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  • Australian citizenship processing time drops by 10 per cent

    June 15, 2019

    The processing time of applications for Australian citizenship came down by 10 percent in 2019, according to the data released by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. The Australian Department has also confirmed that the number of citizenships approved increased during the current year. During the period between 1st July 2018 and 30th April 2019, […]

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  • Canada job vacancy rate hits a record in first quarter of 2019

    June 14, 2019

    In the first three months of 2019, the private sector in Canada reported a record rate of job vacancies. The highest number of job vacancies in Canada was reported in Quebec, according to a news update by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). According to the update, a total of 435,000 job vacancies were […]

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  • CRS cut-off score comes down by 5 points in June 12 Express Entry draw

    June 12, 2019

    In the 119th Express Entry draw held on June 12, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) issued 3350 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold for the latest draw was 465. The CRS cut-off threshold for the previous draw held on May 29 was 470. It means […]

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  • Number of new immigrants finding jobs in Canada hits all-time high

    June 12, 2019

    An internal federal government memo obtained by the Canadian Press reveals that the number of new immigrants finding jobs in Canada soon after they arrive in the country reached a new high in 2018. The Express Entry system and strong job creation are the major factors that led to this increase, according to the memo. […]

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  • MPNP invites 209 skilled workers, international graduates

    June 11, 2019

    In the latest draw conducted by Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), 209 invitations to apply for provincial nomination were issued to immigration candidates. . In the draw held on June 7, candidates were chosen from the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams of MPNP. Out of the total 209 invitations […]

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  • Quebec immigration levels likely to reach 52500 by 2022

    June 10, 2019

    With a few new proposals introduced by the Quebec government on June 7, the Quebec immigration levels are likely to touch 52,500 in 2022. It means an increase of 10,500 newcomers to Quebec from this year’s maximum of 42,000 newcomers. The new proposals indicate that Quebec is returning to the immigration levels that existed before […]

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  • Saskatchewan Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates invited

    June 8, 2019

    Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates were invited in the latest Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw held on June 6. The invitations were issued to a total of 426 candidates out of which 342 invitations went to candidates belonging to the Occupation In-Demand sub-category and the remaining 84 went to Express Entry candidates. […]

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  • Canada introduces a new initiative to support newcomer women

    June 7, 2019

    Canada is a country that gives high priority to social welfare and security. Now, the Canada Government has come up with a new initiative to make it easier for newcomer women to find a job in the country. These women will be provided the support and services needed to succeed in the Canadian job market. […]

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  • Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities draw targets 10 occupations

    June 6, 2019

    The Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities(HCP) Stream draw held on May 31 invited 1072 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canada PR. The draw targeted candidates with work experience in 10 selected occupations. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of invited candidates ranged between 439 and 469. Human Capital Priorities Stream The Human Capital Priorities Stream […]

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  • British Columbia Tech Pilot program extended till June 2020

    June 5, 2019

    British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) announced on June 3 that its Tech Pilot program will be extended till June 2020. The BC PNP Tech Pilot program was introduced in 2017 as a fast-tracked pathway to permanent residency to Canada, aiming to bring in more skilled workers to the province. The candidates with a […]

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  • Nova Scotia invites 312 Early Childhood Educators in June 3 draw

    June 4, 2019

    In the latest Labour Market Priorities draw held on June 3, Nova Scotia invited 312 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as early childhood educators and assistants. The Labour Market Priorities Stream of Nova Scotia allows the province to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates to meet the labour market shortages in […]

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  • Canada to launch new pilot program to sponsor ‘excluded family members’

    June 3, 2019

    Canada will soon launch a two-year pilot program that will allow Canadian permanent residents to sponsor non-accompanying family members who were not declared at the time of applying for permanent residence in Canada. Though the new pilot primarily focuses the refugees, vulnerable migrants, or those who were themselves sponsored as a spouse, partner or dependent […]

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  • 63 invitations issued in latest BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

    June 1, 2019

    In the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw held on May 28, a total of 63 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to Express Entry BC- Skilled Worker, Express Entry BC International Graduate, Skills Immigration-Skilled Worker and Skills Immigration-International Graduate categories of BC PNP. […]

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  • Nova Scotia unveils new immigration pilot stream

    May 31, 2019

    Nova Scotia has launched a new immigration pilot stream for candidates in one of the targeted intermediate-skilled occupations of the province.  The three-year pilot stream targets the professions that are “in high labour market demand” in Nova Scotia, informed the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). However, these occupations may change according to the evolving labour […]

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  • 3350 candidates invited in May 29 Express Entry draw

    May 29, 2019

    In the 118th Express Entry draw held on May 29, 2019, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3350 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold was 470. As in the previous draws, a tie-break rule was applied in the May 29 draw as […]

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  • Ontario holds largest-ever French-speaking Skilled Worker draw

    May 29, 2019

    In the largest ever French-speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream draw held on May 22, Ontario issued Notifications of Interest to 360 Express Entry candidates. This whopping number of invitations issued is more than the combined total of all the invitations issued through the French-speaking Skilled Worker(FSSW) stream draws held by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP) […]

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  • Canada set to rein in fraudulent immigration consultants

    May 28, 2019

    With an aim to hold immigration consultants to account and to protect vulnerable people from dishonest consultants, Canada is planning to introduce a new legislation, informed a news release issued by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  The proposed legislation, included in the 2019 Budget Implementation Act, will make the College of Immigration and […]

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  • Indian population in Australia grew by 30% in two years

    May 27, 2019

    Latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the Indian population in Australia grew by 30 percent between 2016 and 2018. In June 2016, the number of Indians living in Australia was 455,389, as per Census 2016. This number rose to 592,000 by June 2018, shows the preliminary estimates by the […]

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  • 196 candidates invited in Manitoba Expression of Interest draw

    May 25, 2019

    A total of 196 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for provincial nomination were issued in the Manitoba Expression of Interest draw held on May 23. Out of these, 119 LAAs were issued to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream, 60 to candidates in Skilled Workers Overseas stream and the remaining 17 to […]

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  • Minimum CRS score drops to 301 in Alberta Express Entry stream draw

    May 25, 2019

    In a draw held on May 15 through its Express Entry stream, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 197 candidates with minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score as low as 301. A total of 197 candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination from Alberta to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the draw. […]

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  • Saskatchewan invites Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates

    May 24, 2019

    In the latest draw held on May 22 through its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP) issued a total of 325 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Out of these, 221 invitations were issued to Occupation In-Demand candidates while the remaining 104 invitations went to candidates belonging to […]

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  • Established immigrant families wealthier than their Canadian counterparts: Study

    May 23, 2019

    Established Canadian immigrant families were wealthier than their Canada-born counterparts in 2016, observed a new study report released by Statistics Canada. The report says that the longer an immigrant family has been in Canada, the wealthier they are. The study found that immigrant families who had been in Canada for more than 20 years, with […]

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  • Immigration behind growth of Canada’s technology sector: Trudeau

    May 22, 2019

    Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has acknowledged the contribution of immigrants to the growth of the country’s booming technology sector. At a conference held in Toronto, he said immigration was a crucial factor behind the growth of Canada’s technology sector. He further said that Canada’s openness to welcoming new immigrants was central to the growth […]

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  • New Manitoba PNP policies to attract more immigrants in rural areas

    May 21, 2019

    Manitoba is planning to launch a slew of measures to attract more immigrants to the rural areas of the province. As part of this, Manitoba will bring out a rural immigration toolkit to help the rural communities in the coming weeks. It will help the employers and community leaders in the rural areas of Manitoba […]

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  • New changes introduced to Manitoba In-demand Occupations List

    May 20, 2019

    Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has introduced a few important changes to its In-Demand Occupations List. Manitoba In-demand Occupations List is updated regularly and the immigration streams under the MPNP target the occupations included in the List, unless stated otherwise. The Manitoba In-demand Occupations List is applicable to certain pathways under the Skilled Workers Overseas […]

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  • Maritime provinces of Canada witness fastest population growth

    May 18, 2019

    The maritime provinces of Canada namely Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have recently been witnessing the fastest population growth in decades, with immigration being the major driving force, according to a report released by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC). Maritime provinces have been the key focus in Canada’s efforts to attract […]

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  • Prince Edward Island issues 104 new invitations in May 16 draw

    May 17, 2019

    Prince Edward Island issued 104 invitations to candidates belonging to the Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories in a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) draw held on May 16. Of the total invitations issued, 90 went to candidates who have registered Expressions of Interest (EoIs) with either the Express Entry […]

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  • 500 FSTP candidates invited in latest Express Entry draw

    May 15, 2019

    In a program-specific Express Entry draw that took place on May 15, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 500 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. All the selected candidates were those eligible under the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was as low as […]

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  • Alberta invited 3,357 Express Entry candidates with minimum CRS score of 300

    May 15, 2019

    In the 14 draws held through its Express Entry-aligned immigration stream so far this year, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has issued a total of 3357 invitations, it has been revealed. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of the invited candidates was as low as 300. All those who were invited through the Alberta […]

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  • Employment in Canada recorded largest monthly gain in April

    May 14, 2019

    Canada witnessed the largest employment gain on record last month, according to a report by Statistics Canada. Employment in Canada rose by 107000 in April with remarkable gains recorded by Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Prince Edward Island. This incredible jump in employment has surpassed the forecasted increase of 10,000 net jobs by a huge margin […]

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  • Manitoba issues 170 invitations in May 9 EoI draw

    May 11, 2019

    In the latest Expression of Interest (EoI) draw held on May 9, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 170 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. With this draw, the total number of invitations issued by Manitoba so far this year has reached 4071. Of the 170 invitations issued in the latest draw, 15 have been […]

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  • More spouses to be eligible to work under Atlantic Immigration Pilot

    May 10, 2019

    With the changes that will be introduced to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot on June 1, more spouses will be eligible for Canada work permits. For the first time ever, spouses of candidates, who are in Canada on work permits through the Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program, will be eligible for work permits. Earlier, only the spouses […]

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  • BC PNP draw invites Express Entry, Skills Immigration candidates

    May 9, 2019

    The latest BC PNP draw held on May 7 invited 187 candidates belonging to five Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories to apply for provincial nomination. The Skills Immigration candidates invited by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) belonged to the Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories. The […]

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  • IRCC completes issuing invitations to potential sponsors under PGP

    May 7, 2019

    As the Government of Canada has already finished issuing invitations to the potential sponsors of its Parents and Grandparents Program, also known as the PGP, it is now up to those invited to submit their complete application within the stipulated 60 days. The Parents and Grandparents Program allows eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents above the […]

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  • Lack of skilled workers affecting businesses in Quebec: Survey

    May 6, 2019

    For nearly half of the businesses in Quebec, recruitment of skilled workers is the top concern they expect to face in the coming three years, according to a survey conducted by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. The survey also found that 23 per cent of small and medium enterprises were worried about retaining the staff they […]

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  • Immigration to play a major role in Canada’s economic growth, says study

    May 4, 2019

    Canada will need to rely heavily on immigration for its labour force if the country wants to maintain its social infrastructure and healthy growth, a report released by the Conference Board of Canada has found. According to the study, even if Canada harnessed all of the new graduates and groups under-represented in the workforce such […]

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  • SINP invites 202 candidates in second occupation-specific draw

    May 3, 2019

    In the latest draw held on May 1, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 202 candidates of Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration subcategories to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The candidates selected were those having work experience in seven specific occupations in the In-Demand Occupations List of Saskatchewan, which were:   NOC Occupation […]

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  • Ontario’s Master Graduate Stream Reopened for International Graduates

    May 2, 2019

    Out of the multiple immigration pathways that Ontario has, the Masters Graduate Stream is one of the streams that take a considerable number of immigrants into Ontario every single year. The Masters Graduate Stream is one of the most prominent streams which helps the province to take in potential immigrants every single year. Ontario’s Master […]

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  • Minimum CRS score drops further in latest Express Entry draw

    May 1, 2019

    In the Express Entry draw held on May 1, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was dropped further to 450. Compared to the previous draw held on April 17, the minimum CRS score requirement was one point lower. The total number of invitations to apply (ITAs) issued in the latest draw is the same […]

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  • Immigrant-owned businesses create more jobs in Canada: Study

    April 30, 2019

    A new study by Statistics Canada has revealed that the contributions of immigrant-owned businesses in creating jobs in Canada was ‘disproportionately higher’, when taken into consideration the total number of such firms studied. Between 2003 and 2013, businesses owned by immigrants accounted for 25 per cent of net jobs created by private incorporated firms. To […]

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  • Ontario Having Canada’s Lowest Unemployment Rate of All Provinces

    April 29, 2019

    Unemployment rate prevails as one of the most looked into problems of Canada. While every single province has its own unemployment rate issues to look into, Guelph, Ontario, on the other hand, has a very low unemployment rate and the particular city again has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada last month. According to a […]

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  • Manitoba issues invitations to candidates in three MPNP streams in April 25 draw

    April 27, 2019

    The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 299 invitations in the latest draw held on April 25.The invitations were issued to candidates belonging to the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education and Skilled Workers Overseas streams of MPNP. Breakdown of invitations issued by MPNP A breakdown of invitations issued is as follows: Skilled Workers in […]

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  • BC PNP issues 157 invitations to Skill Immigration, Express Entry candidates

    April 26, 2019

    In the latest draw held on April 23, British Columbia invited 157 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belong to the Skilled Workers and International Graduate categories of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). BC PNP […]

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  • IRCC is inviting sponsors to apply to Parents and Grandparents Program

    April 25, 2019

    The Government of Canada has begun to issue invitations to interested sponsors to apply to the Parents and Grandparents Program. Under the program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents above the age of 18 can sponsor their parents or grandparents for permanent residence in Canada. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is issuing invitations in […]

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  • Ontario reveals more details of proposed changes to OINP streams

    April 24, 2019

    Ontario has released more details of changes proposed to a few major streams of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). According to OINP, the proposed changes aim “to improve the responsiveness of the OINP to current labour market and employer needs, including supporting regions that do not traditionally see significant levels of immigration.” These changes would […]

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  • SINP holds its first occupation-specific Expression of Interest draw

    April 23, 2019

    Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held its first Expression of Interest draw for immigration candidates with work experience in specific in-demand occupations on April 17. Three of the four occupations targeted in the draw were newly added to In-demand Occupations List of Saskatchewan when it was updated on April 4. For a candidate to be […]

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  • Minimum score drops to 90 in largest BC PNP Tech Pilot draw of 2019

    April 22, 2019

    In the largest British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot draw of 2019 held on April 16, minimum scores dropped to 90 for all the four featured streams– Express Entry BC stream for skilled workers, Express Entry BC stream for international graduates, Skills Immigration Skilled Workers stream and Skills Immigration International Graduates stream. The minimum score required […]

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  • PEI PNP invites 130 EE, Labour Impact, Business candidates April 18 draw

    April 20, 2019

    In the latest draw held on April 18, Prince Edward Island (PEI) issued 130 new invitations to Express Entry candidates and others. PEI conducts draws every month for the immigration candidates who have submitted Expressions of Interest to its provincial nominee program, PEI PNP. In the draw held on April 18, PEI issued invitations to […]

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  • Canada issues 3350 invitations in April 17 Express Entry draw

