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Eligibility criteria for Canadian immigration

While each program to migrate to Canada has different criteria, a few things are in common. Canadian immigration officials will typically assess migration applications based on:

Educational Profile

Professional Profile

IELTS score

French language skills if migrating to Quebec

References & legal documentation

Canadian employment documentation

Canada Immigration on a PR visa

  • Welcoming 1.5 million PRs by 2026
  • More than 1 million job vacancies
  • Easy immigration policies
  • Earn 5-8 times more than your current salary
  • High standard of living

Canada Immigration on a PR visa is the wisest option for candidates wishing to settle in the country permanently. Canada PR visa allows you to permanently live, work, and study anywhere in Canada for 5 years. An applicant can migrate to Canada on a PR Visa through many pathways like Express Entry, PNP, Family Sponsorship, Start-up visa, Quebec Immigration Program, and Caregiver Visa. 

Canada Immigration from India

Canada has among the world’s most streamlined immigration programs. There are multiple pathways for Indians to immigrate to Canada.  Popular pathways for Canada Immigration include: 

Immigrate to Canada – Express Entry

Canada’s Express Entry is the most sought-after immigration program in the world. Express Entry was launched in 2015 and is the first immigration program to use a points-based system for assessing the eligibility of individuals looking to migrate to Canada.

Immigrate to Canada – PNP

The Provincial Nominee Program is the next best option for Canada Immigration. Candidates not qualified in the Express Entry System can opt for this pathway. If the candidate receives a PNP nomination, it adds an additional 600 points to the candidate’s profile. This makes the candidate eventually qualify for Express Entry.

The Provincial Nomination Program has two categories:

  • Enhanced PNPs – Use Express Entry System to draw candidates
  • Base PNPs – Operates independently without Express Entry

Under Base PNPs, below is the list of programs to which a candidate can choose to apply: 

When applying under the PNP, you can choose a province from which it will be easy to get a nomination based on your profile.

*Check your eligibility to Canada through the Y-Axis Canada CRS Score Calculator.

 

Express Entry Draws in 2024

Draw no.

Date

Immigration program

Invitations issued

CRS score

285 February 16, 2024 Agriculture and Agri-food occupations 150 437
284 February 14, 2024 Healthcare occupations 3,500 422
283 February 13, 2024 All Program draw 1,490 535

282

February 1, 2024

French Language Proficiency

7,000


365

280

January 23, 2024

All Program draw

1,040

543

279

January 10, 2024

All Program draw

1,510

546

 

Express Entry Draws in 2023 

 
Draw no. Date Immigration program Invitations issued CRS score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited
278 Dec 21, 2023 Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1) 400 386
277 Dec 20, 2023 Transport occupations (2023-1) 670 435
276 Dec 19, 2023 Trade occupations (2023-1) 1,000 425
275 Dec 18, 2023 All Program Draw 1325 542
274 Dec 08, 2023 STEM occupations (2023-1)  5900 481
273 Dec 07, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 1000 470
272 Dec 06, 2023 All Program draw 4750 561
271 October 26, 2023 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 3,600 431
270 October 25, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 300 486
269 October 24, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 1,548 776
268 October 10, 2023 All Program draw 3,725 500
267 September 28, 2023 Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1) 600 354
266 September 27, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 500 472
265 September 26, 2023 All Program draw 3,000 504
264 September 20, 2023 Transport occupations (2023-1) 1,000 435
263 September 19, 2023 All Program draw 3,200 531
262 August 15, 2023 All Program draw 4,300 496
261 August 3, 2023 Trade occupations (2023-1) 1,500 388
260 August 2, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 800 435
259 August 01, 2023 All Program draw 2,000 517
258 July 12, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 3,800 375
257 July 11, 2023 All Program draw 800 505
256 July 7, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 2,300 439
255 July 6, 2023 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 1,500 463
254 July 5, 2023 STEM occupations (2023-1) 500 486
253 July 4, 2023 All Program draw 700 511
252 June 28, 2023 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 500 476
251 June 27, 2023 All Program draw 4,300 486
250 June 8, 2023 All Program draw 4,800 486
249 May 24, 2023 All Program draw 4,800 488
248 May 10, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 589 691
247 April 26, 2023 All Program draw 3,500 483
246 April 12, 2023 All Program draw 3,500 486
245 March 29, 2023 All Program draw 7,000 481
244 March 23, 2023 All Program draw 7,000 484
243 March 15, 2023 All Program draw 7,000 490
242 March 1, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 667 748
241 February 15, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 699 791
240 February 2, 2023 Federal Skilled Worker 3,300 489
239 February 1, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 893 733
238 January 18, 2023 All Program draw 5,500 490
237 January 11, 2023 All Program draw 5,500 507


Canada PNP Draws in 2023 

 
Month Province No. of draws No. of candidates
December Alberta 1 19
  BC 3 620
Read more.... Manitoba 3 1650
  Ontario 4 4796
  PEI 1 29
  Saskatchewan 1 63
November Alberta 1 16
  BC 4 760
Read more.... Manitoba 3 969
  Ontario 1 1052
  PEI 2 252
  Saskatchewan   13
  1
October Alberta 3 196
 
 
 
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  BC 4 713
  Manitoba 1 542
  Ontario 2 1117
  PEI 2 124
  Saskatchewan 1 99
September Alberta 3 476
 
 
 
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  BC 4 849
  Manitoba 3 2250
  Ontario 7 2677
  PEI 2 157
  Saskatchewan 1 23
August Alberta 4 815
 
 
 
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  BC 4 937
  Manitoba 3 1526
  Ontario 6 9906
  PEI 3 222
  Saskatchewan 1 642
July Alberta 3 304
 
 
 
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  BC 4 746
  Manitoba 3 1744
  Ontario 4 1904
  PEI 1 106
  Saskatchewan 1 35
June Alberta 5 479
 
 
 
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  BC 4 717
  Manitoba 3 1716
  Ontario 3 3177
  PEI 3 309
  Saskatchewan 1 500
May BC 5 854
 
 
 
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  Manitoba 2 1065
  Ontario 5 6890
  Saskatchewan 2 2076
  PEI 2 280
April Alberta 4 405
 
 
 
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  BC 4 678
  Manitoba 3 1631
  Ontario 5 1184
  Saskatchewan 1 1067
  PEI 1 189
March Alberta 1 134
 
 
 
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  BC 4 968
  Manitoba 2 1163
  New Brunswick 1 144
  Ontario 6 3,906
  PEI 3 303
  Saskatchewan 2 550
February Ontario 4 3,183
 
 
 
 
 
Read more... Manitoba 2 891
  Saskatchewan 1 421
  British Columbia 4 909
  PEI 1 228
  Alberta 1 100
January Ontario 6 3,591
 
 
 
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  Manitoba 2 658
  Saskatchewan 1 50
  British Columbia 5 1,122
  PEI 2 223
Total 71 80,110


Immigrate to Canada – QSWP

Officially referred to as the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP), the Quebec Skilled Worker Program is for you if you intend to immigrate to Quebec permanently to work.

An interest in immigrating to Quebec must be declared as the first part of the process. Those with the training and professional skills to facilitate their job integration in the province are then selected by Quebec and issued an invitation to apply.

  • Invitation rounds by Quebec are held through the Arrima Portal. As such, provincial draws by Quebec are also referred to as the Arrima draw.
  • Through the QSWP, skilled workers can apply for the Quebec Selection Certificate or Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). It is not necessary for applicants to have a valid job offer to migrate to Quebec. However, those with a job offer are given higher priority.
  • Th QSWP is also based on a points-based system like the Express Entry System.
  • Quebec is not a part of Canada's Canadian PNP and federal Express Entry system.

*Check your eligibility to Quebec through the Y-Axis Quebec Immigration Points Calculator

Y-Axis helps applicants choose the most ideally-suited Canada immigration program, assisting them throughout their migration program. Our experienced counselors will guide you at every step of the way as you plan and navigate your migration journey.

As India’s #1 Canada immigration consultant, Y-Axis has great experience and credibility to help you with your Canada immigration process. 

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026

Canada, the Maple Leaf country, has become the most popular among people willing to settle abroad. Everyone loves to settle in Canada because of its warm, welcoming nature, great quality of life, multicultural spirit, millions of job opportunities, career growth, 100’s immigration pathways, easy citizenship policies, and many more.

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026

Its 2024-26 immigration plan will amaze you! Canada plans to welcome 1.5 million newcomers by 2026 and invests $1.6 billion in their settlement.

Immigration Class 2024 2025 2026
Economic 2,81,135 3,01,250 3,01,250
Family 114000 1,18,000 1,18,000
Refugee 76,115 72,750 72,750
Humanitarian 13,750 8000 8000
Total 485,000 500,000 500,000


Canada Visas for Immigration 
 

Temporary Work Visas

  • Work Permit: For individuals with a job offer from a Canadian employer. The specific work permit type may vary depending on factors such as the type of work, duration, and employer sponsorship. 
  • International Mobility Program (ICT): Under this program, individuals with unique job offers, such as intra-company transferees or participants in international agreements, may qualify for work permits. 

Express Entry System (Permanent Residence)

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): For skilled workers with eligible work experience, language proficiency, and education. Candidates are assessed based on a points system. 
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): For individuals who have gained skilled work experience in Canada on a temporary work permit. 

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Various provinces and territories in Canada have their own nomination programs that allow them to select candidates for permanent residency based on their specific labor market needs. Examples include the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), and more. 

