23 Oct BC invited 62 candidates in the Tech Pilot
BC invited 62 candidates in the Tech Pilot
On October 22, 2019, British Columbia held a new invitation draw in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot. In this round, BC invited 62 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 traditionally was 90 points. British Columbia already issued ITAs to 1,212 Tech Pilot candidates in 2019. In total, BCPNP invited 7,279 candidates to apply for the provincial nomination.
#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP
11,480 immigrants were processed to a permanent residence via Express Entry in August
According to the official data by IRCC, 11,480 immigrants were processed to a permanent residence via Express Entry in August. 3,795 of them immigrated via the Canadian Experience Class, 5,430 as a Federal Skilled Worker Class, 105 as a Federal Skilled Trade Class, and 2,155 via the streams of the Provincial Nominee Program that are linked with Express Entry selection system. In total, 73,380 foreigners have already immigrated through the Express Entry in 2019.
#Express_Entry, #PR, #FSW, #FST, #PNP, #CEC, #skilled_workers, #skilled_trades, #Canadian_experience
New Liberal immigration platform
Following the results of the federal elections, immigration experts’ community is expecting the new Liberal minority government to fulfil its immigration promises. One of the most expected changes is a commitment to make the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP) permanent program and increase the program’s quota to 5,000 annually. The other promise was to launch the Municipal Nominee Program (MNP) allowing local communities to nominate selected candidates. The MNP will also have an annual quota of 5,000 spots. More information about those initiatives is expected to be published at the beginning of 2020.
#immigration_policy, #AIPP, #MNP, #Liberals
Parental sponsorship may open on a first-come-first-serve basis
Applications for the parental sponsorship program are expected to be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. During the last three years, a lottery system was introduced to the parental sponsorship program. But the lottery system doesn’t guarantee an applicant gets a chance to sponsor their parents or grandparents, even if they meet all the qualifying criteria. Under the lottery system, some ineligible candidates also apply to sponsor their parents. They do not understand that the visa officer who is assessing the application will reject the application. Due to these ineligible candidates, many qualifying sponsors fail to get a chance to sponsor their loved ones under the lottery system. So far, Canada granted permanent residence to 14,925 sponsored parents and grandparents in 2019.
#Family_immigration, #PGP, #Parents_and_Grandparents_sponsorship