Canada’s Maritime Provinces experiencing “fastest” population growth in decades

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 20:04:02 +0000

Immigration is helping drive the fastest population growth in decades in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, says a new report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.   The three provinces, collectively known as Canada’s Maritime provinces, have been the focus of intensive efforts to attract and retain skilled foreign workers and their families […]

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Provincial Nominee Programs: New opportunities in 2019

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:05:49 +0000

Recent changes to Saskatchewan’s list of in-demand occupations are a good reminder of the fact Canada’s provincial nominee programs are constantly evolving.  Provincial nominee programs, or PNPs, allow participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year. PNPs have been playing an increasingly vital role […]

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Nova Scotia holds new draw for Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:35:10 +0000

Nova Scotia issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities immigration stream on March 20.  The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not specify how many invitations were issued in the March 20 draw. The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the NSNP to search […]

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Canada extends Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:28:42 +0000

Canada is extending its Atlantic Immigration Pilot to December 2021 in a bid to maintain the program’s momentum, the federal government has announced.   Launched in 2017 for an initial three-year run, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) was created to address labour shortages in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and […]

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Nova Scotia set new immigration record in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:07:26 +0000

Nova Scotia welcomed a record 5,970 new permanent residents last year, the provincial government has announced.   The 2018 total was a gain of nearly 500 over the previous record of 5,485 set in 2016. The province’s Office of Immigration said more than 65 per cent of the new permanent resident landings in 2018 were approved through the […]

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If you’re in the Express Entry pool, these provincial immigration streams may be looking for you

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:20:30 +0000

Candidates who enter the Express Entry pool may find themselves on the receiving end of an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination without even trying thanks to specialized immigration streams in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia.  These streams have recently been used to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet specified criteria […]

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Nova Scotia draws auditors and accountants from Express Entry pool

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:30:59 +0000

The Government of Nova Scotia has issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with work experience as financial auditors or accountants.   The invitations were issued January 24 through the province’s Labour Market Priorities Stream, which was launched last year. The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows Nova Scotia’s Office […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will be felt this year

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:42:14 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.   The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residence […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will felt this year

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:42:14 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.   The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residence […]

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Nova Scotia approved record number of immigration applicants in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 16:26:23 +0000

Nova Scotia approved a record number of applications from immigration candidates in 2018 and is on track to welcome more new permanent residents this year than ever before, the provincial government says.    The Atlantic Canada province approved 2,272 applications through its immigration programs this year, compared to 1,651 in 2017. “More immigrants have been approved to […]

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