The Canadian province of Manitoba, located in central Canada, has conducted its tenth draw for the Skilled Worker category of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). A total of 125 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) were issued to candidates through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba sub-category, while 477 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued through the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
The Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) for Canadian immigration is scheduled to reopen on January 4, 2016, at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Applications received before this date will not be accepted. There will be a cap on the number of applications accepted, though this figure has not yet been disclosed.
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has formally committed to removing visa requirements on citizens of Mexico wishing to travel to Canada on a temporary basis. The policy was initially instigated by the previous Conservative government in 2009, following an increase in Mexicans seeking asylum in Canada.
The province of British Columbia has announced that it will accept up to 50 applications for Canadian permanent residence under the Skills Immigration stream of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). The application intake period came into effect on November 10, 2015.
The government of Quebec has announced that the quota for the first of two application submission periods for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) has been reached. The next submission period, which will be processed through a new online system, begins on January 18, 2015.
Canada's new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, has announced the creation of a government ad hoc committee that will help coordinate the imminent arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees in Canada.
The Canadian province of Manitoba, located in central Canada, has conducted its ninth draw for the Skilled Worker category of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). A total of 100 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued to candidates through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba sub-category, while 356 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued through the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has announced that the reopening of its ‘International Skilled Worker – Express Entry’ sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Up to 500 further applications will be accepted, and the category has reopened with immediate effect.
The Canadian province of Ontario has announced that two new business streams for Canadian immigration will be launched in the near future. The Entrepreneur stream and the Corporate stream will be part of the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP), which allows the province to nominate individuals for immigration to Canada based on provincial and local labour market needs.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal may allow international companies operating in Canada to bring temporary foreign workers to their operations in Canada without first being required to offer jobs to Canadians.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that it is introducing a new electronic system, known as the Employer Portal, for managing the processing of offers of employment made by Canadian employers to foreign workers.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued 1,530 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the eighteenth draw from the Express Entry pool, which took place today, October 2. Candidates in the pool with 450 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points are being invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence, with processing times of six months or less.
Nova Scotia today announced that two new business streams will become part of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). The Canadian province aims to attract international entrepreneurs and to retain international graduates of provincial universities and colleges.
The province of Nova Scotia today announced that it has been granted 300 additional spaces for its Express Entry streams, known as Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry and Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry.