27 Jan BCPNP invited 81 high-tech specialists in the Tech Pilot
BCPNP invited 81 high-tech specialists in the Tech Pilot
On January 26, 2021, 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 81 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. British Columbia invited 161 Tech Pilot candidates this year. In total, BC issued 524 invitations in the BCPNP in 2021.
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Foreign nationals who are in Canada with a letter of introduction
On January 25, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a new instruction regarding foreign nationals who are in Canada with a letter of introduction following the approval of their study and work permits. Such foreign nationals will be able to receive their new status documents from within Canada using the IRCC Web form provided they maintain valid status. The instruction also includes response templates for those who aren’t eligible and adding more detail to officers’ instructions.
#COVID_19, #IRCC, #study_permit, #work_permit, #LOI, #letter_of_introduction
Canada is going to introduce more travel restrictions
On January 26, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated his government can implement more travel restrictions. Trudeau urged Canadians to cancel any travel plans. At the same time, he emphasized that despite effective measures to combat the spread of coronavirus infections, more measures may be required. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland also told stronger rules on the border are needed to further discourage non-essential travels. Immigration experts are concerned as the tougher measure may restrict foreign workers and international students to come to Canada.
#COVID_19, #foreign_workers, #international_students, #travel_restrictions
Thunder Bay will open the second intake round in the RNIP
On January 27, 2021, Thunder Bay will open the second intake round in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. This intake period will last until January 31, 4:30 PM EST. The registration for candidates with job offers in priority occupations is open for all candidates. As for foreigners with job offers in any occupation, it is open only to candidates who reside in the city for at least 2 years; hold a valid work permit, and are employed with the designated employer. In 2021, the Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) of Thunder Bay allocated 15 community recommendations to Cooks (NOC 6322), 10 recommendations to Chefs (NOC 6321), 5 recommendations to Cleaners (NOCs 6731, 6732, and 673), and 10 recommendations to Labourers (NOCs 7611 and 7612). Additional 30 recommendations will be distributed among “Any Sector” occupations. Last year, Thunder Bay issued 69 community recommendations.
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