Canada could accept more refugees through economic immigration programs

Canada could accept more refugees through economic immigration programs, Immigration Minister says Canada could increase the number of refugees it accepts each year by channeling those with employable skills through the country’s economic-class immigration programs. Ahmed Hussein, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said Thursday on the occasion of World Refugee Day that he […]

Saskatchewan targets Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates with specific work experience in new draw Accounting technicians, bakers and paramedical occupations among those invited in June 20 EOI draw

A new draw from Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker pool held June 20 resulted in 479 invitations to immigration candidates with work experience in one of five targeted occupations. The International Skilled Worker category is part of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), which allows the province to nominate foreign workers for Canadian permanent residence. The […]

British Columbia’s PNP: Immigration pathways to Canada’s Pacific Coast

Canada’s gateway to the Pacific, British Columbia, is the country’s third largest province by size and population. It plays host to the vibrant city of Vancouver, as well as a lush, rugged interior dotted by charming small and medium-sized towns. Recognizing the importance of immigration to its population growth and economic development, British Columbia has […]

Cut-off score decreases by three points in new Express Entry draw

3,350 Express Entry candidates invited to apply in June 26 draw As per the latest express entry Draw held on Jun 26 the government of Canada invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum score was 462, which decreased to 3 points lower than the previous draw This was the […]

Ottawa picks 11 communities for pilot immigration project

Program aims to fill labor gaps from declining birth rate, aging population   The federal government has picked 11 communities from across Canada to kick off a new pilot program aimed at attracting immigrants to rural and northern communities.   The goal of the program is to bring newcomers to regions confronting severe labour shortages […]

More than 1,400 PNP invitations issued to Express Entry candidates in less than a week

More than 2,000 invitations issued to Express Entry candidates since start of May, reflecting higher 2019 Provincial Nominee Program target Recent weeks have seen an impressive amount of activity among Canada’s Express Entry-linked provincial nominee streams. In the past five days alone, more than 1,400 Express Entry candidates have been contacted by Canada’s provinces to […]