New Ontario Immigration Draws See 537 ITAs Issued Through 3 OINP Streams

New Ontario Immigration Draws See 537 ITAs Issued Through 3 OINP Streams
Canada immigration news: New draws through three streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) saw the province issue a combined 537 Invitations to Apply. The draws, through the streams for Masters Graduates, PhD Graduates and the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Workers, took place on October 20. In the Masters Graduate draw, the province issued 470 Expression of Interest ITAs, with...

Canada Launches Vaccine Passport As It Targets Return To Normal Post-COVID-19

Canada Launches Vaccine Passport As It Targets Return To Normal Post-COVID-19
Canada immigration news: A nationally-standardized vaccine passport system is being launched by all the provincial and territorial governments in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday. “All provinces and territories have confirmed that they will be moving forward with a national standard of proof of vaccination,” said the Canadian prime minister on Oct. 21. Read More Canada Immigration News Canada’s population...

Spotify To Boost Canadian Workforce As Tech Industry Growth Continues

Spotify To Boost Canadian Workforce As Tech Industry Growth Continues
Canada immigration news: Digital media streaming service Spotify is planning to follow in the footsteps of Amazon by hiring hundreds more employees in Canada, as well as Europe and Australia, in its bid to beef up its advertising revenues.  That giant online retailer announced in September it would expand its workforce in Canada by 15,000 this autumn. Now, Spotify is following...

New BC PNP Tech Draw See British Columbia Issue 85 Immigration Invitations

New BC PNP Tech Draw See British Columbia Issue 85 Immigration Invitations
Canada immigration news: A new BC PNP Tech draw saw British Columbia immigration issue 85 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. The October 19 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.  Minimum scores were 75 for all four streams. The featured streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled...

Requirements For Express Entry

Requirements For Express Entry
Canada immigration news: Covered below are the basic requirements for Canada Express Entry immigration programs, namely the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class. Canada’s Express Entry system is the main route for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. It is not an immigration program in its own right but manages the intake of applications for three federal...

New Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Province Invite 275 Candidates, Minimum CRS of 300

New Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Province Invite 275 Candidates, Minimum CRS of 300
Canada immigration news: A new Alberta Express Entry draw saw the province issue 275 invitations through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. The September 21 draw saw candidates require a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300. Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are working in...

Major Implications For Canada Immigration With Overhaul of National Occupational Classification System

Major Implications For Canada Immigration With Overhaul of National Occupational Classification System
Canada immigration news: In a move with massive implications for the processing of Canadian immigration applications, Ottawa is overhauling its National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. Under the changes to take effect in the second half of 2022, the NOC will move from a four-digit number to categorize each occupation to a five-digit code.  Read More Canada Immigration News British Columbia Draw: Province...

British Columbia Issues Up To 15 Invitations In New Entrepreneur Draw

British Columbia Issues Up To 15 Invitations In New Entrepreneur Draw
Canada immigration news: British Columbia immigration has conducted a new Entrepreneur Immigration draw, issuing up to 15 invitations. The October 12 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw featured invites through both the province’s general Entrepreneur stream and its regional pilot. General stream candidates received 10 invitations, requiring a minimum score of 123 points.  Meanwhile, less than five invites went to regional pilot...

Fully-Vaccinated Canadians Can Cross U.S. Land Border From November 8

United States Re-Opening Borders to Fully-Vaccinated Canadians on November 8
Canada immigration news: The official date of the re-opening of the Canada-U.S. border to fully-vaccinated Canadians has been announced as November 8. “The White House is indicating the U.S. will start allowing vaccinated Canadians to enter the U.S. through land ports of entry beginning on Nov. 8,” tweeted New York Congressman Brian Higgins on Friday. Border Closed To Non-Essential Travel For...

Quebec Announces $20m Spending For Immigrant Settlement Services

Quebec Announces $20m Spending For Immigrant Settlement Services
Canada immigration news: Quebec is going to invest more than $20 million into its settlement services for immigrants over three years, announced Immigration Minister Nadine Girault this week. “The integration of immigrants is our collective responsibility and requires that all stakeholders in Quebecois society work together,” said Girault, the minister responsible for the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et...