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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 Program. 
 

Life in Canada
 

People are more passionate about immigrating to Canada. This is because of the warm, welcoming nature, eased immigration policies, high standards of living, better job prospects, career growth, the best and free healthcare services, better retirement plans, and whatnot. The life of an Indian immigrant in Canada is always sorted with the best possibilities, a better lifestyle, and an academically advanced education for children. 
 

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All you need to know about an immigrant's life in Canada 

 

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: 

Canada Immigration – Express Entry
 

Canada’s Express Entry is the most sought-after immigration program in the world. Launched in 2015, it is the first Canadian immigration program to use a points-based system to assess the eligibility of individuals looking to migrate to Canada.

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

Canada Express Entry draws in 2024
 

Draw no. Date Immigration program Invitations issued Reference Links
302 July 08, 2024 French language proficiency 3,200 4th Express Entry Draw in July invites 3200 French Professionals
301 July 05, 2024 Healthcare occupations 3,750 Canada Express Entry #301 draw invites 3750 candidates to apply for a PR Visa
300 July 04, 2024 Trade occupations  1800 Latest Express Entry Draw issued 1800 Invitations
299 July 02, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program  920 First Express Entry Draw of July issued 920 ITAs
298 June 19, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program  1,499 Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1499 candidates to apply for Canada PR
297 May 31, 2024 Canadian Experience Class 3,000

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3000 Canadian Experience Class candidates. Apply now!

296 May 30, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program  2,985 Breaking news! Canada Express Entry Draw issued 2985 ITAs after a long pause
295 April 24, 2024 French language proficiency 1,400

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1400 French Professionals

294 April 23, 2024 All Program draw 2,095

#294 Express Entry Draw invites 2095 candidates

293 April 11, 2024 STEM Professionals 4,500 #293 Express Entry Draw invites 4500 STEM professionals
292 April 10, 2024 All Program draw 1,280 Latest Express Entry Draw: IRCC invites 1280 candidates in the first draw of April 2024
291 March 26, 2024 French language proficiency 1500 Express Entry category-based draw invites 1500 French-speaking professionals
290 March 25, 2024 All Program draw 1,980 Latest Express Entry Draw invited 1980 candidates with a CRS score of 524
289 March 13, 2024 Transport occupations 975 First Category-based Express Entry Draw for Transport Occupations in 2024 issued 975 ITAs
288 March 12, 2024 All Program draw 2,850 Latest Canada Express Entry draw invites 2,850 candidates to apply for Canada PR
287 February 29, 2024 French language proficiency 2,500 Express Entry Leap Year Draw: Canada invites 2,500 candidates on February 29, 2024
286 February 28, 2024 All Program draw 1,470 General Express Entry draw issued 1,470 ITAs with a CRS score of 534
285 February 16, 2024 Agriculture and Agri-food occupations  150 Express Entry Draw invites 150 candidates in Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations
284 February 14, 2024 Healthcare occupations 3,500  Express Entry invites 3,500 candidates in a healthcare category-based draw
283 February 13, 2024 All Program draw 1,490 Latest Canada Express Entry Draw invited 1490 candidates to apply for Canada PR
282 February 1, 2024 French Language Proficiency 7,000 Biggest Express Entry Draw! 7,000 ITAs issued in French Language Category
280 January 23, 2024 All Program draw 1,040 Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1040 candidates to apply for Canada PR
279 January 10, 2024 All Program draw 1,510 First Express Entry Draw of 2024: Canada invites 1510 Skilled Workers


Immigration 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. A PNP nomination adds 600 points to the candidate’s profile, eventually qualifying the candidate 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.  
 

Migrate 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 Policy, 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.

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 Immigration Categories for Indians
 

The list of Canada Visa for Indians includes the following:  
 


Canada Immigration 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 - 27 months
FSTP- 49 months
CEC - 19 months
PNPs - 14 months
Canada PR Visa 107 days
Canada PR Visa Renewal 90 days.
Canada Work Visa 14 weeks
Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)  8 – 29 business days 
Study visa 12 weeks
Canadian Citizenship 24 months.
Canada Visitor visa 164 days
Canada Spousal sponsorship (Dependent visa) 20 months
Super Visa 31 months
Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) 2 – 6 months.
Start-Up Visa 31 months.


Eligibility criteria to Immigrate to Canada
 

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:
 

Canadian 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 Points Calculator 
 

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).

 

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
     

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


How much does it cost to immigrate to Canada?
 