Business and Investment Visas 

Start-Up Visa Program: For entrepreneurs with a viable business idea who can secure investment and support from designated Canadian organizations. 

Entrepreneur Programs: For individuals who intend to be entrepreneurs or want to start or take over business in Canada BCPNP, ONIP, NCNIP. The Investor & Entrepreneur division handles these programs.

 

Canada Visa Processing Time

The Canada visa processing times are based on the IRCC processing times. The below table has the list of visas and the processing times:

Type of Canada Visa Processing time of Canada Visa
Express Entry On average, most of the Express Entry applications get processed under 6 – 27 months from the day the IRCC receives the application.
FSWP via Express Entry Processing time is up to 27 months
FSTP via Express Entry Processing time is up to 49 months
CEC via Express Entry Processing time is up to 19 months
PNPs via Express Entry (online) Processing time is up to 14 months
Canada PR Visa An applicant will receive a Permanent Resident visa in at least 107 days
Canada PR Visa Renewal The Canada PR visa renewal sometimes might take several months. The general processing time for PR card renewal is around 90 days.
Canada Work Visa Canadian work visa processing has the widest range. It takes at least 14 weeks to process the work visa or work permit.
Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Depending on the LMIA the applicant chooses, the processing time for LMIA takes 8 – 29 business days to process the application.
Study visa The Canadian study visa or permit gets processed in around 12 weeks
Canadian Citizenship To obtain Canadian Citizenship, it takes at least 24 months.
Canada Visitor visa Canada visitor visa will get processed in a minimum of 164 days
Canada Spousal sponsorship (Dependent visa) The average time Canada Spousal sponsorship processing takes up to 20 months
Super Visa Most of all Super visa applicants in just a few weeks, but usually, it takes around 31 months
Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) Canadian PGWP applies after completing studies; the processing time usually takes 2 – 6 months.
Start-Up Visa The processing time usually takes 31 months.


Canada Immigration Eligibility

Each of the Canadian immigration programs has its own eligibility criteria. Candidates need to meet the below list of eligibility criteria while applying for a Canada PR visa:


Canada Immigration Requirements

The requirements for Canada Immigration are different for different immigration programs. Here is the general list of requirements a candidate has to meet:

  • 67/100 in Canada points grid
  • Educational Credential Assessment
  • IELTS/PTE/CELPIP score
  • Proof of funds
  • A valid Job offer in Canada (not mandatory)


Canada Immigration Process

Canada’s immigration process follows easy procedures with hundreds of pathways. Migrating through a Canada PR visa gives you access to permanent residency. You will have to go through the Canada PR application process for this. 

  • Step 1: Get your ECA.  
  • Step 2: Complete your language ability test scores 
  • Step 3: Express Entry profile creation  
  • Step 4: Evaluate your CRS score
  • Step 5: Apply for the PNP program
  • Step 6: Receive Invitation to Apply (ITA)
  • Step 7: Apply for a Canada Visa
  • Step 8: Fly to Canada


Canada Immigration Points 

Different factors determine your Canada Immigration Points. An applicant needs to score 67 points through the Canada PR points calculator.

Factors that affect Score points
Age Maximum 12 points
Education Maximum 25 points
Language Proficiency Maximum 28 points (English and French)
Work Experience Maximum 15 points
Adaptability Maximum of 10 points
Arranged employment Additional 10 points (not mandatory).


Job Vacancies in Canada

As per the StatCan reports, there are 1 million job vacancies in Canada. The below table gives you information about the top-in-demand occupations in Canada, along with the average salary range. 

Occupation Average Salary in CAD
Sales Representative $52,000 to $64,000
Accountant $63,000 to $75,000
Engineering Project Manager $74,000 to $92,000
Business Analyst $73,000 to $87,000
IT Project Manager $92,000 to $114,000
Account Manager $75,000 to $92,000
Software Engineer $83,000 to $99,000
Human Resources $59,000 to $71,000
Customer Service Representative $37,000 to $43,000
Administrative Assistant $37,000 to $46,000


Canada Visa Fees

The table below shows the Canada visa fees for different types of Canada visas:

Type of Canada Visa Canada Visa Fee (CAD)
Canada PR Visa 2,500 - 3,000 
Canada Work Visa 155  - 200 
Study Visa 150
Canada Visitor visa 85
Family Visa 1080 -1500
Business Visa 1,625


Latest Canada Immigration News 

February 19, 2024

New update regarding post-graduation work permit program (PGWP), effective February 15, 2024

Post-graduation work permit (PGWP) underwent some changes. Starting from February 15, 2024, students who graduated from a master’s degree program will be eligible for 3 year PGWP if they meet all the eligibility criteria. Starting from September 01, 2024, students starting curriculum licensing agreement programs will not be eligible for a PGWP. Special measures for distance learning and PGWP validity have been extended to August 31, 2024. 

February 17, 2024

Express Entry Draw invites 150 candidates in Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw was held on February 16, 2024. This was the first category-based Express Entry draw of 2024 for agriculture and agri-food occupations and a total of 150 invitations were sent to eligible candidates with a minimum required CRS score of 437.  According to Canada's immigration levels plan for 2024–2026, the country will accept 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025 and 2026 each.

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February 17, 2024

Alberta Immigration Program (AAIP) to launch a new immigration stream

A new Immigration stream is to be launched by the Alberta Immigration Program (AAIP) on March 01, 2024. It aims to help the tourism and hospitality sector in the province by addressing challenges and labour gaps.

A limited number of applications will be accepted for the Tourism and Hospitality stream on March 01, 2024. AAIP will speed up the application processing along with other priority processing initiatives.

Businesses in Alberta will now be able to attract and retain skilled workers in this sector, which will expand and strengthen the economy. Furthermore, details regarding the eligibility criteria required to apply for this specific stream will be announced on launch day. 

February 16, 2024

200 invitations to apply have been issued in the latest PEI PNP draw!

The latest PEI PNP draws were held on February 01, 2024, and February 15, 2024. A total of 200 invitations were issued to eligible candidates. 78 invitations were issued to candidates working in healthcare, construction, manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, and early childhood education sectors, and 122 were issued to candidates working for a PEI Employer with a minimum score of 65. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

February 15, 2024

Express Entry invites 3,500 candidates in a healthcare category-based draw

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw was held on February 14, 2024. The draw issued a total of 3,500 invitations to apply to candidates in a category-based selection draw for healthcare occupations. The minimum required CRS score for the draw was 422. According to Canada's immigration levels plan for 2024–2026, the country will accept 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025 and 2026 each.

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February 15, 2024

Employment increases by 345,000 year-on-year in Canada, Jan 2024 - STAT CAN

According to the recent report by SatCan, employment has increased by 345,000 year-on-year in Canada. Labor Force Survey, states that employment increased by 37,000 in January alone. There was an increase in employment across many industries. Provinces such as Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia witnessed an increase in employment landscape. Furthermore, sectors such as finance, insurance, real estate, and leasing also saw a surge in employment.

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February 14, 2024

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw invited 1490 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Fifth Express Entry of 2024 was held on February 13 in Canada. The draw issued a total of 1,490 invitations to apply for permanent residency to candidates in an all-program draw. The minimum required CRS score for the draw was 535. Candidates from the FSTP, PNP, FSWP, and CEC were chosen for the all-program draw. Canada’s Immigration levels plan for 2024 – 2026 shows that 485,000 new permanent residents will be admitted into the nation in 2024, 500,000 in 2025 and 2026 each.

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February 14, 2024

471,550 New Canadian PRs issued in 2023

Canada has welcomed a record number of 471,550 new permanent residents in 2023. Ontario emerged as the most popular province as 206,720 new permanent residents migrated in 2023. Following Ontario, provinces such as the British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec saw the most number of new permanent residents during that period. Furthermore, in order to prioritize economic growth and support family reunification, the immigration levels plan in Canada shows that 485,000 new permanent residents will be admitted in 2024, and 500,00 in 2025 and 2026 each.

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February 13, 2023

Alberta issued 146 invitations in the recent PNP Draw

The Alberta PNP Draw, held between 30th January 2024 and February 6th, 2024, issued 146 invitations to candidates. Around 66 invitations were sent to Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with CRS scores of 302-312. And 80 invitations were sent to the Priority sector - Construction occupation with a CRS score of 382. 

February 12, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, & Quebec invited 8,145 candidates

British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Quebec held PNP draws recently and issued a total of 8145 invitations to eligible candidates. British Columbia PNP issued a total of 210 invitations and Ontario PNP draw issued 6638 invitations to eligible candidates. Manitoba PNP issued a total of 282 invitations and Quebec Arrima issued a total of 1007 Invitations to apply. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

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February 2, 2024

Biggest Express Entry Draw! 7,000 ITAs issued in French Language Category

The recent Express Entry Draw was held on 1st February 2024, IRCC sent invitations to 7,000 candidates with minimum CRS score of 365. The Draw targeted French language proficiency.

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February 1, 2024

Canada Draws: Express Entry and PNP draws issued 13401 ITAs in January 2024

Canada Draws

Total no. of ITAs issued

Express Entry

3280

PNP

10121

January 31, 2024

Important Announcement: PTE Core (Pearson Test of English) is now accepted by IRCC

PTE Core, the Pearson Test of English is now officially accepted and authorized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Express Entry Programs. It is a computer based English test that evaluates general reading, speaking, writing, and listening skills in single test.

