70 candidates invited in the new BC PNP Tech Pilot round

70 candidates invited in the new BC PNP Tech Pilot round

70 candidates invited in the new BC PNP Tech Pilot round
On July 30, 2019, British Columbia held a new draw for the candidates in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot. In this round, BC PNP issued 70 invitations for Tech Pilot candidates in four categories: Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate. In the ninth round in the row, the lowest score in all four categories was 90. In 2019, British Columbia issued 840 invitations via Tech Pilot. This program is designed for the top talented foreign specialists in 29 technology occupations which are in-demand in British Columbia. In total, in 2019, BC has already invited 4,367 candidates under all of its streams.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot

Visa services re-established in Cuba
On August 1, Ottawa will re-establish some immigration services at its embassy in Havana. During the past three months, Cubans who wanted to go to Canada have been trapped in a type of immigration limbo. Now, Cuban residents will be able to again get their fingerprints taken and present photos for their applications, as well as hand in passports and get visas at the embassy. The announcement does not restore all services which were suspended, but Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stated the process will be faster and less expensive for applicants. Throughout the year, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has said various times that his office is working on a solution to the problems at the embassy.

#Visas, #Cuba, #IRCC, #Biometrics, #Applications

British Columbia invited 28 entrepreneurs in two streams
On July 30, 2019, British Columbia issued 28 invitations to apply to the candidates under Business Immigration streams. In the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot BC invited 6 candidates and the lowest score was 111. In the Base Category of the Entrepreneur Stream, BCPNP issued 22 invitations and the lowest score was 114. Both streams aimed to attract foreign entrepreneurs into British Columbia via the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) program. This year British Columbia has already invited 134 business immigrants. In total, the provincial authorities invited 4,367 candidates in 2019. The quota allocated to the BC this year is 6,500 spots.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Entrepreneurs, #Business_immigration

Alarm over false employment ads in Canada, which also occur in Mexico
Just as international students in Canada are tricked with false online job ads, Mexico has noted a similar phenomenon in which jobs in Canada are offered as a scam. Police in Canada is investigating a series of false employment ads on the Internet. The ads promise good salaries and guaranteed contracts. They may be related to human trafficking and sexual exploitation. In a recent case in London, Ontario, people were apparently wanted to work in an important local restaurant. The ad turned out to be false. An imposter pretended to be the manager and invited applicants to an interview. The real intentions behind this are unknown, but in a similar case where human trafficking charges were recently laid, the applicant ended up involved in sex work. As for the ads, and sometimes direct phone calls, in Mexico, they promise the opportunity to immigrate and ask for a certain amount of money.

#Immgration_fraud, #Mexico, #Employment