25 Jun British Columbia invited 87 Tech Pilot candidates
British Columbia invited 87 Tech Pilot candidates
On June 23, 2020, British Columbia held a new draw in the Tech Pilot of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This time, the province distributed 87 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. The lowest score in all categories has dropped by from 82 points to 80 points. In total, British Columbia invited 1,228 Tech Pilot candidates to apply for a provincial nomination which is almost 31.5% of the total 3,901 invitations issued by BC PNP in 2020.
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Canada’s population has reached the 38 million mark
Looking at the growth of Canada’s overall population, international students account for a large proportion of the newcomer population. Last year, about 11,000 newcomers were international students. Canadian cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal have even experienced a surge in newcomer settlement and negative growth in the local population. No wonder Canada is still accepting new immigrants during the pandemic because, without new immigrants, Canada’s population will only decrease. It is undeniable that the number of new immigrants and international students has decreased due to the pandemic. However, recent data released by Statistics Canada still shows surprising results. Canada’s population growth in the first quarter of 2020 was the lowest in five years, with 80% of the population growth coming from new immigrants. Statistics show that in the first three months of 2020, Canada’s population increased by 76,221, a total increase of 0.2%.
Mexico decides to send migrant workers to Canada
The government of Mexico has announced about resuming sending agricultural workers to Canada. According to the government statement, Mexico has come to an agreement with the Canadian government that will significantly improve the conditions in the temporary foreign worker program and healthcare protocols to secure the safety of Mexican workers. The Mexican government a few days ago announced that it will not allow workers to leave for Canada, sending shock waves through the agricultural sector, which is highly dependent on foreign labour.
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