More Than 90,000 Expression of Interest Profiles Already Submitted In Quebec

More Than 90,000 Expression of Interest Profiles Already Submitted In Quebec

Since it was launched in September 2018, Quebec’s new Expression of Interest system has already seen 91,000 candidates submit profiles, the provincial immigration ministry (MIDI) has announced. The data shows more than 23,000 candidates signed up with a month of the launch of ‘Arrima’, the name given to the Quebec Expression of Interest portal. The…

Quebec Candidates Face Wait For Permanent Residence Despite Having Selection Certificate

Quebec Candidates Face Wait For Permanent Residence Despite Having Selection Certificate

Quebec immigration candidates who have already received a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ) face longer waits to have their cases approved due to lower immigration quotas. There are 41,200 applicants in the system already approved for Quebec immigration, but the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) decision to reduce quotas means longer wait times. The already approved…

Canada Immigration Pathways For Qualified Chemical Engineers

Canada Immigration Pathways For Qualified Chemical Engineers

Chemical Engineers (NOC 2134) remain sought-after in the Canadian economy despite the move towards targeting technology occupations in recent Canada immigration policy developments. As an eligible occupation under Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program, qualified and experienced Chemical Engineers are likely to find a smooth path to permanent residence via Express Entry. The occupation is also…

Canada Targets Specialist Digital Media and Design Candidates

Canada Targets Specialist Digital Media and Design Candidates

Canada targets specific Digital Media and Design occupations for two-week work permit processing through the Global Talent Stream. The targeted occupations include those related to virtual reality, at the cutting edge of the technology economy in which Canada is looking to foster growth. The positions fall broadly under National Occupational Classification 5241, while the terms…

53 Invitations Issued In New British Columbia Tech Pilot Immigration Draw

Largest Immigration Draw So Far In 2019 Conducted By British Columbia

British Columbia immigration issued invitations to apply to 356 skilled worker and international graduate candidates in its largest Immigration Draw So Far In 2019. The January 30 draw was the province’s fifth of the month, with invitations issued across five streams. Minimum scores remained constant, with direct provincial and Express Entry categories for skilled workers…

Immigration.ca Livestream: Express Entry, Rural and Northern Pilot and Quebec Immigration

Immigration.ca Livestream: Express Entry, Rural and Northern Pilot and Quebec Immigration

Immigration Lawyer Colin Singer discusses important developments in the Canada immigration landscape in the latest immigration.ca livestream. Singer covers topics including the fast start to 2019 for the Express Entry system, the launch of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.  He also clarifies what is now occurring with Quebec immigration. Read on for Singer’s analysis,…

Growing Demand For These Occupations In Montreal

Growing Demand For These Occupations In Montreal

The most in-demand occupations in Montreal include nurses, computer engineers and heavy equipment mechanics, according to a new report by the Quebec provincial government. Quebec’s biggest city also needs more computer programmers and interactive media developers, insurance adjusters, aerospace engineers, retail and wholesale managers and paramedics, according to the Balance of the Labour Market report.…

Priority Given to IT Workers In BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

Priority Given to IT Workers In BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

The latest draw conducted by British Columbia immigration targeted technology workers in 29 occupations.  The February 5 draw saw 32 invitations issued under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, which prioritizes IT occupations through the province’s existing immigration streams. Skilled workers through both the direct provincial and Express Entry streams required a minimum score 85 points…