Minimum Score Drops To 332 In Skilled Trades-Targeted Canada Express Entry Draw

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score dropped to 332 as Canada conducted its first program-specific Express Entry draw of 2019. The May 15 draw was aimed exclusively at candidates for the Federal Skilled Trades Program, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 500 candidates. Canada has conducted program-specific draws at a rate of two per year since 2017. In three of...

Find Out About The Latest Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest Draw

Prince Edward Island Draws: 129 Invites Issued to Essential Workers
Prince Edward Island immigration will conduct a new draw targeting both skilled worker and entrepreneur immigration candidates on Thursday May 16, 2019. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program draw will focus on candidates for the province’s Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact streams. PEI launched its Expression of Interest system at the start of 2018, and has made monthly...

Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees 170 Get Letters of Advice To Apply

Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees 170 Get Letters of Advice To Apply
Manitoba immigration has conducted its first Expression of Interest draw in May, focusing on candidates for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The May 9 draw saw 170 candidates issued with Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates received 101 of the LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 569 points. A further...

Canada Adds 100,000 Jobs As Quebec Unemployment Drops Below 5%

Canada Adds 100,000 Jobs As Quebec Unemployment Drops Below 5%
Canada’s economy added more than 100,000 jobs in April, while Quebec’s unemployment sunk below 5 per cent for the first time since records began. In a stellar month for Canada jobs, the nationwide unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 per cent, with the last 12 months witnessing employment growth of 426,000. As well as Quebec, other provinces to see employment increases were...

Time Running Out For Interim Pathway For Caregiver Applications

Time Running Out For Interim Pathway For Caregiver Applications
Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers expires in less than a month, closing a window of opportunity for candidates who do not qualify under existing programs. Those considering applying to the temporary caregiver immigration pathway are advised to do so as soon as possible. The Interim Pathway for Caregivers expires on June 4, 2019, after opening on March 4. It provides a chance for...

Skilled Workers and International Graduates Get British Columbia Immigration Invites

British Columbia Targets 29 Tech Occupations With 92 Invitations in New Draw
British Columbia immigration has issued invitations to apply to 187 candidates in the latest BC PNP draw. The May 7 draw saw invitations issued across five British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stream. Invitations to the lowest-scoring candidates were issued through the entry level and semi-skilled stream, with a minimum score of 75 points. Meanwhile, direct provincial skilled workers required a minimum score...

Quebec Live-In Caregivers Anxious Over Permanent Residence Applications

Live-in caregivers in Quebec are concerned their chances of obtaining permanent residence are in jeopardy because of provincial government immigration policies. Caregiver candidates say the Coalition Avenir Quebec government’s Bill 9 has resulted in a significant slowing of their applications for permanent residence. This is despite the candidates coming to Canada under the federal Live-In Caregiver Program, which featured a guaranteed...

Entrepreneurs Invited To Apply In New Saskatchewan Immigration Draw

Saskatchewan immigration issued 43 invitations to apply in the latest draw under the province’s Entrepreneur stream. The May 2 draw brings the total invitations issued in 2019 to 173 for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program stream. An average score of 125 points was recorded in the draw. The lowest-scoring candidate to receive an invite scored 120 points, with the top-scoring recording...

IT Workers Targeted In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

IT Workers Targeted In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw
A new batch of IT workers have received invitations to apply for British Columbia immigration through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. In an April 30 draw, the province issued invitations to 64 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program candidates. Skilled workers through both the direct provincial and Express Entry streams required 90 points to qualify. International graduates also required 90 points, through both...

Saskatchewan Issues More Than 200 Invites In Latest Expression of Interest Draw

Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates were the focus of a new Saskatchewan immigration draw that saw 202 issued invitations to apply. The May 1 draw was focus on seven occupations from the Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupations list. The occupations were: Managers in social, community and correctional services (NOC 0423) Conference and event planners (NOC 1226). Medical sonographers (NOC 3216). Psychologists (NOC...