Canada’s economic immigration system a ‘role model’ among OECD countries

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:16 +0000

Canada’s economic immigration system is the “most carefully designed” among the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation’s 36 member countries and serves as a role model for those looking to improve how they manage migration, the Paris-based organization says. According to a new report, Canada has the “largest, longest-standing and most comprehensive and elaborate skilled […]

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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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Alberta invites 471 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 303 to apply for provincial nomination

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 19:42:26 +0000

Two provincial nomination draws have created an opportunity for Express Entry candidates seeking opportunity in the province of Alberta—Canada’s west-most Prairie Province, home to Calgary, Edmonton, and Banff National Park. On July 17, Alberta issued a total of 251 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) scores starting at 400. One […]

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3,600 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for permanent residence in largest draw since January

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:30:05 +0000

A new Express Entry draw has issued 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence — the most invitations issued in a single draw since January 23.  The cut-off score in the July 10 draw was 460, a decrease of two points over the minimum score of 462 in the previous Express Entry draw held […]

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Express Entry mid-year 2019 report: 41,800 candidates invited to apply for permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:23:52 +0000

The first half of 2019 was among the most active six-month stretches in the history of Canada’s Express Entry system, with a total of 41,800 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence issued.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held 13 draws over the first six months of 2019, issuing a total of 41,800 invitations […]

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Prince Edward Island invites Express Entry candidates in new draw

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:50:28 +0000

The province of Prince Edward Island invited 113 candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in a new draw held June 20.  Prince Edward Island, or PEI, holds monthly invitation rounds for immigration candidates who meet labour market needs in the province. Candidates who receive an invitation through PEI’s Express […]

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More than 1,400 PNP invitations issued to Express Entry candidates in less than a week

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:53:04 +0000

Recent weeks have seen an impressive amount of activity among Canada’s Express Entry-linked provincial nominee streams. In the past five days alone, more than 1,400 Express Entry candidates have been contacted by Canada’s provinces to apply for a provincial nomination.  These streams allow Canada’s provinces and territories to choose candidates in the federal Express Entry […]

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PNPs in Focus: How Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program works

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:00:30 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown exponentially since its creation in the 1990s and now stands second only to the federal Express Entry system as the leading pathway to Canadian permanent residence for skilled foreign workers.  Recent weeks have seen nominee streams in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia issue more than […]

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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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New Express Entry draw issues 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:12:19 +0000

Canada has invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held April 17.  The cut-off score in today’s draw was 451. The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main federal economic immigration programs — Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. […]

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