03 Nov British Columbia invited 77 candidates through the BCPNP Tech
British Columbia invited 77 candidates through the BCPNP Tech
On November 2, 2021, British Columbia held a new draw in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Tech Program (BC PNP Tech). In this draw, the province invited 77 candidates in four categories: Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate. The lowest score in all categories was 75 points, the same as it was in the previous draw. In 2021, British Columbia invited 1,658 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the BCPNP Tech. In total, BCPNP issued 10,138 ITAs to date.
#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP, #BCPNP_Tech
More Canadian airports will accept international passenger flights
On November 2, 2021, the Government of Canada announced that more airports will be reopened for international passenger flights. Easing the restriction on international flight arrivals, starting from November 30, 2021, Transport Canada will allow international flights to land at the following additional Canadian airports: St. John’s International, John C. Munro Hamilton International, Region of Waterloo International, Regina International, Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International, Kelowna International, Abbotsford International, and Victoria International airports. Currently, Canada accepts international passenger flights from only 10 airports.
##NOTAM, #airports, #international_flights, #Passenger_flights
Ottawa will not extend the temporary pathway for permanent residency
New Immigration Minister Sean Fraser will not extend the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residency Pathway, which expires on November 5, 2021. According to Alexander Cohen, the immigration minister’s press secretary, ‘there are no plans to extend it beyond November 5’. Before the Cabinet shuffle last month, the former immigration minister Marco Mendicino was openly talking about the possibilities of extending the program to allow temporary residents working in the healthcare sector to become permanent residents. As Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data showed, in October, more than 14,000 spots remained unfilled for healthcare workers making the applicants and public expect the IRCC to extent the program.
#IRCC, #TR2PR, #Mendicino, #Fraser, #PR, #pathway
Lawyers want the Federal Government to allow refugees to enter Canada
Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) has urged Ottawa to allow fully-vaccinated refugees to enter Canada via land borders with the United States. In a tweet, the association argued that if people are permitted to eat indoor at restaurants, and tourists are allowed to enter the country, it is unfair to direct double-vaccinated refugees back to the US. CARL states that ‘such a distinction is arbitrary and violates Canada’s obligations under international law, and the Government is required to assess the protection needs of persons who make a claim in Canada.’
#CARL, #refugees, #lawyers, #US, #land_borders