    April 18, 2019

    In the latest Express Entry draw held on April 17, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 3350 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold was 451. This is the eighth draw of 2019 so far, where the number of invitations issued […]

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  • Proposed changes to OINP reflect immediate labour needs of Ontario

    April 17, 2019

    Ontario’s 2019 budget has proposed a few important changes to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). These changes include a new tech worker immigration stream, a new immigration pilot program for smaller communities, and revisions to the eligibility criteria for the Entrepreneur and Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Streams of OINP. According to the Ontario government, […]

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  • BC PNP draw: Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC candidates invited

    April 16, 2019

    In the latest draw conducted by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) on April 9, a total of 142 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates invited belonged to either the Skills Immigration or Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Stream of BC PNP. BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) […]

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  • 403 invitations issued in Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas draw

    April 13, 2019

    A total of 403 candidates including Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination in the latest Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas stream draw held on April 11. In the draw, 352 invitations were issued to two groups of candidates including Express Entry candidates. However, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP) did not specify the number […]

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  • New Ontario immigration stream for tech workers to be launched soon

    April 12, 2019

    A new Ontario immigration stream for tech workers will be launched soon, the provincial government has announced in its 2019 budget. Ontario will also launch a new immigration pilot program for attracting highly skilled immigrants to the smaller communities in the province. The budget has outlined four immigration-focused priorities and the above said initiatives are […]

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  • Key developments in Canada PNP in first quarter of 2019

    April 11, 2019

    Canada PNP, especially the Provincial Nominee Programs of Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Manitoba, witnessed certain crucial developments in the first quarter of 2019. All the changes have once again proved that Canada PNP is constantly evolving. The Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada allow the participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of […]

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  • H-1B Visa Applicants now turn towards Canada PR visa

    April 10, 2019

    As the rejections of H-1B visa for the United States have been increasing as never before, highly skilled foreign workers are now shifting their interest toward Canada PR visa. These foreign workers now know that Canada Permanent Residence visa would give them better stability and more opportunities. American media has recently published a number of […]

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  • Ontario Entrepreneur Stream Draw: Minimum score drops by three points

    April 9, 2019

    In the latest draw of the Ontario Entrepreneur Stream held on April 5th, invitations were issued to 22 candidates with the minimum required score being 112 points. This is three points lower than the minimum score requirement for the previous draw held on January 17, in which 13 invitations were issued to candidates with a […]

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  • 26 invitations issued in latest British Columbia Tech Pilot draw

    April 8, 2019

    In the latest British Columbia Tech Pilot draw held on April 2, a total of 26 candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The selected candidates belonged to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. This is the first Tech Pilot draw in the […]

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  • Manitoba issues around 600 LAAs in latest draw

    April 6, 2019

    In the latest Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw held on March 28, the province issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to nearly 600 candidates. Out of these, 262 LAAs were issued through the Skilled Workers In Manitoba stream. The lowest score required was 433 points. oreign workers with required level of skills can […]

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  • Updated Saskatchewan In-demand Occupations List has 13 new occupations

    April 5, 2019

    The Saskatchewan In-demand Occupations List has been updated by adding 13 new professions that include computer programmers and interactive media developers. Work experience in one of the occupations listed in the Saskatchewan In-demand Occupations List is an important pre-requirement to apply for provincial nomination under the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories of the Saskatchewan […]

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  • Canada issues 3350 ITAs in April 3 Express Entry draw

    April 4, 2019

    Canada issued 3,350 invitations to apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in the seventh Express Entry draw of 2019 held on April 3. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for the draw was 451. This is one point lower than the minimum CRS requirement for the previous draw held on March 20, which was 452. […]

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  • Move to make Global Talent Stream permanent welcomed

    April 3, 2019

    The Council of Canadian Innovators has welcomed the Canada government’s proposal to make the Global Talent Stream permanent. Introduced in 2017 under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the Global Talent Stream has proved to be a game-changer for Canadian startups. The Global Talent Stream helps fastrack visa applications from eligible foreign workers having skills that […]

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  • Job vacancies in Canada again records an increase

    April 2, 2019

    Job vacancies in Canada recorded a rise in 12 out of 13 provinces and territories in the last quarter of 2018, according to data from Statistics Canada. At the end of the year, Canada had 548,000 positions available, a rise of 16.6 per cent in 12 months. According to the latest data, the biggest increase […]

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  • 21,200 Express Entry invitations issued in first quarter of 2019

    March 30, 2019

    The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 21200 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the first quarter of 2019. This is 3,700 more than the total number of invitations issued during the same period in 2018. The year 2019 began with the largest ever first Express Entry draw […]

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  • Canada welcomed highest number of immigrants in 2018

    March 29, 2019

    In the year 2018, Canada welcomed the highest number of new immigrants in a calendar year in more than a century. According to a Statistics Canada report, a total of 321,065 new immigrants came to Canada in the year, with 71,131 of them coming in the final quarter of the year alone. This is the […]

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  • 242 Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC invited in latest draw

    March 28, 2019

    In the latest draw held on March 26, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 242 invitations to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to the Skilled Workers, International Graduates and Entry level and Semi-skilled Workers categories of BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express […]

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  • Immigration to Canada main driver of population growth

    March 27, 2019

    A new report of Statistics Canada has revealed that immigration to Canada proved to be the main driver of population growth in the country in 2018. According to the report, new immigrants made up 61% of Canada’s population growth in the year. On January 1, 2019, the total population of Canada touched 37,314,442 that included […]

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  • Alberta population to remain relatively young owing to immigration

    March 26, 2019

    Amidst worries about the aging population of Canada, a report released by Statistics Canada last week revealed that the working population in Alberta will remain relatively young owing to the new immigrants to Canada increasingly choosing to settle down in the province. According to the report, two largest cities of Alberta–Calgary and Edmonton–already have the […]

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  • Ontario Skilled Trades Stream draw invites 361 candidates

    March 25, 2019

    In the latest draw of Ontario Skilled Trades Stream held on March 21, a total of 361 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. Ontario issued the invitations to those who submitted their Express Entry profile between March 21, 2018, and March 21, 2019. With the latest draw, the total number of […]

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  • Open work permits for approved Interim Pathway for Caregivers applicants

    March 23, 2019

    Canada has announced that the applicants approved for permanent residence under the Interim Pathway for Caregivers can also apply for an open work permit. The candidates can submit the application for open work permit along with their application for permanent residence, informed an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) program delivery update issued March 21. […]

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  • Prince Edward Island invites 150 immigration candidates in March 21 draw

    March 22, 2019

    In the latest draw held on March 21, Prince Edward Island invited 150 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to Express Entry, Labour Impact and Entrepreneur categories of Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). Prince Edward Island is one of the 11 Canadian provinces and territories that take part […]

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  • 3350 candidates invited in the latest Express Entry draw

    March 20, 2019

    In the sixth Express Entry draw of 2019, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3350 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold for the March 20 draw was 452 points. This is slightly lower than the requirement for the previous Express Entry draw held […]

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  • OINP can nominate 6900 immigration candidates in 2019

    March 20, 2019

    Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP) will be nominating more immigration candidates this year, as the province has received its largest allocation so far in Canada Provincial Nominee Program. In 2019, Ontario will be nominating 6900 immigration candidates for permanent residence in Canada. Last year, the nomination allocation for Ontario was 6600, besides receiving an additional 250 […]

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  • Study urges govt to restore Quebec immigration target to 50,000

    March 19, 2019

    A new study conducted by the independent Institut de recherche et d’informations socio-économiques (IRIS) has urged the Quebec government to restore the annual immigration target to 50000. The study found no evidence to support the government’s argument that bringing down the immigration target will improve the integration of new immigrants to the Quebec society. The […]

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  • 39 invitations issued in Saskatchewan Entrepreneur category draw

    March 18, 2019

    A total of 39 immigrant entrepreneurs received new invitations in the Saskatchewan Entrepreneur category draw held on March 7. The invited candidates had scores between 120 and 140 under the points assessment grid of the Saskatchewan Entrepreneur category. Saskatchewan Entrepreneur category Saskatchewan Entrepreneur category targets foreign entrepreneurs who wish to establish, acquire or partner a […]

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  • Manitoba invites Skilled Workers Overseas candidates in latest draw

    March 16, 2019

    In the latest Expression of Interest draw held for Skilled Workers Overseas candidates on March 14, Manitoba issued 337 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Among these, 274 invitations were issued to a group that included Express Entry candidates. The year 2019 has so far been a busy one for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program […]

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  • Manitoba nominated record number of candidates for Canada PR

    March 15, 2019

    The province of Manitoba set a record in the number of immigration candidates nominated for permanent residence in Canada in 2018, revealed a new report from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). As per the report, Manitoba issued 5,207 nominations for Canada PR in 2018. Out of these, 5,119 nominations were issued to candidates in […]

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  • 2,000 additional spaces for temporary workers under Provincial Nominee Program

    March 13, 2019

    The Government of Canada has announced that an additional 2000 temporary foreign workers could be granted permanent residence in Canada this year through Canada Provincial Nominee Program. According to a news release issued by the Government of Canada, the additional spaces target existing long-term Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada with intermediate skills classified as National […]

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  • Employment in Canada hits new high thanks to full-time work in Ontario

    March 12, 2019

    Employment in Canada rose by almost 56000 in February, largely owing to the gains in full-time work in Ontario. According to the monthly Labour Force Survey report of Statistics Canada for February, Ontario posted a net employment increase of 37,000 for the month. An increase of 59,000 in full-time work led to the loss of […]

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  • Canada Atlantic Immigration Pilot program extended to December 2021

    March 11, 2019

    The Canada government has extended its Atlantic Immigration Pilot program till December 2021 with an aim to maintain the program’s momentum. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), introduced in 2017, aims to address the labour shortage in the four Atlantic provinces of Canada–Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. Under the Pilot […]

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  • British Columbia’s New Draw Invites Candidates to Apply for a Provincial Nomination

    March 9, 2019

    British Columbia has been inviting candidates for the economic growth of the province and is taking every possible measure to make life better for the British Columbians by taking in potential immigrants who could make BC a better place. In its recent draw held on the 5th of March, British Columbia issued invitations to 346 […]

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  • Saskatchewan invites Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates

    March 8, 2019

    In the latest draw held on March 6, Saskatchewan invited 138 candidates belonging to Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to apply for provincial nomination. Of the total invitations issued, 70 invitations were issued to candidates of Express Entry sub-category, while 68 were issued through the Occupation In-Demand sub-category. […]

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  • March 6 Express Entry draw invites 3350 candidates

    March 7, 2019

    In the fifth Express Entry draw of 2019 held on March 6th, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,350 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points required for candidates was 454, slightly lower than the minimum CRS requirement of 457 in the previous draw […]

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  • Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers now open to applications

    March 6, 2019

    Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers is now open to accept applications for permanent residence from eligible candidates. The one-time pathway will remain open till June 4, 2019. The pathway allows eligible in-home temporary foreign worker caregivers who came to Canada after November 30, 2014 to apply for permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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  • Manitoba Expression of Interest draw invites 403 candidates

    March 5, 2019

    The fifth Manitoba Expression of Interest(EoI) draw of the year 2019 has invited 403 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. With the latest draw, the total number of invitations issued by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) so far this year has reached 2,267. Those invited in the latest Manitoba Expression of Interest draw had […]

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  • Australia Immigration level touched record high in 2018

    March 4, 2019

    Australia immigration levels soared to a new record high in 2018, with 832,560 people migrating to the country permanently or on a long-term basis in 2018. It means a 7.1 increase in the Australia immigration level compared to 2017. The net annual immigration rate of Australia for 2018 is 291250, the highest in four-and-a-half years. […]

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  • Alberta rural communities likely to welcome 40,000 newcomers by 2024

    March 2, 2019

    A new immigration proposal put forward by the United Conservative Party of Alberta would help to bring almost 40000 newcomers to the rural communities around the province in the next four years. A new provincial government will come to power in Alberta this spring and it is predicted that the United Conservative Party (UCP) and […]

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  • Canada to open interim pathway for caregivers on March 4

    March 1, 2019

    Canada will open a new interim pathway for caregivers, who came to Canada after November 30, 2014 but did not qualify for permanent residence. The new pathway will come into effect on March 4, 2019 and will remain open till June 4, 2019. The three-month pathway is specifically meant for individuals who have acquired work […]

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  • British Columbia’s Tech Pilot Program Invites More Immigration Candidates

    February 28, 2019

    British Columbia, one of the immigrant welcoming provinces invited 28 Skilled Immigration and Express Entry candidates in its Tech Pilot draw held during the 19th of February. Candidates who have received an Invitation to Apply will get to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa. British Columbia is one of the Canadian provinces which has […]

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  • 83 Saskatchewan Express Entry candidates invited

    February 28, 2019

    In the latest draw held on February 27, Saskatchewan invited 83 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates had an Expression of Interest (EoI) registered under the International Skilled Worker- Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category of Saskatchewan. International Skilled Worker- Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category The International Skilled Worker-Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category of […]

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  • Quebec judge orders government to process pending QSWP applications

    February 26, 2019

    A Superior Court judge of Quebec has ordered the provincial government to continue processing the pending applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). The Quebec government wanted to cancel these 18000 pending applications to QSWP that had been submitted before the province introduced the Expression of Interest system to submit online applications to the […]

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  • Prince Edward Island invites 199 candidates in the latest draw

    February 25, 2019

    Prince Edward Island has invited 199 economic immigration candidates, including Express Entry candidates, to apply for provincial nomination in the latest draw held on February 21. The number of candidates invited in the latest draw is more than double the number of candidates invited in the previous draw held in January, in which 91 invitations […]

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  • Ontario nominated 6850 applicants for Canada PR in 2018

    February 23, 2019

    Ontario issued nominations to 6850 applicants for Canada PR in 2018, according to a report by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP). Around half of the total nominations issued by Ontario in the year went to Express Entry candidates, says the report. The report further states that the 6,850 nominations allocated to Ontario in 2018 would […]

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  • Nova Scotia set record in immigration intake last year

    February 22, 2019

    Nova Scotia welcomed 5970 new permanent residents in 2018, informed the provincial government. The number is almost 500 more than the previous record set by the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) in 2016. The province welcomed more than 65 per cent of these new permanent residents through the NSNP and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP). […]

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  • IRCC invites 3350 candidates in February 20 Express Entry draw

    February 20, 2019

    In the fourth Express Entry draw of 2019 that took place on February 20, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3350 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) required for candidates to be considered in the February 20 draw was 457 points. Tie-break rule was applied […]

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  • Manitoba PNP issues 444 invitations in the February 15 draw

    February 20, 2019

    In the latest and the third draw held, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (Manitoba PNP) issued a total of 444 invitations to candidates from the Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education economic immigration streams. With this draw held on February 15, the total number of invitations issued by Manitoba in 2019 has […]

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  • Canada job market remains upbeat as ever, shows report

    February 19, 2019

    Canada job market witnessed a surprising growth in January 2019 with 67000 new jobs added in the private sector. It means, in the first month of 2019, the 67000 more people were employed in Canada. This surprising jump in the number of jobs shows that the Canada job market continues to remain strong as in […]

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  • Express Entry BC, Skills Immigration candidates invited

    February 18, 2019

    In the latest draw held on February 12, British Columbia invited candidates belonging to various categories under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams to apply for provincial nomination. The invitations were mainly issued to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates in the Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) streams. Candidates belonging […]

