British Columbia PNP Draw: Province Issues At Least 260 Canada Immigration Invitations

British Columbia PNP Draw: Province Issues At Least 260 Canada Immigration Invitations
British Columbia has issued invitations to at least 260 candidates in a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The September 27 draw saw invitations issued in five different categories. Skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 100 points received 215 invitations through the BC PNP Tech stream. A draw targeted at Early Childhood Educators under NOC...

Parents And Grandparents Program: Families Reunited In Canada In Record Numbers

Parents And Grandparents Program: Families Reunited In Canada In Record Numbers
Canada immigration news: Families are being reunited in Canada through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in such high numbers that it is almost certain to far exceed its target under the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024. Under that immigration plan, Ottawa was hoping to bring in 25,000 parents and grandparents to the country under the PGP this year and then...

British Columbia Skills Immigration To Pause As It Switches To NOC 2021

British Columbia Skills Immigration To Pause As It Switches To NOC 2021
Registration for the British Columbia Skills Immigration (SI) category is to pause starting in mid-October as it switches to using the latest National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. That category of programs targets skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in the West Coast province and is further divided into five components: Skilled Workers; Health Authority; International Graduates; International Post-Graduates, and; ...

Nova Scotia To Stop Housing Immigration Detainees In Provincial Jails

Canada Immigration Detainees To Continue To Be Held In Provincial Jails In Five Provinces
Nova Scotia will no longer house immigration detainees in provincial jails under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) after ending its deal with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The move comes on the heels of a similar decision by British Columbia, making Nova Scotia only the second province in Canada to take steps to stop the practice. “Nova Scotia...

More Canada Jobs For Economic Immigrants Due To Wave Of Retirements

More Canada Jobs For Economic Immigrants Due To Wave Of Retirements
Canada is seeing great opportunities for economic immigrants but headaches for business owners due to the unprecedented wave of retirements by Baby Boomers from the labour force. “The working-age population (persons aged 15 to 64) has never been older,” says Statistics Canada.   “More than one in five persons, 21.8 per cent, in this population is close to retirement, that is,...

Ontario French Speaking Skilled Worker Draw: Province Issues 363 NOIs Targeting Tech, Health Jobs

Ontario French Speaking Skilled Worker Draw: Province Issues 363 NOIs Targeting Tech, Health Jobs
Ontario immigration has issued Notifications of Interest to 363 candidates in 36 technology and health occupations in a new draw through the Express Entry-linked French Speaking Skilled Worker stream. The September 23 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw saw NOIs issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 326. To qualify for the draw, candidates had to submit...

Quebec Invites 1,202 Canada Immigration Candidates In Largest-Ever EOI Draw

Quebec Invites 1,202 Canada Immigration Candidates In Largest-Ever EOI Draw
Quebec immigration has issued 1,202 invitations in the largest draw in the history of the Arrima Expression of Interest system. The September 8 draw was also rare in that it had no requirements other than a minimum score of 620 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system. Quebec has usually favoured draws targeting candidates with a job offer (often outside...

Canada Express Entry Change To Mean More Doctors Can Become Permanent Residents

Canada Express Entry Change To Mean More Doctors Can Become Permanent Residents
A change to the Express Entry system aimed at allowing more doctors to become permanent residents has been announced by Canada’s immigration minister. The change introduces an important exemption for physicians who were previously seen as self-employed and therefore could not qualify for Express Entry. The move is designed to help doctors already in Canada and working on a temporary basis...

British Columbia PNP Draw: Province Issues At Least 353 Canada Immigration Invitations

British Columbia PNP Draw: Province Issues At Least 353 Canada Immigration Invitations
British Columbia issued at least 353 Canada immigration invitations in new draws through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The September 21 draws were targeted at tech, teaching and health occupations. The first draw, aimed specifically at regions outside Metro Vancouver, included tech occupations.  It saw 341 invitations issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international...

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Seeing Record-Breaking Number Of New Immigrants

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Seeing Record-Breaking Number Of New Immigrants
Canada’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) program is skyrocketing in popularity in 2022, projected to welcome a record number of foreign nationals setting up new businesses here. In the first five months of this year, the SUV has seen 250 new permanent residents settle in Canada.  That puts Canada on track to welcome 600 new permanent residents through the program in 2022, the...