Eligibility Requirements for Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Applicants Unveiled

Canada has published the requirements candidates must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program. Earlier this year the government of Canada has unveiled a new 5-year experimental economic immigration pilot. It will help rural and northern communities in Ontario, Western Canada, and three territories attract and Read More …

Quebec Has Held a Second Immigration Draw under the New Arrima System

Quebec has published details of the final draw held under the new Arrima immigration system. Who are the candidates who received the invitations? Since the launch of the Arrima system, Quebec has sent 950 invitations to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de Sélection du Québec, CSQ).  On August 19, new information was published Read More …

August Express Entry Draws: the Cut-Off Score Has Been Lowered After a Slight Increase

During the latest Express Entry draws held on August 12 and 20 Canada sent a large number of invitations to apply while the cut-off score was lowered after a minor increase. The Government of Canada issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to permanent residence candidates during the both Express Entry draws held on August 12 Read More …

Newfoundland and Labrador Is About to Surpass the Immigration Target

Canada’s youngest and easternmost province will welcome over 1,700 immigrants — the immigration target will be surpassed three years earlier than expected. This year, Newfoundland and Labrador will surpass the immigration target for 2022. Two years after the launch of its provincial immigration program, this Maritime province is overloaded with applications from foreigners who wish Read More …

Issuance of Work Permits Delayed Due to Influx of Temporary Workers in Canada

For some occupations, the processing time to issue an LMIA has been increased up to 4 months. The federal government of Canada reports of the continuing delays in processing Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs). Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), which governs the issuance of work permits in Canada and LMIA applications, has published the Read More …

Canadians Pay Some of the Highest Internet Prices in the World

The study conducted by Rewheel, a Finnish consultancy specializing in mobile technology research, showed that Canada ranks as one of the highest in the developed world in terms of wireless pricing. Rewheel studied how many gigabytes 4G Internet users can get for 30 euros (about 45 Canadian dollars). The study covers countries of the Organization Read More …

New California: Toronto’s Tech Sector Catches Up with Silicon Valley

The Toronto technology sector is on the rise and is currently ahead of similar large North American tech hubs, including Washington, D. C., New York, Austin, and Boston. CBRE, an American commercial real estate services and investment firm, has released the Scoring Tech Talent report that shows that Toronto has become the third largest IT Read More …

Immigrants in Quebec Will Get an Increased Allowance To Attend French Courses

Free courses will be available to temporary workers, foreign students, and their spouses, as well as to foreigners who have lived in Quebec for more than five years. Quebec is investing more than C$70 million in teaching French new immigrants to improve their integration into the local community. The Coalition for Quebec’s Future, the province’s Read More …

Starting a Business in Quebec Will Be Even Easier

New federal investments will create tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs and will save thousands of dollars to potential business owners. The Canadian federal government will invest in helping small business owners in Quebec to “start-up, scale-up, and access new markets,” said Richard Hébert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business. New federal government initiatives will Read More …

Alberta is Developing Programs of Immigration to Rural Areas

Alberta authorities have promised to launch two new immigration programs that will attract 40,000 immigrants to rural areas of the province. Alberta’s premier Jason Kenney has promised to create two new immigration programs: the Rural Renewal Program and the Rural Entrepreneur Immigration Program. Consultations on those programs will begin in the fall of 2019 and Read More …