25 Jan IRCC will use advanced data analytics to process temporary resident visa applications
IRCC will use advanced data analytics to process temporary resident visa applications
On January 24, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will use advanced data analytics to sort and process temporary resident visa (TRV) applications submitted from outside Canada. The use of the advanced system is part of IRCC’s commitment to improving client service and application processing. IRCC officers will continue to make the final decision on applications, approve, or refuse them. The system will assist in managing IRCC’s increasing volume of TRV applications and will not have any impact on the decision-making.
#IRCC, #TRV, #advanced_data_analytics, #application_processing
British Columbia introduced more than 100,000 jobs in 2021
After the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for December 2021, British Columbia’s Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, Ravi Kahlon has issued a statement regarding the province’s contribution to the Canadian labour market. According to the minister, “101,000 jobs added in British Columbia for the year of 2021 marks a 3.9% increase compared to 2020 job numbers, with 84,000 of these jobs being full-time jobs. In December 2021 alone, the province added 25,000 full-time jobs.” The minister also mentioned the high employment level in the province, which is 102.1% higher than pre-pandemic levels with 56,000 more employed people.
#British_Columbia, #Statistics_Canada, #Kahlon, #labour_market, #jobs, #Vacancies
Newfoundland and Labrador will offer more settlement services
Newfoundland and Labrador is planning to offer more settlement services to newcomers. According to the Immigration, Population Growth and Skills Minister, Gerry Byrne, “last year, settlement and integration projects provided free legal information, career and entrepreneurship training, increased rural integration, and many more benefits for newcomers.” The provincial Immigration Minister also mentioned the close work with partner organizations, which provide better support across the province and called for proposals to improve the labour market in the province. Newfoundland and Labrador also will recognize immigrants’ foreign credentials to help them easily integrate into the province.
#Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #settlement_services, #labour_market, #Byrne
Canada has more than 150,000 FSWP candidates despite the program being paused
According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), at the beginning of the year, there were 154,421 Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) applications in the Express Entry (EE) pool, despite the program being temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of 193,565 candidates in the EE pool, the share of FSWP applicants was approximately 80%. The rest of the applicants in the pool were CEC candidates (38,223 applications), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates (577 applications), and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates (344 applications).
#Express_Entry, #PNP, #FSWP, #IRCC, #EE, #FSTP, #PNP