Labour Market Impact Assessment Processing Causing Canada Work Permit Delays

Labour Market Impact Assessment Processing Causing Canada Work Permit Delays
Canada has issued a new warning of increased processing times for Work Permits due to Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) delays. To help employers and candidates who are facing the issue, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), has published average processing times by each Temporary Foreign Worker Program category. Global Talent Stream candidates can still expect their applications processed in 10...

Express Entry Score In the 300s? You Could Try Alberta Immigration

Express Entry Score In the 300s? You Could Try Alberta Immigration
Alberta immigration has issued Notifications of Interest to 471 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 303. Two new Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program were conducted on July 17 and July 24. The July 17 draw saw 251 NOIs issued, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 400 points. In the July 24 draw the lowest-ranked candidate scored 303 points, with...

British Columbia Targets IT Candidates In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

British Columbia Targets IT Candidates In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw
Candidates with IT jobs experience have been given priority for British Columbia immigration in a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw. The July 30 draw saw 70 invites issued to applicants with skills and experience in 29 targeted occupations. Minimum scores were 90 for all four streams included in the draw. The four streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI –...

Alberta Targets Express Entry Candidates With CRS Scores As Low As 425

Alberta Targets Express Entry Candidates With CRS Scores As Low As 425
Candidates with Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 425 received Notification of Interest letters in the latest Alberta immigration draw. The July 6 draw saw 180 NOI letters issued through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, in the 16th draw of 2019. Read More Alberta Taps Express Entry Pool With New Provincial Draw Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Nearly 200 NOI...

Manitoba Immigration Issues LAAs to 173 In New MPNP Draw

Manitoba Immigration Issues LAAs to 173 In New MPNP Draw
Manitoba immigration issued Letters of Advice to Apply to 173 candidates in its latest provincial nominee program draw. The July 18 Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program  draw was weighted heavily towards Skilled Workers In Manitoba candidates, who received 110 of the LAAs issued. The lowest-ranked SWM candidate scored 539 points. In the same draw, 40 candidates received LAAs through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative,...

Skilled Worker Minimum Score Drops In Latest BC PNP Draw

Skilled Worker Minimum Score Drops In Latest BC PNP Draw
The minimum score for direct provincial skilled workers dropped by four points in the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw. Candidates required 101 points to qualify for the British Columbia immigration stream, compared to 105 points in the previous all-program draw. The July 23 draw saw 191 candidates issued invitations to apply for British Columbia immigration. In the other four streams,...

Prince Edward Island Planning New Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact Draws

Prince Edward Island Planning New Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact Draws
A new Prince Edward Island immigration draw targeting both skilled worker and entrepreneur immigration candidates will take place on Thursday July 18, 2019. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program draw will focus on candidates for the province’s Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact streams. PEI launched its Expression of Interest system at the start of 2018, and has made...

British Columbia Conducts First General Immigration Draw In 3 Weeks

British Columbia Conducts First General Immigration Draw In 3 Weeks
British Columbia immigration has conducted its first general draw in three weeks, issuing invitations to 218 skilled workers and international graduates. The July 9 draw featured minimum points scores ranging from 80 to 110 across five British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. Entry level and semi-skilled workers required 80 points to qualify, while Express Entry skilled workers required 110 points. The three...

Alberta Taps Express Entry Pool With New Provincial Draw

Alberta Taps Express Entry Pool With New Provincial Draw
Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300 were targeted in the latest Alberta immigration draw. The June 21 draw saw NOI letters sent to 262 candidates. It was the 16th NOI draw conducted through Alberta Express Entry in 2019. As of July 2, 2019, Alberta had issued 2,767 nomination certificates this year, out of its federal government...

42 IT Candidates Invited To Apply Through BC PNP Tech Pilot

42 IT Candidates Invited To Apply Through BC PNP Tech Pilot
British Columbia immigration issued 42 invitations to apply in the latest draw under the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The Tech Pilot targets candidates with skilled and experience in 29 in-demand technology occupations, giving them priority processing through the existing streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. In the July 2 draw, minimum scores were 90 through all four targeted streams: ...