Quebec universities have shown their unified disapproval towards the federal housing minister’s suggestion that Canada put a cap on the number of international study permits as a way to ease its housing shortage. It comes after Immigration Minister Marc Miller recently said he was willing to reconsider international student enrolments. It had been speculated that
Canada is undercounting the official number of non-permanent residents living in the country – including foreign students – by a million or more. Deputy chief economist of CIBC Capital Markets Benjamin Tal told the Liberal government as much at a gathering in Charlottetown. Tal said in an interview that while the government estimate of the
British Columbia has issued at least 151 invitations in new draws through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The August 29 draws were targeted at specific occupations. In a tech draw, 102 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 88 points. A further 28 invitations
Ontario has conducted a new Expression of Interest draw, issuing 772 Canada immigration invitations through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Masters Graduate stream. The August 30 draw required a score of 48 or above. Full requirements for the stream are included further down this article. Masters Graduate Stream Expression of Interest Draw Date issued Number
Date NOIs sent Parameters Lowest CRS 24-Aug-23 168 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 302 22-Aug-23 89 Priority sector: Construction occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 303 16-Aug-23 300 Priority sector: Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 408 15-Aug-23 14 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with
Several international students from China are expressing apprehension about their Canada study permit applications being stuck in prolonged security screenings. This has caused students to be in waiting – often for months – after being admitted to Canadian universities, the CBC has reported. The situation is especially frustrating for them as the fall term is
Prince Edward Island offers a welcoming community, picturesque landscapes, and numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth for new immigrants. As you embark on this exciting journey, it’s essential to be well-prepared and equipped with the knowledge to make a smooth transition. In this article, we present seven invaluable tips that will help you settle
Massage therapists are in short supply for Canada jobs – a situation that provides opportunities for foreign nationals to gain their permanent residence under occupation-targeted Express Entry draws. “Massage therapy is a rapidly growing profession in Canada that offers a fulfilling career with endless opportunities for growth and development. And it’s easy to see why,” says Brandy John,
Manitoba has conducted a new Canada immigration draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, issuing 623 invitations to apply. The August 24 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. A batch of 256 invitations with a lowest score of 612 went to Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidates currently employed in Manitoba in one of
Architects are in big demand in Canada as governments and developers increasingly turn to building design and functionality to make communities more livable – and that means many Canada jobs for foreign nationals to gain their permanent residence under occupation-targeted Express Entry draws. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced earlier this year that Canada’s Express Entry system
As housing prices and the cost of living for international students, has skyrocketed, the federal government recently told Global News that it is “undertaking a review” of international student immigration. This news comes after Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Minister Marc Miller communicated with The Canadian Press that he is willing to reconsider international
Lush forests, stunning mountains, and vibrant city life converge to create the Canadian province of British Columbia. As a new immigrant, arriving in Canada can be both exciting and overwhelming. This guide will equip you with essential knowledge to navigate the unique aspects of British Columbia and ensure a smooth transition into your new life.
The shortage of optometrists in Canada is forecast to last for at least nine more years despite record levels of immigration to the country, providing many Canada job opportunities for foreign nationals to gain their permanent residence under occupation-targeted Express Entry draws. The Job Bank job-hunting and career-planning website forecasts that even with new graduates and
In the face of pending immigration backlogs that have notoriously plagued the IRCC ecosystem, Immigration Minister Marc Miller told CBC that “it’s fair to say that in some respects, the way we do the actual day-to-day operations of immigration, refugees and citizenship applications has not adapted to the 21st century.” In rectifying the apparently outdated
An Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Economic and Social Reports article released on August 23, 2023 used data from population censuses to posit that between 2001 and 2021, the overall number of racialized people in Canada increased 130% primarily due to the arrival of new immigrants to the country. To reach this claim, Feng
Manitoba is working on a strategic plan to boost its economic immigration through its newly-formed Advisory Council on Economic Immigration and Settlement (ACEIS). Read more: “Our government continues to work to advance Manitoba’s economic immigration priorities, particularly addressing labour shortages, encouraging economic development and supporting Manitoba’s francophone population,” said the province’s Immigration Minister Jon Reyes.