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  • Quebec Expression of Interest system receives more than 90000 profiles

    February 16, 2019

    The Quebec Expression of Interest system has received 91000 profiles since it was launched in September 2018, revealed the provincial immigration ministry (MIDI) of Quebec. According to the available data, more than 23000 candidates signed up within a month after Arrima, the Quebec Expression of Interest portal, was launched. Of the total 91000 profiles submitted […]

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  • Application period extended for Canada Post-Graduation Work Permit

    February 15, 2019

    The application period for international students to apply for Canada Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) has been extended to six months. Earlier, the students hoping to remain in Canada after their studies were supposed to apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit within 90 days after the final marks were issued. Another significant change introduced in the […]

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  • Passive immigration streams of Canada Provincial Nominee Programs

    February 14, 2019

    You may be invited to apply for provincial nomination without even trying if your profile is in the Express Entry pool, thanks to the specialised immigration streams of some Provincial Nominee Programs. These immigration streams, generally known as passive streams, search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet their specified criteria. The selected candidates […]

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  • British Columbia Tech Pilot draw: 32 candidates invited

    February 13, 2019

    A total of 32 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination in the British Columbia Tech Pilot draw held on February 5. The candidates invited belonged to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories in both the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams under the British Columbia […]

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  • Ontario invites 61 French-Speaking Skilled Worker candidates

    February 12, 2019

    In the latest draw held on February 7, the province of Ontario issued 61 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to candidates belonging to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) . With this draw, the total number of invitations issued by Ontario through the Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker […]

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  • Quebec to terminate backlog of Skilled Worker Program applications

    February 11, 2019

    The Government of Quebec is planning to eliminate backlog of 18000 applications for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) submitted before August 2, 2018. The move is part of Quebec’s efforts to improve the processing times and align immigration to the needs of the Quebec’s labour market. All applications submitted before August 2, 2018 that have […]

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  • Express Entry had the best start ever in 2019

    February 8, 2019

    By issuing 11150 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the first month of 2019 alone, Express Entry had one of the best starts ever this year. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a total of three draws in January. The last draw of the month was held on January 30. […]

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  • Canada opened doors to around 40K potential immigrants in January

    February 7, 2019

    In the month of January, Canada opened its doors to more than 40000 potential immigrants through its major economic immigration and family sponsorship programs. This includes 11150 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada issued through the Express Entry system. Provincial Nominee Programs were also remarkably active in January with Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, […]

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  • 46% Canadians think that immigration is good for the country

    February 6, 2019

    In a survey conducted by Research Co. this month, around half of the Canadian respondents said that immigration was having a positive impact on the country. They constitute around 46% of the total respondents to the survey. Most number of those who supported immigration belonged to 18-34 age group. However, those who opposed immigration belonged […]

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  • The most in-demand jobs in Canada for 2019 revealed

    February 5, 2019

    With low unemployment rates, more job opportunities and a booming economy, Canada has become all the more attractive to aspiring immigrants. The aging population of Canada also opens up vast opportunities for young immigrants. Scarcity of skilled workers to fill the vacant positions of retiring employees is a problem Canada plans to tackle by allowing […]

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  • British Columbia invites workers, graduates and entrepreneurs

    February 4, 2019

    In the latest draw held on January 30, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited skilled workers, graduates and entrepreneurs to apply for provincial nomination. A total of 356 candidates belonging to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC immigration streams received invitations. Another 19 invitations were issued to Entrepreneur Immigration candidates. Express Entry BC […]

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  • Manitoba invites 456 candidates in second Expression of Interest draw of January

    February 2, 2019

    In the second Expression of Interest draw conducted by Manitoba this year, the province invited candidates belonging to Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education immigration streams to apply for provincial nomination. A total of 456 candidates were invited in the draw that was held on January 31. Manitoba Expression of Interest […]

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  • Super Visa lets you bring your parents/grandparents to Canada

    February 1, 2019

    Those who failed to submit an Interest to Sponsor form on January 28 under the Parents and Grandparents Program of Canada to sponsor their parents or grandparents for permanent residence can still have hope. When the Parents and Grandparents Program of Canada opened to accept Interest to Sponsor forms from interested persons, only 27000 could […]

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  • Canada extends Open Work Permit Pilot for spouses and common law partners

    January 31, 2019

    Canada has extended Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common law partners until July 31, 2020. Spouses and common law partners living in Canada and those who are in the process of applying for permanent residence in Canada through the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class can apply for an open work […]

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  • Express Entry draw : CRS requirement hits lowest point in two years at 438

    January 30, 2019

    In the latest Express Entry draw held on January 30, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,350 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. In the all-program draw held after an interval of just one week, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement dropped to its lowest point in two years, […]

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  • Ontario invited close to 1000 Skilled Trades, French-speaking candidates

    January 30, 2019

    Ontario has so far invited a total of 988 Express Entry candidates through its Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams to apply for provincial nomination as the first month of the year 2019 is about to end. The candidates were invited under Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams. Ontario Skilled Trades Stream The […]

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  • Canada Parents and Grandparents Program opened on January 28

    January 29, 2019

    The Parents and Grandparents Program of Canada opened on January 28 to accept expressions of interest from eligible persons and closed soon. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s target for this year was to accept 27,000 Interest to Sponsor forms under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). The Interest to Sponsor forms were accepted on […]

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  • Labour Market Priorities Stream draw invites financial auditors or accountants

    January 28, 2019

    In the latest Labour Market Priorities Stream draw, Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates with work experience as financial auditors or accountants to apply for provincial nomination. The draw held on January 24 targeted Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score ranging between 400 and 450. This is the first Labour Market Priorities […]

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  • Canada launches new community-driven Rural and Northern Pilot

    January 25, 2019

    Canada has launched a new economic immigration pilot program called the Rural and Northern Pilot for the rural and northern communities in Ontario, Western Canada and three Canadian territories. Under the program, foreign workers with various skill levels can obtain permanent residence in eligible communities in the beneficiary provinces and territories. Eligible communities, according to […]

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  • 3900 invitations issued in January 23 Express Entry draw

    January 24, 2019

    In the second Express Entry draw of 2019 held on January 23, the Government of Canada issued 3900 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required was 443 points, the lowest of the year. As in the previous draws, tie-break rule was applied in the latest draw as well, […]

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  • 316 British Columbia Express Entry, Skills Immigration candidates invited

    January 23, 2019

    In a draw held on January 16, a total of 316 British Columbia Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada. The invited Express Entry candidates belonged to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the Express Entry BC. The Skills Immigration candidates who […]

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  • Saskatchewan Express Entry, In-demand Occupation draws held

    January 22, 2019

    In the first Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand draws held in 2019, a total of 596 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. The minimum required score points for Express Entry candidates to qualify for the draw that was held on January 16 was 63. At the same time, the minimum required score […]

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  • Ontario Human Capital Priorities draw invites 1493 candidates

    January 21, 2019

    In the first draw of Ontario Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream to have held in 2019, a total of 1493 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination from the government of Ontario. The Human Capital Priorities stream allows Ontario to select eligible candidates from Express Entry pool to nominate for permanent residence. The selected […]

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  • Manitoba Express Entry candidates invited in January 17 draw

    January 19, 2019

    In the draw to have held in 2019, Manitoba invited 626 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates invited in the January 17 draw belonged to three streams of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)–Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba and International Education streams. Manitoba Express Entry candidates are also among those who received […]

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  • New Brunswick needs more newcomers to solve labor shortage: Survey

    January 18, 2019

    A survey conducted by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Moncton (CCGM) based in New Brunswick has found that the biggest challenge faced by the businesses in the region is the shortage of skilled labourers. The employers in New Brunswick think that increasing the number of foreign workers is the solution to this problem. The […]

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  • Canada immigration policy attracts international attention

    January 17, 2019

    Canada’s friendly approach towards immigration and its goal of admitting one million new immigrants by 2021 has caught the attention of international media. According to reports by international media such as the BCC and CNN, Canada immigration policy is setting the country apart from many other western nations. This is especially true in the context […]

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  • Canada ranked sixth among 167 countries in Democracy Index

    January 16, 2019

    Canada has been ranked sixth among the 167 democracies in the world, in the updated Democracy Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Canada also scored 10 out 10 in civil liberties. Canada’s overall score in Democracy Index remained unchanged since 2017 at 9.15. The countries that ranked ahead of Canada on the Democracy Index […]

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  • Ontario invites French Speaking Skilled Worker candidates

    January 15, 2019

    In its first draw held in 2019, Ontario invited candidates belonging to the French Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream to apply for provincial nomination. In the draw held on January 11, OINP issued a total of 38 Notifications of Interest to the candidates of French Speaking Skilled Worker stream aligned to Express Entry. The draw […]

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  • Prince Edward Island releases Expression of Interest draw dates for 2019

    January 14, 2019

    Prince Edward Island has revealed the dates of its upcoming Expression of Interest draws for the year 2019. As per the released data, Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) will be conducting draws throughout the year, with the first draw to be held on January 17. The Expression of Interest system covers Prince […]

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  • Canada Parents and Grandparents Program to reopen on January 28

    January 12, 2019

    Canada will reopen its Parents and Grandparents Program on January 28. Popularly known as the PGP, the program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents above the age of 18 years to sponsor their parents or grandparents for permanent residence in Canada. According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), up to 20,000 PGP applications […]

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  • Canada invites 3900 candidates in January 10 Express Entry draw

    January 10, 2019

    In the first Express Entry draw to take place in the year 2019, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,900 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required in this draw held on January 10th was 449 points. As in the previous draws, tie-break rule […]

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  • Job vacancies in Canada on rise, shows data from provinces

    January 10, 2019

    Data from Statistics Canada has revealed that job vacancies were on rise in every Canadian province in the third quarter of 2018. Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia are the provinces that recorded the largest year-over-year increases in job vacancies in Canada during the three months from July 1 to September 30, 2018. Statistics Canada noted […]

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  • Canada Provincial Nominee Program: 2018 in retrospect

    January 9, 2019

    The year 2018 was an eventful one as far as Canada Provincial Nominee Program is concerned, with Canada PNP emerging as one of the most prominent pathways for Canada economic immigration. With more admission targets set for the current year, the importance of Canada Provincial Nominee Program is expected to increase further. When the Canada […]

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  • British Columbia invites Express Entry BC and SI candidates

    January 8, 2019

    In the first draw held in 2019, the province of British Columbia issued invitations to apply for provincial nomination to candidates belonging to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC. A total of 151 candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of both the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams and Skills Immigration […]

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  • Ontario records highest employment gains and 2nd lowest unemployment rate

    January 5, 2019

    In 2018, Ontario led Canadian provinces and territories in terms of employment gains, according to data provided by Statistics Canada. The number of people employed in Ontario grew by 78000 and all of these were full-time employment. The unemployment rate of the province also dropped to 5.4 percent, the second lowest unemployment rate among Canadian […]

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  • Canada to spend more on pre-arrival settlement services for immigrants

    January 4, 2019

    The Canadian federal government has decided to increase funding for the pre-arrival settlement services for immigrants to the country. With this move, Canada is aiming to improve the ability of new immigrants to settle in the country and find suitable jobs as soon as possible. According to Canada Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, the country will […]

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  • Australia immigration 2019 and important rule changes

    January 3, 2019

    Since 2017, immigration has been the central topic of political discussion in Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated more than once that he is in favor of slashing the immigration intake level. At the same time, the country has taken certain strong steps to provide better opportunities for eligible immigrants for Australia immigration. […]

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  • Nova Scotia sets record for approving highest number of immigration applications

    January 2, 2019

    The Atlantic Canada province of Nova Scotia has set a new record in 2018 by approving the highest number of applications for immigration in a single year. Nova Scotia approved a total of 2272 applications in 2018, compared to the number of applications approved in 2017, which was only 1651. In 2019 too, Nova Scotia […]

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  • Canada Parents and Grandparents Program to reopen in late January

    January 1, 2019

    The Government of Canada has announced that the Canada Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program, also known as the PGP, will reopen in late January 2019. Canada Parents and Grandparents Program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents or grandparents for permanent residence in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has also […]

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  • Express Entry 2019: The best is yet to come

    December 29, 2018

    The year 2018 was an eventful one as far as Canada Express Entry is concerned. Express Entry set a new record by issuing 89,800 invitations to apply(ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence–the highest number of ITAs issued in any single year ever since Express Entry came into existence in January 2015. It broke the year 2017’s […]

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  • Joblessness among newcomers in Canada comes down to 6.4%

    December 28, 2018

    Joblessness among newcomers in Canada has narrowed down to 6.4%, found a new research by Statistics Canada. The research has also found that the employment gap between immigrants and Canadian-born workers is reducing as Canadian employers have started to employ more newcomers to fill the job vacancies. As per the research findings, 78.9 percent newcomers […]

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  • Canada biometrics rule second phase to be implemented on December 31

    December 27, 2018

    As announced earlier, Canada will make it mandatory to submit biometrics information including fingerprints and photo for people from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Canada introduced the biometric rule in July 2018 and in the first phase, the rule was implemented for people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Canada biometrics rule […]

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  • 50% Rise in number of Indians obtaining Canadian citizenship

    December 26, 2018

    A total of 15016 Indians obtained Canadian citizenship during the 10-month period ending in October 2018, according to a report by Times of India, quoting Canadian authorities. It means a 50% rise in the number of Indians obtaining Canadian citizenship compared to the same time period in the previous year when a total of 9992 […]

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  • Migration Levels Created Records in Canada During the Third Quarter of 2018

    December 26, 2018

    Canada witnessed a huge population growth as it has never seen in its history between the months of July and October this year. The population growth in the nine provinces was the result of the arrival of temporary & permanent residents within the provinces. The government states that the Canadian population has increased by 183,715 […]

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  • 492 LAAs issued in Manitoba Expression of Interest draw on December 20

    December 22, 2018

    In the second Expression of Interest draw held in December, Manitoba issued a total of 492 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates who received Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs)  in the December 20 draw belonged to Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams. Out of the total 492 […]

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  • Alberta Express Entry Stream: Details of first seven draws released

    December 21, 2018

    The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has released the details of the first seven draws held since the Alberta Express Entry Stream was launched in 2018. The first and largest draws among these held on July 6, issued 155 Notifications of Interest (NOIs). Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of […]

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  • Latest Express Entry draw: IRCC sets record in number of ITAs issued in a single year

    December 19, 2018

    With the latest Express Entry draw held on December 19, Canada set a new record of issuing the highest number of Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in a single year. The 3900 invitations issued in the 107th Express Entry draw bring the total number of ITAs issued in the year 2018 to 89,800. In […]

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  • Canada to treat impaired driving as a serious criminal offence

    December 19, 2018

    With the amendments to the Canadian criminal code having come to effect on December 18, impaired driving will now be treated as a serious criminal offence. The punishment for the offence has also been increased to a maximum sentence from five to 10 years. Impaired driving is the term used in Canada to describe the […]

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  • Busy year for Ontario’s French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

    December 18, 2018

    The year 2018 was a busy one for Ontario’s Express Entry-linked French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream with 1,609 invitations or Notifications Of Interest (NOIs) have already been issued through the stream. In the latest round of invitations held on December 13, a total of 13 invitations were issued through the Stream. This follows the 45 […]

