IRCC invited candidates under the new PNP-targeted Express Entry draw

IRCC invited candidates under the new PNP-targeted Express Entry draw

IRCC invited candidates under the new PNP-targeted Express Entry draw
On February 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 1,082 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-targeted draw. In round #216, the cut-off score was 710 points, 36 points more compared to the previous PNP draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was October 7, 2021 at 11:36:55 UTC. As of February 15, 2022, there are 198,061 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 401 more compared to the previous update. In 2022, Canada issued 3,580 ITAs through Express Entry.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA, #PNP

Alberta renamed its PNP and introduced two new streams
On February 16, 2022, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has been renamed the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). the Government of Alberta also changed the names of several other programs. As of now, the name of the International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream has been changed to the Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, the Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream has been renamed to the Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, and the Self-Employed Farmer Stream is now the Farm Stream. In addition, Alberta also launched 2 new streams: the Rural Renewal Stream and the Rural Entrepreneur Stream.

#Alberta, #AINP, #AAIP, #PNP

Canada increased the overall economic immigration in 2022 by decreasing the Federal economic immigration
Comparing the Government of Canada’s immigration levels for 2021 and 2022, it becomes apparent that the Government increased the number of economic immigrants but decreased the number of the total Federal economic immigrants. While the quota for the total economic immigration was 232,500 in 2021 with 204,800 Federal economic immigration applications, in 2022, the Government increased the total overall number of economic immigrants to 241,850 but decreased the number of Federal economic immigrants to 196,900 – a 6.5% decrease. This was mainly because of the increase in economic immigration in Quebec.

#economic_immigration, #Quebec, #economic_immigrants

All Canadian airports will start to receive international passenger flights
On February 15, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that Travel Health Notice has been adjusted from Level 3 to Level 2. With this adjustment, the Government removed its advice for Canadians to avoid travel for non-essential purposes. In addition, starting from February 28, 2022, Transport Canada’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) restricting foreign passenger flights’ arrival in Canada will expire. International flights carrying passengers will be permitted to land at all Canadian airports capable to receive international flights.

#NOTAM, #border_measures, #travel_restrictions, #COVID_19, #Travel_Health_Notice