Canada issued 118 ITAs to provincial nominees in the new Express Entry draw

Canada issued 118 ITAs to provincial nominees in the new Express Entry draw

Canada issued 118 ITAs to provincial nominees in the new Express Entry draw
On April 15, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new program-specific Express Entry invitation round. In this round, the IRCC issued 118 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to candidates nominated by the Express Entry-aligned streams of the Provincial Nominee Programs. The lowest cut-off score in this draw was 808, 110 points higher than in the previous PNP-specific round. The tie-breaking rule for this round was March 18, 2020 at 10:30:55 UTC. As of April 14, 2020, there are 147,285 profiles registered in the pool, 2,445 less compared to the previous update. This means that the number of Express Entry registrants has reduced for the first time in the last few years. In total, IRCC issued 26,618 ITAs through the Express Entry in 2020.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA, #PNP

New Brunswick to hold the online information session for nurses
On April 15, 2020, New Brunswick announced that the provincial immigration authorities will hold an online information session for Francophone Nurses in May. The province plans a series of webinars to provide prospective nursing professionals with information about New Brunswick economic immigration programs and the career paths. All candidates interested to participate are invited to register and submit the details of their professional education and experience in nursing and healthcare. Selected candidates will be invited to the webinars.

#New_Brunswick, #NBPNP, #Job_fair, #information_session, #nurses

COVID-19: Quebec government analyzes reducing the number of immigrants received each year
The Government of Quebec is analyzing reducing the number of immigrants received each year due to a possible significant increase in the unemployment rate that is being recorded in the province because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Premier François Legault said during his daily press release that: “It’s something that remains to be seen. We haven’t reached that point but it’s effectively something that we are going to see. I believe it will be necessary to review everything, including the number of immigrants.” Although businesses aren’t always in agreement with Legault’s vision regarding how many immigrants the province needs, they are agreeing with the premier in this case. With the number of jobs lost during the pandemic, the priority must be, they said, to try to enable those who lost their jobs to regain them. However, the president of Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec, Véronique Proulx, said to Radio-Canada that they need to be careful in the medium-term since the lack of workers will be felt sooner or later.

#Quebec, #COVID_19, #immigration_levels

Newfoundland and Labrador updated the immigration FAQs
On April 15, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM) published a special update to answer Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 and Immigration to the province. Although the OIM is closed, it continues to accept NLPNP applications. The province emphasized that it is also accepting business immigration applications. The OIM continues to designate employers for the AIPP and accept AIPP endorsement applications. Newfoundland and Labrador recalled that it accepts and processes only online applications for NLPNP and AIPP. No paper application will be accepted.

#Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #NLPNP, #AIPP, #COVID_19