MPNP Draw #98: Manitoba invited 213 candidates

MPNP Draw #98: Manitoba invited 213 candidates

MPNP Draw #98: Manitoba invited 213 candidates
On September 10, 2020, the government Manitoba held the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) draw #98. In this round, Manitoba issued 168 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The score required to get an LAA in this category was 475 points, as in the previous round. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, Manitoba issued only 9 invitations. The score required to get an LAA in the SWO category was 824, equal to draw #97. In addition, MPNP invited 35 candidates in the International Education Category. Manitoba issued 211 LAAs in this round and 22 of them were sent to the Express Entry candidates. In total, Manitoba invited 3,511 LAAs in 2020.

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

Canada’s strategy of bringing in international students could be affected by the crisis
The number of incoming international students registered at Canada’s postsecondary colleges and universities has experienced a drastic drop. The situation is not only significantly reducing the income of these colleges and universities in the short term, but it will also affect Canada’s strategy of bringing in international talent. The hard fact is that international students at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University in Halifax make up one-fourth of the student population at the two universities. Figures from the federal immigration department show that the department issued 47,970 and 64,785 study permits in the first and second quarters respectively this year. However, in the first and second quarters of 2019, IRCC issued 64,305 and 83,395 study permits. The long-term implications of the COVID-19 crisis yet to be determined.

#international_students, #study_in_Canada, #study_permit, #IRCC

Immigrants and refugees in Ontario are the most impacted by COVID-19
According to a new report by ICES, a research institute focusing on health issues in Ontario, immigrants and refugees accounted for about 43.5% of COVID-19 cases in the province in the first half of 2020. These groups comprise only a quarter of the total Ontario population. Immigrants and refugees who worked in healthcare, especially women, accounted for a disproportionate number of cases. In Toronto specifically, 4,027 immigrants and refugees have tested positive for COVID-19 (9.8% of those tested) compared to 3,788 Canadian-born patients (4.9% of those tested). The authors also recommend the creation of mobile testing units that can target at-risk communities.

#COVID-19, #newcomers, #immigrants, #refugees, #healthcare, #Ontario

Canada issued 51,385 work permits in the TFWP in 2020
In the first half of 2020, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 51,385 work permits in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). All TFWP work permits must be supported by positive or neutral Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Agricultural workers were issued 35,760 work permits. 470 work permits were issued to caregivers. Another 1,005 work permits were granted to live-in caregivers. Finally, 14,140 work permits were given to all other foreign workers with LMIA-based job offers.

#TFWP, #IRCC, #work_in_Canada, #work_permits, #foreign_workers, #LMIA, #caregivers, #live_in_caregivers, #agricultural_workers

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