What to do if Your Ontario Immigration Application is Affected by Coronavirus

What to do if Your Ontario Immigration Application is Affected by Coronavirus
Details advice has been published by Ontario immigration for employers and candidates in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic state of emergency. Canada’s most populous province is still answering inquiries, processing applications and issuing nominations through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), including the Express Entry-linked and Entrepreneur streams. Candidates having difficulty obtaining information and documents are advised to submit their...

Canada Betters U.S. and U.K. in Coronavirus Response, say International Students

Canada Betters U.S. and U.K. in Coronavirus Response, say International Students
International students applying to study in Canada say the country’s coronavirus response has been significantly better than the U.S. and the U.K., both important competitors in attracting foreign students. Canada scored well on a range of factors including pandemic response, safety of citizens and visitors, welfare of international students and economic stability in a survey conducted by student marketing and...

Canada Loses Nearly 2 Million Jobs As COVID-19 Takes Grip on Unemployment

Canada Loses Nearly 2 Million Jobs As COVID-19 Takes Grip on Unemployment
The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian labour market has been laid bare in the latest federal government jobs report. Employment fell by nearly two million in April, following on from a drop of one million in March, as the economic shutdown forced by the spread of coronavirus takes grip. Canada’s unemployment rate jumped by more than five...

British Columbia Issues 237 Invitations, Excludes 31 Occupations In New Draw

British Columbia Issues 237 Invitations, Excludes 31 Occupations In New Draw
British Columbia immigration issued 237 invitations to apply in a new provincial draw with specific criteria related to the coronavirus outbreak. The May 7 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials exclude 31 occupations where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved. Read More Tech Workers Targeted With 75 Invitations In New British Columbia Immigration Draw New British Columbia Immigration Draw...

Manitoba Immigration Draw: 123 Candidates Receive Coveted MPNP Invitations

Manitoba Immigration Draw: 123 Candidates Receive Coveted MPNP Invitations
The latest draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw 123 candidates receive Letters of Advice to Apply. The May 7 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 94 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidates scoring 475 points. International Education Stream candidates received 15 LAAs. The final 14 LAAs went to Skilled Workers Oversea candidates with a minimum...

Sudbury Issues 6 Invites In First Draw Through Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

Sudbury Issues 6 Invites In First Draw Through Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot
Sudbury, Ontario has issued six invitations in its first draw through the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The April 23 draw saw candidates require a minimum score of 280 points. It is the first city included under the RNIP to conduct a draw. Each participating city has the freedom to choose how candidates are selected. In Sudbury, candidates are ranked in...

Tech Workers Targeted With 75 Invitations In New British Columbia Immigration Draw

Tech Workers Targeted With 75 Invitations In New British Columbia Immigration Draw
British Columbia immigration has targeted technology workers by issuing 75 invitations in a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.  The April 29 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.  Minimum scores were 85 for all four streams. The featured streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC -...

Ontario Invites 307 French Speaking Express Entry Candidates With CRS Scores as Low as 432

Ontario Invites 242 French Speaking Express Entry Candidates With CRS Scores as Low as 432
Ontario immigration has issued 307 Notifications of Interest in its second draw of 2020 through the Express Entry-linked French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. The April 30 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw, saw NOIs issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 432 and 454. To qualify for the draw, candidates had to submit Express Entry profiles between April 30, 2019...

Ontario Conducts Skilled Trades Draw of 2020, Issues 190 NOIs

Ontario Conducts Skilled Trades Draw of 2020, Issues 190 NOIs
Ontario immigration’s first draw of 2020 through its Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream saw 190 Notifications of Interest issued. The April 29 draw was targeted at 14 specific skilled trades National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. Those occupation were: 7235   Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters 7236   Ironworkers 7241   Electricians 7244   Electrical power line and cable workers 7252   Steamfitters, pipefitters and...

New Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Draw Targets Francophone Candidates

New Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Draw Targets Francophone Candidates
Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new draw through its Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream aimed at French-speaking candidates. The April 27 draw saw Letters of Interest sent to candidates scoring Canadian Language Benchmark level 8 or higher for French in all language abilities. Candidates were also required to have CLB 6 or higher in all language abilities for English. Those...