British Columbia invited another 53 candidates in the Tech Pilot

British Columbia invited another 53 candidates in the Tech Pilot

British Columbia invited another 53 candidates in the Tech Pilot
On December 10, 2019, British Columbia held a new invitation round in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot. The province invited 53 registrants working in the 29 key technology occupations to apply for a provincial nomination 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 four categories was 90 points. British Columbia invited 1,461 Tech Pilot candidates this year. In total, BCPNP issued 8,742 ITAs in 2019.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP

9,844 prospective immigrants have been invited to apply for the PR in November
In November 2019, Canada invited 7,200 candidates to apply for permanent residence in the Express Entry-based federal immigration programs. Another 2,644 candidates have been invited under different Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Alberta invited 148 candidates; Saskatchewan issued invitations to 985 foreign nationals; British Columbia issued ITA for 910 registrants, Manitoba issued 410 invitations, Nova Scotia invited at least 20 people, and Prince Edward Island issued 171 invitations. In total, 9,844 foreign nationals received invitations to immigrate to Canada in November. This year, Canada expects to issue more than 80,000 ITAs in the Express Entry and 61,000 invitations in the PNPs.

#Immigration, #Express_Entry, #PNP, #Alberta, #British_Columbia, #Saskatchewan, #Manitoba, #PEI, #Nova_Scotia

Syrian refugees in Canada: four years after
Four years ago, Canada invited Syrian refugees escaping the civil war into the country. The overall outcomes of Syrian refugees’ resettlement and integration experiences are positive, showing good trends in terms of their accommodation and adaptation to life in Canada and participation in society. Between November 2015 and February 2016, 26,172 Syrian refugees were resettled in Canada within only 118 days. Almost all of the government-assisted refugees from Syria attended orientation services and information workshops. Little less than 80% of them took government-funded English and French classes. By 2018, over 90% of Syrian refugees indicated they were able to communicate in the official languages on a daily basis.

#refugees, #newcomers, #Syrians

In September, Canada issued 38,020 work permits in the International Mobility Program
The International Mobility Program (IMP) allows Canadian employers hiring temporary foreign workers without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Work permits issued under the IMP may be open or closed, depending on the specific program and stream. In September 2019, Canada issued 38,020 work permits in the International Mobility Program, which is more 11,000 than in the previous month. So far, according to the official data, IRCC issued work permits to 229,320 foreign workers in this program.

#Skilled_workers, #International_Mobility, #work_permits, #work_ in_Canada