British Columbia invited 73 Tech Pilot candidates

British Columbia invited 73 Tech Pilot candidates

British Columbia invited 73 Tech Pilot candidates
On July 16, 2019, British Columbia held a new draw for the candidates in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot. This program is designed for the top talented foreign specialists in 29 technology occupations which are in-demand in British Columbia. In this round, BC PNP issued 73 invitations in four categories: Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate. In the eighth round in the row, the lowest score in all four categories was 90. In 2019, British Columbia issued 770 invitations via Tech Pilot. In total, in 2019, BC has already invited 4,078 candidates under all of its streams.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot

Canada becomes the first choice of Indians, 51% jump in the number of Indians getting Canada PR
There was a 51% increase in 2018 in the number of Indians getting Canada PR as compared to 2017. There is more interest now in the Indian diaspora to obtain Canadian PR. In 2018, 39,500 Indians obtained Permanent Residence in Canada through the Express Entry. This constitutes 43% of the total number of candidates who were granted PR in 2018. Recently released data reveals that Canada admitted 92,000 new Permanent Residents in 2018. In comparison to 2017, this was a 41% increase. In 2017, Canada had admitted 65,500 Permanent Residents out of which 26,300, or 40%, were Indians. 2018 saw this number further increase to 51%.

#PR, #India, #Express_Entry

Canada to offer biometrics collection on Bermuda Island
The Consulate General of Canada will have a team in Bermuda providing biometrics collection so Bermuda residents who have already applied either online or by mail for a visa, work or study permit, or permanent residence, can have their biometrics collected in Bermuda and avoid travelling overseas. Bermuda’s Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “The public will be aware that specific identification criteria are now mandatory for some individuals applying for a Canadian visitor visa, work or study permit or permanent residency in Canada. This is mandatory for all foreign students, inclusive of Bermudian students.”

#Biometrics, #Bermuda

Canadian immigration detention centres, daily detention cost is $320 per person
According to report, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) can detain foreigners and permanent residents under certain circumstances (such as security risk), but before detainment, they must consider if there are other reasonable alternatives. The CBSA claims that 6,609 people were detained in detention centres between 2017 and 2018, and 4,248 people were detained in the previous year. 1,831 people were detained in jail between 2017 and 2018, and 971 people were detained in jail between 2016 and 2017. According to the CBSA’s statistics, the daily cost to detain someone is $320 at immigration detention centres. The procedure is often difficult if Canada decides to deport detainees. The expelling and receiving countries must reach a two-way agreement, and if both countries are unable to verify the identity of the detainee, the procedure for expulsion is complicated. The deportation process is even more difficult for detainees with criminal records.

#Refugees, #CBSA