Australia decides to reclassify Perth and Gold Coast as regional cities

Australia Decides
November 9, 2019

The Australia government has decided to reclassify Perth and Gold Coast as regional cities and the decision is beneficial for international students and skilled workers, according to immigration experts. The re-classification would become effective from 16th November 2019. The Australia government decided to re-classify Perth and Gold Coast to bring down the population pressure on the major Australian cities–Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Almost 70 per cent of the population growth of Australia is attributed to … Continue reading Australia decides to reclassify Perth and Gold Coast as regional cities

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Manitoba PNP draw invites 180 skilled workers, Express Entry candidates, international graduates

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November 8, 2019

In the latest Manitoba PNP draw held on November 7, a total of 180 candidates belonging to the Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas categories and International Education stream of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Manitoba PNP Expression of Interest To be considered for provincial nomination from Manitoba through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas categories of Manitoba PNP, the candidate must first … Continue reading Manitoba PNP draw invites 180 skilled workers, Express Entry candidates, international graduates

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Tech workers in great demand in British Columbia; Vancouver records largest tech job growth in N America

November 7, 2019

A recent study has ranked Vancouver first in terms of tech job growth rate in the whole of North America. With vast and numerous career opportunities, the city is fast becoming the best immigration destination for tech workers from across the globe. Vancouver, the most populous city in British Columbia, was found to have the largest tech job growth in a study conducted by the CBRE Group. The study further observed that Vancouver left behind … Continue reading Tech workers in great demand in British Columbia; Vancouver records largest tech job growth in N America

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Majority of Canadians think immigration to Canada helps country’s economy grow, shows a new survey

November 6, 2019

A public opinion survey conducted by the Environics Institute has found that eight out of ten Canadians hold the view that immigrants help Canada’s economy grow. A total of 2008 Canadians took part in the survey named Focus Canada, which was conducted between October 7 and October 20, 2019, ahead of the Canada federal elections held on October 21. The survey has found that the percentage of Canadians who did not agree with the statement … Continue reading Majority of Canadians think immigration to Canada helps country’s economy grow, shows a new survey

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Government to fund 800+ initiatives to help newcomers settle in Canada!

August 9, 2019

Canada government will fund more than 800 selected initiatives to help newcomers settle in Canada and integrate into the Canadian communities. According to a recently issued media release from the Government of Canada, a total of 824 projects for supporting newcomers settle in Canada and adapt to the new life will receive government funding. Projects for all regions across Canada have been selected for funding and they are expected to support newcomers settle in Canada … Continue reading Government to fund 800+ initiatives to help newcomers settle in Canada!

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Australia releases skilled migration occupational ceilings for 2019-20!

August 7, 2019

Australia has released the occupation ceilings for skilled migration programs for the year 2019-20. Occupational ceiling means the maximum number of ‘Expressions of Interest’ (EOI) or invites that would be issued from an occupation group in a year. Australian government sets ceilings for occupations to make sure that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. A person who applies for Australia migration through one of the skilled migration programs … Continue reading Australia releases skilled migration occupational ceilings for 2019-20!

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Alberta Express Entry draw invites candidates with CRS scores as low as 300!

August 6, 2019

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held two Alberta Express Entry stream draws in a gap of just one week and a total of 471 candidates were invited in both these draws. The first draw was held on July 17, which invited a total of 251 Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 400.  At the same time, the minimum CRS requirement for the second draw held on July 24 was … Continue reading Alberta Express Entry draw invites candidates with CRS scores as low as 300!

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Report says Australia citizenship approvals increased by 88% in one year!

August 5, 2019

The number of applications for Australian citizenship that got approval witnessed a significant increase this year, says a report released by the Australian Immigration Department of Home Affairs (DHA). According to the report, the processing time of applications for Australian citizenship has come down and the backlog of applications has also reduced. Australia approved more than 132,000 citizenship applications during the period between 1st July 2018 and 31st May 2019. It indicates a significant increase … Continue reading Report says Australia citizenship approvals increased by 88% in one year!

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1773 Express Entry candidates invited in second Ontario Tech Draw!

August 3, 2019

A total of 1773 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination in the second Ontario Tech Draw held on August 1. The draw selected candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of 435 and who had submitted their Express Entry profiles between August 1, 2018, and August 1, 2019. The candidates were also supposed to have work experience in one of the six targeted occupations for the Ontario Tech Draw. … Continue reading 1773 Express Entry candidates invited in second Ontario Tech Draw!

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Highest number of BC PNP Skills Immigration nominations issued to Indians in 2018!

