07 Sep Ontario proposed regulatory amendments for the OINP
Ontario proposed regulatory amendments for the OINP
On September 6, 2022, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development of Ontario proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) that impacted the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), bringing it in line with the new National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 system. The Ministry also proposed updates to language criteria for the Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker stream and education criteria for the Employer Job Offer International Student stream, changing the minimum amount for OINP’s administrative monetary penalties.
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Canada approved nearly 230,000 applications under the CUAET
On September 2, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the number of Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). According to the latest update, between January 1 and August 28, 2022, 12,704 Ukrainians arrived in Canada by land, and an additional 67,494 arrived by air. Between March 17 and August 31, 2022, IRCC received 531,717 applications under the CUAET. The applications of 229,502 Ukrainian nationals have been approved so far.
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IRCC accepted 120 new Afghan refugees through the special immigration program
On September 6, 2022, the Government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. According to the last update, Canada has accepted 120 more Afghan refugees since August 26, 2022. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 18,075 Afghan refugees. The Government of Canada aimed to bring at least 40,000 Afghan nationals to Canada through special programs for Afghan refugees, as well as via the special immigration program for Afghan nationals who assisted Canadian forces in Afghanistan.
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Canada received a record number of applications under the Parents and Grandparents Program
This year, Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) is on track to hit a record high. The number of new permanent residents under this program is expected to be 27.4% higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic began. In the first six months of this year, just under 14,000 new permanent residents came to Canada through the PGP. That is already 2,280 more people than the 11,740 new permanent residents Canada received through the PGP last year. Based on current trends, by the end of 2022, 28,040 additional permanent residents to Canada would come under this program, nearly doubling the amount from last year.