Last Updated on May 31, 2021 The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score dropped to 380 as Canada conducted a new Express Entry draw targeting Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates. On May 31, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 5,956 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The CRS score was 17 points lower than the previous
Last Updated on May 31, 2021 Four years after its initial launch, an immigration pilot that helps British Columbia’s tech industry recruit foreign talent is being made permanent. “The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot is being extended indefinitely, ensuring continued support for the tech sector and addressing workforce needs by prioritizing 29
Last Updated on May 31, 2021 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s own Members of Parliament are urging him to re-open the Canada-U.S. border, a move the Canadian leader said in mid-March was too soon to even discuss. Maybe March was too soon – but several of Trudeau’s MPs think the time to discuss the border’s re-opening
Last Updated on May 28, 2021 Many Canadian employers find themselves facing labour shortages, meaning jobs in the trades can provide a very good living for highly-skilled workers willing to avail themselves of these opportunities. Canada’s national statistical agency, Statistics Canada, has tracked the earnings power of many people in the trades to get a
Last Updated on May 28, 2021 Hong Kong is now so dangerous for pro-democracy activists that Canada should put in several new immigration measures to help foreign nationals from the former British protectorate gain permanent residency or otherwise work in Canada, states a report. “In response to the increasingly dangerous situation in Hong Kong, Immigration,
Last Updated on May 28, 2021 In the wake of a growing chorus of people asking Canada to make its immigration process more transparent, Ottawa is beefing up the platform that applicants for permanent residency use to get information about their files. “This government strongly believes in the values of openness, transparency and accountability and
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The United States government has made a decision where if you are currently overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. How Do I Qualify to Return to the US? You do
Last Updated on May 27, 2021 Immigration experts are calling for the creation of a Canadian immigration ombudsman to keep tabs on the decisions made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officials. During the eight months that ended in May this year, the House of Commons’ standing committee on citizenship and immigration studied Ottawa’s
Last Updated on May 27, 2021 Alberta immigration has conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing invitations to 250 candidates. The May 18 Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program draw saw candidates required Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 301. Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in
Last Updated on May 27, 2021 Manitoba immigration has issued 232 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled workers and international graduates in the latest draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The May 25 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 166 LAAs, with the lowest ranked candidates
Last Updated on May 26, 2021 Ontario immigration has conducted a new Expression of Interest draw, issuing 158 Invitations to Apply through the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. The May 26 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw saw ITAs issued under two criteria. The first, a general draw, saw 147 ITAs issued and a
Last Updated on May 26, 2021 Canada has conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing 500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. The May 26 draw featured a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 713, 39 points lower than the previous PNP draw. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has
Last Updated on May 26, 2021 British Columbia immigration has conducted two new draws, issuing invitations to a total of 370 candidates through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The May 25 draws featured a general draw, and a second draw targeting two NOC codes: 0621 for Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and 0631 for
Last Updated on May 25, 2021 Immigrants moving to Canada need to have a minimum amount of settlement funds under the Start-Up Visa program. This money cannot be borrowed. Ottawa does not provide immigrants arriving under Start-Up Visa program with any financial support. Importantly, applicants must have sufficient finances to fund their start up project.
Last Updated on May 25, 2021 Ontario immigration has conducted a new Expression of Interest draw targeting Regional Immigration Pilot candidates through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. The May 25 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw saw 64 invitations issued to candidates who submitted profiles between April 28 and May 25. There was no score range published.