Details about the CLB level and points awarded for PTE Core:

CLB Level

Speaking

Listening

Reading

Writing

Points per ability

7

68-75

60-70

60-68

69-78

4

8

76-83

71-81

69-77

79-87

5

9

84-88

82-88

78-87

88-89

6

10 and above

89+

89+

88+

90+

6

7

68-75

60-70

60-68

69-78

4

January 31, 2024

Median salary of immigrants in Canada rose to $37,700

Latest data from StatCan revealed that the median entry wages for newly admitted immigrants increased to $37,700, indicating a total of 21.6% in rise. Median entry wages for women increased by 27.1% and by 18.5% for men, this shows a significant increase in salary for women compared to men. Wages for immigrants admitted in 2011 increased by $41,100 in 2021. Immigrants with work experience prior to admission had the highest wages than compared to those with no or little experience.

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January 30, 2024

Facing delays in Canadian visa processing? Here are the top 5 ways to get in touch with IRCC for assistance

Many applicants face delays in the processing of their immigration applications for Canada Immigration. The delays could be due to various reasons and IRCC is making efforts in eradicating these issues and to streamline the application process for applicants. Some of the ways for communicating with IRCC for assistance on visa processing include contacting through the web, email, phone, hiring a lawyer, or by requesting for CAIPS, GCMS, and FOSS notes.

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January 30, 2024

Canada Start-Up Visa Immigration doubled in 2023

IRCC has released data showing Start-up visas in Canada for entrepreneurs witnessed a surge in October permitting 200 new permanent residents, which is a total of 37.9% increase. 1,145 new permanent residents have been accepted by the SUV by the end of November. British Columbia and Ontario emerged as the top destinations for SUVs admitting a total of 990 new permanent residents in November. IRCC plans to welcome a total of 17,000 new comers to Canada for the period of 2024 – 2026.

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January 30, 2024

Upcoming International Recruitment Events in New Brunswick, Canada

Dates

Events

Mode of Event

February 26 & 27, 2024

Recruitment mission in the nursing sector

Online

March 5, 2024

Skilled Trades Virtual Information Session – Philippines & UK/Ireland

Online

March 6, 2024

Skilled Trades Virtual Information Session – Mexico

Online

March 16 & 17, 2024

Long-term Care Mission – Philippines 2024

Philippines

March 21, and 22, 2024

International Recruitment Mission in France

Sectors: Health, Finance and Education

France

March 25, 26, and 27, 2024

International Recruitment Mission in France

Sectors: Health, Finance, Education and Manufacturing (Sawmills)

France

2024

Forestry International Recruitment Mission

Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal
Manufacturing (Sawmills)

Online

2024

International Recruitment for Simultaneous Interpreters

Sector: Simultaneous Interpreters

Online

January 29, 2024

Canada to welcome 360,000 students in 2024

Canada will issue a total of 360,000 authorized study permits to students in 2024. As per IRCC, each province and territory will have study permit caps based on their population. An attestation letter is required from the relevant province or territory for study visa applications from January 22, 2024. Furthermore, IRCC has announced modifications made to Post Graduate Work Permit under which master’s program graduates and other short graduate-level programs can now apply for a three-year work permit in Canada.

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January 25, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Ontario, Saskatchewan and BC issued 1899 ITAs

Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia held PNP draws recently and issued a total of 1899 invitations to apply to eligible candidates. Ontario PNP issued 1666 invitations to candidates with CRS score of 50 and above. Saskatchewan PNP issued 13 NOIs to candidates with CRS score of 120 – 160. British Columbia PNP issued a total of 220 invitations to candidates with CRS score of 60 – 120. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

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January 24, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1040 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Latest Express Entry Draw was held on January 23, 2024 and 1,040 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates in an all program draw with a minimum CRS score of 543. This was the second Express Entry Draw in 2024. Canada’s Immigration levels plan for 2024 – 2026 shows that 110,000 new permanent residents will be admitted into the nation via Express Entry in 2024.

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January 24, 2024

Canada ranked the safest place for travellers in 2024, Report

Canada secured the top place as the safest place to travel to in the Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection's Safest Destinations report for 2024. Berkshire Hathaway highlighted that the nation’s cold weather and low population density as contributing factors to its top rating. It also came first in health measures, transportation, no violent crimes, and is rated as the safest for women. People from anywhere can travel around freely in the nation without facing any issues. Followed by Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, and Netherlands secured the top 5 spots.

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January 23, 2024

29,000 Migrated to Canada under PGP program in 2023

PGP is a program where you can sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents in Canada. According to the latest data from IRCC, Canada welcomed 33,570 new permanent residents in October and 29,430 new permanent residents in November. Among all the provinces, Ontario stood on top with 12,660 parents and grandparents settling in the province. Furthermore, the immigration levels plan for 2024 – 2026 states that in 2024 Canada will welcome 485,000 new permanent residents, 500,000 in 2025, and 500,000 in 2026.

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January 22, 2024

56% of Canadians support Temporary Foreign Workers, Nanos Research

The recent survey conducted by Nano Research shows that majority of Canadians are in favor of temporary foreign workers crucial for the nation’s economy. 56% of Canadians expressed strong agreement for temporary foreign workers, where, eight out of ten Canadians were in support of Canadian firms hiring foreign workers to fill vacant positions, and two thirds of them were in support of workers aspiring to become citizens or permanent residents in Canada.

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January 20, 2024

Ontario reached a record 2.5 lakh immigrants in 2023

The Financial Accountability report of Permanent Residents in Ontario explains the large number of nominations received by Ontario. The report explains the large number of nominations received by Ontario. IRCC plans to welcome 485,000 permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 residents in 2025 and 2026 to Ontario.

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January 20, 2024

Canadian immigration minister Marc Miller announces new immigration policies and targets for Quebec

Marc Miller, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced set of initiatives to encourage Francophone immigration outside of Quebec. The new strategy will support in expanding the Francophone minority communities and will reduce labor shortages by providing required support. Government of Canada’s action plan for official languages funds more than $80 million CAD over five years for various activities.

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January 20, 2024

Canada to spend $137 million to welcome French-speaking migrants

The Canadian government announced a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging Francophone immigration outside Quebec through Francophone Immigration Support Program (FISP). It is funded by IRCC with an investment of $137 million to increase the minority Francophone communities across the country. The program focuses on intermediate and long term outcomes by admitting French speaking candidates for temporary and permanent residency programs promoting population growth and development of Francophone communities

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January 19, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, Ontario and PEI issued 1228 invitations

Ontario, Alberta, and PEI held PNP draws recently and issued a total of 1228 invitations to apply to eligible candidates. Ontario PNP issued 984 invitations to candidates with CRS score of 317 – 469. Alberta PNP issued 106 NOIs to candidates with CRS score of 309 – 312. PEI PNP issued a total of 136 invitations to candidates with CRS score of 65. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

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January 19, 2024

Canada Virtual Immigration Fair, 2024! Get hired on the spot!

Destination Canada Education is a job fair in Canada and is going to be held on March 1st, and 2nd, 2024 at 3PM to 8PM CET (Paris France time). The fair is organized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and is for candidates seeking employment opportunities in Canada in areas such as early childhood educators, school teachers (primary and secondary), and teachers of French as a second language.

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January 18, 2024

Top 10 Most affordable places to live in Canada

Canada is the best option for people willing to migrate. It offers plenty of employment opportunities, free healthcare and an excellent education system. Canada’s varying landscape and dynamic cities make it an attractive destination for newcomers searching for a fresh start. The top 10 affordable places in Canada and the average cost of living is listed here.

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January 18, 2024

Do you know about CareerAtlas, an innovative AI tool for newcomers to Canada

CareerAtlas, an innovative AI tool helps newcomers to establish career paths and settlement in Canada. The tool assists newcomers in identifying their skills, and abilities, and provides individualized support by helping them connect with the local employment opportunities, allowing them to make decisions about their career goals and by facilitating settlement in Canada. 

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January 17, 2024

British Columbia PNP Draw issued 208 skills immigration invitations

Latest British Columbia PNP held on January 16, 2024 issued a total of 208 invitations to apply. 198 skills immigration invitations were issued to candidates with CRS scores ranging from 60 – 103. 10 entrepreneur immigration invitations were issued to candidates with CRS scores ranging from 116 – 135. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as salary, work experience, occupation, education, and language fluency.

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January 17, 2024

84 New Occupations added to Canada's Recognized Employer Work Permit Program, Are you in the list?

A total of 84 new occupations have been added to Canada’s Recognized Employer Work Permit Program. Canadian employers an now hire foreign nationals through this program for the expanded list of occupations. Programs such as the Temporary Foreign Worker, International Mobility, and Express Entry may also be used by employers for hiring. Check now if you are in the list of newly added occupations!

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January 13, 2024

First Canada PNP Draws of 2024: Ontario, BC, and Manitoba issued 4803 ITAs

Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba held first PNP draws in 2024 and sent a total of 4,803 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates. Ontario PNP issued 4003 invitations to candidates with CRS scores ranging 33 – 424, British Columbia PNP issued 377 invitations with CRS scores ranging 60 – 120, and Manitoba PNP issued 423 invitations to apply with CRS scores ranging 607 – 823.

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January 12, 2024

PEBC has revised ECA payment, this is with effect from 01st Jan 2024.

