07 Nov PEI hired hundreds of internationally trained nurses and care support workers
PEI hired hundreds of internationally trained nurses and care support workers
Prince Edward Island recruited over 500 nurses and care support workers to address staffing shortages and improve patient care. Collaborative efforts by Health PEI, the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat, and the Public Service Commission have streamlined hiring processes. Since January 2023, the province hired 547 staff in various roles, with 147 of them being new graduates. A new online portal simplifies applications for registered nursing positions, attracting both local and international applicants. Recruitment missions in Dubai and Singapore have resulted in 57 employment offers, with a second Dubai mission planned for 2024. Health PEI has also created numerous new positions and continues to build an internal talent acquisition team to support recruitment.
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Refugee sponsor groups are now eligible to apply through the online portal for permanent residence
On November 6, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) expanded the Permanent Residence Portal to private refugee sponsors, with government-assisted partners to follow, offering a convenient, secure, and efficient application process. Immediate application confirmations will eliminate email delays and expedite the application process. The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) helps the transition with info sessions, training, and support. Sponsors must transition to the portal by December 31, 2023. From January 1, 2024, IRCC will only accept applications via the portal or mail.
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Immigration Minister emphasized Francophone Immigration significance
On November 6, 2023, Immigration Minister Marc Miller celebrated the 11th National Francophone Immigration Week, emphasizing the value of Francophone immigrants to Canada’s cultural, demographic, and economic richness. The government recently set new admission targets for French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec, aiming for 6% in 2024, 7% in 2025, and 8% in 2026. These targets reflect Canada’s commitment to strengthening Francophone minority communities and supporting labour needs. The government has been consulting on a new Francophone immigration policy, which will soon be launched under the modernized Official Languages Act. The policy aims to support Francophone communities outside Quebec.
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Ontario amended the OINP e-filling portal for applicants and representatives
On November 6, 2023, the Government of Ontario published changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-filling portal. Effective November 12, 2023, the OINP will be altering the method through which applicants and their representatives gain access to the OINP e-filing portal. All applicants with applications or expressions of interest with the OINP must transition their ONe Key account to a My Ontario account after November 12, 2023. The provincial government will provide further instructions on transitioning existing accounts on the OINP website soon.