The table below shows the Canada visa fees from India for each type:
 

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

 

63315 Invitations Issued from Jan 2024 to date in the year 2024

Express Entry/ Province Draw

January

February

March

April

Total

Express Entry

3280

16110

7305

5780

43,454

Alberta

130

157

75

48

410

British Columbia

974

812

634

170

2590

Manitoba

698

282

104

363

1447

Ontario

8122

6638

11092

 

25852

Prince Edward Island

134

223

83

66

506

Saskatchewan

0

0

35

 

35

Total

13338

24222

19328

6427

63315

 

Latest Canada Immigration News

July 11, 2024

OINP issued 1277 NOIs under Skilled Trades Stream

The latest Ontario PNP draw was held on July 11, 2024. 1277 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) were issued under the Skilled Trades Stream. The latest draw was the second PNP draw of July 2024 following the draw held on July 09, 2024. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was between 408-435 points. 

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July 09, 2024

Ontario and BC PNP draws issued 1737 ITAs under six streams

The latest PNP draws conducted by Ontaio and British Columbia on July 09, 2024 issued 1737 ITAs together. Maximum number of ITAs were issued by Ontario inviting 1666 candidates while British Columbia issued 71 ITAs via the latest PNP draws. The minimum CRS score range was between 50-134 points. 

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July 09, 2024

AAIP Applications will be open from July 09, 2024

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) is accepting applications from July 09, 2024. The next slot is to open on August 13, 2024. EOIs can be submitted by willing candidates for the following streams: 

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream

 

July 09, 2024

4th Express Entry Draw in July invites 3200 French Professionals

Canada held the latest Express Entry on July 08, 2024 for French language professionals . IRCC invited 3200 candidates to apply for Canada PR. The lowest CRS score for the fourth  Express Entry draw of July 2024 was 420 points. 

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July 06, 2024

Express Entry will be holding more category-based Draws in 2024

In a recent announcement IRCC has notified that the department will be conducting more category-based express Entry draws in 2024. Category-based draws would contribute towards the development of the Canadian economy and meet Canada’s labor market requirements.

July 05, 2024

Canada Express Entry #301 draw invites 3750 candidates to apply for PR Visa

The latest Express Entry draw was held on July 05, 2024 for healthcare occupations.  IRCC issued 3750 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the latest Express Entry draw. The minimum CRS score for the draw was 445 points. 

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July 05, 2024

Updates in the HCP, FSSW and Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP) has announced new changes to the educational requirement for nurses willing to apply for Human capital Priorities (HCP) and the French Speaking Skilled Worker(FSSW) streams. The new changes aim to ease the qualification procedure for nurses applying for OINP. 

Nurses are exempted from this education requirement if: 

  • They are registered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in the General, Extended, or Temporary class 
  • Their primary NOC falls under one of the following occupations:

NOC Code

Occupation 

NOC 31300

Nursing coordinators and supervisors

NOC 31301

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 31302

Nurse practitioners

NOC 32101

Licensed practical nurses

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) expanded the list of occupations eligible for the stream for job roles located outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The newly added occupations include: 

NOC Codes 

Occupations 

NOC Codes 

Occupations 

NOC 14400

Shippers and Receivers

NOC 94120

Sawmill machine operators

NOC 14402

Production logistics workers

NOC 94121

Pulp mill, papermaking and finishing machine operators

NOC 65320

Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations

NOC 94123

Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders

NOC 74200

Railway yard and track maintenance workers

NOC 94142

Fish and seafood plant workers

NOC 74203

Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers

NOC 94143

Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

NOC 74204 

Utility maintenance workers

NOC 94200

Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

NOC 74205

Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers

NOC 94202

Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing

NOC 75101

Material handlers

NOC 94203

Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers

NOC 75119

Other trades helpers and labourers

NOC 94205

Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing

NOC 75211

Railway and motor transport labourers

NOC 94211

Assemblers and inspectors of other wood products

NOC 75212

Public works and maintenance labourers

NOC 94212

Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

NOC 85102

Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers

NOC 95100

Labourers in mineral and metal processing

NOC 94101

Foundry workers

NOC 95101

Labourers in metal fabrication

NOC 94102

Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters

NOC 95103

Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing

NOC 94103

Concrete, clay and stone forming operators

NOC 95104

Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing

NOC 94104

Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

NOC 95106

Labourers in food and beverage processing

NOC 94112 

Rubber processing machine operators and related workers

NOC 95107

Labourers in fish and seafood processing

 

July 04, 2024

Canada issues 1,800 ITAs in the latest Express Entry Draw for trade occupations

The latest Express Entry draw was held on July 04, 2024.  IRCC issued 1800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for trade occupations. The minimum CRS SCore required to be eligible for the draw was 436 points. 

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July 04, 2024

Manitoba draw held on 04th July 2024

The latest MPNP draw held on July 04, 2024 issued 126 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). Candidates under the Skilled worker overseas and International Education Stream were invited to apply for Canada PR. The lowest CRS score for eligible candidates was 709 points. 

July 03, 2024

The latest BC PNP draw issued 77 ITAs! 

British Columbia held the latest PNP draw on July 03, 2024. The province invited 77 candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate stream. The CRS score range for eligible candidates was between 80-122 points.

