Manitoba nominated 1,302 candidates in December 2021

Manitoba nominated 1,302 candidates in December 2021

Manitoba nominated 1,302 candidates in December 2021
On January 6, 2022, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) published new nomination issuance statistics. In December 2021, the province nominated 1,302 skilled workers and approved 6 business concepts. Manitoba also refused 5 skilled workers. MPNP invited 1,180 skilled workers, 2 business concepts and sent LAAs to 5 business candidates. In December, MPNP received 630 applications from skilled workers and 4 applications from business candidates. Currently, the province is assessing 691 applications, and the other 1,548 applications are pending assessment. Additionally, Manitoba nominated 479 Express Entry candidates. In total, MPNP nominated 6,300 foreign nationals, including 1,384 nominees from Express Entry in 2021.

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Canadian immigration backlog reached 1.8 million
In December 2021, the immigration backlog reached 1,813,144 applications. It is 21,208 more than it was in October. As of December 15, 2021, there was a total backlog of 525,270 in permanent residence (PR) applications, 819,874 in temporary residence applications, 234,770 in economic, and 105,298 in family class applications. In addition, there were 157,658 protected persons waiting for their applications to be processed, as well as 27,520 applicants waiting under Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. Permit Holders Class had only a backlog of 24 applications.

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The Federal Court granted an immigrant a judicial review for redetermination
On January 4, 2022, the Federal Court of Canada granted an applicant a judicial review for redetermination who failed to comply with the permanent residency (PR) requirements under section 28 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), which requires applicants to be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days within every five years. The Applicant had insufficient humanitarian and compassionate considerations and was issued a departure order for non-compliance with the residency obligations. The Federal Court decided that in the assessment of humanitarian and compassionate factors, the “moral debt owed to immigrants who worked on the frontline to help protect vulnerable people in Canada” during the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be understated.

#Federal_Court, #PR, #IRPA, #COVID_19

Quebec wants to limit the use of English in favour of French
Quebec Prime Minister François Legault, with the support of his cabinet, intends to pass new laws to support the wider use of the French language, as the province has a long history of French-speaking residents. One of the planned measures is to limit the use of the English language in government agencies, private enterprises, schools, and other places. The Office of the French Language of the Province of Quebec (OQLF) conducted a study in March 2021 that showed that in the coming years, the population of the province will increasingly tend to speak English, to the detriment of the French.

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