09 Aug Canada introduced a new policy for out-of-status construction workers
Canada introduced a new policy for out-of-status construction workers
On August 6, 2021, the Government of Canada published new instructions for out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). These new guidelines replace the temporary public policy for out-of-status construction workers in the GTA that has been in effect from January 2, 2020 to July 29, 2021, to help further facilitate access to permanent residency (PR) for these employees. The Government also revised the PR eligibility criteria for the program. The new instructions took effect on July 30, 2021.
#GTA, #construction_workers, #out_of_status_construction_workers
Saskatchewan issued 452 ITAs in the new round of SINP
On August 5, 2021, Saskatchewan conducted a new round of invitations in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). This time, SINP issued 452 invitations to apply (ITAs) for the provincial nomination. In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 171 ITAs. Another 281 invitations were issued to the Occupations In-Demand category candidates. The lowest score in both categories was 73 points. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In this draw, Saskatchewan invited candidates in 65 different NOCs. In total, Saskatchewan invited 4,779 candidates in 2021, 2,104 under the Express Entry, and 2,647 under the Occupations In-Demand category.
#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Express_Entry, #Occupations_in_demand, #PNP
Ottawa will receive applications of protected persons for PR online via the Permanent Residence Portal
On August 6, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced a new program delivery update regarding Protected persons’ applications for permanent residence (PR). Now, protected persons’ applications for PR submitted online via the Permanent Residence Portal will have to include digital forms of IMM 5669 (Schedule A – Background / Declaration form) and IMM 5406 (Additional Family Information form). In addition, the Government updated the procedure for notifying the Ministere de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Integration du Quebec (MIFI) that IRCC received the application and requires a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ).
#Protected_persons, #MIFI, #Quebec, #PR, #CSQ
Ontario held new draws in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student Streams
On August 6, 2021, the Government of Ontario held a new draw in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream (EJO FW) and International Student Stream (EJO IS) of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The province issued 1 invitation to apply (ITA) to the eligible candidate through the EJO FW Stream, and 1 ITA to an international student through the EJO IS Stream. In this draw, the province targeted applicants who may qualify for the Federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the EJO FW Stream. In total, OINP issued invitations to 9,322 candidates under all streams of the OINP in 2021.
#Ontario, #OINP, #PNP, #Employer_Job_Offer, #International_students, #Foreign_workers
Quebec and Ottawa agreed to facilitate the arrival and hiring of temporary foreign workers in Quebec
On August 6, 2021, the Ministere de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Integration du Quebec (MIFI) announced three guidelines to promote the hiring of foreign temporary workers as a result of agreements made between Quebec and the Federal Government. The Government of Canada eased measures for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that will be in effect until December 31, 2023. Starting the end of August, temporary foreign workers who hold a Certificat de selection du Quebec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) will be able to apply to the federal government for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) which will allow workers to hold their job while waiting to obtain their permanent residence.
#MIFI, #Quebec, #PR, #CSQ, #TFWP, #BOWP, #foreign_temporary_workers