23 Nov Prince Edward Island invited 254 candidates
Prince Edward Island invited 254 candidates
On November 19, 2020, Prince Edward Island conducted a new round of invitations in the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). In this round, PEI PNP invited 221 skilled workers via the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams and 33 candidates in the Entrepreneurs Stream to apply for a provincial nomination. The lowest score for the business-candidates was 92 points, five points fewer compared to the previous round. In total, PEI invited 254 candidates, and since the beginning of the year, the province issued 1,733 invitations. 217 of them were sent to the Entrepreneurs Stream candidates
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Quebec private schools recruit a high volume of Indian students
According to a report by the French department of the CBC, nearly 12,000 Indian students came to Quebec to study in 2019, an increase of 500% over two years, and more than the number of French and Chinese students accepted in the same year in the province. Despite the impact of the pandemic this year, more than 6,000 Indian students received Canadian study permits in the first half of the year. It was estimated that tuition fees for these institutions are about $25,000. Such degrees usually only have one or two years of courses. However, some Indian students do not attend classes at all after they arrive in Canada and choose to work instead. It was discovered that some schools chose to turn a blind eye to this situation. This phenomenon has attracted the attention of the federal government and the Quebec government. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has launched an investigation as well. After these private schools admit foreign students, they must help their students obtain the “Certificate of Acceptance” from the Quebec immigration department and apply for a study permit from the IRCC. Last year, the IRCC rejected half of the applications from Indian students.
#IRCC, #CBSA, #Quebec, #international_students, #study_permits
Half of the permanent residents admitted between 2005 and 2015 became Canadian citizens
According to the Evaluation of the Citizenship Program report by the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), between 2005 and 2015, Canada admitted 2,826,300 permanent residents. Around 50% of them have successfully passed through the naturalization process, i.e. obtained Canadian citizenship by December 31, 2018. In addition, another 7% had applied for citizenship but have not received it by the end of 2018. To become citizens, permanent residents must pass the citizenship test and meet other eligibility criteria. Citizenship allows new Canadians to vote and hold public office.
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