07 Sep Alberta invited candidates under the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway
Alberta invited candidates under the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway
On September 5, 2023, the Government of Alberta published the results of the new invitation rounds in the Alberta Express Entry Stream. The province held a new draw under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). On August 29, 2023, Alberta invited 18 candidates with Alberta job offer in the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway. The minimum score for this draw was 300, 26 points fewer than in the previous draw. As of September 5, 2023, the province invited 2,859 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry and issued 7,255 nomination certificates.
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The BCPNP invited 222 Skills Immigration candidates
On September 6, 2023, the Government of British Columbia held new invitation draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified Skills Immigration candidates. In the general draw, BC invited 160 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited in this draw was 89-110 points. The province issued 43 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC invited 19 candidates who scored 60 points. In total, British Columbia issued 222 ITAs in this draw. This year, British Columbia has already invited 7,225 candidates.
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Canada has been ranked as the second-best country in the world
Canada is ranked 2nd in the world overall in the 2023 Best Countries ranking by U.S. News, up from 3rd place in 2022. U.S. News analyzed ten sub-categories and surveyed over 17,000 people from 36 countries before ranking 87 countries. Canada ranked in the top five for four sub-categories: Entrepreneurship, Quality of Life, Social Purpose, and Agility. Canada also ranked in the top seven for nine attributes, such as being the 2nd best country for starting a career and racial equality. These rankings show that Canada is a leading destination for immigrants seeking to build a better life, with excellent opportunities for education and career development.
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Canadian universities have begun to offer affordable housing options
As thousands of students arrive on university campuses across Canada, the country faces an affordable housing crunch. Canadian universities have started innovatively providing affordable housing for their communities and managing demand. They do this by constructing new buildings quickly, repurposing existing ones, and creating new configurations for changing population needs. Examples include public-private partnerships like the University of Windsor’s new residence, McMaster University’s new residence for graduate students and their families, and the University of Victoria’s new LEED V4 Gold and Passive House status residence incorporating Indigenous design elements and teachings.