26 Jan Canada welcomed 225 Start-Up immigrants in 2020
Canada welcomed 225 Start-Up immigrants in 2020
According to a recent PR admission data by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada welcomed 225 permanent residents under the Start-Up Visa in eleven months of 2020. We are still missing the data for December 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 hit start-up entrepreneurs’ admissions just like all other immigration programs. For instance, in 2019, IRCC granted PR status to 515 start-up entrepreneurs. 120 out of 225 start-uppers immigrated to Ontario. Another 85 selected British Columbia. Twenty of them moved to Alberta. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick attracted 10 start-up immigrants each while Manitoba and Prince Edward Island welcomed 5 businessmen each. Less than five entrepreneurs launched their ventures in Newfoundland and Labrador.
#business_immigration, #Start_up_visa, #SUV, #entrepreneurs
Caregiver program reopens for new application intake
The Home Support Worker Pilot and Home Child Care Provider Pilot have reopened again for application intake for this year. In November 2020, IRCC informed about the completion of the quota, but now applicants can again apply for both programs. Canada intends to accept over 5,000 caregiver applications in 2021. The target is 2,750 applications under the Home Support Worker Pilot and 2,750 under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, score CLB 5 in all four language skills and get their educational credentials assessed. Eligible foreign visitors in Canada may also qualify for this program and get a work permit. Foreign nationals with a bachelor’s degree in nursing can easily qualify under the program. Family members of the main applicant will be eligible to come to Canada. The spouse and children of the caregiver will be issued work and study permits respectively.
#Caregivers, #IRCC, #PR, #work_permit
Service Canada published new processing times for LMIA applications
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the processing times for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under various streams. Based on statistics from different processing centres, the current average LMIA processing times are:
Global Talent Stream – 15 business days
Agricultural stream – 17 business days
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program – 9 business days
Permanent residence stream – 18 business days
In-home caregivers – 12 business days
High-wage stream – 34 business days
Low-wage stream – 34 business days
#ESDC, #Service_Canada, #LMIA #TFWP, #Work_permit, #agricultural_workers, #caregivers
Despite the pandemic, Canada deported thousands of people in 2020
Despite last year’s Covid-19 pandemic, Canada is deporting thousands of people, writes Reuters, and experts say removals are increasing and putting the deportees at risk due to the health crisis. According to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), 12,122 people were deported from Canada in 2020, 875 more than in 2019 – the highest level since 2015. According to the government, these steps are necessary and conducted in a safe way. The Canadian government said the number was so high last year since it included people who chose to depart independently, a so-called “administrative removals.” To compare, there were 1,657 administrative removals in 2019 while in 2020 this number reached 8,215 individuals.
#CBSA, #deportation, #removal_order, #COVID_19