British Columbia breaks a new record in the new draw

British Columbia breaks a new record in the new draw

British Columbia breaks a new record in the new draw
On September 3, 2019, British Columbia has set a new record of the number of invitations issued in one round. In the last draw, the province invited 527 candidates, while in the new round 546 registrants under Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) program received invitations. The large intake has reduced the lowest scores in all categories, except the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled workers:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 93
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 98
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 96
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 100
In total, British Columbia invited 5,826 registrants under all streams of BCPNP in 2019. The provincial quota for 2019 is 6,500 candidates.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration

Saskatchewan will hold a new draw for Entrepreneur
The next invitation round for the Entrepreneur Stream under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is scheduled for September 5, 2019. In the last round on July 4, Saskatchewan invited 45 candidates. In total, this year SINP issued invitations to 217 candidates via the Entrepreneur Program. To be eligible for the Entrepreneur Stream of Saskatchewan, a candidate needs to demonstrate a net worth of $500,000 CAD and a minimum investment of $300,000 CAD in Regina or Saskatoon, or $200,000 CAD in other regions of the province

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Entrepreneurs

British Columbia admitted another community to the Regional Pilot
The Midway community has been added to the list of eligible communities in the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot. The population of Midway is 679 people. The community is interested in the entrepreneurs in the following sectors: Accommodation services, Food services and drinking places, and Repair and maintenance. The total number of rural communities admitted to the program has reached 57. These communities are seeking prospective businesses in 30 different economic sectors. It is anticipated that by late August there will be an additional 10-15 communities participating in the program and further sectors available for prospective business applicants to consider. The full profiles of the communities are available on the BCPNP website.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP #Entrepreneurs, #Business_immigration, #Rural_immigration

Fewer and fewer asylum requests from Romanians
Canada continues to receive asylum requests from Romanian citizens, but the number has declined considerably. The latest data from the IRCC show that between January and May 2019, Canada received 245 asylum requests from Romanian citizens. While the figure may seem high, just in January of last year 275 Romanians were asking Canadian authorities to consider an asylum request. For the same period in 2018 (January to May), Canada received 950 asylum requests from Romanians, with the decrease this year being close to 75%. According to information provided by the Immigration and Refugee Board, during the period between January and March, the asylum was granted in Canada to 41 Romanian citizens. Twenty-three applications were rejected; 211 were abandoned by those who submitted them, and 45 were withdrawn.

#Refugees, #Romanians, #IRB, #IRCC