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  • A golden chance for low-skilled workers to migrate to Australia

    December 17, 2018

    As part of improving the immigration policies to match the needs of specific locations in the country, the Government of Australia has launched a work visa that will enable people with basic farm or hospitality skills to migrate to Australia. The visa was introduced as part of the regional migration agreements called Designated Area Migration […]

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  • 225,000 Indians likely to move to Canada by 2021

    December 15, 2018

    The latest immigration trends indicate that around 225,000 Indians are likely to move to Canada in the next three years. Out of the total 276,380 new permanent residents who moved to Canada in the first 10 months of the year 2018, total 60,915 were Indian citizens. It means around 22 percent of the total number […]

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  • ITAs issued to Express Entry candidates with provincial nomination on the rise

    December 14, 2018

    Government of Canada has revealed that the current year witnessed an unprecedented rise in the number of invitations to apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada issued to Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination. The Express Entry candidates who receive provincial nomination are awarded 600 additional CRS points, which guarantee them an ITA in the […]

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  • 3900 Candidates Invited to Apply in 106th Express Entry Draw

    December 12, 2018

    In the 106th Express Entry draw held on December 12th, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 3,900 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) required was 445, the same as the previous draw held on November 28. With the latest draw, the total […]

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  • Parents and Grandparents Program details to be released soon

    December 12, 2018

    The Immigration Department of Canada will release the details of 2019 Parents and Grandparents Program soon, it has been informed. Canada has replaced the lottery system introduced in 2017 with the first-come, first-served process for the Program. In 2019, the country is planning to accept 20000 applications through the Parents and Grandparents Program. The application […]

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  • Canada signs UN agreement on international migration

    December 11, 2018

    Canada, along with around 160 other member nations, has signed the United Nations’ new negotiated agreement on international migration. The non-binding United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration aims to optimize the “positive impacts” of migration. The agreement has set out 23 objectives for improving international cooperation on all forms of migration […]

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  • Canada’s unemployment rate marks record low in November

    December 10, 2018

    The monthly Labor Force Survey of Statistics Canada has found that the unemployment rate of Canada reached a record low in the month of November. Canada’s unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in November when nearly 19 million people were found to be employed in the country. Unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people as […]

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  • Canadian provinces all set to welcome more immigrants in 2019

    December 8, 2018

    Many Canadian provinces including Ontario, Manitoba and Newfoundland are vying to increase immigration levels with an aim to address the growing need for workers. For most of these provinces, immigration is the main driver of the growth of population and labor force. In the case of Ontario, the most populous of Canadian provinces, the expectation […]

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  • Express Entry candidates included in latest Manitoba PNP draw

    December 7, 2018

    In the latest draw held on December 5th, Manitoba PNP issued 530 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Out of the total number of invitations issued 317 were issued to candidates belonging to the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream. These included unspecified number of candidates from the Express Entry-aligned immigration pathway under the stream. The minimum […]

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  • 430,000 job vacancies in Canada remain unfilled: CFIB report

    December 6, 2018

    Labor shortage is putting pressure on small and medium-sized businesses in Canada, says the latest Help Wanted report of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Around 430,000 job vacancies in Canada are reported to have been remaining unfilled in the private sector for the past four months as the employers could not find qualified […]

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  • Quebec Immigration Plan for 2019 targets to admit 42000 newcomers

    December 5, 2018

    Quebec is all set to welcome up to 42000 new permanent residents as per the new Quebec Immigration Plan for the year 2019. Quebec will also be issuing 24,800 selection certificates in the year, according to the plan. Around 59 percent of the new permanent residents will be admitted to the province through Quebec Skilled […]

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  • Government launches online campaign to boost Canada immigration

    December 4, 2018

    With Canada immigration all set to become a major topic of discussion in the federal election in the country next year, the ruling government has launched an online campaign to highlight the positive impact of immigration on the country’s economy. The campaign named #ImmigrationMatters, launched in November, aims to facilitate a constructive conversation on immigration, […]

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  • Toronto tops the list of best Canadian cities for tech talent

    December 3, 2018

    A recent study that assessed Canadian cities for tech talent has found that Toronto retained its top position this year, while many other cities also emerged competitive. In the new 2018 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent report, Ottawa and Waterloo found place among the top five. At the same time, the cities Hamilton, Quebec City and […]

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  • Manitoba Opens a New Immigration Pathway for International Graduates

    December 1, 2018

    The Government of Manitoba has come up with a new immigration pathway which allows international graduates who have pursued post-secondary education in institutions of Manitoba apply for an Expression of Interest.Manitoba, also known as The Keystone Province considers international education seriously and takes best possible methods which would eventually increase the benefits for international graduates. […]

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  • Invitations issued to Saskatchewan Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates

    November 30, 2018

    Saskatchewan issued a total of 514 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to the International Skilled Worker immigration category candidates of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) on November 23. Out of these, 247 invitations were issued to Saskatchewan Express Entry category candidates. The rest of the 267 invitations were issued to candidates of the Occupation […]

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  • New Brunswick Express Entry stream reopens to accept EoIs

    November 29, 2018

    The New Brunswick Express Entry Labor Market Stream was reopened on November 28 after a temporary closure in September this year. The stream is now accepting Expressions of Interests from eligible candidates. Through the stream, New Brunswick selects candidates who meet the requirements of the province from the federal Express Entry pool to nominate for […]

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  • Latest Express Entry draw set to invite 3900 candidates

    November 28, 2018

    A total of 3900 candidates are set to receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the latest Express Entry draw held on November 28. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold was 445 points. With the latest draw, the total number of invitations issued in Express Entry draws held so far this year has reached […]

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  • Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream issues 185 invitations

    November 28, 2018

    In a draw held on November 26, the Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario issued 185 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. With the latest draw, the total number of invitations issued through this popular Express Entry-aligned stream in the year 2018 has reached 3719. The applications from the candidates in the November 26 draw […]

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  • Ontario issues 15 invitations to Entrepreneur Stream candidates

    November 26, 2018

    In a draw announced on November 23, the Government of Ontario issued 15 invitations to apply to immigrant entrepreneurs under the Entrepreneur stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Candidates with a minimum score of 112 points were selected to be invited. In the previous Ontario Entrepreneur stream draw held on October 23, 2018 in […]

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  • British Columbia to launch new entrepreneur immigration pilot program

    November 24, 2018

    With an aim to attract foreign entrepreneurs to the smaller communities in the province, British Columbia is all set to launch a new regional pilot program. The two-year program known as the Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot will be launched in early 2019. The entrepreneurs being admitted to the province under the program will be […]

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  • Manitoba immigration expected to boost province’s labor market

    November 23, 2018

    Manitoba immigration will be a decisive factor in the province’s labor market growth, according to the new seven-year labor market outlook of Manitoba. The report predicts that there will be a total of 168,700 job openings during  the years 2018-2024. It means 24,100 job openings every year. During these seven years, around 168,400 new workers […]

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  • How provinces and territories select Express Entry PNP candidates

    November 22, 2018

    All the Canada provincial nominee programs have at least one stream aligned to the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry PNP categories and streams allow provinces and territories to select eligible candidates who have their profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. The Express Entry PNP candidates selected by the provinces to be nominated for […]

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  • Immigration to Canada good for country, thinks majority of Canadians

    November 21, 2018

    A survey, conducted recently by the Environics Institute has found that majority of Canadians are in favor of immigration to the country. They think immigration to Canada makes a positive impact on the country’s economy and immigrants make the country a better place to live. This is highly significant in the context where immigration is […]

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  • BC PNP invites 358 Skills Immigration, Express Entry candidates

    November 20, 2018

    In a draw held on November 14, the Government of British Columbia invited 358 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invitations were issued to candidates belonging to Skills Immigration and Express Entry streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The invited Express Entry candidates belonged to Express Entry BC Skilled Workers and […]

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  • Nova Scotia Express Entry category reopens to accept 225 applications

    November 19, 2018

    Nova Scotia reopened its Express Entry-aligned provincial nominee program category on November 17 to accept up to 225 applications. The category was opened at 9 am Atlantic Standard Time. The Nova Scotia Express Entry category is extremely popular among immigration aspirants mainly because the category does not require a Canadian job offer or Canadian work […]

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  • PEI PNP invites 147 Express Entry, Labor Impact candidates

    November 17, 2018

    The Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island has issued a total of 147 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to candidates belonging to its Express Entry and Labor Impact categories. However, Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) has not revealed a breakdown of how many candidates were invited under each category. Another 29 […]

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  • Companies in Ottawa Gets Benefitted by Hiring Skilled Immigrants for Work

    November 16, 2018

    Companies in Ottawa who have had experience with hiring immigrants reported to have benefits such as increased productivity, innovation, profits & more says the Ottawa Board of Trade on conducting a new survey. Out of the total population in Ottawa, one in four is an immigrant and an approximate of 7000 new immigrants move to […]

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  • 3900 invitations issued in rare Thursday Express Entry draw

    November 16, 2018

    In a rare Thursday Express Entry draw held on November 15, the Government of Canada issued 3900 invitations to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required in this draw was 449. With the latest draw, the total number of invitations issued this year has reached 78,100. Now the Immigration, Refugees […]

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  • October sets new record in number of Express Entry ITAs issued

    November 15, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a whopping 11,700 Express Entry Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in just one month in October 2018. The number has set a new October record as the number of Express Entry ITAs issued in October 2017 was mere 5558. With more than double the number of ITAs issued in […]

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  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program reaches nomination allocation cap

    November 14, 2018

    Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has reached its nomination allocation cap for the year 2018. This year, OINP has issued a total of 6,600 invitations to apply for provincial nomination through its various immigration streams. However, the province will continue to accept new applications and consider applications that have been already submitted under the 2019 […]

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  • Immigration to New Brunswick has to be raised to meet labor shortage crisis

    November 13, 2018

    Immigration to New Brunswick will have to be increased to overcome the serious labor shortage crisis faced by the province, says a report produced by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC). New Brunswick will have to welcome around 7500 immigrants a year to meet the increasing demands of the labor market, according to the report. […]

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  • Canada’s immigration policies giving the country an edge over the US: Trudeau

    November 12, 2018

    Canada’s immigration policies are giving the country an edge over the US in terms of attracting business, said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He was speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in Montreal the other day. According to Trudeau, Canada is a country open to immigration. By attracting the talented, well-educated, ambitious, […]

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  • Manitoba Invites Skilled Overseas Candidates

    November 10, 2018

    In a draw held on November 8, Manitoba invited a total of 469 candidates belonging to Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas immigration categories to apply for provincial nomination. Out of total invitations, 300 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to Expression of Interest (EOI) candidates in the Skilled Workers in […]

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  • IRCC now accepts TCF Canada results as proof of French language proficiency

    November 9, 2018

    The economic immigration candidates to Canada can now submit the score of the Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) to prove French language proficiency. TCF Canada has thus become the second French language test to be recognized by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Test d’évaluation de français (TEF Canada) […]

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  • Why is Canada promoting economic immigration?

    November 8, 2018

    As part of its updated three-year immigration plan, Canada is aiming to increase immigration intake by 2021. The country will be accepting 350,000 new permanent residents in a single year and majority of these newcomers will be economic immigrants. Economic immigrants are those who immigrate to Canada for better career opportunities and higher standards of […]

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  • Express Entry, PNPs to dominate Canada immigration scenario in next three years

    November 7, 2018

    Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs will be playing the most decisive role in the Canada immigration scenario in the next three years, as per the updated immigration levels plan of Canada released last week. As per the plan, the combined admission targets for both these immigration programs will be 160,100 in 2021. It […]

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  • Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw: 926 candidates invited to apply

    November 3, 2018

    In the largest Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EoI) draw held till date, the province invited 926 Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. Out of the total invitations issued in the draw held on November 1, a record high of 671 invitations were issued to Occupation In-Demand candidates. The lowest required […]

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  • Saskatchewan Selects Candidates for Provincial Nomination Under the New Expression of Interest System!

    November 2, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Government in an effort to welcome more immigrants and improve the economy has made some major changes to its skilled worker program. Effective right from the July 16, Saskatchewan is no longer accepting applications on the first-come, first serve basis for its International Skilled Worker Express Entry Sub-Category. An applicant who is now […]

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  • Quebec’s New Expression of Interest System & The Arrima Portal

    November 2, 2018

    Quebec, one of the most unique provinces of Canada has come up with a new Expression of an Interest-based system for effective management of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The new Expression of Interest System was launched on the 2nd of August and has brought major changes to the Quebec Government’s selection process. The new […]

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  • Manitoba unveils two new immigration pathways for international students

    November 2, 2018

    Manitoba has opened two new immigration pathways for international students graduated from the post-secondary institutions in the province. The new pathways–International Student Entrepreneur Pathway and Graduate Internship Pathway–have been launched under the International Education Stream of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). According to Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba’s Minister of Education and Training, the new pathways aim […]

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  • IRCC Releases New Immigration Plans for the Year 2019 – 2021

    November 2, 2018

    The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, following the 2018’s Immigration Annual Report to the Parliament on the 31st of October, released details on the Canadian Government’s immigration plans for the year 2019 – 2021. The new immigration plans released by IRCC replaces the already introduced three-year immigration plan during the fall of 2017. The plan […]

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  • Immigration plan: Canada to welcome 40K more immigrants in 2021

    November 1, 2018

    Canada will accept 40,000 more immigrants in 2021 compared this year, announced Ahmed Hussen, the Immigration Minister of Canada, on October 31. The figures were revealed as part of the release of the updated multi-year immigration levels plan of Canada for the next three years. According to the immigration plan, the total number of immigrants […]

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  • Canadian employers urged to submit LMIA applications ASAP to avoid delays

    October 31, 2018

    Authorities have urged Canadian employers who require a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid delays. According to a notice published by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on October 29, Temporary Foreign Worker Program is currently dealing with “an […]

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  • Canada’s Biometric Rules to be Implemented on More Countries from December 31st

    October 31, 2018

    The Canadian government recently came up with the new Biometric rules and the process was kickstarted and came in to effect on the 31st of July. Though at the beginning the rules were implemented only for people from Europe, Africa & the Middle East, it will be implemented to Asian regions and America from the […]

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  • Small Canadian businesses facing skilled labor shortage: Survey

    October 30, 2018

    Around 47 per cent of the small Canadian businesses are facing a shortage of skilled labor, found the monthly Business Barometer survey conducted by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Because of the labor shortage, many employers are forced to limit hiring of employees while for many others, it is curtailing growth of their businesses. […]

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  • 3900 candidates invited to apply for Canada PR in October 29 Express Entry draw

    October 30, 2018

    A total of 3900 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada were issued In the latest Express Entry draw held on October 29. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required in the draw was 442. As in the previous draws, tie-break rule was applied in this draw as well, the date and […]

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  • Remarkable rise in immigration applications to Newfoundland and Labrador

    October 29, 2018

    Newfoundland and Labrador, the eastern-most province of Canada witnessed a 25 per cent rise in the number immigration applications received in the first 10 months of this year, compared to 2017. This significant rise in the number of invitations is largely attributed to the efforts made by the province through its five-year immigration action plan. […]

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  • British Columbia PNP invites 35 Tech Pilot candidates

