New BC PNP Immigration Draw Sees 332 Invitations Issued

New BC PNP Tech Pilot Immigration Draw Sees 64 Invitations Issued

British Columbia immigration has issued 64 invitations to prospective immigration candidates in a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw. The Tech Pilot offers priority British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program processing to candidates with skills and experience in 29 target occupations. The October 8 draw featured minimum scores of 90 for all four included streams:  SI…

Saskatchewan Targets 15 Occupations With 559 Invites In New Expression of Interest Draw

Saskatchewan Targets 15 Occupations With 559 Invites In New Expression of Interest Draw

Saskatchewan immigration issued 559 invites via two streams targeting 15 high-demand occupations in a new Expression of Interest draw. The October 8 draw means the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has now invited 1,938 candidates to apply for immigration in the space of 14 days. Candidates from Saskatchewan’s Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry streams were included…

Skilled Worker Labour Shortage Limiting Growth of Half of Canadian Businesses: Survey

Skilled Worker Labour Shortage Limiting Growth of Half of Canadian Businesses: Survey

More than half of Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses are to limit investment because of a skilled worker labour shortage, a new study says. The Business Development Bank of Canada survey shows 53 percent of SMEs say their growth is being stunted because they cannot find the right staff. Despite immigration initiatives at the federal…

British Columbia Targets 29 IT Occupations With 67 Invites In BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

Latest British Columbia Immigration Draw Sees 402 Invites Issued

The latest draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw 402 candidates receive invitations. The October 1 draw feature invitations across five BC PNP streams. The direct provincial skilled worker stream saw a minimum score of 92 points, compared to 97 for the Express Entry skilled worker stream. For international graduates, the direct provincial…

New Expression of Interest Draw Sees Quebec Invite 32 Immigration Candidates

New Expression of Interest Draw Sees Quebec Invite 32 Immigration Candidates

A new Quebec Expression of Interest draw saw 32 invitations issued for candidates to submit full applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The September 4 draw candidates invited for Quebec immigration who met one of the following criteria: They held a validated job offer. They were in Quebec as a diplomatic agent, consular officer, representative…

Saskatchewan Immigration Has Issued 1,379 Invites In 7 Days After New Provincial Draw

Saskatchewan Immigration Has Issued 1,379 Invites In 7 Days After New Provincial Draw

Saskatchewan immigration has issuing invites to 610 candidates across two streams after conducting a second provincial draw in 7 days. The sizeable October 2 draw means the province has invited 1,379 candidates in a week to apply to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The draw focused on 77 stated National Occupational Classification codes for both…

224 Candidates Receive LAAs In New Manitoba Immigration Draw

224 Candidates Receive LAAs In New Manitoba Immigration Draw

A new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for Manitoba immigration issued to 224 candidates. The September 25 draw saw LAAs issued across three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers In Manitoba stream candidates received 140 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 537 points. A further 59 LAAs were…

Candidates With CRS Scores of 302 Invited In New Alberta Express Entry Draw

Candidates With CRS Scores of 302 Invited In New Alberta Express Entry Draw

Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 302 were issued Notifications of Interest by Alberta immigration in the latest provincial draws. In draws taking place on September 11 and September 18, the province issued a total of 478 NOI letters to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool. The September…

New Saskatchewan Provincial Draw Targets 100 Occupations

New Saskatchewan Provincial Draw Targets 100 Occupations

Saskatchewan immigration invited 769 candidates across two provincial streams in a major new Expression of Interest draw. The September 25 draw was the first since the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program significantly expanded its list of eligible occupations, from 19 to 218. Both the Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry streams were included in the draw,…

British Columbia Invites 65 Immigration Candidates Through BC PNP Tech Pilot

British Columbia Invites 65 Immigration Candidates Through BC PNP Tech Pilot

British Columbia has conducted a new immigration draw targeting 29 in-demand occupations through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The September 24 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw saw 65 invitations issued across four provincial streams. A minimum score of 90 was registered for all four streams included in the draw. Those streams were the direct…