IRCC approved Manitoba’s request to prolong the temporary resident status of potential nominees with work permits expiring in 2024

IRCC approved Manitoba’s request to prolong the temporary resident status of potential nominees with work permits expiring in 2024

IRCC approved Manitoba’s request to prolong the temporary resident status of potential nominees with work permits expiring in 2024
On May 8, 2024, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) approved Manitoba’s request to extend temporary resident status for potential nominees under the province’s Provincial Nominee Program. This mainly applies to post-graduation work permit holders under the Manitoba Skilled Worker Provincial Nominee Program whose work permits expire in 2024. This measure will allow 6,700 temporary workers to continue working while processing their applications. Within two years, eligible individuals are expected to receive official nominations and eventually become permanent residents. While this applies to Manitoba, IRCC is open to options like those of other provinces to transition more temporary residents to permanent residents.

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The Government of Canada’s proposal to detain immigrants in federal prisons faces backlash
Human rights groups urge Canada to reconsider a budget plan allowing immigrant detention in federal prisons, citing potential exposure to harsh conditions. As provinces opt out of housing immigrants in their jails, the government proposes amendments to house high-risk detainees in federal facilities. Despite assurances of separate areas for immigrants, critics argue this contradicts Canadian values. Detainees, who may be barred for crimes or human rights violations, lack the same rights as regular criminals. Critics point out concerns over human rights violations and the possibility of indefinite detention. Given that federal holding facilities already have a capacity for almost 500 people, these could serve as a feasible alternative.

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SINP updated its Excluded Occupation List
The government of Saskatchewan has recently updated its list of occupations excluded from applying to the Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry program sub-categories, expanding it to 158 occupations. Among these, eight were newly added to the exclusion list. However, effective May 1, 2024, veterinarians and veterinary technicians have been removed from this list, making them eligible for the Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories. Alongside the occupations previously excluded, Sheriffs and bailiffs, correctional services officers, bylaw enforcement officers, estheticians and related professions, transport truck drivers, bus drivers and other transit operators, pest controllers and fumigators, as well as heavy equipment operators, are now ineligible for the Occupations In-Demand or Express Entry PNP sub-categories in Saskatchewan. Additionally, workers in NOC TEER 4 and 5 occupations are not eligible for these programs. It’s important to note that these changes do not affect the eligibility for Federal Express Entry or its criteria. Saskatchewan has been increasingly targeting specific occupations and countries in its PNP draws.

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New Brunswick introduces legislative amendments to enhance oversight of private career colleges
Legislative amendments introduced by the New Brunswick provincial government on May 7, 2024, aim to bolster student protections and accountability for private career colleges. Key points of the amendments to the Private Occupational Training Act include:
Establishment of a formal complaint mechanism for students.
Government authority to set programming and service standards.
Regulation of student record retention and protection policies.
Transition from annual to one-time registration for training organizations.
Introduction of a compliance order system for issue resolution.
These changes seek to enhance transparency and accountability among entities governed by the act. The Private Occupational Training Act outlines minimum registration requirements for private occupational training organizations. New Brunswick has 51 registered organizations offering 240 programs to over 3,000 students, covering various fields such as business administration, cosmetology, engineering technology, massage therapy, and personal support services.

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