CIC News

Eastern provinces launch Canadian immigration streams aligned with federal Express Entry immigration selection system

The Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, both located in the Maritimes region of Eastern Canada, have this month both announced new immigration streams that aim to attract skilled newcomers from abroad. These ‘enhanced’ streams are aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, which strives to process complete applications within six months of submission.

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Every application for Canadian immigration made through an economic immigration program is, in some way, unique. One thing that the majority of principal applicants share in common, however, is the experience of proving language ability. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) affirms that the ability to communicate in one or both of Canada’s two official languages is key to finding employment and ensuring a smooth transition into Canadian life.

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More than 40,000 Filipinos became permanent residents of Canada in 2014, making the Philippines the top source country for Canadian immigration last year. The Philippines had previously been the top source country in 2012, with China having been the top source country in 2013.

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Did you know that the CanadaVisa social media network has drawn followers from most countries of the world? People from far and wide, representing diverse cultures and communities in every corner of the world, are joining the conversation. Together, they have created a truly global community.

CanadaVisa is dedicated to helping individuals from across the globe to come to Canada. One of the most effective ways to get our message to prospective immigrants is through CanadaVisa Social.

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that have taken place since the beginning of this month. Our Canadian immigration news briefs bring you the latest news as it happens. When published, these articles are posted across our social media channels, including FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and LinkedIn

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On April 30, 2015, the Canadian province of Manitoba opened its Skilled Worker Overseas stream as part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) for Canadian immigration. This stream operates on an “Expression of Interest” model. Successful applicants can obtain a nomination and then proceed to apply for Canadian permanent residence. While the new MPNP Skilled Worker Overseas stream shares similarities with aspects of Canada’s federal immigration system, there are also important differences in how the two systems operate.

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Changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), which allows employers who can’t find qualified workers locally for a given position to recruit foreign workers on a temporary basis, came into force on April 30, 2015.

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