British Columbia PNP: Province Conducts First PNP Draws Since Overhaul Of Immigration Program

British Columbia PNP: Province Conducts First PNP Draws Since Overhaul Of Immigration Program
British Columbia has issued at least 328 invitations to apply in its first draws since a comprehensive overhaul of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The changes saw an overhaul of the scoring system for British Columbia’s Skills Immigration category. The November 28 draws were split into two categories: general and targeted. In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 253 invitations...

Canada Labour Shortage: Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs In Alberta

Ontario to Make It Easier For Internationally-Trained Nurses to Work in Canada
Alberta’s oil industry and agricultural sector are buoying the provincial economy and creating jobs this year, a good thing for any potential immigration candidate. “Alberta’s economy has been turning in robust growth so far this year amid surging crude oil and natural gas prices in the winter and spring,” noted TD Economics economists Beata Caranci, Derek Burleton, Rishi Sondhi, Jenny...

Canada Urged To Boost PNP Slots For International Students

Canada Urged To Boost PNP Slots For International Students
The Conference Board of Canada says the federal government could boost the immigration of international students by allowing the provinces to nominate more of them through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).  “The PNP is the most common way that former international students become permanent residents,” reports the non-profit think tank. “An increase in PNP slots for international students can make it easier...

Top 100 Universities In World Include Toronto, British Columbia and McGill

Top 100 Universities In World Include Toronto, British Columbia and McGill
The Best Global Universities rankings puts three Canadian universities – the University of Toronto (UofT), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and McGill University - among the top 100.  Another 15 Canadian universities made it into the top quarter of the 2,000 best universities ranked. With a global score o 83.8, the University of Toronto was ranked 18th-best in the world...

Canada Job Vacancies At Nearly 995,000 In September

Canada Job Vacancies At Nearly 995,000 In September
Despite workers landing 85,000 more jobs, Canada’s job vacancies rose in September, creating even more opportunities for foreign nationals who are potential candidates for economic immigration. In its Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours, and Job Vacancies, September 2022 report, Statistics Canada reported the number of employees getting paid by their employers rose by half a percentage point. “In September, payroll employment...

Arrival Of NOC 2021 Means Truck Drivers Now Eligible For Canada Express Entry

Arrival Of NOC 2021 Means Truck Drivers Now Eligible For Canada Express Entry
Following the implementation of the new National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021, truck drivers are now eligible for Express Entry. The move was announced by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser in August but was confirmed as one of 16 new jobs added to the Federal Skilled Worker Program with the launch of the new NOC. Transport Truck Drivers take the NOC code 73300 under...

Quebeckers Want More Immigration, But Provincial Government Says No

Quebeckers Want More Immigration, But Provincial Government Says No
Quebeckers want more immigration to Canada – despite the stated intentions of Quebec Premier François Legault to keep the number of newcomers steady at 50,000. In its latest poll, the Léger market research firm revealed residents of La Belle Province are more welcoming of immigration than those of any other province and those who live in Montreal are the most...

New Annual Record Likely For Canada Spousal Sponsorship Immigration

New Annual Record Likely For Canada Spousal Sponsorship Immigration
Canada is on track to set a new annual record for the number of new permanent residents immigrating here under spousal sponsorships. The latest data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reveals 51,810 new permanent residents immigrated to Canada under spousal sponsorships in the first nine months of this year.  Based on that trend, Canada is poised to have welcomed...

Canada Express Entry Immigration: Every Job That Qualifies Through Federal Programs

Canada Express Entry Immigration: Every Job That Qualifies Through Federal Programs
Canada’s record-breaking immigration targets for the next three years are vital for businesses to fill jobs, and most newcomers will come through the Express Entry system. “Years ago, we needed more jobs for our people, and now we need more people for our jobs,” Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said in a tweet in late November. Under the latest Immigration Levels Plan...

Canada Opens New Francophone Immigration Centre In New Brunswick

Canada Opens New Francophone Immigration Centre In New Brunswick
Canada has opened a new Centre for Innovation in Francophone Immigration in New Brunswick, the only officially-bilingual province, as part of its bid to boost the number of newcomers who speak French. "In recent years, southeastern New Brunswick has become greatly diversified and demonstrates to what extent immigration is a key component of a region's economic success,” said federal minister...