MPNP conducted a new draw and invited 217 candidates

MPNP conducted a new draw and invited 217 candidates

MPNP conducted a new draw and invited 217 candidates
On February 27, 2020, Manitoba held a new invitation round in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In EOI draw #84, Manitoba sent Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to 161 candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The lowest score in this stream was 499, 26 points lower compared to the previous draw. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 24 LAAs under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in this stream was 707, a sharp increase of 96 points. Finally, MPNP invited 32 candidates in the International Education Category. In total, Manitoba sent 217 LAAs in this round and 20 of them were issued to candidates who have a valid Express Entry profile and job seeker validation code. In total, Manitoba already invited 1075 candidates under all streams of MPNP.

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

Saskatchewan issued ITAs to 576 candidates in the new draw
On February 27, 2020, Saskatchewan held a new invitation round in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). In this draw, SINP issued invitations to apply (ITA) for the provincial nomination to 576 candidates. In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 301 ITAs and another 275 invitations have been sent to the Occupations In-Demand category candidates. The lowest score in both categories has decreased by one point and was 69 points. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In this draw, the Saskatchewan government invited candidates in 94 different NOCs. In total, Saskatchewan issued 1,806 ITAs in 2020 under all streams of SINP.

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Express_Entry, #Occupations_in_demand

British Columbia invited 290 candidates in the BCPNP
On February 27, 2020, British Columbia held a new round of invitations in the Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The province invited 290 candidates to apply for the nomination certificate. The scores of this draw increased in all categories except for the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 103 (+3 points)
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 108 (+5 points)
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 85
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 115 (+5 points)
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 112 (+7 points)
In total, British Columbia issued 1,140 invitations under all streams of BCPNP.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration, #PNP

UNHCR recommends Canada to open economic immigration track to refugees
Canada’s new United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Rema Jamous Imseis stated that opening the economic immigration track to refugees is a win-win. Canada should consider letting in some skilled refugees as economic immigrants and the government is already piloting the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP). The new pathway can help people in countries in crisis, like Venezuela. The preliminary research demonstrated that there are skilled refugees in Kenya and the Middle East who meet the requirements of Canada’s economic immigration programs. IRCC plans to accept 51,700 protected persons and refugee programs next year.

#Refugees, #Economic_immigration, #IRCC, #EMPP