July 02, 2024

First Express Entry Draw of July issued 920 ITAs

IRCC held the latest Express Entry draw on July 02, 2024. The department issued 920 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the first Express Entry draw of July 2024. The lowest CRS score for the draw was 739 points. 

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July 01, 2024

Canada Draws in June 2024: Express Entry and PNP draws issued 6118 ITAs

The IRCC issued a total of 6118 Invitations to Apply ITAs) via the Express Entry and PNP draws held in the ‘sixth month of the year’. There was a single Express Entry draw which invited 1499 candidates and 4619 ITAs were issued via the 17 PNP draws held. In total, there were 18 draws held in June 2024. 

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July 01, 2024

Canada has 575,000 Job Vacancies as on April 2024

Latest StatCan reports state that Canada has around 575,000 job vacancies as of April 2024. The highest number of job vacancies has been reported in the healthcare and social assistance sector. The average weekly earnings in Canada increased by 3.7% on a year-over-year basis, as of April 2024. 

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June 28, 2024

Canada’s citizenship bill changes delayed to Aug 2024

Canada has delayed the changes expected for the  First generation limit (FGL) rule of passing Canadian citizenship. The IRCC has stated that there would be a hearing on August 01, 2024 to discuss if an extension till December 2024 will be appropriate. 

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June 27, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, Manitoba, PEI and Quebec issued 2321 invitations 

Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Quebec held PNP draws in June 2024. 2321 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued altogether by the six provinces via the latest PNP draws. The minimum CRS score ranged between 80 -721. 

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June 26, 2024

323 ITAs issued via the latest MPNP and AAIP draws 

Manitoba and Alberta together issued 323 Invitations to Apply via the latest PNP draws. The Alberta PNP draw was held on June 18, 2024 and the Manitoba PNP draw was held on June 25, 2024. The minimum CRS score for the draw ranged between 301 and 506 points.

 

June 22, 2024

British Columbia announces Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Stream as Permanent one. Apply now!

British Columbia will make the Entrepreneur Regional Pilot Program permanent, naming it as Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Stream. The program will allow international entrepreneurs to set up businesses that can promote the regional areas of the province. 

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June 20, 2024

Ontario invited 212 candidates via the latest OINP draw 

On June 20, 2024 Ontario held the latest PNP draw inviting 212 candidates. ITAs were issued to candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The  minimum CRS scores for the draw was between 305-409 points. 

June 19, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1499 candidates to apply for Canada PR

IRCC held the latest Express Entry draw on June 19, 2024. The department invited 1,499 candidates to apply for Canada PR. The draw targeted to issue ITAs for PNP candidates. The CRS score for the lowest ranked candidate was 663 points. 

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June 18, 2024

Latest BC PNP  draw issued 75 Skills Immigration Invitations 

The latest BC PNP draw held on June 18, 2024 invited 75 candidates via Skills Immigration Invitations. Invitations were issued under 5 categories including healthcare, childcare, veterinary care, tech and construction. The CRS score range for eligible candidates was between 80-122. 

June 17, 2024

Ontario PNP Draw invited 190 candidates under 2 streams

Ontario issued 190 invitations to candidates on June 17, 2024. The 2 streams targeted in the recent Ontario draw were the Foreign Worker stream and the International Student stream, with a minimum CRS Score of 39 and above.

June 14, 2024

Canada issued more than 60,000 LMIAs in 2023

In 2023, Canada issued more than 60,000 LMIAs to support the recruiting of foreign workers. All the positions that receive LMIAs are often highly in demand within Canada. The three top positions that received LMIAs were within the administrative, construction, and farming sectors.

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June 13, 2024

Nova Scotia LOIs issued on 11th June 2024

Nova Scotia issued Letters of Interest to the Express Entry profiles on June 11, 2024. Individuals who have experience as podiatrists can participate in the podiatrist draw.

June 13, 2024

Target met for the Alberta Opportunity Stream and Tourism and Hospitality Stream

The application period for the Alberta Opportunity Stream and Accelerated Tech Pathway opened on June 11th, 2024. Only 430 applications will be accepted under the Alberta Opportunity Stream, and 30 applications for the Accelerated Tech Pathway. The next cap will open on July 9th, 2024.

June 13, 2024

SINP issued 120 invitations on June 13, 2024

On June 13, 2024, SINP issued 120 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 88. SINP targeted In-demand occupations AND Express Entry in this draw.

June 12, 2024

British Columbia and Ontario held PNP Draws and issued 310 ITAs

Two provinces of Canada, British Columbia and Ontario, conducted the latest PNP draws and issued Invitations to 310 candidates. The latest draws were held on June 11, 2024. British Columbia issued 66 Invitations to candidates with CRS scores ranging from 93 - 131. Ontario issued 244 ITAs for the foreign workers stream and International student’s stream.

