Ontario issued 754 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario issued 754 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario issued 754 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream
On March 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held a new draw in the Human Capital Priorities Stream. In this round, OINP issued 754 targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who possess work experience in one of the in-demand occupations. The CRS Express Entry score range of those candidates was 463-467 points. All invited candidates work in one of the ten following occupations:

NOC 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
NOC 0125 – Other business services managers
NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers
NOC 1111 – Financial auditors and accountants
NOC 1112 – Financial and investment analysts
NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals
NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 4163 – Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
In total, Ontario invited 2,707 candidates through the OINP in 2021 and 2,223 under the Human Capital Priorities Stream.

#Ontario, #OINP, #Human_capital, #Occupations_in_demand

Canada granted PR to 63,925 immigrants through the Express Entry in 2020
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released the final Express Entry Permanent Residence admissions data for 2020. Despite the COVID-19, IRCC finalized 63,925 PR applications through the Express Entry. 25,105 applicants (39.1%) were granted PR status under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC); 24,245 immigrants (37.9%) were processed through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW); 14,100 cases were processed through the Express Entry-aligned streams of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and only 565 newcomers immigrated through the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST). Since the launch of the Express Entry in January 2015, Canada admitted 374,395 immigrants in the Express Entry: 162,450 FSW newcomers, 129,685 CEC immigrants, 73,935 provincial nominees, and 8,325 FST newcomers.

#Express_Entry, #PR, #FSW, #FST, #PNP, #CEC, #skilled_workers, #skilled_trades, #Canadian_experience, #PR_admission

Difficulties with virtual French classes for newcomers in Quebec
The acquisition of the French language by newcomers in Quebec has been hampered by the pandemic. Director of the settlement organization Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) in Montreal Luis Miguel Cristancho said some students in the online French courses have quit and some think it’s not efficient to learn this way. Some think they won’t have a chance to talk. The government has continued the French courses online, but Cristancho pointed out that learners need to have good computers and good Internet service. The programs are heavy on audio and video. Some newcomers found that their problem was not the Internet but the lack of face-to-face instruction. Sometimes they don’t understand what people are saying in the video, and there is no teacher to pick up on this and help. The Ministry of Immigration issued a statement saying they recognize that this form of education is more difficult for immigrants with little education. They said the majority of courses at the beginner level and courses for people with little education take place in-person when possible. Cristancho said if learners had access to low-cost high-speed Internet, that would help a lot.

#Quebec, #French, #MIFI