11 Oct Canada invited 10,692 prospective immigrants to apply for the PR in September 2019
Canada invited 10,692 prospective immigrants to apply for the PR in September 2019
In September, Canada invited 7200 candidates through federal immigration programs served by Express Entry. Another 3,492 candidates were invited under various Provincial Nominee Programs. Ontario invited 15 candidates this month, Quebec invited 32 people, Alberta invited 478 candidates, British Columbia issued ITA for 1,187 candidates, Manitoba issued 571 invitations, Saskatchewan invited 814 people, Prince Edward Island invited 122 candidates, Nova Scotia invited at least 273 people. A total of 10,692 foreign nationals received invitations to immigrate to Canada in September.
#Immigration, #Express_Entry, #PNP, #Arrima, #Ontario, #Quebec, #Alberta, #British_Columbia, #Saskatchewan, #Manitoba, #PEI, #Nova_Scotia
BC invited 7 entrepreneurs in the Regional Pilot
On October 8, 2019, British Columbia invited 7 new business-candidates under the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream – Regional Pilot. The lowest score in this round was 106, two points lower compared to the previous draw on September 17. The Regional Pilot is focused on the development of the remote rural communities in the province. In total, British Columbia has already invited 203 entrepreneurs in 2019 and 32 of them invited via the Regional Pilot.
#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Entrepreneurs, #Business_immigration, #Regional_Pilot, #Rural_immigration
Canadian birth rate drops significantly, only immigration can help
On October 3, the Conference Board of Canada announced that Canada’s birth rate has dropped to 1.5 children per family. In order to maintain the current population, the birth rate will need to be at 2.1 children per family. With the number of births reduced, the number of retired seniors is drastically increasing. If there is no immigration strategy to address this issue by 2040, then 25% of Canada’s overall population will be 65 years or older. Currently, the number of seniors aged 65 or older make up 17% of the entire population. In order to prevent Canada from entering a financial crisis, the country should plan ahead and bring in more immigrants to fund the old-age pension and healthcare system.
#healthcare, #pension, #welfare, #immigration_levels, #demography
Use of facial recognition technology in approval of immigration visas
The latest Lexbase revealed that the Immigration Department has already completed a small-scale trial of facial recognition technology in the approval of immigration visas. Sara Michielsen, the Department’s Senior Program Advisor for Immigration, delivered a summary report on the use of facial recognition technology by Ottawa’s visa processing centre on May 1, 2019. The report revealed that the Immigration Department plans to effectuate the FRS 2.0 (facial recognition system 2.0) in the near future.
#Security, #visa_processing, #face_recognition, #AI