International Experience Canada: Applications Open For 2021 Season
People aged 18 to 35 who wish to come and work in Canada can do so through the International Experience Canada program, which has opened its application process for the 2021 season. Candidates from one of 34 participating countries can apply in one of three categories: Working Holiday International Co-Op (Internship) Young Professionals The IEC program is arranged using pools, with...
Ontario Targets 10 Occupations In New Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Draw
Ontario immigration has targeted 10 occupations with 754Notifications of Interest in a new draw through the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The March 2 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw saw NOIs issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores between 463 and 467 points. Candidates were required to have submitted Express Entry profiles between March 2, 2020 and March...
As Immigration Levels Rise, Ontario’s Economy Forecast To Roar Back In 2021
As COVID-19 closed the Canadian border to non-essential travel and crippled many Ontario businesses in 2020, immigration to the province dropped to barely half of what it had been the previous year. Economic activity in Canada’s most populous province tanked during the first and second waves of the global pandemic, pushing its GDP down by 6.2 per cent in 2020,...
Canada Aiming To Help Immigrants Prosper By Using Artificial Intelligence
Ottawa is aiming to help immigrants to Canada settle in the places where they are most likely to prosper by using artificial intelligence developed by researchers at Stanford and Zurich universities. “Canada has been working with the Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) to explore the possibility of using … (an) … algorithm to help individual economic immigrants determine where they are...
New Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees Province Issue 207 LAAs
A new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue 207 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled workers and international graduates. The February 26 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 158 LAAs, with the lowest ranked candidates scoring 457 points. International Education Stream candidates received 28 LAAs. The remaining 21 LAAs went...
Canadian Dual Citizenship: All You Need To Know
Dual citizenship is very common in Canada with nearly one in 20 Canadians holding more than one passport – but it’s perhaps not as well understood as it should be. After all, there is no certificate or official recognition of dual citizenship by the Canadian government. Foreign nationals who become Canadian citizens can simply keep their citizenship in their home...
Canada Beating Immigration Targets For 2021, Welcomes 26,600 Permanent Residents In January
Canada welcomed the highest number of permanent residents In January since before the coronavirus crisis began, with 26,600 new arrivals, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said in an interview with Bloomberg. Mendicino added that the number of newcomers admitted up to the middle of February is 40 percent ahead of where Canada needs to be to hit its 2021 target of...
Saskatchewan Immigration Targets 70 Jobs With 299 Express Entry Invitations
Saskatchewan immigration has targeted 70 occupations with 299 Express Entry invitations to apply in a new Expression of Interest draw. The February 25 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw targeted candidates with skills and experience in one of 70 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, with a minimum score of 70 points. Detailed requirements for the Express Entry stream are included later in...
Quebec Facilitated LMIA: List Of Qualifying Occupations Updated
Quebec has updated its list of jobs in high demand for which employers do not need to demonstrate they have tried to hire and failed to find suitably-qualified Canadians. The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) updates its list of occupations that qualify for Quebec’s  facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program every year.  This...
Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot: Sudbury Recommends 11 Candidates
Despite the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the city of Sudbury in Northern Ontario was successful in recommending 11 candidates in the first year of the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The candidates and their families – a total of 25 newcomers – are currently establishing themselves in the city as they go through the process of becoming Canadian...

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