    October 27, 2018

    In a draw held on October 24, British Columbia PNP issued 35 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Tech Pilot candidates. All the invited candidates have a one-year full-time job offer in one of the 29 in-demand occupations under British Columbia Tech Pilot program. The Express Entry candidates who are nominated by British Columbia […]

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  • Immigrant workers in high demand for Canada tech jobs

    October 26, 2018

    The technology sector in Canada is witnessing unprecedented growth owing to the booming economy of the country. With tech firms thriving in the country, the number of openings for Canada tech jobs is also rising. As a country with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Canada is finding it difficult to fill the job openings […]

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  • British Columbia PNP invites 472 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates

    October 25, 2018

    In the largest draw to have held in 2018 till date, British Columbia invited 472 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The Express Entry candidates who were invited in the draw that was held on October 17 belonged to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the British Columbia […]

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  • Number of Indian techies looking for jobs in Canada on the rise

    October 24, 2018

    A recent study has shown that skilled technical workers from India are increasingly looking for jobs in Canada over the US. The study, conducted by the job site Indeed, shows that the search for jobs in Canada from India rose from six to 13 per cent during the period between August 2016 and July 2018. […]

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  • Ontario issues 439 invitations through Skilled Trades Stream

    October 23, 2018

    Ontario issued 439 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Express Entry candidates through the Skilled Trades Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on October 19. So far this is the highest number of invitations to have issued in a single draw through the Skilled Trades Stream in the year 2018. With the latest […]

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  • Diversity, immigration policies help Canada remain global leader in Artificial Intelligence

    October 22, 2018

    Diversity and immigration policies are helping Canada to retain its supremacy as a global leader in Artificial Intelligence, says a report published by CIC News. They quoted the opinions shared by two industry leaders–Steve Irvine, the founder and CEO of integrate.ai, and Raquel Urtasun, who leads Uber’s self-driving car research program in Toronto–during Fortune Magazine’s […]

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  • PEI Expression of Interest draw: 270 invited to apply

    October 20, 2018

    In the Expression of Interest draw held on October 18, Prince Edward Island (PEI) issued 270 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Express Entry and Labor Impact category candidates. By far, this is the largest PEI Expression of Interest draw held in 2018. However, it is not clear how many invitations were sent to […]

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  • A website to assist new immigrants to Quebec in job search

    October 19, 2018

    A new website has been launched in Quebec to help newcomers find employment in regions outside Montreal. The French-language website, emploisenregions.ca, assists new permanent residents and temporary foreign workers to connect with employers and integration service providers in these regions. A campaign is also going on to attract newcomers to regions outside Montreal. Majority of […]

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  • Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream conducts largest draw

    October 17, 2018

    The largest draw on record under the Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream was held on September 20, 2018. This was revealed as the details of the draws under the Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur streams of Nova Scotia immigration held on the same day have come out. In the Entrepreneur draw, 43 candidates were invited to […]

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  • Manitoba PNP issues 354 invitations to apply for provincial nomination

    October 16, 2018

    Manitoba PNP has issued 354 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to candidates belonging to its Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams. Out of the total number of invitations issued, 318 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates from the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream and the remaining 36 […]

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  • More tech workers applying for Canada visa in the wake of stricter visa rules in the US

    October 16, 2018

    With US tightening its visa rules, foreign technology workers are increasingly dumping their American Dream in favour of Canada. A major trigger for this trend is assumed to be the overhaul of the US H-1B visa by the Trump administration. On the contrary, Canada has been working for the past few years on simplifying and […]

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  • 3900 ITAs issued in October 15 Express Entry draw

    October 15, 2018

    In a rare Monday Express Entry draw that was held on October 15, the Government of Canada issued 3900 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required was 440, the lowest score drawn this year. This is the fifth time that the minimum CRS score for all-program Express Entry […]

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  • Remarkable rise in job vacancies in Canada

    October 13, 2018

    Job vacancies in Canada witnessed a 19 per cent rise during the period between June 2017 and June 2018. According to data from Statistics Canada, the job vacancies rose by 87,100 in number during the period and the total number of job vacancies at the end of June 2018 was 547,300. During the same period, […]

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  • 853 invitations issued in largest Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw

    October 12, 2018

    In the largest Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw held on October 10, a total of 853 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates invited belonged to the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand immigration sub-categories of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP). Of the total invitations issued, 359 were issued to candidates of Express Entry […]

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  • Canada Express Entry crosses a few records in third quarter of 2018

    October 11, 2018

    In the third quarter of 2018, Canada Express Entry has set a few records. Express Entry issued the highest number of invitations to apply (ITAs) during this period, which was marked by larger draw sizes but higher CRS score requirements. Canada Express Entry: New records Over the months of July, August and September 2018, Canada […]

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  • Will CRS score requirement come down in next Canada Express Entry draw?

    October 10, 2018

    All Canada Express Entry candidates waiting for an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be curious to know what will the minimum CRS score requirement for the next Canada Express Entry draw. But predicting the CRS requirement for a future Express Entry draw is not […]

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  • Rule changes result in more people receiving Canadian citizenship

    October 9, 2018

    The changes in citizenship rules introduced by the Canada government in October 2017 have made Canadian citizenship accessible to more people. According to the estimates of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), around 152,000 people will have received Canadian citizenship within one year since the changes were introduced. This is a 40% increase compared to […]

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  • Number of Indians looking for jobs in Canada on the rise

    October 8, 2018

    As the US tightening its visa requirements for overseas workers, job seekers from India are increasingly looking for jobs in Canada, shows a new report released by Indeed, the job search engine. In August 2016, six per cent of all overseas searches for jobs in Canada originated from India. By July 2018, the number was […]

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  • British Columbia invites 351 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates

    October 6, 2018

    British Columbia PNP issued 351 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates in a draw held on October 3. All the invited candidates were required to have an indeterminate, full-time job offer from a British Columbia employer. The minimum required scores varied between 65 and 91, depending on […]

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  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) turns 20

    October 5, 2018

    Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), the first Provincial Nominee Program of Canada, has completed two decades of its existence. The program was introduced with an aim to allow the province of Manitoba to nominate immigrants, who have the skills and abilities to cater to the economic needs and priorities of the province, for permanent residence […]

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  • Canada Start-up Visa Program has more takers now

    October 5, 2018

    With the US planning to quash the start-up provision of its International Entrepreneur Rule, potential entrepreneurs are turning their attention towards Canada. Many international entrepreneurs have been directly affected by the move initiated by the Donald Trump government and are no longer able to start their businesses in the US. Canada Start-up Visa Program is […]

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  • 3900 Invitations to Apply issued in Express Entry draw held on October 3

    October 3, 2018

    In the latest Express Entry draw held on October 3, 2018, a total of 3900 candidates are set to receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 445 points, four points higher than the previous all-program draw held on September 19. The […]

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  • 392 LAAs issued in latest Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program invitation round

    October 3, 2018

    A total of 392 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to skilled workers were issued in the latest invitation round of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) that was held on September 28, 2018.  Out of these, 191 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates belonging to the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream of […]

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  • Canada Express Entry is 100 draws old!

    October 1, 2018

    Canada Express Entry, the economic immigration selection system introduced in January 2015, has completed 100 draws. The 100th draw held on September 24 invited 400 Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The total number of invitations issued through Express Entry over the 100 draws comes to around 213,000. […]

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  • Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw witnesses lowest ever score requirements

    September 29, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw held on September 27 issued 438 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Out of these, 225 invitations were issued to candidates from the Express Entry sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The remaining 213 invitations were issued to candidates belonging to the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. The Saskatchewan Expression of […]

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  • International migration to Canada rises to record levels

    September 28, 2018

    International migration to Canada rose to record levels between April 1 and July 1, 2018. During this period, the population of Canada grew by 168,687 and 82% of this is attributed to international migration. According to Statistics Canada, this level of international migration is never seen before in any quarter. The high level of increase […]

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  • Report warns against using AI for processing Canada immigration applications

    September 27, 2018

    As the Canada government is considering of using Artificial Intelligence to process immigration applications, a study conducted by the University of Toronto has warned against its potential dangers. The report expressed concern over leaving decisions that directly affect the lives of immigrants and refugees to automated processes. The report also raised questions related to human […]

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  • 16 invitations issued to Ontario Entrepreneur Stream candidates

    September 26, 2018

    In a draw held on September 21, the Government of Ontario issued 16 new invitations to apply for the candidates belonging to the Entrepreneur Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The minimum required score was 117. OINP Entrepreneur Stream The Entrepreneur Stream of OINP is meant for those who wish to start a new […]

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  • 400 FSTC candidates invited to apply in 100th Express Entry draw

    September 25, 2018

    In a rare Monday Express Entry draw held on September 24, the Government of Canada issued 400 invitations to Federal Skilled Trades Class(FSTC) candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for this draw was 284. Tie-break rule was applied in this Express Entry draw too, the date and time being February 18, 2018, […]

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  • Prince Edward Island issues new invitations in Sep 20 draw

    September 24, 2018

    In a draw held on September 20, Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to apply for provincial nominations to candidates belonging to Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories. The latest draw also marked an end to two controversial entrepreneur immigration streams of the province. A total of 116 invitations were issued to Express […]

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  • Saskatchewan’s New EOI System Issued First Occupations In-Demand Invitations

    September 22, 2018

    The Government of Saskatchewan issued its first invitations for its Occupations In-Demand sub-category through the newly introduced Expression of Interest System. Saskatchewan, in a recently published update (September 20th) mentioned that 140 invitations were issued to candidates. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program issued 140 invitations to candidates under the Occupations In-Demand sub-Category. This targets individuals who […]

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  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: Newfoundland and Labrador publishes list of employers

    September 21, 2018

    Newfoundland and Labrador has published the list of employers designated under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has also advised foreign nationals including international students to contact these employers to utilize the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).Currently, Newfoundland and Labrador is the only province taking part in the Atlantic […]

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  • 432 invitations issued in MPNP Expression of Interest draw

    September 20, 2018

    In an Expression of Interest draw held on September 14, 2018, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 432 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Out of these, 200 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued to Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) pool candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream. The selected candidates […]

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  • 3500 Invitations to Apply issued in September 19 Express Entry draw

    September 19, 2018

    Following the 99th Express Entry draw held on September 19, 2018, a total of 3500 candidates are set to receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 441 points, one point higher than the previous three draws. The tie-break rule was applied […]

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  • Arrima portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program opened for users

    September 19, 2018

    Arrima portal, the new online portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), was opened for users on September 18. Now those who want to immigrate to Quebec through QSWP will have to create an Expression of Interest (EoI) profile in Arrima. By introducing Arrima portal, Quebec government aims to manage the profiles of those who […]

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  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: Newfoundland and Labrador publishes list of employers

    September 18, 2018

    Newfoundland and Labrador has published the list of employers designated under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has also advised foreign nationals including international students to contact these employers to utilize the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).Currently, Newfoundland and Labrador is the only province taking part in the Atlantic […]

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  • New invitations issued to Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream candidates

    September 18, 2018

    The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has issued 44 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream candidates. The candidates chosen in this draw are those who submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and September 13, 2018. This year, OINP has been issuing invitations to the candidates of the […]

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  • Quebec’s MIDI Announces the Releasing Date for its Arrima Platform

    September 18, 2018

    Quebec’s Department of Immigration has come up with a date for releasing its new Arrima Platform. The Arrima platform was undergoing final user experience tests the previous month and it has been announced that the platform will go online from the 18th of September at 8 AM (Montreal time), 5.30 PM in India. Quebec’s introduction […]

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  • Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream draw to be held on September 19

    September 17, 2018

    A draw of the Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream will take place on September 19. The entrepreneurs who wish to be considered for this draw must submit their Expression of Interest as soon as possible. Saskatchewan has recently increased the frequency of draws for this stream. Earlier, the draws used to take place only once in three […]

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  • 32 invitations issued in the latest BC PNP Tech Pilot draw

    September 15, 2018

    In the latest Tech Pilot draw held on September 12, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 32 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates who were invited to apply for provincial nomination through BC PNP Tech Pilot program were required to have a job offer with duration of at least one […]

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  • Prince Edward Island to close two entrepreneur streams

    September 14, 2018

    Prince Edward Island, the Atlantic province of Canada, has decided to close two of its controversial entrepreneur streams–100% Ownership and Partial Ownership entrepreneur streams. The last draw under these streams will take place on September 20. After that, Prince Edward Island will stop accepting applications under both the streams. Controversies over PEI entrepreneur streams: Both […]

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  • CRS requirement revised for Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream

    September 13, 2018

    Ontario has revised its minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for the Human Capital Priorities stream that is aligned to Express Entry. While candidates were earlier required to have a minimum CRS score of 400 to qualify for the Stream, now the minimum required CRS score is “as determined by the director.” Another change […]

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  • Two new entrepreneur immigration streams for Newfoundland & Labrador

    September 12, 2018

    The Atlantic province of Newfoundland & Labrador has announced two new streams for entrepreneur immigration. The International Entrepreneur stream and the International Graduate Entrepreneur stream are the two new streams that would be added soon to the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program. The previous entrepreneur immigration program of Newfoundland & Labrador was closed in […]

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  • Canada Visa Application Centres (VACs) service changes announced

    September 11, 2018

    The Government of Canada has announced certain changes in the services offered by the Canada Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Starting from November 2nd, Canadian visa applicants will have to schedule an appointment to submit biometrics and pay extra fees for the submission of applications in Canada Visa […]

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  • Quebec Immigrant Investor Program reopens to accept new applications

    September 10, 2018

    The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) that reopened on September 10 has started accepting new applications. The Program will be accepting 1900 applications for permanent residence in Canada and  will remain open till March 15th, 2019. The reopening of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program was announced by the Quebec government in March 2018, which was […]

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  • British Columbia PNP issues 397 invitations to Skills Immigration, Express Entry candidates

    September 8, 2018

    British Columbia PNP, in a draw held on September 5th, issued 397 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The invitations were issued to candidates from the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams.The candidates under the Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate categories, who have received nomination from British Columbia, […]

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  • 3900 candidates invited in the largest Express Entry draw of 2018

    September 5, 2018

    In the 98th Express Entry draw held on September 5, 2018, a whopping 3900 candidates were issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. This is so far the largest Express Entry draw held in 2018 and the second largest till date. The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 440, the […]

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  • 29 invited through Ontario Express Entry French-speaking skilled workers stream

    September 1, 2018

    The Government of Ontario, in a draw held on August 30, invited 29 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. This year, 1,006 Express Entry candidates have so far been invited through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) in 29 draws. In […]

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  • 32 invitations issued through BC PNP Tech Pilot program

    August 31, 2018

    In its weekly draw held on August 30, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech Pilot program issued 32 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. BC PNP Tech Pilot program invitations were sent to candidates with minimum one year of work experience in one of the 29 priority occupations of the program. The invited […]

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  • New documents made mandatory for Manitoba Express Entry Stream

    August 28, 2018

    According to a recent change introduced by Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), those applying to Manitoba Express Entry Stream will have to submit a few additional mandatory documents. The three additional documents required to apply to the Manitoba Express Entry pathway, which is part of the Skilled Worker Overseas stream, are: -Education credential assessment for […]

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  • Ontario issues 15 new invitations through French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

    August 27, 2018

    Ontario issued 15 new Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) Stream on August 23. Earlier, on August 16, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) had issued another 31 invitations through the same stream. With these two draws, the total number of invitations issued through French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) […]