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June 11, 2024

Quebec, BC, and Manitoba issued 1,763 invitations

Three Canadian provinces - British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba led PNP draws and invited 1,763 candidates. The combined CRS score range for the draws was 93-834. Quebec issued the highest number of invites to 1,441 candidates.

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June 7, 2024

Manitoba PNP draw issued 254 LAAs

The latest Manitoba PNP draw was held on June 6, 2024. Manitoba issued 254 Letters of Advice to Apply to candidates in this draw. The minimum CRS score for the recent draw ranges between 708 and 834. Manitoba targeted the International Education Stream and Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Overseas.

June 7, 2024

New proof of fund requirement for SINP Applicants

As of August 30, 2024, applicants to the SINP Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories must have proof of settlement funds that meet the new requirements of IRCC. As of May 27, 2024, all PR applications submitted to IRCC that require settlement funds must meet the new requirement.

June 5, 2024

4 Alberta Streams will resume accepting applications from June 11

The following streams and pathways have adopted the new approach, this will be effective from June 1, 2024.

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream

Applications will be accepted every month starting on the following dates: June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, and December 10. When the monthly application target is reached, no further applications will be accepted until the next date.

June 5, 2024

BC PNP Draw

On June 4, 2024, British Columbia held a PNP draw and issued 68 invitations. The draw targeted childcare, construction, healthcare, and tech occupations. The minimum CRS score for the draw ranges from 93 – 122.

June 5, 2024

Caregivers are now eligible for immediate Permanent Residency in Canada under the New Pilot Program – Apply Today!

Canada has announced new caregiver pilot programs for caregivers. Under the new Pilot Program, Canada grants home care workers with permanent resident status. Canada is looking to welcome 15,000 new permanent residents through caregiver programs as part of the 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan.

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June 4, 2024

232,000 Skilled Workers land jobs in multiple sectors in Canada: StatCan

The latest Statistics Canada data reveals that around 232,000 Skilled Workers landed jobs in multiple sectors in Canada. Workers landed more jobs in 11 out of 20 sectors in the third month of this year. Workers landed more jobs in 11 out of 20 sectors in the third month of 2024.

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June 1, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3000 Canadian Experience Class candidates. Apply now!

IRCC sent 3000 ITAs to Canadian Experience Class candidates in the latest Canada Express Entry Draw. The latest Express Entry Draw was held on 31 May, 2024. The minimum CRS Score for this draw was 522.

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May 30, 2024

Canada Express Entry Draw issued 2985 ITAs on May 30, 2024

After a long gap, Express Entry held a draw on May 30, 2024, and issued 2985 ITAs to candidates having a CRS score of 676. The #296 draw is a program-specific draw for candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). 

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May 28, 2024

BCPNP Draw issued 71 Skilled Immigration Invitations. Apply now!

4th BCPNP Draw held on May 28, 2024, issued 71 ITAs to candidates having a score ranging from 80-131.

May 24, 2024

#219 Manitoba PNP Draw issued 253 LAAs. Submit your EOI now!

The latest Manitoba PNP draw was held on May 24, 2024. 253 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued by the province. The minimum CRS Score range for the draw ranged between 688 and 782. This was the third PNP draw to be held in May 2024.

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May 23, 2024

British Columbia issued 79 PNP invitations

The latest BC PNP draw was held on May 22, 2024. 79 ITAs were issued to eligible candidates with minimum CRS scores between 80 and 122. This was the third draw of May 2024.

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May 22, 2024

Parents and Grandparents Program invitations will be sent out starting from 21st May 2024

Canada is to send out invitations to apply for the Parents and Grandparents Program. The department is willing to accept 35,700 applications, and 20,500 applications will be approved.  PGP applications from 2020 are to be considered through a lottery system. 

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May 17, 2024

Canada welcomed 393,500 new citizens in FY 2023-24

IRCC welcomed 393,500 new citizens between 2023 and 2024. The Immigration Minister is to hold citizenship ceremonies and events to celebrate the event. Toronto will celebrate its annual Newcomer's Day on May 23, 2024.

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May 15, 2024

BC PNP draw issued 77 ITAs under 5 categories. Submit your EOI now!

British Columbia held its latest PNP draw on May 14, 2024. The province invited 77 candidates to apply for PR via the recent PNP draw. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was between 80 and 131.

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May 14, 2024

Canada's employment increases by 90,000 and average salaries reach $35 per hour in April 2024

The employment rate in Canada increased by 0.4% and average salaries per hour reached $35 in April. Employment increased in a few industries, such as professional, scientific, and technical services, accommodation and food services, health care and social assistance, and natural resources.

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May 10, 2024

Manitoba PNP draw issued 371 LAAs

Manitoba issued 371 Letters of Advice to Apply to candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 698 - 836. The latest Manitoba draw was held on May 9, 2024.

