Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry Stream reopens briefly over weekend


Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream briefly reopened on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Government of Nova Scotia said it would accept between 175 and 225 applications during this latest opening of the the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry (NSDEE). As with previous openings, the NSDEE, which operates on a first-come, first-served basis, […]

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Alberta reaches nomination allocation for 2017


The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, has reached its maximum allotment of 5,500 nomination certificates for 2017. All applications that have already been submitted will be processed, the AINP said, but no further certificates will be issued until 2018. As of Dec. 4, the AINP reported that more than 3,050 […]

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Canada invites 2,750 candidates to apply in new Express Entry draw


The Government of Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place Dec. 6. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 452. The draw once again made use of the tie-break procedure that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada […]

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November kicks off promising start towards 2018 Express Entry targets


November has been a busy month for Canada’s Express Entry system, with four draws over its first three weeks. The weekly draws followed the Nov. 1 announcement by the Government of Canada of new multi-year immigration targets for 2018-2020. These targets could see a nearly 20 per cent increase in the number of candidates granted […]

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Nearly 25% of Canadian workers are immigrants, new data shows


Immigrants have made important gains in Canada’s workforce over the last 10 years and more than 50 per cent have a bachelor’s degree or higher, new statistics from Canada’s 2016 census show. Released Nov. 29, the figures show that immigrants accounted for 23.8 per cent of Canadian workers in 2016, up from 21.2 per cent […]

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Canada, Ontario announce new immigration agreement


The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced a new agreement designed to enhance their efforts to recruit skilled immigrants and get them the training they need to meet the province’s occupational requirements in their professions. The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) includes up to $91 million in funding for bridge training programs over the next […]

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Manitoba restructures its Provincial Nominee Program


Manitoba has announced a number of changes to its Provincial Nominee Program, including the creation of an in-demand occupations list and a new pathway aligned with Canada’s Express Entry system. The measures are part of a broad restructuring and renewal of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Progam (MPNP) to provide newcomers with new pathways to permanent […]

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Express Entry tie-break procedure explained


The two most recent draw from the Express Entry pool saw Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) make use of the tie-break procedure that it introduced in June. The new procedure ranks candidates with the same Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score by the date and time their profiles were first submitted to the Express Entry […]

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IRCC invites 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply in November 15 draw


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place on Nov. 15. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the lowest-ranked candidate issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 439. All candidates with a score above 439 were […]

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Express Entry Candidates Benefit from Ontario Immigration Stream


The reopening last week of the Canadian province of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities immigration stream allowed certain candidates in the Express Entry pool to benefit from one of Canada’s most popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams. Even though Ontario stopped receiving applications through this stream just a few days later, the good news is that the […]

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