Huge British Columbia Draw Sees Province Issue Most Immigration Invites On Record

Huge British Columbia Draw Sees Province Issue Most Immigration Invites On Record
A huge British Columbia immigration draw saw the province issue 623 invites, the most on record for a single British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw. The December 17 draw saw invites issued across five British Columbia streams. Through the direct provincial streams, skilled workers required a minimum score of 92 points and international graduates required 99. In the province’s Express Entry-linked streams,...

Ontario Immigration Calls On Federal Government To Double Provincial Allocation To 13,300

Ontario Immigration Calls On Federal Government To Double Provincial Allocation To 13,300
Ontario immigration wants its federal government immigration allocation to double within two years. Canada’s most populous province wants the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s allocation to hit 13,300 by 2021, up from 7,000 this year, in response to a skilled labour shortage. The request has been made by letter, from provincial Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli to Canada’s new federal Immigration Minister,...

PEI’s Final Expression Of Interest Draw of 2019 To Happen This Week

PEI’s Final Expression Of Interest Draw of 2019 To Happen This Week
The final Expression of Interest draw of 2019 will be conducted by Prince Edward Island immigration on Thursday, December 19. The draw will target skilled worker and entrepreneur immigration candidates through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program’s Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact categories. PEI launched its Expression of Interest system at the start of 2018 and has made...

What Finances Do I Need To Study In Canada As An International Student?

What Finances Do I Need To Study In Canada As An International Student?
International students wishing to study in Canada must prove set levels of unencumbered available funds to cover tuition and living expenses to secure a Canada Study Permit. You can prove funding with: Proof of your Canadian bank account showing money you have transferred. Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a Canadian bank. Proof of a student or education loan from a...

‘Simply Not Enough Skilled Workers’: 20,000 Vacancies In Quebec Manufacturing

‘Simply Not Enough Skilled Workers’: 20,000 Vacancies In Quebec Manufacturing
Nearly 20,000 Quebec manufacturing jobs are currently available due to a chronic labour shortage, according to industry representatives. The Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Quebec (MEQ) has written an open letter to both the provincial and federal governments urging an immigration increase to help cope with the shortage. “There are simply not enough skilled workers available,” the letter urges, meaning contracts and...

Ontario Immigration Invites 667 Candidates In Largest Skilled Trades Draw of 2019

Ontario Immigration Invites 667 Candidates In Largest Skilled Trades Draw of 2019
Ontario immigration has conducted its largest Skilled Trades draw of 2019, issuing Notifications of Interest to 667 candidates with profiles in the Express Entry Pool. The December 11 draw was the first under the Skilled Trades stream since March. It brings the total number of Skilled Trades NOIs issued in 2019 to 1,399. To qualify for the latest draw, candidates needed...

Ontario Receives 700 Extra Spaces After Reaching 2019 Nomination Allocation

Ontario Receives 700 Extra Spaces After Reaching 2019 Nomination Allocation
Ontario immigration has received an increase of 700 nominations from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada after reaching its 2019 allocation. Canada’s most populous province had an initial allocation of 6,650 nominations for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, which it reached as of December 9, 2019. With the further 700 nominations, the province’s total for 2019 is now 7,350. “The program will continue...

British Columbia Invites 53 Candidates In Second Consecutive Tech Pilot Draw

British Columbia Invites 53 Candidates In Second Consecutive Tech Pilot Draw
British Columbia immigration has conducted a new draw, issuing 53 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. This was the second Tech Pilot draw in two weeks conducted by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The December 10 draw saw minimum scores of 90 for all four featured streams. Streams to be a feature included the...

Skilled Workers In Manitoba Receive 165 Of 221 LAAs In New Provincial Draw

Skilled Workers In Manitoba Receive 165 Of 221 LAAs In New Provincial Draw
Candidates for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream dominated the latest draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, receiving 165 out of 221 Letters of Advice to Apply. The lowest-ranked SWM candidate score 522 points in the December 6 draw, which also saw LAAs issued through the International Education Stream and the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. IES candidates received 33 LAAs,...

Alberta Immigration Issues 6,000th Nomination of 2019, Reaching IRCC Limit

Alberta Immigration Issues 6,000th Nomination of 2019, Reaching IRCC Limit
Alberta immigration has issued its 6,000th nomination of 2019, reaching its federal government nomination limit. As of December 6, 2019, no further nominations will be issued through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program until January. The province says it will continue to process applications, with 1,750 in the queue, without issuing certificates. The nomination limit is set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada...