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Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to Express Entry candidates and others in a draw held April 18.  Prince Edward Island, or PEI, holds monthly draws for immigration candidates who have submitted an Expression of Interest to its immigrant nominee program, the PEI PNP. A total of 130 invitations were issued to candidates in PEI’s […]
Looking for work in Canada’s thriving tech start-up scene?  The Toronto-based MaRS innovation hub has published a list of high-growth Canadian startups with current job openings. Nine of the 10 companies listed here are located in Toronto, where tech job growth has outpaced San Francisco in recent years. DROP Location: Toronto In their own words: […]
Ontario has released new details of proposed changes to a number of key Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program streams.  The changes touch on existing Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) streams and do not detail the new stream for foreign tech workers or the new smaller communities pilot announced in the province’s 2019 budget last week. Two […]
Canada has invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held April 17.  The cut-off score in today’s draw was 451. The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main federal economic immigration programs — Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. […]
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program broke new ground April 17 with its first Expression of Interest draw for immigration candidates with work experience in specific in-demand occupations.  Three of the four occupations targeted were new additions to Saskatchewan’s In-demand Occupations List, which the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) updated on April 4. Work experience in […]
The creation of a dedicated Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program stream for technology workers responds to “immediate labour needs” that have to be filled, the Ontario government says.    The government’s new budget announced four major updates to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) that include the new tech worker stream, a new pilot designed to […]
Manitoba issued 403 invitations to immigration candidates in a draw held April 11 through its Skilled Workers Overseas stream.  The Skilled Workers Overseas stream is a key component of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which allows the province to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year. The […]
Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici.  Ontario will create a new immigration stream for tech workers and a new immigration pilot initiative with the goal of attracting highly skilled immigrants to smaller communities around the province, the province’s government announced April 11 in its 2019 budget.  The initiatives are among four immigration-focused priorities […]
Le 11 avril, le gouvernement de l’Ontario a annoncé dans son budget 2019 qu’il créera un nouveau volet spécialisé pour l’immigration des travailleurs du secteur technologique ainsi qu’une initiative d’immigration pilote avec le but d’attirer les immigrants hautement qualifiés dans les communautés plus petites de la province. Les initiatives font parties de 4 approches ciblées […]
Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Quebec’s Immigration Ministry will be up for court approval in June.  The class action sought compensation for Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates who paid the application fee for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ) but […]

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