Manitoba Draw Sees 99 Invitations Issued To Skilled Workers and International Graduates

Manitoba Draw Sees 99 Invitations Issued To Skilled Workers and International Graduates
A new Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw saw 99 Letters of Advice to Apply issued to skilled workers and international graduates.  The May 21 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 72 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidates scoring 485 points. International Education Stream candidates received 12 LAAs. The final 15 LAAs went to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates...

Prince Edward Island Healthcare and Trucking Industries Get Key Workers Through PEI PNP

Prince Edward Island Healthcare and Trucking Industries Get Key Workers Through PEI PNP
Prince Edward Island has supported its healthcare and trucking industries in the fight against coronavirus by inviting essential workers through the PEI PNP. In three draws since March, invitations have been issued to specific COVID-19 essential workers. A total of 29 Labour Impact and Express Entry stream invitations have been issued, again illustrating the flexibility of Canada’s immigration system. In the first...

British Columbia Immigration Draw: 31 Occupations Excluded, 158 Invitations Issued

British Columbia Immigration Draw: #1 Occupations Excluded, 158 Invitations Issued
British Columbia immigration has issued 158 invitations to apply in a new provincial draw that excluded 31 occupations where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved. The May 19 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials include specific criteria related to the coronavirus outbreak. Read More British Columbia Issues 237 Invitations, Excludes 31 Occupations In New Draw Tech Workers Targeted With...

Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. Border To Remain Closed For Another Month Until June 21

Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. Border To Remain Closed For Another Month Until June 21
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for a further month as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. Trudeau revealed the extension in a news conference on Tuesday. The original agreement, reached between Canada and the U.S. in March, was due to expire on May 21 but has been extended until June...

Minimum Scores Drop To 80 as 92 Invited In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

Minimum Scores Drop To 80 as 92 Invited In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw
Minimum scores dropped to 80 as British Columbia immigration conducted a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw, issuing 92 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates.  The May 12 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.  The featured streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC - International...

Minimum CRS Score Drops to 322 In Latest Alberta Express Entry Draw

Minimum CRS Score Drops to 322 In Latest Alberta Express Entry Draw
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score dropped to 322 in the most recent Express Entry draw conducted by Alberta immigration. The draw took place on April 29 and was the ninth draw of the year through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.  Alberta has also now conducted four draws since the coronavirus crisis took hold in Canada. Read guidance from the AINP on...

Ontario Tech Draw: 703 NOIs Issued at Express Entry Candidates With Scores as Low as 421

Ontario Tech Draw: 703 NOIs Issued at Express Entry Candidates With Scores as Low as 421
Ontario immigration has issued Notifications of Interest to 703 Express Entry candidates in a new targeted Tech Draw through its Human Capital Priorities stream. The May 13 draw featured a Comprehensive Ranking System score range of 421 to 451, with candidates required to have submitted Express Entry profiles between May 13, 2019 to May 13, 2020. Tech Draws fall under the...

What to do if Your Ontario Immigration Application is Affected by Coronavirus

What to do if Your Ontario Immigration Application is Affected by Coronavirus
Details advice has been published by Ontario immigration for employers and candidates in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic state of emergency. Canada’s most populous province is still answering inquiries, processing applications and issuing nominations through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), including the Express Entry-linked and Entrepreneur streams. Candidates having difficulty obtaining information and documents are advised to submit their...

Canada Betters U.S. and U.K. in Coronavirus Response, say International Students

Canada Betters U.S. and U.K. in Coronavirus Response, say International Students
International students applying to study in Canada say the country’s coronavirus response has been significantly better than the U.S. and the U.K., both important competitors in attracting foreign students. Canada scored well on a range of factors including pandemic response, safety of citizens and visitors, welfare of international students and economic stability in a survey conducted by student marketing and...

Canada Loses Nearly 2 Million Jobs As COVID-19 Takes Grip on Unemployment

Canada Loses Nearly 2 Million Jobs As COVID-19 Takes Grip on Unemployment
The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian labour market has been laid bare in the latest federal government jobs report. Employment fell by nearly two million in April, following on from a drop of one million in March, as the economic shutdown forced by the spread of coronavirus takes grip. Canada’s unemployment rate jumped by more than five...