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Quebec, BC and PEI release immigration draw results

Two Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this past week, and Quebec held a recent draw through Arrima. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these

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Quebec, BC and PEI release immigration draw results

Published on May 22nd, 2022 at 09:00am EDT Two Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this past week, and Quebec held a recent draw through Arrima. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec

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Canada planning major Express Entry changes

The Canadian government is planning changes to the Express Entry system, which would allow the immigration minister to invite candidates based on an economic goal. Aiden Strickland, a spokesperson on behalf of the immigration minister, said in an email to

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Canada planning major Express Entry changes

Published on May 21st, 2022 at 09:00am EDT The Canadian government is planning changes to the Express Entry system, which would allow the immigration minister to invite candidates based on an economic goal. Aiden Strickland, a spokesperson on behalf of

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Quebec, BC and PEI release immigration draw results

Two Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this past week, and Quebec held a recent draw through Arrima. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these

Read More »

Quebec, BC and PEI release immigration draw results

Published on May 22nd, 2022 at 09:00am EDT Two Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results this past week, and Quebec held a recent draw through Arrima. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec

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Canada planning major Express Entry changes

The Canadian government is planning changes to the Express Entry system, which would allow the immigration minister to invite candidates based on an economic goal. Aiden Strickland, a spokesperson on behalf of the immigration minister, said in an email to

Read More »

Canada planning major Express Entry changes

Published on May 21st, 2022 at 09:00am EDT The Canadian government is planning changes to the Express Entry system, which would allow the immigration minister to invite candidates based on an economic goal. Aiden Strickland, a spokesperson on behalf of

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Getting to know Canada’s immigration categories

A recent announcement that as of July, Canada will resume Express Entry invitations to all candidates is welcome news for those who had their immigration plans put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Express Entry is just one way

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How to get a Canadian study permit

Last year, Canada welcomed 450,000 new international students, an all-time record. Among the reasons Canada is so attractive to international students include the country’s high-quality of education, safety, security, and multiculturalism. Canada allows international students to work during their studies

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How to get a Canadian study permit | Canada Immigration News

Published on May 16th, 2022 at 08:30am EDT Last year, Canada welcomed 450,000 new international students, an all-time record. Among the reasons Canada is so attractive to international students include the country’s high-quality of education, safety, security, and multiculturalism. Canada

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BC PNP: Over 160 workers, graduates, entrepreneurs invited

British Columbia invited immigration candidates in four targeted draws under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on May 10. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 126 skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 85 points through

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BC PNP: Over 160 workers, graduates, entrepreneurs invited

Published on May 15th, 2022 at 09:00am EDT British Columbia invited immigration candidates in four targeted draws under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on May 10. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 126 skilled workers and international graduates

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Express Entry proof of funds increases for 2022

Canada has updated the proof of settlement funds requirement for Express Entry candidates. These changes apply to Express Entry candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). They do not apply to candidates from these programs who

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Express Entry proof of funds increases for 2022

Published on May 14th, 2022 at 07:10am EDT Canada has updated the proof of settlement funds requirement for Express Entry candidates. These changes apply to Express Entry candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). They do

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How to immigrate to Canada as a nurse in 2022

The pandemic has exacerbated the need for nurses in Canada. One of the ways to fill job vacancies in the industry is to offer pathways to permanent residency for foreign nurses. Canada was experiencing nursing shortages even before the pandemic.

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How to immigrate to Canada as a nurse in 2022

Published on May 12th, 2022 at 08:30am EDT The pandemic has exacerbated the need for nurses in Canada. One of the ways to fill job vacancies in the industry is to offer pathways to permanent residency for foreign nurses. Canada

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Express Entry: Canada invites 545 PNP candidates

Canada invited 545 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on May 11. All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 753. The minimum score

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Express Entry: Canada invites 545 PNP candidates

Canada invited 545 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on May 11. All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 753. The minimum score

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BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan hold new immigration draws

This past week, three Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply

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BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan hold new immigration draws

Published on May 7th, 2022 at 09:00am EDT This past week, three Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these

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How to apply for a Canadian spousal open work permit

Spouses and common-law partners of Canadians can get an open work permit while their inland sponsorship application for permanent residence is being processed. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to process applications submitted through the Spousal Sponsorship program within

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How to apply for a Canadian spousal open work permit

Published on May 6th, 2022 at 09:00am EDT Spouses and common-law partners of Canadians can get an open work permit while their inland sponsorship application for permanent residence is being processed. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to process

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Express Entry: What you need to know ahead of July 2022

Express Entry draws for Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates are set to resume in early July 2022.     The announcement was made by Canadian Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, on April 22.    It represents a major change

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What to do if you have a DUI and want to enter Canada

You may be considered inadmissible to Canada with a DUI conviction. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome inadmissibility. Regardless of whether you are coming to Canada to visit, study, work, or immigrate, you will have to resolve admissibility issues before

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Canada’s PNP immigration results for April 2022

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued nearly 3,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination in April. The PNP is an immigration program jointly administered by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. It offers Canadian provinces and territories the opportunity to

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Canada’s PNP immigration results for April 2022

Published on May 1st, 2022 at 09:00am EDT Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued nearly 3,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination in April. The PNP is an immigration program jointly administered by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. It

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Do I need a job offer to immigrate to Canada?

