British Columbia Issues 83 Immigration Invites In 29 Targeted Tech Pilot Occupations

New British Columbia Business Immigration Draw Sees 8 Entrepreneurs Invited
British Columbia immigration has issued immigration invitations to 83 candidates with skills and experience in one of 29 targeted occupations through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. A February 11 draw targeted four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams.  Those four streams were the direct provincial streams for skilled workers and international graduates, plus the Express Entry-link streams for skilled workers and...

Candidates With CRS Of 300 Invited In Alberta’s Most Recent Express Entry Draw

New Alberta Express Entry Draw Sees Province Invite 275 Candidates, Minimum CRS of 300
Alberta immigration targeted Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300 in two new provincial draws. The Alberta Express Entry draws, which took place on January 22 and 29, saw Notification of Interest Letters issued to 351 Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program candidates. On January 22, 201 letters were sent, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 350. On January 29,...

Canada Adds 34,500 Jobs In January As Unemployment Falls To 5.5%

Canada Adds 34,500 Jobs In January As Unemployment Falls To 5.5%
Canada employment increased by 34,500 in January as unemployment dropped to 5.5 percent, according to the latest federal government Canada jobs report. The country has now added 268,000 jobs in the last 12 months, with all the gains in full-time work. Major gains during the month were seen in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick. If you are a candidate looking for...

British Columbia Conducts Largest Tech Pilot Draw So Far In 2020

New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Sees British Columbia Issue 95 Invitations
British Columbia immigration issued 85 invitations to apply in the largest BC PNP Tech Pilot draw so far in 2020. The February 4 draw featured invitations through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams for Skilled Workers, Express Entry Skilled Workers, International Graduates and Express Entry International Graduates. All four streams required a minimum score of 90 points. Through the Tech Pilot,...

Manitoba Immigration Draw Targets 181 Skilled Workers and International Graduates

Manitoba Immigration Draw Targets 181 Skilled Workers and International Graduates
Manitoba immigration targeted 181 skilled workers and international graduates in the latest draw of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The January 30 draw saw Letters of Advice to Apply issued through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, Skilled Workers Overseas stream and International Education Stream. SWM candidates received 124 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 548 points. SWO candidates received 39 LAAs...

Canada Passport In Top 10 Most Powerful With Visa-Free Travel to 183 Countries

Canada Passport In Top 10 Most Powerful With Visa-Free Travel to 183 Countries Make
The Canadian passport is among the 10 most powerful in the world in 2020, allowing holders to travel to 183 countries without a pre-arranged visa. Canada sits alongside New Zealand, Malta, Czech Republic and Australia in the ninth spot on a list headed by the passports of Asian giants Japan, which boasts visa-free travel to 191 destinations. Top 10 Most Powerful...

British Columbia Draw Invites 284 Skilled Workers and International Graduates

British Columbia Draw Invites 284 Skilled Workers and International Graduates
British Columbia immigration invited 284 skilled workers and international graduates in a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The January 28 draw focused on five BC PNP streams, with minimum scores ranging from 85 to 110. Entry-level and semi-skilled workers required 85 points. The direct provincial stream for skilled workers registered a minimum score of 100 points, with Express...

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: British Columbia Issues 58 Invitations

Tech Workers Receive 87 Invitations In New British Columbia Immigration Draw
British Columbia has issued 58 immigration invitations to candidates with skills and experience in the 29 occupations featured in the BC PNP Tech Pilot. A January 21 draw saw Tech Pilot candidates given processing priority through four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. The streams featured included the direct provincial and Express Entry-linked categories for skilled workers and international graduates. All four...

Minimum CRS Score Drops To 350 In New Alberta Express Entry Draw

Minimum CRS Score Drops To 350 In New Alberta Express Entry Draw
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score dropped to 350 in the latest draw through the Alberta Express Entry stream. The January 9 draw saw 150 candidates receive Notification of Interest letters for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program stream. Important requirements are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are working in an occupation that supports...

Canada: World’s Second Best Country, World’s Best Quality of Life

Canada: World’s Second Best Country, World’s Best Quality of Life
Canada has been named as the second-best country in the world, with the world’s best quality of life, in the latest edition of the ‘Best Countries’ survey from the US News and World Report. Also scoring highly in categories including ‘Citizenship’ and ‘Open for Business’, Canada sits behind Switzerland in first, with Japan, Germany and Australia rounding out the top...