27 Sep Ottawa expands the use of automation technologies to process work permit applications
Ottawa expands the use of automation technologies to process work permit applications
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will expand the use of automation technologies to process work permit extensions and post-graduation work permits (PGWPs) more efficiently. These automated tools will help process applications faster for some applicants based on complexity, allowing officers to focus on assessing applications and making final decisions. The tools also assess eligibility and determine if an applicant qualifies for a work permit extension or PGWP. Applications that do not meet the automated criteria may still be approved manually by an officer. IRCC has conducted an algorithmic impact assessment (AIA) to ensure responsible use of these tools, considering privacy and human rights protection.
IRCC, #work_permits, #PGWP, #OWP
IRCC invited 3,000 candidates through the Express Entry draw
On September 26, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Express Entry draw #265. In this draw, IRCC invited candidates under all immigration programs. In the latest round of invitations, the cut-off score was 504 points, 27 points fewer than in the previous all-program draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was September 11, 2023, at 20:24:18 UTC. As of September 26, 2023, there are 214,000 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In 2023, Canada issued 84,948 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.
Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA, #immigration_to_Canada, #PR
Ontario invited new candidates under the Human Capital Priorities Stream
On September 26, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted an invitation draw under the Human Capital Priorities Stream. The OINP issued 1,696 targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates with work experience in healthcare occupations. Invited candidates’ CRS Express Entry score was between 350 and 462 points. This year, the province has invited 14,091 candidates through twelve Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream draws. In 2023, Ontario issued 34,696 invitations under all streams of OINP.
Ontario, #OINP, #Human_capital, #Occupations_in_demand
The BCPNP invited over 200 tech professionals and skilled candidates
On September 26, 2023, British Columbia issued new invitations in the Skilled Worker – International Graduate categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the Tech-targeted draw, BC issued 127 invitations with a minimum score of 90 points. In the Childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202), the province invited 49 candidates who scored 60 points. In the Healthcare-targeted draw, the province issued 28 invitations. In addition, the province invited up to five candidates for other priority occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104). The province invited up to 209 candidates with a score of 60-90 points. Including this draw, in 2023, British Columbia has already issued 7,852 invitations.