British Columbia invited 358 candidates in the new draw

British Columbia invited 358 candidates in the new draw

British Columbia invited 358 candidates in the new draw
On November 10, 2020, British Columbia held a new draw in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In this draw, the government invited 358 persons to apply for a nomination of British Columbia. The lowest scores in this round did not change compared to the October 27 draw:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 93
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 94
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 92
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 93
British Columbia keeps excluding the following 31 NOCs from participation in BCPNP: (0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, and 6731.). In 2020, the province invited 7,943 candidates under all streams of BCPNP.

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

The number of post-secondary DLIs with COVID readiness plans have increased
Since October 21, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Health Canada and provincial authorities approved additional COVID readiness plans of the designated learning institutions (DLIs) and allowed them to accept international students who aren’t currently in Canada. As of November 10, 2020, there are 210 DLI with approved COVID readiness plans:

Alberta – 48 DLI (+9)
British Columbia – 63 DLI (+24)
Manitoba – 16 DLI (+6)
New Brunswick – 15 DLI (+2)
Newfoundland and Labrador – 3 DLI
Nova Scotia 23 DLI (+23)
Ontario – 27 DLI (+13)
Prince Edward Island – 5 DLI
Saskatchewan – 9 DLI (+2)
Yukon – 1 DLI
The educational institutions hope the situation with international students will gradually improve in the coming months and all students will be allowed to return to their studies.

#international_students, #study_permits, #study_in_Canada, #COVID_19, #DLI

Canada released a new update for relatives of PS752 flight victims
On November 10, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published new instructions regarding the fee exemptions related to Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752. In order to help foreign national family members of victims of the plain crush who are stuck in Canada because of the travel restrictions, IRCC allows eligible individuals to extend or restore their status at no cost. This applies to temporary residents whose status has expired or will expire before January 16, 2021, and who are members of the family of a victim of the PS752 flight.

#TRV, #status_extention, #status_resoration, #IRCC, #PS752