CanadaVisa News Briefs for Late March, 2017

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Published: March 30, 2017

The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian immigration and citizenship that have taken place over the past couple of weeks.

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 Facebook, Twitter, InstagramGoogle+ and LinkedIn. Follow us across these channels to get the latest news as it occurs.

• New Brunswick Signs Immigration Agreement with Government of Canada

campobello-island-nbMarch 31, 2017

The government of New Brunswick and the federal government of Canada have signed a new agreement, the Canada-New Brunswick Immigration Agreement. The deal aims to help New Brunswick address labour shortages and grow its population. >>Read More

• Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Attracts Early Interest from Employers

halifax-nsMarch 31, 2017

The recently-launched Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has attracted interest from employers in its early stages, the government of Canada has announced. In a meeting between the federal Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, and Donald Arseneault, New Brunswick Minister for Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, it was revealed that as of March 31, 2017, more than 50 employers have been formally designated to recruit immigrants within the scope of the AIPP. >>Read More

More Skilled Workers Invited to Apply for Immigration to Manitoba in March 30 Draw

clear-lake-manitobaMarch 31, 2017

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) continues to be a pathway to permanent residence for foreign skilled workers, including individuals overseas, as well as many who are already living and working in the province. On March 30, a total of 225 candidates who had previously made a formal Expression of Interest in settling in Manitoba as a skilled worker were invited to submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate to the MPNP. Following a successful nomination, a candidate may then apply to the federal government for permanent resident status. >>Read More

• Quebec's Budget to Provide Funding for Integration of Immigrants

quebec-flad-windMarch 29, 2017

The province of Quebec has earmarked $179.4 million over the next five years to support the integration of new immigrants. This figure includes $13.5 million to attract international students and $103.5 million for francization of newcomers. >>Read More

Newfoundland Targets 50 Percent Increase in Immigration Numbers by 2022

st-johns-nf-labradorMarch 27, 2017

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador wants annual immigration numbers to increase to 1,700 new permanent residents per year, an increase of around 50 percent on current intake numbers. >>Read More

March 24 Express Entry Draw: 3,749 Candidates Invited

canada-flag-cityMarch 24, 2017

The second Express Entry of the March, and the 57th in total, has taken place. A total of 3,749 candidates were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada, with each invited candidate having 441 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points at the time the draw was performed. >>Read More

• BC Invites 437 Workers, Graduates and Entrepreneurs in March 22 Draw

bc-vineyardMarch 23, 2017

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) continues to be the pathway through which a range of international workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs settle in Canada permanently. The latest BC PNP round of invitations, which were issued in draws that took place on March 22, mark the fifth occasion since the beginning of February that BC has issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to the BC PNP. >>Read More

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