Canadian trucking firms seek faster immigration application processing

Canadian trucking firms seek faster immigration application processing

Canadian trucking firms seek faster immigration application processing
Canada’s trucking industry commends Ottawa for assisting internationally trained truckers in immigrating to the country. However, they urge Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to prioritize these much-needed workers further. The current labour shortage in the trucking industry poses a significant threat to Canada’s long-term economic recovery and stability. Thus, the trucking industry is calling on the Canadian government to expedite the processing of immigration applications and to remove barriers that prevent internationally trained truckers from entering the Canadian workforce.

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BC invited over 200 skilled candidates under the BCPNP
On May 16, 2023, the Government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified Skills Immigration candidates. In the general draw, the province invited 162 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited in this draw was 85-107 points. The province issued 29 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC invited 11 candidates who scored 60 points. In total, the province issued 202 ITAs in this draw. This year, British Columbia has already invited 4,252 candidates.

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Newfoundland and Labrador doubles its PNP allocation for immigration
Six months after requesting an increase in its allotment of immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Newfoundland and Labrador, an Atlantic Canadian province, has doubled its yearly immigration from 1,500 to 3,050 people. According to the latest data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the province welcomed 3,495 new permanent residents in 2022, representing a 70.9% increase from the 2,045 new immigrants in the previous year. To date, the province welcomed 1,585 new permanent residents in 2023.

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Why do so many international students choose Canada?
Canada is a popular destination for international students due to various reasons. Firstly, Canada’s education system is well-respected globally, offering high-quality education and research opportunities. Additionally, Canada is known for its multiculturalism, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for international students. The country is also considered safe and politically stable, making it an attractive option for those seeking a secure study destination. Moreover, Canada’s post-graduation work permit program allows international students to gain valuable work experience after completing their studies, which can lead to permanent residency there. All these factors make Canada an appealing choice for international students.

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