IRCC tabled the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan

IRCC tabled the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan

IRCC tabled the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan
On March 12, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) finally released details on the Government’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2020-2022. According to the new plan, Canada will admit 341,000 new immigrants in 2020, 351,000 in 2021, and 361,000 in 2022. The majority of those targeted numbers are allocated for economic immigrants. In 2020, Canada plans to welcome 195,800 such immigrants, while in 2021 and 2020, the number will increase to 203,050 and 212,050 respectively. Unfortunately, IRCC did not increase Family Class admissions. Canada expects to grant PR to 70,000 Spouses, Partners and Children and 21,000 Parents and Grandparents each year. IRCC also plans to welcome 5,200 newcomers total under Caregivers, Agri-Food Immigration and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilots in 2020. These numbers will gradually increase to 7,150 in 2021 and 9,500 in 2022. Atlantic Pilot will keep the quota of 5,000 annually.

#Immigration_levels, #IRCC, #economic_immigration, #family_immigration

Ontario nominated 1,944 candidates in 2020
Ontario released a new statistics update about the number of certificates of the nominations that have been issued in 2020 under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). As of March 12, 2020, the OINP issued 1,944 certificates of provincial nomination, 781 more since the previous update on February 13. At the moment, the province is still waiting for its quota for nominations in 2020 from the Federal government. Last year, Ontario was allocated 7,350 nominations, however, the provincial officials repeatedly ask IRCC to double the quota for Ontario.

#Ontario, #OINP, #provincial_nomination, #PNP

Manitoba invited 222 candidates in the new round
On March 12, 2020, Manitoba conducted a new round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In EOI draw #85, the province issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to 191 candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The lowest score in this stream was 496, 3 points lower compared to the previous round. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued only 13 LAAs under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in this stream was 672, 35 points less than in EOI draw #84. In addition, Manitoba invited 18 registrants in the International Education Category. In total, Manitoba issued 222 LAAs in this round and 17 of them were sent to Express Entry candidates who have a valid profile and a job seeker validation code. In 2020, Manitoba has already invited 1,297 candidates under all streams of MPNP.

#Manitoba, #MPNP, #PNP, #International_students, #In_demand_occupations, #SWO, #SWM

Greater Sudbury Area needs more immigrants
According to a new report by Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin, the Greater Sudbury Area needs to embrace immigration as the ultimate tool for filling the labour market gaps. The report reveals that most Sudbury immigrants arrived there before 1981, while since that time until 2016, Sudbury didn’t even manage to double that number. Prior to 1981, there were 5,335 immigrants residing in Greater Sudbury. During 2011-2016, only 1,005 immigrants settled there. Local employers do not have enough workforce to hire and immigration can provide additional specialists to Sudbury’s economy.

#labourforce, #Sadbury, #Ontario