British Columbia has published a new FAQ document about BCPNP

British Columbia has published a new FAQ document about BCPNP

British Columbia has published a new FAQ document about BCPNP
On February 28, 2020, British Columbia has published a new FAQ document about BCPNP following the removal of the guaranteed invitation scores. The document further explained that removing the guaranteed invitation scores has no impact on the number of ITAs and does not affect candidates in the pool of the BCPNP. Additionally, BC explained that the Tech Pilot is a priority initiative as it supports economic growth and helps the provincial tech sector and for that reason, Tech Pilot draws are more frequent. The province is still waiting for the 2020 quota allocation, while in 2019, BC nominated 6,551 applicants.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP, #nomination_certificate

IRCC invited only 135 candidates in the International Experience Canada
During February 24-28, 2020, Canada invited only a few registrants in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) for the Work Permit to only 135 candidates and 95 of them have been issued to candidates from the United Kingdom, 35 were sent to Hong Kong candidates. Canada already invited 41,797 young foreigners to apply for a Work Permit in the IEC in 2020.

#IEC, #Working_Holiday, #ITA, #IRCC, #Work_Permit

A petition against the exploitation of international students and work permit holders has been sent for action
About 20 organizations from Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto have offered their support to a campaign started by Progressive Cultural Association Calgary and Sikh Virsa International Calgary against the exploitation of international students and work permit holders in Canada. A petition was released by 13 organizations on this issue on February 2, 2020, with the help of some lawyers and immigration consultants. Now, the petition has been sent to all 338 MPs and 105 senators and the MLAs for Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Ontario via e-mail, so that federal and provincial governments can make a law which can stop the abuse of international students and work permit holders. At the same time, the flaws in the law could be corrected. Some business people are exploiting international students and work permit holders by demanding large sums of money for LMIAs.

#international_students, #foreign_workers, #work_permits, #LMIA

IRCC updated instructions on the recognized organizations in the IEC
On February 27, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published updated instructions regarding the recognized organizations participating in the International Experience Canada (IEC). The amended regulation now includes the clause that foreign nationals are eligible to apply for work permits through an IEC recognized organization twice in their lifetime over and above the limitations for participation under the youth mobility arrangements.

#IEC, #Recognized_organizations, #IRCC, #Work_Permit

Salaries in Canadian provinces
What are Canadian salary levels? Thirteen provinces and territories in Canada have different minimum hourly rates. The highest hourly salary is Alberta. The current minimum hourly salary is $15. The second highest is Ontario, which currently has a minimum hourly salary of $14. The minimum hourly wages in BC and Quebec are $12.65 and $12 respectively. Other provinces and territories are around $11.

#wages, #employment

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