Nova Scotia Express Entry Labour Market Priorities

Nova Scotia Express Entry category reopens for new applications

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Popular Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry category one of four pathways to province for Express Entry candidates Nova Scotia briefly reopened one of its most popular Express Entry-linked immigration categories for up to 225 new applicants on November 17.  Known as Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream, it is one of four […]

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Prince Edward Island issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

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Candidates in Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories also invited The Atlantic Canada province of Prince Edward Island has issued new invitations to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories.   A total of 147 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates […]

Rare Thursday draw issues 3900 invitations to Express Entry candidates

Rare Thursday draw issues 3,900 invitations to Express Entry candidates

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New draw leaves IRCC less than 8,000 invitations away from beating 2017 Express Entry record The Government of Canada has issued 3,900 new invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held November 15. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this extremely rare Thursday draw was 449. Today’s […]

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Express Entry nears 2017’s invitation record after setting new October high

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IRCC has issued 74,200 Express Entry ITAs in 2018, leaving it just 11,823 shy of record Last month saw the Government of Canada more than double the number of invitations to apply for permanent residence that it issued to Express Entry candidates in October 2017, leaving it less than 12,000 invitations away from last year’s […]

New Brunswick adds 9 occupations Express Entry

Increase in immigration to New Brunswick as labour shortages rise

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New Brunswick is on track to lose 110,200 workers by 2026, says New Brunswick Multicultural Council Immigration to New Brunswick will need to increase to around 7,500 newcomers a year if the province is to overcome the population and labour market shortage “crisis” it is now facing, says a new report. Produced by the New […]

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program reaches its nomination cap for 2018

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More than 95% of nominations went to Express Entry candidates The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has reached its 2018 provincial nomination allocation, with 6,600 nominations issued to successful applicants across various streams. The province says it will continue to accept and consider new applications for a provincial nomination, and those that have already been submitted, […]

IRCC now accepting results of new TCF Canada language test

IRCC now accepting results of new TCF Canada language test

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Move gives French-speaking permanent residence applicants a second language test option The Government of Canada is now accepting the results of a new test as proof of language ability for French-speaking economic immigration candidates applying for permanent residence. The Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) is administered by the French government-run Centre international […]

Ottawa’s immigrant workforce a ‘golden opportunity’ for companies

Ottawa’s immigrant workforce a ‘golden opportunity’ for companies, says local board of trade

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Hiring immigrants shown to increase revenue, productivity, says new Ottawa Business Growth Survey Ottawa companies concerned about access to skilled labour would benefit from tapping the city’s pool of highly educated immigrants, says a new survey by the Ottawa Board of Trade. According to the organization’s 2018 Ottawa Business Growth Survey, companies with recent experience […]

Canada's Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2018 to 2021

Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 with prominent roles for Express Entry, PNPs

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1.3 million new permanent residents to be welcomed under immigration plan’s targets Canada is increasing its immigration targets for 2019 and 2020 and will extend its multi-year immigration levels plan through 2021, setting the stage for the arrival of 1.3 million new permanent residents between 2018 and 2021. The changes were announced as part of […]

Four of Canada’s largest provincial immigration draws

Four of Canada’s largest provincial immigration draws

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Express Entry streams among those in Ontario, PEI, BC and Saskatchewan that set new year-to-date invitation records Four new 2018 records have been set in October for the most invitations issued so far this year through provincial immigration streams in Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia.  Many of the streams involved are linked […]