Most Recent BC PNP Tech Pilot Draws See 83 Invites Issued

Most Recent BC PNP Tech Pilot Draws See 83 Invites Issued
Two most recent draws through the BC PNP Tech Pilot saw 83 candidates receive invitations. Both draws focused on four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams, aimed at candidates with skills and experience in 29 targeted occupations. The four streams were:  SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC - International Graduate In both draws, minimum scores...

Saskatchewan Issues 595 Invites In Recent Expression of Interest Draw

Saskatchewan Issues 595 Invites In Recent Expression of Interest Draw
Saskatchewan immigration targeted 96 National Occupational Classification codes with 595 invitations in a recent draw through the province’s Expression of Interest system. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program featured invites through the province’s Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories. Both streams recorded a minimum score of 69 in the December 20 draw. The draw was the ninth since the SINP significantly expanded its...

Parents and Grandparents Program Delayed For Development Of New Intake Process

Parents and Grandparents Program Delayed For Development Of New Intake Process
The intake process for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) has been delayed by Canada’s federal government. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says the delay is to allow more time for a new intake process to be developed. Previously, the process was due to open on January 1, 2020. Now IRCC says a new launch date will be announced...

Latest Manitoba Draw Sees Invitations Issued To 183 Candidates

Latest Manitoba Draw Sees Invitations Issued To 183 Candidates
A new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw the province issue 183 Letters of Advice to Apply. The December 19 draw saw LAAs issued through three Manitoba immigration streams. Candidates for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream received 149 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 542 points. International Education Stream candidates received 17 LAAs. Lastly, Skilled Workers Overseas candidates were issued...

Prince Edward Island Conducts Final 2019 Expression of Interest Draw

Prince Edward Island Conducts Final 2019 Expression of Interest Draw
The final draw of 2019 under the Prince Edward Island immigration Expression of Interest system saw 111 candidates invited to apply. The December 19 draw saw 100 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, and 11 invites issued to Business Impact candidates. The Business Impact candidates required a minimum score of 140 points, up 10 points on the previous...

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...