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  • SINP Express Entry candidates invited through Expression of Interest system

    August 24, 2018

    Saskatchewan has issued invitations to apply for provincial nomination to Express Entry candidates for the first time through its new Expression of Interest system. Along with this, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has also revised the In-Demand Occupations List. A total of 466 SINP Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. […]

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  • British Columbia Express Entry streams nominated 2,350 candidates in 2017

    August 23, 2018

    The Canadian province of British Columbia nominated 2,350 candidates for permanent residence through its four Express Entry-linked immigration categories in 2017. The year also witnessed a remarkable rise in the number of nominations made through the EEBC — Skilled Worker category. According to a report on the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program(BC PNP), nominations made […]

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  • 3750 ITAs issued in August 22 Express Entry draw

    August 22, 2018

    In the 97th Express Entry draw held on August 22, 2018, the Government of Canada invited 3750 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 440, the lowest CRS score in 2018 so far. The draw size and the minimum comprehensive score in this draw are the same as […]

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  • IRCC to End Parents and Grandparents Program Sponsorship Lottery

    August 22, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has informed that it would end the Parents and Grandparents sponsorship lottery in 2019. Afterwards, invitations to apply under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will be issued in a first-come, first-served basis. The application cap will also be raised further from 17000 to 20000. Parents and Grandparents Program […]

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  • IRCC cautions against fraud Canada immigration consultants on social media

    August 21, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has warned against Canada immigration scams happening on social media. According to the IRCC, a number of fake pages claimed to be that of immigration consultants who would help clients to immigrate to Canada have popped up on Facebook. IRCC adds that most of these websites are in Arabic […]

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  • Quebec Expression of Interest portal ‘Arrima’ to go online in September

    August 20, 2018

    ‘Arrima’, the new online Expression of Interest (EoI) portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), will be available to users by September, informed MIDI, the Immigration Minister of Quebec. Arrima portal is being introduced to manage the profiles of Quebec immigration applicants submitted through the new Expression of Interest system for Quebec Skilled Worker Program […]

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  • Prince Edward Island issues 118 invitations in latest Expression of Interest draw

    August 18, 2018

    In the latest Expression of Interest draw held on August 16, the Atlantic Canada province of Prince Edward Island issued 118 new invitations. The invitations were sent to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories. Of the total 118 invitations, 111 were sent to candidates of Express Entry and Labour Impact […]

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  • Ontario Human Capital Priority Stream invites candidates with CRS score 350

    August 17, 2018

    In its latest targeted draw, Ontario Human Capital Priority Stream has issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to 947 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) scores as low as 350. The CRS score range for this draw held on August 9 was 350 to 439. NoIs were sent to those candidates who had submitted their […]

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  • Nova Scotia Held the Largest Entrepreneur Draw of the Year 2018

    August 16, 2018

    The Nova Scotia’s Entrepreneur Draw and International Graduate Entrepreneur Draw held on the 7th of August issued 32 candidates with Invitations to Apply for Nova Scotia Immigration and the lowest ranking candidate had a score of 116 points. The Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream is for experienced business people and high position business managers who intend […]

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  • IRCC keen on providing better service to Canada immigration aspirants

    August 14, 2018

    Over the past one year, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made some significant improvements in offering their services to prospective Canada immigrants. The most commendable move among them was the concrete efforts to reduce backlogs of applications and processing times. On August 13, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada, […]

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  • Faster processing introduced for Canada PR applications

    August 13, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced ‘projected times’ for processing a few types of Canadian PR applications, with effect from July 31, 2018. The new system aims to make the processing times of certain types of Canada PR applications ‘faster and forward-looking’. The ‘projected times’ will replace ‘historical processing times’ or estimations of […]

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  • Saskatchewan to Refund Tuition Fee to its Graduates!

    August 11, 2018

    The Graduate Retention Program of Saskatchewan allows individual graduates who have graduated & live in Saskatchewan to gain a rebate of up to $20,000. The Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program was introduced with an intention to retain individuals in fields of high demands. A graduate can receive a refund under the Graduate Retention Program if he/she […]

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  • Canada biometric program to be expanded to 150 countries

    August 11, 2018

    Canada biometric program will be expanded to 150 countries within two years. Canada will collect fingerprints and facial photographs from travellers coming to the country as part of the biometrics program. The expansion will take place in stages in next two years.  Currently, biometric program is limited to 30 countries that are perceived to pose […]

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  • Quebec Immigrant Investor Program to Reopen on September 10

    August 10, 2018

    Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will reopen on September 10th, 2018,  Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion has informed. The Program will remain open till March 15th, 201 9.  During this period, the Program will accept a maximum of 1900 applications. Quebec Immigrant Investor Program: Quebec Immigrant Investor Program that came into existence in 1986 […]

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  • Nova Scotia Invites Early Childhood Educators to Apply for PNP

    August 9, 2018

    The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream, on August 8, issued its first invitations to 314 Express Entry candidates with work experience as early childhood educators and assistants. The invitations were sent to candidates with minimum two years of work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4214. The main duty of early childhood educators is […]

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  • IRCC Issues 3,750 ITAs to Apply Through the New Express Entry Draw Held on August 8th

    August 9, 2018

    The 96th Canadian Express Entry Draw was held on the 8th of August and IRCC has issued a total of 3,750 Invitations to Apply for Express Entry candidates. The CRS score during this draw was 440 and it is to be noted that this is the second time the CRS scores have hit the lowest […]

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  • 31 invitations sent in the latest British Columbia Tech Pilot draw

    August 7, 2018

    In the weekly British Columbia Tech Pilot draw held on August 1, BC PNP issued 31 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to 31 candidates. Candidates belonging to the categories– Skills Immigration-Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration-International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Skilled Worker and EEBC International Graduate were invited to apply. The minimum required British […]

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  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream to invite early childhood educators and assistants

    August 6, 2018

    Nova Scotia will invite early childhood educators and assistants to apply for provincial nomination through its new Labour Market Priorities Stream on August 8. This is the first draw of Nova Scotia’s new Express Entry-aligned Labour Market Priorities Stream. The invitations would be sent to Express Entry candidates with minimum two years of experience in […]

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  • Canada to Accept 17,000 Applications Under the Parents and Grandparents Program During 2018

    August 4, 2018

    The Canadian Government has taken measures to increase the number of applications that it will be accepting under the Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship Program from 10,000 to 17,000 for the year 2018. The increase in the number of application acceptance will help meet the immigration goals set by the Canadian Government to see families getting […]

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  • Intake periods for Quebec business immigration streams announced

    August 3, 2018

    The upcoming intake periods and quotas for Quebec business immigration streams have been announced.  Quebec Investor, Quebec Entrepreneur, and Quebec Self-Employed are the three popular Quebec business immigration streams. The intake periods and quotas for these immigration streams are as follows: Quebec investor Stream: 1900 applications will be accepted from September 10th, 2018 to March […]

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  • Saskatchewan Announces the Date for Entrepreneur Expression of Interest Draws!

    August 3, 2018

    The Saskatchewan government has announced the date for the next two EOI draws for the entrepreneur sub-category. The draws are scheduled to take place on the 19th of September and the 21st of November. The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Sub-Category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is for applicants who wish to immigrate to Saskatchewan and establish […]

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  • Quebec Expression of Interest ranking system to consider US work experience

    August 2, 2018

    Quebec has released more information on how its Expression of Interest ranking system for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is going to operate. As per the new information, the Quebec Expression of Interest ranking system will consider work experience in the United States as a factor for ranking the candidates. This makes Quebec the […]

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  • Newfoundland opens two new immigration categories for entrepreneurs

    August 1, 2018

    The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador introduced two new immigration categories for entrepreneurs–the International Graduate Entrepreneur Category and the International Entrepreneur Category–on July 30. Among these, the International Graduate Entrepreneur Category is for graduates from Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic, which are two of the province’s main post-secondary institutions. The candidates […]

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  • Is Canada Planning to Issue Mobile Passports in the Future?

    July 31, 2018

    The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently published a public opinion research that gauged the view of the Canadian citizens on the “passport of the future”. The study was held through 15 focus groups and the participants were asked what sort of Canadian passport they would be most interested in using. This new research […]

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  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invites 400 Express Entry, Skills Immigration candidates

    July 30, 2018

    In a draw held on July 25th, 2018, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 400 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams. British Columbia PNP has two Express Entry categories– Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate. Those […]

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  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) points grid revised

    July 28, 2018

    Quebec is introducing a new Expression of Interest system on August 2nd , 2018, with an aim to streamline the processing of Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) applications. Certain changes have also been introduced to the current points grid of the QWSP, which determines the eligibility of the candidates for the Quebec Selection Certificate. Though the […]

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  • 3,750 invitations issued in July 25 Express Entry draw

    July 25, 2018

    In 95th Express Entry draw held on July 25, 2018, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,750 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence. The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score in this draw was 441. This is one point less than the minimum score of 442 that was required in […]

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  • 27 invitations sent in BC PNP Tech Pilot draw

    July 24, 2018

    In the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP Tech Pilot) draw held on July 18, a total of 27 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were sent to skilled workers and international graduates. The Tech Pilot scheme of British Columbia helps the province attract foreign talent in 29 in-demand occupations. Qualified candidates with […]

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  • Applicants may have to pass a values test for Australian permanent residence

    July 23, 2018

    Australia may introduce a “values test” for those who apply for Australian permanent residence in the country, revealed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The test is proposed as a means to protect the “extraordinarily successful” multicultural society of Australia, according to the Prime Minister. He reminded that Australia has been putting enormous effort into integration. […]

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  • Prince Edward Island PNP sends invitations to candidates from various categories

    July 21, 2018

    In a draw held on July 19, Prince Edward Island PNP issued 75 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to candidates in the Express Entry and Labor Impact categories. Another 50 invitations were issued to candidates in the Business Impact category. The minimum required cut-off point for Business Impact Category candidates was 135. However, the […]

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  • Know more about the Expression of Interest system for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

    July 19, 2018

    Quebec has released more information regarding the Expression of Interest system that will replace its first-come, first-served application process for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and the Mon Projet Quebec application portal. As per the new changes that will come into effect on August 2nd 2018, an applicant for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program […]

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  • Temporary transition period for Alberta Opportunity Stream list

    July 18, 2018

    The Government of Alberta has announced a temporary transition period for its new Alberta Opportunity Stream List of Alberta Advanced Education Approved Post-Secondary Credentials. It means the international students accepted before October 1, 2018, into a study program that is not on the new list will still be considered for immigration. The new list that […]

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  • Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupation List

    July 17, 2018

    The government of Saskatchewan has made some major changes to its skilled worker program and the most important among them is the introduction of the Expression of Interest system. From July 16 onward, all applications for the skilled worker program need  to be submitted through an Expression of Interest System and the applicant will receive an […]

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  • Expression of Interest system comes into effect for Saskatchewan

    July 17, 2018

    Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) introduced Expression of Interest system for its International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories on July 16. It means Saskatchewan is no longer accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for its International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category. Now on, in order to apply […]

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  • BC PNP issues 241 invitations to Skills Immigration, Express Entry candidates

    July 16, 2018

    In the draw that held on July 11, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 241 invitations for provincial nomination. The invitations were sent to skilled workers and graduates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams of BC PNP. A total of 188 candidates have been invited under the Express Entry […]

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  • Manitoba Expression of Interest system draw: Minimum cut off score drops

    July 14, 2018

    In the Manitoba Expression of Interest (EoI) draw held on July 6, the minimum cut off score came 26 points down to 519, compared to the previous draw held on March 13, when the cut-off score was 545. In the July 6 draw, Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a provincial nomination from Manitoba […]

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  • Canadian Jobs have increased significantly this year and Quebec tops the list!

    July 13, 2018

    Job opportunities in Canada marked a remarkable rise in the first quarter of 2018, according to data released by Statistics Canada. There were 462,000 job vacancies across Canada in the first quarter of 2018. The data also indicates that job opportunities in Canada rose across most of the provinces and industrial sectors during this period, […]

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  • Skilled Workers Overseas Express Entry sub-stream: Manitoba invites 132 candidates

    July 12, 2018

    In its second Express Entry-linked Expression of Interest (EoI) draw to have held after a gap of just three days, Manitoba invited 132 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through its Skilled Workers Overseas sub-stream. The draw held on July 9, 2018 targeted Express Entry candidates with recent work experience in NOC B occupations. The […]

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  • 3750 ITAs issued in July 11 Express Entry draw

    July 11, 2018

    In the 94th Express Entry draw held on July 11, 2018, the Government of Canada invited 3750 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was retained at 442 as in the previous draw held on Minimum CRS requirements in the Express Entry draws held this year: June 25. This […]

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  • Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EOI) system to come into effect on July 16

    July 11, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) will introduce an Expression of Interest(EOI) system with effect from July 16. The Saskatchewan  Expression of Interest system will replace the first-come, first-served application model of accepting applications for its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories. Under the new Saskatchewan  Expression of Interest system, a candidate will have to […]

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  • MPNP Expression of Interest cut-off score for Express Entry candidates drops to 519

    July 10, 2018

    The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) brought down the minimum cut-off score for Express Entry candidates to 519 in the latest draw from the MPNP Expression of Interest (EoI) pool that was held on July 6. This score is 26 points lower than the previous low score of 545, which was applied in a draw […]

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  • New declaration of interest system: Quebec to Welcome 30,000 Skilled Workers every year

    July 9, 2018

    Quebec will admit 30,000 skilled immigrants every year once its new declaration of interest system for economic immigration comes into force on August 2, 2018. Since 2016, Quebec immigration system has not accepted any new applications. The new Quebec Declaration of Interest System is expected to make the processing of the applications for immigration faster […]

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  • Saskatchewan international skilled worker intake closes in less than 24 hours

    July 7, 2018

    The International Skilled Worker — Express Entry-aligned sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reached its intake limit in less than 24 hours after opening to accept applications. International Skilled Worker — Express Entry subcategory of SINP is for skilled workers who want to live and work in Saskatchewan. They must also meet the […]

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  • Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker — Express Entry subcategory reopens

    July 6, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reopened its International Skilled Worker — Express Entry subcategory on July 5. This time, the subcategory is open to 500 applications and the applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The selected candidates will receive 600 additional CRS points, which will improve their chances of being selected in […]

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  • Application deadline for Express Entry candidates reduced to 60 days

    July 5, 2018

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has reverted to 60-day deadline for the Express Entry candidates to submit their application for permanent residence after receiving the Invitation to Apply (ITA). The change came into effect on June 26, 2018. It means all candidates who have received ITAs after the said date, only have 60 days […]

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  • In-demand occupations list of Saskatchewan PNP (SINP) updated

    July 4, 2018

    The Provincial Nominee Program of Saskatchewan, called Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), has introduced certain changes to its in-demand occupation list. The occupation list applies to the International Skilled Worker – Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories of Saskatchewan PNP. The in-demand occupations list of Saskatchewan PNP previously had 36 occupations. Now the list has […]

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  • Express Entry ITAs breaks records for the month of June

    July 3, 2018

    In the month of June 2018, two Express Entry draws were held in which a total of 7500 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) invited 3750 candidates in each two of these all-program draws. These are the largest Express Entry draws to have held in the […]

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  • Canada biometrics program expansion: 9 more VACs to be opened

    June 30, 2018

    As part of expanding Canada biometrics program, nine additional Visa Application Centres (VACs) will be opened in Africa, Middle East and Europe. Biometrics is the measurement of unique physical characteristics of applicants for Canadian immigration programs. Biometrics includes fingerprints and a photograph of the face. VACs are privately owned, third-party service providers who give administrative […]

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  • Moving to Canada? Here are the important things you must know

    June 27, 2018

    Canada is the second largest and one of the most diverse countries in the world. The country targets to admit one million immigrants, who can contribute towards the development of its economy and society, between 2017 and 2020. Vast opportunities and high standards of living have turned Canada into a dream destination for immigrants. But […]

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  • Minimum CRS score drops to 442 in latest Express Entry draw

    June 26, 2018

    In the latest Express Entry draw held on June 25th, 3750 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 442 were invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The 93rd Express Entry draw is the second consecutive draw to invite 3750 candidates, the record high number for 2018. It was an all-program draw and the […]

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  • India emerges topmost source for Australian citizenship

    June 25, 2018

    India has become the top source of Australian citizenship in the last five years, pushing the United Kingdom to the second place, according to data released to the Federal Parliament. As on February 28, 2018, the number of Indians who received Australian citizenship during 2017-2018 is 10,168. Indians are closely followed by applicants from the […]

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  • Canada PNPs: Can Provincial Nominees of a particular province move to another province?

