Ottawa To Work With Quebec To Boost Francophone Immigration, Says Prime Minister
Canada immigration news: Ottawa will work with Quebec to attract more French-speaking immigrants as the province readies itself for a massive surge in immigration this year to make up for the shortfalls in new arrivals during the COVID-19 pandemic, vows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We are always in the process of working with Quebec to improve (and) accelerate the arrival...
Express Entry: 16 New Occupations To Become Eligible When Canada Overhauls NOC
Canada immigration news: Sixteen new occupations will become eligible for Express Entry with Canada’s overhaul of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. A ministerial memorandum, dated February 21, 2022 and seen by immigration.ca, shows jobs including truck and bus drivers, orderlies, teaching assistants and dental assistants are to be included under the selection system. A full list is below. Immigration, Refugees...
Quebec-Bound Permanent Residence Applicants Can Now Get Open Work Permits Under IMP+
Applications for open work permits from skilled workers in foreign countries who already have nomination certificates from Quebec and want to work in the francophone province are being accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The open work permits to be given out through the International Mobility Program Plus (IMP+) will allow applicants for permanent residency in Quebec to...
One Million Job Vacancies: As Canada’s Post-COVID Economy Booms, Employers Need Workers
Canada immigration news: Statistics Canada has reported job vacancies rose to a record high and there were more paid jobs in all but two of Canada’s 10 provinces in March than there were before the COVID-19 pandemic.  “All provinces, with the exception of Alberta, which saw a drop of 12,700 paid jobs, and Newfoundland and Labrador, which saw a decline...
Manitoba Targets Ukrainians With New Canada Immigration Invitations
Canada immigration news: As part of Manitoba’s special immigration measures to aid those impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the province has conducted a fourth targeted draw. The draw took place on May 20 through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. It saw Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued to 13 candidates, requiring a minimum score of 60 points. To be...
New Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Province Invite 100 Canada Immigration Candidates
Canada immigration news: Alberta has conducted a new draw through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, inviting 100 candidates. The May 19 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 382, 26 higher than the previous draw. Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to...
Canada Express Entry: Significant Changes To Allow Occupation-Based Invitations
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is proposing significant changes to the Canada Express Entry system that will allow occupation-based invitations in amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The amendments, proposed under Bill C-19, flesh out some of the detail first reported by immigration.ca in November 2021, giving the immigration minister more flexibility on who can be invited from the Express...
New British Columbia Draw Sees Province Issue 137 Canada Immigration Invitations
Canada immigration news: A new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue invitations to 137 candidates. The May 24 draw saw invitations issued in three different categories. Skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 85 points received 115 invitations through the BC PNP Tech stream. A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 11 invitations...
Canada’s First Chartered Flight Brings In 328 Ukrainians
Canada immigration news: Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says the first of three federally-chartered planes to bring Ukrainian refugees to the safety of Canada landed in Winnipeg on Monday afternoon with 328 of them. “Winnipeg has a proud history of welcoming Ukrainians and we know that these 328 newcomers will be embraced by their new communities,” said Fraser. Read More Canada Immigration...
Prince Edward Island Issues 153 Canada Immigration Invitations In New Provincial Draw
Canada immigration news: Prince Edward Island has issued invitations to apply to 153 skilled worker and entrepreneur Canada immigration candidates in a new provincial draw. The May 20 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams. It saw 137 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry...

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