Canada released the IRCC 2020-2021 Departmental Plan

Canada released the IRCC 2020-2021 Departmental Plan

Canada released the IRCC 2020-2021 Departmental Plan
On March 10, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published its Departmental Plan for 2020-2021. This document outlines some of the ongoing approaches to departments’ work and provides some statistical and analytical data. It is anticipated that Canada will admit 310,000–360,000 immigrants this year. As for the new programs, the Departmental Plan repeats the earlier published info about Agri-Food Immigration Pilot that will accept 2,750 principal applicants, The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots that will accept up to 2,750 applications each annually, The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) that will have at least 5,000 admission spaces a year, The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (the first newcomers selected under the RNIP are expected to begin arriving in their respective communities in 2020), and a new Municipal Nominee Program (MNP), which will have at least 5,000 admission spaces. More details will be available in the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan that will be published this month.

#Immigration_levels, #IRCC, #AIPP, #caregivers, #MNP, #RNIP, #Agri_Food_Pilot

What provinces benefited the most from the launch of Express Entry?
Ontario is the true beneficiary of the Express Entry. Since the launch of the system, Ontario welcomed more than 58% of all economic immigrants processed via Express Entry in the five years. The only two other provinces which may be regarded as the beneficiaries of Express Entry are British Columbia and Alberta, which attracted 18% and 12%, respectively. All other provinces combined accepted only slightly above 11% of immigrants. The final data by IRCC shows the following figures:

Alberta – 38,605 (12.43%)
British Columbia – 56,665 (18.25%)
Manitoba – 4,410 (1.42%)
New Brunswick – 5,465 (1.76%)
Newfoundland and Labrador – 810 (0.26%)
Northwest Territories – 170 (0.05%)
Nova Scotia – 10,645 (3.43%)
Nunavut – 30 (0.01%)
Ontario – 180,375 (58.10%)
Prince Edward Island – 2,290 (0.74%)
Saskatchewan – 10,875 (3.50%)
Yukon 120 – (0.04%)
In total, 310,465 foreign nationals immigrated to Canada via Express Entry between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2019

#Express_Entry, #PR, #PR_admissions

BC issued invitations to apply to 332 persons
On March 10, 2020, British Columbia conducted a new invitation round in the Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The provincial government invited 332 registrants to apply for the nomination certificate. The scores of this draw decrease in all five categories compared to the draw held on February 27:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 102 (-1 points)
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 106 (-2 points)
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 83 (-2 points)
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 110 (-5 points)
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 110 (-2 points)
As of now, British Columbia invited 1,552 candidates to apply for the nomination of the BCPNP under all streams.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration, #PNP

Immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador goes digital!
On March 10, 2020, the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism made an official announcement, that it has completed the transition to electronic application processing for the Skilled Worker, Express Entry Skilled Worker, and International Graduate categories of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP). The applicants will now be able to monitor their application process through regular dashboard updates.

#Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #NLPNP, #PNP