04 Nov Saskatchewan continues issuing a record high number of ITAs
Saskatchewan continues issuing a record high number of ITAs
On October 31, 2019, Saskatchewan conducted a new draw in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Since September 25, SINP held seven EOI invitations rounds in which the province invited 4,704 candidates. In the new round, Saskatchewan issued 858 ITA. In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 627 invitations and another 231 in the Occupations In-Demand category. The lowest score in both categories was 68 points, 1 point lower than in the previous round; however, SINP emphasized that candidates with 68 points had 10 years of work experience and a language level of CLB 7 or higher, while candidates with 69 points were invited under the regular conditions. SINP invited candidates in 64 different NOCs. In total, Saskatchewan invited 8,100 candidates in 2019.
#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Express_Entry, #Occupations_in_demand, #PNP, #ITA
Manitoba updated guidelines for Truck Drivers and their Employers
On October 31, Manitoba released an update of guidelines for Employers and Long-Haul Truck Drivers under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Manitoba authorities stated that the new regulation is aimed at ensuring Manitoba’s Trucking Industry can recruit qualified international truck drivers. All employers must obtain a positive LMIA in order to be permitted to recruit international truck drivers under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. The MPNP may consider requests from provincial trucking companies to hire a specific number of truck drivers directly through the MPNP if those employers can prove they are able to meet all the requirements indicated in the updated Guidelines.
#Maitoba, #MPNP, #TFWP, #LMIA, #Truck_drivers
International immigrants are behind the population increase in Canadian provinces
From the months of April to July, Canada saw the largest increase in its immigrant population. Canada’s population increased by 181,057 over these three months to reach a total of 37,589,262 on July 1, 2019. The flow of immigrants to the Yukon increased from April to July. Of the total 0.8% population increase, 78.4% was due to immigration. This increase was the largest of all the Canadian provinces. International immigration is responsible for 87.1% and 85.5% of population growth in Quebec and Ontario respectively. The figure is 78.2% in British Columbia and 61.1% in Alberta. Statistics Canada announced that international immigration produced a net-positive growth for Manitoba and Saskatchewan even though the provinces had interprovincial migratory losses. Likewise, in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, where natural population growth was negative, international immigration helped produce a 0.5% and 0.4% increase overall respectively. Newfoundland and Labrador also saw an increase in international immigration, but due to the high number of deaths over births and to emigration to other provinces, the net population growth was negative.
#demography, #population_increase, #immigration
Quebec suspends the investor program and announced the quota for 2020
Beginning November 1, 2019, Immigration, Francisation and Integration Quebec (IFI) suspends the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). The province will not accept new applications until July 1, 2020. Currently, there are almost 19,000 files in the inventory that are waiting for the assessment. In addition, Quebec announced its 2020 immigration level plan. The province plans to invite up to 44,500 immigrants in 2020, 2,500 more than in 2019. This was announced by IFI on October 30, 2019. Quebec also plans to issue Selection Certificates to up to 24,700 new prospective permanent residents, and among them between 12,500 and 15,000 Certificates to Skilled workers.
#Quebec, #IFI, #QIIP, #Skilled_workers, #investors, #business_immigration