New Ontario draws will target Express Entry candidates with tech experience

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:06:07 +0000

The Government of Ontario has revealed its plans for nominating Express Entry candidates with work experience in the technology sector for Canadian permanent residence.  Ontario had previously announced that it would create a dedicated stream for tech workers. Instead, it will hold targeted draws for Express Entry candidates with work experience in six tech-related occupations […]

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3,600 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for permanent residence in largest draw since January

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:30:05 +0000

A new Express Entry draw has issued 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence — the most invitations issued in a single draw since January 23.  The cut-off score in the July 10 draw was 460, a decrease of two points over the minimum score of 462 in the previous Express Entry draw held […]

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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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Cut-off score decreases by three points in new Express Entry draw

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:48:18 +0000

The Government of Canada invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held June 26.  The cut-off score in today’s draw was 462, which is three points lower than the previous draw held June 12. This was the second consecutive draw to see the cut-off score decrease since […]

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Prince Edward Island invites Express Entry candidates in new draw

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:50:28 +0000

The province of Prince Edward Island invited 113 candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in a new draw held June 20.  Prince Edward Island, or PEI, holds monthly invitation rounds for immigration candidates who meet labour market needs in the province. Candidates who receive an invitation through PEI’s Express […]

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Saskatchewan targets Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates with specific work experience in new draw

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:29:31 +0000

A new draw from Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker pool held June 20 resulted in 479 invitations to immigration candidates with work experience in one of five targeted occupations.  The International Skilled Worker category is part of the  Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), which allows the province to nominate foreign workers for Canadian permanent residence. The […]

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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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Canada’s Global Talent Stream: Nearly 24,000 visas granted in 2 years

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:12:45 +0000

The Government of Canada this week marked the two-year anniversary of its Global Skills Strategy, which has welcomed nearly 24,000 highly skilled foreign workers through its flagship Global Talent Stream.  The Global Talent Stream provides Canadian employers with easier access to temporary foreign workers with experience in 13 occupational categories in fields such as Information […]

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New Express Entry draw sees cut-off score decrease by 5 points

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:51:15 +0000

A new Express Entry draw held June 12 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The cut-off score in today’s draw was 465, a five-point decrease from the previous draw’s minimum score of 470. Canada’s Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience […]

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