Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, and PEI have invited candidates to apply for provincial immigration.
All Canadian provinces and territories, except Quebec and Nunavut, may invite economic immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). A nomination strengthens a candidate's application for permanent residency when they apply to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Quebec has a separate agreement with the federal government and has total autonomy over the number of economic immigrants it may choose for permanent selection.
CIC News has obtained an Access to Information Request (ATIP) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) outlining new guiding principles for how the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) distributes allocations to the provinces.
Provinces have a limit on the number of candidates they can invite through the PNP. Each year, the federal government allocates a specific number of nominations to each province and territory.
Canadians in six provinces across the country will now see a boost to hourly minimum wage rates.
This move follows a timeline that was reported on back in April this year. The list below outlines exactly how much hourly minimum wages in each of the six impacted provinces have risen as of this past Sunday (October 1, 2023).
With the introduction of category-based Express Entry draws, some candidates are being chosen for Canadian permanent residence with greater emphasis on their professional experience than their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Rentola, an online platform for tenants and landlords, recently published a report on Canada’s safest cities. According to the study eight of the top ten safest cities in Canada were in Ontario. The study also found that of the top 20 safest cities in Canada, 10 were in Ontario.