British Columbia invited 284 candidates in the new draw

British Columbia invited 284 candidates in the new draw

British Columbia invited 284 candidates in the new draw
On January 28, 2020, British Columbia held a new round of invitations in the Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The province invited 284 candidates to apply for the nomination certificate. The scores of this draw remained the same as in the previous round in all categories:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 100
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 103
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 85
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 110
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 105
In 2020, British Columbia issued 610 invitations under all streams.

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

Open Work Permits for vulnerable workers
On January 29, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published updated instructions regarding the issuance of open work permits for vulnerable workers. The updated regulations clarify that such workers cannot apply for this open work permit at the port of entry. They must apply directly to IRCC by filling out an application online and include in their online application supporting evidence of the abuse if applicable. Additional information has also been added regarding passport validity, termination of employment, interviews and fee exemption for family members of vulnerable workers.

#IRCC, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada

New Brunswick will hold a recruitment event in Brussels
New Brunswick announced that the province will hold a recruitment event on March 1-2, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The province will also provide information sessions on New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP). New Brunswick will target the following twelve NOCs on theses events: NOC 0125 – Other business services managers, NOC 1123 – Marketing staff for tourism, NOC 6321 – Chefs, NOC 6322 – Cooks, NOC 6421 – Retail salespersons, NOC 6513 – Food and beverage servers, NOC 6525 – Hotel front desk clerks, NOC 6531 – Tour and travel guides, NOC 6532 – Outdoor sport and recreational guides, NOC 6552 – Other customer and information services representatives, NOC 6731 – Housekeeping/cleaning staff, and NOC 6733 – Facilities maintenance workers.

#New_Brunswick, #NBPNP, #Job_fair, #information_session

British Columbia introduced changes to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream
On January 29, 2020, British Columbia announced changes to the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). Provincial authorities introduced a minimum language requirement. Foreign entrepreneurs now must demonstrate language proficiency at CLB level 4. In addition, applications to the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category now cannot include key staff. Key staff will continue to be eligible under the Strategic Projects category.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #business_immigration, #entrepreneurs, #PNP

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