New Brunswick opened its Skilled Workers Express Entry stream

New Brunswick opened its Skilled Workers Express Entry stream

New Brunswick opened its Skilled Workers Express Entry stream
On July 26, 2019, New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) announced the opening of the Skilled Workers Express Entry stream. Candidates who have a valid Express Entry profile, are currently residing and working in New Brunswick, and who have a letter of employment are invited to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOIs). The employment of the candidate should be in NOC Level 0, A, or B. All candidates must meet the language criteria of CLB 7 in all four bands and have their Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).

#NBPNP, #New_Brunswick, #PNP, #Skilled_Workers, #Express_Entry

Canada issued 1,719 invitations to the International Experience Canada candidates
During July 22-26, 2019, Canada invited 1,719 candidates in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 480 invitations to Apply (ITA) to the ‘Working Holiday’ candidates from the United Kingdom, 290 ITAs to the candidates from Australia, 137 invitations for candidates from Germany; 139 ITAs for candidates from Ireland; 160 ITAs for candidates from Japan. The remaining 513 ITAs were issued to candidates from the other participating countries. IRCC also announced that the final round for candidates from Costa Rica was held on July 2, 2019. As of July 26, 2019, Canada invited 122,320 IEC candidates in 2019.

#IEC, #Working_Holiday, #ITA, #IRCC

Maxime Bernier says his party would cap immigration levels at 150,000
Maxime Bernier, leader of People’s Party of Canada, announced his party’s immigration platform. He said that the level of immigration is too high and that Canada is not benefiting from this. Canada is unable to integrate 350,000 immigrants every year, which is the equivalent of adding Nova Scotia’s population every year. Instead, he said the level should only be between 100,000 and 150,000 immigrants. Bernier’s second target was multiculturalism. He said that while the People’s Party of Canada supports multiculturalism, government money shouldn’t be going toward stopping integration. As such, his party will repeal the Multiculturalism Act if elected, and any funding given to promoting multiculturalism will be cut off. Bernier also said that their focus will be on economic immigrants, with a big overhaul to the points system. He also said that we should only bring immigrants who share mainstream Canadian values. This would be enforced by a Canadian values test. On the subject of refugees, he said that he wants to stop illegal immigrants from the US, possibly with a fence. The level of support of the People’s Party is not higher than 2% and its chances on the elections are very low.

#Immigration_policy, #refugees, #economic_immigrants