IRCC updated regulations for Study Permit processing

IRCC updated regulations for Study Permit processing

IRCC updated regulations for Study Permit processing
On May 22, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released Study permits program delivery update. The new instructions clarify such aspects as requesting additional documents on open applications for study permits and post-graduation work permits, applications for status extension submitted without a new letter of acceptance, off-campus work permits, post-graduation work permit applications submitted without a proof of graduation, etc. Among the most important updates, no applications will be refused due to missing documents, and the time for additional documents submission will be extended. International graduates will be allowed to begin their full-time work if they cannot provide the documents required for PGWP due to the COVID-19 closures of schools.

#international_students, #study_in_Canada, #study_permits, #PGWP, #IRCC

Nova Scotia held a draw for nurses in the NSNP
On May 22, 2020, Nova Scotia conducted a new invitation round in the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). In this draw, the Nova Scotia issued Letters of Interest to Express Entry candidates whose primary occupation is registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012). All invited candidates must prove a relevant higher education and have letters of reference from employers to prove three or more years of experience as a nurse. All invited nurses must show the language skill at a CLB level 8 or higher in English or French in all four abilities. Last year, Nova Scotia already held NSNP invitation round targeted at nurses.

#Nova_Scotia, #NSNP, #nurses

Sudbury held two more invitation rounds in the RNIP
On May 22, 2020, the City of Greater Sudbury conducted two invitation rounds in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). In the first of them, Sudbury invited 10 candidates and the lowest score to receive the invitation was 235 points, 45 points less than in the first draw in the program conducted on April 26. The tie-breaking rule for this draw was May 22, 2020, at 1:32 PM. In addition, Sudbury invited another 2 candidates in the Employer Stream. The lowest score in this draw was 136. The tie-breaking rule was May 22, 2020, at 1:33 PM. In total, Sudbury invited 18 candidates since the launch of the program.

#Sudbury, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration

Who is ineligible for the nomination of Manitoba?
On May 22, 2020, Manitoba updated the list of ineligible candidates for the provincial nomination in the MPNP. For instance, the following categories of foreigners cannot apply for MPNP: asylum seekers and those who filled a federal appeal or received a removal order; live-in caregivers, who currently reside in Canada; foreign workers who currently live and work outside of Manitoba; spouses of Canadian permanent residents and citizens; foreign nationals, whose application for the MPNP nomination has been refused in the last six months; and foreigners who currently is applying for a nomination in the other Provincial Nominee Program.

#Manitoba, #MPNP, #PNP

New Brunswick removed travel restrictions for temporary foreign workers
On May 23, 2020, the government of New Brunswick announced that starting May 29, temporary foreign workers will be reallowed to travel to the province. April 28, New Brunswick updated its mandatory order under the state of emergency to restrict temporary foreign workers from entering the province. One month after, this restriction will be removed. According to Premier Blaine Higgs, the province is ready to restart the economy and will have to find ways to meet the needs of the agriculture and seafood sectors.

#New_Brunswick, #foreign_workers, #COVID_19, #travel_restrictions