Canadian Employers Start Salary Bidding War to Attract Workers 

Canadian Employers Start Salary Bidding War to Attract Workers 
Canada immigration news: The new year is starting to look like a very good one for workers hoping to get a raise as employers throughout Canada plan to bump up salaries. “Canadian employers are walking a tightline as they juggle and balance a number of factors when it comes to making decisions about their 2022 salary and workforce planning,” says...

Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Draw: Province Issues 30 Invitations Through 2 Streams

Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Draw: Province Issues 30 Invitations Through 2 Streams
Canada immigration news: Nova Scotia immigration has issued 30 invitations through two streams in a new business immigration draw through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. The September 13 draw saw 28 invitations issued through the Entrepreneur stream, with a minimum score of 120. It also saw two invitations issued through the International Graduate Entrepreneur stream, this time with a minimum score...

New Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream Draw Sees 41 Invitations Issued

New Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream Draw Sees 41 Invitations Issued
Canada immigration news: Saskatchewan immigration has issued 41 invitations with a minimum score of 110 in a new Entrepreneur stream draw. The September 2 draw is the second since they resumed for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) suspended draws as of March 2020, the month the deadly virus first swept through...

New Ontario In-Demand Skills Stream Draw Sees 72 Immigration Invitations Issued

New Ontario In-Demand Skills Stream Draw Sees 72 Immigration Invitations Issued
Canada immigration news: A new draw under Ontario immigration’s Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills stream saw the province issue 72 Invitations To Apply (ITA) through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. The September 22 draw saw the province target 19 National Occupational Classification codes with 65 invitations through its Expression of Interest system.  It also targeted Regional Immigration Pilot candidates with 7...

New BC PNP Tech Draw Sees 74 Immigration Invitations Issued

New BC PNP Tech Draw Sees 74 Immigration Invitations Issued
Canada immigration news: British Columbia immigration has conducted a new BC PNP Tech draw, issuing 74 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. The September 21 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.  Minimum scores were 80 for all four streams. The featured streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC –...

International Experience Canada: Fully-Vaccinated Applicants Do Not Need Job Offer

International Experience Canada: Fully-Vaccinated Applicants Do Not Need Job Offer
Canada immigration news: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says fully-vaccinated foreign nationals who want to come to Canada for working holidays do not need to have job offers. Under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, the fully-vaccinated need only have their port of entry letter – and their negative pre-entry COVID-19 test result – to enter Canada. Read More Canada...

Shorter Processing Times, More Pathways To PR: Liberal Government’s Plan For Immigration

Shorter Processing Times, More Pathways To PR: Liberal Government’s Plan For Immigration
Canada immigration news: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government got the vote of confidence it needed from Canadians Monday, paving the way for an even greater push for more immigration to the country. The ruling Liberal Party of Canada pledged many improvements to the immigration system on the campaign trail. As it became clear on Monday evening – voting day in...

Canada Extends India Flight Ban, But Preparing For Return Of Services

Canada Extends India Flight Ban, But Preparing For Return Of Services
Canada immigration news: Canada has announced an extension to the ban on direct flights from India, put in place due to COVID-19, but says it is preparing for the return of services. Transport Canada said Tuesday the ban would be extended until midnight on September 26, 2021. However, the statement also said three direct flights would be arriving on September 22...

Four Ontario Immigration Draws See Province Issue 995 Invitations

Four Ontario Immigration Draws See Province Issue 995 Invitations
Canada immigration news: Four Expression of Interest draws through Ontario’s Employer Job Offer streams for Foreign Workers and International Students saw the province issue 995 invitations. Two draws under each stream were conducted on September 21, 2021. Under the Foreign Worker stream, a general draw saw 406 candidates invited, with a minimum score of 37 points on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee...

U.S. Extends Closure of Land Border With Canada Until October 21

U.S. Extends Closure of Land Border With Canada Until October 21
Canada immigration news: The U.S. has once again extended its closure of the land border with Canada as part of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Despite Canada having opened up to fully vaccinated Americans since the beginning of August, U.S. land borders with both Canada and Mexico will remain closed until October 21. The borders were closed in March...