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May 7, 2024

BC PNP draw issued 81 Skilled Immigration Invitations

The recent BC PNP Draw was held on 7th May 2024. 81 invitations were sent to Skills Immigration streams with cut off score ranging from 80-120. This was the first draw in May 2024.

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May 7, 2024

15 days to go! Canada PGP to accept 35,700 applications. Submit now!

The PGP will reopen on May 1st, 2024. This round will invite all applications submitted in 2020. The PGP will accept around 35,700 applications. The PGP allows permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their parents or grandparents for Canadian PR.

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May 3, 2024

Ottawa updated Application Processing Times

IRCC improved online processing times on May 2, 2024, to prevent new applicants from waiting longer to process their applications. The updated processing times are now available for a few applications.

May 2, 2024

Canada is hiring! PEI International Recruitment Event is open. Register now!

Register in PEI’s International Recruitment and grab a job opportunity in Canada. Recruitment events are conducted to support immigrants who choose to live and work in Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island invites students in International Recruitment event to study, work and explore unique experiences.

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April 30, 2024

Ontario increases minimum salary wage to $17.20 per hour. Apply for a Canada work permit now!

The Ontario government has officially confirmed that the new minimum wage increase for 2024 will be effective October 1, 2024. Ontario increased its minimum salary wage from $16.55 to $17.20 per hour.

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April 29, 2024

Job vacancies in Canada increased to 656,700 in February, up by 21,800 (+3.4%)

In February 2024, payroll employment in public administration increased by 6,600. The increase in overall job vacancies was mainly in the transportation, warehousing, finance, and insurance sectors. There were around 128,200 job vacancies in the social assistance and health care sectors in February.

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April 27, 2024

IRCC to hold more French category-based Express Entry Draws in 2024.

IRCC will conduct more French language proficiency category-based Express Entry draws, according to recent Access to Information Request (ATIP) of 2024. The French language proficiency category will receive around 30% of ITAs in 2024. IRCC will invite candidates based on admissions targets of Immigration Levels Plan (2024-2026).

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April 25, 2024

#295 Express Entry Draw issued 1400 invitations to French professionals
Canada Express Entry Draw was held on April 24, 2024 invites 1400 French Professionals. Candidates having a CRS cut off score of 410 recieved Invitations to Apply (ITAs). 

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April 25, 2024

BC, Quebec, PEI, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario invite 1762 provincial nominees

Canada Provincial Nomination results for the third and fourth week of April 2024: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and PEI issued 1762 invitations. Candidates having a CRS score ranging between 80 to 536 received the invitations. Quebec issued the highest number of invitations followed by Manitoba, Ontario, BC, PEI, and Saskatchewan. 

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April 24, 2024

#294 Express Entry Draw invites 2095 candidates

The latest Express Entry Draw was held on April 23, 2024. 2,095 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to eligible candidates with a minimum CRS cut-off score of 529.

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April 20, 2024

No LMIA required for the new Canada innovation work permit. Check your eligibility!

On April 15, Canada introduced a new 2-year Innovation work permit. This Innovation Stream will bring in highly skilled foreign workers without an LMIA. Family members of these foreign workers will be eligible to work under any employer in Canada. The 2-year Innovation Stream work permit will end on March 22, 2026.

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April 18, 2024

A 40-year high! Canada’s median salary soars to $45,380

In 2022, Canada’s median salary increased to $45,380. This was the highest increase in the last 40 years. Median annual wages increased in sectors like arts, accommodation and food services, entertainment, and recreation. Salary increases were seen more in provinces like Nunavut, Quebec, and New Brunswick.

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April 15, 2024

Ontario PNP releases new form for Employer Offer Stream. Check your eligibility now!

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) recently released an updated employer form. The Application for Approval of Employment Position must be submitted to get a nomination under the Employer Job Offer stream. Applications with the older form version will be marked incomplete, and the fee will be refunded. 

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April 12, 2024

#293 Express Entry Draw invites 4500 STEM professionals

The latest Express Entry Draw was conducted on April 11, 2024.  IRCC sent 4,500 invitations to candidates targeting STEM professionals.  The minimum CRS score requires by candidates was 491.

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April 11, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw: IRCC invites 1,280 candidates in the first draw of April 2024

The latest Canada’s Express Entry Draw was conducted on April 10, 2024. IRCC sent 1,280 invitations to candidates in a general draw. Candidates required a minimum CRS score of 549 to be invited.

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April 10, 2024

British Columbia and Manitoba PNP draws issues 455 invitations. Submit your application now!

Manitoba PNP issued 363 invitations for Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Overseas. British Columbia PNP issued 92 invitations with CRS Score ranging between 80- 116. British Columbia targeted Childcare, Construction, Healthcare, Tech, and Veterinary care workers.

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April 10, 2024

Canada increases its study permit cap to 606,000 for 2024.

Canada has set a limit for study permit applications for international students in 2024. This will have a major impact on Indian students as they are higher in number in Canada.

