15 May Ontario invited 14 business candidates under the Entrepreneur Stream
Ontario invited 14 business candidates under the Entrepreneur Stream
On May 12, 2023, Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) released the new draw results under the Entrepreneur Stream. It was the third draw for business candidates of the year. The province issued 14 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to business candidates in this draw. This round’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was between 135 and 178. The OINP noted that those whose Expressions of Interest were scored by May 9, 2023, were eligible for this draw. This year, Ontario invited 17,087 candidates under all streams of the OINP, including 37 entrepreneurs.
Ontario, #OINP, #Entrepreneurs, #Business_immigration, #PNP
IRCC issued 4,880 invitations through the IEC draws
Over the three weeks, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new draws in the pools of International Experience Canada (IEC). From May 6 to May 12, Canada invited 4,880 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of May 12, there were 20,421 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 3 ITAs for Andorra, 716 ITAs for Australia, 89 ITAs for Belgium, 5 ITAs for Chile, 20 ITAs for Costa Rica, 8 ITAs for Croatia, 61 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 38 ITAs for Denmark, 7 ITAs for Estonia, 169 ITAs for France, 405 ITAs for Germany, 27 ITAs for Greece, 20 ITAs for Hong Kong, 455 ITAs for Ireland, 201 ITAs for Italy, 579 ITAs for Japan, 375 ITAs for Korea, 6 ITAs for Lithuania, 3 ITAs for Luxembourg, 1 ITA for Netherlands, 211 ITAs for New Zealand, 9 ITAs for Norway, 70 ITAs for Poland, 83 ITAs for Portugal, 29 ITAs for Slovakia, 6 ITAs for Slovenia, 176 ITAs for Spain, 44 ITAs for Sweden, 10 ITAs for Switzerland, 104 ITAs for Taiwan, and 950 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In 2023, Canada issued 82,651 ITAs under the IEC Program.
IRCC, #IEC, #ITA, #Working_Holiday, #Young_Professionals, #International_CoOp, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada
Ottawa published new PRRA instructions for Uganda
On May 12, 2023, the Government of Canada announced that Ugandans who were denied asylum or protection between May 13, 2022, and May 12, 2023, may qualify for a pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA). The Canada Border Services Agency will contact eligible individuals about applying for a PRRA if they face an enforceable removal order. Generally, refugees and PRRA applicants must wait 12 months before reapplying if their claim was rejected, abandoned, or withdrawn. However, worsening conditions in Uganda may put some individuals at risk if they return, so some Ugandans are exempt from the 12-month rule depending on their refugee claim decision. After May 12, 2023, Ugandans who receive a final negative decision must wait 12 months before applying for a PRRA.
Uganda, #PRRA, #CBSA, #pre_removal_risk_assessment
Canada announced new investment to improve pre-arrival services for newcomers
On May 12, 2023, Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced a $12 million investment in S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to provide pre-arrival services to new immigrants. The funding is part of a two-year extension of Pre-Arrival Contribution Agreements, totalling over $60 million for 15 service provider organizations until 2025. These organizations are based in British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and internationally. In 2001, the government of Canada extended funding for pre-arrival services to other categories of immigrants, whereas they were initially only available to refugees.
SUCCESS, #pre_arrival_services, #newcomers, #investment
Quebec issued 802 invitations in the new Arrima draw
On May 12, 2023, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MIFI) published the results of the 46th invitation round in Quebec’s online system Arrima. On May 4, 2023, MIFI invited 802 candidates to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Candidates invited in this round had a minimum score of 575 and a valid job offer outside the territory of the Montreal Metropolitan Community. This year, MIFI invited 6,067 candidates through the regular Arrima draws. Since the launch of Arrima in July 2019, the Government of Quebec invited 19,384 foreign nationals in 46 draws to apply for immigration to Quebec.