Alberta invited new candidates under the Family Connection pathway

Alberta invited new candidates under the Family Connection pathway

Alberta invited new candidates under the Family Connection pathway
On August 29, 2023, the Government of Alberta published the results of the new invitation rounds in the Alberta Express Entry Stream. The province held a new draw under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). On August 24, 2023, Alberta invited 168 candidates with Alberta job offer in the Family Connection pathway. The minimum score for this draw was 302, 13 points fewer than in the previous draw. As of August 29, 2023, the province invited 2,841 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry and issued 7,121 nomination certificates.

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British Columbia invited new skilled candidates and tech professionals
On August 29, 2023, British Columbia issued new invitations in the Skilled Worker – International Graduate categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the Tech-targeted draw, BC issued 102 invitations with a minimum score of 88 points. In the Childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202), the province invited 28 candidates who scored 60 points. In the Healthcare-targeted draw, the province issued 20 invitations. Additionally, fewer than five invitations have been issued for other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). The province invited up to 155 candidates with a score of 60-88 points. Including this draw, in 2023, British Columbia has already issued 7,003 invitations.

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IRCC has approved over 875,000 applications under the CUAET
On August 29, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the number of Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). According to the latest update, IRCC received 1,191,619 applications under the CUAET. IRCC has approved 875,105 applications from Ukrainian nationals. July 15, 2023, was the last day to apply for a visitor visa under the CUAET measures outside Canada. From March 17, 2022, to August 19, 2023, 175,729 Ukrainians arrived in Canada under the CUAET program.

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Discrimination against Chinese immigrants has increased over the past few years
According to the 2019 General Social Survey on Canadians’ Safety, nearly 30% of Chinese individuals aged 15 and over experienced discrimination or unfair treatment in their daily lives during the five years leading up to the survey. This is almost twice the rate of discrimination experienced by the non-racialized population. In 2019, the proportion of Chinese individuals who experienced discrimination was almost double the rate found in the 2014 survey. The most common places where discrimination occurred were stores, banks, and restaurants, followed by the workplace, schools, border crossings, and dealing with police or courts. Discrimination was frequently based on race or skin colour, ethnicity or culture, and language. Although most Chinese individuals had confidence in the police, it was slightly lower than the non-racialized population. Compared to other racialized and non-racialized people, Chinese individuals were less likely to have contact with the police or the criminal court system.

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