09 Nov Alberta updated the AAIP inventory
Alberta updated the AAIP inventory
On November 7, 2023, Alberta published the update considering the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) inventory. According to the new update, there were around 2,786 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications, 812 Rural Renewal Stream applications, and 681 applications under all pathways (Family Connection and In-Demand Occupation Streams, Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, Priority Sectors, and Accelerated Tech Pathway) of the Express Entry stream. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allocated a quota of 9,750 nominations to Alberta for 2023 under the AAIP. This year, Alberta invited 3,503 candidates and issued 9,200 nomination certificates.
Alberta, #AAIP, #PNP, #ITA, #Nomination_certificate, #Express_Entry
Sudbury considered 30 applications under the RNIP
On November 8, 2023, the City of Greater Sudbury held a new round of invitations under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Program. In this round, Sudbury considered 30 candidates. The lowest score of these draws was 255 points, 20 points more than in the previous draw. Last year, Sudbury invited a total of 154 applicants. Since the program’s launch, the city has recommended around 550 individuals under the RNIP. So far, the city has considered 442 candidates in 2023.
Sudbury, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration
The Government of Canada supports research into Francophone immigration
On November 8, 2023, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Marc Miller, announced a $85,000 grant for the Université de l’Ontario français to support the Observatoire en immigration francophone au Canada. This initiative will establish an oversight committee to define the observatory’s mission and governance, address Francophone immigration research concerns, and guide the Government of Canada’s efforts in this area. A portion of the funds will go towards a survey on Francophone immigration research needs in Canada. This endeavour underscores Canada’s commitment to promoting Francophone immigration outside Quebec, enriching cultural and linguistic diversity, and bolstering local economies.
IRCC, #Miller, #Francophone_immigration, #Quebec
Canada prolonged special temporary measures for Sudanese applicants
The Government of Canada has extended temporary measures for Sudanese nationals in Canada until October 27, 2024. This allows them to extend their stay or change their status as visitors, students, or temporary workers free of charge due to the ongoing conflict in Sudan. The conflict has claimed over 9,000 lives and displaced 5.6 million people. The measures prioritize the processing of temporary and permanent residence applications for those in Sudan. Applicants with ongoing applications do not need to reapply.