PEBC - Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada

2023 (Fee Structure)

2024 (Fee Structure)

Registration Fee (NAPRA) National Identifier Number

$ 375 CAD

$ 380 CAD

Document Evaluation Fee

$ 695 CAD

$ 705 CAD

  • Registration Fee (NAPRA) National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities: 

All candidates are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable registration account fee.

  • Document Evaluation Fee:

All candidates are required to pay a document evaluation fee towards the completion of an evaluation ECA process.

January 11, 2024

Ontario, Canada, issues 1,451 invitations in Health and Tech Occupations

Ontario, Canada held the first PNP draw of 2024 on January, 9 and issued 1,451 invitations to eligible candidates to apply for Canada PR. The draw took place under the foreign worker stream targeting categories such as skilled trade, healthcare and tech occupations. 630 invitations were sent to candidates in the skilled trades occupations with CRS score of 33 and above, and 821 invitations were sent to candidates in healthcare and tech occupations with CRS score of 40.

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January 11, 2024

First Express Entry Draw of 2024: Canada invites 1510 Skilled Workers

IRCC held first Express Entry Draw of 2024 on January 10 and issued 1,510 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates in an all program draw with a minimum CRS score of 546. Canada’s Immigration levels plan for 2024 – 2026 shows that 110,000 new permanent residents will be admitted into the nation via Express Entry in 2024.

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January 10, 2024

Canada introduces new salary benchmarks for Temporary Foreign Workers

Canada has introduced new standards for Temporary Foreign Workers. LMIA provided by the employer must adhere to the recent salary standards when applying for Temporary Foreign Worker Program, with exemptions for certain employers from the LMIA requirement. To address labor shortages and strengthen the economy, the nation is aiming on attracting and retaining more foreign workers.

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January 09, 2024

Canada's average hourly wages rose by 5.4% in 2023

In December 2023, overall employment landscape in Canada witnessed no changes. Employment increased for men and women in core age groups. Certain sectors and provinces in Canada witnessed an increase in employment. With that, the average hourly wages saw an increase by 5.4% which is a total of $34.45.

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January 06, 2024

354,000 people became Canadian citizens in 2023

Canada hosted over 3,000 citizenship ceremonies across the nation in 2023 and more than 354,000 people obtained citizenship and became citizens in Canada. Canada stated excitement in welcoming these new citizens to the Canadian family. In the coming years, the number of immigrants coming to Canada with an aim to become Canadian citizens will be on a rise.

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January 05, 2024

Ontario, Canada allows International students with job offer to apply for a PR visa

International students now have an opportunity to live and work in Ontario, Canada permanently through the International Students stream under OINP. Those who want to apply for this stream must have completed a full time Canadian educational credential within 2 years. Students with skilled occupation job offers can apply for a Permanent Residency by registering expression of interest beforehand in Canada.

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December 30, 2023

Canada Express Entry December 2023 round-up: 15,045 candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR

A glimpse of December 2023 Canada Express Entry draws results! IRCC held seven Express Entry draws in December 2023 and issued 15,045 Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

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December 30, 2023

Canada PNP December 2023 round-up: 8,364 invitations were issued

In December 2023, seven provinces of Canada held 13 PNP draws and invited 8364 candidates globally.

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December 28, 2023

Canada has 633,400+ Job Vacancies since September 2023

Canada has more than 633,400 job vacancies since September, 2023. Various sectors saw a rise in payroll employment and there was an increase in average weekly wage year over year in October. There were 1.9 unemployed people for every vacant position, which is an increase from 1.3 in March and April. Job vacancies in the month of October saw a rise across various sectors as well as in provinces such as British Columbia and Quebec.

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December 27, 2023

30 Countries Partnered with Canada for Youth to Work and Travel. Are you eligible?

Canada has partnered with 30 nations that will allow youth to travel and work abroad. Canadian citizens who are aged 18 to 35 can work and travel abroad through International Experience Canada (IEC). IEC provides a work permit that is valid for 2 years in which a candidate can travel and work in 30 countries. Participants of IEC are protected by Canadian labor laws.

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December 22, 2023

4 Days, 4 Express Entry Draws, and 3,395 invitations to Canadian Permanent Residency!

The latest express entry draw was held on December 21, 2023 and 400 invitations to apply (ITAs) were sent to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 386. This was the 7th draw held in December of 2023 and the draw targeted candidates in the agriculture and agri food occupations. Immigration levels plan in Canada shows that 114,000 Federal high skilled immigrants will be allowed to Canada every year by the end of 2025.

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December 22, 2023

Canada PNP draws: BC, PEI and Quebec invites 1446 candidates

British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec held PNP draws recently and issued 1446 invitations to apply to eligible candidates. BC PNP issued 230 invitations to candidates with CRS scores ranging from 60 – 95. PEI issued 29 invitations to apply, and Quebec issued 1187 invitations to candidates with a score of 604 or more.

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December 21, 2023

6th Express Entry Draw of December 2023 invited 670 candidates under Transport Occupations

The latest express entry draw was held on December 20, 2023 and issued 670 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 435. This was the 6th draw held in December 2023 and invitations were sent to the candidates in the transport occupations. Immigration levels plan in Canada shows that 114,000 Federal high skilled immigrants will be allowed to Canada every year by the end of 2025.

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December 21, 2023

Students & Professionals on expired visa can now apply for Canada PR

New initiative has been launched by Canada in order to align with inclusive immigration policies in the nation. Through this initiative, students and professionals on expired visas can apply for permanent residency in Canada and details of this program will be released in the upcoming spring. This decision emphasizes on the importance of Canada’s commitment in long term economic and demographic growth. Canada is also set to welcome 500,000 newcomers by 2025.

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December 20, 2023

Express Entry draw issued 1,000 ITAs under Trade occupations category

The latest express entry draw was held on December 19, 2023 and 1,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 425. The invitations were sent to the candidates in the trade occupations. Immigration levels plan in Canada shows that 114,000 Federal high skilled immigrants will be allowed to Canada every year by the end of 2025.

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December 20, 2023

30% Canadian businesses find it difficult to find skilled employees

Businesses in Canada are finding it difficult to find skilled workers in order to fill labor shortages. Hourly wages have been increased by 5.8% in the Q3 of 2023 with the year over year wage being increased to 5.0%. General agriculture laborers and welders saw the high increase in wages and those with a high school diploma wages increased by 5.2% and for bachelor’s degree it remained stable. Some provinces in Canada also saw a good increase in the number of job vacancies.

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December 19, 2023

275th Canada Express Entry Draw issued 1,325 ITAs with a CRS score 542

Canada latest express entry held on December 18, 2023 has issued 1,325 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 542. The invitations were sent to candidates in an all program draw. The Canadian immigration levels plan shows that it will permit 114,000 Federal high skilled immigrants every year to Canada by the end of 2025.

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December 18, 2023

600,000 immigrants to get Canadian citizenship in 2024. Students and temporary residents are on top priority

Canadian Minister, Marc Miller said that Canada is introducing a new citizenship path for undocumented immigrants and individuals who are working in Canada beyond the expiration of their visas. Students and temporary residents are on top priority for Canadian citizenship. Canada is aiming to welcome around 600,000 immigrants by 2025.

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December 16, 2023

1 Million Jobs Projected in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia, Canada is predicting 1 million jobs by 2033. This report is based on the 10 year prediction made on the province’s demand in careers, skills, and industries that are hiring. Annual employment growth is predicted to 1.2% and 3.1 million people will be employed in the province. There are some occupations identified by the province which will have most of the job openings and also initiatives have been taken in expanding the access to training programs.

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December 15, 2023

IRCC will never contact you via phone - Scam Alert

IRCC has issued an official statement addressing the immigration fraud in Canada. Frauds are said to be mainly targeting the newcomers and international students via phone calls, emails, text messages, and claiming fake prizes. Canadian government warns people to be alert and report any suspicious activity which is noticed.

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December 15, 2023

Latest Canada PNP Draws: Manitoba and Ontario issued 2642 invitations

Ontario and Manitoba conducted latest PNP draws on December 14, 2023 and issued 2,642 invitations to apply. Ontario issued 2,359 invitations to candidates under the human capital priorities stream, and Manitoba issued 283 invitations to candidates under the skilled worker in Manitoba, international education, and skilled worker overseas stream.

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December 14, 2023

52nd BC PNP Draw of 2023 issued 197 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia PNP draw was held recently on 12 December 2023 issuing 197 skills immigration invitations to apply for candidates. Invitations were issued in the general draw, early childhood educators and assistants, construction, healthcare, and other priority occupations under the skilled worker, international graduate, skilled worker – EEBC option, international graduate – EEBC option, and semi-skilled and entry level streams with scores ranging from 60 – 116.

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December 13, 2023

Canada Express Entry IEC Pool is Now Open!

IRCC has opened the IEC Express Entry pool. Candidates of other nations who have bilateral Youth Mobility Agreements with Canada will be eligible for an IEC work permit. The applicants will receive work permits under three streams and the department selects candidates who meet the eligible requirements. Canada has also aimed on inviting 90,000 candidates from 30 different countries.

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December 12, 2023

First time home buyers in Canada increase by 20%

The housing market in Canada saw a significant increase in the first time home buyers by 20%. British Columbia witnessed the highest percentage of first time home buyers, whereas Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Manitoba saw a positive increase in the number of buyers. The housing costs were affordable in British Columbia compares to other provinces.

