Canada issued 4,500 ITAs for CEC candidates in Express Entry

Canada issued 4,500 ITAs for CEC candidates in Express Entry

Canada issued 4,500 ITAs for CEC candidates in Express Entry
On July 8, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program. In round #196, Canada issued 4,500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence and the lowest score was 369 points, twelve points more compared to round #194. The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 10, 2021 at 22:46:37 UTC. In total, IRCC already issued 93,842 invitations to apply in seventeen draws of Express Entry. 87,153 ITAs were issued for candidates in the CEC Program.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA, #CEC

Canada updated the Oath of Citizenship instructions
On July 8, 2021, Canada updated instructions for the Oath of Citizenship. The Government added a link to the updated Oath of Citizenship, which now refers to Aboriginal and treaty rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Accessibility information for persons who are unable to sign the Oath of Citizenship form is also provided. In addition, according to the new regulations, for applicants who have been granted citizenship and located outside of Canada, the Oath of Citizenship is allowed to be administered by a foreign service officer. Instructions also clarify language priority for administering the Oath of Citizenship.

#Citizenship, #Oath_of_Citizenship

Ottawa clarified the public policy regarding the working hours of international students
On July 8, 2021, the Government of Canada updated public policy and made clarifications to the instructions to prevent students from being penalized if they worked more than 20 hours per week during an academic session in an essential service between March 18, 2020, and August 31, 2020. Students who have worked in a non-essential service can be penalized on future immigration applications such as a study permit extension or the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. In addition, students who are eligible only for on-campus work can work remotely for an employer located within the boundaries of the educational institution.

#International_students, #working_hours

Ontario invited candidates in the Entrepreneur Stream
On July 8, 2021, Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 Invitations to Apply to the eligible candidates under the Entrepreneur Stream. The minimum score of this round was 146. This is the highest score compared to the previous rounds held in 2020. The OINP noted that those whose Expressions of Interest were scored by June 29, 2021 were eligible for this draw. In the last year, OINP invited 112 entrepreneurs and since the opening of the stream in 2016, Ontario had issued 390 invitations.

#Ontario, #OINP, #Entrepreneurs, #Business_immigration, #PNP

Saskatchewan issued 295 ITAs in the new round of SINP
On July 8, 2021, Saskatchewan conducted a new round of invitations in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). This time, SINP issued 295 invitations to apply (ITAs) for the provincial nomination. In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 99 ITAs. Another 196 invitations were issued to the Occupations In-Demand category candidates. The lowest score in both categories was 80 points. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In this draw, Saskatchewan invited candidates in 62 different NOCs. In total, Saskatchewan invited 4,019 candidates in 2021, 1,849 under the Express Entry, and 2,170 under the Occupations In-Demand category.

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Express_Entry, #Occupations_in_demand, #PNP

Canada will not accept unvaccinated tourists
The Government of Canada will not allow unvaccinated tourists to enter the country to ensure the safety of Canadians. According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tourists who are unvaccinated will have to wait ‘quite a while’. During a press conference in British Columbia, the Prime Minister said that he doesn’t want to endanger the progress made in the fight against the pandemic by opening the borders too quickly, and ‘all the sacrifices so many people have made over the past many, many months, are not for nothing.’

#Travel_restrictions, #Tourism, #Tourists, #TRV, #visitor_visa