities a new lease on life

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 13:47:30 +0000

In 1996, the Manitoba community of Steinbach had a population of 8,478 people, a number that has now almost doubled thanks in large part to the province’s immigrant nominee program.   This and other successes of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) were touted recently in an article by the province’s Minister of Education and Training, […]

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