Encourage Immigration To Smaller Communities, Canada Governments Told

Encourage Immigration To Smaller Communities, Canada Governments Told
A Conference Board of Canada report says immigration programs that bring people to Canada’s smaller communities – like the Atlantic Immigration Program and Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot – are likely to give the country the biggest bang in economic development for the buck. “For the past 20 years, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary have driven economic growth for Canada...

Estheticians Can Immigrate To Canada Through Express Entry

Estheticians Can Immigrate To Canada Through Express Entry
Estheticians can now apply for permanent residence in Canada under Express Entry and put their facial and body beauty treatment skills to the service of Canadian employers.  The change to the FSW which made that possible came on Nov. 16 last year, when Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) added 16 new jobs to its list of eligible occupations under...

Canada Jobs: Top 15 Opportunities For 2023

Canada Jobs: Top 15 Opportunities For 2023
There are all kinds of opportunities for job seekers in Canada and foreign nationals looking to immigrate under economic programs. Human resources giant Randstad Canada says there are opportunities in Canada for workers from all backgrounds with a strong increase in demand for those who are hoping to gain employment in the skilled trades, e-commerce and supply chains. Read More Canada...

Ontario Issues 692 Canada Immigration Invitations In New Masters Graduate Draw

Ontario Issues 692 Canada Immigration Invitations In New Masters Graduate Draw
Ontario has issued 692 Canada immigration invitations in a new Expression of Interest draw through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Masters Graduate stream. To qualify for the January 25 draw, candidates required a score of 44 or above and needed to have submitted their profile within the last month. Full requirements for all the mentioned streams are included further down this...

Ontario Issues 622 Canada Immigration Invitations In New PNP Draws

Ontario Issues 622 Canada Immigration Invitations In New PNP Draws
Ontario has conducted two new Expression of Interest draws through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), issuing 622 Canada immigration invitations. The draws were conducted on January 24, 2023. The first draw came through the Ontario Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream. It saw 620 invites issued to candidates scoring 82 or above on the EOI points grid. In the second draw,...

British Columbia Issues At Least 273 Canada Immigration Invitations In New PNP Draw

British Columbia Issues At Least 273 Canada Immigration Invitations In New PNP Draw
British Columbia has issued at least 273 invitations in new draws through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The January 24 draws were split into three categories: general, targeted and entrepreneur. In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 221 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from...

Prince Edward Island’s First PNP Draw Of 2023 Sees 223 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued

Prince Edward Island’s First PNP Draw Of 2023 Sees 223 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued
Prince Edward Island has conducted its first provincial draw of 2023, issuing invitations to apply to 223 skilled worker and entrepreneur Canada immigration candidates. The January 19 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams. It saw 216 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates,...

Canada Permanent Residence For Double Number Of Out-Of-Status Toronto Construction Workers

Canada Permanent Residence For Double Number Of Out-Of-Status Toronto Construction Workers
Double the number of out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are now eligible for Canada permanent residence after a temporary pathway was expended. “This pilot program is a significant step forward in addressing critical labour shortages for the Greater Toronto Area by supporting stability in the construction industry and bringing workers out of the underground economy,” said...

Canada Francophone Immigration Five Times Higher Than 16 Years Ago

Canada Hits Its Francophone Immigration Target For 2022
Canada’s ongoing efforts to ensure the vibrancy of French-language communities across the country has seen francophone immigration outside Quebec jump by almost five times since 2006. During those 16 years, the number of francophone immigrants coming to live in Canadian communities outside Quebec jumped from about 2,800 in 2006 to hit more than 16,300 new francophone permanent residents in 2022. Even...

Alberta To Give Preference To Canada Immigration Candidates Who Have Family In Province

Alberta To Give Preference To Canada Immigration Candidates Who Have Family In Province
Alberta is to support candidates who want to immigrate to the province and already have family there by making changes to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). “AAIP’s change will draw workers in high-demand sectors through Express Entry who have immediate family ties in Alberta,” said Alberta Immigration Minister Rajan Sawhney. “This approach will help ensure Alberta’s economy will prosper by...