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…

Quebec Plans To Cancel 18,000 Immigration Applications, Affecting 50,000

Quebec Plans To Cancel 18,000 Immigration Applications, Affecting 50,000

Quebec’ immigration minister has tabled proposed legislation that will cancel all pending skilled worker applications that have not reached a decision prior to August 2, 2018.  Bill 9 titled “To increase Québec’s socio-economic prosperity and to respond adequately to the needs of the labor market through the successful integration of immigrants”, will undergo further study…

Ontario Issues NOIs to More French-Speaking Express Entry Candidates

Ontario Issues NOIs to More French-Speaking Express Entry Candidates

A new draw under the Ontario immigration Express Entry-linked French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream has been conducted. Canada’s largest province issued Notifications of Interest to 29 candidates in the February 1 draw. To qualify, candidates needed to have submitted Express Entry profiles between February 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019. Ontario has issued NOIs to…

Latest Manitoba Immigration Draw Breaks 1,000 LAAs for 2019

Latest Manitoba Immigration Draw Breaks 1,000 LAAs for 2019

Manitoba immigration passed 1,000 Letters of Advice to Apply for 2019 in its second provincial nominee program draw. The January 31 draw saw 456 candidates issued LAAs across three provincial streams. Like the previous draw, the largest number of invites were issued through the Human Capital Pathway of the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, with 299…

Saskatchewan’s First 2019 Expression of Interest Draw Invites Nearly 600 Candidates

Saskatchewan’s First 2019 Expression of Interest Draw Invites Nearly 600 Candidates

Nearly 600 skilled worker candidates were invited to apply for Saskatchewan immigration in the province’s first Expression of Interest draw of 2019. The January 16 draw saw 362 Saskatchewan immigration invites issued through the province’s Express Entry-linked stream. Candidates required a minimum score of 63 points. Occupations in-Demand stream candidates were also featured in the…