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April 6, 2024

Ontario's PNP quota increased to 21500 in 2024. Check out for more details.

IRCC allots Ontario the new annual provincial nominee quota. The OINP allotment has been increased to 21,500 in 2024 from 16,500 in 2023. Ontario expects to have more than 24,000 provincial nominee quota by 2025.

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April 6, 2024

IRCC announces Canada Study permit caps for all provinces.

IRCC has released the final allocation of study permits for all provinces for 2024. The allocations are distributed for each province based on their population. Ontario receives the largest number of allocations of study permits, 235,000.

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April 5, 2024

PEI PNP and Alberta issued 114 invitations. Submit your application now!

The PEI PNP draw was held on April 4th, 2024. Alberta PNP issued 48 invitations on April 2nd, 2024, with a minimum CRS Score of 66. PEI issued 41 invitations to individuals working in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Early Childhood Education sectors.

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April 4, 2024

BCPNP Draw invites 83 candidates in the first draw of April 2024

BCPNP Draw invited 83 candidates in the first draw of April 2024 with a minimum CRS Score ranging from 90 – 130. The draw targeted childcare, construction, and healthcare occupations.

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April 3, 2024

Increase in Canada PR fees is applicable from April 30, 2024. Apply now!

IRCC has announced that Canada’s PR fees will be increasing. The changes to Canada’s PR fees will be applicable from April 30, 2024. The fee changes are only applicable to the period between April 2024 and March 2026.

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April 2, 2024

Canada Draws in March 2024: Express Entry and PNP draws issued 21,762 ITAs

IRCC held the 22 Express Entry and PNP draws in March 2024 and invited 21,762 candidates. A total of 7,305 ITAs issued by Express Entry and 14,457 ITAs by PNP draws.

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April 2, 2024

Canada is the 2nd happiest country, World's Happiness Rankings 2024.

World Happiness Report (WHR) evaluates people's happiness in more than 140 countries. Canada is the 2nd happiest country among all G7 nations in the WHR 2024. The G7 countries include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the United States (US), and the EU.

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April 1, 2024

Indians rank No.1 with 139,775 Canada PRs in 2023

India has ranked No. 1 among Canada's Top 10 Source Countries of New Permanent Residents in 2023. Canadian population grew by 18.2%, from 118,245 in the previous year to 139,775 newcomers in 2023. China was second on the list of the Top 10 Most Important Sources with 31,780 new permanent residents.

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March 28, 2024

Nurses can now migrate to Canada easily via PASS program. Check your eligibility!

The Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) program helps nurses to immigrate to Canada. The PASS program helps to reduce the time internationally-educated nurses spend from arrival in Canada, with most of those immigrant nurses coming from the Philippines, India, Nigeria, and the United States.

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March 27, 2024

Canada PNP draws: British Columbia draw held on 26th March 2024 invites 131 candidates.

The PB PNP Draw held on 26th March sent invitations to 131 candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 85 – 114. The Draw targeted Skilled Workers and International Graduates.

March 27, 2024

Express Entry category based draw invites 1500 French speaking professionals

This Express Entry Draw was held on 26th March 2024. The Draw targeted French speaking professionals and invited 1500 candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 388.

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March 26, 2024

British Columbia PNP announces 3 new streams for international students.

BC PNP will introduce three new immigration streams for international graduates. Three new streams are the Bachelor’s stream, the Master’s stream, and the Doctorate stream. The updates are made so that students will be aware of the level of education and language skills required for being nominated up-front.

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March 26, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invited 1980 candidates with a CRS score of 524

This was the third Express Entry Draw of the month held on 25th March 2024.  The department of IRCC issued 1,980 invitations to apply (ITAs) in a general draw. The minimum CRS score of the candidates invited was 524.

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March 25, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, Quebec, and PEI issued 5181 invitations.

Five provinces – Ontario, British Columbia (BC), Quebec, Alberta, and PEI issued 5181 invitations. Canada provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and PEI conducted PNP draws. The CRS cut-off score for candidates to receive invitations ranges between 80-603 for the draws.

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March 22, 2024

Prince Edward Island and Ontario issued 2,366 ITAs via the latest Draws!

The PEI draw targeted construction, healthcare and Manufacturing sectors and issued 85 invitations to candidates with CRS Score 80. 2,281 invitations were issued by Ontario PNP Draw with CRS score ranging from 468 – 480.

March 22, 2024

Canada to announce first-ever cap on temporary residents

Immigration minister Marc Miller said that Canada has planned reduce the number of temporary residents. In 2024, there will be nearly 2.5 million temporary residents in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, around 40% of temporary residents had a work permit, 22% had study permit and 18% had asylum claimants.

