Municipal Nominee Program: IRCC memo reveals stakeholder consultation findings

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 13:00:17 +0000

A recent internal memo by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reveals highlights from its 2020 stakeholder consultations on the Municipal Nominee Program (MNP). The Liberal Party of Canada initially promised to introduce the MNP during Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign. The MNP was outlined as a key priority in the two mandate letters provided […]

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Canadian Immigration Options for Lebanese Skilled Workers

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2021 12:00:05 +0000

Canada has a proud and rich tradition of welcoming immigrants from Lebanon. Lebanese immigration to Canada began in 1882 and today there are up to 400,000 people of Lebanese origin estimated to live in Canada. Lebanese-Canadians have gone on to hold prominent roles in many jobs, such as politicians, business people, athletes, academics, and actors. […]

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Immigrate to Canada without a job offer: Saskatchewan PNP

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:00:54 +0000

Even without a job offer, you may be eligible for two immigration pathways if you wish to live and work in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is among a number of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) that offer immigration options for international applicants without a job offer. While the most […]

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Ontario invites workers, Masters and PhD grads in PNP draws

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:21:45 +0000

Ontario held new rounds of invitations on October 20, inviting 546 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited candidates who had profiles in the Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. Candidates may have qualified for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, for the Masters Graduate stream, and for […]

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Douglas Todd: What do Indigenous voices say about immigration?

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2021 17:00:19 +0000

As a First Nations leader, what would you think of Canada’s immigration policy? “It’s a bit late to ask that question,” answers Tsawwassen First Nations Chief Ken Baird, with a wry smile. Indeed, Canada’s Indigenous people have never really been asked how they feel about immigration policy, despite experiencing wave after wave of newcomers. A […]

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New BC PNP Tech draw: 85 immigration invitations issued

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 14:00:23 +0000

B.C. invited 85 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination on October 19. The invitations were issued through the BC PNP Tech, which is a stream under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The BC PNP is an economic immigration route used by the province of British Columbia to attract experienced, high-demand foreign […]

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Canada has introduced NOC 2021. What will it mean for immigrants in 2022?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 13:00:40 +0000

Canada’s immigration system will overhaul the way it classifies occupations in fall 2022. The changes will affect some economic class and foreign worker applicants, although the federal government has yet to communicate which sorts of applicants will be affected. Canada’s system for categorizing occupations is called the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The NOC is reviewed […]

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B.C. invites 108 tech workers in new PNP draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:02:07 +0000

B.C. invited 108 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination on October 5. The invitations were issued through the BC PNP Tech, which is a stream under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Candidates invited through B.C’s Tech draws must meet the requirements of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories, which […]

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Canada landed almost 38,000 new immigrants in August 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:55:30 +0000

Canada’s new immigrant landings remain high. CIC News has obtained new data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that shows Canada landed some 37,780 new permanent residents in August. This marks the third month in a row that Canada’s immigration levels were higher than usual. Canada landed nearly 40,000 new permanent residents in July, and […]

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