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

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

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...

How Experienced Civil Engineers Qualify For Canada Immigration

Qualified Civil Engineers (NOC 2131) are likely to find multiple options for Canada immigration. The occupation is one of those among the top 10 Canada Express Entry jobs for 2019, according to the latest figures on Invitations to Apply. It is also included under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, making it one of 29 jobs given priority processing for British Columbia...

Experienced Engineering Technicians Have Several Options For Canada Immigration

Technical occupations related to engineering also represent some of the most in-demand occupations in Canada. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 2241) are among the top 10 occupations in Canada Express Entry for 2019. The job is one of the 29 target occupations under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, meaning candidates qualify for expedited processing through the British Columbia...

British Columbia Invites 157 Candidates With Scores As Low As 75 Points

Candidates with scores as low as 75 points were invited to apply in the latest British Columbia immigration draw. The April 23 draw saw 157 invitations issued across five British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. The entry level and semi-skilled worker stream recorded the lowest minimum score of 75 points, while the province’s skilled worker stream saw a minimum score of...

Irregular Border Crossers Hit More Than 1,000 In a Month For First Time in 2019

The number of asylum seekers crossing the US-Canada border at unrecognized points swelled to 1,007 in March, the latest figures show. The month was the first in 2019 that saw more than 1,000 people intercepted by RCMP officers. Numbers for the first three months of the year have been significantly below those for the equivalent months of 2018, as Canada has...

Canada Unemployment Holds Steady To Consolidate First Quarter Gains

Canada’s unemployment held steady at 5.8 per cent in March, to consolidate a first quarter of 2019 when employment rose by 116,000 jobs. Employment has now increased by 332,000 jobs in the last year, as Statistics Canada jobs data remained positive. Among the provinces, Saskatchewan saw the biggest gains, with unemployment dropping from 5.8 per cent to 4.9 per cent –...

Canada To Target Irregular Border Crossers With Refugee Law Change

Canada’s federal government is seeking to change the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to try and stop the flow of asylum seekers who enter from the U.S. at irregular border points. The proposed change would mean asylum seekers who had previously made a refugee claim in another country could not then make a claim in Canada. Ottawa tabled the change in...

Anticipated 2019 Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest Draw Dates

Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact candidates will receive invitations to apply in a new draw planned by Prince Edward Island immigration on April 18, 2019. The draw will be the fourth of the year under the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest system, which launched at the start of 2018. Anticipated 2019 Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest Draw...