August 3, 2019

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued the highest number of provincial nominations through its Skills Immigration nomination streams to Indian candidates in 2018, says a new report released by the British Columbia government. The report says that 29 percent of all nominations issued by BC PNP through the Skills Immigration streams went to Indian applicants. Other top countries of origin in terms of receiving high number of nominations are China, Brazil and … Continue reading Highest number of BC PNP Skills Immigration nominations issued to Indians in 2018!

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New Brunswick to hold targeted searches in Express Entry pool!

August 2, 2019

New Brunswick will soon start selecting candidates directly from the federal Express Entry pool in order to invite them to apply for nomination from the province. It is not necessary for the Express Entry candidates to submit an Expression of Interest to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) in order to be considered by the province. The province would be choosing candidates who demonstrate capabilities to meet the specific labour market requirements of the … Continue reading New Brunswick to hold targeted searches in Express Entry pool!

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High demand for nurses in New Brunswick province of Canada!

August 1, 2019

The healthcare sector of New Brunswick province in Canada has huge demand for nurses. In order to meet this increasing demand, the newly released Nursing Resource Strategy of New Brunswick has proposed recruiting internationally trained nurses. The Nursing Resource Strategy has proposed  four so-called “action items” to meet the increasing demand for nurses in health services and long-term care among New Brunswickers and the recruitment of internationally educated nurses (IENs) is one among them. As … Continue reading High demand for nurses in New Brunswick province of Canada!

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135 candidates invited in latest PEI PNP Expression of Interest draw!

July 30, 2019

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), in the latest Expression of Interest draw held on July 18, invited 135 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The draw invited candidates belonging to Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact categories of PEI PNP. Of the total 135 invitations issued, 118 invitations went to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, while Business Impact candidates received the remaining 18. PEI PNP Expression of Interest system The … Continue reading 135 candidates invited in latest PEI PNP Expression of Interest draw!

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Over 92000 received Canada PR in 2018, says Express Entry year-end report

July 29, 2019

The number of immigrants being admitted to Canada through Express Entry has been witnessing a steady increase ever since the Express Entry system was launched in 2015. Now the year-end report on Express Entry released by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that the year 2018 witnessed all-time high in the number of persons who received Canada PR through Express Entry. According to the report, over 92000 candidates received Canada PR through Express … Continue reading Over 92000 received Canada PR in 2018, says Express Entry year-end report

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381 candidates invited in Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draws

July 26, 2019

The Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draws held on July 24 invited 381 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. In the draws which were held just over a month after the previous Saskatchewan Expression of Interest held on June 20, candidates from the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand subcategories of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) were invited to apply. While Occupation In-Demand candidates received 277 invitations, the number of Express Entry candidates who received invitations was … Continue reading 381 candidates invited in Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draws

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CRS cut-off score comes down by one point in latest Express Entry draw

July 25, 2019

In the Express Entry draw held on July 24th, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3600 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The invited candidates had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 459. This is the fourth consecutive draw where the CRS score is witnessing a decrease. In the previous draw held on July 10, the CRS cut-off score was 460 and this is for the first time the … Continue reading CRS cut-off score comes down by one point in latest Express Entry draw

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Toronto added more than 80000 tech jobs in Canada in past five years

July 25, 2019

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, has been ranked among the top three cities in both the United States and Canada for tech workers. According to the Scoring Tech Talent Report of CBRE, Toronto added a whopping 80100 tech jobs the past five years since 2013. The Scoring Tech Talent Report of CBRE ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian tech markets on 13 unique metrics that include talent supply, completed tech degrees, and job growth. Toronto was … Continue reading Toronto added more than 80000 tech jobs in Canada in past five years

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PEI Expression of Interest draw on July 18 invites 135 candidates

July 23, 2019

The latest Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest draw held on July 18th invited 135 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories of Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). However, PEI PNP did not provide a minimum score for Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates in the July 18 draw. The Express Entry category of PEI PNP, which is linked … Continue reading PEI Expression of Interest draw on July 18 invites 135 candidates

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Manitoba PNP invites 173 skilled workers in latest Expression of Interest draw!

July 23, 2019

Manitoba PNP invited a total of 173 skilled workers in the latest Expression of Interest draw held on July 18. Candidates from three Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) immigration streams– Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education—received invitations or  Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) from Manitoba PNP in the draw. The number of invitations issued under each of these streams is as follows: – Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 110 – Skilled … Continue reading Manitoba PNP invites 173 skilled workers in latest Expression of Interest draw!

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AINP invites 180 candidates in latest Alberta Express Entry stream draw

July 22, 2019

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 180 candidates to apply for provincial nomination in the latest Alberta Express Entry stream draw held on July 5th. Candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score as low as 425 were invited in the draw. Alberta Express Entry stream: Alberta Express Entry stream allows Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to look for candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of the province in the federal Express Entry pool. The candidates … Continue reading AINP invites 180 candidates in latest Alberta Express Entry stream draw

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Express Entry-aligned PNPs emerged extremely active in the first half of 2019!

