Canada

Quebec immigration has conducted a second large Arrima Expression of Interest draw in a month, this time issuing 1,009 invitations targeted at technology, health and education occupations. It follows a week after the French-speaking province issued 1,202 invitations in its largest-ever draw. The latest draw, on September 15, required a minimum score of 563 points
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Five Canadian provinces – Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan – are reportedly saying they will keep detaining migrants in their provincial jails under deals with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), migrants can be and are kept in these provincial jails across Canada even when
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Ontario has conducted a new Tech Draw, issuing 1,179 Notifications of Interest to Canada immigration candidates through the province’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw took place on September 28, with the invited candidates scoring 496 or more Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. Candidates must submit
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British Columbia has conducted a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, issuing invitations to at least 260 candidates. The September 27 draw saw invitations issued in five different categories. Skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 100 points received 215 invitations through the BC PNP Tech stream. A draw
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Canada has conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing 3,750 Invitations to Apply. The September 28 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 504 points, 7 lower than the previous draw. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says new applications will be processed in six months following these latest invitations. Candidates have a
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British Columbia will temporarily shut down online registration for its Skills Immigration (SI) category starting in mid-October as it switches to using the latest National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. That category of programs targets skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in the West Coast province and is further divided into five components: Skilled Workers;
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Canada’s immigration minister has announced a change to the Express Entry system aimed at allowing more doctors to become permanent residents. The change introduces an important exemption for physicians who were previously seen as self-employed and therefore could not qualify for Express Entry. The move is designed to help doctors already in Canada and working
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British Columbia has conducted new draws, issuing at least 353 Canada immigration invitations through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The September 21 draws were targeted at tech, teaching and health occupations. The first draw, aimed specifically at regions outside Metro Vancouver, included tech occupations.  It saw 341 invitations issued through five
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