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Certain workers in the agriculture and construction sectors who have work experience in Ontario may be eligible for permanent resident status following the launch of the the Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream in Ontario.

This stream is the latest addition to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Through this program, Ontario welcomes newcomers from around the world who have the ability to settle in the province.

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The province of Manitoba has invited a total of 443 skilled workers to settle in the province as permanent residents in a draw that took place on August 15. These candidates, plus their family members, are now in a position to apply for immigration to Manitoba through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

The MPNP is a Canadian immigration program that allows the province of Manitoba to welcome new immigrants who have the ability to establish themselves and their families in Manitoba, based on eligibility criteria set by the province.

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The International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has closed for new applications, just one day after reopening for 1,200 new applications on August 9.

Through this ‘base’ SINP sub-category, which is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, eligible skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation can make an application for a provincial nomination certificate, which may then be followed by an application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants do not require a job offer.

This SINP sub-category has reopened on three occasions so far in 2017.

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A broad range of skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs have been invited to submitted an application to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in early August, following draws that took place on August 2 and August 9, respectively. A portion of the invited candidates are now in a position to submit their BC PNP provincial nomination

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A popular immigration category is now accepting 1,200 new applications as of August 9. The International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan to make an application for a provincial nomination certificate, which may then be followed by an application for Canadian

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A total of 2,991 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the second Express Entry draw to occur in August, 2017. The latest draw, which took place on August 9, saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 433. Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 433 or above at the time

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Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, has announced that Canada will invest CAD $10 million over a five-year period to provide post-secondary students and mid-career professionals from Southeast Asia access to world-class education in Canada.

Minster Freeland made the announcement about the scholarship on August 6 at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional forum in Manila, Philippines. During the two-day conference, The Minister met with foreign ministers and senior officials from all 10 ASEAN member states: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Since 2014, almost 12,000 students from ASEAN countries were enrolled in Canada.

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A total of 3,264 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the first Express Entry draw to occur in August, 2017. The latest draw, which took place on August 2, saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 441. Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 441 or above at the time of the draw are now in a position to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

In order to be in a position to receive an ITA in an Express Entry draw, individuals are first required to meet the eligibility criteria of one of the three immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

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Manitoba issued 40 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in July, 2017 under the Manitoba Business Stream (MPNP-B), part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Candidates invited to apply for immigration to Manitoba on this occasion had between 89 and 97 points under the unique MPNP-B points grid.

The MPNP-B allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business people with the intent and ability to reside in the province and make a significant investment in a new or existing business and hold an active managerial role. Manitoba’s MPNP-B promotes the province’s economic growth as it is designed to retain successful business owners and professionals with executive-level experience.

Start-Up-Visa

The government of Canada has announced that the Start-Up Visa program, a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for entrepreneurs launching a company in Canada, will become a regular feature of Canada’s immigration landscape in 2018.

In the months ahead, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will work to finalize regulations for the permanent program in order to have a seamless transition when the current pilot expires on March 31, 2018.

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