B.C. holds largest PNP draw since start of coronavirus pandemic

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:17:49 +0000

British Columbia has invited 314 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a new invitation round held June 30. Today’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw was the largest held by BC since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the second largest overall of 2020. The largest draw took […]

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Canada facilitates settlement of immigrants in Yukon communities

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:00:59 +0000

The Government of Canada is helping Yukon communities to recruit and retain immigration candidates through open work permits. The Yukon Community Pilot (YCP), a stream under the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), was launched in January 2020 and is expected to run for three years. The pilot will help six targeted Yukon communities attract immigrants and […]

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Nadine Girault devient ministre de l’Immigration du Québec

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:17:50 +0000

Nadine Girault, élue députée sous les couleurs de la Coalition Avenir Québec, d’origine haïtienne et arrivée des États-Unis au Canada, a été nommée ministre de l’Immigration de la province. Elle est également ministre des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie. Elle remplace Simon Jolin-Barrette, qui occupe le poste de ministre de l’Immigration depuis l’arrivée au […]

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Nadine Girault appointed Quebec’s new immigration minister

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:20:19 +0000

Nadine Girault, a member of Quebec’s governing party, who is of Haitian origin and arrived in Canada from the United States, has been appointed the province’s new minister of immigration. Nadine Girault is also Quebec’s Minister of International Relations and the Francophonie. She replaces Simon Jolin-Barrette, who has held this position since the Coalition avenir […]

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British Columbia issues 276 invitations in new PNP draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 22:46:28 +0000

British Columbia invited 276 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in a draw held June 16. Invitations went to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates in both the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category is for candidates with a valid profile […]

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Permis de travail : Québec donne priorité à 24 professions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 02:40:32 +0000

Québec accorde la priorité aux demandes de permis de travail temporaire dans un certain nombre de professions particulièrement en demande pendant la pandémie de coronavirus. La province a également renoncé aux exigences minimales de recrutement pour 23 des 24 professions jugées prioritaires. Normalement, les employeurs du Québec doivent démontrer qu’ils ont tenté de pourvoir les […]

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Why Canada needs an Agri-Food Immigration Program

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:35:21 +0000

Canada’s recent launch of its Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is long overdue. For decades, the country has struggled to find enough workers to support one of its most important industries. The agri-food industry results in $110 billion in domestic sales each year, plus an additional $65 billion in export sales. The industry supports 1 in every […]

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Will Canada lift its travel restrictions on July 1?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:50:27 +0000

The question of whether Canada will lift its coronavirus travel restrictions on July 1, 2020 is on the minds of immigration professionals and prospective immigrants around the world. Whether you are an immigration professional, such as Canada’s immigration minister, or a prospective immigrant, the answer is simply “no one knows.” However, considering recent actions taken […]

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Quebec should reconsider immigration changes

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:00:54 +0000

Recently announced reforms to the Quebec Experience Program should be reconsidered. Since 2010, the Quebec Experience Program (or “PEQ” in French) has offered a fast-track to permanent residence for temporary foreign workers and international students that lived in Quebec. Such individuals could often get their Quebec Selection Certificate in around 20 business days, and then […]

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Trudeau: Canada looking to ease travel for families

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 07:00:34 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stated that Canada is exploring easing travel restrictions that currently prevent some individuals from crossing the U.S. border to enter Canada to reunite with their family. Trudeau made the remarks during his daily coronavirus briefing to the Canadian public on Friday May 29. The Canada-U.S. border was first closed to […]

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