Manitoba Draw Focuses On Candidates Already In Province

Candidates already working in Manitoba were the focus of the latest Manitoba Nominee Program draw. The draw saw 262 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, with the lowest ranked candidate scoring 433 points. Elsewhere, 260 LAAs went to candidates for the Human Capital...

British Columbia Targets BC PNP Tech Pilot Candidates In New Draw

Technology workers were the focus of the latest draw conducted by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The April 2 draw saw 26 invites issued to candidates through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Minimum scores dropped as low as 73 for entry-level and semi-skilled candidates. Skilled workers through the direct provincial stream required 94 points to qualify, while Express Entry skilled workers...

Calls For Newfoundland To Set More Ambitious Immigration Targets

Calls For Newfoundland To Set More Ambitious Immigration Targets
Provincial officials have called on Newfoundland & Labrador to be more ambitious with its immigration targets The maritime province currently welcomes the fewest immigrants in Canada with a total of 1,525 newcomers arriving in 2018. This represented an increase of 25 percent on 2017. By 2022, the province is targeting 1,700 newcomers. But officials say this is not enough to tackle the...

Canada Invites 3,350 Candidates In New Express Entry Draw

Canada immigration authorities issued Invitations to Apply to 3,350 candidates in the latest Express Entry draw. The April 3 draw saw the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score drop by a point to 451 compared to the previous draw. A tie-breaking cut-off date of January 9, 2019 at just before 3.35am EST was used for the draw. If more than one profile...

Canadians Want Citizenship Law Changed To Tackle Birth Tourism, Poll Says

Canadians Want Citizenship Law Changed To Tackle Birth Tourism, Poll Says
Nearly two-thirds of Canadians want to see a change in the Canadian citizenship law to discourage birth tourism, according to a new poll. The Angus Reid Institute survey saw 64 percent of respondents say babies born on Canadian soil should not automatically get citizenship, as is currently the case. As many as 60 percent supported a change in the citizenship law...

Visa-Free Travel to 184 Countries Makes Canada’s Passport Sixth Most Powerful

The Canadian passport is the sixth most powerful in the world, allowing holders to travel to 184 countries without a pre-arranged visa. Canada sits alongside the UK, Belgium, Greece and Ireland in sixth spot on a list headed by the passports of Asian giants Japan, Singapore and South Korea, which boast visa-free travel to 189 destinations. Top 10 Most Powerful Passports ...

Miramichi An Example of How Small Communities Can Use Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The small New Brunswick city of Miramichi is being held up as an example of the success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. New immigrants to the community with a population of under 18,000 have risen by 700 percent in two years. More than 120 newcomers arrived in 2018, compared to 15 in 2016, figures show. Read More Canada Extends Atlantic Immigration Pilot For...

Open Work Permits Available for Qualified Interim Pathway for Caregivers Applicants

Open Work Permits Available for Qualified Interim Pathway for Caregivers Applicants
Candidates who are eligible for Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers have access to an open work permit while their applications are processed. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada guidelines state that applicants with a ‘positive eligibility assessment’ under the IPC are eligible for an open work permit until their permanent residence application is finalized. Family members of the applicant who are in...