08 Sep Ontario invited more than 1,500 skilled trades candidates
Ontario invited more than 1,500 skilled trades candidates
On September 7, 2022, Ontario invited 1,521 candidates under the Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP). The minimum CRS score of the invited candidates was 320. All invitees have their profiles created in the Express Entry system between September 7, 2021, to September 7, 2022. Candidates, who received a notification of interest on September 7, 2022 don’t need to contact the program and can apply to the stream. This year, Ontario invited 5,631 candidates in 6 draws under the Skilled Trades Stream. The OINP already invited 14,574 candidates under all streams of OINP in 2022.
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BC invited up to 374 skilled regional candidates
On September 7, 2022, the Government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified regional candidates, including Tech workers. In the General draw, BC issued 361 invitations, with a minimum score of 75 points. In the Childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 4214), the province invited less than 8 candidates. Additionally, less than 5 invitations have been issued for the regional healthcare workers. In total, the province invited up to 374 regional candidates. In 2022, British Columbia has already issued 6,541 invitations.
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Saskatchewan continues to invite candidates under the SINP
On September 6, 2022, Saskatchewan conducted new rounds of invitations in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 302 ITAs. Another 458 invitations were issued to the Occupations In-Demand category candidates. The lowest score in both categories was 60 points, 1 point fewer than it was in the previous draw. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In this draw, Saskatchewan invited candidates under 24 different NOCs. This year, Saskatchewan has already invited 7,295 candidates.
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IRCC lacks clear direction on how to evaluate pilot programs
A recent Canadian government audit of its pilot immigration programs found that the lack of a clear, defined set of guiding principles hindered officials’ abilities to develop, manage and evaluate the programs’ progress. The authors also noted that this lack of guidance for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officials also limited their ability to create a formal risk management process. IRCC utilized the evaluation function to constantly assess and report on the early performance results of pilot programs. This allowed for quick decision-making about changes to a program or to evaluate if it needed to be transitioned into a permanent one. However, there were difficulties in analyzing economic development and retention since the data was not readily available until years after the experiments concluded.