Late summer review: Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs

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Developments in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia among big PNP stories this summer It’s been a busy summer for Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs, with developments in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario leading the way. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of immigrants… Read More

New online Expression of Interest portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program expected in September

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‘Arrima’ portal will improve user experience, Quebec says The new online portal for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program will only be available to users in September, the province’s Immigration Ministry says.  Quebec’s Immigration Ministry, MIDI, said in a news release issued August 17 that the new portal, called Arrima, is undergoing final… Read More

Canada adopts new processing times system for some PR applications

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New approach applies to some Canadian permanent residence applications received on or after July 31, 2018 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will now provide some Canadian permanent residence applicants with processing times that are forward-looking, rather than estimations based on historical data. The introduction of projected times will replace historical processing times for some applications received on… Read More