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March 22, 2024

500 Canada Permanent Residence issued to Start-up visa candidates in Jan

A new record has been set by Canada’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) entrepreneur immigration program last year. Around 1,460 new permanent residents arrived to Canada through SUV program. In January 2024, nearly 500 immigrant entrepreneurs became permanent residents.

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March 21, 2024

Canada to process extra H1-B open work permit applications received on cap.

Canada announced to processing of more H-1B open work permit applications that have already been received. Immigration officials said they will process applications received under a temporary measure announced in July last year. The new temporary public policy was announced on March 18, which will reduce processing fees for minor children of H-1B holders.

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March 20, 2024

Canada PNP Draw: British Columbia and Ontario issued 1,645 invitations.

The latest Canada PNP Draw took place on March 19, 2024, and British Columbia issued 1,474 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Masters Graduates and PG Graduates. The minimum CRS score for this draw was 42 and above. Ontario issued 171 invitations with CRS Scores ranging from 80 to 125.

 

March 20, 2024

IRCC updates eligibility criteria for spousal open work permit. Check yours now!

On March 19, 2024, IRCC has introduced several changes to Canada’s international student program. IRCC said spouses and partners of international students are eligible for a spousal open work permit (SOWP). Partners and spouses are eligible for SOWP only if their sponsor has enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in Canada.

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March 16, 2024

Canada employment rose by 41,000 in Feb 2024.

Employment in Canada increased among core-aged people between 25 to 54 years old. In February, employment gains spread across several industries like food services, scientific, and technical services. The employment rate increased in Provinces like Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

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March 14, 2024

First Category-based Express Entry Draw for Transport Occupations in 2024 issued 975 ITAs

Express Entry draw #289 was held on 13, March 2024 and issued 975 Invitations to apply (ITAs) for candidates. The minimum CRS score of the candidates invited was 430. This Express Entry Draw targeted candidates from transport occupations.

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March 13, 2024

Join PEI, Canada's International Recruitment Event in April 2024! Get hired on spot!

Register now in PEI’s International Recruitment and grab a job opportunity in Canada. PEI International Recruitment to be held in April 2024 in the UK & Ireland. Prince Edward Island invites students to study, work and explore unique experiences.

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March 13, 2024

Latest Canada Express Entry draw invites 2,850 candidates to apply for Canada PR

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was held on 12th March 2024. Express Entry draw 288 invited 2,850 candidates from all programs to apply. The minimum CRS score of the candidates invited was 525. This Express Entry Draw was for the General category.

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March 13, 2024

The latest British Columbia PNP draw issued 192 invitations

The latest British Columbia PNP was held on March 12, 2024, and 192 invitations were issued to apply to eligible candidates with CRS scores ranging from 75 – 113. Invitations were issued for childcare, construction, healthcare, technology, and veterinary care occupations under the skilled worker and international graduate.

 

March 13, 2024

OINP invites 2,650 candidates for skilled trade, healthcare and technology occupations

The latest OINP draw was held on March 12, 2024, and 2,650 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were sent to candidates. The invitations were issued for skilled trade, healthcare and technology occupations with CRS Score 66 and above.

 

March 11, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: BC, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan issued 4986 invitations

Manitoba PNP issued 104 invitations, and Ontario issued 4687 invitations in the Draw’s held in the month of March 2024. Saskatchewan issued 35 invitations with a CRS Score of 614. British Columbia targeted General, Childcare, Construction, Healthcare, and Veterinary care workers and sent 160 invitations.

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March 8, 2024

$3 Million Investment by Nova Scotia for supporting Immigrants, check if you are eligible!

Nova Scotia is investing $3 Million to support immigrants. The funds are to boost English language training and support healthcare workers. The francophone population and other community initiatives are also taken to improve the retention of newcomers. The population of Nova Scotia reached 1,066,416 on Oct. 1, 2023. Among them, 11,800 were new residents.

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March 06, 2024

Latest British Columbia PNP draw issued 160 invitations

The latest British Columbia PNP was held on March 05, 2024 and issued 160 invitations to apply to eligible candidates with CRS scores ranging 70 – 126. Invitations were issued in the general draw, childcare, construction, healthcare, and veterinary care occupations under the skilled worker, international graduate, skilled worker – EEBC option, international graduate – EEBC option, and semi-skilled and entry level streams. 

March 02, 2024

PEI to welcome 1590 foreign workers in various sectors in 2024

Canadian province Prince Edward Island will be welcoming 1590 skilled foreign workers in 2024. 75% of nominations will be allocated to skilled workers in healthcare, childcare, trades and other industries. PEI will invite the most number of workers in the healthcare sector, followed by the manufacturing, sales and services sectors. Furthermore, the province aims to train those residing there, attract highly skilled workers, and retain them to build a strong and sustainable workforce. 

