An external advisory group to the government of Canada is set to call for a substantial increase in overall immigration numbers to the country. The Advisory Council on Economic Growth, which advises federal Minister Bill Morneau, will call for a 50 percent increase in immigration to 450,000 people annually over five years. In addition, the advisory group will recommend that skilled workers and entrepreneurs have easier entry to Canada. [Read more…]
Second draw in eight days! Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category also receives another 300 applications
The number of Express Entry candidates receiving Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for immigration to Canada has increased yet again, and for the second time in eight days. On October 19, a total of 1,804 candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Candidates with 475 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points received an ITA, down from 484 in the October 12 draw, when a total of 1,518 ITAs were issued to candidates in the pool. [Read more…]
As a skilled immigrant, developing your workplace communication skills may be one of the most important factors in achieving your career goals in Canada. Many job developers, employers and recruiters consider “communication skills” as one of the most important skills for job search and career success here. [Read more…]
In its most recent draw, held on October 12, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 805 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in five categories of the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams. This represents the highest number of ITAs yet issued in a BC PNP draw. In addition, the points requirements for each category also decreased. [Read more…]
The International Experience Canada (IEC) program has reopened, giving thousands of young people from many countries around the world the opportunity to live and work in Canada on a temporary basis. As of October 17, 2016, eligible candidates from countries that have a reciprocal agreement with Canada are able to create a profile and enter the pool for their country and category. [Read more…]
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Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a major announcement concerning expected changes to several immigration regulations. The changes, published in the Forward Regulatory Plan 2016—2018, outline anticipated reviews to existing conditions of various immigration programs. [Read more…]