Provincial Nominee Program updates open new possibilities for Express Entry candidates

Provincial activity in the third quarter of 2019 includes selection rounds and innovations to Express Entry-aligned programs   Provinces across Canada continued to innovate and improve their immigrant nominee programs this past quarter.   Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick made changes directly affecting Express Entry candidates; Alberta, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island (PEI) held selection […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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 […]