Canada’s provinces have held nearly 10 times as many draws as Express Entry this year

Provincial nominee programs offer more opportunities to a wider range of immigration candidates   There might be easier options than Express Entry for achieving your goal of Canadian permanent residence. The Express Entry system is Canada’s main source of skilled foreign workers, managing the profiles of candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled […]

Quebec introduces new personalized integration program for newcomers

Prospective Quebec immigrants will have support available before they even land in the province   As a part of Quebec’s new integration services, prospective immigrants will be assigned an immigration assistant officer that will follow their case through a step-by-step process. Details on the Parcours d’accompagnement personnalisé (personalized support program) were announced on August 8 […]

Canadian business association calls federal government to address labour shortages

429,000 jobs went unfulfilled in the second quarter of 2019; Canadian immigration programs addressing need for talent   Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate is maintaining record high levels, and a non-profit business organization is calling for all political parties in the upcoming Canadian federal election to take measures to tackle the labour shortage. The […]

Canada’s economic immigration system a ‘role model’ among OECD countries

Express Entry system called ‘most elaborate selection system’ in OECD     Canada’s economic immigration system is the “most carefully designed” among the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation’s 36 member countries and serves as a role model for those looking to improve how they manage migration, the Paris-based organization says. According to a new […]

British Columbia nominated 3,100 Express Entry candidates in 2018, new report shows

Candidates with tech job offers accounted for nearly 1-in-5 nominations in 2018 British Columbia’s Express Entry-linked immigration categories issued 3,100 nominations for Canadian permanent residence in 2018, a new report from the provincial government reveals. Nearly 2,000 of these nominations went to candidates in the Express Entry B.C. (EEBC): Skilled Worker Category and another 936 […]

Newfoundland and Labrador expected to surpass 2022 immigration target this year

Two years after releasing its immigration strategy the Maritime province is overwhelmed with applications It appears Canada’s youngest and easternmost province will take in over 1,700 immigrants three years earlier than expected. In 2017 the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador said they would welcome 50 per cent more immigrants per year by 2022. Their […]

Alberta invites 471 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 303 to apply for provincial nomination

Results of the latest two Alberta Express Entry draws have been released Two provincial nomination draws have created an opportunity for Express Entry candidates seeking opportunity in the province of Alberta—Canada’s west-most Prairie Province, home to Calgary, Edmonton, and Banff National Park. On July 17, Alberta issued a total of 251 Notifications of Interest (NOI) […]