PEI Still Receiving Millions In Defunct PNP Entrepreneur Stream Deposits

PEI Still Receiving Millions In Defunct PNP Entrepreneur Stream Deposits
Despite the streams being cancelled several years ago, Prince Edward Island is still raking in millions of dollars in default payments under investor categories of its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Four years after the end of its 100 Per Cent Ownership and Partial Ownership entrepreneur streams in 2018, the Atlantic Canadian province was still able to pocket almost $8.9 million...

Ontario’s First Canada Immigration Draws Of 2023 Target Primarily Skilled Trades Candidates

Ontario’s First Canada Immigration Draws Of 2023 Target Primarily Skilled Trades Candidates
Ontario has conducted new draws through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), issuing 1,656 Canada immigration invitations to mainly skilled trades candidates.  A draw through the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream on January 13 saw 1,252 invites issued to candidates scoring between 336 and 506 Comprehensive Ranking System points. The invitations were targeted at the following occupations: NOC 72010 - Contractors and...

British Columbia PNP Draw: Province Issues At Least 133 Canada Immigration Invitations

British Columbia PNP Draw: Province Issues At Least 133 Canada Immigration Invitations
British Columbia has issued invitations to at least 133 candidates in a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The January 10 draw saw invitations issued in four different categories. Skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 90 points received 123 invitations through the BC PNP Tech stream. A draw targeted at Early Childhood Educators under NOC...

Canada Employers Go On Hiring Blitz As Labour Market Tightens

Canada Employers Go On Hiring Blitz As Labour Market Tightens
The latest data from Statistics Canada reveals the labour market in Canada is still getting tighter as more of those workers who are looking for jobs land them. “In December, the unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to five per cent,” reports the statistical and demographic services agency. “This was the third decline in four months and left the rate just...

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw: Province Invites 50 Canada Immigration Candidates

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw: Province Invites 50 Canada Immigration Candidates
Saskatchewan immigration has issued 50 invitations through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in its first Entrepreneur stream draw of 2023. The January 5 draw required a minimum score of 80 and an average score of 85 points. The province said candidates scoring 80 points required language skills at Canadian Language Benchmark level six or higher in order to qualify for...

Open For 2023: International Experience Canada Work Permit Program

Open For 2023: International Experience Canada Work Permit Program
The 2023 season of the International Experience Canada (IEC) work permit program is now open. Invitations to apply are already being issued to candidates in the pool, with 90,000 young people set to come to the country via the program this year. Canada hopes the expansion of the program, announced in December, will help fill labour shortages. “Our government supports international youth...

Every Way You Can Immigrate To Canada In 2023

Every Way You Can Immigrate To Canada In 2023
As Canada looks to use newcomers to solve a growing labour market shortage, it has ambitious plans to welcome a record 465,000 new immigrants in 2023. After setting new annual permanent resident records in both 2021 and 2022, it plans to break those records again in each of the next three years. This means it has never been a better time...

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Issued 9,750 Nominations In 2022

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Issued 9,750 Nominations In 2022
Ontario has reached its 2022 federal government Canada immigration nomination allocation. Canada’s most populous province nominated 9,750 candidates through all of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) streams during the course of the year. The number is 750 more than the 9,000 nominations issued in 2021. The nomination allocation for the OINP is relatively small given the population of the province. However,...

British Columbia’s First PNP Draws Of 2023 Sees 211 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued

British Columbia’s First PNP Draws Of 2023 Sees 211 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued
British Columbia has issued 211 invitations in its first draws of 2023 through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The January 4 draws were split into two categories: general and targeted. In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 163 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from...

Alberta Hits Provincial Nominee Program Nomination Limit For 2022

Alberta Hits Provincial Nominee Program Nomination Limit For 2022
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program has reached its 2022 federal government limit for Canada immigration nominations.  The province hit its federal government target of 6,500 nominations in late December. It will now begin issuing nominations against its 2023 allocation. The province conducts regular draws through its Express Entry-linked stream, although it has not done so since July 2022. Important requirements for the...