Manitoba invites 360 skilled workers and international grads

32 Express Entry candidates among those invited in latest draw   Skilled foreign workers and international graduates were the focus of Manitoba’s most recent Expression of Interest draw. Details of the August 15 draw, which were published only recently, show the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 360 Letters of Advice to […]

Quebec government pledges new funding to help businesses recruit temporary foreign workers

More Quebec employers are turning to temporary foreign workers to address labour shortages in the province The Government of Quebec has announced nearly $55 million in funding to help in the recruitment and integration of temporary foreign workers. The government’s labour minister, Jean Boulet, said $20.9 million of that total will assist international recruitment efforts […]

New Brunswick eyes major increase in immigration over next five years

Immigration ‘critical’ to reversing population decline in province, government says The Government of New Brunswick is calling for a significant increase in immigration to the province over the next five years to address the economic and social challenges posed by its ageing population. The government’s new population growth strategy would see the number of economic […]

Alberta issues 121 invitations to Express Entry candidates

August 15 invitation round saw a higher CRS cutoff but nearly quadrupled the number of invitations Immigration candidates with a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system were the focus of new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from the province of Alberta. Alberta issued 121 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to […]

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 […]

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 […]