In the new round, BC invited 402 candidates under the BCPNP

In the new round, BC invited 402 candidates under the BCPNP

In the new round, BC invited 402 candidates under the BCPNP
On October 1, 2019, the immigration authorities of British Columbia held a new draw under Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). 402 candidates received invitations to apply for the provincial nomination in this round. The scores of this round did not change except for the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled workers:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 92
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 97
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78 (+1 point)
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 97
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 101
In total, British Columbia invited 6,869 registrants under all streams of BCPNP in 2019. BC was granted a quota of 6,500 spots under the Provincial Nominee Program in 2019.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration, #PNP

In 2019, Canada may admit more Family Class immigrants compared to 2018
According to the official immigration statistics by the Federal Government, in the first seven months of 2019, 2,100 sponsored children, 14,925 sponsored parents and grandparents, and 38,430 sponsored spouses were granted a Permanent Resident status. The total numbers of the previous year were 3,795, 18,025, and 62,885 respectively. So far, in 2019 Canada already granted PR to 55,455 family class immigrants. The monthly dynamics shows an equal distribution of numbers in each category. This means, that we can expect that this year Canada will admit more Family Class immigrants compared to 2018 when there were 84,705 PRs granted.

#Family_immigration, #Spousal_sponsorship, #PGP, #Parents_and_Grandparents_sponsorship, #Children_sponsorship

Yukon is developing legislation for Yukon University
On October 1, 2019, the Government of Yukon released of results of public discussion about transitioning Yukon College to become Yukon University. According to the officials, Yukon University will be a hybrid educational institution and will continue to offer college-level programs in trades, adult basic education and ESL, along with new university-level degree programs. The official launch is planned for May 2020 as the official launch. International students who are thinking of immigration path via education may consider this new opportunity. Currently, Yukon College also offers some academic programs that are eligible for the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program. With the transition to university, the number of such programs may increase.

#Yukon, #international_students

Another five communities were approved for BC’s Entrepreneur Regional Pilot
On September 30, 2019, British Columbia announced that a new batch of rural communities have been added in the list of eligible communities in the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot. These communities are Canal Flats, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Regional District of East Kootenay (Area F, Area G), and Shuswap Indian Band. The total number of participating communities has reached 66. The full profiles of the communities are available on the BCPNP website.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #PNP, #Rural_immigration #Entrepreneurs, #Business_immigration