Ontario among Canadian provinces vying for additional skilled immigrants in 2019

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:28:50 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Immigration to Canada remains on the rise at both the provincial and federal level, despite a move this week by the province of Quebec to reduce the number of newcomers it will welcome next year.   Nationally, the Government of Canada has a target of 330,800 new admissions […]

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‘Hyper-concentration’ of knowledge-economy jobs underway in downtown Toronto, says new study

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:01:15 +0000

The area of Southern Ontario that includes Toronto is experiencing a dramatic economic shift that has produced a “hyper-concentration” of knowledge-economy jobs in and around downtown Toronto, a new study reveals.   The study by the Neptis Foundation, a think tank dedicated to urban planning, says the concentration of knowledge-based companies and economic activity in downtown […]

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New study rates Canada’s best cities for tech talent


When it comes to tech talent, Toronto is still king, but a new study shows cities across Canada are also proving competitive.   The new 2018 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent report ranked cities like Hamilton, Quebec City, and Halifax among Canada’s top 10 tech talent markets, and placed Ottawa and Waterloo in the top five. “Tech […]

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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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Express Entry nears 2017’s invitation record after setting new October high


Last month saw the Government of Canada more than double the number of invitations to apply for permanent residence that it issued to Express Entry candidates in October 2017, leaving it less than 12,000 invitations away from last year’s record-setting annual total. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 11,700 Invitations To Apply (ITAs) over […]

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Record number of small Canadian businesses reporting skilled labour shortage


A record 47 per cent of small Canadian businesses report that they are experiencing a shortage of skilled labour, a monthly survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has found. The findings in the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s October 2018 Business Barometer survey is a roughly 10 per cent increase from […]

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Four of Canada’s largest provincial immigration draws so far this year have happened in October


Four new 2018 records have been set in October for the most invitations issued so far this year through provincial immigration streams in Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia.  Many of the streams involved are linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic […]

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Canada’s new, improved provincial pathways to immigration


Far from taking the summer off, Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs spent the months of July, August and September innovating and issuing more than 3,000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  The big news in the third quarter of 2018 included the largest invitation round so far this year […]

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More Express Entry-linked draws with CRS under 400 ‘possible’, Ontario government says


Recent changes to the way minimum scores for Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream are determined could result in further invitations to eligible Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores below 400, the provincial government says. A spokesperson for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) told CIC News “it is possible” that the minimum Comprehensive […]

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Ontario issues new Express Entry invitations to French-speaking candidates


The province of Ontario has issued another 44 invitations to Express Entry candidates through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has been issuing invitations through this stream on an almost weekly basis this year, and this latest draw brings the total number of invitations issued in 2018 to 1,065. The […]

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