2020 immigrant’s provincial distribution

2020 immigrant’s provincial distribution

2020 immigrant’s provincial distribution
In the first two months of 2020, Canada received 50,650 new immigrants. Almost half of them settled in the most populated Canadian province – 23,590 moved to Ontario. 8,495 immigrants chose British Columbia as their new home. Quebec was the third most popular destination, admitting 5,995 francophone immigrants. The Prairies welcomed 10,265 immigrants – 5,890 went to Alberta, 2,190 to Saskatchewan, and 2,185 to Manitoba. The four Atlantic provinces became a new home for 2,215 newcomers. 855 of them settled in Nova Scotia, 740 moved to New Brunswick, 360 to Prince Edward Island, and 260 to Newfoundland and Labrador. Finally, the three northern territories – Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut – admitted 55, 30, and 10 immigrants respectively, or 95 newcomers combined.

#PR, #Alberta, #Ontario, #British_Columbia, #Saskatchewan, #Nova_Scotia, #Manitoba, #Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #New_Brunswick, #Prince_Edward_Island, #Yukon, #Northwest_Territories, #Nunavut, #newcomers, #PR_admission, #demography

123 foreigners have been invited by MPNP in EOI draw #89
On May 7, 2020, Manitoba held EOI draw #89 in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The province issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to 94 candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The cut-off score in this stream has dropped by fourteen points and reached 475 points. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, Manitoba issued 14 LAAs under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative with the lowest score of 802, 88 points higher than in the previous draw. In the International Education Category Manitoba invited 15 candidates. Manitoba invited 123 individuals in this draw and 14 of them were invited from the Express Entry. In total, MPNP invited 1,931 candidates in 2020.

#Manitoba, #MPNP, #PNP, #International_students, #In_demand_occupations, #SWO, #SWM

COVID-19 will affect those aspiring to apply for citizenship
On May 7, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has clarified that the time permanent residents spent outside Canada as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 and travel limitations around the world will not count as days spent in Canada. Therefore, to meet citizenship requirements, physical presence in Canada is still required. The pandemic crisis has caught many Canadian permanent residents abroad and extended the time required for many of them to meet the 1095 days requirement to become eligible for citizenship application.

#citizenship, #IRCC, #residence_obligation

Canada admitted 655 business immigrants in 2020
Canada continues to attract business people from around the globe. During January-February 2020, Canada granted permanent residence to 655 business immigrants. Among them, 470 were foreign investors who immigrated in the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). 100 business immigrants became permanent residents under the Self-Employed Persons Program (SEPP). Finally, 80 business immigrants were admitted under the Start-Up Visa Program. According to the current figures, less than five business immigrants were granted PR in the Entrepreneur category. Last year, Canada admitted 4,720 business immigrants.

#business_immigration, #SEPP, #QIIP, #Start_up_visa, #PNP, #self_employed, #entrepreneurs