BCPNP invited 72 high-tech specialists in the Tech Pilot

BCPNP invited 72 high-tech specialists in the Tech Pilot

BCPNP invited 72 high-tech specialists in the Tech Pilot
On October 6, 2020, British Columbia conducted a new draw for candidates in the Tech Pilot of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). In this round, the government invited 72 high-tech specialists to apply for the provincial nomination in four categories: Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate. All candidates scored 80 points or higher. In total, British Columbia invited 1,718 Tech Pilot candidates this year. In 2020, BC issued 7,072 invitations in the BCPNP.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP

Two first successful cases in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
According to CBC, with reference to the Sault Ste. Marie’s economic development team, two individuals in the community received permanent residence in Canada through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). A woman from India and a man from Ghana successfully passed the whole route of RNIP. They both graduated from Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology and have been working as nurses in long term care homes. This program is intended to close gaps in the labour market in rural and remote areas and Sault Ste. Marie, ON is one of the eleven communities across the country selected to participate in the pilot. According to the community, they received over 20,000 inquiries about the program since the launch of the RNIP in 2019.

#Sault_Ste_Marie, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration

Canada granted PR to 1,165 immigrants in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot
In 2020, Canada already welcomed 1,165 immigrants through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). New Brunswick is the most attractive destination for immigrants in the AIPP. The province welcomed 505 new permanent residents (43.3%). Nova Scotia remains the second most popular in the Maritimes with 460 immigrants (39.5%). Newfoundland and Labrador became a home for 115 AIPP newcomers (9.9%). Finally, Prince Edward Island accepted 85 immigrants in the pilot (7.3%). The quota of the Atlantic province for this year is 5,000 immigrants, but due to COVID-19, the numbers have dropped significantly. The Atlantic Pilot attracted 6800 immigrants since the launch of the program in 2017.

#AIPP, #Atlantic_pilot, #New_Brunswick, #Nova_Scotia, #Prince_Edward_Island, #Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #PR_admission

What are the trends of parental sponsorship?
With the news about the reopening of the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP), many Canadians ran to check new requirements in order to be one of the 10,000 successful applications. Immigration Canada already stated that for next year the government wants to triple the number. Such a big increase may be explained by the data on PR admissions for parents and grandparents. As of now, IRCC approved only 6,170 applications in 2020. This is a little more than a quarter of 22,010 approvals in 2019. Since Liberals took the office, IRCC has been approving more parental sponsorship cases, but the pandemic hit PGP applicants the most. 30,000 spots in 2021 will have to compensate those who were not processed this year and those who were not successful to register in the system last year.

2015 – 15490
2016 – 17040
2017 – 20495
2018 – 18025
2019 – 22010
2020 – 6170 (Jan to Jun)
#Family_immigration, #parents_sponsorship, #PGP, #Parental_sponsorship #Parents_and_Grandparents_sponsorship, #IRCC