Ontario invited 699 candidates in the Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario invited 699 candidates in the Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario invited 699 candidates in the Human Capital Priorities Stream
On June 3, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held two draws in the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. OINP issued 532 targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who possess one year or more of foreign work experience in one of the in-demand occupations. The score range of those candidates was 471-500 points. In the second draw, Ontario invited 167 candidates who possess one year or more of Canadian work experience in one of the in-demand occupations. The CRS score range for those candidates was 358-439 points. All invited candidates work in one of the nine following occupations:

NOC 0111 – Financial managers
NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers
NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
NOC 1111 – Financial auditors and accountants
NOC 1114 – Other financial officers
NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 3124 – Other primary health practitioners
NOC 3132 – Dietitians and nutritionists
In total, Ontario invited 4,949 candidates in the OINP in 2020. Among them, 2,842 have been invited to the Human Capital Priorities Stream.

#Ontario, #OINP, #Human_capital, #Occupations_in_demand

Will BC extend the Tech Pilot for one more year?
In June 2019, British Columbia extended the BC PNP Tech Pilot for another year. Immigration experts now wonder whether BC will extend it again. Some even voice that it is time to make it permanent as it really provides B.C. tech employers with the ability to recruit and retain international talent. In 2018, British Columbia invited 654 candidates via the Tech Pilot. Last year, BC PNP issued 1,534 invitations to Tech Pilot candidates. This year, the province already invited 1,054 foreign nationals in the program. In total, BC invited 3,242 candidates since the launch of the Tech Pilot.

#British Columbia, #Tech_pilot, #BCPNP

Ontario received the 2020 nomination allocation
On June 3, 2020, the Federal government has finally allocated the nomination quota Ontario can proceed in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). This year, the provincial immigration authorities can nominate 7,350 foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence in Ontario. This number does not include family members of the primary applicants. In addition, Ontario was allocated 250 nominations under the federal NOC C initiative to nominate workers in the intermediate skill level occupations. In 2020, Ontario has a room for 7,600 nominations. As of May 14, 2020, the province nominated 2,623 candidates. Last year, OINP nominated 7,391 principal applicants and in total admitted 13,731 foreign nationals through the OINP.

#Ontario, #OINP, #nominations, #PNP

Universities plan to have online classes this fall
This fall, most Canadian universities and colleges will have classes online. Several dozens of educational institutions have already announced that and many more will do that in the coming weeks. It is worth noting that the international student sector provides over $20 billion in revenue for Canada every year. Universities and colleges face great losses as the pandemic and the closed borders reduce the number of new students. Online study mode may help to reduce the losses of educational institutions caused by the COVID-19. At the same time, studying from their home countries may have another issue, as Canadian study material can be censored in other countries. Nevertheless, education experts hope this complex of measures will help educational institutions and the federal government is working to ensure that the number of hours required to get a Post Graduate Work Permit does not affect international students living outside Canada.

#international_students, #PGWP, #Study_in_Canada, #COVID_19