Last week Canada invited 5,497 candidates in the International Experience Canada

Last week Canada invited 5,497 candidates in the International Experience Canada

Last week Canada invited 5,497 candidates in the International Experience Canada
During January 20-24, 2020, Canada sent a new batch of Invitations to Apply (ITA) for the Work Permit in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. This week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 5,497 candidates. Among them, Canada invited many candidates from such countries as Australia (329), Chile (250), Czech Republic (300), France (2,000), Germany (303), Ireland (614), and Japan (313). The remaining 1,388 ITAs were issued to candidates from the other participating countries and pools. In total, Canada sent ITAs to 23,032 young foreign nationals in this program in 2020.

#IEC, #Working_Holiday, #ITA, #IRCC, #Work_Permit

Record population growth during the third quarter of 2019 in Canada
In the third quarter of 2019, Canada’s population increased by 208,234. The major source of this increase was an influx of immigrants and temporary residents. This was the first time in history that the country’s population increased by more than 200,000 in one quarter. It represents a quarterly population increase of 0.6%, the largest growth observed since July 1971. International migration (including temporary migrants) accounted for 83.4% of the total population growth in the third quarter. The rest 16.6% was the result of natural increase or the difference between the number of births and deaths. The natural population increase is expected to reduce as a result of population ageing and low fertility levels.

#population_growth, #immigration_levels, #demography

In November, IRCC issued 12,710 study permits to international students
In November 2019, Canada approved and issued study permits to 12,710 international students. Ontario was a destination of 5,715 new study permits holders. 2,885 foreign students went to British Columbia; 2,100 international students began their programs in Quebec; Alberta welcomed 685 international students; Manitoba admitted 450; Nova Scotia again accepted more students than Saskatchewan – 255 compared to 215; New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador accepted 130, 80, and 70 international students, respectively; 5 students went to Yukon. Another 120 students did not specify their province of study. As of November 30, 2019, Canada issued 355,245 study permits.

#international_students, #study_in_Canada, #study_permit

There’s a surge in the number of Iranian asylum seekers in Canada
There has been a surge in asylum claims by Iranians since mid-2018. About one in twenty Iranians who entered Canada on tourist visas, student visas or work permits have been applying for refugee status. About 125 Iranian citizens applied each month for refugee status in Canada in early 2019. There are about 200,000 people of Iranian origin in Canada, with nearly half living in the Greater Toronto Area and a quarter in the Greater Vancouver Area. For instance, Iranian asylum seekers in British Columbia far surpass the next largest countries of would-be refugees.

#Refugees, #Iranians, #Iran, #GTA, #GVA