March 01, 2024

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

The latest PEI PNP draw was held on March 01, 2024 and issued a total of 24 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates working in the healthcare and construction sectors. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

March 01, 2024

AI jobs among data scientists are increasing in demand in Canada

The demand for AI professionals in Canada is increasing in demand due to effective collaboration between talent and innovation. There are over 15,000 AI-related jobs listed on LinkedIn. Cities like Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver have evolved into busy AI hubs for Data-scientists and there are many job opportunities for AI professionals from big tech corporations to start-ups from finance and healthcare to manufacturing and transportation. 

March 01, 2024

Express Entry Leap Year Draw: Canada invites 2,500 candidates on February 29, 2024

The latest Canada Express Entry Draw took place on February 29, 2024, and it issued 2,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) in a category based selection draw to eligible candidates demonstrating French language proficiency. The minimum required score for this draw was 336. As per Canada's immigration levels plan for 2024–2026, the nation intends to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, and 500,000 in each of 2025 and 2026.

February 29, 2024

General Express Entry draw issued 1,470 ITAs with a CRS score of 534

The latest Canada Express Entry Draw took place on February 28, 2024, and it issued 1,470 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates in a general draw. The minimum required score for this draw was 534. As per Canada's immigration levels plan for 2024–2026, the nation intends to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, and 500,000 in each of 2025 and 2026.

February 29, 2024

Temporary immigration to Quebec increased by 50% in 2023

The number of temporary residents in Quebec rose by 50% (528,034) in 2023. 167,435 people in Quebec became temporary work permit holders in 2023. Around 272,000 permanent immigrants and 112,000 temporary residents entered Quebec's workforce during this period. The International mobility program and temporary foreign worker program emerged as the top source for temporary foreign workers. Furthermore, Quebec aims to tackle labor shortages in the healthcare and construction field by recruiting foreign talent.  

February 28, 2024

New requirement for OINP applications: Applicant Consent Form

All applications being submitted for OINP program will be required to include an Application Consent Form starting from February 26, 2024. The form must be filled out correctly, dates, and signed by the applicant, spouse and dependents of applicant (if applicable), and submitted along with other documents. The Application Consent Form must be completed after receiving an ITA or NOI.

Note: Incomplete or incorrect forms will be rejected and applicants will receive a refund of the fee.

February 28, 2024

OINP to accept PTE Core as an English Language proficiency Test!

PTE Core as an English language proficiency Test will be now accepted by the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) starting from January 30, 2024. Students who received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) or a Notification of Interest (NOI) before January 30, 2024, will remain unaffected by the latest changes.

The score equivalency chart between PTE and CLB scores is given in the table below: 

CLB level

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

10

89-90

88-90

89-90

90

9

82-88

78-87

84-88

88-89

8

71-81

69-77

76-83

79-87

7

60-70

60-68

68-75

69-78

6

50-59

51-59

59-67

60-68

5

39-49

42-50

51-58

51-59

4

28-38

33-41

42-50

41-50

February 28, 2024

Canada to consider 30 hours work policy for international students

Immigration Minister of Canada announced various measures in improving the international student program. The full-time work policy for eligible students will be expanded till the end of April 2024 allowing them to study and also work for more than 20 hours a week. These work initiatives will help international students prepare for their success. Furthermore, Canada is also reducing temporary residents by limiting the spousal open work permits (SOWPs) and post-graduation work permits (PGWPs).

 

February 27, 2024

10 licenses to double your income in Canada

Canada offers a variety of licenses and certificates that can double your earning potential. There are 10 licenses in Canada that can help with an opportunity to earn more income than the 9 to 5 jobs, and having the appropriate license will help you advance your career. Obtaining a license will help you work in any industry like the healthcare, transport, skilled trades or other service industry related.

 

February 26, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Quebec, Alberta, BC, PEI invited 1701 candidates

Four Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, PEI, and Quebec) held PNP draws recently in February 2024 and issued a total of 1,701 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates. The minimum CRS score for the draws was between 60 – 613. Among all the provinces, Quebec issued the highest number of invitations to 1,034 candidates. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

 

February 24, 2024

PG Grads can now get a 3-year work permit in Canada.

Canada has implemented a few rules to its post-graduation work permit; master’s degree graduates, even under two years, can now qualify for a 3-year PGWP. Post-graduation work permit holders can work anywhere in Canada for any employer. They can work for as many hours as they like in Canada. The time period of your PGWP depends on the duration of your study program or the expiry date of your passport.

 

February 20, 2024

28,280 parents and grandparents get permanent residents of Canada in 2023

28,280 parents and grandparents have become new permanent residents through family sponsorship program in Canada in 2023. Overall immigration in Canada reached a record high with 471,550 foreign nationals becoming permanent residents, marking a 7.8% increase from previous year. Ontario emerged as the top province for new permanent residents by receiving a total of 13,545 PRs under PGP. Furthermore, Immigration levels plan 2024 – 2026 states that a total of 1.485 million immigrants will be welcomed in Canada over those three years.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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