11 Aug IRCC launched a new Permanent Residence Online Application Portal
IRCC launched a new Permanent Residence Online Application Portal
On August 10, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new Permanent Residence (PR) Online Application Portal for authorized immigration representatives to submit PR applications for non-Express Entry programs online on behalf of their clients. In September 2021, representatives will be able to use the PR Online Application Portal and manage online applications from a single account for multiple clients. To use a PR Online Application Portal account, authorized representatives will have to provide membership ID number, business address, and name, and upload a valid copy of an identity document.
#IRCC, #PR_online_application_portal, #non_Express_Entry, #consultants
Canada will open a new College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
On August 10, 2021, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Marco Mendicino announced that the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants – the official regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants across the country, will officially be opened on November 23, 2021. The entity will protect the public and consultants in good standing from those who take advantage of vulnerable people as well as regulate immigration and citizenship consultants under a statutory framework. The Government invested $50 million to fight fraud and new educational tools to help applicants identify fraudulent activity which is the main reason for the creation of the College.
#Mendicino, #IRCC, #consultants, #College_of_Immigration_and_citizenship_consultants
51 candidates invited under the BCPNP Tech
On August 10, 2021, British Columbia held a new draw in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Tech Program (BC PNP Tech). In this draw, the province invited 51 candidates in four categories: Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate. The lowest score in all categories traditionally was 80 points. In 2021, British Columbia invited 1,206 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the BCPNP Tech. In total, BCPNP issued 7,092 ITAs to date.
#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP, #BCPNP_Tech
Canada extended travel restrictions for flights from India again
On August 9, 2021, the Government of Canada extended travel restrictions for all direct passenger and business flights from India until August 21, 2021. According to a Transport Canada media release, only cargo operations, medical transfers, or military flights are allowed to go directly between Canada and India. To enter Canada, travellers from India must take an indirect route and provide a pre–arrival test from a third country, taken within 72 hours of their final departure to the country, regardless of immigration status.
#Covid_19, #Travel_restrictions, #India, #Travel_ban
Canada invited 317 candidates under the International Experience Canada
Over the last week, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the second draw in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From August 3 to August 6, Canada invited 317 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of August 6, there are 20,801 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 25 ITAs for Australia, 1 ITA for Chile, 3 ITAs for Croatia, 11 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 2 ITAs for Denmark, 131 ITAs for France, 21 ITAs for Germany, 5 ITAs for Greece, 7 ITAs for Hong Kong, 26 ITAs for Ireland, 4 ITAs for Italy, 7 ITAs for Japan, 13 ITAs for South Korea, 1 ITA for Latvia, 4 ITAs for the Netherlands, 2 ITAs for New Zealand, 1 ITA for Portugal, 1 ITA for Slovakia, 11 ITAs for Spain, 3 ITAs for Sweden, 4 ITAs for Switzerland, 9 ITAs for Taiwan, and 25 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 15,464 ITAs under the IEC in 2021.
#IRCC, #IEC, #ITA, #Working_Holiday, #Young_Professionals, #International_CoOp, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada