New Brunswick has updated the Guide to the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream

New Brunswick has updated the Guide to the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream

New Brunswick has updated the Guide to the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream
On December 17, 2019, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program has updated its official guide to the Skilled Worker Stream. The new guide includes the following updates: work experience is not required for international graduates, with a minimum one-year degree, diploma or certificate from a New Brunswick university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute, hired through the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream; Employers should have been in continuous, active operation in New Brunswick for at least two years under the same ownership; the province also may withdraw the nomination at any time during the immigration process.

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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Program is launched for five years!
On December 18, 2019, IRCC released an update regarding the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Program. The new pilot is set for five years and so far, eleven communities have been approved to participate in the program. According to Ministerial Instructions, communities began recommending candidates as of November 1, 2019, and the second cohort will start recommending candidates on January 1, 2020. Candidates recommended by communities will be able to submit applications for permanent residence under this pilot to IRCC. The full regulation of the pilot is available in the publication in Canada Gazette.

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Top 10 countries of origin of the Canadian immigrants in October
In October 2019, 31,245 foreign nationals were granted the status of permanent residents of Canada. Most of October newcomers came to Canada from India – 8,000 immigrants or 25.6% of the total number. The second-largest source of new PRs was China – 2,640 newcomers or 8.4%. The Philippines were the third biggest country of origin in October – 2,295 immigrants or 7.3%. Syrians were the fourth largest group of new Canadians – 1,130 newcomers or 3.6%. Nigeria became the fifth country of origin of October immigrants – 1,040 or 3.3%. The other countries in the top ten were: The United States of America – 935 (3.0%); Eritrea – 895 (2.9%), Pakistan – 870 (2.8%); South Korea – 570 (1.8%); and the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories – 545 (1.7%).

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Foreign workers are being exploited in the name of LMIA
Almost a quarter of all Canadian work permits require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), and employers charge foreign workers a large amount of money to go through this process. The new Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Singh Bains has provided assurance that the federal government is taking steps in this regard and will take strict action against employers who sell LMIAs. Recent journalist investigations revealed that some foreign workers must pay between $30,000 and $60,000 to complete the LMIA process. However, the processing fee fixed by the federal government for an LMIA is about $1,000.

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