Canada could accept more refugees through economic immigration programs, Immigration Minister says

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:57:43 +0000

Canada could increase the number of refugees it accepts each year by channelling those with employable skills through the country’s economic-class immigration programs.  Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said Thursday on the occasion of World Refugee Day that he would like to “massively” accelerate a pilot launched last year that links […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer alternative to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer antidote to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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Provincial Nominee Programs: New opportunities in 2019

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:05:49 +0000

Recent changes to Saskatchewan’s list of in-demand occupations are a good reminder of the fact Canada’s provincial nominee programs are constantly evolving.  Provincial nominee programs, or PNPs, allow participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year. PNPs have been playing an increasingly vital role […]

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2,000 more spaces under provincial nominee immigration programs

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:58:50 +0000

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen announced an additional 2,000 spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program, to expand pathways for temporary foreign workers to become permanent residents in Canada. The focus is on those workers filling long-term labour market needs and who have integrated into Canadian society. These additional spaces will provide more […]

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Trudeau says immigration gives Canada ‘competitive advantage’ over U.S.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s immigration policies are giving it a big advantage over the United States when it comes to attracting business.   “We’re a country that’s open to immigration right now,” he said earlier this week, on the eve of the November 6 U.S. mid-term elections. “Being able to get the top […]

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Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 with prominent roles for Express Entry, PNPs


Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici.  Canada is increasing its immigration targets for 2019 and 2020 and will extend its multi-year immigration levels plan through 2021, setting the stage for the arrival of 1.3 million new permanent residents between 2018 and 2021.  The changes were announced as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

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Canada’s new, improved provincial pathways to immigration


Far from taking the summer off, Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs spent the months of July, August and September innovating and issuing more than 3,000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  The big news in the third quarter of 2018 included the largest invitation round so far this year […]

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Late summer review: Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs


It’s been a busy summer for Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs, with developments in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario leading the way. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of immigrants for Canadian permanent residence each year. Each of Canada’s 11 PNPs now has at least […]

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