New Canada Express Entry Draw Sees CRS Rise to 470

New Canada Express Entry Draw Sees CRS Rise to 470
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a first all-program Express Entry draw in four weeks, issuing 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score rose to 470 points in the May 29 draw, up from 450 in the previous all-program draw. The rise of the minimum CRS score can be put down to two main...

Huge Ontario Draw More than Doubles 2019 French Speaking Skilled Worker NOIs

Ontario has more than doubled the number of 2019 Notifications of Interest issued through its French Speaking Skilled Worker stream. Canada’s largest province issued 360 NOIs in one draw on May 22, increasing the total for the year to 549 from 189. This was the largest FSSW draw since the information began being published at the start of 2018. To qualify for...

Skilled Workers and International Graduates Invited In New BC PNP Draw

Skilled Workers and International Graduates Invited In New BC PNP Draw
British Columbia has issued 234 invites to skilled workers and international graduates in the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw. The May 21 draw saw invites issued across five streams of the BC PNP. Express Entry skilled workers and international graduates both required 105 points to qualify. A minimum score of 105 was also recorded under the direct provincial international graduate...

Manitoba To Invest More Than $3m In Immigrant Integration

Manitoba is to invest $3.1 million in settlement services for new immigrants, the provincial government has announced. A project funded entirely by funds generated by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program will see settlement and integration hubs created in Winnipeg and rural areas, extra support for newcomers with special needs and funding for access and community partnerships. Funding will be provided to...

Vietnamese International Students the Fastest Growing Study in Canada Cohort

Vietnamese International Students the Fastest Growing Study in Canada Cohort
International students from Vietnam coming to study in Canada are the fastest growing cohort in colleges and universities. Canada recorded 20,330 Vietnamese Study Permit holders at the end of 2018, up from 13,960 a year earlier, an increase of 46 per cent. Indian Study Permit holders showed the next highest annual growth rate, at 40 per cent. But the Vietnam figure is...

British Columbia Conducts New Immigration Draw Through BC PNP Tech Pilot

Skilled workers and international graduates proficient in 29 targeted technology occupations have been invited to apply for British Columbia immigration. A BC PNP Tech Pilot draw that took place on May 14, 2019, saw 77 invitations issued to candidates across four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. Skilled workers and international graduates through the province’s Express Entry streams required 90 points...

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...