01 Feb British Columbia invited up to 284 candidates in the new BCPNP draw
British Columbia invited up to 284 candidates in the new BCPNP draw
On January 31, 2023, British Columbia issued new invitations in the Skilled Worker – International Graduate categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the Tech-targeted draw, BC issued 243 invitations with a minimum score of 85 points. In the Childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202), the province invited 18 candidates who scored 60 points. In the Healthcare-targeted draw, the province issued 18 invitations. Additionally, fewer than 5 invitations have been issued for other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). The province invited up to 284 candidates with a score of 60-85 points. Including this draw, in 2023, British Columbia has already issued 1,122 invitations.
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OINP invited 611 candidates under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
On January 31, 2023, the Government of Ontario held a new draw in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream (EJO FW) Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The province issued 611 targeted invitations to apply (ITAs) to tech and healthcare occupations. The minimum score for this draw was 53, 18 points more than the previous draw. All invitees have their profiles created between November 22, 2022, to January 31, 2023. This year, the province already invited 3,591 candidates under the OINP, and 1017 of them were candidates under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
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Canada offers electronic Canadian citizenship certificates
Canada is now providing electronic Canadian citizenship certificates as an alternative to the traditional paper versions. Beginning on January 4, 2023, those who apply to become a Canadian citizen, request a citizenship certificate, resume their Canadian citizenship or are members of the Canadian Armed Forces and wish to regain it can now opt between an e-certificate or a physical paper one. A citizenship certificate is an official record verifying one’s Canadian citizenship, either in paper or electronic form. It does not allow individuals to travel.
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Canada is the world’s most immigrant-welcoming country
According to a 2019 global survey by Pew Research, Canadians supported the notion that immigration is beneficial for making their country stronger. Moreover, in 2020 Gallup ranked Canada as one of the world’s friendliest nations towards immigrants. To further demonstrate this point, last September, an Environics Institute poll revealed that 58% of Canadian citizens supported increased levels of immigration into the country. Even as the world has grown more distrustful of immigration, Canada remains steadfast in welcoming immigrants. Most Canadians embrace them into their neighbourhoods, have no concerns regarding social integration, and view migration as integral for the nation’s future.