    June 23, 2018

    Canada Provincial Nominee Programs or Canada PNPs allow the provinces and territories in the country to nominate candidates, who can contribute towards their economic and social development, for permanent residence. Canada PNPs have streams aligned to the Federal Express Entry system and through these streams, they select eligible candidates to nominate. Of late, more number […]

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  • Top 10 countries of citizenship to receive most Canada Express Entry ITAs

    June 19, 2018

    Indians, followed by Chinese received the highest number of Invitations to Apply for permanent residence through Express Entry in 2017, revealed the latest report on Government of Canada’s Express Entry system. In 2017, a total of 36310 ITAs were sent to Indian citizens through Express Entry. It comes to around 42% of all the ITAs […]

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  • Alberta Express Entry Stream, Alberta Opportunity Stream unveiled

    June 18, 2018

    The much awaited Alberta Express Entry Stream has been unveiled by the province, along with a new Alberta Opportunity Stream. The two new streams were introduced by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) on June 14. Now on, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can directly select qualified candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and […]

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  • Immigration to Canada propels country’s population to above 37 million

    June 16, 2018

    Statistics Canada reported that the population of Canada crossed the 37 million mark in the first four months of 2018. As per the new estimates Canada’s population, as on April 1, 2018, is 37,067,011. Immigration to Canada is attributed to be the major reason for this significant growth in population . In the first four […]

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  • 200% rise in invitations to apply sent to Indians through Express Entry

    June 15, 2018

    Canada has emerged as the most attractive migration destination for Indians with 42% of all the invitations to apply for permanent residence sent to Indians through Express Entry system in the year 2017. The Express Entry system is the flagship program of Canada for economic migration. It is a point-based immigration system that invites candidates […]

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  • Immigrants make Australia a better place, says report

    June 14, 2018

    A report has been released by the Treasury and the Department of Home Affairs that says that migration is making Australians wealthier. The report observes that skilled migrants are delivering an economic dividend to the country. They lift the standards of living by 0.1 per cent of GDP per capita,   increase productivity by 10 per […]

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  • 3750 ITAs issued in the largest Express Entry draw in 2018

    June 13, 2018

    Minimum CRS score for June 13 Express Entry draw was 451 In the 92nd Express Entry draw held  June 13, the Government of Canada issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3750 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) scores of 451 or above. The 12th Express Entry draw to have held in the year 2018, this draw […]

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  • Express Entry accelerates Canada PNPs application process

    June 13, 2018

    Express Entry system has allowed faster processing of the applications in Canada PNPs and resulted in increasing number of nominations, observed an evaluation of the operation of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) between 2010 and 2015. The evaluation results, released in May 2018 by the Government of Canada, reveal the positive impact the Express Entry system […]

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  • Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) has key advantages of over U.S. EB-5

    June 12, 2018

    The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) of Quebec in Canada and the EB-5 investor immigration program of the US are two of the world’s most popular investor immigration programs. While Quebec Immigrant Investor Program is a major pathway to Canada permanent residency for high net worth individuals, EB-5 program of the US attracts wealthy immigrants […]

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  • Saskatchewan opens International Skilled Worker- Occupations In-Demand sub-category

    June 8, 2018

    For the first time in 2018, the Government of Saskatchewan has opened the International Skilled Worker- Occupations In-Demand sub-category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP). The applications for the nomination certificate will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. More importantly, the applicants do not require a job offer. International Skilled Worker- Occupations In-Demand sub-category […]

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  • Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport

    June 7, 2018

    Dual citizens need Canadian passport Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport in order to travel to or transit through Canada by air, according to information from the Government of Canada. It means, as a dual citizen, you will have to carry both passports, the one that of your country and that of Canada, […]

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  • Changes to be expected in Australia Skilled Occupation List from 1st of July

    June 5, 2018

    Australia Skilled Occupation List: Expected Changes As per the changes introduced to the Australia Skilled Occupation List, certain occupations will be possibly removed from the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Some occupations will be moved from the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Some occupations […]

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  • Australian Government Acknowledges Contributions of Immigrants to Economy

    June 1, 2018

    A recent report published by Fairfax Media has revealed that immigrants contribute significantly towards the growth of the Australian economy. The report has also revealed that bringing down the levels of immigration would result in the loss of billions of dollars in the national budget and reduction in job growth in Australia. Highlights of the […]

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  • Prince Edward Island: A great immigration destination

    May 29, 2018

    Migrate to Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province. But these days, the province is attracting immigrants on a larger scale with its lenient immigration policies and attractive immigration programs. The percentage of immigrants in the total population of Prince Edward Island is low compared many other provinces. But the province is […]

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  • Ontario becomes the most popular immigration destination in Canada

    May 28, 2018

    The most popular immigration destination in Canada Ontario has become the most popular immigration destination in Canada by welcoming the highest number of immigrants. In 2016, around 40% of all immigrants who came to Canada chose the province of Ontario as their destination. Ontario is the most populous province in Canada. The province, located in […]

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  • Canada-Ontario agreement(COIA) to improve the benefits of immigration

    May 26, 2018

    Three annexes to Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) signed Canada and Ontario have signed three annexes to the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA), with the main aim of increasing francophone immigration . The pact signed by Ahmed Hussen, Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship aims to strengthen collaboration between […]

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  • Ontario Express Entry: More invitations issued to eligible candidates

    May 25, 2018

    64 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) were issued through Ontario Express Entry streams In the latest Ontario Express Entry invitation rounds held on May 23 and 24, a total of 64 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) were issued through the Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams, which are two Ontario Express Entry streams. Since the second week of […]

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  • CRS cut-off score drops to 440 in the latest Express Entry draw

    May 23, 2018

    In the latest Express Entry draw held on May 23rd, the Government of Canada issued 3500 invitations to apply, with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score required being 440. In the previous two draws held on April 25 and May 9 respectively, the CRS cut-off score was 441. Tie-break rule was applied in this […]

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  • Australian Parliament passes Migration Amendment Bill

    May 17, 2018

    Migration Amendment Bill passed by both houses of Australian Parliament The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018 of Australia, which provides for the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF), was passed through both houses of the Parliament on May 9th, 2018. The Migration Amendment Bill introduced with the Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017, amends […]

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  • 3500 invitations sent in the latest Canada Express Entry draw

    May 10, 2018

    In the 89th Express Entry draw held on May 9th, 3500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada were sent to selected candidates. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 441. In the previous draw held on April 25 also, the number of ITAs sent and the minimum cut-off CRS score […]

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  • Canada ranked fourth most accepting country for immigrants

    May 9, 2018

    A new study by Gallup has placed Canada in the fourth place among the most accepting countries for immigrants. The study involved 140 countries and Canada scored 8.14 out of 9 in the Migrant Acceptance Index of Gallup. Iceland got the first place, with New Zealand and Rwanda trailing. Canada is followed by Sierra Leone, […]

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  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream reopens

    May 3, 2018

    The New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream was reopened for accepting Expression of Interests (EoIs) on May 1st. The Express Entry Labour Market Stream of New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program is exclusively for those who have experience in 14 priority occupations, including 7 positions related to technology. The priority occupations under New Brunswick Express […]

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  • Changes introduced to Cyprus Citizenship by Investment program

    April 30, 2018

    The government of Cyprus has decided to introduce major changes to the Citizenship by Investment of the country. The Citizen by Investment program of Cyprus is one of the most popular of such programs and the Cyprus government has continuously taken steps to protect the program from malpractises. The new rules will cover not only […]

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  • 3500 candidates invited to apply in the latest Express Entry draw

    April 26, 2018

    In a draw that took place on April 25, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to 3,500 Express Entry candidates. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for the draw was 441. This is three points lower compared to the minimum score in the previous […]

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  • British Columbia sends 225 ITAs in the latest draw

    April 24, 2018

    In the latest draw held on April 18, the Canadian province of British Columbia sent 225 invitations to apply (ITA) for provincial nomination to selected candidates. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has informed that the invitations were sent to candidates with a job offer in one of the 32 key technology occupations […]

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  • Prince Edward Island(PEI) invites 169 candidates

    April 21, 2018

    In the draw that took place on April 19, Canadian province of Prince Edward Island(PEI) issued 169 invitations. These include 75 invitations to Express Entry candidates. This is the third draw of the Prince Edward Island’s Expression of Interest system that was introduced in February 2018. The scores of those who have been invited are […]

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  • Manitoba sends Invitations to Apply to 400 skilled workers

    April 19, 2018

    In the latest Expression of Interest draw held under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP) on April 13, Manitoba immigration officials sent Invitations to Apply(ITA) to a total of 400 candidates. ITAs were sent to candidates from the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream and from the Strategic Recruitment Initiative, which is part of the Skilled Workers […]

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  • Canada revises medical inadmissibility rules

    April 17, 2018

    Canada has revised the controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants and this move is expected to bring down the number of refusals of the applications for permanent or temporary residence. Now on, applicants won’t be denied permanent residency on the ground that they or any of their children have developmental delays, special education requirements, or hearing […]

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  • Ontario issues 142 NoIs to Express Entry candidates of FSSW and Skilled Trades Stream

    April 16, 2018

    In the two draws that took place on April 11 and 12, the Canadian province of Ontario issued 142 Notifications of Interest (NoIs) to candidates in the Express Entry pool. The draws were held for the Express Entry-aligned French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) and Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). […]

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  • 3500 candidates invited in April 11 Express Entry Draw

    April 12, 2018

    In the latest Express Entry draw that took place on April 11, Wednesday, IRCC sent invitations to apply (ITAs) to a total of 3500 candidates in the Express Entry pool. The largest Express Entry draw to take place in 2018, this draw saw candidates with CRS scores as low as 444 receiving invitations. In the […]

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  • St Kitts and Nevis launches new fund for citizenship by investment

    April 11, 2018

    With an aim to boost investment, the citizenship by investment programme in St Kitts and Nevis has recently launched a new fund, named the Sustainable Growth Fund. This fund is expected to be more affordable than the previous Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation fund. The citizenship by investment programme in St Kitts and Nevis is the […]

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  • BC PNP invites 326 skilled workers and graduates

    April 9, 2018

    In the latest draw that took place on April 4, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 326 skilled workers and graduates to apply for provincial nomination. Invitations were sent to candidates under two categories– Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate. The successful candidates will receive 600 Comprehensive […]

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  • Canada soon to become the second most popular study abroad destination

    April 5, 2018

    Canada may soon overtake UK as the second most popular study abroad destination, according to the 2018 edition of the QS Applicant Survey. Currently, US remains the most popular study abroad destination with 42% students from around the world still preferring the country. The UK has the second place with 34% students preferring to study […]

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  • Ontario selects Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 351

    April 4, 2018

    The Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) has welcomed 779 applicants who got a score between 351 and 446. The Ontario territory has directed two new invitation rounds where Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 351 were issued a welcome. These applicants passed selection in Express Entry pool of Canada on March 26. […]

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  • Quebec announces new immigration application rules

    April 3, 2018

    Quebec, one of the most popular destinations for Canadian immigrants, has announced new immigration application intake rules. These rules will be effective from April 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018. The rules apply to applications from economic immigration candidates such as skilled workers, investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers other than applications submitted under Collective Sponsorship […]

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  • New Express Entry draw sees ITAs increase and cut-off score drop

    March 27, 2018

    The Government of Canada has welcomed 3,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in another draw that occurred on March 26. The base Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 446. The total of 3,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) that were issued in this most recent draw is additionally the same […]

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  • PEI invites more Express Entry candidates in the second round of invitations this year

    March 21, 2018

    The Canadian territory of Prince Edward Island, otherwise called PEI, is especially appealing to prospective immigrants. In spite of the fact that the smallest province in size is one of the biggest; regarding natural beauty, history, and Canadian culture. The PEI PNP is an immigration program that targets foreign people who will contribute in a […]

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  • Express Entry Draw #85 3,000 ITA’s Issued

    March 16, 2018

    March 14, 2018 – Canadian immigration authorities have directed another huge Express Entry draw, with 3,000 competitors issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The most reduced Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 456, marginally higher than the past draw. The draw was the fifth round of invitations under Express Entry […]

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  • Scope of jobs at Canada’s transportation system is highly increasing

    March 8, 2018

    Compared with the primary quarter of 2017, the number of job opportunities in Canada expanded 18.8%, while the activity opening rate rose 0.4 percentage points. These quarter-to-quarter increments may partly reflect regular recruitment patterns, as employments opening were additionally up notably between the first and second quarters of both 2015 and 2016. Ontario had 20,000 […]

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  • Express Entry: 3000 ITAs sent in the draw held on February 21

    February 22, 2018

    The fourth Express Entry Draw in 2018 and 84th overall, took place on February 21. IRCC sent out Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian Residence to a total of 3000 applicants with a score of 442 or more in CRS. This is the second consecutive draw following the February 7 draw where 3000 invitations were […]

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  • Alberta Immigration: Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) will be refused for these occupations

    February 20, 2018

    The website of the Canada federal government has published a list of occupations which do not qualify for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), while applying for immigration to Alberta. The website warns that the LMIA applications for these occupations will be refused. Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is […]

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  • Canada wants international students to become permanent residents

    February 19, 2018

    The Government of Canada wants international students to become permanent residents in the country, said Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Addressing the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Parliament, the minister said stress has been given in the new multi-year immigration levels plan of Canada for ensuring more space for […]

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  • $440 million for multi-year immigration levels plan of Canada

    February 17, 2018

    An amount of $440 million will be committed to ensure the success of the multi-year immigration levels plan of the federal government of Canada, informed Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen the other day. He announced this before the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. The three-year immigration levels plan covering 2018 to 2020 aims […]

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  • Ontario invites 488 candidates under Human Capital Priorities Stream

    February 14, 2018

    Ontario has invited 488 candidates to apply for provincial nomination through the Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The latest round of invitations took place on February 12. Notifications of Interest (NoIs) were issued to candidates chosen from the Express Entry pool, with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 435 and […]

