British Columbia holds a new round of invitations in the Tech Pilot (Daily News)

British Columbia holds a new round of invitations in the Tech Pilot (Daily News)

British Columbia holds a new round of invitations in the Tech Pilot
On April 2, 2019, British Columbia has issued invitations to apply to the candidates in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot. The Tech Pilot is designed for 29 key technology occupations. The total number of invitations issued in this round is 26. The lowest scores in the categories were:
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 94
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 100
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 73
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 100
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 105
Since the beginning of the year, British Columbia has invited 266 candidates in the eight rounds of the Tech Pilot program. In total, in 2019, the province has already invited 2,047 immigrants.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot

International Experience Canada (IEC) will invite new candidates from the Netherlands
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continue the issuance of invitations in the 2019 International Experience Canada (IEC) season. Candidates from the Netherlands will have their first round of invitations in the Working Holiday category on April 8, 2019. As of April 2, 2019, there are 867 candidates in the pool. IRCC has allocated 480 ITAs for candidates from the Netherlands in 2019. At the same time, there are 106 candidates in the pool for Young Professionals (YP) category of the IEC. The YP ITA allocation for Dutch candidates is 120. As of today, Canada issued 180 ITAs for Young Professionals from the Netherlands.

#IEC, #IRCC, #Netherlands

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador has updated its list of designated employers
On April 2, 2019, the list of Newfoundland and Labrador employers taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has been updated, and the provincial government is encouraging foreign nationals to get in touch with them. The list contains 226 employers that have been designated by the provincial government to participate in the AIPP. This program fast-tracks eligible foreign workers and international graduates with a job offer from a designated employer for Canadian permanent residence

#Atlantic_pilot, #Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #Designated_employers

The latest changes in appeals wait times
Starting April 1, the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) announced a very significant change for immigration appeals wait times. The change concerns how long it will take to issue a decision in a standard appeal case (e.g. refusal to sponsor a spouse, child or parents/grandparents). Currently, wait times for appeals have been very long – many months or even several years. The new service standard will now be 12 months from the date the appeal is filed to the date the decision is mailed to the appellant. The new service standard for immigration appeals will apply to appeals filed after April 1, 2019. This new service standard is not affecting the timeliness of processing pre-April 2019 appeals, and it is expected that all such appeals will be finalized by early 2020.

#Appeals, #IRB, #Refusals, #Family_sponsorship