British Columbia Draw Invites 284 Skilled Workers and International Graduates

British Columbia Draw Invites 284 Skilled Workers and International Graduates
British Columbia immigration invited 284 skilled workers and international graduates in a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The January 28 draw focused on five BC PNP streams, with minimum scores ranging from 85 to 110. Entry-level and semi-skilled workers required 85 points. The direct provincial stream for skilled workers registered a minimum score of 100 points, with Express...

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: British Columbia Issues 58 Invitations

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: British Columbia Issues 58 Invitations
British Columbia has issued 58 immigration invitations to candidates with skills and experience in the 29 occupations featured in the BC PNP Tech Pilot. A January 21 draw saw Tech Pilot candidates given processing priority through four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. The streams featured included the direct provincial and Express Entry-linked categories for skilled workers and international graduates. All four...

Minimum CRS Score Drops To 350 In New Alberta Express Entry Draw

Minimum CRS Score Drops To 350 In New Alberta Express Entry Draw
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score dropped to 350 in the latest draw through the Alberta Express Entry stream. The January 9 draw saw 150 candidates receive Notification of Interest letters for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program stream. Important requirements are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are working in an occupation that supports...

Canada: World’s Second Best Country, World’s Best Quality of Life

Canada: World’s Second Best Country, World’s Best Quality of Life
Canada has been named as the second-best country in the world, with the world’s best quality of life, in the latest edition of the ‘Best Countries’ survey from the US News and World Report. Also scoring highly in categories including ‘Citizenship’ and ‘Open for Business’, Canada sits behind Switzerland in first, with Japan, Germany and Australia rounding out the top...

Brandon, Manitoba Begins Accepting Applications For Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Brandon, Manitoba Begins Accepting Applications For Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
Brandon, Manitoba is open for applications under Canada’s new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. It joins Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay in Ontario Altona/Rhineland in Manitoba as communities open for applications from candidates and/or employers under the RNIP. Other communities are expected to launch their RNIP immigration pathways later in 2020. Once fully operational, 11 communities will be able to receive applications...

Prince Edward Island Invites 13 Business Candidates In First 2020 Expression of Interest Draw

Prince Edward Island Invites 13 Business Candidates In First 2020 Expression of Interest Draw
Prince Edward Island immigration targeted skilled worker and entrepreneur immigration candidates in the first draw of 2020 under its Expression of Interest system. The January 16 draw saw 123 invites issued, including 110 to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates and 13 to Business Impact candidates. The Business Impact candidates required a minimum score of 125 points, down 15 points on...

Manitoba Targets 249 Candidates In New Provincial Immigration Draw

Manitoba Targets 249 Candidates In New Provincial Immigration Draw
Manitoba immigration has issued Letters of Advice to Apply to 249 candidates in the second draw of 2020 under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.  The January 17 draw was dominated by the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream through which 192 LAAs were issued, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 545. The draw also saw 34 LAAs issued to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates,...

British Columbia Invites 70 Candidates In 29 BC PNP Tech Pilot Occupations

British Columbia Invites 70 Candidates In 29 BC PNP Tech Pilot Occupations
British Columbia’s latest provincial immigration draw focused on 29 IT occupations through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The January 14 draw saw invitations issued to 70 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program candidates. In Tech Pilot draws, priority processing through existing British Columbia streams is given to candidates with the right skills and experience. The latest draw featured British Columbia’s two streams for...

Ontario Immigration To Add 13 Manufacturing NOC Codes Under Employer Job Offer Category

Ontario Immigration To Add 13 Manufacturing NOC Codes Under Employer Job Offer Category
Ontario’s provincial government is planning to add 13 manufacturing jobs to the eligible occupations under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Employer Job Offer category. Candidates for the new National Occupational Classification codes will only be eligible if their job offer is outside of the Greater Toronto Area. A proposed regulation amendment posted on Wednesday, January 15, would see the new NOC...

First Tech Draw of 2020 Sees Ontario Immigration Issue 954 NOIs

First Tech Draw of 2020 Sees Ontario Immigration Issue 954 NOIs
Ontario immigration issued Notifications of Interest to 954 Express Entry candidates in its first Tech Draw of 2020, and the first since August 1, 2019.  The January 15 draw featured a Comprehensive Ranking System score range of 460 to 427, with candidates required to have submitted Express Entry profiles between January 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020. Tech Draws fall under...