British Columbia Moves To Make Popular Tech Pilot a Permanent Immigration Program

British Columbia Moves To Make Popular Tech Pilot a Permanent Immigration Program
Canada immigration news: Four years after its initial launch, an immigration pilot that helps British Columbia’s tech industry recruit foreign talent is being made permanent. “The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot is being extended indefinitely, ensuring continued support for the tech sector and addressing workforce needs by prioritizing 29 in-demand tech occupations,” the provincial government of that...

Quebec Issues 83 Invitations In New Arrima Expression of Interest Draw: Canada Immigration News

Quebec Issues 83 Invitations In New Arrima Expression of Interest Draw: Canada Immigration News
A new draw through the Quebec immigration Arrima Expression of Interest system saw 90 invitations issued. The May 27 draw was aimed primarily at candidates with a job offer, but also included other criteria listed below. Candidates receiving an invitation have 60 days to submit a full application to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Criteria for Latest Quebec Expression of Interest Draw ...

MPs in Trudeau’s Party Urge Re-Opening of Canada-U.S. Border: Latest Canada Immigration News

MPs in Trudeau’s Party Urge Re-Opening of Canada-U.S. Border: Latest Canada Immigration News
Members of Parliament in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s own party are urging him to re-open the Canada-U.S. border, a move the Prime Minister said in March was too soon to even discuss. Maybe March was too soon – but several of Trudeau’s MPs think the time to discuss the border’s re-opening has finally arrived. Wayne Easter, a Liberal Party MP and...

Canada Immigration News: Top 12 Best-Paying Skilled Trades Jobs

Canada Immigration News: Top 12 Best-Paying Skilled Trades Jobs
Skilled trades are in high demand in Canada, with many employers finding themselves facing labour shortages, creating plenty of opportunities. Canada’s national statistical agency, Statistics Canada, has tracked the earnings power of many people in the trades to get a clearer picture of just how much money there is to be made in these jobs. The agency’s finding in a...

Canada Immigration News: Report Urges Ottawa To Do More To Help Hong Kongers Move Here

Canada Immigration News: Report Urges Ottawa To Do More To Help Hong Kongers Move Here
Hong Kong is now so dangerous for pro-democracy activists that Canada should put in several new immigration measures to help foreign nationals from the former British protectorate gain permanent residency or otherwise work in Canada, states a report. “In response to the increasingly dangerous situation in Hong Kong, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (should) create an open work permit, aimed...

Canada Immigration News: IRCC’s MyAccount To Provide More Information To Applicants

Canada Immigration News: IRCC’s MyAccount To Provide More Information To Applicants
Canada is beefing up the platform that immigration applicants use to get information about their files in the wake of a growing chorus of people asking Ottawa to make the process more transparent. “This government strongly believes in the values of openness, transparency and accountability and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) takes its responsibilities and obligations under the Access...

Saskatchewan Immigration Draw: Province Targets Skilled Trades With Minimum Score Of 65

Saskatchewan Immigration Draw: Province Targets Skilled Trades With Minimum Score Of 65
Saskatchewan immigration has targeted skilled trades candidates with 269 invitations to apply in a new Expression of Interest draw. The May 25 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw targeted Occupations In-Demand candidates with skills and experience in one of 36 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. Candidates required a minimum score of 65 points. The targeted NOCs were all in the 071, 073, 72...

Canada Needs Ombudsman For Decisions On Immigration Applications: Report

Canada Needs Ombudsman For Decisions On Immigration Applications: Report
An immigration ombudsman is needed to keep tabs on the decisions made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officials, according to a new report. During the eight months that ended in May this year, the House of Commons’ standing committee on citizenship and immigration studied Ottawa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on immigration to Canada. The standing...

New Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Province Issue 250 Invitations

New Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Province Issue 250 Invitations
A new Alberta immigration Express Entry draw saw the province issue invitations to 250 candidates.  The May 18 Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program draw saw candidates required Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 301. Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are working in an occupation...

New Manitoba Immigration PNP Draw Sees 232 LAAs Issued

New Manitoba Immigration PNP Draw Sees 232 LAAs Issued
A new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue 232 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled workers and international graduates. The May 25 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 166 LAAs, with the lowest ranked candidates scoring 415 points. International Education Stream candidates received 20 LAAs. The remaining 46 LAAs went...