23 Aug Alberta updated the AAIP inventory and invited new candidates
Alberta updated the AAIP inventory and invited new candidates
On August 22, 2023, Alberta published an update considering the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) inventory. According to the new update, there were around 1,479 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications, 448 Rural Renewal Stream applications, 249 Accelerated Tech Pathway applications, 128 Family Connection Stream applications, 100 applications from priority sectors, and less than ten applications under the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway. In addition, on August 22, 2023, the AAIP invited 89 candidates working in a construction section who scored 303 points under the Family Connection Stream. This year, Alberta invited 2,673 candidates and issued 6,921 nomination certificates.
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BC invited up to 230 candidates under the BCPNP
On August 22, 2023, the Government of British Columbia held new invitation draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified Skills Immigration candidates. In the general draw, BC invited 169 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited in this draw was 88-109 points. The province issued 33 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC invited 23 candidates who scored 60 points. In addition, fewer than five invitations have been issued for other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). In total, British Columbia issued up to 230 ITAs in this draw. This year, British Columbia has already invited 6,848 candidates.
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IRCC introduced an update regarding special measures for individuals affected by the 2023 wildfires in Canada
On August 22, 2023, the Government of Canada published an update regarding special processing measures for those directly affected by the 2023 wildfires throughout Canada. According to the latest update, the replacement of temporary resident visa counterfoils is included under this temporary policy, provided that the temporary resident visa being replaced is valid for 30 days or more. For Canadian citizens or permanent residents who intend to replace a passport, citizenship certificate, or permanent resident card, these measures will apply retroactively from the initially reported sightings of the fires and/or the declarations of a state of emergency in the affected regions. These dates are as follows: May 6, 2023, for Alberta; May 11, 2023, for British Columbia; May 26, 2023, for Ontario; May 28, 2023, for Nova Scotia; May 29, 2023, for New Brunswick; and June 1, 2023, for Quebec. Applications falling under these special measures should be given priority processing if they are urgent based on the prevailing specific line of business criteria. These measures will continue to be in place until September 30, 2023.
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Ottawa published new PRRA instructions for Sudan
On August 22, 2023, the Government of Canada announced that Sudanese who were denied asylum or protection between August 23, 2022, and August 22, 2023, may qualify for a pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA). The Canada Border Services Agency will contact eligible individuals about applying for a PRRA if they face an enforceable removal order. Generally, refugees and PRRA applicants must wait 12 months before reapplying if their claim was rejected, abandoned, or withdrawn. However, worsening conditions in Sudan may put some individuals at risk if they return, so some Sudanese are exempt from the 12-month rule depending on their refugee claim decision. After August 22, 2023, Sudanese who receive a final negative decision must wait 12 months before applying for a PRRA.