14 Feb A new draw in Tech Pilot resulted in 83 ITAs!
A new draw in Tech Pilot resulted in 83 ITAs!
On February 11, 2020, British Columbia held the fourth round of invitations in the Tech Pilot of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). BC issued invitations to 83 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. The lowest score in all four categories remained 90 points. In 2020, British Columbia invited 797 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. This number includes 296 ITAs in the Tech Pilot.
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Canada welcomed 20,890 newcomers in December
According to the official figures by IRCC, in December 2019, Canada welcomed 20,890 permanent residents, 4,200 less than in November. Among the new immigrants, 8,450 were foreign skilled workers; 3,310 PRs were nominated by the Provincial Nominee Programs; 260 were business immigrants (including investors, start-uppers, self-employed persons, and other entrepreneurs); 4,730 were sponsored spouses, 1,375 were sponsored parents and grandparents, 415 were sponsored children, and 1,930 refugees and protected persons. As of December 31, 2019, Canada welcomed 341,180 immigrants.
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Nova Scotia invited 28 entrepreneurs in the first draw
On February 11, 2020, Nova Scotia published the results of the first draws in the Entrepreneur and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Streams of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) that occurred on February 5. Nova Scotia invited 27 entrepreneurs with the lowest score of 115 points, 3 points lower than on November 12, 2019. As for the International Graduate Entrepreneurs, NSNP issued only one invitation to a candidate whose score was 67 points, 13 points more than in the previous round that was held on September 6, 2019. In 2019, Nova Scotia invited 221 entrepreneurs and three of them in the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.
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IRCC corrected an erratum in the application guide for the RNIP
On February 11, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the instructions for assessing the application against selection criteria for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Program contained an error. The officials now corrected that erratum. Earlier, in the Job Offer Requirements section, the instruction stated that for skill level NOC C, the job offer must be in the same NOC skill level or one NOC skill level above their work experience and mistakenly listed NOCs C and D as an example. The amended instruction states that it should be NOCs B and C.
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