10 Jul Ontario clarified the terms of the Entrepreneur Stream updates
Ontario clarified the terms of the Entrepreneur Stream updates
On July 9, 2019, Ontario released a notice clarifying the terms of the Entrepreneur Stream applications processing. Candidates who registered their Expressions of Interest (EOI) under the Entrepreneur Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and have not been invited to apply are no longer eligible. Those candidates will have to submit a new EOI. Entrepreneurs who have received Invitations to Apply issued prior to July 8, 2019, will continue to be processed based on pre-July 8, 2019 Entrepreneur Stream criteria. Invitations to apply are valid for 90 days from their date of issuance.
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Queen’s University announces Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law
The Queen’s University Faculty of Law has announced the launch of a new Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law. The program, set to launch in 2021, is designed to assist students in taking the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant Entry-to-Practice Exam, which is delivered by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Passing this exam helps individuals on the path to consulting on citizenship and immigration issues. The diploma program will take place primarily online, but some blended courses will be delivered in locations across Canada, including Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and Kingston. Overall, the program will include nine courses and take 66 weeks to complete.
Skyrocketing tuition for international students questioned
As international student enrolment and tuition costs continue to rise exponentially, researchers, students and some university administrators are questioning the system’s sustainability. A recent analysis by OneClass.com revealed that all of Ontario’s 19 universities are becoming increasingly dependent on money from foreign students. OneClass, a Toronto start-up firm founded by recent university graduates, provides “note-sharing” services to university students. It analyzed 12 years of data from 2006 to 2017 obtained from fee schedules, school records and information from the Council of Ontario Universities and Common University Data Ontario to reach its conclusions. On average, international students pay about four times more in tuition than domestic students. The numbers showed increased enrolment and a growing reliance on income from the international cohort. If the trend continues, domestic students could be pushed out over the next 10 years to make space for more international students and their money.
ESDC updated tech occupations valid for Global Talent Stream
On July 5, 2019, Canadian authorities have updated the list of occupations eligible under the Global Talent Stream (GTS) to ensure it continues to reflect the Canadian labour market and the needs of innovative companies. Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) have been added to the list, while Engineering managers (NOC 0211), architecture and science managers (NOC 0212) have been removed from the list. Applications submitted for occupations that have been removed from the list will be accepted by ESDC until August 4, 2019. Any submission received after this date under category B of the Global Talent Stream will not be processed. Canada admitted 24,000 foreigners via GTS in the last two years. This stream became permanent in March 2019. The processing time for the GTS applications is two weeks.
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