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A newcomer’s guide to making Calgary home

CIC News A newcomer’s guide to making Calgary home Calgary, Alberta’s biggest city and home to over 1.6 million Canadians, is notable for being among the top 10 most livable cities (seventh) in the world according to the Global Livability Index 2023. Part of Calgary’s livability is highlighted by how the city ranked on this…

Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta issue invitations in latest provincial immigration results

CIC News Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta issue invitations in latest provincial immigration results Five of Canada’s provinces have invited candidates to apply for provincial immigration programs this week. Provinces nominate economic immigration candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Receiving a PNP nomination means that a candidate has a stronger application when…

What the changes to Alberta’s healthcare delivery system mean for newcomers across the province

CIC News What the changes to Alberta’s healthcare delivery system mean for newcomers across the province Earlier this month, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced that the existing Alberta Health Services (AHS) system in the province will be divided into four separate entities in an effort to “improve access to care.” In a press conference at…

Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Alberta invite candidates for provincial immigration

CIC News Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Alberta invite candidates for provincial immigration Five of Canada’s provinces have invited candidates to apply through provincial immigration programs. Most of Canada’s provinces invite candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Only Quebec and Nunavut do not have PNPs. Quebec has a separate agreement with the…

British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba nominate candidates in this week’s PNP results

CIC News British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba nominate candidates in this week’s PNP results Three Canadian provinces have nominated candidates to apply for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) this week. Being nominated by a province strengthens a permanent residence application. This is because a province will nominate only the economic immigration candidates who they feel…

Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta invite candidates in this week’s provincial immigration results

CIC News Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta invite candidates in this week’s provincial immigration results Five of Canada’s provinces have invited candidates to apply for provincial immigration. Provincial immigration is not the same across Canada. For example, while most Canadian provinces and territories have Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Quebec does not have one…

British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba, and PEI invite candidates in this week’s PNP results

CIC News British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba, and PEI invite candidates in this week’s PNP results Five of Canada’s provinces have nominated candidates through provincial immigration programs this week. Immigration is a shared responsibility between federal and provincial governments. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) exists to allow provincial governments to select economic immigration candidates who…

British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Manitoba issue invitations for provincial immigration

CIC News British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Manitoba issue invitations for provincial immigration Four provinces have invited candidates in recent provincial immigration draws. Most of Canada’s economic immigrant permanent residents arrive in Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). In the Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025, there is a target of over 117,500 new PNP permanent…

Do I need a job offer to immigrate to Canada?

CIC News Do I need a job offer to immigrate to Canada? You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are a number of immigration programs that you can be eligible for based on your work or study experience. There are more than 100 economic-class immigration pathways to Canada. That does…

Canada’s PNP draw results from March 14 to 18

CIC News Canada’s PNP draw results from March 14 to 18 This past week, three Canadian provinces held Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws, inviting candidates to take the next step toward permanent residence. Most Canadian provinces and territories (except for Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Provincial officials who manange these programs invite interested candidates…