A total of 178 skilled workers were invited to apply for provincial nomination on December 29 through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The province invited 133 candidates in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream to apply, with the lowest ranked candidate invited at a score of 545. An additional 45 skilled workers were invited under the Skilled Worker


British Columbia issued 268 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates in a draw held December 19. Invitations were issued to Express Entry BC and BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories as well as the Skills Immigration Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category. B.C.’s Express Entry


The Government of Canada has set a new Express Entry record for the most invitations issued in a single year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) broke the record with a draw held December 19 that issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence. The 3,900 ITAs brought the total number of invitations issued in 2018


New processing fees for immigration applications to Quebec for permanent and temporary stays will come into force on January 1, 2019. Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, or MIDI, updates the fees for all its immigration program each year. The ministry said the adjusted fees are based on a 1.71 per cent increase in Quebec’s consumer


British Columbia has issued new invitations to candidates in its Express Entry BC, Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur streams. A total of 31 Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration invitations were issued through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech Pilot, which helps to fast-track immigration for eligible foreign workers with a job offer in


The Government of Canada issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry invitation round held December 12. The minimum score in this draw was 445. This was the sixth draw in a row to issue 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) and leaves Canada just 124 invitations shy of a new record for the


The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has issued 387 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates. Invitations were issued to Express Entry BC and BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream candidates across various categories on December 5. Canada’s Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates for Canada’s three main federal economic immigration categories: the Federal Skilled Worker


The province of Quebec released its Immigration Plan for 2019, which could welcome up to 42,000 new permanent residents to the province in the new year. The majority of admissions will come through Quebec’s economic immigration programs, including the province’s popular Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Admissions through economic immigration programs, which consist of skilled workers, businesspeople and their family members,


The International Experience Canada 2019 application cycle is now open to many countries and new organizations have been added to the list of recognized service providers supporting Canadian youth and youth overseas with mobility opportunities. International Experience Canada (IEC) offers foreign nationals between the ages of 18 and 35 from 34 different countries the opportunity to work


The Government of Alberta is extending a temporary transition period for applicants to the Alberta Opportunity Stream who hold a Post-Graduation Work Permit. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) says the extension will allow both applicants and post-secondary institutions more time to adjust to the Alberta Opportunity Stream’s List of Alberta Advanced Education Approved Post-Secondary Credentials. The list determines which