Five Years Later: Is Canada’s Express Entry immigration system living up to expectations?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 22:36:18 +0000

The launch of the Express Entry system in January 2015 marked a significant departure from Canada’s previous approach to managing applications to its main Economic Class immigration programs. Prior to Express Entry’s launch, Canada processed applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) on a first-come, first-served […]

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Manitoba invites 230 skilled foreign workers and international student graduates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:03:07 +0000

Manitoba issued 230 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in its 77th Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) draw on November 21. This latest draw issued invitations to candidates in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category, Skilled Worker Overseas Category and International Education immigration streams. The 230 LAAs issued […]

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Manitoba draw brings 180 applicants one step closer to permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:18:07 +0000

Manitoba’s invited 180 skilled workers, international student graduates and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held November 7. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) periodically invites candidates from its Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education immigration pathways to apply for […]

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Atlantic Canada is experiencing an immigration revolution

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 22:56:52 +0000

Between 2011 and 2016, Atlantic Canada experienced the weakest population growth in the country. This was due in part to the region’s low intake of immigrants.  Population growth is important to promoting the economic growth that is necessary for maintaining high living standards in Atlantic Canada. Recognizing this, the four Atlantic provinces — Newfoundland and […]

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A Perfect Scorecard: Canada’s immigrants are faring much better in the labour market

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:15:54 +0000

Immigrant underemployment has been a longstanding challenge in Canada, but recent evidence runs in contrast to the negativity that often surrounds this subject.  While it is true that many immigrants are working below their paygrade, which according to a recent report by the Royal Bank of Canada costs the economy an estimated $50 billion in […]

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The formula for successfully attracting immigrants to smaller communities

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:27:38 +0000

Promoting immigration to smaller provinces, cities, and towns across Canada — a process known as “regionalization” — has been the rage since the 1990s.  The most notable tool for promoting regionalization has been the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which first launched in Manitoba in 1999 and has since been adopted by every province and territory […]

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Provincial Nominee Program updates open new possibilities for Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:58:48 +0000

Provinces across Canada continued to innovate and improve their immigrant nominee programs this past quarter. Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick made changes directly affecting Express Entry candidates; Alberta, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island (PEI) held selection rounds inviting Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. All in all, the months of July, August and […]

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Latest Express Entry draw invites 3,900 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:23:46 +0000

Canada held an Express Entry draw on October 2, issuing a total of 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Candidates in the Express Entry pool needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 464 and above to be selected in this round. Today’s draw was an increase of 300 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) over […]

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Analysis: Solving Canada’s 50-year, $50-billion immigration challenge requires multifaceted action

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:38:56 +0000

The wage gap between immigrants and Canadian-born workers has more than doubled in the last 30 years, according to a new report by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) — despite the federal government placing more emphasis on economic class immigration.  Immigrants are earning about 10 per cent less on average than Canadians, RBC reports, […]

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Alberta issues 121 invitations to Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:38:59 +0000

Immigration candidates with a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system were the focus of new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from the province of Alberta. Alberta issued 121 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry stream candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 400 in its […]

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