July 20, 2019

The first six months of 2019 have turned out to be an extremely active period for the Express Entry-aligned PNPs of Canada. However, it is not surprising as the country has set a higher immigration target through Provincial Nominee Programs for 2019 compared to the previous year. In the first half of the current year, Express Entry-aligned PNPs issued thousands of Invitations to Apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates who successfully apply and obtain … Continue reading Express Entry-aligned PNPs emerged extremely active in the first half of 2019!

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First Ontario Tech Draw is the largest OINP draw till date

July 18, 2019

The first ever Ontario Tech Draw held on July 12, 2019, is also the largest Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held so far. The draw held through the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream of OINP issued invitations to apply for provincial nomination to 1623 tech workers in the Express Entry pool. It was in the start of the current month, Ontario announced the introduction of tech-specific draws for international workers. To be eligible the tech … Continue reading First Ontario Tech Draw is the largest OINP draw till date

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First ever Ontario Tech Draw invites 1623 candidates

July 17, 2019

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited a total of 1623 Express Entry candidates in the first Ontario Tech Draw held on July 12. The selected candidates had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging between 439 and 459. The draw further focused on candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profiles between July 12, 2018, and July 12, 2019. Ontario Tech Draw: Ontario announced the launching of the new Tech Draw in the beginning of this … Continue reading First ever Ontario Tech Draw invites 1623 candidates

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53% of Express Entry invites went to Federal Skilled Workers in 2018!

July 15, 2019

The highest number of invitations to apply for permanent residence was issued to Federal Skilled Workers in the year 2018, says the 2018 year-end report of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on Express Entry.  The total number of Express Entry draws held in the year 2018 was 27 and a total of 89,800 ITAs (invitations to apply) were issued. 53 per cent of these ITAs went to Federal Skilled Workers (FSW). While the Canadian … Continue reading 53% of Express Entry invites went to Federal Skilled Workers in 2018!

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Ontario plans to invite tech workers through HCP targeted draws

July 13, 2019

Ontario will hold targeted draws for Express Entry candidates with work experience in technology-related occupations through its Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of six targeted tech-related occupations will be selected to be invited to apply for provincial nomination. Ontario immigration: The province of Ontario has been the most popular destination for newcomers in Canada for years. Around 65% of the candidates, who were admitted to Canada through … Continue reading Ontario plans to invite tech workers through HCP targeted draws

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Largest Express Entry draw since January 2019 invites 3600 candidates

July 11, 2019

The largest Express Entry draw since January this year, held on July 10th, witnessed 3600 candidates receiving Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. Compared to the 10 consecutive draws held since January 30, 2019, the total number of ITAs issued increased by 250 in the latest draw. In each of these draws, the number of ITAs issued was 3350. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score also came down by two points to … Continue reading Largest Express Entry draw since January 2019 invites 3600 candidates

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Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300

July 11, 2019

In the latest Alberta Express Entry stream draw held on June 21, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued 262 Notifications of Interest (NoIs) to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 300. Those who successfully apply and receive provincial nomination from Alberta would obtain 600 additional CRS score points that would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw. The minimum CRS score … Continue reading Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300

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Canada immigration major driving force behind population growth

July 10, 2019

Immigration emerged as the major driving force behind the population increase in Canada in the first quarter of the year 2019, during the period from the start of January till the end of March 2019. A total of 98,410 people moved to Canada in the first quarter of 2019 and by April 1, 2019, the total population of the country was estimated to be 37.4 million. During this period, Canada immigration accounted for 83 per … Continue reading Canada immigration major driving force behind population growth

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Express Entry 2018 draws sent highest number of ITAs to software engineers

July 9, 2019

Canada Express Entry system issued the highest number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to software engineers and designers in 2018, revealed the 2018 year-end report for Express Entry released by the IRCC. According to the report, the Express Entry candidates with occupations in information technology, and business and financial services received the highest number of ITAs in 2018. Software engineers and designers received a total of 6126 invitations from Express Entry in 2018, which come … Continue reading Express Entry 2018 draws sent highest number of ITAs to software engineers

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More than 92000 immigrants entered Canada through Express Entry in 2018

July 4, 2019

In its year-end immigration report 2018, the federal government of Canada has revealed that more than 92000 immigrants were admitted to Canada through its Express Entry system – showing a 41% increase over the year before. The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) year-end report 2018 further shows that 51% of Express Entry candidates who received Invitations To Apply (ITAs) for Canada Permanent Residence in 2018 were between the age of 20 and 29 years. … Continue reading More than 92000 immigrants entered Canada through Express Entry in 2018

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