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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Bank of Canada Governor talks about using immigration to balance the national labour market

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:00:14 +0000

In two recent speeches on November 10th and 14th, Bank of Canada (BoC) Governor Tiff Macklem spoke to attendees and the media about how immigration may be the key to achieving labour market stability and correcting the course of inflation. His speeches addressed “the future of workers and jobs” by tackling questions that included: Why […]

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How immigration shaped Canada’s 2022 FIFA World Cup team headed to Qatar

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:00:27 +0000

Tomorrow, Canada will be making its second-ever FIFA World Cup appearance, the country’s first in 36 years. After flaming out of the tournament in the group stage of the 1986 World Cup, losing all three matches and scoring a grand total of 0 goals, Canada looks to have a much better showing in Qatar this […]

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Quebec ideating new immigration program to accelerate francophone PR

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:00:06 +0000

Ahead of the release of its next immigration plan, the province of Quebec is considering a new immigration program that would accelerate the path to permanent residence (PR) for francophone immigrants already living in Quebec. As part of this new immigration program, Quebec would target “graduates from francophone CEGEP colleges and universities as well as […]

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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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British Columbia PNP changes points allocations for applicants

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:00:45 +0000

On November 16th 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) changed its points system to modify point allocations for applicants. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration To summarize, the points system (which, like in Express Entry-managed programs is used to assess applicants’ eligibility for immigration under permanent residence) has changed in the […]

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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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Summarizing IRCC’s efforts to modernize immigration to Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 13:00:10 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) presented these IRCC Digital Modernization slides to immigration representatives including the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section in a meeting on October 12, 2022. What follows is an overview designed to provide a look into the steps IRCC is taking to modernize application management systems. Why Canada has prioritized […]

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SAIT holds Canada’s first permanent residence ceremony for alumni

Credit to Author: SAIT| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:01:08 +0000

In a ceremony that is said to be the first of its kind in Canada, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) organized and hosted a permanent residency celebration for over 35 international student alumni on October 26, 2022.   An occasion to honour and acknowledge the achievements and resilience of their former international students, the […]

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