Manitoba invited 349 candidates in draw #132

Manitoba invited 349 candidates in draw #132

Manitoba invited 349 candidates in draw #132
On December 16, 2021, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #132, MPNP issued 296 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The minimum score to get the LAA in this category was 447 points, 2 points fewer compared to the previous draw. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, Manitoba issued 13 LAAs. The lowest score in the SWO category was 712 points, 14 points fewer than in the previous round. In addition, Manitoba invited 40 candidates in the International Education Category. In total, Manitoba issued LAAs to 349 candidates, including 64 Express Entry candidates. MPNP has invited 10,567 candidates in 2021, and 3,998 of them received invitations in the Express Entry.

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

Prince Edward Island invited 125 candidates in December
On December 16, 2021, Prince Edward Island conducted a new invitation round in the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). In the twelfth round of the year, the province issued 114 invitations to apply to skilled workers in the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams. PEI also invited 11 candidates to the Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs stream. The lowest score for business candidates was 67 points, the same as it was in the November draw. In total, Prince Edward Island issued 1,854 invitations in 2021, including 157 invitations to business candidates.

#Prince_Edward_Island, #PEIPNP, #Business_immigration, #Skilled_workers, #Entrepreneurs, #PNP

Trudeau has submitted the new mandate letter to his cabinet
On December 16, 2021, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued mandate letters to the ministers. The new mandate latter to Immigration Minister is outlining the government’s new immigration system priorities. The main priorities in the mandate were reducing application processing times, creating more permanent residence (PR) pathways through Express Entry, introducing online applications for family reunification and a program to provide temporary residence to family members living abroad, creating a new Municipal Nominee Program (MNP), waiving Canadian citizenship application fees, establishing a Trusted Employer system, building a program to regularize undocumented workers, promoting the national Francophone immigration strategy, and bringing more Afghan refugees.

#Mandate_letter, #PR, #immigration_priorities, #Trudeau

Ottawa exempted Ethiopians from the 12-months bar for a pre-removal risk assessment
On December 16, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced a new program delivery update and exempted Ethiopian nationals whose Immigration and Refugee Board or previous pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) decision was made between December 17th, 2020, and December 16th, 2021, from the 12-month bar. Those whose decision was made after December 16th, 2021, will still be subject to the 12-month bar. The Canada Border Services Agency will contact eligible Ethiopian nationals to advise them to apply for a PRRA before removing them from Canada.

#PRRA, #CBSA, #Ethiopia, #pre_removal_risk_assessment

Quebec increased fees for Ministry services
On December 16, 2021, the Government of Quebec announced an increase in application fees for services provided by the Ministry. Starting from January 1, 2021, the Ministry’s fees will be indexed by 2.64%, which are adjusted every year in accordance with section 83.3 of the Financial Administration Act, and the adjustment rate issued by the Ministere des Finances du Quebec. This adjustment depends on the annual change in the average all-items Consumer Price Index in the province. The province also introduced a new table indicating the new required fees in 2022.

#Quebec, #Ministry_fees, #service_fees, #CPI