01 May IRCC’s call centres are back to work!
IRCC’s call centres are back to work!
On April 27, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the resumption of work of its Client Support Centre. Due to the COVID-19 quarantine measures, the work of the call centre was closed, and the agents of the department were serving clients via emails only. The government has upgraded the system, so the call agents now can securely work from home and provide information about the applications Mondays to Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM EST. The online web-form inquiries are still available 24/7.
Nova Scotia invited French-speaking candidates from the Express Entry pool
On April 27, 2020, Nova Scotia conducted the first invitation round in the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) in 2020. In this round, the province issued Letters of Interest to Express Entry candidates who indicated French as their first official language. This was the second round in the stream aimed at Francophone candidates. All invitees have a CLB score of 8 or higher in French in all four bands and a CLB score of 6 or higher in English in all four bands. All invited candidates possess a bachelor’s degree or graduated from an equivalent program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other educational institution. In the previous rounds of this stream, NSNP invited social workers, nurses, carpenters, early childhood educators, and financial auditors and accountants, and advertising, marketing and public relations respectively.
#Nova_Scotia, #NSNP, #Francophones
Sudbury has invited 6 candidates in the RNIP
The City of Greater Sudbury, ON, has officially started to conduct invitation rounds in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). On April 26, 2020, Sudbury invited 6 candidates and the lowest score of this round was 280 points. The tie-breaking rule for this draw was April 15, 2020, at 4:28 PM. All invited candidates can now submit an application for a community recommendation. In addition, Sudbury released a list of twenty targeted occupations eligible for the Sudbury RNIP.
#Sudbury, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration
Temporary residents and misunderstanding about a visa extension
Parents or grandparents of Canadians who came here on a super visa that has now expired and are now in Canada due to international travel restrictions must apply for an extended stay. Many people have misunderstood the 90-day extension instructions issued by the immigration department in this regard. The visitors think that they have been granted another 90 days to stay in Canada. No action will be taken by the Canadian government if they continue to stay in Canada due to the coronavirus situation. But, during these 90 days, they need to apply for an extended stay. No action will be taken at this time. However, in the future, when they come to Canada, they may face questions. Staying in Canada without a visa extension may impact their credibility as a visitor.
#PGP, #supervisa, #visa_to_Canada, #TRV