Canada welcomed 24,725 newcomers in January 2020

Canada welcomed 24,725 newcomers in January 2020

Canada welcomed 24,725 newcomers in January 2020
According to the official figures by IRCC, in January 2020, Canada welcomed 24,725 permanent residents, 3,835 more compared to December 2019. Among those new PRs, 9,955 were foreign skilled workers; 5,005 immigrants were nominated by the Provincial Nominee Programs; 445 were business immigrants (including investors, start-uppers, self-employed persons, and other entrepreneurs); 4,480 were sponsored spouses, 1,225 were sponsored parents and grandparents, 375 were sponsored children, and 2,855 were refugees and protected persons. The share of economic class immigrants in January was 62.3% while family class constituted 24.8% of the total.

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New arrivals must prepare their self-isolation plan
According to recent publications in the media, some of the eligible foreign nationals exempt from travel restrictions were denied boarding on flights to Canada as they were not to demonstrate evidence of having to explain a self-isolation plan. Foreigners who received a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR), as well as eligible international students and foreign workers must convince the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officers that they will follow the mandatory quarantine upon entry to Canada.

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What NOCs are the top priority during the pandemic?
According to the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the occupations that have a higher priority in processing LMIA applications are NOCs in agriculture and agri-food sectors as these temporary foreign workers are helping farms and other businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. These workers contribute to Canada’s food security. These essential NOCs include:

8252 – Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
6331 – Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
9463 – Fish and seafood plant workers
8431 – General farmworkers
8611 – Harvesting labourers
9462 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
9617 – Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
9618 – Labourers in fish and seafood processing
8432 – Nursery and greenhouse workers
7511 – Transport Truck drivers
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Foreign nationals temporary residing in Canada should remain a valid status
Those foreign nationals who came to Canada on a temporary resident visa and were unable to return to their countries due to international travel restrictions must apply for status extensions. The visa extension application can be submitted online. The visitors must note that they are not exempted from rules. They can be considered out of status if they do not apply for a status extension. Many applicants who are receiving requests from IRCC to submit biometrics, medical examinations or other documents must not panic. IRCC has announced an extension of 90 days in order to provide all necessary documents for processing. Applicants can submit required documents at a later date.

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