10 Jan Ottawa introduced an update regarding the permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents
Ottawa introduced an update regarding the permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents
On January 9, 2023, the Government of Canada published a new update regarding the permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents. According to the update, Hong Kong nationals will not be able to apply for the permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents using epost Connect. Instead, qualified applicants must apply only online, using the Permanent Residence Portal. For those unable to apply online, alternate application formats – such as paper, braille, or large print – can be requested.
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IRCC opened the 2023 IEC season
On January 9, 2023, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Sean Fraser announced that the 2023 International Experience Canada season had opened for international youths who want to brain a work experience in Canada. Individuals currently registered as part of the IEC will shortly be invited to apply. Canada has youth mobility arrangements with 36 nations, providing youth aged 18-35 from Canada’s partner countries the opportunity to travel and work in Canada for up to two years. As announced on December 1, 2022, Canada will welcome nearly 90,000 international youth through the IEC in 2023.
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Saskatchewan’s Entrepreneur program published a new schedule for 2023
On January 9, 2023, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Entrepreneur program updated the Expression of Interest (EOI) pool selection schedule for 2023. The province will conduct the EOI pool selections on March 2, 2023, and May 4, 2023. According to the new update, candidates cannot change their business plans after applying to the program. They also cannot change their Business Performance Agreement after the SINP approval. On January 5, 2023, Saskatchewan held the first business draw of 2023 and invited 50 entrepreneurs.
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Newfoundland and Labrador to recruit physicians and nurses from Ireland
On January 9, 2023, Newfoundland and Labrador announced that the provincial government was preparing to recruit physicians and nurses from Ireland to fill vacancies in the province. Ireland has been selected due to its physician training standards being comparable to those in Newfoundland and Labrador, along with the vast opportunity for recruiting nurses who are eligible for licensure. The province’s Ministry of Health and Community Services will send a team to Ireland to raise awareness of Newfoundland and Labrador as an ideal immigration destination. The provincial government has made a substantial investment of $30 million to attract and retain healthcare professionals.