14 Jul Ontario held new draws in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student Streams
Ontario held new draws in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student Streams
On July 13, 2021, the Government of Ontario held a new draw in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream (EJO FW) and International Student Stream (EJO IS) of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The province issued 1235 invitations to apply (ITAs) to the eligible candidates through the EJO FW Stream with a minimum score of 33, and 450 ITAs to international students through the EJO IS Stream with a score of 62 and above. 24 and 19 ITAs were issued to EJO FW and EJO IS candidates respectively, registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot in the Expression of Interest system pool. In total, OINP issued invitations to 8,119 candidates under all streams of the OINP in 2021.
#Ontario, #OINP, #PNP, #Employer_Job_Offer, #International_students, #Foreign_workers
British Columbia invited 56 candidates under the BCPNP Tech
On July 13, 2021, British Columbia held a new draw in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Tech Program (BC PNP Tech). In this draw, the province invited 56 candidates in four categories: Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate. The lowest score in all categories traditionally was 80 points. In 2021, British Columbia invited 1,096 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the BCPNP Tech. In total, BCPNP issued 6,225 ITAs to date.
#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP, #BCPNP_Tech
Canada updated exemptions for members of armed forces of designated states
On July 13, 2021, the Government of Canada made corrections to the legislation referenced for exemptions to the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa (TRV) or electronic travel authorization (eTA) for members of the armed forces of a designated state. Members of the armed forces of a designated state, or persons designated as a civilian component of that visiting force, for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, coming to attend training for a duration longer than 6 months do not require a study permit and are also exempt from the obtaining a TRV or eTA, and even a medical examination.
#Armed_forces, #eTA, #TRV, #Study_permit
Canada introduced special measures to support Hong Kong residents to immigrate to Canada
On July 13, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced a guideline for special measures to support Hong Kong residents coming to Canada. Now, associate degrees under Education are also eligible for the issuance of an open work permit. In addition, Canada is going to issue national interest exemption letters to eligible open work permit holders. The Government also made minor reformatting to make the instructions easier for officers to read and navigate. Foreign nationals who hold a passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, or by the United Kingdom to a British National Overseas are considered as residents of Hong Kong and eligible to immigrate to Canada under special measures.
#IRCC, #Hong_Kong, #Open_work_permit