Fredericton Aims To Attract and Retain 1,000 New Immigrants Per Year

Fredericton Aims To Attract and Retain 1,000 New Immigrants Per Year
New Brunswick capital city Fredericton is aiming to attract 1,000 new immigrants per year by implementing a new strategy. The Fredericton Region Five-Year Strategy is designed to simplify the immigration process with a new online portal including a pre-arrival checklist and job search advice. It plans to use existing pathways in a more streamlined way to help boost New Brunswick immigration. The...

Latest BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Sees 57 Invitations Issued

Latest BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Sees 57 Invitations Issued
British Columbia immigration has issued 57 new invitations in the latest draw under the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The Tech Pilot, recently extended into 2020, see priority processing through existing British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams to candidates in 29 targeted IT occupations. Candidates through the Express Entry-linked streams for skilled workers and international graduates required 90 points to qualify. The same...

Saskatchewan Issues 426 Invites In Latest Immigration Draw

Saskatchewan Issues 426 Invites In Latest Immigration Draw
Saskatchewan immigration issued invitations to apply to 426 candidates in the province’s latest Expression of Interest draw. Occupations In-Demand candidates received 342 of the invites in the June 6 draw, the highest number issued through the stream in a single draw during 2019. The remaining 84 invites went to Express Entry candidates. Both streams recorded a minimum score of 75 points. All...

Manitoba Immigration Conducts New Multi-Stream MPNP Draw

Manitoba Immigration Conducts New Multi-Stream MPNP Draw
Manitoba immigration has conducted a new draw targeting candidates across three streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The June 7 draw saw 209 Letters of Advice to Apply issued, the majority through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. SWM candidates received 121 LAAs, requiring a minimum score of 542 to qualify. The draw also saw 60 LAAs issued through a Strategic...

Canada’s Interim Pathway For Caregivers Has Now Closed

Canada’s Interim Pathway For Caregivers Has Now Closed
Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers has now closed, ending an opportunity for certain qualified candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The window of opportunity expired on June 4, 2019, after opening on March 4. It provided a chance for candidates who came to Canada expecting to qualify to remain here permanently, but then found out they did not, to apply for...

Minimum Scores Drop Slightly In New British Columbia Immigration Draw

Minimum Scores Drop Slightly In New British Columbia Immigration Draw
Minimum scores edged down as a new batch of invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. In a June 4 draw, 274 invites were issued across five British Columbia immigration streams. The entry level a semi-skilled stream recorded the lowest minimum score, at 75 points. Direct provincial skilled workers needed 95 points to...

10 Occupations Targeted In New Ontario Human Capital Priorities Draw

10 Occupations Targeted In New Ontario Human Capital Priorities Draw
Ontario has targeted 10 specific occupations in a new draw under the Express Entry-linked Human Capital Priorities stream. The May 31 draw saw 1,072 candidates issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 439 and 469 received NOIs in the draw. LATEST OINP NEWS Prospective Canadian Immigrants Told: Canada Has World’s...

Prospective Canadian Immigrants Told: Canada Has World’s Best Quality of Life

Prospective Canadian Immigrants Told: Canada Has World’s Best Quality of Life
New Canadian immigrants can expect the best quality of life in the world, according to a survey released by US News and World Report. The number one spot for the second consecutive year comes thanks to high scores for political stability, education system, safety, economic stability and health care. Other countries in the top five include Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland. US...

63 Technology Workers Invited To Apply For BC PNP Tech Pilot Priority Processing

63 Technology Workers Invited To Apply For BC PNP Tech Pilot Priority Processing
British Columbia immigration has continued its weekly draws focusing on technology workers through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. In a May 28 draw, 63 skilled workers and international graduates received invitations to apply through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stream. The minimum score was 90 for the direct provincial streams targeting skilled workers and international graduates. Express Entry streams for both...

Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Nearly 200 NOI Letters Issued

Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Nearly 200 NOI Letters Issued
Alberta immigration has conducted a new draw through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Express Entry stream. The May 15 draw saw 197 Notification of Interest letters sent, to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 301. The draw comes after Alberta published details earlier in May of 14 Express Entry stream draws made during 2019. The draws, taking place between...