Ontario held a second draw for French-Speaking Skilled Workers

Ontario held a second draw for French-Speaking Skilled Workers

Ontario held a second draw for French-Speaking Skilled Workers
On March 3, 2021, the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) conducted the second draw in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) in 2021. In this round, the province issued 126 Notifications of Interest (NOI). The Express Entry score range of invited candidates in this intake was between 455 and 467 points. The Express Entry profiles of those candidates were created between March 3, 2020, and March 3, 2021. OINP already invited 272 Francophone candidates to apply for the nomination of Ontario this year. In total, OINP issued 2833 NOIs in 2021.

#Ontario, #OINP, #Francophones, #FSSW, #ITA, #PNP, #Ontario_Express_Entry

British Columbia invited 444 candidates in the new draws
On March 2, 2021, British Columbia conducted two draws in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the general draw, the province issued 418 invitations. The lowest scores dropped for Skilled Workers and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Workers subcategories:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 97 (-1 point)
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 94
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 83 (-2 points)
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 97 (-7 points)
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 94
The second round of the day targeted only candidates in NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers. BCPNP invited 26 such candidates. Both NOCs have a high number of registrants within the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System. The lowest score of those candidates was 118 points, two points fewer compared to the previous draw for these NOCs. In total, British Columbia issued 1,839 ITAs under the BCPNP in 2021.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration, #PNP

Quebec to launch three pilot programs
On March 3, 2021, the Quebec government officially announced the launch of three pilot programs whose goal is to meet the need of the specific sectors of the provincial economy. On March 24, 2021, the Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI) will launch a pilot program for workers in food processing. On March 31, 2021, MIFI will start the pilot program for orderlies. Finally, on April 22, 2021, Quebec plans to launch the pilot program for workers in the artificial intelligence (AI), information technologies and visual effects (IT/VE) sectors. Every pilot has a quota of 550 applicants and their family members.

#MIFI, #Quebec, #selection_certificates, #pilot_programs

Alberta invited 159 candidates in the new draw
On March 3, 2021, Alberta published a new update of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). On February 16, 2021, the province conducted a new draw in the Alberta Express Entry Stream and issued 159 Notifications of Interest (NOI). The lowest score in this round has dropped by 59 points and was 352, 51 points more compared to February 10 draw. In 2021, AINP already invited 509 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry. At the moment, Alberta received 2,450 applications in the Alberta Opportunity Stream and 50 Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the Alberta Express Entry Stream. These applications are waiting for the eligibility assessment. IRCC will announce the 2021 quota for AINP in the coming months.

#Alberta, #AINP, #PNP, #ITA, #Nomination_certificate, #Express_Entry, #Alberta_Opportunity_Stream

Nova Scotia invited 43 entrepreneurs in the NSNP
On March 3, 2021, Nova Scotia published the results of the new draw in the Entrepreneur Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) that occurred on February 42. The lowest score of this round was 118, 4 points lower than in the previous draw on December 9, 2020. In 2020, NSNP invited only 69 business candidates in two entrepreneur streams. Only 8 of them were invited in the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.

#Nova_Scotia, #Entrepreneurs, #NSNP, #International_Graduate_Entrepreneur, #PNP, #business_immigration