19 Feb Prince Edward Island invited 121 candidates to apply for a nomination
Prince Edward Island invited 121 candidates to apply for a nomination
On February 18, 2021, Prince Edward Island held a new draw in the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). In the second round in 2021, PEI PNP issued 102 invitations to apply to skilled workers in the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams. The province also invited 19 candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs stream. The lowest score for business-candidates was 82 points, two points more than in January draw. In total, Prince Edward Island issued 332 invitations in 2021, including 34 invitations to business-candidates. The next PEI PNP draw is scheduled for March 18, 2021.
#Prince_Edward_Island, #PEIPNP, #Business_immigration, #Skilled_workers, #Entrepreneurs, #PNP
IRCC updated instructions for Work Permit processing
On February 18, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released updated instructions related to the processing of work permit applications. The instructions now include details on concurrent processing where the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) is missing as well as refusals to process LMIAs for applicants intending to work in Alberta. The 90-day allowance does not apply to LMIA-exempt work permits missing the offer of employment number.
#work_permit, #IRCC, #work_in_Canada, #LMIA, #Alberta, #Quebec, #CAQ
The 2021 Destination Canada Mobility Forum will be online!
On February 16, 2021, the Federal Government announced the 2021 Destination Canada Mobility Forum to be held online. Initially, the Forum was supposed to happen in Paris and Brussels but due to COVID-19, it was decided to move to the online mode. The event is scheduled for February 26-28, 2021. All related activities will occur remotely via a virtual platform. The Destination Canada Mobility Forum is a regular event organized by Canada allowing Canadian employers and organizations to connect with skilled French-speaking foreign workers. Destination Canada aims to support the Francophone immigration to provinces outside Quebec. The registration is now open.
#Francophones, #IRCC, #work_in_Canada
It is difficult for Canada to reach the immigration target this year amid traffic restrictions at the border
Royal Bank of Canada’s economist Andrew Agopsowicz said in a report that Canada may only bring in 275,000 new immigrants in 2021, which is far less than the immigration target of bringing in 401,000 new immigrants this year. Agopsowicz pointed out that border closures, delays in visa processing, and a small number of immigrants show that the number of new immigrants will remain below the level before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. To make up for the lack of new immigrants coming to Canada last year, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has set an immigration target of bringing in 401,000 permanent residents for 2021, 411,000 for 2022 and 421,000 for 2023. To achieve these goals, the federal government is considering relaxing the rules for applying for permanent residency by temporary workers and international students already in Canada.
#immigration_levels, #IRCC, #COVID_19, #travel_restrictions, #PR_admissions, #PR