British Columbia Invites 70 Candidates In 29 BC PNP Tech Pilot Occupations

British Columbia Invites 70 Candidates In 29 BC PNP Tech Pilot Occupations
British Columbia’s latest provincial immigration draw focused on 29 IT occupations through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The January 14 draw saw invitations issued to 70 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program candidates. In Tech Pilot draws, priority processing through existing British Columbia streams is given to candidates with the right skills and experience. The latest draw featured British Columbia’s two streams for...

Ontario Immigration To Add 13 Manufacturing NOC Codes Under Employer Job Offer Category

Ontario Immigration To Add 13 Manufacturing NOC Codes Under Employer Job Offer Category
Ontario’s provincial government is planning to add 13 manufacturing jobs to the eligible occupations under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Employer Job Offer category. Candidates for the new National Occupational Classification codes will only be eligible if their job offer is outside of the Greater Toronto Area. A proposed regulation amendment posted on Wednesday, January 15, would see the new NOC...

First Tech Draw of 2020 Sees Ontario Immigration Issue 954 NOIs

New Ontario French Speaking Skilled Worker Draw Sees 102 NOIs Issued
Ontario immigration issued Notifications of Interest to 954 Express Entry candidates in its first Tech Draw of 2020, and the first since August 1, 2019.  The January 15 draw featured a Comprehensive Ranking System score range of 460 to 427, with candidates required to have submitted Express Entry profiles between January 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020. Tech Draws fall under...

2020 Expression of Interest Draw Dates Released By Prince Edward Island

2020 Expression of Interest Draw Dates Released By Prince Edward Island
The 2020 draw dates for the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest system have been released. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) will conduct monthly draws throughout the year, beginning on January 16. Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest covers the province’s immigration streams for Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact candidates. Anticipated 2020 Prince Edward Island Expression...

Saskatchewan Issues 234 Immigration Invites With Second Draw In Four Days

Saskatchewan Issues 234 Immigration Invites With Second Draw In Four Days
Saskatchewan immigration has conducted its second Expression of Interest draw in four days, issuing invitations to 234 Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates. The January 13 draw saw 65 jobs targeted through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program and comes after 308 invites were issued on January 9. Express Entry candidates received 125 invitations, while 109 candidates were invited through the Occupations...

Canada Unemployment Falls To 5.6%, As Economy Adds 35,200 Jobs In December

Canada Unemployment Falls To 5.6%, As Economy Adds 35,200 Jobs In December
December was a solid month for Canada jobs, with unemployment falling to 5.6 percent and employment increased by 35,200, according to the latest Labour Force Survey. It ended a solid 2019 in which employment increased by 320,000 jobs, or 1.7 percent, with the unemployment rate finishing the year exactly the same as the end of 2018. The provincial powerhouses of Ontario...

British Columbia Invites 173 In First BC PNP Immigration Draw Of 2020

British Columbia Invites 173 In First BC PNP Immigration Draw Of 2020
British Columbia immigration has issued 173 invitations to apply in its first draw of 2020 under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The January 7 draw featured immigration invites across five streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Skilled workers required a minimum score of 100 points through the direct provincial stream, compared to 110 points through the Express Entry-linked stream. For...

Nova Scotia Targets Advertisers Under NOC 1123 In Labour Market Priorities Draw

Nova Scotia Targets Advertisers Under NOC 1123 In Labour Market Priorities Draw
Express Entry candidates under NOC 1123 for advertising, marketing and public relations were targeted in the latest draw through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. The December 20 Labour Market Priorities draw saw 144 Letters of Interest issued by NSNP officials. To qualify, candidates were required to have a master’s degree, Canadian Language Benchmark of 9 or higher in English and two...

Manitoba Invites 186 In Immigration Draw Dominated By Skilled Workers

Manitoba Invites 186 In Immigration Draw Dominated By Skilled Workers
Skilled workers and international graduates received Letters of Advice to Apply in the first draw of 2020 under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The January 2 draw saw 186 LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates dominated the draw, receiving 122 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 534 points. A Strategic Recruitment Initiative through the Skilled Workers Overseas...

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...