05 Sep Canada extended measures for PGWP distance learning
Canada extended measures for PGWP distance learning
On September 1, 2023, the Government of Canada extended measures allowing international students using the distance learning option to pursue their higher education in Canada to be eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). The measures introduced on October 6, 2022, and set to expire on August 31, 2023, have been extended to December 31, 2023. Students who start their online study program between September 1, 2022, and December 31, 2023, will be able to count the time spent studying online outside of Canada until December 31, 2023, toward the overall length of the PGWP if it does not exceed 50% of the program.
PGWP, #international_students, #work_permit, #Open_work_permit, #distance_learning
The City of Greater Sudbury considered 62 applications under the RNIP
On September 1, 2023, the City of Greater Sudbury held a new round of invitations in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). In this round, Sudbury considered 62 candidates. The lowest score of these draws was 220 points, 20 points fewer than in the previous draw. So far, the city has considered 292 candidates in 2023. Last year, Sudbury invited a total of 154 applicants. Since the program’s launch, the city has recommended at least 462 individuals under the RNIP.
Sudbury, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration
Canada invited over 4,000 candidates through the IEC program
Over the last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new draws in the pools of International Experience Canada (IEC). From August 26 to September 1, Canada invited 4,314 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of September 1, 28,284 candidates registered in the pool, awaiting the invitation. In this round, there were 252 ITAs for Australia, 3 ITAs for Austria, 205 ITAs for Belgium, 1,573 ITAs for Chile, 151 ITA for Costa Rica, 4 ITAs for Croatia, 35 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 6 ITAs for Denmark, 1 ITA for Estonia, 184 ITAs for France, 71 ITAs for Germany, 1 ITA for Greece, 5 ITAs for Hong Kong, 84 ITAs for Ireland, 67 ITAs for Italy, 217 ITAs for Japan, 277 ITAs for Korea, 2 ITAs for Latvia, 5 ITAs for Lithuania, 3 ITAs for Luxembourg, 22 ITAs for the Netherlands, 53 ITAs for New Zealand, 9 ITAs for Norway, 11 ITAs for Poland, 23 ITAs for Portugal, 7 ITAs for Slovakia, 35 ITAs for Spain, 6 ITAs for Sweden, 2 ITAs for Switzerland, 748 ITAs for Taiwan, and 252 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In 2023, Canada issued 113,727 ITAs under the IEC Program.
IRCC, #IEC, #ITA, #Working_Holiday, #Young_Professionals, #International_CoOp, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada
New Brunswick invited new candidates through the NBPNP streams
In July 2023, the provincial Government of New Brunswick issued new Invitations to Apply (ITAs) through the three Express Entry streams of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP). The province issued 58 ITAs under the New Brunswick Employment Connection stream, 130 ITAs through the New Brunswick Student Connection stream, and 71 invitations under the Express Entry Occupations In-Demand Connection stream. In total, New Brunswick invited 259 candidates in July. In 2023, 889 candidates received ITAs under these three NBPNP streams.