IRCC extended the CUAET to accommodate Ukrainians impacted by processing delays

IRCC extended the CUAET to accommodate Ukrainians impacted by processing delays

IRCC extended the CUAET to accommodate Ukrainians impacted by processing delays
As of April 4, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended certain Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) measures until July 31, 2024. These measures are intended for overseas applicants who faced delays and received approval after February 4, 2024. These applicants can apply for inland study and open work permits at no cost. Settlement services will be accessible until March 31, 2025. Those who obtained approval for a work permit or CUAET visa before February 4, 2024, can still enter Canada but will not be able to apply for work or study permits. A permanent residence pathway is also available for qualifying Ukrainian nationals with family in Canada. Regular immigration pathways like the Canadian Experience Class also remain open.

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BC held new invitation draws under the BCPNP
On April 3, 2024, the Government of British Columbia held new invitation draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and issued invitations to apply to skilled candidates in the general draw and to candidates with work experience in healthcare, childcare, and construction occupations. In the general draw, the province invited 30 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited in this draw was 107 points. BC issued 18 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). In the Healthcare-targeted draw, British Columbia invited 25 candidates who scored 90 points. The province also issued ten invitations to candidates working in the construction sector. In total, British Columbia issued 83 ITAs in this draw. This year, British Columbia has already invited up to 2,583 candidates.

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Alberta updated the AAIP inventory and invited healthcare professionals
On April 4, 2024, Alberta published the update considering the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) inventory. According to the new update, there were around 4,561 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications, 1,683 Rural Renewal Stream applications, 332 Tourism and Hospitality Stream applications, and 995 applications under all pathways (Family Connection and In-Demand Occupation Streams, Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, Priority Sectors, and Accelerated Tech Pathway) of the Express Entry stream. In addition, on April 2, 2024, the AAIP invited 48 candidates under the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway. The minimum score in this draw was 303 points, one point fewer than in the previous draw. This year, Alberta invited 410 candidates through the AAIP Express Entry streams.

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PEI PNP held a new draw under the Labour Impact and Express Entry stream
On April 4, 2024, Prince Edward Island conducted a new invitation round in the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams and invited 66 candidates under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). This draw invited candidates working in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Early Childhood Education sectors. This year, the province invited 511 candidates, including 506 under the Labour Impact and Express Entry categories and five business candidates. According to the schedule, the next PEI PNP draw will occur on April 18, 2024.

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