Ontario invited candidates under two streams of OINP

Ontario invited candidates under two streams of OINP

Ontario invited candidates under two streams of OINP
On January 24, 2023, the Government of Ontario held new draws in the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream (EJO IS) and Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The province issued 620 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates through the EJO IS Stream. The minimum score for this draw was 82, 8 points more than in the previous draw. Candidates who created their profiles between November 22, 2022, and January 24, 2023, were considered by OINP in this draw. In addition, Ontario held another targeted draw of the OINP for candidates of the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP). In this draw, Ontario issued 2 targeted invitations to apply to candidates in the EOI pool who may be eligible for the federal EMPP under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. In total, OINP issued invitations to 2,278 candidates in 2023.

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British Columbia invited new candidates under the new BCPNP dra
On January 24, 2023, the Government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified Skills Immigration candidates. In the general draw, the province invited 221 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited in this draw was 82-102 points. The province issued 31 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC invited 18 candidates who scored 60 points. Additionally, fewer than 5 invitations have been issued for other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). In total, the province invited up to 275 candidates for this draw. This year, British Columbia has already issued 828 invitations.

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International students call on Manitoba for new changes to MPNP
On January 23, 2023, Manitoba witnessed a historic protest outside the Legislative building. International students and work permit holders rallied to make their voices heard in calling for significant changes to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The protestors argued that current criteria around obtaining permanent residence status make it almost impossible for international graduates who move to the province from another province. The MPNP awards international students and work permit holders negative 100 points when they apply for permanent residency if their study or work experience was not attained in Manitoba. This makes it difficult for many international students and workers to apply for permanent residence successfully.

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Immigration to cause the next confrontation between Ottawa and Quebec
In Quebec, non-Francophone immigrants are often viewed as a problem. Even though they may be proficient in French, some still speak their first language at home and know English. Unfortunately, this trilingual ability is seen by nationalist demographers and intellectuals as an “endangerment” to the use of French rather than being appreciated for its advantages. Knowing French is not enough anymore, as the Quebec Government wants the immigrants to be native French speakers. Quebec’s political elite forecasts immigration will be the upcoming issue of contention between Ottawa and Quebec. Premier Legault desires to have more control over immigration to create a French-speaking “nation,” allowing immigrants to apply for entry into Quebec as if it were an independent nation.

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