Most Ontario provincial nominations went to Express Entry candidates in 2019

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:11:39 +0000

Over half of all principal applicants who received a provincial nomination from Ontario last year were invited through one of three Express-Entry linked streams. Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream brought in the most nominations out of all Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) streams in 2019. Nearly 51 per cent of all applicants, or […]

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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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Ontario draw targets Express Entry candidates with management and financial work experience

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:17:56 +0000

Ontario, home to both Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and the country’s largest city, Toronto, issued 997 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates on August 15. Express Entry candidates who received an invitation were required to have work experience in one of 10 occupations, as well as a Comprehensive Ranking System […]

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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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Community consultations underway for proposed Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:19:54 +0000

A proposed regional immigration pilot that would bring skilled foreign workers to rural and smaller communities in Ontario could become a reality in 2020, the province’s government says.  In an update published this week, Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade said its staff will work with stakeholders in selected communities to assess […]

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New Ontario draws will target Express Entry candidates with tech experience

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:06:07 +0000

The Government of Ontario has revealed its plans for nominating Express Entry candidates with work experience in the technology sector for Canadian permanent residence.  Ontario had previously announced that it would create a dedicated stream for tech workers. Instead, it will hold targeted draws for Express Entry candidates with work experience in six tech-related occupations […]

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Ontario invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in 10 occupations

Credit to Author: Noah Turner| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:12:21 +0000

More than 1,000 Express Entry candidates with work experience in 10 occupations were the focus of a targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream held May 31. The draw issued a total of 1,072 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with the required work experience […]

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Ontario invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in 11 occupations

Credit to Author: Noah Turner| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:12:21 +0000

More than 1,000 Express Entry candidates with work experience in 11 occupations were the focus of a targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream held May 31. The draw issued a total of 1,072 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with the required work experience […]

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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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This Ontario city has Canada’s lowest unemployment rate

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:41:32 +0000

The unemployment rate in Guelph, Ontario, was the lowest in Canada once again last month, maintaining a trend that’s attracting an increasing number of immigrants to the so-called “Royal City.”   Located 100 kilometres west of Toronto, the city of nearly 132,000 people had an unemployment rate of just 2.2 per cent last month — the […]

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