22 Sep Canada issued 1,000 invitations in the Express Entry transport occupation category draw
Canada issued 1,000 invitations in the Express Entry transport occupation category draw
On September 20, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the first-ever round of invitations in the Express Entry system for newcomers with work experience in transport occupations. Express Entry draw #264 issued 1,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to skilled workers with work experience in the transport sector. In this draw, the cut-off score was 435 points. The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 17, 2023, at 06:44:01 UTC. As of September 20, 2023, there are 216,035 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In 2023, Canada issued 81,948 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.
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Ottawa provided clarification regarding study permits for minor children
On September 20, 2023, the Government of Canada announced program delivery instructions updates for study permits (SP) on minors made from within Canada. The update clarifies the “Applying inland” section. It outlines how minor children in Canada can apply for or extend a study permit, with a key update emphasizing the need for a letter of acceptance when extending a study permit. Minors studying at preschool, primary, or secondary levels in Canada without a study permit under subsection A30(2) can apply for a study permit from within Canada. They must provide proof of their enrollment (e.g., a school confirmation letter) and their parent’s Canadian status, if applicable. When extending their stay, a minor child can either extend their study permit or their temporary resident status if subsection A30(2) allows studying without a study permit in Canada. Under A30(2), a minor child applying to restore their status can continue studying during the application process.
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Canada extended Path to Permanent Residency for extended families of former language and cultural advisors
On September 18, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended a temporary public policy aimed at granting permanent residence to the extended families of former language and cultural advisors (LCAs) in Canada. Eligibility criteria include the Department of National Defence (DND) employment in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021. Effective September 12, 2023, the program provides application details, forms, and instructions. A dedicated email inbox is open for inquiries and submissions. This policy may be revoked at any time, and applications will no longer be accepted after December 31, 2023, or upon reaching 380 principal applicants, whichever comes first. Applications submitted under the earlier Temporary Public Policy for Extended Families of Former LCAs (signed on January 30, 2023) will be processed under this new policy.
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Ontario updated the average application processing times for the OINP
On September 19, 2023, Ontario updated the average processing time in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Currently, the processing time for Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and Master’s Graduates Stream is 60-90 days. Processing times for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream is 70-100 days. The average application processing times for Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream, Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream and Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream is 90-120. The average processing time for PhD Graduate Stream is 30-60 days. The processing time for Ontario’s Expression of Interest (EOI) Assessment in the Entrepreneur Stream still requires less than 30 days, and the application processing depends on the complexity of the business nomination application.