New Prince Edward Immigration Island Draw Sees 156 Candidates Invited
A new Prince Edward Island immigration draw saw the province issue invitations to apply to 156 skilled worker and entrepreneur candidates. The April 15 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams. It saw 140 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, while Business Impact...
New British Columbia Immigration Draws See 441 Invitations Issued
Two new draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue invitations to a total of 441 candidates. The April 13 draws again included the 31 occupations previously excluded due to the coronavirus crisis. B.C. also again took the step of conducting a general draw, and a second draw targeting two NOC codes: 0621 for Retail and Wholesale...
Canada Announces Fast-Tracking Of Caregiver Permanent Residence Applications
Canada Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced on Thursday a plan to fast-track the permanent residence applications of caregivers during the pandemic. “Immigrant caregivers, who take care of our families and elders, are often separated from their own families, and the pandemic has significantly slowed down permanent residence application processing, keeping them apart from their families longer than we would have...
All You Need To Know About Canada’s New 2021 Streams For Graduates and Temporary Workers
Canada is launching six new immigration streams for more than 90,000 essential workers already here, primarily those working in hospitals and long-term care homes, other essential services, and international graduates. Those seeking permanent residence will be able to apply starting May 6 for the streams, three of which are aimed at French-speaking candidates. Ottawa...
As it strives to welcome 401,000 immigrants in 2021 despite COVID-19 travel restrictions, Canada is to create new pathways to permanent residence for more than 90,000 temporary workers and international graduates. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced on Wednesday (April 14, 2021) measures that will see a swathe of candidates with temporary status get the chance to become permanent residents this...
New Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Province Invite 200 Candidates
A new Alberta Express Entry draw saw the province issue invitations to 200 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 302. The new draw took place on April 6 through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.  Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are working...
Canada Immigration Record Another Solid Month, Welcoming Nearly 24,000
Canada welcomed the second-highest monthly total of new immigrants since COVID-19 travel restrictions were put in place in February, recording 23,375 new permanent resident arrivals. The latest federal government figures show 48,025 newcomers were welcomed in the first two months of the year, slightly below the total for the same period of 2020, but significantly higher than any other two-month...
New Ontario Immigration Express Entry Tech Draw Sees 528 NOIs Issued
A new Ontario immigration Tech Draw through its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream saw the province issue 528 Notifications if Interest. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw took place on April 13, with the invited candidates scoring between 456 and 467 Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. Candidates were required to have submitted Express Entry profiles between April...
Changes planned for the Ontario immigration Entrepreneur Stream are designed to make the process easier for applicants. In proposals announced this month, the province says it will: Make video interviews permanent to speed up the arrival of candidates in Canada. Monitor applicants less often as they establish their businesses here. Ontario officials have proposed changes to two immigration regulations: 422/17 (General)...
COVID-19: Ottawa Hopes to Broaden List of Travellers Considered Essential
Canada hopes to allow more people into the country during the pandemic under expanded categories of just who is an essential worker, says Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau. “We are specifically talking about different groups that would be potentially considered to be essential workers, that have the need to cross the border for specific reasons,” Garneau reportedly told a parliamentary...

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