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  • Ahmed Hussen highlights Canada's role in resettling refugees as his proudest success in office

    Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, played up the positive impact of immigrants and refugees on the country and its economy in an address this week to international immigration experts gathered in the nation’s capital city, Ottawa.

  • Alberta has announced its 2016 immigration programs

    Alberta will soon reopen its doors to applicants who wish to settle in one of Canada’s most beautiful and vibrant provinces. The province will begin accepting new applications from January 27, 2016.

  • Alberta invites 3,357 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 to apply for provincial nomination

    New details of 2019 Alberta Express Entry Stream draws released

  • Breaking news on Federal Skilled worker Program

    Federal skilled worker program will reopen in May, 2013

  • Canada invites 3,350 applicants through Express Entry

    Nearly a month since previous all-programs draw pushes CRS cut-off score to 470

  • Canada invites Express Entry trades candidates with scores as low as 332

    500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates invited in May 15 Express Entry drawThe Government of Canada invited 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores as low as 332 to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held May 15.

  • Canada Still Open for Immigration

     July, 2012-- Many Canadian immigration programs remain open, despite the Canadian government’s announcement that it will be taking a ‘temporary pause.

  • Canada was ranked the Second-Best Country in the World to immigrate.

    Internationally Canada has been ranked as the top country outside Europe, and the second-best country worldwide, to live as an immigrant.

  • Canada’s economic immigration system a ‎‎‘role model’ among OECD countries‎

    Express Entry system called 'most elaborate selection ‎system' in OECD

  • Canada’s Immigration Processing System Going to Be Faster

    New system applies to some Canadian permanent applications received starting July 31, 2018 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will now provide some Canadian permanent residence applicants with processing times that are forward-looking, rather than estimations based on historical data.

  • Canada’s Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since 2008

    Employment figures indicate that Canada’s jobless rate fell to 6.5% in October. This is the lowest rate since 2008. Employers added 43,100 jobs in October in addition to 71,100 jobs added in September.

  • Canada’s Unemployment Rate Dropped to its Lowest Point during Last Decade

    Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point in nearly a decade in November, Statistics Canada’s new Labour Force Survey reports.

  • Canadian business association calls federal government to address labour shortages

    Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate is maintaining record high levels, and a non-profit business organization is calling for all political parties in the upcoming Canadian federal election to take measures to tackle the labour shortage.

  • CIC announces new Federal Skilled Worker category for international students studying towards a PhD in Canada

    CIC has announced the creation of a new Federal Skilled Worker category for international students studying towards a PhD in Canada. To qualify, applicants must have completed at least 2 years of study towards a PhD, or graduated from a Canadian PhD program within the past 12 months. A maximum of 1,000 applications from this category will be considered for processing each year by CIC. The first cap year for the PhD stream begins on November 5, 2011.

  • Engineering activities in Canada

    Many of new immigrants are engineers who land in Canada with work experience in their profession. They all come to Canada with a hope to start practicing their profession in Canada. Unfortunately as soon as they arrive they face many difficult issued to be employed by the Canadian employers. In addition to recognition of their degree there are many regulations and licensing requirements imposed by each province. According to the engineering act a person whose profession falls under one of the 3 following categories may not practice without licence:

  • Express Entry launch in Eastern Provinces

    East coast provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have both opened Express Entry Immigration Selection System which offers six month duration for application process. None of these immigration programs need a job offer from a Canadian employer and application can be submitted without any arrange of employment.

    However, candidates must keep in mind that they must meet the eligibility requirements of at least one of the following programs:

    •  Federal Skilled Worker Program
    •  Federal Skilled Trades Program
    •  Canadian Experience Class

     

    New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream

    This program is based on EOI submission. Candidates who want to apply under New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form within the first 15 days of each month.

    These forms will be evaluated and a score will be assigned to each. And the highest scored candidates will receive an invitation to apply for New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. The minimum required point for this program will be 67 out of 100.

    Selection factors are:

    •  Language ability in English and/or French
    •  Level of education
    •  Work experience
    •  Age
    •  Job offer

     

    Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

    Eligibility requirements of Nova Scotia Experience – Express Entry program are listed below:

    •  Age
    •  Work experience
    •  Previous work Experience in Nova Scotia
    •  Education
    •  Language ability in English and/or French
    •  Adaptability & intention to settle

     

  • Federal New Skilled Worker Program Changes

    Proposed regulatory changes announced today to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), which  will allow Canada to better select skilled workers who can “hit the ground running” upon arrival.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program; Pharmacists cap reached

    The cap of 500 complete applications has been reached for the Federal Skilled Worker Program eligible occupation Pharmacists. The cap does not apply to applicants with a valid offer of arranged employment.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program; Registered Nurses cap reached

    The cap of 500 complete applications has been reached for the Federal Skilled Worker Program eligible occupation Registered Nurses. The cap does not apply to applicants with a valid offer of arranged employment.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program; Restaurant and Food Services Managers cap reached

    The cap of 500 complete applications has been reached for the Federal Skilled Worker Program eligible occupation Restaurant and Food Services Managers. The cap does not apply to applicants with a valid offer of arranged employment.