This RNIP immigration program is easing requirements

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 09:00:46 +0000

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot for Vernon-North Okanagan is easing some requirements to allow employers to hire more employees starting December 1. The pilot was first introduced in February 2020, and has so far received 21 applications, of which 19 were accepted. The RNIP program for Vernon-North Okanagan started out with conservative criteria to ensure […]

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Saskatchewan PNP invites 564 in new draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:16:05 +0000

Saskatchewan’s latest draw was held on December 1. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand. They sent out a total of 564 invitations to immigration candidates who had work experience in select occupations. A total of 138 were invited through the Express Entry sub-category, and 426 […]

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B.C. PNP invites tech workers and entrepreneurs in new draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:06:35 +0000

B.C. invited immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on December 1, 2020. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued an unspecified number of invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, and International Graduate subcategories through the BC […]

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Marco Mendicino appears before immigration committee

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 09:00:53 +0000

Canada’s immigration minister appeared before the Standing Committee as part of a study on the affect coronavirus has had on Canada’s immigration system. Marco Mendicino attended the November 25 meeting for one hour. The Deputy Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Catrina Tapley, answered questions for the following hour with the help of […]

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Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates in new draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:40:17 +0000

Nova Scotia issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities immigration stream on December 1. The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not specify how many invitations were issued in the draw. The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the NSNP to search the federal […]

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Canada’s PNP immigration results in November 2020

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:00:45 +0000

This November, Canadian provinces continued inviting hopeful immigrants to go to the next round of the immigration process. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which began modestly in 1998 with the admission of approximately 200 people to Canada, will now see the intake of over 80,000 new permanent residents every year. At least 3,744 immigration candidates […]

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Fall Economic Statement: Immigration key to Canada’s economic recovery

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:39:50 +0000

On November 30, Canada’s finance minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled an update on how the Canadian government will continue to support the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Each fall, Canada’s finance minister provides an overview of the country’s economic and fiscal situation. The 2020 version of this update is of added importance in light of COVID-19. […]

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Canada extends travel restrictions into the new year

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:58:56 +0000

Canadian travel restrictions will continue until January 21. Canada’s border will be closed to foreign nationals who are coming for a non-optional, non-discretionary reason. Border officials will turn away any traveller coming for reasons such as recreation, tourism, or entertainment. Restrictions on non-US international travel into Canada will be extended until January 21, 2021. We […]

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Bilingual speakers given extra points in Saskatchewan PNP

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:00:45 +0000

Saskatchewan immigration candidates will receive additional points for being proficient in both English and French. The new measures went into effect on November 24. Bilingual candidates can receive up to an additional 10 points under the International Skilled Worker – Express Entry program. The number of additional points will depend on the proficiency level of […]

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Alberta reducing quarantine times with coronavirus testing pilot

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 09:00:14 +0000

Alberta is the first province to reduce quarantine time for incoming travellers by offering coronavirus tests at certain airports and land border crossings. Travellers must register for the pilot by completing an application form up to five days before arrival. If their test comes back negative, they will not have to complete the full 14-day […]

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