British Columbia held a new draw in BCPNP

British Columbia held a new draw in BCPNP

British Columbia held a new draw in BCPNP
On July 6, 2021, British Columbia conducted two draws in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the general draw, the province issued 342 invitations.

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 92 (-1 point)
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 83 (-2 point)
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 91 (-1 point)
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 82 (-3 point)
In the second round of the day, BC targeted only candidates in NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers. BCPNP invited 45 such candidates. Both NOCs have a high number of registrants within the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System. The lowest score of those candidates was 108 points, one point less compared to the previous draw for these NOCs. In total, British Columbia issued 6,169 ITAs under the BCPNP in 2021.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration, #PNP

Canada updated medical examination instructions for temporary resident applicants
On July 6, 2021, the Government of Canada updated the description of the occupations for which temporary residence applicants are required to submit an immigration medical examination. These are essential public health occupations that require the applicants to be in close contact with people, and regardless of the length of stay medical examination must be submitted. In addition, medical and health care students, as well as persons who want to apply for a visa or permit and have spent more than six consecutive months in a country for which a medical examination is required, also have to undergo a medical examination.

#Medical_examination, #Medical_exam, #TRV, #IRCC

IRCC launched an online permanent residence application portal
On July 6, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada launched a new online permanent residence application portal. The Centralized Intake Office (CIO) enables applicants to apply for select economic permanent resident programs and submit their applications online. Now, such applications can be submitted online or on paper to the CIO in Sydney. New instructions apply to Non-Express Entry applications and provide guidance on reviewing applications for completeness and putting them into the process. The CIO receives both paper-based and online applications submitted under the PNP, the start-up business class, the self-employed persons class, the AIPP, the RNIP, and the AFIP.

#IRCC, #CIO, #PR, #Non_Express_Entry, #economic_immigration, #RNIP, #AIPP, #AFIP, #SUV, #SEPP

Quebec eased accessibility to French courses
As of July 1, 2021, the Government of Quebec made French courses more admissible, simplified the process of acceptance, and increased the amount of financial assistance both for applicants living in the province and abroad. Now, more immigrants will have free access to increase their language skills. Persons living abroad who have a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), temporary foreign workers, international students, and asylum seekers are now admissible for free online French courses with tutoring as well as for financial assistance.

#Quebec, #French_courses

Alberta held a new AINP draw
On July 6, 2021, Alberta published a new update of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The province conducted a new draw in the Alberta Express Entry Stream and issued 148 Notifications of Interest (NOI). The lowest score in this round was 302, two points more compared to June 16 draw. In 2021, AINP already invited 2,432 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry. As of July 6, 2021, Alberta received 1,500 applications in the Alberta Opportunity Stream and 325 Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the Alberta Express Entry Stream. These applications are waiting for the eligibility assessment. IRCC will announce the 2021 quota for AINP in the coming months.

#Alberta, #AINP, #PNP, #ITA, #Nomination_certificate, #Express_Entry, #Alberta_Opportunity_Stream