12 Aug British Columbia invited 52 candidates in the Tech Pilot draw
British Columbia invited 52 candidates in the Tech Pilot draw
On August 11, 2020, the province of British Columbia invited 52 candidates in a new invitation round in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot. The government distributed invitations to apply for the nomination of BC in four categories: Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate. All invited candidates scored 80 points or higher in the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). British Columbia invited 5,189 candidates in 2020 and 1,433 of them were invited under the Tech Pilot.
#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program inventory has been updated
On August 11, 2020, Alberta released a new update of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) inventory. As of August 4, the Alberta received 1,150 applications waiting for the eligibility assessment under the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS). All applications were received by the province before April 20, 2020. In the pool of the Alberta Express Entry Stream, there are 275 Expressions of Interest. In total, Alberta invited 1,933 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry in 2020. According to IRCC, in the first half of 2020, Alberta admitted 12,795 immigrants and 4,475 of them were nominated by the AINP.
#Alberta, #AINP, #PNP, #ITA, #Nomination_certificate, #PR
In 2020, Canada welcomed 1,060 immigrants in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot
In the first half of 2020, Canada admitted 1,060 immigrants through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). New Brunswick keeps attracting the most immigrants in the AIPP in Maritimes. The province accepted 455 newcomers (42.9% of the total). Nova Scotia is slightly behind New Brunswick with 425 immigrants (40.1%). Newfoundland and Labrador welcomed 100 AIPP immigrants (9.4%). Finally, Prince Edward Island admitted 80 newcomers in the AIPP (7.5%). Unfortunately, due to the COIVD-19, the Maritimes will not repeat the last year’s record of 4,145 immigrants in the AIPP and most likely, the four provinces will not use all quota of 5,000 immigrants as was set in 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan. Since the launch of the AIPP in 2017, Canada admitted about 6,695 immigrants through this program.
#AIPP, #Atlantic_pilot, #New_Brunswick, #Nova_Scotia, #Prince_Edward_Island, #Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #PR_admission
Canada and the US to share personal departure records
When the Canadian immigration authorities process visitor visas, immigration, and citizenship applications, they often require applicants to provide records of entry and exit in the past few years as an important indicator for reviewing cases. The border agencies of Canada and the United States have established an intelligence exchange system to collect personal entry and exit data records more systematically in the future. This means that when processing applications in the future, officials of the Canadian Department of Immigration can check these entry and exit records to determine when the applicant entered and exited Canada. This information is especially important for processing visitor visas, permanent resident status, refugee applications, citizenship applications, and inspection of passport flows.
#Canada, #USA, #border_crossing