Category Archives: Immigration law news

Express Entry – linked PNPs in 2018

January was a busy month for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, notably those aligned with the federal Express Entry system. The two Express Entry draws conducted by the Government of Canada in January were complemented by the opening of five Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams over the course of the month. Express Entry candidates with a…
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Government of Canada announces historic, multi-year immigration levels plan

On November 1, the Government of Canada tabled the 2017 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, including the levels plan. The new plan sets out the highest levels of new permanent residents to be welcomed to Canada in recent history. Under the plan, Canada will accept 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018. That number will…
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Manitoba restructures its Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba has announced a number of changes to its Provincial Nominee Program, including the creation of an in-demand occupations list and a new pathway aligned with Canada’s Express Entry system. The measures are part of a broad restructuring and renewal of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Progam (MPNP) to provide newcomers with new pathways to permanent…
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