The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened with an expanded list of 43 in-demand occupations. This sub-category is aligned with Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system. [Read more…]
Archives for July 2017
As of August 28, there will be an additional step for Canadian employers wishing to hire through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). A new rating system will match workers registered in the Canada Job Bank with advertised positions, and employers will be required to invite candidates who have a certain number of stars in relation to the position. [Read more…]
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While 2017 has already been statistically the biggest year ever for Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system, no quarter has seen a higher number of candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence than the second quarter of 2017. Along with this increase, the second quarter of 2017 also saw the number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) reach a record new low. [Read more…]
From coast to coast, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) continue to allow workers, graduates, entrepreneurs, and their families with a pathway to Canada. The first half of the summer has seen plenty of activity, particularly from Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta. [Read more…]
It is only a few weeks since the Global Talent Stream was launched, and already employers in Canada’s IT/tech sector are noticing how the new initiative may help their business grow.
Companies and workers alike are attracted by the two-week work permit processing standard, which allows positions to be filled quickly. In turn, this feature of the Global Talent Stream should help businesses reach their true growth potential. [Read more…]
In a move that coincides with a recent trend among other Canadian provinces’ steps to prioritize potential immigrants in the Information Technology (IT) sector, British Columbia (BC) recently began conducting tech-only immigration draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). [Read more…]
Candidates in the Express Entry pool for immigration to Canada with 440 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points have been invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the July 12 Express Entry draw. A total of 3,202 candidates were invited this time around.
The CRS cut-off threshold has decreased by nine points since the previous draw, which took place on June 28. [Read more…]
According to a report published last year by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Canada needs 182,000 new workers in the Information Technology (IT) sector by 2019. Fortunately for Canadian employers and international workers alike, over the past year Canada’s Express Entry immigration system has helped to address this labour shortage. [Read more…]