Highly skilled immigrants

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Ontario issues invitations to Skilled Trades & French-Speaking streams

Ontario issues new invitations to Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams

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Invitations issued through Ontario’s Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams Ontario has announced new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence for Express Entry candidates, including a 2018 high of 439 invitations through its Skilled Trades Stream on October 19.  This is the most invitations issued through the Skilled Trades Stream in a […]

Express Entry issues 3500 invitations

New Express Entry draw issues 3,500 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence

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The minimum score in September 19 draw was 441 A total of 3,500 Express Entry candidates have been invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held September 19. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score was 441. The tie-break date and time used in this draw was September 6, 2018, at 10:28:45 […]

More Express Entry-linked draws with CRS under 400 ‘possible

More Express Entry-linked draws with CRS under 400 ‘possible’, Ontario government says

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Minimum scores for Human Capital Priorities Stream draws are now being determined by OINP director Recent changes to the way minimum scores for Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream are determined could result in further invitations to eligible Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores below 400, the provincial government says. A spokesperson for the […]

Ontario issues Express Entry invitations to French-speaking candidates

Ontario issues new Express Entry invitations to French-speaking candidates

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Ontario has now issued 1,065 invitations through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream The province of Ontario has issued another 44 invitations to Express Entry candidates through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has been issuing invitations through this stream on an almost weekly basis this year, and this latest draw […]

Largest Express Entry draw of 2018 issues 3,900 invitations to apply

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CRS minimum score stays at 440 in September 5 draw The Government of Canada held its largest Express Entry draw of 2018 on September 5, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This is the fourth all-program draw in 2018 with a minimum score of 440, which is the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score […]

Canada’s Express Entry-linked PNP

Late summer review: Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs

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Developments in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia among big PNP stories this summer It’s been a busy summer for Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs, with developments in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario leading the way. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of immigrants for Canadian permanent residence […]

Ontario new invitation Express Entry candidates entrepreneurs

Ontario issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates and entrepreneurs

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Ontario has now issued 977 invitations through Express Entry-linked French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream The province of Ontario has issued new invitations to immigration candidates through its Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream as well as its Entrepreneur Stream. In an update published August 24, Ontario said it issued 15 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates […]