IRCC held the third PNP-targeted Express Entry draw in 2022

IRCC held the third PNP-targeted Express Entry draw in 2022

IRCC held the third PNP-targeted Express Entry draw in 2022
On February 2, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 1,070 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-targeted draw. In round #215, the cut-off score was 674 points, 71 points fewer compared to the previous PNP draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was February 18, 2021 at 14:16:27 UTC. As of January 31, 2022, there are 197,660 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 975 more compared to the previous update. In 2022, Canada issued 2,498 ITAs through Express Entry.

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Timmins sees the record number of immigrants under the RNIP
Timmins located in the northern part of Ontario sees a record number of immigrants applying under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The city doubled the number of newcomers due to the community’s ability to retain these immigrants. According to the director for community economic development at the Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC), Noella Rinaldo, the city’s retention of newcomers has been encouraging for the city. Last year, Timmins received more than 120 applications and issued 106 community recommendations to candidates.

#Timmins, #RNIP, #TEDC

IRCC will increase permanent residence fees in 2022
In order to manage increasing program and service delivery costs and due to the rise in inflation Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will increase the permanent residence (PR) fee in 2022. The last increase in the PR fee was on April 30, 2020. According to the last update made by IRCC in 2020, starting from 2022, the fees will be automatically adjusted for the inflation rate in Canada every 2 years for all permanent residence applications, including the economic, family, and humanitarian programs.

#IRCC, #PR, #fees, #PR_fee, #permanent_residence_fee

Immigration consultants have to stop their jobs in case getting hired by IRCC
Immigration consultants (working both registered and unregistered, paid or unpaid) have to stop their job activities if getting appointed to a position within Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to avoid situations of conflict of interest and conflict of duties with the goal of upholding the values and ethics of the public sector and the public interest. In addition, prospective IRCC workers who are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) have to resign from the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants in case getting a job within IRCC departments.

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