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December 11, 2023

5 Million Jobs and $197 Billion generated by MNCs in Canada, 2023

As per the report given by StatCan, in 2023, the multinational enterprises in Canada generated 5 million jobs and $197 billion in revenue. Capital investment saw an increase from $30.4 billion to $305.2 billion. These MNCs invested more in non-residential construction sector.  The corporations overseas saw an increase in sales by $1 trillion and an increase of $138.9 billion in domestic operations.

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December 09, 2023

Third Express Entry Draw of the week invited 5900 candidates to apply for the PR visas

Latest Express Entry draw held on December 08, 2023 issued 5,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates in the STEM occupations with a minimum CRS score of 481. This was the third draw in the week. Canadian immigration levels plan shows that 114,000 Federal High Skilled immigrants will be permitted to Canada every year by the end of 2025.

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December 08, 2023

Latest Express Entry draw issued 1000 ITAs for French Speakers

Express Entry Draw was held recently on 7th December, 2023 and sent 1,000 invitations to apply to candidates with the minimum CRS score of 470. The invitations were sent for candidates in French language proficiency in a category based draw.

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December 07, 2023

Breaking News! IRCC holds Express Entry draw after a long gap of 1 month. 4750 ITAs issued with a cut off CRS score 561

On December 06, 2023, IRCC held its latest Express Entry Draw after a long gap of one month. 4,750 invitations to apply were sent to candidates in an all program draw with a cut off CRS score of 561. The candidates are selected based on the category based draws targeting them in specific occupations.

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December 07, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: Ontario and BC issued 2897 invitations on Dec 5, 2023

Ontario and British Columbia held their PNP draws recently on December 5th, 2023. A total of 2897 invitations to apply were issued to candidates, where, Ontario issued 2699 invitations with scores ranging from 30 – 43, and British Columbia issued 198 invitations with scores ranging from 60 – 94.

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December 04, 2023

500,000 more jobs generated in 2023 in Canada: StatCan

In 2023, 500,000 jobs were generated in Canada and there was a positive increase in a few sectors and regions for employment. Many immigrants came to Canada in recent years in order to have employment. There was 98% of growth in population of immigrants coming to Canada from July 1st, 2022 to July 1st, 2023.

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December 04, 2023

Ontario, Canada invites 1052 migrants on 30th Nov

Ontario, Canada held its latest draw on 30th November and issued 1052 invitations to apply to the candidates. The draw targeted the candidates in the healthcare occupations and with the scores ranging between 404 and 430.

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December 02, 2023

IRCC extends the PR application submission deadline for an additional 60 days

IRCC announces technical glitches with the online form, this is especially for the candidates in Express Entry. The issue is currently being worked on in order to get it resolved as soon as possible and there has been an extension of the deadline for submitting an application for permanent residence for additional 60 days.

December 02, 2023

83% increase in LMIA work visas by western provinces in Canada

In Western Canada this year, there has been an increase in the number of employers wanting to hire experienced professionals. The number of LMIA applications increased by 39% in 2023 and Western Canada has received 83% of more applications.

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December 01, 2023

When is the next Express Entry draw? How will IRCC decide?

IRCC releases immigration level plans every year that set the target for number of permanent residents that will arrive in Canada. IRCC had planned to welcome 110,770 newcomers in 2024, and 117,550 for the year 2025 and 2026. IRCC should evaluate permanent residence applications in order to meet these targets.

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December 01, 2023

Canada increases visa application fees for returning migrants from 1st Dec 2023

The IRCC has increased visa application fees for returning migrants after being denied entry or on regaining their status. The increase applies to certain applications and candidates are eligible on receiving a partial refund if service standards are not met. The candidates must meet the requirements before being permitted into the country.

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November 29, 2023

185 invitations to apply were sent to candidates in the latest British Columbia draw

BCPNP held a draw recently and sent 185 invitations to apply to candidates with scores ranging from 60 – 116. Invitations were issued to the general, childcare, construction, and healthcare professionals in the skilled workers, International graduates, Entry level and semi-skilled, and EEBC option streams.

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Latest British Columbia Draw issued 185 invitations with a cut-off score 60-116

November 28, 2023

30,000 migrants to be welcomed by Alberta, Canada

The board of conference report stated that Alberta is forecasting 30,000 migrants in 2024, and Edmonton had a net migration of more than 33,000 people last year. It acts as a recruitment platform in order to improve the labour market.

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Alberta, Canada to welcome 30,000 migrants in 2024, breaks 20-year record

November 28, 2023

New pathways and immigration policies have been released by Quebec, Canada

Quebec releases new immigration policies that are effective from today. These changes include economic pilot streams to language proficiency requirements, and specific sectors will be targeted by pilot programs in order to reduce labour shortages. Quebec is also forecasting the arrival of 49,000 immigrants this year, and 50,000 in 2024 and 2025 each year.

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New pathways & eased immigration policies 2024-25 announced by Quebec, Canada

November 25, 2023

Ontario to increase minimum wage for primary school teachers

The minimum pay for primary school teachers to be increased to $23.86 per hour starting from next year and there is a positive job outlook for this sector in the coming years. The estimated number of people that were employed in the year 2021 was 229,100, and 108,800 new opportunities are estimated from 2022 – 2031.

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November 22, 2023

BCPNP issued 161 skilled immigration invitations

BCPNP recently held a draw on November 21, 2023 and sent 161 invitations to skilled worker graduates with a score ranging from 60 – 94. The invitations sent in the skilled immigration stream are based on factors such as language, occupation, and education. 

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British Columbia PNP draw issued 161 Skills Immigration Invitations

November 17, 2023

666 candidates were invited by Manitoba BC, and PEI in the latest PNP draws

The draw was held on November 16, 2023 and invitations were sent to candidates based on their CRS scores. BC PNP draw issued 224 invitations to candidates with a minimum score of 60 – 113, Manitoba sent 301 invitations to apply with a score of 721 – 809, and 224 invitations were issued by PEI with a score of 80.

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BC, Manitoba, PEI invited 666 candidates in the latest PNP draws

November 17, 2023

Canada launches a new tool for faster processing of IEC applications

IRCC introduced a new automation tool for processing IEC applications faster. IEC is a work permit that allows young professionals from all over the world to come and work in Canada. The tool processes the applications by using parameters that have been designed by IRCC officials with expertise, based on the program's legislative and regulatory requirements.

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Canada IEC work permits get automated processing. Apply now!

November 15, 2023 

Alberta held a draw on 9 November, 2023 and issued 16 invitations to candidates

Alberta invited 16 candidates with a score of 305. Invitations were sent out to candidates who were in the Healthcare professions. In 2023, 9,750 nomination certificates are to be sent by AAIP for Express Entry and non-Express Entry pathways, and more than 10,000 nominations are estimated in 2024 and 2025.

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Alberta PNP draw issued 16 invitations for candidates with a cut off score of 305

November 13, 2023

80% of Canadians are satisfied with Quality of Life; Survey 2023

Canadian Social Survey was conducted to understand social topics such as the impacts of COVID-19, activities, time-use, emergency situations, quality of life, etc. The result was focused on people's comfort with personal relationships and trust in people in the information and news from the media. 80% of people expressed a high level of satisfaction, according to the report. The target people for the Canadian Social Survey are all non-regulated persons 15 years of age or older.

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80% of Canadians satisfied with Quality of Life, Health Care and Trust', Survey 2023

November 13, 2023

Canada processes a record number of 2.6 lac visas in Nov

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced to begin the processing of a certain visitor visas through its immigration system. The goal of the strategy is to improve the service and to reduce waiting times. More than 260,000 visitor visas were processed in November 2022, and a higher number of visas were processed by the end of 2022.

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Breaking News! Canada processes a record number of 2.6 lac visas in Nov

November 09, 2023

QS World University Rankings 2024: The UK, US, Singapore, and Switzerland dominate the top 10

The 2024 QS World University Rankings for Asia have been announced by the esteemed worldwide higher education experts. Top universities from US, UK, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and Singapore have been listed. These universities are ranked according to a number of factors, such as internationalisation, teaching resources, research capacity, and worldwide reputation.

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QS World University Rankings 2024: The UK, US, Singapore, and Switzerland dominate the top 10

November 08, 2023

SINP adds 279 new occupations to Canada Work Permit stream. Check yours!

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme (SINP) is expanding its Existing Work Permit stream in order to provide jobs to temporary foreign workers with the opportunity to apply for permanent residency. The expansion is aimed towards improving employee retention and to fill labor shortages. The province currently has 16,000 job openings with a forecast of 112,260 job opportunities by the next five years.

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November 08, 2023

Latest BCPNP draw issued 190 invitations under 3 streams

The latest BCPNP draw was held on November 7th and has sent invitations to apply (ITAs) for candidates. A total number of 190 invitations were issued under 3 streams. The invitations are sent for technology, healthcare, and early childhood educators under the streams of skilled workers, international graduates (Includes EEBC option).

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November 06, 2023

Six provinces in Canada sent invitations to candidates in the latest PNP draws  

Six provinces in Canada invited 3015 candidates in latest PNP Draws. The invitations were issued by British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, PEI, and Manitoba. The latest immigration levels plan released on 1st of November shows that IRCC aims to admit 110,000 new coming candidates through PNP in 2024, and 120,000 in both 2025 and 2026; the program is focused on making it easier for the new comers to settle, improve efficiency, and to coordinate the growth of immigration levels.   

