British Columbia Conducts Largest Draw Since Entrepreneur Regional Pilot Launch

British Columbia Conducts Largest Draw Since Entrepreneur Regional Pilot Launch
British Columbia immigration has conducted the largest draw since launching a new regional pilot stream under its Entrepreneur Immigration category. The September 17 draw saw 38 invites issued through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. There were 30 invites issued through the general category, with a minimum score of 115 points required. Under the regional pilot, eight invites were issued with...

Third Quebec Expression of Interest Draw Sees 444 Invitations Issued

Third Quebec Expression of Interest Draw Sees 444 Invitations Issued
Quebec immigration has conducted a new draw under its Expression of Interest system, inviting 444 candidates to apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The invitations were issued on August 19 to candidates who 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...

British Columbia Tops 1,500 Invites In Last 3 All-Program Draws

British Columbia Tops 1,500 Invites In Last 3 All-Program Draws
British Columbia immigration has issued 1,554 invites in its last three all-program draws after the latest draw saw 481 candidates receive invitations. The September 17 draw saw high invitation numbers continue after the 2019 record was broken twice in the last two British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draws. The minimum required score dropped to 92 points for the direct provincial skilled...

Birth Tourism In Canada Spikes By 13% In Last Year

Birth Tourism In Canada Spikes By 13% In Last Year
Birth tourism in Canada has seen a 13 percent increase in a year, according to new data collected from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The figures from hospitals across Canada excluding Quebec, shows the number of non-resident births topped 4,000 for the year ending March 2019. Expert Andrew Griffith from the Environics Institute and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute,...

Alberta a Target Province for Candidates with Express Entry Scores Too Low for Federal Draws

Alberta a Target Province for Candidates with Express Entry Scores Too Low for Federal Draws
Alberta has again showed it is a province worth considering for candidates with lower Express Entry scores, by issuing Notifications of Interest to candidates scoring 400. A new draw on August 28 saw the province issue NOIs to 294 candidates. Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province,...

Manitoba Announces Second Draw In Two Days, Issues LAAs to 347 Candidates

Manitoba Announces Second Draw In Two Days, Issues LAAs to 347 Candidates
Manitoba has announced details of a second immigration draw is as many days, this time issuing 347 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The September 12 draw saw 254 of the LAAs issued through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 545 points. A further 53 LAAs were issued through the...

Skilled Workers In Manitoba Candidates Dominate Latest MPNP Draw

Skilled Workers In Manitoba Candidates Dominate Latest MPNP Draw
The Skilled Workers In Manitoba stream was the focus of the latest draw to take place under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The August 15 draw saw 241 out of 360 Letters of Advice to Apply go to SWM candidates. The lowest-ranked candidate scored 542 points. International Education Stream candidates received 36 LAAs, with no minimum score published. There were also 83...

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: 57 Invitations Issued For British Columbia Immigration

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: 57 Invitations Issued For British Columbia Immigration
Candidates with skills and experience in the 29 BC PNP Tech Pilot occupations were targeted in the latest British Columbia immigration draw. The September 11 draw saw 57 invites issued through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Four B.C. immigration streams were included in the draw, namely: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC -...

Nova Scotia Passes 1,000 Invites For 2019 Under Express Entry Labour Market Priorities

Nova Scotia Passes 1,000 Invites For 2019 Under Express Entry Labour Market Priorities
Nova Scotia immigration has passed 1,000 Letters of Interest for 2019 with a new draw through its Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream. The September 4 draw saw 204 LOIs issued to French-speaking candidates scoring Canadian Language Benchmark level 8 or higher in all abilities. Candidates were also required to score Canadian Language Benchmark level 6 or higher in all abilities...

British Columbia Invites More Than 1,000 In Last Two All-Program Draws Combined

British Columbia Invites More Than 1,000 In Last Two All-Program Draws Combined
British Columbia immigration has conducted a new large all-program draw, bringing to 1,073 the number of invitations issued in the last two general draws. The September 4 draw saw 546 invitations issued through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, the largest all-program draw of 2019. In four out of five featured streams, minimum scores dropped for skilled worker and international graduate...