CIC News

Thousands expected to receive permanent resident visas following nomination by a province

Since the launch of the Express Entry immigration selection system earlier this year, the role played by Canadian provinces within Canadian immigration policy has changed significantly. The most significant adjustment has been with respect to how a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are now aligned with the federal Express Entry system.

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PEI will favour candidates with skills matching provincial labour market needs

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, commonly known as PEI, has announced that it is aligning a portion of its Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) with the federal Express Entry selection system for Canadian immigration.

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Canadian employers seeking to hire foreign nationals under the International Mobility Program for job positions that are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process will soon be required to submit information about their business, including details of the offer of employment, and pay a fee to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

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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.

Many people around the world will be making the resolution that this will be the year they finally immigrate to Canada, and the CanadaVisa Social Team will be with you every step of the way.  We pride ourselves on providing breaking news and opinion on anything and everything relating to Canadian immigration and employment news. We keep our followers informed and share inspiring stories about Canada and Canada’s immigrant community. Interacting with our community helps us understand the concerns and needs of everyone interested in Canadian immigration, and allows us to create the best content and most engaging discussion possible.

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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.

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779 candidates have 60 days to submit a complete application for Canadian permanent residence

  • CIC aims to select tens of thousands of new immigrants through Express Entry in 2015.
  • All candidates issued an invitation to apply under this draw had either a valid job offer or provincial nomination.
  • Future draws expected to select candidates without job offers or provincial nominations.
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At the time of writing, the number of international students studying in Canada is over 250,000, a figure that is constantly growing. Many of these students are choosing Canada over other potential destinations, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and France, because of certain advantages that studying in Canada can bring.

With quality and more affordable tuition, safe cities, employment options (both during and after the study period), and as a pathway to Canadian permanent residence, the decision to study in Canada can be one of the most important, and best, decisions made by young people from around the world.

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