Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Minimum CRS Score Of 400

Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Minimum CRS Score Of 400
Alberta immigration issued Notifications of Interest to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 400 in the latest Express Entry-linked draw through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. The September 25 draw saw NOIs issued to 374 candidates with profiles in the Express Entry pool  Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest...

BC Targets 29 Tech Pilot Occupations With 64 Immigration Invitations

BC Targets 29 Tech Pilot Occupations With 64 Immigration Invitations
A new batch of BC PNP Tech Pilot with skills and experience in 29 target occupations has been issued invitations to apply through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. In an October 8 draw, 64 invitations were issued across four BC PNP streams. Minimum scores were 90 for all four featured streams: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC...

New Saskatchewan Immigration Draw Means Province Has Issued 1,938 Invites In 14 Days

New Saskatchewan Immigration Draw Means Province Has Issued 1,938 Invites In 14 Days
Saskatchewan immigration has conducted a third provincial draw in 14 days bringing the province’s total invitations to 1,938 since September 25. The October 8 draw saw 559 invites issued to candidates with skills and experience in 15 targeted occupations under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. There were 328 invites issued through Saskatchewan’s Occupations In-Demand category, with a minimum score of 69...

Half of Canadian Businesses Limiting Growth Because of Skilled Worker Labour Shortage: Survey

Half of Canadian Businesses Limiting Growth Because of Skilled Worker Labour Shortage: Survey
A new study says more than half of Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses are to limit investment because of a skilled worker labour shortage. The Business Development Bank of Canada survey shows 53 percent of SMEs say their growth is being stunted because they cannot find the right staff. Despite immigration initiatives at the federal and provincial levels to tackle the...

Municipal Nominee Immigration Program Proposed By Trudeau’s Liberals

Municipal Nominee Immigration Program Proposed By Trudeau’s Liberals
The Liberal Party will introduce a Municipal Nominee Program and abolish the citizenship application fee as cornerstones of its immigration strategy if it wins the upcoming October 21 general election. The party headed by current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will empower local communities across Canada to directly sponsor new immigrants for Canadian permanent residence. “This program will allow local communities, chambers...

Five Provincial Streams Targeted As B.C. Immigration Invites 402 Candidates

Latest British Columbia Immigration Draw Sees 402 Invites Issued
British Columbia issued invites to 402 candidates across five streams in the latest draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The October 1 draw feature minimum scores ranging from 78 points to 101 points for the different streams. A minimum score of 78 was registered for the entry-level and semi-skilled stream. Elsewhere, the direct provincial skilled worker stream required a minimum...

Latest Quebec Expression of Interest Draw Sees 32 Invitations Issued

Latest Quebec Expression of Interest Draw Sees 32 Invitations Issued
A new batch of candidates from the Quebec Expression of Interest Bank has been invited to apply for Quebec immigration. A September 4 draw saw Quebec’s immigration ministry (MIDI) issue 32 invitations. Candidates met one of the following criteria: They held a validated job offer. They were in Quebec as a diplomatic agent, consular officer, representative or a duly accredited official of...

Saskatchewan Immigration Draw Targets 77 Jobs With 610 Invitations

Saskatchewan Immigration Draw Targets 77 Jobs With 610 Invitations
Saskatchewan immigration has targeted 77 jobs with 610 invites in a new provincial Expression of Interest draw. The October 2 draw feature invites through two Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program streams: Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand. There were 396 invites issued through Express Entry, with a minimum score of 68 points. With the same minimum score of 68, Saskatchewan issued 214 invites...

Manitoba Targets 3 Provincial Streams In New MPNP Draw

Manitoba Targets 3 Provincial Streams In New MPNP Draw
Letters of Advice to Apply were issued across three Manitoba immigration streams in the latest draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The September 25 draw saw 224 LAAs issued, majoring on the Skilled Workers In Manitoba stream. SWM candidates received 140 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 537 points. A Strategic Recruitment Initiative under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream saw a...

Minimum CRS Score Drops To 302 In Latest Alberta Express Entry Draw

Minimum CRS Score Drops To 302 In Latest Alberta Express Entry Draw
The lowest-ranked candidate in the latest draws for Alberta’s Express Entry stream scored just 302 Comprehensive Ranking System points. Two new draws were conducted on September 11 and September 18 that underline the importance of provinces like Alberta for those with lower CRS scores. A total of 478 Notification of Interest letters were sent to candidates, many that would have had...