Canada welcomed 4,240 business immigrants in 2019

Canada welcomed 4,240 business immigrants in 2019

Canada welcomed 4,240 business immigrants in 2019
The federal government continues to attract business-immigrants from around the globe. As of October 31, 2019, Canada issued permanent resident status to 4,240 foreign businesspeople. The dominating majority of business immigrants – 71.7% or 3,040 are investors within the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). The Federal Investor Program was closed in 2014, so currently, it is the only program for investors. The rest of the business-immigrants of this year immigrated under the Self-Employed Persons Program (SEPP), the Start-Up Visa Program, and provincial streams of business immigration. To date, 775 self-employed persons, 455 start-uppers, and 110 PNP entrepreneurs got a PR in Canada.

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The first candidates registered in the International Experience Canada
Since the publication of the first national quotas for the 2020 season of the International Experience Canada, the first candidates started to register in the pools. At this moment the number of candidates in most pools does not exceed the initial quotas, therefore the chances of those early birds to get an invitation to apply for a work permit in January or February are excellent! Several countries such as Austria, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom still did not get their quota. IRCC will announce the dates of the first rounds of invitations in January.

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New Brunswick has updated the Guide to the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream
On December 20, 2019, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program has updated its official guide to the Skilled Worker Stream. The new guide includes some minor updates regarding the eligibility criteria and application processing. This stream targets workers with the skills, education and work experience to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy, and who are ready to live and work in New Brunswick permanently. It was launched on July 26, 2019. Candidates who have a valid Express Entry profile, are currently residing and working in New Brunswick, and who have a letter of employment are invited to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOIs). The employment of the candidate should be in NOC Level 0, A, or B. All candidates must meet the language criteria of CLB 7 in all four bands and have their Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).

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