The British Columbia Tech Pilot issued 32 invitations to apply on August 30, 2018

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program's Tech Pilot program held its weekly draw on August 30, issuing 32 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issues invitations to apply to Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates.

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. 

SINP holds first Expression of Interest draw and invites Express Entry candidates.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has issued 466 invitations in its first Express Entry-linked Expression of Interest draw. 

Canada Express Entry draw issues 3,750 invitations to apply issued at a CRS score of 440 on August 22.

An Express Entry draw held August 22 invited 3,750 candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking Score of 440 to apply for a Canadian permanent residence.  

Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program application in-take process improved for 2018 and 2019.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is replacing the randomized invitation process for its Parents and Grandparents Program and increasing the number of applications it will accept in 2019 to 20,000. 

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invites 515 skilled workers in an August 17 Expression of Interset draw.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued 515 new Letters of Advice to Apply for a provincial nomination in a draw that took place on August 17. 

Quebec's Immigration Ministry says new expression of interest system will begin accepting profiles in September 2018.

The Government of Quebec announced on August 17 that the new Expression of Interest portal, Arrima, will begin accepting profile submissions to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) in September 2018. 

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 44 invitations on August 15, 2018

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 44 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in its latest weekly tech-specific draw held on August 15.

Canada permanent residence applications will be processed based on projected time.

The Government of Canada announced on August 9 that processing time estimates for some Canadian permanent residence applications will now be based on pending applications undergoing processing rather than historical data of applications processed in the past. 

A view of a totem pole in British Columbia, Canada.

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. 

New Labour Market Priorities Stream issued 314 new invitaitons to apply for a provincial nomination.

The Government of Nova Scotia has issued 314 Letters of Interest to apply for a provincial nomination to Express Entry candidates who meet the eligibility and work experience requirements of its new Labour Market Priorities Stream.

Canada held a new Express Entry draw with 3,750 invitations to apply issued at a CRS score of 440.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has issued 3,750 invitations to apply for permanent residence status in an Express Entry draw that took place on August 8.

Nova Scotia Express Entry Labour Market Priorities stream will target early childhood educators and assistants.

The Government of Nova Scotia introduced a new federal Express Entry-aligned stream August 2 that will target Express Entry candidates with work experience in specific occupations.

Vancouver skyline at night.

British Columbia published the results of its weekly Tech Pilot draw August 1, which issued 31 invitations to qualified Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates with job offers in the 29 key technology-related occupations.