24 Aug Ontario Premier is worried about Chinese entrepreneurs in the OINP
Ontario Premier is worried about Chinese entrepreneurs in the OINP
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on August 18 that immigration applicants can submit applications directly to his office. According to the Ontario government, 80% of applications for the entrepreneur category for the provincial nomination program in Canada are from mainland China, and the refusal rate of the entrepreneur category in 2019 was 100%. Seven Chinese applicants in this category are preparing to start businesses in Ontario after obtaining Canadian work permits in 2019. They plan to hire 136 Ontario residents, with a proposed investment amount exceeding $30 million. As a result, no one was nominated by the provincial government. The entrepreneur stream also has the longest approval time in Ontario, which depends on the complexity of the investment project and may take up to several months. Ford criticized the situation and stated that entrepreneurs can submit an application “directly to his office” to improve the statistics.” According to the official website of the Canadian Department of Immigration, the Ontario Immigration Nomination Program (OINP) has 7,350 spots this year, plus 250 spots for temporary foreign workers. As of August 13, 4,814 people have been nominated.
#Ontario, #OINP, #Entrepreneurs, #business_immigration, #PNP
IRCC has confirmed the processing of the paper-based PR applications
On August 23, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has confirmed that the department keeps processing paper-based permanent residence applications to the extent possible on its official Twitter account. IRCC also tweeted that applicants couldn’t re-submit a paper-based PR application online. IRCC also stated they are unable to provide accurate processing timelines for various applications. It is worth noting, that many provincial governments postponed the processing of paper-based application as a part of measures to reduce the risks of the COVID-19 infection. At the same time, the federal government will not process paper applications for visitor visas, study and work permits until further notice.
#IRCC, #PR, #visitor_visas, #study_permits, #work_permits, #COVID_19
IRCC updated the Entry/Exit instructions
On August 21, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published an updated instruction on the Entry/Exit program. The updated instructions will now focus more on delivery, procedures and policy. The immigration department has added sections that clarify what information is being retained, who can access the information and for what purpose, data protection and privacy aspects, and the disclosure conditions. The travellers’ data will be used by IRCC and CBSA for temporary residence, permanent residence, inland refugee claims, and citizenship policy enforcement, as well as related investigations.
#IRCC, #CBSA, #public_safety, #immigration_policy, #entry/exit
Canada issued permanent residence to 2,065 caregivers in 2020
According to official data by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in the first half of 2020, Canada admitted 2,065 caregivers as permanent residents to the country. The number of immigrant caregivers has significantly dropped this year due to the pandemic of the COVID-19. For instance, last year Canada welcomed 9,800 caregivers through, while in 2018, the IRCC granted permanent residence to 17,815 caregivers. Foreign nationals working as caregivers in Canada can obtain a PR status via the Home Support Worker and Home Child Care Provider pilots. Those pilots also allow caregivers to bring their family members to Canada.
#caregivers, #PR, #IRCC