25 Sep Canada to facilitate the processing of the spousal sponsorship cases
Canada to facilitate the processing of the spousal sponsorship cases
On September 24, 2020, the Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino announced that his department will take steps to facilitate the processing of spousal sponsorship applications. According to Mendicino, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has increased the number of officers assessing the spousal sponsorship cases by 66% to eliminate the backlogs and speed up the processing times. The IRCC officials are going to digitize paper applications to enable the staff to work remotely. The immigration department also plans to use online interviews if required complying with the COVID-19 limitations. The goal of the government is to finalize about 6,000 such cases from October to December 2020 to reach the number of 49,000 decisions this year.
#IRCC, #family_immigration, #spousal_sponsorship, #PR
Saskatchewan issued 535 ITAs in the SINP
On September 24, 2020, Saskatchewan held a new round of invitations in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). In the Express Entry category, SINP invited 278 candidates. In the Occupations In-Demand category, Saskatchewan issued 257 invitations to apply. The lowest score in both categories significantly increased – 82 points, higher than in the previous draw. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In this draw, Saskatchewan invited candidates in 81 different NOCs. In total, SINP invited 5,097 candidates to apply for a nomination of Saskatchewan in 2020. In addition, the provincial government announced that the results of the invitation rounds from September 29, 2020, to October 26, 2020, will not be posted in time, as according to the local laws, in the month prior to the provincial election that will be held on October 26, no new information can be posted on the official website of the government.
#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Occupations_in_demand, #PNP
Manitoba issued Letters of Advice to Apply to 189 candidates in the MPNP
On September 24, 2020, Manitoba conducted the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw #99. In this draw, the province issued 160 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The lowest score required to get an LAA was 464 points, eleven points more than in the previous round. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, Manitoba issued only 4 invitations. The lowest score in the SWO category was 847, twenty-three points higher than on September 10 draw. Finally, MPNP invited 25 candidates in the International Education Category. In draw #99, Manitoba issued 189 LAAs and 18 of them were sent to the Express Entry candidates. In 2020, Manitoba invited 3,700 candidates to apply for the nomination of Manitoba.
#Manitoba, #MPNP, #International_students, #PNP, #SWO, #SWM
Nova Scotia invited motor vehicle body repairers and mechanics in the NSNP
On September 24, 2020, Nova Scotia conducted a new invitation round in the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). In this draw, Nova Scotia issued Letters of Interest to Express Entry candidates whose primary occupation is motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322) or automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321). All invited candidates must have letters of reference from employers to prove two or more years of experience in the last five years and demonstrate the language skill at a CLB level 5 or higher in English in all four bands. All invitees must also prove a relevant education or training in their field. The deadline to submit the application for all invited candidates is set on October 24, 2020, before 11:59 PM. In the previous draws in this stream in 2020, Nova Scotia targeted French-speaking candidates and nurses.
#Nova_Scotia, #NSNP, #automotive_mechanics, #automotive_technician, #automotive_repairer