These Jobs Now Qualify For Quebec’s Expands Facilitated LMIA Process

These Jobs Now Qualify For Quebec’s Expands Facilitated LMIA Process

Quebec has greatly expanded its list of jobs in high demand for which employers do not need to demonstrate they have tried to hire suitably-qualified Canadians. The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) updates its list of occupations that qualify for Quebec’s  facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program…

Latest Canada Jobs Numbers Show Massive Labour Shortages

Latest Canada Jobs Numbers Show Massive Labour Shortages

Canada has massive labour shortages, offering opportunities for economic immigration, with employers still in hiring mode as they rebuild in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  “There were 896,100 job vacancies in Canada at the start of December, 2.5 per cent or 21,400, higher than at the beginning of November,” notes Statistics Canada. Read…

Quebec Recruiting Nurses From Francophone Countries In Bid To Solve Labour Shortage

Quebec Recruiting Nurses From Francophone Countries In Bid To Solve Labour Shortage

Quebec is aiming to recruit 1,000 foreign-trained nurses from francophone countries over the next two years with a new $65 million initiative, says provincial Immigration Minister Jean Boulet. “I am very proud to announce this project to recruit nurses which is part of our action plan to recognize the foreign credentials of immigrants,” said Boulet.…

Ontario Conducts Biggest Skilled Trades Draw Of 2022, Issues 1,034 Canada Immigration NOIs

Ontario Issues 818 Canada Immigration NOIs In New Express Entry Skilled Trades Draw

Ontario has conducted a new draw through the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, issuing 818 Canada immigration Notifications of Interest. The February 24 draw targeted candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores in the range of 359 to 600. Candidates were required to have submitted Express Entry profiles into the federal pool within the 12 months…

Manitoba Invites 278 Canada Immigration Candidates In New PNP Draw

Manitoba Invites 278 Canada Immigration Candidates In New PNP Draw

Manitoba has conducted a new draw through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, issuing 278 Letters of Advice to Apply to Canada immigration candidates. The February 24 draw saw LAAs issued through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 206 LAAs, with the lowest ranked candidates scoring 612 points. International Education Stream candidates received 33…

Ontario Targets 18 Occupations With 773 Canada Immigration NOIs In New Express Entry Draw

Ontario Targets 18 Occupations With 773 Canada Immigration NOIs In New Express Entry Draw

Ontario has conducted a new Canada immigration draw through the province’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream, issuing 773 Notifications of Interest. The February 22 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw targeted 18 high-demand occupations with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range of 455 to 600 points. On the same day, Ontario also conducted a…

British Columbia Draw: Province Issues More Than 155 Canada Immigration Invitations

British Columbia Draws: Province Issues 198 Canada Immigration Invitations

British Columbia has issued Canada immigration invitations to a total of 160 candidates in two new draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The February 22 draws featured a general draw, and a second draw targeting two NOC codes: 0621 for Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and 0631 for Restaurant and Food Service Managers.…

Alberta Express Entry Draw: Province Issues 400 Canada Immigration Invitations

Alberta Express Entry Draw: Province Issues 400 Canada Immigration Invitations

Alberta has issued 400 invitations in a new draw through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. The February 1 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 340, six lower than the previous draw. Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in…

Quebec Arrima Expression of Interest Draw: 83 Invitations Issued

Largest Quebec Draw Of 2022 Sees Province Invite 523 Canada Immigration Candidates

Quebec immigration has issued invitations to 523 candidates in its largest draw of 2022 through the Arrima Expression of Interest system. The February 10 draw required a minimum score of 592 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system. A maximum of 1,320 points are available. The draw targeted candidates with skills and experience in…

Ontario Conducts Biggest Skilled Trades Draw Of 2022, Issues 1,034 Canada Immigration NOIs

Ontario Draw: Province Issues 206 NOIs Through French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

Ontario immigration has issued Notifications of Interest to 206 candidates in its first draw of 2022 through the Express Entry-linked French Speaking Skilled Worker stream. The February 8 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw saw NOIs issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 463 and 467. To qualify for the draw, candidates had…