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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H-1B frustrations bring renewed U.S. media interest in Canada’s immigration options

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:51:34 +0000

With the rejection rate for H-1B visa applications on the rise in the United States, highly skilled foreign workers who depend on them are turning to Canada in search of stability and new opportunities.  Numerous American media outlets have published stories in recent days about highly skilled foreign workers living in the U.S. who have […]

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Ontario can nominate more immigrants for permanent residence in 2019

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:18:11 +0000

Ontario will be able to nominate 6,900 immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence through its immigrant nominee program in 2019.  Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and remains the destination of choice for the majority of immigrants to Canada each year. Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) grants nine Canadian provinces and two territories the power […]

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Canada announces 2,000 additional Provincial Nominee Program spaces for temporary workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:14:28 +0000

An additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, the Government of Canada has announced. The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year in order […]

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Canada announces 2,000 additional spaces under Provincial Nominee Program for temporary workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:14:28 +0000

An additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, the Government of Canada has announced. The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year in order […]

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Express Entry-aligned provincial nominee streams having a busy February

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:25:43 +0000

Canada’s provincial nominee programs have been active over the past few weeks, with invitation rounds taking place in Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario.   Combined, the three provinces have issued more than 900 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence since the start of February. Many of these invitations were issued through so-called “enhanced” […]

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If you’re in the Express Entry pool, these provincial immigration streams may be looking for you

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:20:30 +0000

Candidates who enter the Express Entry pool may find themselves on the receiving end of an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination without even trying thanks to specialized immigration streams in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia.  These streams have recently been used to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet specified criteria […]

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