Ontario issues first Express Entry-linked invitations of 2020

242 Express Entry candidates invited through French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream Ontario issued its first Express Entry-linked invitations of the new year on Friday, inviting 242 candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The stream is one of three Ontario immigration pathways that are aligned with the […]

Manitoba invites 193 skilled worker candidates in latest draw

Manitoba has now issued 6,574 Letters of Advice to Apply through its skilled worker streams in 2019   Manitoba invited 194 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held October 10. Those invited had a profile registered under Manitoba’s Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas, or […]

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 […]

Nova Scotia fishes out carpenters from the Express Entry pool

Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream selects candidates in occupations facing shortages Nova Scotia held its second draw this month through its Labour Market Priorities Stream, this time inviting eligible carpenters with a profile in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The Labour Market Priorities Stream […]

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 […]