22 Sep Prince Edward Island issued 345 invitations in the PEI PNP
Prince Edward Island issued 345 invitations in the PEI PNP
On September 21, 2020, Prince Edward Island announced the results of the invitation rounds in the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) which was held on September 17. In this draw, PEI PNP issued a record-high 345 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. The province invited 313 via the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams and 32 candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs stream. The lowest score for business-candidates was 102 points, ten points fewer than in Aug 20 draw. In total, Prince Edward Island invited 1,268 candidates in 2020 including 132 entrepreneurs. In the last twelve months, PEI PNP issued 1,752 invitations, and 10% of them were issued to business candidates.
#Prince_Edward_Island, #PEIPNP, #Business_immigration, #Skilled_workers, #Entrepreneurs
New Brunswick updated the Skilled Worker Stream Guide
On September 21, 2020, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) has updated the official guide to the Skilled Worker Stream. The new guide includes some updates regarding the eligibility criteria and application processing. The updated guide also emphasizes the specific eligibility requirements for Transport Truck Drivers (NOC 7511) related to ties with the province, work experience, and job offer. The province included a special appendix on the issue to the guide.
#New_Brunswick, #NBPNP, #skilled_workers, #PNP, #Truckers
International students more likely to graduate from a master’s degree program
International students graduated earlier and were more likely to complete their master’s program than their Canadian counterparts. Almost two-thirds of international master’s degree students who began their program in 2013 (65%) had graduated within two years, compared with 58% of Canadian students. International students’ earlier and higher graduation rates may be the result of various factors, such as educational qualifications or qualifying programs started or completed outside Canada before attending a Canadian university, according to Statistics Canada. International graduates who completed a master’s degree may receive extra 30 points in Express Entry!
#International_students, #syudy_in_Canada, #masters_degree
100,000 immigrants less in Canada this year due to the pandemic
RBC has published a report that says out of the 341,000 immigrants Canada expected to receive this year, 100,000 less will arrive. This is obviously expected because Canada has had a total closure for five months, whereby only temporary workers arriving to do an essential job are being processed while other applications are frozen. However, for 2021 the government could increase the number of immigrants or divide the increase over two or three years and thus complete the quota that had been assigned. Immigration processes for family members were frozen but these are resuming, and many new immigrants will arrive in Canada when the border reopens. According to the RBC report, the economic impact of reduced immigration to Canada would mean that industries wouldn’t be able to hire the workers they need to reactive their companies.
#IRCC, #RBC, #immigration_levels, #work_permits, #study_permits, #TRV