Immigration ministers commit to enhancing the immigration system together

Immigration ministers commit to enhancing the immigration system together

Immigration ministers commit to enhancing the immigration system together
On May 10, 2024, Immigration Ministers discussed Canada’s 2025-2027 immigration plans. They emphasized the benefits of immigration and a well-managed system. Key points included the impact of $625M employment service cuts, the balance of temporary and permanent residents, and the role of data in managing volumes. They acknowledged the need to welcome displaced people, provide solutions for Ukrainians wishing to stay in Canada and strengthen the asylum system. The ministers agreed to establish a working group to handle asylum seeker affairs while acknowledging the significance of Provincial Nominee Programs in meeting regional needs.

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Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island signed an agreement for internationally educated nurses
On May 10, 2024, Saskatchewan Polytechnic partnered with the Government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) to address the need for qualified nurses in PEI. The partnership will deliver the Transition to Registered Nursing in Canada and the Registered Nurse Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Nurses. These programs aim to enhance the nurses’ skills and understanding of the Canadian healthcare system. The programs provide education on various aspects of Canadian healthcare and will be delivered in a hybrid model. Eligible PEI learners will earn a Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential on successful completion, and the program prepares them for the National Council Licensure Examination. By expanding these programs, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is contributing to developing a skilled nursing workforce in PEI and addressing the healthcare needs of Canadians.

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Government’s ‘hundreds’ Gaza visa estimate surpassed by over 7,500 applicants
Over 7,500 Canadians sought to extract family from Gaza via a complex visa pathway in early 2021, far surpassing the initial estimates by the Federal Government. As of late April, only 179 visas had been issued out of 7,549 applications. The process involves multiple steps, including crossing the Egyptian border for a final security screening, which has proven particularly challenging. The Canadian government’s response has been criticized for its lack of urgency, with calls for more communication with applicants and easing visa security requirements. Having paid significant sums for the process, some applicants are left in limbo with no indication of the outcome.

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Canada invited 3,864 IEC candidates
Over the last two weeks, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new draws in the pools of International Experience Canada (IEC). From April 29 to May 12, Canada invited 3,864 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of May 12, 33,870 candidates were registered in the pool and waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 1 ITA for Andorra, 481 ITAs for Australia, 11 ITAs for Austria, 55 ITAs for Belgium, 9 ITAs for Chile, 6 ITAs for Costa Rica, 7 ITAs for Croatia, 34 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 19 ITAs for Denmark, 5 ITAs for Estonia, 2 ITAs for Finland, 633 ITAs for France, 233 ITAs for Germany, 17 ITAs for Greece, 24 ITAs for Hong Kong, 1 ITA for Iceland, 207 ITAs for Ireland, 137 ITAs for Italy, 371 ITAs for Japan, 177 ITAs for Korea, 3 ITAs for Latvia, 16 ITAs for Lithuania, 9 ITAs for the Netherlands, 107 ITAs for New Zealand, 13 ITAs for Norway, 40 ITAs for Poland, 47 ITAs for Portugal, 27 ITAs for Slovakia, 4 ITAs for Slovenia, 113 ITAs for Spain, 30 ITAs for Sweden, 23 ITAs for Switzerland, 137 ITAs for Taiwan, and 865 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In 2024, Canada issued 76,397 ITAs under the IEC Program.

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