Canada Adds 100,000 Jobs As Quebec Unemployment Drops Below 5%

Canada Adds 100,000 Jobs As Quebec Unemployment Drops Below 5%
Canada’s economy added more than 100,000 jobs in April, while Quebec’s unemployment sunk below 5 per cent for the first time since records began. In a stellar month for Canada jobs, the nationwide unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 per cent, with the last 12 months witnessing employment growth of 426,000. As well as Quebec, other provinces to see employment increases were...

Time Running Out For Interim Pathway For Caregiver Applications

Time Running Out For Interim Pathway For Caregiver Applications
Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers expires in less than a month, closing a window of opportunity for candidates who do not qualify under existing programs. Those considering applying to the temporary caregiver immigration pathway are advised to do so as soon as possible. The Interim Pathway for Caregivers expires on June 4, 2019, after opening on March 4. It provides a chance for...

Skilled Workers and International Graduates Get British Columbia Immigration Invites

New British Columbia Draw Sees 182 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued
British Columbia immigration has issued invitations to apply to 187 candidates in the latest BC PNP draw. The May 7 draw saw invitations issued across five British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stream. Invitations to the lowest-scoring candidates were issued through the entry level and semi-skilled stream, with a minimum score of 75 points. Meanwhile, direct provincial skilled workers required a minimum score...

Quebec Live-In Caregivers Anxious Over Permanent Residence Applications

Live-in caregivers in Quebec are concerned their chances of obtaining permanent residence are in jeopardy because of provincial government immigration policies. Caregiver candidates say the Coalition Avenir Quebec government’s Bill 9 has resulted in a significant slowing of their applications for permanent residence. This is despite the candidates coming to Canada under the federal Live-In Caregiver Program, which featured a guaranteed...

Entrepreneurs Invited To Apply In New Saskatchewan Immigration Draw

Saskatchewan Eyes More Immigrants To Grow Population To 1.4M
Saskatchewan immigration issued 43 invitations to apply in the latest draw under the province’s Entrepreneur stream. The May 2 draw brings the total invitations issued in 2019 to 173 for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program stream. An average score of 125 points was recorded in the draw. The lowest-scoring candidate to receive an invite scored 120 points, with the top-scoring recording...

IT Workers Targeted In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

IT Workers Targeted In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw
A new batch of IT workers have received invitations to apply for British Columbia immigration through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. In an April 30 draw, the province issued invitations to 64 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program candidates. Skilled workers through both the direct provincial and Express Entry streams required 90 points to qualify. International graduates also required 90 points, through both...

Saskatchewan Issues More Than 200 Invites In Latest Expression of Interest Draw

Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates were the focus of a new Saskatchewan immigration draw that saw 202 issued invitations to apply. The May 1 draw was focus on seven occupations from the Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupations list. The occupations were: Managers in social, community and correctional services (NOC 0423) Conference and event planners (NOC 1226). Medical sonographers (NOC 3216). Psychologists (NOC...

Canada Invites 3,350 With Minimum Score of 450 In New Express Entry Draw

Canada immigration authorities have conducted a new Express Entry draw that saw candidates require a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 450. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued Invitations to Apply to 3,350 candidates in the May 1 immigration draw. The draw saw Canada reach 31,250 ITAs for 2019. The record for a calendar year was set in 2018, when 89,800...

Major New Survey Says Canadians Remain Positive Towards Immigration

New Ontario PhD Graduate Stream Draw Sees Province Issue 173 Canada Immigration Invitations
A major new survey has found that Canadians continue to buck the global trend with a positive attitude towards immigrants and immigration. The Environics Institute poll, released on April 29, 2019, made the following discoveries: Most Canadians disagree there is too much immigration in Canada. Most Canadians agree immigrants have a positive impact on the economy. Most Canadians disagree immigration...

Manitoba Immigration Issues LAAs to 299 MPNP Candidates

New Manitoba PNP Draw Sees Province Invite 303 Canada Immigration Candidates
Manitoba immigration issued Letters of Advice to Apply to 299 candidates in the latest Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw. The April 25 draw majored on the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, with 208 LAAs issued and a lowest score of 510 points., There were also 66 LAAs issued through a Skilled Workers Overseas stream Strategic Recruitment Initiative, for which the lowest-ranked...