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Canadian Immigration News – Weekly Roundup

This week in Canadian immigration news, the province of Saskatchewan issued 541 invitations to apply; the latest Express Entry draw selected 654 provincial nominee applicants and Hong Kong residents can now apply for a 3-year open work permit to Canada.

In partnership with ITC News, here are the top stories in Canadian immigration news for the week of February 8, 2021.

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SASKATCHEWAN’S BIGGEST PNP DRAW SAME WEEK IT CELEBRATES LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN CANADA

344 Express Entry candidates received invitations and 197 invitations went to Occupations In-Demand candidates. In order to be eligible, candidates were required to have experience in one of 79 occupations. This huge draw took place the same week Saskatchewan saw the lowest unemployment rate in Canada [read more]

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #175 | 654 PNP CANDIDATES ONLY

In the 175th Express Entry draw, Canada issued 654 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This draw was specific to Provincial Nominee Class candidates.  The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw was 720 [read more]

BC PNP TECH PILOT DRAW: 74 INVITATIONS ISSUED ACROSS 4 STREAMS

The province of British Columbia has held their biweekly PNP draw targeting those who qualify for the Tech Pilot program. This latest draw saw 74 applicants invited to submit an application for nomination to the province of British Columbia [read more]

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS- WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE MAY & SEPTEMBER 2021 INTAKE

As we edge close to being in this pandemic for a year now, the government of Canada has taken extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of international students are not affected by this global crisis, even when COVID 19 cases are still on the rise in Canada [read more]

HONG KONG RESIDENTS NOW ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A 3- YEAR OPEN WORK PERMIT TO CANADA

Starting February 8th, eligible Hong Kong residents can apply for a 3-year open work permit, designed to give highly educated Hong Kong residents the opportunity to gain valuable employment experience and make significant contributions to Canada [read more]

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