Saskatchewan PNP Draw: Province Issues 745 Canada Immigration Invitations

Saskatchewan PNP Draw: Province Issues 745 Canada Immigration Invitations
Canada immigration news: Saskatchewan has conducted a new Expression of Interest draw, issuing 745 Canada immigration invitations through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The August 11 draw featured 312 invitations through Saskatchewan’s Occupations In-Demand stream, with a minimum score of 68. The draw also featured 433 invitations through the province’s Express Entry stream, again requiring a minimum score of 68. Those invitations...

Manitoba PNP Draw: Province Invites 345 Canada Immigration Candidates

Manitoba PNP Draw: Province Invites 345 Canada Immigration Candidates
Manitoba has issued 345 Letters of Advice to Apply to Canada immigration candidates in a new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The August 11 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 257 LAAs, with the lowest ranked candidates scoring 623 points. International Education Stream candidates received 55 LAAs. The remaining 33 LAAs went to Skilled...

British Columbia Draw: Province Targets Regions With At Least 163 Canada Immigration Invitations

British Columbia Draw: Province Targets Regions With At Least 163 Canada Immigration Invitations
Canada immigration news: British Columbia has issued at least 163 invitations through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in new draws aimed specifically at regions outside Metro Vancouver.  The August 10 draws were targeted at tech, teaching and health occupations. In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 155 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for...

Canada’s TR to PR Pathway Welcomes Nearly 50,000 Immigrants

Canada’s TR to PR Pathway Welcomes Nearly 50,000 Immigrants
Canada immigration news: Canada has welcomed nearly 50,000 newcomers through its Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway, launched in mid-2021 to maintain immigration numbers despite COVID-19 travel restrictions. Figures show more new permanent residents have come through the program in the first five months of 2022, compared to 2021. Candidates have...

Nova Scotia Healthcare Labour Shortages To Be Resolved With Immigration

Nova Scotia Healthcare Labour Shortages To Be Resolved With Immigration
Canada immigration news: Nova Scotia Health Minister Michelle Thompson is betting immigration will be the remedy for its ailing healthcare system with its acute shortage of workers. Speaking with reporters on the same day as a more than $1 million funding announcement for the Newcomer Health Clinic in Halifax, the health minister for the Atlantic Canadian province reportedly said only...

B.C. PNP Report Shows Immigrant Investors Injected More Than $21m And Created 163 Jobs

B.C. PNP Report Shows Immigrant Investors Injected More Than $21m And Created 163 Jobs
Canada immigration news: Entrepreneurs seeking permanent residency in British Columbia through that province’s Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream invested more than $21 million of their own money last year into new businesses. In its recently-released British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Statistical Report 2021, the westernmost province in Canada gives a glimpse of the positive contributions of immigration to British Columbia. “In 2021,...

Canada International Travel Ramps Up, With Tourism Rebounding To Pre-COVID Levels

Canada International Travel Ramps Up, With Tourism Rebounding To Pre-COVID Levels
Canada immigration news: Canada tourism is on the way back as both Canadians and visiting foreign nationals buoy the hospitality sector and drive recovery to pre-COVID levels, reports Statistics Canada. The national statistical and demographic services agency reported this week that tourism activity in Canada was still down 21.2 per cent below the level for the same month in May...

Canada Unemployment At 4.9%: Jobless Rate Continues At Historic Low

Canada Unemployment At 4.9%: Jobless Rate Continues At Historic Low
Canada immigration news: Canadian employers are desperate for workers to fill vacancies, plagued by a labour shortage with a record-setting number of available jobs and too few workers to fill them, Statistics Canada data reveals. In its Labour Force Survey, July 2022, the statistical and demographic services agency of the federal government reported self-employment is up by 1.3 per cent,...

Hong Kongers Snap Up Canada Open Work Permits And Permanent Residence Visas

Hong Kongers Snap Up Canada Open Work Permits And Permanent Residence Visas
Canada immigration news: Hong Kongers are immigrating to Canada in numbers unseen since China took over the former British protectorate in 1997, with almost 12,500 open work permits issued in just over a year, reports the South China Morning Post. The daily English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, whose offices were raided during China’s crackdown on the pro-democracy movement, reports Immigration,...

All You Need To Know About Opening A Bank Account As A Newcomer To Canada

All You Need To Know About Opening A Bank Account As A Newcomer To Canada
Canada immigration news: New Canada immigrants need to open bank accounts in this country as soon as possible upon arriving – or even sooner – to avoid foreign currency conversion fees from their home countries, an expert says. “Newcomers may be able to use their Mastercard or Visa debit/credit cards from banks in their home country for a while after...