• Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program

    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.

  • More Candidates Invited through the Manitoba EOI Draw under Express Entry pathway

    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.

  • 1,082 invitation was issued to eligible applicants by Manitoba through 2 draws in January 2019

    The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program held its second Expression of Interest draw of 2019 on January 31 for candidates in its Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education immigration streams.

  • ‎11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration ‎Pilot

    The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take ‎part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. ‎

  • 181 invitations were issued by Manitoba

    The 82nd Manitoba Expression of Interest draw took place on January 30, issuing invitations to immigration candidates vying for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

  • 193 invitation was issued by Manitoba on October 11th

    Manitoba invited 193 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held October 10.

  • 2 Last Draws of Manitoba Skilled Worker Immigration Program

    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.

  • 249 new invitations were issued by Manitoba

    Skilled workers both in Manitoba and abroad, as well as international student graduates, were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 17.

  • 313 Skilled Workers Invited to Apply for Immigration To Manitoba

    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.

  • 450 invitations was issued by Manitoba for skilled workers and international graduates.

    133 Express Entry candidates among those invited in Manitoba's June 20 Expression of Interest draw

  • 70% of Canadian Population Growth in the final quarter of 2017 were International migration

    International migration continued to drive Canadian population growth in the final quarter of 2017, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the increase seen during that three-month period, new Statistics Canada data reveal. The federal agency said international migration, which includes immigration, return emigration and net non-permanent residents, “remained the main driver of population growth” between October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

  • 90 Applicants Invited to apply under Manitoba Business Immigration Stream

    The MPNP-B allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business people with the intent and ability to reside in the province and make a significant investment in a new or existing business and hold an active managerial role. Manitoba’s MPNP-B promotes the province’s economic growth as it is designed to retain successful business owners and professionals with executive-level experience.

  • A new Ontario Pilot Program would increase immigration to Northern Ontario

    The Government of Ontario is being encouraged to create a new immigration pilot program that would address labour needs in its northern and rural regions. Promoted by the Northern Policy Institute, an independent think tank dedicated to issues in Northern Ontario, the proposed Ontario Rural and Remote Pilot draws on existing immigration programs like the federal-provincial Atlantic immigration pilot (AIP) and Manitoba’s morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative.

  • A new PR pathway for international graduates in Manitoba

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

  • A number of changes in Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

    Manitoba has announced a number of changes to its Provincial Nominee Program, including the creation of an in-demand occupations list and a new pathway aligned with Canada’s Express Entry system and the creation of a new International Education Stream.

  • Another Disappointment for Quebec Skilled Worker Application Subission

    Another disappointment for Quebec skilled worker applicant.

  • Canada Welcomes New Applications through Western Provincial Nominee Programs

    Late August was a busy period for PNPs in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia (BC)

  • Canada Western Provinces Compete for attracting New Immigration Applications Through PNPs

    The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC were each active in their drive to welcome new immigrants over the past couple of weeks, as more than 2,000 potential newcomers either submitted an application to one of these provinces’ Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) or were invited to do so.

  • Canada’s provinces benefited from immigration levels ‘rarely seen’ in a three month period

    Immigration continued to drive population increases in Canada’s provinces between April and July of this year — a three month period that saw one of Canada’s largest quarterly population gains ever recorded.
    Overall, Canada’s population grew by 181,057 during those three months and was estimated to be at 37,589,262 on July 1, 2019.
    Statistics Canada said this number represents the second-highest quarterly increase, in absolute numbers, in 48 years.
    International migration (immigrants, temporary residents and returning emigrants) “remained the main driver of Canada’s population growth, accounting for 85 per cent of the quarterly growth,” Statistics Canada reported.
    A record 94,281 new immigrants to Canada arrived during the second quarter of 2019.
    Prince Edward Island led provinces in growth
    Net international migration was positive in all provinces and in the Yukon Territory between April and July.
    Statistics Canada called it the “main growth driver, reaching levels rarely, if ever, seen during a second quarter” and attributed the growth mainly to “the high number of new immigrants.”
    The province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) posted what Statistics Canada called the “most rapid population growth in Canada” in those three months.
    PEI’s nation-leading population increase of 0.8 per cent during the quarter was driven primarily by net international migration, which accounted for 78.4 per cent of total population growth in the province.
    Net international migration was also the main contributor to the Yukon Territory’s second-place finish in terms of population growth in that same period. The Yukon’s population grew by 0.6 per cent over the quarter, with net international migration accounting for 62 per cent of the increase.
    Factors of population growth in Canada’s provinces and territories, April to July 2019

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    Net international migration was an even greater contributor to total growth in Quebec (87.1 per cent) and Ontario (85.5 per cent) between April and July.
    It also played a leading role in population growth in British Columbia (78.2 per cent) and Alberta (61.1 per cent).
    Statistics Canada said net international migration helped offset interprovincial migratory losses in Manitoba and Saskatchewan of -2,802 and -2,719 people, respectively, helping both provinces finish the quarter with positive growth rates.
    International migration also helped offset negative natural increases (more deaths than births) in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, allowing both provinces to finish the quarter with population growth rates of 0.5 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively.
    International migration was also up in Newfoundland and Labrador, though the province finished the quarter with negative population growth due to a high number of deaths compared to births and outmigration to other provinces.

  • Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will felt this year

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