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Prepared by Veronica Laurent; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Shi Hui Yu on July 24, 2021

As Canadian borders were closed due to the pandemic, the demand for skilled labour and immigration has increased across Canada’s various provinces and territories. To address labour force shortage and province’s specific needs, the Canadian government has now let the provinces to select potential foreign nationals through their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Canada comprises of […]

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Prepared by Veronica Laurent; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Shi Hui Yu on July 16, 2021

The Proof of Funds (PoF) [aka settlement fund] requirement for Express Entry candidates to migrate to Canada has been updated. These changes will be in effect from July 15 2021, for candidates under the Federal Skilled Workers Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) & Canadian Experience Class (CEC) – as long as they have […]

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Prepared by Veronica Laurent; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Shi Hui Yu on July 13, 2021

Canada has always relied on migrants to help stimulate economic growth. Hence the growth of economy depends on the growth of population and increase of labour force. “Immigration is becoming even more important to Canada’s economic success,” says Marc Desormeaux, senior Scotiabank economist. “Canada’s population is aging, and its birth rate was among the lowest […]

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Prepared by Veronica Laurent; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Shi Hui Yu on July 7, 2021

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) (that are aligned with Express Entry) have maintained a steady pace in issuing nominations to prospective applicants, in the past month. Except for Quebec and Nunavut, Canadian provinces and territories operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs. Thus, enabling each province to adopt its own criteria for selecting eligible foreign workers for permanent residence, especially those […]

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Prepared by Veronica Laurent; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Shi Hui Yu on June 30, 2021

In the latest Express Entry draw, Canada invited 1,002 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence. The invited candidates had received nomination through any one of Canada’s  Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score for this specific EE draw was 742, a relatively high score as PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool automatically receive 600 […]

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Prepared by Shreeya A Pal; Shi Hui Yu; Edited by Samuel Francis Gills on June 24, 2021

As of today, June 21, 2021, valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR; previously known as CPR) holders can complete their landing in Canada. The government of Canada has announced that individuals with valid COPR could travel to Canada to complete their landings. Around 23,000 COPR were issued since the travel restrictions were imposed by the […]

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Prepared by Shreeya A Pal; Shi Hui Yu; Edited by Samuel Francis Gills on June 22, 2021

On June 16, Ontario invited 940 new immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination. Ontario Immigration, through its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), invited candidates who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. The candidates were qualified in one of the two Employer Job Offer streams. The candidates required a minimum score […]

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Prepared by Shreeya A Pal; Shi Hui Yu; Edited by Samuel Francis Gills on June 18, 2021

Through the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP), tech workers bound for British Columbia (BC) can get priority processing for their immigration application. The program offers an expedited Provincial Nomine Program (PNP) for tech talent, for those who want to immigrate to the province of British Columbia (BC). The BC PNP tech program is […]

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Prepared by Nithin Koshy; Shi Hui Yu; Edited by Samuel Francis Gills on June 12, 2021

On June 10, Canada welcomed 6,000 more Express Entry applicants to apply for Permanent Residence. Candidates with a score of at least 368 were invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to apply for permanent residence. The candidates who received invitation in this draw was invited to apply under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) […]

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Prepared by Nithin Koshy; Shi Hui Yu; Edited by Samuel Francis Gills on June 9, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for healthcare workers as well as social workers has increased in Canada. There were 100,300 vacant positions by the end of 2020 in the Canadian healthcare and social assistance sector.   Canada faces a challenge to fill these vacancies as the majority of its labour force is ageing […]

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