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July 14, 2024

Canada Issues 3,750 ITAs in New Express Entry Draw for Healthcare

On July 5, Canada conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing 3,750 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for healthcare occupations. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for this draw was 445 points, marking a 23-point increase from the previous healthcare occupations draw held on February 14, 2024, which had a minimum CRS score of […]

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July 12, 2024

BC PNP Immigration Draw Addresses Labor Shortages in Critical Sectors

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) recently conducted new immigration, targeting several key sectors to address labor shortages and stimulate economic development. The draw focused on the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, emphasizing technology, childcare, construction, healthcare, and veterinary care. In the technology sector, the BC PNP issued 36 invitations to candidates […]

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July 12, 2024

Ontario Immigration Draw Issues 1,666 Invitations to Masters and PhD Graduates

Ontario recently conducted two Expression of Interest draws on July 9, 2024, under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), issuing 1,666 invitations for Canadian immigration. The draws targeted the Master’s Graduate and PhD Graduate streams. In the Master’s Graduate stream draw, 1,556 candidates received invitations.  To qualify, candidates needed a score of 54 or higher […]

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July 10, 2024

Canada Intensifies Enforcement of Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The Canadian federal government is intensifying its efforts to enforce compliance with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). In 2023, it issued $2.1 million in Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) for employer violations, a 36 percent increase from the previous year, when $1.54 million in AMPs were issued. The TFWP is crucial to the Canadian economy, […]

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July 10, 2024

Canada Targets French-Language Speakers with Express Entry Draw, Issuing 3,200 ITAs

Canada has recently conducted an Express Entry draw focused on French language proficiency, issuing 3,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The draw, held on July 8, required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 420 points.  This is a slight increase from the previous French language proficiency draw on April 24, 2024, which had a […]

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July 9, 2024

Alberta Launches New Immigration Pathway for Police Officers Under AAIP Program

Alberta is introducing a new permanent residency immigration program for foreign nationals seeking to work as police officers in the province. The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) will now offer a specific pathway for law enforcement professionals. This new initiative aims to help Alberta’s police services address crime and meet their recruitment goals for public […]

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July 7, 2024

British Columbia Issues 72 Invitations in Latest Provincial Nominee Program Draw

On July 3, 2024, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held a new draw, issuing 72 invitations to candidates across several key sectors. This draw, which focused on the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, was aimed at addressing specific labor shortages and fostering economic development. The technology sector received the largest share […]

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July 4, 2024

Quebec Sets Cap on Family Sponsorship Immigration Applications for 2024

Quebec has introduced a new limit on family sponsorship immigration applications for the 12 months beginning June 26, 2024. The cap is set at 13,000 applications, though exceptions will be made for those sponsoring young and dependent children. Recent data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) indicates that Quebec welcomed 10,295 new permanent residents […]

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July 4, 2024

July Express Entry Draw Sees Increase in CRS Score for Trade Occupations

Canada has conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing 1,800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for trade occupations. This draw, held on July 4, 2024, marked the second Express Entry draw in July. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for this draw was 436 points. This represents an increase of 11 points compared to […]

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July 3, 2024

Alberta Announces New Permanent Residency Pathway for Police Officers

Alberta is set to launch a new immigration pathway under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), specifically targeting foreign nationals aspiring to work as police officers in Canada. This initiative aims to attract skilled law enforcement professionals to the province, providing them a clear route to permanent residency. Employers eligible for nominations under this program must […]

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