29 Apr Manitoba sent invitations to 299 candidates
Manitoba sent invitations to 299 candidates
On April 25, 2019, Manitoba held a new Expression of Interests draw in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In round #64, in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the province issued 208 Letters of Advice to Apply. The lowest ranking score was 510. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 66 Letters of Advice to Apply under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score of those candidates was 632. In addition, MPNP also invited 25 candidates in the International Education Category. In total, Manitoba issued 299 invitations in this round and the total number of invitations issued in April is 702. Since the beginning of 2019, Manitoba has already invited 3,901 candidates via MPNP.
#Manitoba, #MPNP, #International_students
OINP paused receiving applications in the Employer Job Offer streams
On April 26, 2019, the government of Ontario made a notice that Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is pausing intake to the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream and Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream. Starting from the date of the announcement, no new applications can be submitted. Ontario notified that these streams have seen a significant increase in applications in 2019, making it necessary to pause intake to the streams due to Ontario’s limited nomination allocation from the Federal government. Therefore, the In-demand Skills stream remains the only open stream in the Employer Job Offer category. In 2018, OINP issued 1,254 invitations in the International Student Stream, 934 invitations in the Foreign Worker Stream, and 35 invitations in the In-Demand Skills Stream. In total, Ontario invited 2,223 candidates in the Employer Job Offer category in 2018.
#Ontario, #OINP, #Employer_Job_Offer
New updates in the study permit regulations
On April 16, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released new updates for study permit applications. International students who need to complete prerequisite courses, including English as a Second Language (ESL) will receive study permits that accommodate the length of that course. When successful completion of a prerequisite course is required before admission to a program of study, the designated learning institution (DLI) may issue a conditional letter of acceptance. This letter should be submitted when the applicant applies to enter Canada as a temporary resident. International students who have been issued a study permit for a prerequisite are not eligible to work off-campus until they complete their prerequisite and start their main program of study.
#International_students, #Study_permit, #IRCC
Canada updated requirements for medical examination
On April 23, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the medical examination regulation. Foreign nationals who are applying for a permanent resident visa or applying to remain in Canada as a permanent resident, including their accompanying family members, must undergo a medical examination. The only exceptions are most permanent resident applicants who are members of the live-in caregiver class. If the duration of the stay in Canada is six months or less, no medical exam is needed unless a foreigner plans to work in public health during their stay. Students are exempt from the exam if their country is not listed among countries whose nationals must pass a medical exam to enter Canada.