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  • Manitoba has invited a total of 638 skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination in its 4th round of invitations in 2018, including 253 candidates in the Express Entry pool.

  • The Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island has issued 169 invitations in a new draw announced Friday, including 75 to Express Entry candidates. The draw took place on April 19 and is the third through Prince Edward Island’s Expression of Interest system, which was introduced in February.

  • There was a flurry of activity in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) over the final days of 2016, with two draws for its Skilled Worker immigration stream taking place on December 21 and December 30. In total, 316 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to eligible candidates who had previously made a formal 'Expression of Interest' in immigrating to the province. These individuals may now submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate. With this certificate, the individual, as well as his or her accompanying family members, may then apply for Canadian permanent residence.

  • Another 313 candidates have been invited to apply to the Manitoba Provincial nominee program, a Canadian immigration program that allows the province of Manitoba to welcome new immigrants who have the ability to establish themselves and their families in Manitoba, based on eligibility criteria set by the province.

  • The province of Manitoba has invited 349 skilled workers to settle in the province as permanent residents in a draw that took place on September 26. These candidates, plus their family members, are now in a position to apply for a provincial nomination through the Manitoba nominee programs . With a nomination, invited persons may then apply to the federal government for permanent resident status.

  • On May 10, 2017, the British Colombia invited 364 workers and graduates to apply for a provincial nomination certificate. This represents an increase of 77 percent in the number of candidates invited in five sub-categories managed through the province skills program registration system (SIRS), compared to the previous draw on April 19. These individuals have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from BC and are now in a position to submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate, with which they may then apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent resident status.

  • A new immigration pathway for international graduates of post-secondary institutions in Manitoba is now open to Expressions of Interest from eligible candidates.

  • The Government of Alberta is extending a temporary transition period for applicants to the Alberta Opportunity Stream who hold a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

  • A popular Canadian immigration program run by the province of Quebec will reopen for 5,000 new applications at some point during the next 12 months, it has been announced.

  • The province of Ontario led Canada’s provinces and territories in net employment gains in 2018 During 2018 Canada’s unemployment rate reach its lowest point since 1976.

  • In its latest provincial draw, which took place on March 21, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 146 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to skilled workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs interested in permanent settlement in the province.

  • On January 2 , BC issued invitation to apply to Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates.

  • 222 Skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs have been invited to apply to the British Colombia immigration programs.In the province's latest immigration draw, which took place on April 19, 2017. Of these Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued, 16 were to Entrepreneur candidates. The remaining 206 were issued to candidates in five sub-categories managed through the Skilled immigration registration system .

  • British Columbia has issued another 205 invitations to candidates in its Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories in an invitation round held on May 2. Of that total, an undisclosed number of candidates in the Express Entry Skilled worker stream and Express Entry graduates sub-categories with a minimum score of 91 under British Columbia's Skills Immigration Registration System received invitations.

  • The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 326 skilled workers and graduates to apply for a provincial nomination in the latest draw that took place on April 4.

  • Ahmed Hussen Canada’s Immigration Minister says the federal government’s multi-year immigration levels plan is on track and $440 million will be committed to ensure its success. Hussen provided an update Thursday on Canada’s 2018 immigration levels before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

  • Job vacancies increased across Canada in the last three months of 2017 by nearly 25 per cent over the same period in 2016, new data from Statistics Canada reveal. The numbers show year-over-year job vacancies up in nine of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories in the fourth quarter of 2017, with the largest increases posted in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

  • Candidates for Canadian immigration with Information and Communications Technology experience will want to take note of Canada.ai, a new information hub showcasing developments and research in Canada’s burgeoning Artificial Intelligence industry. The policy was recently unveiled in Toronto, Ontario, at TechTO, one of the largest gatherings of Canada’s technology sector.

  • Three new Express Entry-linked PNP streams were created in 2018 and others were improved

  • Job vacancies in Canada’s private sector rose to a record high in the third quarter of 2017, says a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.