BC PNP Tech Pilot Minimum Score Drops To Lowest Since At Least 2018, With 87 Invites Issued
Minimum scores dropped to some of the lowest seen since the BC PNP Tech Pilot began, as British Columbia immigration issued 87 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in its latest provincial draw. The February 23 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.  Minimum scores were 75 for all four streams, the lowest since...
Applying for Canada’s Start-Up Visa from the United Arab Emirates: All You Need To Know
Many tech start-ups in the United Arab Emirates could expand and gain even greater access to Canadian markets through the Canada’s  Start-Up Visa program. “Funding that went into United Arab Emirates (UAE) tech companies grew 10 times in just two years, to US-$1 billion in 2016, and 2017 has been a record year for exits,” stated the authors of the...
Canada Family Sponsorship Immigration From India: All You Need To Know
Even more Indians will soon be able to reunite with their loved ones and gain permanent residence in Canada as COVID-19 international travel restrictions loosen, with vaccines and new therapies to treat the virus showing promise. India is already the most important source of new permanent residents that come to Canada through family sponsorship programs, reveals data from Immigration, Refugees...
Mandatory Quarantine For Non-Essential Travellers To Canada Begins, But It May Cost Less
All travellers coming to Canada by air for non-essential reasons need to stay in government-designated hotels for three days at their own costs after getting a COVID-19 test, starting today (Monday, February 22). But the costs of those hotel stays might be less than the previously-announced sum of $2,000.  “The cost of each stay will vary between hotels, with additional fees...
Quebec Provides $8 Million Boost to Help Immigrants Through Community Support Programs
Quebec is aiming to help immigrants by investing more than $8 million into its community support program, the Programme d’appui aux collectivités (PAC). “With the PAC, we are adding to the tools we can use to welcome and promote the sustainable establishment of immigrants and their families in our regions,” said Quebec Immigration Minister Nadine Girault in French. “We want them...
Prince Edward Island Issues 121 Invitations In New Provincial Draw
Prince Edward Island immigration has issued invitations to apply to 121 skilled worker and entrepreneur candidates in a new provincial draw. The February 18 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams. It saw 102 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, while Business Impact...
Canada Extends International Travel Restrictions By Another Two Months
Canada is extending its restrictions on travellers from the United States until March 21, and on non-U.S. international travel to Canada for another two months. “Non-essential travel restrictions with the United States have been extended until March 21,” tweeted Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair. “We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice...
Apply for Canada’s Start-Up Visa from the USA: All You Need To Know
With a deeply-entrenched and entrepreneurial start-up ecosystem, the world-leading United States features many potential candidates that could greatly benefit from access to Canadian markets through Canada’s Start-Up Visa program. This is the home of many vibrant start-up environments, including Silicon Valley, the tech hub in California that has spawned innovation and economic growth for generations. In its December report, Most Dynamic...
Reports Outlines Canada’s Huge Challenge To Meet 2021 Immigration Target
An RBC Economics report predicts immigration to Canada is likely to remain at a trickle for at least the first half of this year as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on despite Ottawa’s ambitious targets. “In the long-run, Canada does have the capacity to hit the ambitious targets set out last fall and population growth from new immigration will again return...
New Program Guide Published By Quebec Immigration Department
A new guide detailing all the procedures prospective permanent residents need to take under each of the immigration programs has been published by Canada’s francophone province of Quebec. Published in French on the website of the province’s immigration department, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI), is simply titled the Guide des procédures d’immigration (GPI), the...

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