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are a number of immigration programs that you can be eligible for based on your work or study experience. There are more than 100 economic-class immigration pathways to

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The benefits of immigrating to Canada

On Friday, Canada announced it is resuming Express Entry draws to all candidates in early July. This will allow more immigrants overseas to pursue their goal of moving to Canada. This is major news since Express Entry is the main

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Manitoba, BC and PEI release immigration draw results

This past week, three Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply

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Manitoba, BC and PEI release immigration draw results

Published on April 24th, 2022 at 09:00am EDT This past week, three Canadian provinces released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these

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Canada is offering an open work permit to PGWP holders

On April 22, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced a new temporary policy to allow international graduates to stay in Canada longer. Starting this summer, international student graduates who have a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that is expiring between January and

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Canada is offering an open work permit to PGWP holders

Published on April 23rd, 2022 at 09:00am EDT On April 22, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced a new temporary policy to allow international graduates to stay in Canada longer. Starting this summer, international student graduates who have a Post-Graduation Work

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IELTS: What is helpful leading up to your test?

IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test. Many take IELTS to realize their academic and professional ambitions. There are some key areas of IELTS that you should cover in the time leading up to the test

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How to immigrate to Canada from Pakistan

There are a number of ways to move to Canada depending on your circumstances in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the top source countries of new immigrants to Canada. In 2021, more than 8,400 Pakistan citizens moved to Canada, making

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How to immigrate to Canada from Pakistan

Published on April 18th, 2022 at 09:00am EDT There are a number of ways to move to Canada depending on your circumstances in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the top source countries of new immigrants to Canada. In 2021, more

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PNP results for the week of April 11

This past week, Manitoba held a special Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) invitation round for citizens of Ukraine and the BC PNP issued invitations to more than 155 candidates. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut)

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PNP results for the week of April 11

Published on April 16th, 2022 at 09:00am EDT This past week, Manitoba held a special Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) invitation round for citizens of Ukraine and the BC PNP issued invitations to more than 155 candidates. Most Canadian provinces and

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Are you eligible for Canadian citizenship?

Over 85% of Canadian immigrants become citizens, one of the highest rates in the world. The benefits of Canadian citizenship include being able to live permanently in one of the world’s most peaceful and economically, socially, and politically stable societies,

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Are you eligible for Canadian citizenship?

Published on April 14th, 2022 at 09:00am EDT Over 85% of Canadian immigrants become citizens, one of the highest rates in the world. The benefits of Canadian citizenship include being able to live permanently in one of the world’s most

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Express Entry: 787 PNP candidates invited

On April 13, Canada invited 787 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 782. The

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Express Entry: 787 PNP candidates invited

On April 13, Canada invited 787 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 782. The

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Ontario releases new instructions for submitting complete PNP applications

14-07-2021 || 01:16:39

Ontario has offered some more specific instructions to future immigrants and their representatives who are applying for its provincial immigration program. Ontario immigration applicants need to send complete applications to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Missing elements can result in applications being returned. The province says it decreases processing times to only accept complete […]

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Ontario holds largest Expression of Interest draws to date

143-07-2021 || 01:10:52

Ontario held three major PNP draws targeting foreign workers, international students, and candidates with a job offer in rural communities on July 13. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited a total of 1,685 candidates who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.  Invited candidates may qualify for one of two Employer Job […]

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COVID has increased demand for these jobs in Ontario

13-07-2021 || 14:30:15

The pandemic has overhauled the way Canadians work. While some sectors have seen widespread job loss, others are on the lookout for even more talent. The federal government did some research into how the pandemic has affected the labour force in each province and territory. In Ontario, researchers analyzed 109 occupations that saw big changes […]

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Canada’s employment sees some recovery in June

12-07-2021 || 14:30:49

Canada saw some economic recovery in June, though gains in employment did not quite match up to losses from the third wave. Employment was up 231,000 last month, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey. The data reflected Canada’s labour market conditions during the week of June 13 to 19. In the two months prior, Canada saw a cumulative […]

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Manitoba PNP draw invites 277

11-07-2021 || 14:30:27

Manitoba invited 277 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on July 9. Invited candidates have the opportunity to get a nomination from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). If they successfully receive it, the nomination will support their final application for Canadian permanent residence. The following are the results of the latest draw: Skilled Workers in […]

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COVID has increased demand for these jobs in Ontario

13-07-2021 || 14:30:15

The pandemic has overhauled the way Canadians work. While some sectors have seen widespread job loss, others are on the lookout for even more talent. The federal government did some research into how the pandemic has affected the labour force in each province and territory. In Ontario, researchers analyzed 109 occupations that saw big changes […]

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