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  • CIC News is profiling Canada's various provincial nominee programs over the coming weeks
    Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown exponentially since its creation in the 1990s and now stands second only to the federal Express Entry system as the leading pathway to Canadian permanent residence for skilled foreign workers.

    Recent weeks have seen nominee streams in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia issue more than 2,500 invitations to workers with a range of skills and professional experience to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
    Quebec is the only Canadian province that does not take part in the PNP. It has a separate agreement with the federal government that gives it sole responsibility for the selection of economic-class immigrants.

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    Since the PNP’s first year in operation in 1996, when only 233 people were admitted to Canada through the program, it has evolved to the point where its admissions target for 2019 is 61,000.
    Looked at over the next three years, Canada could receive as many as 213,000 new permanent residents through the PNP alone.
    The reasons for this expansion are clear: Canada’s population is ageing, its birth rate is declining and labour shortages are expanding as a result. This trend is especially heightened in smaller provinces, which are also struggling with the loss of residents to other parts of Canada.

  • International students hoping to remain in Canada on a Post-Graduation Work Permit now have six months to apply once they obtain their notice of graduation and are no longer required to have a valid study permit.  

  • Newly، elected Prime Minister,of Canada , Justin Trudeau, proposed liberal reforms to Canada's immigration system with a support of 500,000,ooo dollars increase in budget for these changes.

  • The Government of Canada held its largest Express Entry draw of 2018 on September 5, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
    This is the fourth all-program draw in 2018 with a minimum score of 440, which is the lowest (CRS) score drawn in 2018 to date.

  • The province of British Columbia issued 225 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw that was held April 18. In a news update, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) said the invitations were issued to qualified registrants who had a job offer in one of its, Technology Pilot program's 32 key technology occupations.

  • British Columbia nominated 3,100 candidates in the federal Express Entry system for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 through its provincial nominee program, the BC PNP.

  • New details of 2019 Alberta Express Entry Stream draws released

  • The province of Alberta has invited 197 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking ‎System scores as low as 301 to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent ‎residence. ‎

  • A complete report specially made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) projects that up to 49.7 percent of the Canadian population could be first generation immigrants and their children by the year 2036.

  • The settlement funds requirement for applicants under the Express Entry and Skilled trade programs has been updated by the Canadian Government. Candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) under the Canadian Experience class (CEC) are not required to show settlement funds.

  • Candidates in the Express Entry pool may find themselves selected by provinces . specialized immigration streams in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia started selecting qualified skilled workers from Express Entry selection pool.

  • The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 142 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a provincial draw that took place on April 9.

  • As of June 6, 2017, candidates in the Express Entry pool who have a sibling in Canada may obtain additional points under the (CRS). Another change involves additional points being awarded to candidates with proven French ability. These improvements to Express Entry are the latest to come from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), with a more dynamic Express Entry system now the main driver of economic immigration to Canada.

  • According to the report given to the previous CIC’s Minister Mr. Jason Kenny, Annually %0.14 or less than 500 child births in Canada belongs to children whom their parents are not Canadian citizen or permanent residence.

  • The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 323 candidates under Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams in the latest draw, which took place August 22. Candidates who receive a nomination under the Express Entry BC Skilled worker and international graduates categories will receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score.

  • A total of 405 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued this week to candidates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in an invitation round that took place on August 8. If a candidate obtains a successful nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)skilled worker and International graduates categories, he or she will receive an additional 600 points under the comprehensive ranking system (CRS toward their Express Entry profile.

  • Federal skilled worker program will reopen in May, 2013

  • Every year more international students are coming to Canada to study than to the United Kingdom (UK). Tighter immigration rules in the UK could be named as one of the main reasons why the country has now been overtaken by Canada in the competition for these students.

  • On march 4th ,Canada is extending its Atlantic Immigration Pilot to December 2021 in a bid to maintain the program’s momentum, the federal government has announced.  

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