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Immigration Minister declares intention to have more in-Canada immigration draws

CIC News Immigration Minister declares intention to have more in-Canada immigration draws On Thursday March 21st, Immigration Minister Marc Miller declared his intention to pursue more “domestic draws” for temporary residents already in Canada who are candidates for permanent residence (PR). “Draws” reference PR selection rounds through pathways like Express Entry managed programs, wherein candidates…

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…

Healthcare and STEM make up the majority of occupations eligible for Express Entry category-based selection

CIC News Healthcare and STEM make up the majority of occupations eligible for Express Entry category-based selection Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced new selection categories for Express Entry candidates on May 31. Yesterday, IRCC held the first-ever Express Entry category-based draw inviting healthcare workers. It says it will invite more healthcare workers over…

Express Entry: What you need to know about healthcare occupations for category-based draws

CIC News Express Entry: What you need to know about healthcare occupations for category-based draws On May 31st, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the launch of category-based selection draws for Express Entry candidates. Find out if you are eligible for category-based draws Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) intends to focus on Express Entry candidates…

Ontario, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island invite candidates for provincial nomination in most recent draws

CIC News Ontario, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island invite candidates for provincial nomination in most recent draws Ontario, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island have issued provincial nominations to candidates in the PNP this week. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) give provinces the opportunity to select economic immigration candidates who will integrate easily into the…

British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island invite candidates for provincial nomination

CIC News British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island invite candidates for provincial nomination British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island have invited candidates under their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Getting a provincial nomination can be an advantage for candidates planning to apply for permanent resident status. This is because immigration is a shared responsibility…

British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba issue invitations to candidates through provincial immigration programs.

CIC News British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba issue invitations to candidates through provincial immigration programs. British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba have published the most recent number of invitations to apply issued to candidates through their provincial immigration programs. All provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). These economic…

British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island invite candidates in most recent PNP draws

CIC News British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island invite candidates in most recent PNP draws British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island have issued invitations to apply to candidates through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) this week. Canadian provinces and territories (except for Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Interested candidates may be invited…

Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba hold draws through Provincial Nominee Programs.

CIC News Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba hold draws through Provincial Nominee Programs. Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba have issued invitations to apply to candidates through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) this week. Most Canadian provinces and territories (except for Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Through these programs, interested…

Moving to Canada permanently from the U.S: A work-based approach

CIC News Moving to Canada permanently from the U.S: A work-based approach U.S. citizens and residents have many immigration pathways available to them that lead to Canadian Permanent Residency. Due in large part to geographic proximity and similarities in work cultures, U.S. residents have had success in finding job opportunities in Canada. Many immigration candidates…