Foreign Diplomats and Consular Officials Exempt From Canada’s International Travel Ban

Foreign Diplomats and Consular Officials Exempt From Canada’s International Travel Ban
Diplomats and consular officials from foreign countries – and their families – got the green light to travel to Canada this week, three months after COVID-19 put a stop to non-essential international travel. Ottawa announced Monday it will be again granting temporary resident visas to Global Affairs Canada-accredited representatives of foreign governments who are coming to assume their postings. These temporary...

U.S. Universities Worried As International Student Numbers Fall, While Canada’s Cohort Grows

U.S. Universities Worried As International Student Numbers Fall, While Canada’s Cohort Grows
Canada’s can-do approach to immigration is seemingly attracting international students put off by U.S. President Donald Trump’s negativity, worrying U.S. colleges and universities. A growing number of international students are coming to study in Canada. The number of study permit holders in Canada jumped more than 56.4 percent in just four years, rising from roughly 411,000 at the end of 2016...

Canada to Lead World In Using Immigration to Sustain Population Growth: Report

Canada to Lead World In Using Immigration to Sustain Population Growth: Report
Canada is going to shore up its economy in the coming decades by leading the world in attracting more immigrants than it exports emigrants for the size of its population than any other country on Earth, forecasts a new study. In the study, published in The Lancet, a highly-respected medical journal, experts looked at current trends in mortality and fertility...

PEI Issues 195 Invitations Through 3 Provincial Streams In 2 New Draws

PEI Issues 195 Invitations Through 3 Provincial Streams In 2 New Draws
The results of two PEI PNP draws conducted during July have been announced by Prince Edward Island immigration. The draws saw 195 invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact streams. On July 16, 187 invites were issued to candidates who submitted profiles during March and April who were already living and working in PEI. The draw saw 158...

Manitoba Issues LAAs to 174 Candidates in New Provincial Draw

Manitoba Issues LAAs to 174 Candidates in New Provincial Draw
A new draw has been conducted through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program with 174 Letters of Advice to Apply issued to skilled workers and international graduates. The July 16 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 134 LAAs, with the lowest ranked candidates scoring 430 points. International Education Stream candidates received 29 LAAs. The remaining 11 LAAs...

These 13 Jobs Just Became Eligible For Ontario Immigration

These 13 Jobs Just Became Eligible For Ontario Immigration
Ontario immigration has added 13 new jobs to the list of eligible occupations under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream. In changes that took effect on July 6, the manufacturing occupations are only eligible for positions being filled outside the Greater Toronto Area. The new occupations are: National Occupational Classification Job Title NOC 9411 Machine operators, mineral and metal processing NOC 9416 Metalworking and forging machine...

Quebec Arrima Expression of Interest: 7 Invited In First Draw Since January

Quebec Arrima Expression of Interest: 7 Invited In First Draw Since January
Quebec immigration has conducted its first Arrima Expression of Interest draw since January, and the first since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Canada. In a June 18 draw, the French-speaking province issued 7 invitations. 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...

British Columbia Immigration Invites 320 Candidates Through 5 Streams In New Draw

British Columbia Immigration Invites 320 Candidates Through 5 Streams In New Draw
British Columbia immigration has issued 320 invitations to apply across five streams in a new provincial draw. The July 14 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials exclude 31 occupations where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved. Read More British Columbia Immigration Issues 314 Invitations Across 5 Provincial Streams British Columbia Issues 87 Invitations In New BC PNP Tech Pilot...

Canada Adds Nearly 1 million Jobs In June As Coronavirus Recovery Continues

Canada Adds Nearly 1 million Jobs In June As Coronavirus Recovery Continues
Alberta immigration has announced the results of a new Express Entry draw, issuing invitations to 187 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 303. The draw took place on June 27 and was the 12th draw of the year through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. Read guidance from the AINP on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Important requirements for...

Alberta Express Entry Draw: 187 Invitations Issued, Minimum CRS of 303

Alberta Express Entry Draw: 187 Invitations Issued, Minimum CRS of 303
A recent Alberta Express Entry draw saw immigration invitations issued to 187 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 303. The draw took place on June 27 and was the 12th draw of the year through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. Read guidance from the AINP on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry...