Canada updated the Atlantic Immigration Program

Canada updated the Atlantic Immigration Program

Canada updated the Atlantic Immigration Program
On November 02, 2023, the Government of Canada published new updates for the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) to make it more accessible and beneficial for potential immigrants. One of the significant changes includes the removal of the previous 90-day commitment required to apply for permanent residence. This change provides more flexibility for applicants and can reduce the pressure associated with the immigration process. Another critical update is that the duration of the work permit is now extended to two years, which provides a longer timeframe for immigrants to establish themselves in the Atlantic provinces. Furthermore, the Government updated the guidance to the NOC 2021 language, ensuring it is up-to-date and relevant for future immigrants.

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Saskatchewan expands the SINP to include 279 new jobs
On November 1, 2023, the Government of Saskatchewan announced broadening the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to bolster worker retention. The expansion now allows certain work permit holders in intermediate and lower-skilled occupations to apply for permanent residency under the Existing Work Permit stream. This change opens up PR opportunities for internationally trained workers in these sectors who meet the program’s criteria, including language requirements and a full-time job offer. Previously, only high-skilled and designated trade workers were eligible for this program. Now, an additional 279 occupations, such as farm labourers, truck drivers, retail sales, nurse aides, and equipment operators, can apply. To qualify for the expanded stream, applicants must hold an eligible work permit, a Labor Market Impact Assessment-Supported Work Permit, a Francophone mobility work permit, or a CUAET visa for recently arrived Ukrainians.

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Saskatchewan invited more business candidates under the SINP
On November 2, 2023, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) conducted the sixth invitation round in the Entrepreneur Program 2023 and invited 13 entrepreneurs. This round’s highest Expression of Interest (EOI) score was 155 points. The average score was 130 points. The lowest score was 115. According to the new update, candidates cannot change their business plans after applying to the program. They also cannot change their Business Performance Agreement after the SINP approval. In 2023, Saskatchewan invited 5,510 candidates under all streams, including 209 entrepreneurs.

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The PEIPNP issued invitations under the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams
On November 2, 2023, Prince Edward Island conducted a new invitation round in the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams and invited 41 candidates under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). This draw invited candidates working in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Food Processing, and Agriculture sectors. The province invited 2,183 candidates this year, including 2,129 candidates under the Labour Impact and Express Entry categories and 54 business candidates. According to the schedule, the next PEI PNP draw will occur on November 16, 2023.

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More newcomers are emigrating from Canada
A study by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship reveals that many immigrants leave Canada, particularly between four and seven years after receiving permanent residence. Over 25 years, about 20% of immigrants have left, according to “The Leaky Bucket: A Study of Immigrant Retention Trends in Canada.” This “onward migration” spiked to 31% in 2019 with 67,000 departures. The report suggests growing disillusionment among newcomers, who are increasingly choosing to move on. The study uses immigrants’ fiscal activity, such as income, to track departures. Those included immigrants who arrived in Canada between 1982 and 2018, were at least 18 upon arrival, and filed income taxes at least once. It found first-year onward migration averages 0.9% but peaks at 1.33% around year five, then declines. However, first-year migration rose from 0.8% in 2016 to 1.18% in 2019.

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