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Six provinces invited 3015 candidates in latest PNP Draws

November 03, 2023

Canada welcomed a record breaking 166,999 candidates via Express Entry and Provincial Nominee in 2023

The IRCC issued 166,999 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) from January to October 2023 via Canada Immigration programs. The invitations were granted to eligible candidates via the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The Express Entry program issued ITAs to 95,221 candidates while the Provincial Nominee Program invited 71,778 candidates. 

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Canada welcomed a record breaking 166,999 candidates via Express Entry and Provincial Nominee in 2023

November 02, 2023

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 targets 1.5 Million PRs

Canada has released its Immigration Levels Plans 2024-2026 in which the number of targets for various pathways has increased. The plan has been made to meet the immigration goals of the country which include:

  • Economy growth
  • Family reunification
  • Asylum offering to refugees

The detailed table for the 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan is provided in the table below:

Immigration Class 2024 2025 2026
Economic 2,81,135 3,01,250 3,01,250
Family 114000 1,18,000 1,18,000
Refugee 76,115 72,750 72,750
Humanitarian 13,750 8000 8000
Total 485,000 500,000 500,000

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Breaking News: Canada inviting 1.5 Million PRs by 2026

November 01, 2023

Canada PNP October 2023 round-up: 1674 candidates were invited!

1,674 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued via the 11 PNP draws that were conducted in October 2023. Five Canadian provinces: Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Alberta held the draws while British Columbia issued the highest invites to 713 candidates. 

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Canada PNP September 2023 round-up: 8,973 invitations were issued

November 01, 2023

Canada Express Entry October 2023 round-up: 9173 ITAs were issued

IRCC conducted four Express Entry draws in October 2023 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 9,173 candidates. Two category-based draws, one PNP draw and one All-program draw was held in October. 5,448 ITAs were issued in the last week of October 2023. 

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Canada Express Entry October 2023 round-up: 9173 ITAs were issued

October 30, 2023

Canadian salaries to increase by 3.6% in 2024

The Ontario-based consulting firm, Normandin Beaudry conducted a survey and researched around 700 Canada-based companies to analyze the current wages of the workers. As per the survey, workers in Canada will receive an increase of 3.6% in their salaries, while certain sectors are likely to receive a 3.9% increase above the national average. 

October 27, 2023

Canada Express Entry invited 5,448 candidates in just 3 days

Three Express Entry draws were held in the 4th week of October 2023 and collectively issued 5,448 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates. The cut-off score range for the Express Entry draws was set at a range of 431-776. The EE Draws had two category-based draws that targeted candidates from the French language proficiency and Healthcare Occupations categories. 

October 26, 2023

SINP and BC PNP invited 261 candidates with a CRS score range of 60-90

Two Canadian provinces conducted PNP draws in the fourth week of October 2023. British Columbia and Saskatchewan held the PNP draws on 23 & 24 October. The PNP draws collectively invited 261 candidates with a CRS cut-off score range of 60-90. 

October 26, 2023

Second Express Entry draw of the week invited 300 ITAs for French language proficiency

The third Express Entry Draw in the month of October was held on 25 October 2023. The Express Entry draw was a category-based draw and targeted French Language Proficiency candidates. The draw issued 300 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a minimum CRS score of 486. 

October 25, 2023

IRCC invites 1,548 PNP candidates in the latest Express Entry draw

The #269 Express Entry draw was held on 24 October 2023 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 1,548 PNP candidates with a CRS score of 776. This is the second Express Entry draw to be held in the month of October 2023. 

October 23, 2023

Ontario plans its second intake of Foreign-Trained Physicians for Streamlined Credential Recognition Pilot

The second round of applications for the Ontario assessment program intake is set to be conducted from January 8, 2024, to March 1, 2024. The program mainly recognizes the proficiency of foreign-trained family doctors and practitioners. The 12-week clinical field assessment program will be held in a nominated community in Ontario. 

October 19, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 157 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia conducted the BC PNP draw on 17 October 2023 and issued invitations to 157 eligible candidates. The invites were issued via the General and Targeted categories with a minimum CRS cut-off score of 60-113. 

October 17, 2023

British Columbia invites 157 candidates

British Columbia has issued 157 invitations in the new PNP draws through multiple streams under two categories: General draw and targeted draw. The minimum score ranges from 60 – 113.  The general draw included 104 invitations for Tech occupations, 31 invitations in the targeted draw for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants, 22 for Healthcare workers, and a number of fewer than five invitations for other occupations.

October 16, 2023

Canada grants 128,574 Work Permits across 3 categories in 2023 International Experience Canada (IEC) 2023 is accepting people from 30 different countries. Through this, immigrants are able to visit and work in Canada. It has a list of 32 qualified countries for applying for work visas.  

IEC 2023 has welcomed 90,000 immigrants from 30 different countries to Canada. 14,241 spots are still available under 3 categories they are working holiday visa invitation, young professional invitation, and Internships.

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October 16, 2023

Canada Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2023 lottery is open for applicants

Canada PGP 2023 lottery is open from October 10, 2023 to October 23, 2023. IRCC planned to issue ITAs to 15,000 potential applicants. Till date it received 24,200 applications. The Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) is a crucial component of PGP eligibility.

October 10, 2023

#268 Express Entry draw invites 3725 candidates to apply for Canada PR

IRCC conducted #268 Express Entry draw and invited 3725 eligible candidates. The CRS score required to acquire an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) was set at 500.

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October 09, 2023

New Brunswick International Virtual Recruitment Drive 2023

New Brunswick is hiring international skilled workers in various sectors. The Virtual recruitment drive will be held from October to the month of December 2023 for various sectors. The table given below has complete details of the NB Virtual Drives that are yet to be conducted in October to December 2023.

2023 NB Virtual Recruitment Various Sectors Online
Oct-23 International Recruitment Mission (Trades) Mexico City
October 15-17, 2023
Oct-23 Live and Work in New Brunswick Mexico City
October 18, 2023
(French presentation)
Oct-23 International Recruitment Event (Trucking/Logging) Sao Paulo
October 26-27-28-29-30
Oct-23 Live and Work in New Brunswick Sao Paulo
October 26-27-28-29-30
November/December 2023 Destination Canada Mobility Forum – Canada.ca  
Paris (France) November 18 and 19, 2023 – In person Paris, France
Rabat (Morocco) November 22,23 and 24, 2023 – In person Rabat, Morrocco
Online from December 4 to 6, 2023 Online
November 26 and 27, 2023 Healthcare Recruitment Mission Brussels
Nov-23 Physician and Allied Health Recruitment Event UK and Ireland

October 09, 2023

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, and PEI’s PNP Draws issued 786 invitations in 1st week of October 2023

Four Canadian provinces, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island conducted PNP draws in the first week of October 2023. 786 invitations were  issued via the PNP draws with a cut-of score of 60-620.

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Alberta, BC, Manitoba, and PEI’s PNP Draws issued 786 invitations in 1st week of October 2023

October 01, 2023

‘NO’ requirement of medical examination for Express Entry from October 01, 2023

As of from October 01, 2023 there is no longer required the medical examination at the time of application for Express Entry. Clients are been requested to wait till the issuance of particulars regarding this update.

September 30, 2023

Canada Issues Over 154,000 Invitations for Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs in 2023

In a move that reflects Canada’s ongoing commitment to immigration as a means to sustain economic growth and address demographic challenges, the country has issued over 154,000 invitations to potential immigrants till September 2023. These invitations are dispersed through various immigration pathways, notably the Express Entry system and the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).

Invitations issued so far in 2023
Canadian Draws No. of invitations issued
Express Entry 86,048
Alberta PNP 3487
British Columbia PNP 7390
Manitoba PNP 12644
New Burnswick PNP 1064
Ontario PNP 36395
PEI PNP 1965
Sasketchewan PNP 5201

September 29, 2023

#267 category-based Express Entry draw invites 600 Agriculture and agri-food occupations

IRCC conducted #267 category-based Express Entry draw and invited 600 eligible candidates. The CRS score required to acquire an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was set at 354.

September 28, 2023

#266 category-based Express Entry draw invites 500 French-speaking candidates

IRCC conducted #266 category-based Express Entry draw and invited 500 eligible French-speaking candidates. The CRS score required to acquire an Invitation To Apply (ITA) was set at 472. This is the fourth French-language proficiency- category draw in 2023.

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#266 category-based Express Entry draw invites 500 French-speaking candidates

September 27, 2023

Latest Express Entry draw issues 3,000 ITAs for candidates with a CRS score of 504

IRCC conducted the latest Express Entry Draw on 26 September 2023. It was an All-program draw that issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,000 candidates. The minimum CRS required to apply for Canada PR was 504. In September 2023, 29 Express Entry Draws were held and issued ITAs to 84,948 candidates.

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Latest Express Entry draw issues 3,000 ITAs for candidates with a CRS score of 504

September 25, 2023

NewFoundland and Labrador’s Virtual Immigration Fair: East & Southeast Asia

Canadian province, Newfoundland and Labrador is open for Virtual Immigration Fair for individuals from East and Southeast Asia. Interested candidates can register online via the official website to attend a live Immigration Program session with the Immigration officers in NFL. Candidates will also get an opportunity to network with potential Canadian employers. Don’t delay, Register now!

September 24, 2023

Around 60% of Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals (IEHPs) are employed in their course of study in Canada, as per Statistics Canada!

The latest reports released by Statistics Canada revealed that 58% of IEHPs in Canada are said to be working in their field of study, and out of the 259,694 IEHPs in Canada, around 76% of the professionals were employed.

