Express Entry draw 145: Canada invites PNP candidates with CRS 692

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:53:12 +0000

Express Entry candidates invited in the April 29 draw were required to have a provincial nomination. Canada invited a total of 589 candidates in this Express Entry draw with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 692. With an additional 600 points from having a provincial nomination, that means the basic human capital […]

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Immigration, improved labour market participation of Canadians ‘best path’ to future prosperity, new study says

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 15:01:04 +0000

Immigration combined with efforts to improve the participation of under-represented groups in Canada’s labour force is “the best path” for ensuring the country’s economic growth and high living standards over the next 20 years, says a new Conference Board of Canada study.   Titled Can’t Go it Alone: Immigration is Key to Canada’s Growth Strategy, the […]

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Canada announces 2,000 additional Provincial Nominee Program spaces for temporary workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:14:28 +0000

An additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, the Government of Canada has announced. The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year in order […]

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Canada announces 2,000 additional spaces under Provincial Nominee Program for temporary workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:14:28 +0000

An additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, the Government of Canada has announced. The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year in order […]

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Canada opened its door to more than 40,000 immigration applicants in January

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 20:44:43 +0000

If the first month of 2019 was any indication, Canada should have no trouble achieving its goal of welcoming one million immigrants by the end of 2021.  January saw the Government of Canada and provinces across the country open the door to more than 40,000 potential applicants through key economic immigration and family sponsorship programs. […]

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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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Trudeau says immigration gives Canada ‘competitive advantage’ over U.S.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s immigration policies are giving it a big advantage over the United States when it comes to attracting business.   “We’re a country that’s open to immigration right now,” he said earlier this week, on the eve of the November 6 U.S. mid-term elections. “Being able to get the top […]

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Express Entry, PNPs set to drive immigration to Canada over next 3 years


Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program and the high-skilled economic immigration programs now managed by Canada’s Express Entry system are set to play increasingly vital roles in Canada’s immigration strategy over the next three years.  The combined admissions targets for these popular immigration programs are slated to reach 160,100 new permanent residents in 2021 under Canada’s new […]

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