Manitoba invites 173 skilled worker candidates in latest provincial nominee program draw

29 Express Entry candidates among those invited in July 18 draw A new draw by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program held July 18 invited 173 skilled worker candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province of Manitoba to nominate economic-class immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence. […]

More than 80,000 tech jobs in past five years added in Toronto as per the new report.

Immigration programs address growing tech needs   This rapid growth has produced multiple calls for improved access to international IT talent to address growing labour shortages in the sector, leading Canada’s federal government and several provinces to step up their immigration programs in response. Express Entry The federal government’s Express Entry system is Canada’s leading source of […]

A big first half of 2019 for Canada’s Express Entry-linked PNPs

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program was expected to hit the ground running in 2019 and it did not disappoint. The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate foreign workers and international graduates for Canadian permanent residence through a network of streams tailored to their various labour market needs. The PNP’s performance […]

Canada announces 3-year permanent residence pilot for eligible agri-food workers

Temporary foreign workers with experience in Canada’s agri-food sector will have a new pathway to Canadian permanent residence starting in early 2020. The three-year Agri-Food Immigration Pilot will help retain experienced, non-seasonal foreign workers with eligible job offers in Canada’s agricultural and agri-foods industry. The Government of Canada says the industry exported a record $66.2 billion in […]

Canada admitted more than 92,000 new permanent residents through its Express Entry system in 2018

Canada admitted more than 92,000 new permanent residents through its Express Entry system in 2018, year-end report shows Software engineer was most common occupation among 89,800 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence last year The findings are contained in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s 2018 year-end report for the Express Entry system, […]