Ontario invited 160 candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

Ontario invited 160 candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

Ontario invited 160 candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
On December 13, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held the 6th round of invitations in Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. In this round, OINP issued 160 Invitations to Apply for the Francophone candidates. The Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) range of candidates who received the Notification of Interest from the OINP was between 341-490 points. The province invited candidates under 35 specific NOCs. The Express Entry profiles of the candidates were created between December 13, 2021, and December 13, 2022. In 2022, Ontario invited 1,539 candidates under the FSSW stream.

Ontario, #OINP, #Francophones, #FSSW

Canada updated IEC bilateral agreements with Italy
On December 13, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced new updates related to the International Experience Canada (IEC) bilateral agreements with Italy. Canada has signed an updated youth mobility agreement (YMA) with Italy, which has been in effect since November 2022. Italian youth can come to Canada under the Young Professionals and International Co-op (internship) categories. Under the bilateral agreement, applicants are eligible for two participations of up to twelve months each. Additionally, applicants are allowed to apply for the same category twice.

IEC, #IMP, #YMA, #foreign_workers, #Italy

Canada expanded the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot to welcome more skilled refugees
On December 13, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), revealed a new investment to help broaden Canada’s Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) for skilled refugees. For the upcoming years, this move aims to link employers and local communities across the country to increase the pilot project’s reach and invite 2,000 competent refugees into the Canadian workforce. These roles are geared towards highly sought-after industries such as healthcare services or information technology. Moreover, Canada is allocating $6.2 million to support 6 ventures of EMPP partner organizations. These projects will fortify their capabilities across crucial areas, including locating appropriate overseas candidates and assisting job seekers and employers during the interview and recruitment process and immigration procedures.

IRCC, #Fraser, #EMPP, #refugees, #In_demand_jobs

Quebec could welcome over 100,000 immigrants per year
Dismissing the claims made by Quebec Premier Francois Legault, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists that Quebec can easily welcome up to 112,000 immigrants per year. According to Trudeau, most of these immigrants could be French-speaking without difficulty. In stark contrast to Legault’s claims that it would be catastrophic for Quebec’s economy to receive above 50,000 immigrants this year, the public is showing clear support for higher immigration levels. In addition, Trudeau highlighted Quebec’s labour shortage and linked it to the underrepresentation of immigrants in the province, noting that businesses face immense difficulty filling job openings.

Quebec, #Legault, Fraser, #immigration_levels, #labour_shortage