Saskatchewan Targets 79 Occupations With 502 Invitations In New Provincial Draw
Saskatchewan immigration has targeted 79 occupations with 502 invitations to apply across two streams in a new Expression of Interest draw. In the January 21 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw, Occupations In-Demand stream candidates with skills and experience in one of 79 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes received 313 invitations, with a minimum score of 77 points. A further 189 invitations...
Canada Adds Another Month to COVID-19 International Travel Restrictions
Canada’s international travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended by another month, to February 21, 2021. “Our government will never hesitate to take the strong action needed to keep Canadians safe from COVID-19 while maintaining essential trade with our international partners,” tweeted Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair. “With some of the strictest travel restrictions in...
Alberta Invites 50 Immigration Candidates with First Express Entry Draw In Six Months
The first Express Entry draw in six months from Alberta immigration saw the province issue invitations to 50 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 406. The new draw took place on January 8 and was the first since June 17, 2020 through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.  Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates...
British Columbia Draw: 195 Immigration Invites Issued, 31 Jobs Excluded
A new draw by British Columbia immigration saw the province issue 195 invitations to apply with certain jobs excluded due to coronavirus restrictions. The January 19 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials continue to exclude 31 occupations where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved. Read More British Columbia Targets IT Occupations With 80 Invitations in New BC Tech...
Biden Inauguration: U.S. Immigration Overhaul Means Greater Competition For Canada
As U.S. President Joe Biden is inaugurated today, Canada knows it will have to work harder under this administration to attract skilled workers, given the new leader’s open doors policy towards immigration. In a massive reversal of outgoing President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, Biden is expected to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on his first day in office that...
Canada To Accept 3 Times As Many Applications For 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program
There is hope for candidates who were not selected as part of the lottery process for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Ottawa is promising to accept up to three times as many new applications for the PGP in 2021 – and the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa will allow for even more family members to come to Canada. “For the...
Nova Scotia Immigration Draw: Invites Issued To Financial Offers Under NOC 1114
Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new draw through the province’s Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream, targeting financial officers. The January 19 draw required candidates to have four or more years of experience under NOC 1114 for Other Financial Officers. They also needed to score Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 9 or above in all abilities. Those receiving a Letter of...
Canada’s Prime Minister Outlines Immigration Priorities in Mandate Letter
The recruitment and retention of healthcare workers from other countries has was made a top priority for Canada immigration by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday.  In a mandate letter to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino, the Canadian prime minister described the COVID-19 pandemic as the most serious public health crisis the country has ever faced. “The global...
Prince Edward Island To Conduct First 2021 Expression of Interest Draw On Thursday
Prince Edward Island immigration will conduct its first 2021 Expression of Interest draw on Thursday, the province has revealed, after publishing its anticipated draw dates for the year. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) plans to conduct monthly draws throughout the year. P.E.I.  Expression of Interest covers the province’s immigration streams for Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business...
Canada’s Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery Will Need Immigrants to Fill Jobs
A massive demand will be created for immigrants to fill vacant jobs as Canada’s economy surges later this year, helped by the wide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.  In its latest economic forecast, the Conference Board of Canada states the country’s economy is expected to make a full recovery from the economic hit it took during the global pandemic in 2020...

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