Manitoba nominated 1,089 candidates in July and August

Manitoba nominated 1,089 candidates in July and August

Manitoba nominated 1,089 candidates in July and August
Manitoba keeps updating bi-monthly new statistics on the issuance of the provincial nominations in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). On September 25, 2020, the Manitoba published new MPNP figures. In July, the province nominated 590 Skilled Workers and approved 5 business concepts. It refused 15 applications of Skilled Workers and 2 business applications. It also invited 498 Skilled Workers, 5 business candidates and approved 8 business concepts. In August, Manitoba nominated 496 Skilled Workers, 3 business candidates, and approved 3 business concepts. MPNP refused 2 applications of Skilled Workers. It also invited 466 Skilled Workers, 4 business candidates, and approved 10 business concepts. In total, MPNP received 2,828 applications from Skilled Workers and 27 business applications in 2020. In addition, Manitoba nominated 45 Express Entry candidates in July, and 24 in August. In total, MPNP nominated 4,092 foreign nationals this year, including 455 Express Entry candidates.

#Manitoba, #MPNP, #Skilled_workers, #business_immigration, #PNP, #nomination_certificates

Thunder Bay recommended eight more candidates in the RNIP
On September 25, 2020, the City of Thunder Bay, ON, held a new round of recommendations in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). In this draw, the city issued 8 community recommendations. Thunder Bay approved applications of 1 candidate in the NOC A skills level, 6 candidates in the NOC B, and 1 candidate in the NOC C. Those candidates can submit permanent residence application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). After approval in-principle of their PR applications, applicants can apply for an employer-specific work permit. Thunder Bay can still recommend 8 NOC A candidates, 10 NOC B candidates, 31 NOC C candidates, and 8 NOC D candidates in 2020. In total, the community issued recommendations to 42 candidates and can recommend 58 more.

#Thunder_Bay, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration

New Brunswick updated the eligibility criteria for Truck Drivers
Following the update of the Skilled Worker stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), on September 25, 2020, the province announced further details, related to Truck Drivers (NOC 7511). Beginning October 1, 2020, candidates wishing to apply for a nomination must get a provincial Class 1 driver’s license, demonstrate a total of at least 24 months of work experience as Truck Drivers in the last five years, and have 9 months of continuous full-time work under NOC 7511 in New Brunswick, on an LMIA-supported or Postgraduate Work Permit, and with one local employer. The document also outlines the criteria for employers to be eligible to support workers for a nomination. Candidates invited before October 1 will be evaluated against the old criteria. The EOI submitted before September 28, will also be evaluated under the old terms.

#New_Brunswick, #NBPNP, #skilled_workers, #PNP, #Truckers

ESDC announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program.
On September 26, lots of Canadian employers received an email from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) regarding the forthcoming changes in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The government will return to a 6-month Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) validity period for new LMIA applications for all employers, however, those received up to September 30 will be granted a 9-month validity period. Unfortunately, the LMIA submissions by email will be disabled for fee-paying streams. ESDC admitted that LMIA Online was somewhat criticized. Nevertheless, Service Canada encourages employers to keep using LMIA Online.

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