70 Invitations Issued In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

70 Invitations Issued In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

British Columbia immigration has conducted its first BC PNP Tech Pilot draw of 2020, issuing 70 invitations to apply. The January 14 draw saw invitations issued through four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC – International Graduate Under the Tech Pilot, candidates…

Work In Manufacturing? Ontario Immigration Wants You In 2020

Work In Manufacturing? Ontario Immigration Wants You In 2020

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Employer Job Offer category is to target the province’s manufacturing labour shortage by adding 13 new eligible occupations. Candidates for the new National Occupational Classification codes will only be eligible if their job offer is outside of the Greater Toronto Area. A proposed regulation amendment posted on Wednesday, January 15,…

First British Columbia Immigration Draw Of 2020 Sees 173 Invites Issued

First British Columbia Immigration Draw Of 2020 Sees 173 Invites Issued

British Columbia immigration’s first draw of 2020 under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw 173 invitations issued. The January 7 draw featured immigration invites across five streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Skilled workers required a minimum score of 100 points through the direct provincial stream, compared to 110 points through the Express…

Manitoba Issues 186 LAAs In First MPNP Immigration Draw of 2020

Manitoba Issues 186 LAAs In First MPNP Immigration Draw of 2020

The first draw of 2020 under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw 186 Letters of Advice issued. The January 2 draw featured LAAs for skilled workers and international students across three MPNP streams. Candidates for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream received 122 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 534 points. Skilled Workers Overseas candidates…

British Columbia Invites 623 Candidates In Large Provincial Draw

British Columbia Invites 623 Candidates In Large Provincial Draw

The latest draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program was the largest on record. The December 17 draw saw 623 invitations issued across five BC PNP streams. Skilled worker through the direct provincial stream required 92 points to qualify, compared to the 100 points needed for Express Entry skilled workers. The direct provincial international…

Calling Foreign Skilled Workers: This Quebec Industry Has 20,000 Vacancies

Calling Foreign Skilled Workers: This Quebec Industry Has 20,000 Vacancies

A chronic labour shortage means nearly 20,000 Quebec manufacturing jobs are currently available, according to industry representatives. The Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Quebec (MEQ) has written an open letter to both the provincial and federal governments urging an immigration increase to help cope with the shortage. “There are simply not enough skilled workers available,” the…

53 Invitations Issued In New British Columbia Tech Pilot Immigration Draw

53 Invitations Issued In New British Columbia Tech Pilot Immigration Draw

British Columbia has issued 53 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in a second BC PNP Tech Pilot draw in two weeks. The December 10 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw featured minimum scores of 90 for all four streams. The draw focused on candidates with skills and experience in 29 targeted occupations. The…

New Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees 221 LAAs Issued

New Manitoba Immigration Draw Sees 221 LAAs Issued

A new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program saw 221 Letters of Advice to Apply issued. The December 6 draw saw LAAs issued through three Manitoba immigration streams. Candidates for the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream received 165 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 522 points. International Education Stream candidates received 33 LAAs. Lastly,…

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Hits 2019 IRCC Nomination Allocation

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Hits 2019 IRCC Nomination Allocation

Alberta immigration has reached its federal government nomination of 6,000 for 2019. As of December 6, 2019, no further nominations will be issued through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program until January. The province says it will continue to process applications, with 1,750 in the queue, without issuing certificates. The nomination limit is set by Immigration,…

New Labour Market Priorities Draw See Nova Scotia Target Social Workers

New Labour Market Priorities Draw See Nova Scotia Target Social Workers

A new draw through Nova Scotia’s Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities Stream targeted social and community service workers (NOC 4212). The December 5 draw was the first Nova Scotia Nominee Program draw to target NOC 4212, for social and community service workers. Candidates needed to have two or more years of work experience in NOC…