Canada’s goal of 1 million new permanent residents turning heads worldwide

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:11:54 +0000

Canada’s goal of admitting more than a million new permanent residents by the end of 2021 is gaining new attention internationally.   Recent reports by the BBC, CNN and others have highlighted how the three-year target is setting Canada apart on the global stage. As CNN reported, “Canada’s friendly stance towards new residents comes as many other Western […]

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Canada conducts largest first draw of the year in Express Entry history

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:29:33 +0000

The Government of Canada kicked off the new Express Entry year in impressive style Thursday, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with scores as low as 449.   This was the highest number of invitations issued in a first draw of the year in Express Entry’s five-year history, marking the start […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will be felt this year

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:42:14 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.   The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residence […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will felt this year

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:42:14 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.   The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residence […]

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Nova Scotia approved record number of immigration applicants in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 16:26:23 +0000

Nova Scotia approved a record number of applications from immigration candidates in 2018 and is on track to welcome more new permanent residents this year than ever before, the provincial government says.    The Atlantic Canada province approved 2,272 applications through its immigration programs this year, compared to 1,651 in 2017. “More immigrants have been approved to […]

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Express Entry: 2018 was big, and 2019 could be bigger

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:53:00 +0000

Canada’s Express Entry system had a banner 2018, and the coming year could be even more exceptional.   Express Entry, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled immigration programs, issued a record 89,800 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 — the most issued in a single year since […]

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Manitoba issues 492 invitations in second December draw

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 21:32:40 +0000

Manitoba held its second Expression of Interest draw of December on Thursday, issuing 492 invitations to immigration candidates in its Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.   These streams are part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which allows Manitoba to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for permanent residence […]

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PEI issues new invitations to Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Work Permit candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:53:18 +0000

Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in a new draw held December 20.   A total of 65 invitations were issued to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates and another nine were issued to candidates in the Business Impact: Work […]

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Alberta releases details of first draws through new Express Entry-linked immigration stream

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:37:06 +0000

Alberta has released the first details of draws conducted through its Express Entry-linked stream since its introduction in June.   A total of seven draws have been held since then, with the first and largest issuing 155 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) on July 6 to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as […]

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Canada breaks Express Entry invitation record and drops minimum score to lowest of 2018

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:29:09 +0000

Canada set a new Express Entry invitation record Wednesday in a draw featuring the lowest minimum score of 2018.   The December 19 draw issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 439. Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled […]

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