Processing Delays For Labour Market Impact Assessments, Canada Warns

A further notice warning of processing delays for Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) has been issued by Canada’s federal government. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), which handles Canada work permit and LMIA requests, has published average processing times by each Temporary Foreign Worker Program category. The times range from 10 business days for the…

4 Jobs Removed From Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupations List

Saskatchewan immigration has removed four occupations from its In-Demand Occupations List as of April 17, 2019. The occupations to be removed are land surveyors (NOC 2154), technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology (NOC 2255), tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342), and appliance servicers and repairers (NOC 7332). The move comes after Saskatchewan conducted an…

Employers Fill 300 Vacancies On Quebec’s Morocco Recruitment Drive

Quebec employers filled 300 vacancies with temporary foreign workers on a recent recruitment drive in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. Positions in welding, health, hospitality, information technology and catering were all filled on the provincial government-organized recruitment mission. It was the first Quebec recruitment drive to be held outside Europe. The 22 Quebec employers represented…

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…