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...

Canada Invites 3,350 With Minimum Score of 450 In New Express Entry Draw

Canada immigration authorities have conducted a new Express Entry draw that saw candidates require a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 450. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued Invitations to Apply to 3,350 candidates in the May 1 immigration draw. The draw saw Canada reach 31,250 ITAs for 2019. The record for a calendar year was set in 2018, when 89,800...

Major New Survey Says Canadians Remain Positive Towards Immigration

New Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Draw Sees 986 NOIs Issued
A major new survey has found that Canadians continue to buck the global trend with a positive attitude towards immigrants and immigration. The Environics Institute poll, released on April 29, 2019, made the following discoveries: Most Canadians disagree there is too much immigration in Canada. Most Canadians agree immigrants have a positive impact on the economy. Most Canadians disagree immigration...

Manitoba Immigration Issues LAAs to 299 MPNP Candidates

Manitoba immigration issued Letters of Advice to Apply to 299 candidates in the latest Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw. The April 25 draw majored on the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, with 208 LAAs issued and a lowest score of 510 points., There were also 66 LAAs issued through a Skilled Workers Overseas stream Strategic Recruitment Initiative, for which the lowest-ranked...

How Experienced Civil Engineers Qualify For Canada Immigration

Qualified Civil Engineers (NOC 2131) are likely to find multiple options for Canada immigration. The occupation is one of those among the top 10 Canada Express Entry jobs for 2019, according to the latest figures on Invitations to Apply. It is also included under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, making it one of 29 jobs given priority processing for British Columbia...

Experienced Engineering Technicians Have Several Options For Canada Immigration

Technical occupations related to engineering also represent some of the most in-demand occupations in Canada. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 2241) are among the top 10 occupations in Canada Express Entry for 2019. The job is one of the 29 target occupations under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, meaning candidates qualify for expedited processing through the British Columbia...

British Columbia Invites 157 Candidates With Scores As Low As 75 Points

Candidates with scores as low as 75 points were invited to apply in the latest British Columbia immigration draw. The April 23 draw saw 157 invitations issued across five British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. The entry level and semi-skilled worker stream recorded the lowest minimum score of 75 points, while the province’s skilled worker stream saw a minimum score of...

Irregular Border Crossers Hit More Than 1,000 In a Month For First Time in 2019

COVID-19: Canada and U.S. In Talks Over Re-Opening World’s Longest Land Border
The number of asylum seekers crossing the US-Canada border at unrecognized points swelled to 1,007 in March, the latest figures show. The month was the first in 2019 that saw more than 1,000 people intercepted by RCMP officers. Numbers for the first three months of the year have been significantly below those for the equivalent months of 2018, as Canada has...

Canada Unemployment Holds Steady To Consolidate First Quarter Gains

Canada’s unemployment held steady at 5.8 per cent in March, to consolidate a first quarter of 2019 when employment rose by 116,000 jobs. Employment has now increased by 332,000 jobs in the last year, as Statistics Canada jobs data remained positive. Among the provinces, Saskatchewan saw the biggest gains, with unemployment dropping from 5.8 per cent to 4.9 per cent –...