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  • Candidates without job offer received 90% PR nominations

    February 13, 2018

    Immigrants who did not have a job offer received 90% of Canada’s PR invitations through Express Entry in the first and second quarters of the year 2017. The data was revealed by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC). The reduction of points for job offer by the Immgration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is observed to […]

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  • Scarcity of skilled labour may push Australia to look offshore for talents

    February 12, 2018

    The latest quarterly survey of the National Australia Bank (NAB) has revealed that the skill shortages in Australian industries are rising like never before. In this context, it is expected that the Australian employers will be looking for skilled migrant workers to solve this problem. According to the survey, around 50% firms are finding it […]

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  • New Brunswick’s Express Entry Labour Market Stream reopens

    January 31, 2018

    The Express Entry Labour Market Stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) reopened temporarily on January 30. Expressions of Interest have been invited from skilled workers with work experience in one of the 10 occupation categories including software engineering. The applicants must be eligible for Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Class. The stream […]

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  • University of Toronto reduces tuition fees for international PhD students

    January 30, 2018

    University of Toronto has brought down the tuition fees for international PhD students. Starting this fall, the tuition fees of international PhD students will be similar to that of domestic students. By reducing the tuition fees, the University is aiming to save international students from facing higher tuition fees. The University also aims to remove […]

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  • Ontario sends invitations under Human Capital Priorities Stream

    January 27, 2018

    The Canadian province of Ontario has sent 380 Notifications of Interests (NOIs) to candidates from Express Entry pool under its Human Capital Priorities Stream. This is the second time this week candidates are issued NOIs under this Stream, which is aligned to Express Entry system of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The candidates who […]

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  • Marginal increase in nominations allocation for AINP

    January 25, 2018

    Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has received a marginal increase in the allocation of nominations from the Canada federal government. Alberta has received an allocation of 5600 nominations for the year 2018, compared to 5500 nominations last year. The increase in nomination allocation is observed to be part of the federal government’s three-year immigration levels […]

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  • Increased PNP allocation for OINP in 2018

    January 19, 2018

    The Canadian province of Ontario has been allocated more PNP nominations for the year 2018. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) can nominate 6600 immigrants in 2018, which is 600 more than the allocation for the year 2017. Ontario has also reopened the Human Capital Priorities Stream aligned to Express Entry and will resume issuing […]

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  • New Express Entry pathway of Manitoba invites applications

    January 17, 2018

    A total of 155 candidates were sent Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in the first-ever draw of the new Express Entry-aligned pathway of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held on January 11. The minimum required points for candidates to receive LAA under the province’s Expression of Interest system was 565. Other than the Express […]

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  • Saskatchewan opens Express Entry subcategory

    January 17, 2018

    The province of Saskatchewan, on January 10th, opened the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s International Skilled Worker subcategory of Express Entry to accept 400 new applications. The intake limit was reached soon and the sub-category was closed on the next day, on January 11th itself. In the year 2017, Saskatchewan opened this subcategory five times, […]

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  • Higher nomination intake for Alberta this year

    January 10, 2018

    The maximum Provincial Nominee Program allotment for Alberta for the year 2018 has been raised to 5600 nominations, it has been announced. It means, compared to last year, Alberta may send a 100 more nominations for permanent residence in Canada this year. In 2017, the nomination allotment for Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) was 5500. […]

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  • Five occupations removed from SINP In-demand List

    January 9, 2018

    The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has updated its In-Demand Occupations list, removing five occupations from the list. The removed occupations are: 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 1112 – Financial and investment analysts 1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 2211 – Chemical technologists and technicians 2241 – Electrical […]

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  • Increase in settlement funds required for Canada Skilled Immigration

    January 6, 2018

    The Government of Canada has introduced a slight increase in the settlement funds required for skilled immigration to the country. Settlement fund is a proof that you have enough financial capacity to support yourself and your family while you settle in Canada. The changes have been introduced to the applications for immigration through the Federal […]

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  • UK extends pilot student visa scheme to 23 more varsities

    January 4, 2018

    In a move that will attract more international students to the UK, the UK government has extended its pilot student visa scheme to 23 more universities. The scheme was launched in 2016 on pilot basis in four UK educational institutions– Oxford University, Bath University, Cambridge University and Imperial College, London. Now the scheme has been […]

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  • Parents and Grandparents Program(PGP) Reopened

    January 3, 2018

    Happy news for Canadian citizens and PR holders who want to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada! The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reopened its Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) on January 2. IRCC is expecting to receive 10,000 new applications in 2018. Under this program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can bring […]

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  • 2017 sees steep rise in number of ITAs sent through Express Entry

    January 2, 2018

    In the year 2017, Canada sent a total of 86,023 invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Permanent Residence through the three categories of Express Entry. This is way high than the number of invitations sent in the previous year. In 2016, the total number of invitations sent was 33,782 and in 2015, the number was 31,063. […]

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  • Ontario receives additional nomination allocation

    December 21, 2017

    The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has received an additional nomination allocation for the year 2017. So Ontario will continue to process applications and issue nominations until nominations for additional allocation is met. The exact number of additional nominations will be announced only at a later date, according to the spokesperson for Ontario’s Ministry of […]

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  • OINP: Indians obtain highest number of nominations

    December 20, 2017

    Software engineers and designers was the top nominee occupation category in Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) in 2017 and Indians obtained the highest number of nominations under this category. Indians received 1835 nominations under this category as of September 30, 2017, followed by Chinese with 1608 nominations. Ontario received its highest allocation in a decade […]

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  • Canada the most attractive destination for international students

    December 19, 2017

    Canada is the most attractive study destination for international students, according to the ICEF-graduate Agent Barometer, an annual global education industry survey. Among the factors that make Canada the most preferred destination for students are affordability, safety and work opportunities. Other decisive factors included study visa requirements, financial issues, safety and security concerns. Canada offers […]

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  • Open Work Permit Pilot program for spouses extended

    December 16, 2017

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended its Open Work Permit Pilot program for spouses and common-law partners sponsored by Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The pilot program under the Spouse or Common Law Partner in Canada (SCLPC) Class is being extended till January 31, 2019. This is the third time the government is extending the […]

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  • Number of unfilled job vacancies in pvt sector reaches record high in Canada

    December 15, 2017

    The number of unfilled job vacancies in Canada’s private sector reached a record high in the third quarter of 2017, according to a report released by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The private sector of Canada is witnessing a labor shortage of around 361,700 jobs, according to the report. The proportion of unfilled jobs […]

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  • British Columbia sends 290 Invitations to Apply (ITAs)

    December 15, 2017

    British Columbia has sent 290 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination in the last two draws that took place on December 6th and 13th. The draw that took place on December 13th was limited to Tech Pilot stream of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The latest draws showed a slight increase in […]

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  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream reopens

    December 12, 2017

    Category B of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry (NSDEE) Stream reopened briefly on December 9. In this opening, Nova Scotia would accept between 175 and 225 applications. This time too, the NSDEE reached the intake limit quickly. The Stream operates on a first come, first served basis. So it is advisable that the candidates planning […]

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  • Scotland may introduce post-study visas for students

    December 11, 2017

    John Swinney, the deputy first minister of Scotland, has given a hint that Scotland is mulling on granting post-study visa to Indian students. During his visit to Delhi and Mumbai last week, Mr Swinney said that Scotland wanted to welcome more Indian students to Scottish institutions. “But for that, we need to make sure that […]

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  • Updates: Canada Express Entry Draw

    December 6, 2017

    Invitation to Apply: Canada Express Entry, 2017 The 29th Express Entry Draw for this year took place on December 6, 2017. IRCC sent out Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Residence to a total of 2,750 applicants with a score of 452 or more in CRS. Since its launch in January 2015, Canada has welcomed over […]

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  • British Columbia Sent 383 ITAs under BC PNP

    December 2, 2017

    The Government of British Columbia sent a total of 394 invitations to apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination in the recent draws held on November 22 and 29. Those who received invitations include workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs. Out of the total ITAs sent, 383 were sent through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP); […]

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  • Canada has the Highest Proportion of College Graduates

    December 1, 2017

    According to the 2016 Canada Census, Canada has the highest proportion of college graduates compared with other OECD countries (developed nations). According to the data findings released on November 29th, this achievement is partly because of the recent immigrants, who are well educated. Immigrants contribute to Canada’s economy by bringing their skills and high levels […]

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  • Australia Immigration: Changes in Partner & Prospective Marriage Visas

    November 29, 2017

    Australia Immigration: Changes in Partner and Prospective Marriage Visas Important changes were introduced to the Partners and Prospective Marriage visa applications for Australia immigration effective November 18, 2017. The changes were mooted at the national conference of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). Partner Visas A Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801) lets the partner […]

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  • NOW is the best time to apply for Canada Family Class Immigration

    November 19, 2017

    Why this is the best time to apply for Canada Family Class Immigration On November 1st, 2017, Canada’s Minister for Immigration, Ahmed Hussen announced the country’s immigration plan for 2018-2020. In the next three years, Canada is planning to welcome 9,80,000 permanent residents to the country. While the majority of these newcomers will be economic […]

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  • Canada and Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) Signed

    November 27, 2017

    Canada has signed a comprehensive agreement on Ontario immigration with the province that aims to strengthen long-term partnership between both. The agreement was signed on November 24, 2017 by Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. With the aim to welcome and settle immigrants, boost […]

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  • Canada Plans to Change Medical Inadmissibility Rules

    November 24, 2017

    Canada plans on changing its policy of refusing immigrants who are likely to cause “excessive demand” on health and social services. The need to change the medical inadmissibility rules was raised in front of the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Immigration by Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen. He said that the current rules are out of […]

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  • SkillSelect : Australian Immigration Updates

    November 23, 2017

    SkillSelect SkillSelect is an online service that enables Australia to manage its Skilled Migration Programme. SkillSelect is designed to identify individuals who possess the skills required in Australia, fulfilling Australia’s economic needs and addressing regional skill shortages. It also helps manage and streamline who can apply, when they can apply and the quota of applications. […]

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  • Major Changes Introduced to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

    November 17, 2017

    A few major changes have been introduced to Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Besides the changes introduced to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a new International Education Stream has also been introduced. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP) The new changes that were introduced are a part of a broad restructuring of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The […]

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  • High Tech Workers Fast-Tracked in Canada

    November 15, 2017

    Canada’s New Immigration Program for High Tech Talent The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot program that makes it easier for high tech foreign workers to find jobs in Canada. In just two and half months, more than 2,000 people have already applied and over 1600 applications to the program have been fast-tracked. The two-year […]

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  • Australia: Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

    November 14, 2017

    Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa was introduced by Australia in April 2017 to replace the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa). The new visa aims to help businesses in Australia address skill shortages. It also involves some conditions that aim to prioritise Australian workers. Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 […]

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  • UK: University of Oxford Ranked #1

    November 11, 2017

    University of Oxford has emerged as the world’s best institution for medical and health teaching and research in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. This is the seventh consecutive year that Oxford is in the lead for clinical, pre-clinical and health-related disciplines. The second position is shared by the University of Cambridge and Harvard […]

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  • Australian Immigration: Significant Changes

    November 9, 2017

    Australian Immigration has made some significant changes in November including making changes to 4020 Fraud Public Interest Criteria, introducing a new visa condition and enhancing old visa conditions. 4020 Previously, a visa application was refused if the false or misleading information was provided in the current application being processed, in a visa which has been […]

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  • OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Immigration Stream: Update

    November 8, 2017

    The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Human Capital Priorities Immigration Stream (HCP) reached its registration intake limit in a week!

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  • Australia Immigration Stats: 20% Indian Immigrants in 2015 – 2016

    November 7, 2017

    Australia Immigration: Recent Figures Recent figures regarding Australian immigration revealed that Indian immigrants make up the major source of skilled and family migration. Approximately 20% of migrants came from India from over 38,854 visas in 2015 – 2016. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Mongolia account for 16.1% migrants, the UK 9.3% migrants and India, […]

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  • Indian Students Welcome to Study Bachelor’s in Canada

    November 4, 2017

    Jennifer Daubeny, Consul General of Canada in Bangalore, covering South India, has invited Indian students to pursue bachelor’s programs in Canada. Many Indian students are choosing to obtain their master’s in Canada, especially niche courses such as animation, but she encouraged more Indian students to also come forward to study bachelor’s courses in Canada. Ms.Daubeny […]

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  • OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream Accepting Applications

    November 3, 2017

    The immigration authorities of the province of Ontario, on November 2nd, announced that the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications. The OINP is also planning to issue new Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to eligible applicants before the end of 2017. In order to be eligible […]

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  • Canada’s Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2018 – 2020

    November 2, 2017

    Canada’s Immigration Plan Labeled as the most ambitious immigration plan in recent Canadian history, Canada aims to invite nearly one million new immigrants between 2018 and 2020. The number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees will climb from 300,000 in 2017 to 310,000 in 2018. The number will continue to rise each passing year, […]

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  • Canadian Immigration: Immigration Levels for 2018

    October 31, 2017

    Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will be announcing the immigration levels for 2018 sometime this week. These levels will include the number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees who can immigrate to Canada. The liberal government intends on welcoming 300,000 immigrants to Canada in 2018. According to Hussen, immigration has […]

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  • Quebec: Welcoming a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

    October 29, 2017

    Quebec: Immigration The Canadian province of Quebec welcomes approximately 50,000 immigrants annually from more than 100 countries. Recently, Quebec released its Immigration Plan for 2018 with plans to implement a new system based on the declaration of interest model (a lot like Canada’s Express Entry System). The province intends on implementing a system that welcomes […]

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  • Canada: Children Under 22 Now Considered For Dependent Visa

    October 25, 2017

    Canada: Dependent Visa Update The Government of Canada is committed to keeping families together. Through the Family Class, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of 18 years and older can sponsor their dependent children, parents, grandparents, spouse, common-law, and conjugal partners. As of October 24, 2017, members of the family class can be sponsored for a […]

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  • 2018: New Alberta Immigration Streams

    October 20, 2017

    Alberta Immigration Streams The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program which enables applicants who have the skills and experience required in Alberta to receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate which helps expedite their overall immigration process to Canada. Currently, the AINP has three immigration streams: Strategic Recruitment Stream Employer-Driven Stream Self-Employed […]

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  • Australia: Occupation Ceilings for General Skilled Migration Released

    October 19, 2017

    The Australian Department of Immigration has released the occupation ceilings of various occupations under the General Skilled Migration program. An occupation ceiling is the maximum number of invitations that will be issued to applicants for: Skilled Independent Visa Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa Skilled or Business State or Territory Sponsored Visa Occupation ceilings were raised for […]

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  • Canadian Citizenship: Easier to Obtain!

    October 12, 2017

    Canadian Citizenship: New Regulations New regulations in the Canadian citizenship process that came into effect on October 11, 2017, will make the citizenship application process for permanent residents (PR) in Canada, easier and faster. Canadian Citizenship Before If required, permanent residents had to file their income taxes for four out of six years to meet […]

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  • Australian Citizenship – Changing Times

    September 11, 2017

    Controversial Citizenship Bill fails to pass Senate The controversial Australian citizenship bill, moved by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton failed to pass the Senate. Now major amendments will have to be brought to the bill before debates could be restarted on the bill. The minister could not present the bill for a debate in the Senate […]

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