25 Jun Another 392 provincial nominees have been invited in the new Express Entry draw
Another 392 provincial nominees have been invited in the new Express Entry draw
On June 24, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) distributed 392 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-specific draw. In round #153, the cut-off score has dropped to 696 points, 47 points fewer compared to draw #151. The tie-breaking rule for this round was April 23, 2020 at 10:39:30 UTC. As of June 22, 2020, there are 142,636 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 931 profiles less compared to the previous update. The impact of COVID-19 reduces the number of profiles in the pool. In twenty Express Entry draws in 2020, Canada issued 46,392 ITAs.
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Alberta has updated the AINP inventory statistics
On June 24, 2020, Alberta published a new update of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) inventory. As of June 23, Alberta received 1,150 applications waiting for the eligibility assessment under the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS). Applications in the Alberta Opportunity Stream were received before March 30, 2020. The province also has about 300 Expression of Interest applications in the Alberta Express Entry pool. So far, Alberta issued invitations to 1,746 candidates in the Alberta Express Entry Stream 2020. AINP still did not provide the information on the number of nominations issued this year.
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Over 30% of Canadian nurses and nursing assistants are immigrants
According to a report released by Statistics Canada on June 22, more than one-third of Canadian nursing assistants and nurses (nursing aides, orderlies and patient service associates) are immigrants. This ratio exceeds the average of other Canadian industries and is still rising. In 2016, among 87,925 Canadian immigrants, there were more than 24,500 employed as nursing assistants and care workers, which accounted for 35.8%. The proportion in 1996 was 21.7%. The above data highlights the national average for Canada. There are great differences between provinces and between urban and rural areas. For example, in Alberta, immigrants account for half of nursing assistants and caregivers. In larger cities such as Toronto, as high as 78.7% of immigrants work these positions, whereas only 2.9% work as nursing assistants and caregivers in Newfoundland. Among these positions, the largest ethnic groups are Filipinos and Blacks, accounting for nearly 30% of the total number of immigrant caregivers. Other ethnic groups working in these positions include Chinese (3.9%), Koreans (0.4%) and Japanese (0.3 %). One-quarter of them have an undergraduate degree or above, and most of them have worked in the field of public health and medicine before immigrating to Canada.
Atlantic Provinces to lift some travel restrictions
On June 24, 2020, the four Atlantic provinces announced about lifting interprovincial travel restrictions and removing the requirement to self-isolate for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The ‘Travel Bubble’ is formed as new COVID-19 case numbers remain low in each of the Maritime provinces. The new interprovincial travel measures will come into effect on July 3. Residents of the rest of Canada will have to follow local restrictions upon arrival. As for the foreigners, they will have to maintain 14 days of self-isolation.
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