Ontario and Saskatchewan add 400,000 new jobs, as vacancies remain high

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 14:00:52 +0000

Across all sectors, job vacancies were up by 3.8% in September, to 994,800 vacant positions within Canada. The majority of these new job additions were in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The job vacancy rate (total number of vacant positions as a proportion of labour demand) increased to 5.7%., […]

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Truck drivers are now eligible for Express Entry

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 18:00:14 +0000

This week Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released the NOC 2021 and added 16 new occupations to the list of professions eligible for Express Entry. Truck driving is among them due to significant labour shortages within the sector. NOC 2021 is a revision of Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) system. A shortage of truck […]

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Canada invites 4,750 candidates in the most recent Express Entry draw

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:22:18 +0000

On November 23, Canada held its most recent all-program Express Entry draw. This is the eleventh draw since all-program draws resumed on July 6. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 4,750 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 491. Eligible candidates were invited from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), […]

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Manitoba and Prince Edward Island hold draws for Provincial Nomination

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 13:00:08 +0000

Manitoba and Prince Edward Island have issued invitations to apply to candidates through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) this week. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination can be advantageous […]

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Nova Scotia releases new francophone immigration action plan

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 13:00:21 +0000

Last week Nova Scotia launched its new francophone immigration action plan. The report, Growing Nova Scotia’s Francophone Population – An Action Plan for Success (2022-25), outlines the province’s strategy for growing the population of French speakers. It was created by the Nova Scotia ministries of Labour, Skills, and Immigration (LSI) and Acadian Affairs and Francophonie […]

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Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:00:17 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be transitioning to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system today, a change that has been in the works since the announcement on July 27. This move will cause shifts in eligibility for some of Canada’s 100+ immigration programs, including Express Entry. Discover if You […]

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Canadian immigration options for U.S. visa holders

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:15:00 +0000

An H-1B visa is a United States work permit that allows foreign born nationals who have specialized knowledge, or fashion models ‘of merit”, to work in the United States. There are aspects of the H-1B visa program that can cause complications for workers, such as the time limit. Some H-1B visas are valid for up […]

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Starting today, international students can temporarily work more than 20 hours per week

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:00:03 +0000

As of today, international students in Canada are temporarily able to work more than 20 hours per week during the academic year. Last month, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that students would now be allowed to work more than 20 hours a week between November 15, 2022, and December 31,2023. This is a […]

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Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia issue invitations to apply for provincial nomination

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 12:00:21 +0000

This week, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan have issued invitations to apply to skilled worker candidates through their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Although provincial nomination is […]

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How you can expect Express Entry to change in 2023

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:00:23 +0000

Express Entry is simply the name of Canada’s online system used to cumulatively manage skilled worker applications from three different programs — the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Express Entry is also Canada’s main method for bringing international skilled workers to this country […]

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