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Jobs expected to grow exponentially under the Global Skills Strategy

Jobs expected to grow exponentially under the Global Skills Strategy

December, 2016

The Canadian government’s goal of acquiring highly skilled talents abroad would pave the way for more ‘good jobs’ in the country, said Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Minister John McCallum and Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Minister Navdeep Bains.
Over 300 ITAs issued across 5 categories

Over 300 ITAs issued across 5 categories

December, 2016

The province of British Columbia issued a total of 310 Invitation to Apply (ITA) tickets for a provincial nomination certificate under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This was an increase since the last ITA issuance held on November 10, 2016.
Canada increases immigration levels, surpass 2016 record

Canada increases immigration levels, surpass 2016 record

November, 2016

Liberal Prime Minister Trudeau believes that the demographic challenges stifling economic growth can be alleviated by an enhanced immigration plan. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in turn, responded by introducing improved immigration policies and an “ambitious” annual target.
Canadian government updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Canadian government updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

November, 2016

The Canadian government has recently revised its National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes to incorporate emerging occupations and new job titles.
Sponsors no longer need 2 years of cohabiting with spouse to keep permanent residency

Sponsors no longer need 2 years of cohabiting with spouse to keep permanent residency

November, 2016

The Canadian government said that it wants to remove the conditional permanent residence currently applicable to certain partners sponsored to Canada.
Canadian immigration to increase maximum age of dependent children

Canadian immigration to increase maximum age of dependent children

November, 2016

The Canadian immigration has just revealed its plan to change the maximum age of dependent children that can be included as accompanying dependents on an application for Canadian permanent resident status.
Proposal to study immigration in Atlantic Canada receives unanimous support

Proposal to study immigration in Atlantic Canada receives unanimous support

November, 2016

Liberal Politician Alaina Lockhart’s proposal to conduct an in-depth study on Atlantic Canada’s immigration has been met with unanimous support and passed the House of Commons on Wednesday, November 2.
Number of Invitation to Apply (ITAs) surpasses 2,000 mark

Number of Invitation to Apply (ITAs) surpasses 2,000 mark

November, 2016

Latest data from the Canadian government reveals that the recently concluded Expert Entry draw has surpassed the 2,000 mark, making it the largest draw to date.
Infrastructure spending and new immigration targets to boost Canada’s sluggish economy

Infrastructure spending and new immigration targets to boost Canada’s sluggish economy

November, 2016

Last Tuesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau pledged that the government would focus more on infrastructure spending until 2020 to lift the economy up from its current slow-moving state.
Large Number of Invitations to Apply Issued for Express Entry

Large Number of Invitations to Apply Issued for Express Entry

October, 2016

The Canadian government said that the ‘Invitations to Apply’ (ITAs) issued to Express Entry candidates have skyrocketed in its latest draw. There’s also a remarkable 9 percent decrease in the number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required to obtain an ITA, from earlier draw’s 538 to 491.