New Brunswick announced new International Virtual Express Entry Sessions

New Brunswick announced new International Virtual Express Entry Sessions

New Brunswick announced new International Virtual Express Entry Sessions
On February 3, 2021, New Brunswick announced the International Virtual Express Entry Session to be held in March. On March 26, the event will be held in the United Arab Emirates and on March 30 – in West Africa, Nigeria and South Africa. The provincial government will provide information sessions on the streams of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) linked to the Express Entry. The registration is open until March 8, 2021. The province will invite participants from those who will register in the system. The main conditions are having a valid Express Entry profile and recent experience in the following 21 NOCs: 0213, 0621, 1241, 1311, 2141, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2253, 2281, 4031, 4032, 4214, 7322, 6221, 6322, 6332, 6315, and 7321.

#New_Brunswick, #NBPNP, #Job_fair, #information_session

65% of workers in GTA are considered ‘essential’
65% of workers in the Greater Toronto Area — over two million people — are in sectors that can remain open with some form of in-person staffing under current lockdown guidelines, according to recent research. These essential workers are more likely to be lower-wage workers and immigrants to Canada, and less likely to be unionized than those who can work from home. Research by the Toronto-based Institute for Work and Health shows that immigrant workers are significantly more likely to be exposed to workplace hazards than their non-immigrant counterparts. Almost three-quarters of workers in food manufacturing are immigrants to Canada, compared to less than half of those who can work from home. Like other essential workplaces, nursing home jobs have many of the hallmarks of precarious work: in the GTA, median wages are $21 an hour, and 69% of workers are immigrants to Canada.

#newcomers, #immigrant_adaptation, #GTA, #Toronto, #demography

International students must return to school
International students who cannot return to school before May 1, 2021, may not be guaranteed a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). The Canadian government urgently needs these consumer forces to make a significant contribution to Canada’s economic recovery. According to the IRCC, in December 2019 before the outbreak of the pandemic, there were a total of 642,480 international students in Canada. Only half a year later, in June 2020, there were only 67,000 international students left in Canada. Nearly 90% of the international students have departed, although they continued to pay tuition while their contributions in other expenses have dropped significantly. According to data released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in 2020, the occupancy rate of UBC college dormitories was only 44%, and the vacancy rate of apartments in the UBC area was as high as 13%, and the consumption of foreign students buying houses, cars, eating, drinking, and shopping has almost disappeared. According to media reports, as early as August 26, 2020, the Canadian government issued a work permit exemption condition for international students to take online courses abroad.

#International_students, #PGWP, #COVID_19

IRCC updated the list of occupations for which a TRV requires a medical exam
On February 3, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has updated the list of occupations for which a temporary residence applicant must submit an immigration medical examination. The list includes:

workers in health science settings
clinical laboratory workers
patient attendants in nursing and geriatric homes
medical students admitted to Canada to attend university
medical electives and physicians on short-term locums
workers in primary and secondary school settings and workers in child-care settings
workers who give in-home care to children, the elderly and the disabled
day nursery employees.
#IRCC, #medical_exam, #TRV, #COVID_19