September 23, 2023

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario, and PEI invited 2,115 candidates in 3rd week of September 2023

Canada PNP Draws: 2,115 candidates were invited via the 3rd week of September, 2023 PNP draws. Five Canadian provinces, namely, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario conducted the draws, with a CRS score range of 40-723. Ontario issued the highest number of invitations to 671 candidates.

The table given below has details of the PNP draws in the Week 3 of September 2023.

PNPs

Date of the Draw

Categories

No of candidates invited

Minimum CRS score

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

September 21, 2023

Skilled Worker in Manitoba, All occupations, International Education Stream & Skilled Worker Overseas

620

612-723

British Columbia Provincial Nominee program (BC PNP)

September 19, 2023

Skilled Worker & International Graduate

225

60-111

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

September 12 & 14, 2023

Alberta Express Entry

442

301-383

PEI PNP

September 21, 2023

Business Work Permit Entrepreneur & Labour & Express Entry Invitations

157

80

Ontario Nominee Program (OINP)

September 19 &  21, 2023

Masters Graduate stream, PhD Graduate stream & French-speaking skilled Worker stream

671

40-434

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Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario, and PEI invited 2,115 candidates in 3rd week of September 2023

September 21, 2023

First-ever Express Entry draw for Transport Occupations issued 1000 ITAs

IRCC conducted the first-ever Express Entry draw for Transport Occupation. The draw was held on 20 September 2023, and Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 1000 candidates. The CRS score required to receive an ITA was set at 435. The table given below has the list of occupations along with the NOC codes that are eligible for the Transport Occupation category.

Occupation

2021 NOC code 2021 TEER category
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors 93200 3
Transport truck drivers 73300 3
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators 72604 2
Engineer officers, water transport 72603 2
Deck officers, water transport 72602 2
Air traffic controllers and related occupations 72601 2
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors 72600 2
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors 72404 2
Railway Carmen/women 72403 2
Managers in transportation 70020 0

First-ever Express Entry draw for Transport Occupations issued 1000 ITAs

September 20, 2023

Express Entry #263 draw invited 3,200 candidates to apply for Canada PR

The IRCC conducted the first Express Entry Draw for September on 19 September 2023. The #263 Express Entry draw invited 3,200 candidates to apply for Canada PR with a CRS score of 531. It was an All-program draw and selected candidates from FSTP, FSWP, CEC and PNP immigration programs.

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Express Entry #263 draw invited 3,200 candidates to apply for Canada PR

September 19, 2023

Express Entry #263 draw invites 3,200 candidates to apply for Canada PR

On September 19, IRCC invited 3,200 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was set to 531 for the draw.

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September 15, 2023

IRCC to accept 15,000 applications under PGP in 2023

On October 10, 2023, IRCC will issue ITAs to 24,200 interested potential sponsors to receive up to 15,000 complete applications.

September 13, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 183 candidates under skills immigration

British Columbia invited 183 candidates under three different streams on Sep 13, 2023.

September 12, 2023

Prince Edward Island – International Recruitment Event in Singapore, Belgium and France

PEI International Recruitment to be held in 2023 in Singapore, Belgium and France. Frequent International Recruits to be conducted by the PEI in 2023. PEI office of Immigration plans on recruiting more international workers to make up for the workforce demands in PEI. Occupations like Healthcare, Trades, IT, Construction, Hospitality, and Manufacturing.

September 11, 2023

Does your college make the cut as a ‘Trusted Institution’? Check Canada’s updated ISP

IRCC plans on implementing a new Trusted Institution Framework to its student visa program by 2024. The Framework is set to focus on streamlining the International Student Program (ISP) by the IRCC.

September 09, 2023

BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario invited 1,103 candidates in 1st week of September 2023

Four provinces held 4 draws and invited 1,103 candidates in the first week of September 2023.  

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September 07, 2023

OINP, SINP, MPNP issued 881 invitations

Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan issued 881 invitations on September 07, 2023 under 5 different streams. 

September 06, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 222 invitations

British Columbia invited 222 candidates under three different streams on Sep 06, 2023. 

September 04, 2023

Top 10 cities in Canada ranked as the safest, as per Rentola

Ten safest cities in Canada, as per the safety score:

  • Barrie, Ontario: 7.13;
  • Brantford, Ontario: 7.00;
  • Guelph, Ontario: 6.84;
  • Toronto, Ontario: 6.63;
  • Saint John, New Brunswick: 6.63;
  • Bellelville, Ontario: 6.43;
  • Windsor, Ontario: 6.42;
  • St. Catharines-Niagra, Ontario: 6.40;
  • Lethbridge, Alberta; 6.37;
  • Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ontario: 6.29

September 02, 2023

The IRCC website to be under Maintenance on September 6, 2023

The IRCC website is scheduled for system maintenance on the 6th of September 2023. Candidates who are due to create and submit their ITA/EE profiles are advised to do so before the 4th of September. This online service will be unavailable from 12:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Eastern time, in order to perform system maintenance.

September 01, 2023

IRCC held 4 Express Entry draws in August 2023 and issued 8,600  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in August 2023 are given below:

Draw No.

Date Invitations issued Reference links
262 Aug 15, 2023 4,300

Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 4300 ITAs

261

Aug 03, 2023 1,500 First Express Entry Trade Occupation Specific Draw issued 1500 ITAs
260 Aug 02, 2023 800

IRCC held a targeted Express Entry Draw and invited 800 French speakers

259

Aug 01, 2023 2,000

Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs

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September 01, 2023

Outlook of Canada PNP draws held in August 2023

The details of the Canada PNP draws held in August 2023 are given below:

August 2023 Canada PNP draws
Province Name Date Invitations Issued
Alberta Provincial Nominee Program August 1-August 26, 2023 815
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)  August 1-August 29, 2023 937
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)   August 1-August 30, 2023 9906
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) August 10-August 31, 2023 1526
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI-PNP) August 03-August 31, 2023 222
Quebec Immigration Program August 10, 2023 1306
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) August 16, 2023 642
Total no. of invitations issued in August 2023 15,354

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August 30, 2023

Ontario invited 772 candidates on August 30, 2023

Ontario PNP draw held on 30 August 2023, issued 772 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) under the Masters graduate stream. Candidates with a CRS score range of 44+ received the invitations. 

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August 29, 2023

British Columbia issues 155 ITAs via the latest BC PNP Draw

BC PNP draw held on 29 August 2023, issued 155 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) to eligible candidates with a CRS score range of 60-88. The BC PNP draw targeted Tech, Healthcare, Childcare and other priority occupations. 

August 28, 2023

Work in Canada Virtual Job Fair. Register now for New Brunswick’s Multi-Sector Recruitment Event 2023.

New Brunswick, Canada Recruitment Event offers a unique opportunity for skilled professionals to work in Canada. It provides a distinct way of life and exciting career opportunities, which help you to settle in Canada in one step.

Reserve your spot today for NB Virtual Recruitment Event!

2023 NB Virtual Recruitment Various Sectors
International Recruitment Mission in the Healthcare Sector
September 12-14 Casablanca, Morocco
September 16-17 Brussels, Belgium
Live and Work in New Brunswick
September 12 & 13 Casablanca, Morocco
September 16 & 17 Brussels, Belgium

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August 26, 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in the 4th week of August 2023

Alberta, BC, & Manitoba held 3 draws and invited 1256 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table:

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates Scores
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) August 22, 2023 EEBC stream 230 60-109
Alberta Provincial Nominee Program August 22, 2023 Alberta Express Entry Stream 403 303-408
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program August 24, 2023 Skilled Worker in Manitoba 623 612-724

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August 25, 2023

Are you an Optometrist? Canada needs you…

For optometrists, chiropractors, and other health diagnosing and treating positions, over the period 2022 – 2031, new job openings arising from expansion demand and replacement demand are expected to total 17,900,” notes Job Bank. Currently, Canada is in dire need of 700 optometrists. The average annual salary of an Optometrist in Canada is $167,858.

An Optometrist can migrate to Canada through the following pathways:

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST) program
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

August 24, 2023

‘Quebec Immigration numbers should be raised to 60,000,’ suggests the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal suggests that Quebec should increase its immigration target to 60,000. This is one of the six proposals put forward by the board. The other recommendations include:

  • Establishing the province’s capacity for integration.
  • Decreasing the processing time for permanent residency applications.
  • Consistently admitting candidates through the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ).
  • Elevating the intake of skilled immigrants in the construction sector to address housing supply issues.
  • Collaborating with the francization support network and the business sector to enhance francization services for new arrivals.

August 23, 2023

Two important changes in Agri-Food Pilot Program to fulfill the workforce demands in Canada

On August 18, 2023, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced two modifications to its Agri-Food Pilot program in response to Canada’s labor requirements.

  • The first change allows family members of all participants in the program to obtain open work permits.
  • The second update is that the IRCC will now accept letters from unions as proof of a candidate’s work experience, offering an alternative to employer reference letters.

August 22, 2023

‘Canada to rank as the top destination for International Start-Up Founders,’ OECD reports

Canada was deemed by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD) 2023 Migration Policy reports to be the topmost country for immigrant start-up founders.
These indicators include a multidimensional perspective which is based on the metrics of quality of opportunity, income and tax, future prospects, skills environment, family environment, inclusiveness, quality of life, and visa and admission policy.

