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Express Entry Mid-Summer Update

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The province of Prince Edward Island invited 113 candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in a new draw held June 20.  Prince Edward Island, or PEI, holds monthly invitation rounds for immigration candidates who meet labour market needs in the province. Candidates who receive an invitation through PEI’s Express […]
A new draw from Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker pool held June 20 resulted in 479 invitations to immigration candidates with work experience in one of five targeted occupations.  The International Skilled Worker category is part of the  Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), which allows the province to nominate foreign workers for Canadian permanent residence. The […]
Canada could increase the number of refugees it accepts each year by channelling those with employable skills through the country’s economic-class immigration programs.  Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said Thursday on the occasion of World Refugee Day that he would like to “massively” accelerate a pilot launched last year that links […]
The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]
Canada is now accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots.  The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work […]
The number of job vacancies in Canada rose again in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, with increases reported in six provinces and the territory of Nunavut.  Job vacancies in the first quarter of 2019 hit 506,000, an increase of 44,000 over the same period in 2018, making […]
Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The Government of Quebec’s controversial immigration reforms were passed by the province’s National Assembly over the weekend, officially cancelling around 16,000 unprocessed applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.  Known as Bill 9, the legislation was introduced in February and proposed the immediate termination of pending applications to […]
Les réformes controversées du gouvernement du Québec en matière d’immigration ont été adoptées par l’Assemblée nationale de la province au cours de la fin de semaine, annulant officiellement environ 16 000 demandes non traitées dans le cadre du Programme des travailleurs qualifiés du Québec.  Le projet de loi, connu sous le nom de projet de […]
The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.  The pilot is designed to help smaller rural and remote communities attract foreign workers of various skill levels and provide them with permanent residence. Canada’s rural communities employ over four million […]
A Canadian team made up mainly of foreign players and cheered on by thousands of immigrants is now the best in professional basketball.  Last night saw the Toronto Raptors take their first National Basketball Association (NBA) title by defeating the six-time champion Golden State Warriors in six games. The Raptors’ championship run garnered almost as […]

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