23 Feb Canada granted PR to 1,705 immigrants in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Canada granted PR to 1,705 immigrants in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot
According to the final statistics by IRCC, the total number of immigrants through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has dropped by almost 60% compared to 2019. In 2020, Canada admitted 1,705 immigrants under the AIPP. Nova Scotia accepted the biggest share of 745 immigrants (43.7%). New Brunswick attracted the second-biggest share of 670 newcomers (39.3%). Newfoundland and Labrador the third most popular in the Maritimes with 170 immigrants (10%) and Prince Edward Island accepted 120 new permanent residents in the pilot (7%). Historically, the biggest beneficiaries of the pilot were New Brunswick and Nova Scotia with 3,205 and 2,705 Atlantic immigrants since the launch of the program in 2017. Ottawa hopes to admit 5000 newcomers under the AIPP annually. Earlier we announced that AIPP became a permanent program, however, this news was removed later. It appears that IRCC will officially announce it at a later point. In the meantime, the pilot has been extended until December 31, 2021.
#AIPP, #Atlantic_pilot, #New_Brunswick, #Nova_Scotia, #Prince_Edward_Island, #Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #PR_admission
Canadian institutions devastated by the loss of international students
According to a recent report by The Globe and Mail, almost every university in Canada is facing serious fiscal deficits. The main reason for the fiscal deficit is due to the decline in the number of international students and closed campuses that have weakened school profits. Coupled with the slow speed of vaccination in Canada, this brings even more severe financial challenges to the next academic year. According to a survey by Statistics Canada, in recent years, almost all public universities in Canada have increasingly relied on overseas students to increase their economic profits. In 2017/18, international students brought nearly $4 billion in annual income to Canadian universities. They pay an average of five times the tuition fees of domestic students, accounting for nearly 40% of all tuition fees. Among the top three universities in Canada, international students account for at least a quarter of the number of students. According to a survey report by Universities Canada, the enrollment rate of international students has increased by about 45% in the past five years. However, due to the restrictions of the pandemic, this year’s international enrollment rate has dropped by 2.1%.
#international_students, #study_in_Canada, #study_permits
The number of Hong Kong residents who immigrated to Canada last year dropped 28%
Statistics from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada show that the number of Hong Kong residents who immigrated to Canada last year dropped 28% from that of 2019. Further analysis shows that IRCC processed a total of 1,224 study permit applications from Hong Kong residents in 2018, which increased slightly to 1,353 in 2019 and increased significantly to 2,147 in 2020. Meanwhile, the number of Hong Kong immigrants taking citizenship oaths decreased by 61 percent.
#Hong_Kong, #Immigration, #PR, #study_permit, #citizenship