23 Jul IRCC again held a PNP-targeted Express Entry draw
IRCC again held a PNP-targeted Express Entry draw
On July 22, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 557 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-targeted draw. In round #156, the cut-off score was 687 points, 9 points fewer compared to previous PNP draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was November 11, 2019, at 08:51:21 UTC. As of July 19, 2020, there are 142,252 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 384 profiles less compared to the previous update. After holding the all-programs draw two weeks ago, IRCC returned to the COVID-19 practice of program-specific rounds of invitations. In twenty-three Express Entry draws in 2020, Canada issued 54,357 ITAs.
#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA, #PNP
IRCC updated instructions of finalization of PR applications
On July 22, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a new program delivery instruction on for finalization of permanent residence applications from inside and outside Canada. IRCC confirmed it continues the intake of applications. All incomplete applications with missing documents will be retained in the system for 90 days. After 90 days, IRCC will request the missing documents with another 90-days deadline. Applicants with approved Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) must inform the IRCC if they are unable to travel before the expiry date. Expired COPR and PRV may be reopened for review in 90 days. Approved applications can be re-opened in GCMS by cancelling the COPR and PRV and removing the final decision. Once the travel limitations ended, applicants can inform the IRCC and the re-opened application may be re-approved.
#IRCC, #PR, #COPR, #PRV, #landing
Number of newcomers in Vancouver drops by 63%
On July 17, the immigration data released by the Canadian government showed that in May 2020, the number of new immigrants landing in Toronto was 3,630, a decrease of 69% compared to May 2019. On the other hand, in the same period, the number of new immigrants landing in Vancouver was 1,430 and in Montreal was 1,215, a decrease of 63% compared to May 2019. Although the numbers are very horrifying, the IRCC stated that the data for May 2020 was much better than in April. For example, the number of new immigrants landing in Vancouver in April 2020 dropped by 91.1% compared to April 2019. About half of Vancouver’s population was born outside of Canada, and people who do not speak English at home account for about 30% of the total population. Therefore, Vancouver itself is an economy highly dependent on new immigrants to import capital and labour. As of May 2020, Canada welcomed only 84,000 newcomers.
#immigration_levels, #Vancouver, #Toronto, #Montreal, #IRCC
Quebec introduced new selection conditions for PEQ
On July 22, 2020, Quebec introduced new selection conditions for Quebec Experience Program (PEQ). For instance, international students will have to take into consideration the new requirements for work experience in Quebec. Foreign workers will be assessed based on new criteria for occupational categories and work experience. Additionally, the new language requirements for accompanying spouses were also taken into effect. The processing time for PEQ applications has been extended to six months.
#Quebec, #PEQ, #PR