Canada introduced new travel restrictions

Canada introduced new travel restrictions

Canada introduced new travel restrictions
On January 15, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced new border measures due to the worsening epidemiological situation in the country. The Government limited travel restriction exemptions for unvaccinated persons, allowing only a small proportion of unvaccinated persons to enter Canada. As of January 15, 2022, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers will not be allowed to enter Canada. New permanent residents, refugees, asylum claimants, temporary foreign workers in agriculture or food-processing occupations, and some children under the age of 18 are exemptions and will be permitted to cross the border.

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Manitoba invited 443 candidates in draw #134
On January 13, 2022, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #134, MPNP issued 357 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The minimum score to get the LAA in this category was 459 points, 84 points more compared to the previous draw. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, Manitoba issued 53 LAAs. The lowest score in the SWO category was 711 points, 15 points fewer than in the previous round. In addition, Manitoba invited 33 candidates in the International Education Category. In total, Manitoba issued LAAs to 443 candidates, including 97 Express Entry candidates. In 2021, MPNP has invited 10,960 candidates.

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Ottawa introduced pandemic-related instructions for temporary workers
On January 14, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced new instructions related to fully or partially vaccinated applicants. The COVID-19 work permit program delivery page has been divided into smaller sections to ease finding information. General traveller instructions, as well as information about family reunification and biometrics for overseas work permit applicants defined as essential workers, have been removed and been hyperlinked to one instruction to avoid duplication. The Government also removed special measures and public policies that have already expired.

#COVID_19, #Omicron, #temporary_workers, #Biometrics, #Family_reunification

Alberta will launch a new tech program
On January 13, 2022, the Government of Alberta announced the launch of the Accelerated Tech Pathway (ATP) under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The new program will support Alberta’s Recovery Plan and provide a workforce of the province with a fast track to permanent residence. Highly skilled tech professionals from across Canada and overseas who have a job offer and want to live and work in Alberta will be fast-tracked and provided permanent residence to solve the labour shortage in the province.

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