Quebec Unemployment Plummets To 4.5%, Lowest Since Records Began

Quebec Unemployment Plummets To 4.5%, Lowest Since Records Began
Quebec unemployment dropped sharply to 4.5 percent in February, giving it the lowest rate of all the provinces and the lowest since records began, according to the Canada jobs Labour Market Survey. The French-speaking province recorded a third consecutive month of jobs increases, adding 20,000 across the month, for a total annual gain of 66,000 jobs. Overall, Canada added 30,300 jobs...

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: 80 Invitations Issued In Targeted IT Occupations

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: 80 Invitations Issued In Targeted IT Occupations
British Columbia immigration has conducted new draw through the BC PNP Tech Pilot, issuing 80 invitations to IT candidates. The March 3 draw saw invitations issued across four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams.  The minimum score was 90 for all four featured streams. Those streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC -...

Ontario Immigration’s Popular Employer Job Offer Streams Open For Applications

Ontario Immigration’s Popular Employer Job Offer Streams Open For Applications
Ontario’s Employer Job Offer streams for International Students and Foreign Workers opened for applications on Tuesday, March 3. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program officials initially opened the International Student stream, before also opening the Foreign Worker stream later in the day. Both streams are now closed, having reached their intake limits. Ontario did not say what those intake limits were. Read More Ontario Targets...

New British Columbia Draw Sees 290 Immigration Candidates Invited

New British Columbia Draw Sees 290 Immigration Candidates Invited
The first general draw in a month through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw 290 invitations issued.  The February 27 draw targeted skilled workers and international graduates through five BC PNP streams. The previous general draw took place on January 28. Draws through the BC PNP Tech Pilot have been conducted in each of the last three weeks. Skilled workers through...

New Saskatchewan Immigration Draw Sees 576 Candidates Invited

New Saskatchewan Immigration Draw Sees 576 Candidates Invited
Saskatchewan immigration’s latest Expression of Interest draw saw invitations to apply issued to 576 candidates in 94 occupations. The February 27 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw featured invites through two provincial streams. There were 275 invites issued through the Occupations In-Demand stream and 301 through Saskatchewan Express Entry. Both streams registered a minimum score of 69 points. The draw was the 13th since...

217 Candidates Invited In New Manitoba Immigration Draw

217 Candidates Invited In New Manitoba Immigration Draw
The latest draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw 217 candidates receive Letters of Advice to Apply. In the February 27 draw, 161 of the LAAs went to applicants for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 499 points. A further 32 candidates received LAAs through the International Education Stream. The final 24 candidates received LAAs as...

25 Top Growth Cities In Canada Named In New Report

25 Top Growth Cities In Canada Named In New Report
North Vancouver in British Columbia was Canada’s top growth city of 2019, according to moving and storage company U-Haul. The city in one of Canada’s most sought-after regions saw the largest net gain of one-way moving trucks entering the city versus leaving it across the course of the year. It heads a list otherwise dominated by Ontario cities, which make up...

Quebec’s First 2020 Expression of Interest Draw Sees 23 Invites Issued

Quebec’s First 2020 Expression of Interest Draw Sees 23 Invites Issued
Details have been released of the first 2020 draw to take place through Quebec’s Arrima Expression of Interest system. In the January 16 draw, 23 Quebec immigration invitations were issued. The candidates invited met the following criteria: Their application to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program under the old system was terminated as part of the governing Coalition Avenir Quebec’s Bill 9. ...

British Columbia Invites 53 In Third Consecutive BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

British Columbia Invites 53 In Third Consecutive BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw
British Columbia immigration has issued invitations to 53 candidates in a third consecutive BC PNP Tech Pilot draw. The February 19 draw focused on four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Minimum scores were 90 across the board for the four streams:  SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC - International Graduate Through the...

Prince Edward Island Plans Immigration Draw On Thursday

Prince Edward Island Plans Immigration Draw On Thursday
Prince Edward Island plans to conduct the second Expression of Interest draw of 2020 on Thursday, February 20. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) draw will feature invites for the province’s immigration streams for Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact candidates. In the only draw so far in 2020, 123 invites were issued through the PEI PNP. PEI...