IRCC invited 2,155 candidates in the new round of the International Experience Canada

IRCC invited 2,155 candidates in the new round of the International Experience Canada

IRCC invited 2,155 candidates in the new round of the International Experience Canada
During July 29-August 2, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 2,155 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for the Work Permit in the framework of International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Last week, Canada issued 510 invitations to the ‘Working Holiday’ candidates from the United Kingdom; 341 ITAs to the candidates from Australia; 223 invitation for the French candidates, 207 ITAs for candidates from Japan; 170 invitations for candidates from Germany; 168 ITAs for candidates from Ireland. The remaining 536 ITAs were issued to candidates from some of the other 29 participating countries. It is expected that next week, the first candidates from Luxembourg, the newest participant of the program, may receive their first ITAs. As of August 2, 2019, in total, Canada issued 124,475 ITAs in the International Experience Canada.

#IEC, #Working_Holiday, #ITA, #IRCC, #Work_Permit

Alberta invited 471 candidates in two draws of the AINP
On July 17 and July 24, 2019, Alberta held two rounds of invitations in the Alberta Express Entry Stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). On July 17, Alberta issued 251 invitations to apply. The lowest score among those who received a Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters was 400 CRS. On July 24, AINP issued 220 invitations to apply with the lowest score of 303 CRS. In total, Alberta invited 651 candidates in the Alberta Express Entry Stream in July, while the total number of invitations in 2019 has reached 4,467 candidates. In addition, Alberta updated information about the inventory of the AINP. As of July 30, AINP issued 3,385 provincial nomination certificates, 297 more since the last update on July 16. 1,560 applications are currently waiting for eligibility assessment. In the Alberta Opportunity Stream, the approximate number of applications waiting for assessment is 975. Those applications were received before April 4, 2019. In the Employer-Driven Stream, there are less than 5 unassessed applications in the International graduate category, and less than 5 applications in the Skilled worker category (all of them were submitted before June 14, 2018).

#Alberta, #AINP, #PNP, #ITA, #Nomination_certificate

Canada increased the number of times a candidate can participate in the IEC
On July 31, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released some updates and clarifications about the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Recognized organization-nominated applicants are not subject to discontinuity rules imposed by some Youth Mobility Agreement (YMA) countries. If IEC participants have exhausted their allowable participation under the YMA with a specific country or territory, they can then apply through a recognized organization and, if eligible, maximize the number of their participations up to 2 more participations. Unlike general IEC applicants, applicants nominated through a recognized organization are not subject to the discontinuance requirement. There are 9 recognized organizations.


Almost 60-65% of total international students in Canada will be from SDS countries
The Canadian government has announced that it is expanding its Students Direct Stream (SDS) program to international students from Pakistan. Last year, the program was initiated for students from India, China, the Philippines and Vietnam. Currently, the approval rate for Pakistani students’ study permit applications is only 32%. The SDS may improve that. It is expected that almost 60-65% of the total international students will be from these five countries and about half of them will be from China and India. In 2018, Canada issued 172,625 study permits to the Indian students, 142,985 study permits to the Chinese students, and 20,330 study permits to students from Vietnam. A total of 752,725 Indian students are studying abroad, and about a quarter of them are studying in Canada.

#SDS, #International_students, #India, #China, #Philippines, #Vietnam, #Pakistan

Quebec published new details about reimbursement for the cancelled applications
On August 1, 2019, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MIDI) published instructions for claims for reimbursement of applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018. The candidates who received a letter of eligibility for reimbursement should access the online refund form, enter the requested information, attach the required documents (photocopy of the passport identity page and financial documents) and submit the claim. The refund will be made by bank transfer according to the information provided in the form. MIDI will process the refund as soon as possible. It will refund the fees it collected when the application for a Québec Selection Certificate was submitted.

#Quebec, #MIDI, #RSWP