Job vacancies rose in every Canadian province in 3rd quarter of 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:54:11 +0000

Job vacancies increased in every Canadian province in the third quarter of 2018, according to a new report by Statistics Canada.  Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia reported the largest year-over-year increases during the three-month period spanning July 1 to September 30, 2018. Statistics Canada said there were 550,000 job vacancies in Canada during the quarter, […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will be felt this year

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:42:14 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.   The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residence […]

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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will felt this year

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:42:14 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and is expected to play an even more prominent role in the months ahead.   The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residence […]

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Nova Scotia approved record number of immigration applicants in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 16:26:23 +0000

Nova Scotia approved a record number of applications from immigration candidates in 2018 and is on track to welcome more new permanent residents this year than ever before, the provincial government says.    The Atlantic Canada province approved 2,272 applications through its immigration programs this year, compared to 1,651 in 2017. “More immigrants have been approved to […]

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Express Entry: 2018 was big, and 2019 could be bigger

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:53:00 +0000

Canada’s Express Entry system had a banner 2018, and the coming year could be even more exceptional.   Express Entry, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled immigration programs, issued a record 89,800 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 — the most issued in a single year since […]

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PEI issues new invitations to Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Work Permit candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:53:18 +0000

Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in a new draw held December 20.   A total of 65 invitations were issued to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates and another nine were issued to candidates in the Business Impact: Work […]

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Invitations to Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination on the rise

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:36:59 +0000

Invitations issued to Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination for permanent residence are up this year, according to new data from the Government of Canada.   Of the 62,500 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence between January and September, 12 per cent — or roughly 7,500 — had a provincial nomination. […]

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Invitations to Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination up in 2018

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:36:59 +0000

Invitations issued to Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination for permanent residence are on the rise this year, according to new data from the Government of Canada.   Of the 62,500 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence between January and September, 12 per cent — or roughly 7,500 — had a […]

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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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