There were 462,000 job vacancies across Canada in the first quarter of 2018, with Quebec reporting the largest year-over-year increase for the three-month period, according to new figures from Statistics Canada.
The Government of Canada has invited 3,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held on July 11. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 442.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is moving away from a first-come, first-served application model for its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories and will adopt an Expression of Interest system effective July 16.
The Government of Canada is increasing the number of skilled immigrants and their family members who can obtain permanent residence through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program this year by 500, bringing the 2018 allotment to 2,500.
Manitoba invited 132 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination July 9 in its second Expression of Interest draw in three days. Once again, the minimum ranking score was 519 — the lowest score yet for Manitoba’s Express Entry sub-stream.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s Express Entry sub-category has now closed, after opening for nearly a day to 500 new applications. [Read more…]