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…

63 Tech Pilot Candidates Invited In New BC PNP Draw

63 Tech Pilot Candidates Invited In New BC PNP Draw

British Columbia issued 63 invitations to candidates with skills and experience in 29 targeted occupations in the latest draw through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The December 3 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw feature minimum scores of 90 for all four streams targeting skilled workers and international graduates. The four streams were: SI –…

Saskatchewan Targets 97 Occupations With 460 Immigration Invites

Saskatchewan Targets 97 Occupations With 460 Immigration Invites

Saskatchewan immigration has targeted 97 National Occupational Classification codes with 460 immigration invites in a new Expression of Interest draw. The November 28 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw featured invites through both the province’s Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams. Express Entry candidates received 200 invites, while Occupations In-Demand candidates received 260. Both streams registered…

British Columbia Immigration Draw Sees 348 Invites Issued

British Columbia Immigration Draw Sees 348 Invites Issued

A new British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw 348 invitations to apply issued to skilled workers and international graduates. The November 26 draw saw invitations issued through five provincial streams. Skilled workers through the direct provincial stream required 94 points to qualify, compared to the 100 points required for skilled workers through the province’s Express…