August 21, 2023

IRCC implements easier pathway to immigration for Hong Kong residents

From August 15, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has allowed Hong Kong residents to pursue permanent residency in Canada through Stream B (Canada work experience) without requiring a post-secondary education for eligibility.

Stream A: In-Canada graduates
Stream B: Canadian work experience

August 19, 2023

Canada PNP Draws issued 7,915 invitations in 3rd week of August 2023

BC, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, and Saskatchewan held 5 draws and invited 7,915 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table:

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates Scores
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) August 15 & 16, 2023

Skilled Trades stream

Foreign Worker stream

Masters Graduate stream

Ph.D. Graduate stream

5450 23-495
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Aug 15, 2023 EEBC stream 297 60-110
Quebec Immigration Program Aug, 2023 RSWP 1384 591
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI-PNP) Aug 17, 2023 Labour & Express Entry Invitations 142 138
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Aug 16, 2023 International Skilled Worker Category 642 60

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August 18, 2023

Express Entry prioritizes 82 jobs under occupation specific draws

To overcome severe workforce shortages across many industries, Canada’s Express Entry system targets 82 jobs in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare – 35
  • STEM – 24
  • Trades – 10
  • Transport – 10
  • Agriculture and Agri-foods – 3

August 17, 2023

Quebec invited 1384 candidates having a CRS score of 596

On August 10, 2023, Quebec held Arrima Draw and issued 1384 ITAs for candidates with a CRS score of above 596.

August 16, 2023

Save $40,000 on your first home in Canada

The Government of Canada has announced a new tax-free first home savings account (FHSA) to help Canadians save for a down payment on their first home. The FHSA is a registered savings account that helps Canadians to contribute up to CAD 8,000 per year, with a lifetime limit of CAD 40,000.

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August 15, 2023

Canada issued 4300 ITAs in the latest Express Entry Draw

On August 15, IRCC invited 4,300 candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR). This was the highest number of invitations issued in a single draw since 27th June 2023. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was set to 496 for the draw.

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August 12, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: BC and Manitoba invited 810 candidates in 2nd week of August 2023

BC and Manitoba held 2 draws and invited 810 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table: 

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates Scores
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Aug 09, 2023 EEBC stream 195 60-110
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Aug 10, 2023 Skilled Worker in Manitoba 615 605-708

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Aug 09, 2023

Immigration is the key factor to meet Canada’s job market demands

Miller emphasizes that immigration is a key factor that helps Canada combat the country’s aging natural population. Hence, IRCC plans to keep immigration levels the same or continue raising them over time to meet the demands of the workforce.

Aug 08, 2023

Canada plans to launch a Recognized Employer Pilot for temporary foreign professionals

The Canadian government announced its launch of the Recognized Employer Pilot Program in September. The Recognized Employer Pilot will operate under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Aug 05, 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in 1st week of August 2023

Alberta, BC, Ontario, and PEI held 4 draws and invited 3,984 candidates.

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Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, and PEI invited 3,984 candidates in 1st week of August 2023

August 03, 2023

First Express Entry Trade Occupation Specific Draw issued 1500 ITAs

Canada holds First-Ever Targeted Category-Based Express Entry Draw for Trades Occupations. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the first-ever targeted category-based Express Entry draw for trade occupations. On 3rd August, 2023, the IRCC invited 1,500 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 388.

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August 02, 2023

IRCC held targeted Express Entry Draw and invited 800 French speakers

Canada held two consecutive Express Entry draws in the first week on August 2023. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 800 French-speaking candidates in the latest Express Entry draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement was 435.

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August 01, 2023

Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs

In the latest Express Entry draw of 2023, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited more candidates. Canada issued 2,000 invitations in an all-program Express Entry draw with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score requirement of 517.

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Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs

August 01, 2023

Canada Express Entry monthly round-up: Nearly 10,000 ITAs issued in July 2023

IRCC held six Express Entry draws in July 2023 and issued 9,600  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in July 2023 were given below:

Draw no. Date Round type Invitations issued CRS score
258 July 12, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 3,800 375
257 July 11, 2023 No Program Specified 800 505
256 July 7, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 2,300 439
255 July 6, 2023 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 1,500 463
254 July 5, 2023 STEM occupations (2023-1) 500 486
253 July 4, 2023 No Program Specified 700 511

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August 01, 2023

Canada PNP monthly round-up: 6,472 candidates were invited in July 2023

In July 2023, seven provinces of Canada held 17 PNP draws and invited 6,472 candidates globally.

Province No. of candidates invited
Alberta 304
BC 746
Manitoba 1744
Ontario 1904
PEI 106
Quebec 1633
Saskatchewan 35

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July 31, 2023

Skills Immigration application fee increased to $1,475

A rise in the BC PNP Skills Immigration application fee of $1,475 will be effective from August 01, 2023.

July 27, 2023

Y-Axis extends a warm welcome to Canada’s New Immigration Minister, Marc Miller

Canada welcomed its new Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, in the early hours of July 26, 2023. The announcement was made by Justin Trudeau following the recent changes in the cabinet.

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July 26, 2023

Canada plans to welcome 600 new Permanent Residents under the Start-Up Visa Program

During the first five months of this year, the SUV program has seen a 4.2% increase in new permanent residents, tallying up to 250 individuals compared to 240 during the same timeframe the previous year. If the SUV continues to attract new residents at this pace, the total number of new permanent residents is projected to reach 600 by the end of 2023.

July 25, 2023

Canada to hire more workforce to meet the growing market demands!

As per the StatsCan reports, Canada desperately needs skilled workers and immigrants to fill the labor scarcity. According to 2023-2025, Canada Immigration Levels Plan emphasizes welcoming 266,210 skilled professionals to the country in 2023 alone, and the count might rise to 310,250 by the year 2025.

24 July 2023

Canada plans to process spousal TRVs in 30 days with a 90% approval rate. Apply now!

IRCC plans to process time Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs) for spousal applicants within 30 days. In short, Canadians or PRs who have spouses and dependents overseas can reunite with their families sooner and begin settling in their communities.

22 July 2023

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario & PEI invited 2,226 candidates in 3rd week of July 2023

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario & PEI held 5 draws and invited 2226 candidates in the third week of July 2023.

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15 July 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in 2nd week of July 2023 

BC and Manitoba held 2 draws and invited 747 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table:

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates CRS scores
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) July 11, 2023 EEBC stream 207 60-109
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (SINP) July 13, 2023 Skilled Worker stream 540 604-774

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12 July 2023

Canada invites 3800 candidates in the French language category based draw

Express Entry draw, held on July 12, 2023, was a French language category-based draw and invited 3,800 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 375. The highest CRS score for a French language category-based draw in 2023 was 439, held on July 7, and invited 2,300 ITAs.

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11 July, 2023

5th Express Entry draw in July 2023, issued 800 ITAs

The most recent Express Entry draw held on July 11, 2023, is an all-program draw and invited 800 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 505. The highest CRS score for an all-program draw in 2023 was 511, held on July 04 draw.

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07 July, 2023

First-ever French Express Entry Draw issued 2300 ITAs

Canada held its fourth Express Entry draw in a row in July 2023! In this draw, IRCC invited 2,300 candidates with strong French-speaking abilities. Applicants having a CRS score of 439 were invited in this draw. This is the lowest CRS score recorded in 2023.

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First-ever French Express Entry Draw issued 2300 ITA

06 July, 2023

Express Entry draw invited 1500 healthcare professionals with a lowest CRS score of 463

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has continued its streak of inviting Express Entry candidates, issuing 1,500 invitations to individuals eligible under the healthcare category. Candidates who received invitations had a minimum ComprehensiveRanking System (CRS) score of 463, the lowest score seen in any Express Entry draw in 2023.

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Express Entry draw invited 1500 healthcare professionals with a lowest CRS score of 463

July 05, 2023

First Express Entry STEM draw invited 500 candidates with a CRS score 486

In 2023, the first Express Entry STEM draw was held on July 05, 2023, and invited 500 STEM professionals. Candidates with a 486 cut-off score received ITAs.

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First Express Entry STEM draw invited 500 candidates with a CRS score 486

July 04, 2023

#253 Express Entry draw issued 700 ITAs in all program draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted an all-program draw, inviting 700 candidates through the Express Entry system. Candidates must meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 511 to be eligible for an invitation.

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July 03, 2023

From August 10, ‘Canada SDS does not require 6.0 bands in individual sections’ by IRCC

The IRCC announced new changes to the IELTS, starting from August 10, 2023. Changes have been made for IELTS- Test-takers who are applying for work permits via the SDS program. Candidates can now score a minimum of overall 6.0 band score in IELTS without the requirement of 6.0 in individual sections of IELTS.

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From August 10, ‘Canada SDS does not require 6.0 bands in individual sections’ by IRCC

July 01, 2023

Canada PNP Round-Up, June 2023

In June 2023, 7 provinces of Canada held 20 PNP draws and invited 7,904 candidates globally. Here is the list of provinces that held PNP draws in June 2023.

  • Alberta
    BC
    Manitoba
    Ontario
    PEI
    Quebec
    Saskatchewan

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Canada PNP Immigration results for June 2023, issued 7,904 invitations

July 01, 2023

Highlights: Express Entry Round-up, June 2023

IRCC held three Express Entry draws in June 2023 and issued 9,600  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in June were given below:

Draw no. Date Draw ITAs CRS score
#252 June 28, 2023 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 500 476
#251 June 27, 2023 All program 4300 486
#250 June 8, 2023 All program 4800 488

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