Three Ontario communities selected for new Regional Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:50:54 +0000

The Ontario communities of Chatham-Kent, Cornwall and Belleville/Quinte West have been selected to participate in the province’s new Regional Immigration Pilot, which will launch in 2020. The two-year pilot is the newest addition to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), which allows the province to nominate a set number of Economic-Class immigration candidates for permanent […]

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Ontario wants to double nominations for permanent residence by 2022

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 20:05:11 +0000

Ontario is looking to double the number of immigration candidates it can nominate for Canadian permanent residence through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program.  The province would like to increase its allocation under the Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, from 6,650 this year to 13,300 in 2022. Ontario’s Immigration Minister, Vic Fedeli, formally requested the increase in […]

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Ontario receives additional 2019 nominations, invites Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:45:39 +0000

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has received an additional 700 nominations for 2019 and is issuing new invitations to Express Entry candidates through its Skilled Trades Stream.  The additional nominations bring the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s annual allocation under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, to 7,350. The PNP allows participating provinces and territories […]

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Why We Need an Ontario Regional Immigration Strategy

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:46:46 +0000

In 2018, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) welcomed 106,000 new permanent residents. In other words, the GTA welcomed more immigrants than Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the four Atlantic provinces combined. Immigration to the GTA is not slowing down as the region has already welcomed nearly 60,000 immigrants in the first half of 2019—significantly more immigrants […]

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New Express Entry draw invites 3,600 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:14:52 +0000

A new Express Entry draw took place Monday, August 12, in which a total of 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with scores of 466 and above. The cut-off score of 466 in today’s draw is seven points above the minimum score of 459 in the previous invitation round […]

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Ontario invites 1,773 Express Entry candidates with tech experience and CRS scores as low as 435

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:50:02 +0000

A new Ontario Tech Draw held Thursday, August 1, issued 1,773 invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations and Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 435. This was Ontario’s second Tech Draw since their introduction in early July and a total of 3,396 Express Entry candidates have […]

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Ontario reopens Masters Graduate Stream

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 20:30:47 +0000

Ontario reopened its Masters Graduate Stream to new registrations April 30 and quickly reached its limit. The Masters Graduate Stream gives international graduates with an eligible Ontario master’s degree the opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The stream is popular because it does not require a job offer from an […]

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Ontario provides new details of proposed nominee program changes

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:56:02 +0000

Ontario has released new details of proposed changes to a number of key Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program streams.  The changes touch on existing Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) streams and do not detail the new stream for foreign tech workers or the new smaller communities pilot announced in the province’s 2019 budget last week. Two […]

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Express Entry PNPs use different approaches to selecting candidates — here are 3 from the past week


Canada’s provinces employ a variety of approaches to selecting the Express Entry candidates they invite to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence, and the past week saw examples of three of them in action in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.   Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an […]

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