Manitoba Issues 193 LAAs With Third Provincial Immigration Draw In A Month

Manitoba Issues 193 LAAs With Third Provincial Immigration Draw In A Month
Manitoba immigration has conducted its third draw in a month, issuing Letters of Advice to Apply to 193 candidates. The October 10 draw featured LAAs issued through three streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. It follows other draws that were conducted on September 25 and September 12. Of the 193 LAAs, 147 went to Skilled Workers In Manitoba candidates. The lowest-ranked...

Five Streams Targeted In New British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Draw

Five Streams Targeted In New British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Draw
  British Columbia immigration issued invitations to apply across five provincial streams in a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The October 15 draw saw 277 skilled worker and international graduate candidates receive invitations. For skilled workers, minimum scores were 94 through the direct provincial stream and 102 through the Express Entry-linked stream. For international graduates, minimum scores were 99...

PEI To Target Skilled Workers and Entrepreneurs In New Provincial Draw

PEI To Target Skilled Workers and Entrepreneurs In New Provincial Draw
Prince Edward Island will conduct a new Expression of Interest draw on October 17, targeting skilled worker and entrepreneur candidates. The draw is expected to feature invitations to apply through the province’s Labour Impact, Express Entry and Labour Impact streams. It will be the 10th draw of 2019 through the PEI Expression of Interest system. Anticipated 2019 Prince Edward Island Expression of...

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

British Columbia Draws: Province Issues 494 Immigration Invites, Ends NOC Exclusions
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

Canada Express Entry First Half Review: Ambitious Immigration Target Means Records Tumble Again
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

New British Columbia Entrepreneur Draw Sees Up To 13 Invitations 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...