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  • Canada’s study-work-immigrate advantage

    Canada’s international student population is booming, tripling over the past decade to 570,000 people in 2018.

  • 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.

  • Canadian job vacancies reached 435,000 in first three months of 2019

    Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario had the highest job vacancy rates among Canada's provinces

  • Canadian study permit applications in 20 days

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced a processing time standard of 20 calendar days for Study permit applications submitted under the online Direct Stream by legal residents of China, India, Vietnam and Philippines.

  • Canadians will vote for a new government October 21

    Immigration is expected to factor into election debates, but restraint is being urged.

  • CIC announces 24 month moratorium on applications to sponsor parents and grandparents

    CIC has announced that as of November 5, 2011 there will be a 24 month moratorium on new applications to sponsor parents and grandparents in order to reduce the current backlog. New applications received on or after November 5, 2011 will be returned to the applicant. The moratorium will not affect sponsorship applications for spouses, dependent or adopted children, or other eligible relatives.

  • 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.

  • Closure of the embassy in Seoul

    Effective immediately, the Visa and Immigration Section of the Canadian Embassy in Seoul are closed.

    TEMPORARY RESIDENT PROCESSING

  • Cut-off score decreases by three points in new Express Entry draw

    3,350 Express Entry candidates invited to apply in June 26 draw

  • Employers Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers through Jobs Match Service

    A new rating system matching open job positions with job seekers has come into effect. As of August 28, employers hiring under the Temporary Foreign worker program (TFWP) must use the new system and invite potential hires who meet a certain threshold of compatibility with the job posting to apply for the position advertised.

  • Employment Opportunities in Nova Scotia

    Photo by Ruth Troughton on Unsplash

    The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration has issued the following occupation list of professions where there may be employment opportunities. Candidates who have at least one year of work experience in one of the professions and the equivalent of Level 7 in all four language areas (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) using the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), may qualify to be nominated for CIC’s Express Entry system through the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream.

  • Entrepreneur and Corporate streams differ from old Investor category

    Canada’s most populated province, Ontario, has provided details on two new business immigration programs that are now open to eligible candidates wishing to invest in the Canadian economy. As the leader in attracting foreign direct investment of any province or state in North America, Ontario’s new business streams are likely to prove popular. The Entrepreneur Stream and the Corporate Stream both operate under the (OINP), a Provincial Nominee Program that allows Ontario to nominate individuals deemed to have credentials that would benefit the local labour market.

  • Express Entry candidates issued invitations in April 11 Manitoba draw

    April 11 Skilled Workers Overseas draw issues 403 invitations

  • Express Entry Draw #200 for Canadian Experience class

  • Express Entry Draw #204 and #205

    Express Entry Draw #204

  • Express Entry draw on July 24 resulted to select 3,600 candidates

    CRS cut-off score decreases to 459

  • Express Entry Draws Return With 3,600 Invitations To Apply on September 04, 2019

    On Sep 04, 2019 – Canada immigration authorities have conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing invitations to apply (ITAs) to 3,600 candidates who had minimum 463 points in selection pool .

  • Express Entry improvements: Fall 2016

    Targeted improvements to the Express Entry system are being made on November 19, 2016. Supporting Canada’s Global Skills Strategy, the changes will help better attract some of the best minds in the world, including former international students, experienced professionals and talented workers who will strengthen Canada’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.

  • Express Entry Largest Draw-January 2017

    The Express entry immigration selection system continues to grow, giving more hope to applicants who are interested to immigrate to Canada through this program. The latest draw, which took place on January 25, issued invitation to apply for 3,508 candidates in the pool with 453 or more points.

  • 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