08 Feb New Brunswick to host recruitment mission and information sessions in South America
New Brunswick to host recruitment mission and information sessions in South America
On February 5, 2021, New Brunswick announced the new recruitment events in the framework of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP). Provincial immigration officers will provide Q and A sessions for immigration-related topics. On March 11, 2021, the event will target individuals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. The registration is open until February 27, 2021. The province is looking to recruit the following occupations: 8241, 0213, 2253, 2225, 7282, 7322, 6221, 6322, 6332, 6315, and 7321. In addition, New Brunswick keeps targeting foreigners with valid Express Entry profiles whose main NOCs are: 0621, 1241, 1311, 2141, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2281, 4031, 4032, and 4214. Additional info about the events will be sent along with the invitations to attend the information session.
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Toronto experienced a record drop in its total population in 2020
According to a Statistics Canada report published last week, Toronto saw a record loss of 50,375 people between July 1, 2019, and July 1, 2020, as a result of more people moving outside the city to other regions. The report also suggests Toronto continued to experience positive overall population growth during this time, due above all to international migration, but the net loss of population in the city stemmed mainly from people moving to surrounding census metropolitan areas (CMAs). In general, despite less international migration because of travel restrictions, international migration represented 90.3% of the growth in CMAs compared to just over a third of the population growth in other regions of the country.
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Nearly half of Hong Kongers want to immigrate
According to various polls, nearly half of Hong Kongers want to immigrate. Among these people, nearly one quarter want to immigrate to the U.K., followed by Australia and Taiwan, higher than the number of people who wish to immigrate to the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 30% of young people want to immigrate, mainly due to the social impact brought about by the Hong Kong national security legislation. According to Hong Kong media reports, a survey released by the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong found 43.9% of Hong Kong people intend to immigrate, and half of them are already preparing to immigrate. This figure is a significant increase compared to last year. When it comes to the country they want to immigrate to, Taiwan ranked third, after the U.K. and Australia, but was higher than Canada and the United States.
IRCC will consider circumstances when temporary residents are unable to depart Canada
On February 5, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended new instructions regarding those temporary residents who are unable to depart Canada. The officers are urged to take into account the inability of foreign nationals to depart Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially important whether there are commercial flights and whether international airspace is open in certain countries. Such applicants should provide an explanation to IRCC explaining why they need to remain in Canada with the submission of their application. At the same time, IRCC states they must apply in advance of their current temporary resident status expiring.
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