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August 2021

Will Canada Establish a Municipal Nominee Program?

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As Canada prepares for a federal election in September, a regional pilot program aimed at helping communities welcome new immigrants is in the planning stages for a possible fall launch. The Municipal Nominee Program (MNP) was described by Canadian Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino as a way to aid municipalities across Canada in attracting and retaining… Read More »Will Canada Establish a Municipal Nominee Program?

New Saskatchewan PNP Draw Invites 496 Candidates for Immigration

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On 19 August 2021, The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued invitations to 496 candidates following a draw for two of its immigration categories: Express Entry (161 candidates) and Occupations in Demand (335 candidates). There were different eligible occupations for each category, and a different number of eligible occupations as well. There were 43 eligible occupations… Read More »New Saskatchewan PNP Draw Invites 496 Candidates for Immigration

Labour Market Impact Assessment

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A Labour Market Impact Assessment or LMIA is needed for many employers who want to hire temporary foreign nationals to work in Canada. An LMIA determines whether there are Canadians or permanent residents who are able to work in a job or if a temporary foreign worker can be hired instead. There are some exemptions from… Read More »Labour Market Impact Assessment

How COVID-19 Affected Occupations in Saskatchewan

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In November 2020 the Government of Canada published employment outlooks for each province in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting jobs affected by COVID-19 and community health and safety measures as well as jobs likely to recover as the economy does. This is a summary of the report’s findings for the province of Saskatchewan: Occupations… Read More »How COVID-19 Affected Occupations in Saskatchewan

Purpose of the Provincial Nominee Program with Express Entry

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Canada and its provinces share immigration, and Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada makes the final decision on who immigrates to Canada. This includes the federal Express Entry program and the Provincial Nominee Program or PNP. The Canadian federal government and provinces of Canada began the Provincial Nominee Program in 1998. The purpose of the Provincial Nominee… Read More »Purpose of the Provincial Nominee Program with Express Entry

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Holds New Draw and Issues 452 Invitations

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A draw was held on 5 August 2021 that selected 452 immigration candidates in Saskatchewan. These candidates are now eligible to apply for a provincial nomination. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) contains several categories, including the International Skilled Worker category. All of the candidates were in this category, specifically in two subcategories: Express Entry (171… Read More »Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Holds New Draw and Issues 452 Invitations

Travel to Canada during the Pandemic

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Travel and entrance to Canada continue to be affected by the pandemic. However, there are some changes happening. As of August 9, 2021, fully vaccinated Americans will be allowed to enter Canada. The hotel quarantine rule will also end on this date. As of September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals from other countries will be allowed… Read More »Travel to Canada during the Pandemic