What is the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2022 13:00:41 +0000

Ontario is Canada’s most popular landing destination for immigrants. Through Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which is called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), immigrants can receive a provincial nomination which allows them to apply for permanent residency. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The OINP launched in 2007 to respond to skill […]

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Canada invites 4,750 candidates in the most recent Express Entry draw

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:22:18 +0000

On November 23, Canada held its most recent all-program Express Entry draw. This is the eleventh draw since all-program draws resumed on July 6. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 4,750 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 491. Eligible candidates were invited from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), […]

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Manitoba and Prince Edward Island hold draws for Provincial Nomination

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 13:00:08 +0000

Manitoba and Prince Edward Island have issued invitations to apply to candidates through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) this week. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination can be advantageous […]

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British Columbia PNP changes points allocations for applicants

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:00:45 +0000

On November 16th 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) changed its points system to modify point allocations for applicants. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration To summarize, the points system (which, like in Express Entry-managed programs is used to assess applicants’ eligibility for immigration under permanent residence) has changed in the […]

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Nova Scotia releases new francophone immigration action plan

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 13:00:21 +0000

Last week Nova Scotia launched its new francophone immigration action plan. The report, Growing Nova Scotia’s Francophone Population – An Action Plan for Success (2022-25), outlines the province’s strategy for growing the population of French speakers. It was created by the Nova Scotia ministries of Labour, Skills, and Immigration (LSI) and Acadian Affairs and Francophonie […]

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Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:00:17 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be transitioning to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system today, a change that has been in the works since the announcement on July 27. This move will cause shifts in eligibility for some of Canada’s 100+ immigration programs, including Express Entry. Discover if You […]

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Canadian immigration options for U.S. visa holders

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:15:00 +0000

An H-1B visa is a United States work permit that allows foreign born nationals who have specialized knowledge, or fashion models ‘of merit”, to work in the United States. There are aspects of the H-1B visa program that can cause complications for workers, such as the time limit. Some H-1B visas are valid for up […]

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Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia issue invitations to apply for provincial nomination

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 12:00:21 +0000

This week, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan have issued invitations to apply to skilled worker candidates through their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Although provincial nomination is […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog decreases to 2.4 million people

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 11:28:02 +0000

Canada’s immigration backlog has dropped to just over 2.4 million according to new data obtained from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In an email to CIC News, IRCC provided updated data, which is current as of November 3. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since July 2021: November 3, […]

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IELTS: Which test is needed for Canadian permanent residency?

Credit to Author: IELTS| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 09:57:26 +0000

To apply for Canada PR (permanent residency), you will need to prove your English proficiency by taking an IELTS test. There are two different versions of IELTS: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. To apply for Canadian permanent residency, you will need to take IELTS General Training. IELTS General Training evaluates your abilities to use […]

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