Immigration policies, diversity helping Canada’s reputation as artificial intelligence leader

Canada’s diversity and immigration policies are playing key roles in the country’s growing reputation as a global leader in artificial intelligence, say two of the country’s top minds in the field.  Steve Irvine, a veteran of Facebook and Instagram and the founder and CEO of integrate.ai, returned to Canada two years ago to build his […]

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PEI sets new high for 2018 in latest invitation round


Prince Edward Island has issued 270 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to immigration candidates in its Express Entry and Labour Impact Expression of Interest pools.  The October 18 Expression of Interest draw was by far the largest of 2018, eclipsing the previous 2018 high of 152 invitations issued through these two immigration categories […]

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Minimum score decreases by five points in latest Express Entry draw


The Government of Canada has invited 3,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held Monday, October 15. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this invitation round returned to 440, which is the lowest score drawn this year. Today’s minimum score is five points less than the minimum Comprehensive […]

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U.S. now says employees of Canada’s marijuana industry will be ‘generally admissible’ for personal travel


U.S. Customs and Border Protection has updated its rules concerning employees of Canada’s legal marijuana industry, saying they will “generally be admissible” to the United States if the purpose of their travel is unrelated to the industry. The update, published October 9, brings some clarity to the agency’s earlier statement on the issue from September […]

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U.S. now says employees of Canada’s marijuana industry will be ‘generally admissible’ for personal travel


U.S. Customs and Border Protection has updated its rules concerning employees of Canada’s legal marijuana industry, saying they will “generally be admissible” to the United States if the purpose of their travel is unrelated to the industry. The update, published October 9, brings some clarity to the agency’s earlier statement on the issue from September […]

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Saskatchewan holds largest EOI draw at lowest scores to date for Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates


The Province of Saskatchewan has invited 853 candidates in its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand immigration sub-categories to apply for a provincial nomination in the largest draw yet from its new International Skilled Worker Expression of Interest pool. A total of 359 Express Entry sub-category candidates were issued invitations to apply in the October 10 […]

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Canada’s new, improved provincial pathways to immigration


Far from taking the summer off, Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs spent the months of July, August and September innovating and issuing more than 3,000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  The big news in the third quarter of 2018 included the largest invitation round so far this year […]

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Express Entry set multiple records in the 3rd quarter of 2018


The Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration system had a banner third quarter of 2018, issuing a record high number of invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence over the months of July, August and September.  Introduced in 2015, the  Express Entry system manages the pool of eligible candidates in Canada’s three main economic immigration […]

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IRCC says revised citizenship rules are resulting in more new Canadians


The number of people receiving Canadian citizenship is on the rise thanks to revised rules that have made it easier to obtain, the Government of Canada says.  By the end of this month, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says an estimated 152,000 people will have received Canadian citizenship since changes were introduced that reduced […]

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Manitoba has welcomed 130,000 immigrants over MPNP’s 20-year history


Manitoba is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its pioneering Provincial Nominee Program, which has welcomed more than 130,000 immigrants since its inception in 1998.  The creation of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, or MPNP, made the province the first in Canada to nominate newcomers for permanent residence through streams tailored to its economic needs and […]

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