Prince Edward Island held the last draw in 2019

Prince Edward Island held the last draw in 2019

Prince Edward Island held the last draw in 2019
On December 19, 2019, Prince Edward Island held the last invitation round in the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) in 2019. In round #23, PEI PNP invited 100 skilled workers via the economic streams, including Express Entry candidates and 11 candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs stream to apply for a provincial nomination. The lowest score for the business-candidates was 140 points, ten points more compared to the previous round. In total, PEI invited 111 candidates in this round. The next round is scheduled for January 16, 2020. PEI has already invited 1,629 candidates in 2019 and 193 of them are business-immigrants (12%) and 1,436 skilled workers (88%). This year, PEIPNP invited candidates from 29 countries.

#Prince_Edward_Island, #PEIPNP, #Business_immigration, #Skilled_workers

Nova Scotia invited advertising, marketing, and public relations specialists
On December 20, 2019, Nova Scotia held a new draw in the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). In this draw, the province sent 144 Letters of Interest to Express Entry candidates whose primary occupation is professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (NOC 1123). All invited candidates must provide letters of reference from employers to prove two or more years of experience of full-time or equivalent part-time experience. In addition, all invitees must have a master’s degree and demonstrate the language abilities at a CLB level 9 or higher in English or French in all language abilities. In the previous rounds of the Labour Market Priorities Stream, NSNP targeted social workers, nurses, carpenters, francophones candidates, early childhood educators, and financial auditors and accountants, respectively.

#Nova_Scotia, #NSNP, #marketing_specialists

Saskatchewan invited 595 candidates in the last draw of the year
On December 20, 2019, Saskatchewan held the last invitation round in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in 2019. This time, the province issued 595 invitations to apply for a nomination of Saskatchewan. In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 304 invitations and another 291 in the Occupations In-Demand category. The lowest score in both categories was 69 points, as it was in the last three rounds. In this draw, the Saskatchewan government invited candidates in 96 different NOCs. In total, Saskatchewan invited 9,742 candidates in 2019.

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Express_Entry, #Occupations_in_demand, #PNP, #ITA

A quarter of the newest study permit holders are from China
In October 2019, IRCC issued 15,230 Study Permits to the international students. Most of them came from China – Canada admitted 25.3% or 3,855 Chinese students. 19.3% of new students arrived from India – 2,940 study permits were issued to Indian students. South Korea was third in October with 820 study permits (5.4%). Brazil was in fourth position with 630 study permits (4.1%). Students from Vietnam were issued 585 study permits (3.8%). Iranian students got 515 permits (3.4%). The only European country in the top ten was France with 505 new students (3.3%). Nigeria was eight with 325 students (2.1%). Mexico with 310 students was ninth (2.0%). The last in the top ten were the Philippines with 295 study permits (1.9%).

#international_students, #study_in_Canada, #study_permit

The population of Nova Scotia keeps growing fast
On December 19, 2019, Nova Scotia stated that according to estimates from Statistics Canada, from October 1, 2018, to October 1, 2019, the population of the province grew by 12,339 residents, reaching 976,768. This is the fastest population growth in a 12-month period since 1972. The population increase in the third quarter of 2019 includes 2,471 immigrants who settled in Nova Scotia, the highest quarterly immigration level. In the last 12 months, 7,165 immigrants came to Nova Scotia.

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