Saskatchewan held a postponed invitation round for Entrepreneurs

Saskatchewan held a postponed invitation round for Entrepreneurs

Saskatchewan held a postponed invitation round for Entrepreneurs
On December 5, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) conducted a postponed invitation round in the Entrepreneur Program. Saskatchewan was supposed to hold this draw on November 7, 2019; however, the provincial authorities postponed the draw in order to accommodate program criteria changes and system updates. In this round, SINP issued invitations to 62 candidates. The highest Expression of Interest (EOI) score for this round was 145 points. The lowest and the average score was 120 points. It was the sixth round of invitations for entrepreneurs in 2019. SINP invited 324 candidates via the Entrepreneur Program in 2019. The next invitation round in the Entrepreneur Program is scheduled for January 7, 2020. In total, Saskatchewan invited 9,147 candidates under all streams of SINP in 2019.

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Entrepreneurs, #business_immigration

Nova Scotia invited social and community service workers in the NSNP
On December 5, 2019, Nova Scotia conducted a new draw in the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). In this invitation round, the province issued Letters of Interest to Express Entry candidates whose primary occupation is social and community service workers (NOC 4212). 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 as a social worker. In addition, all invitees have to demonstrate the language abilities at a CLN level 7 or higher in English or French in all language abilities. In the previous rounds of the Labour Market Priorities Stream, NSNP targeted nurses, carpenters, francophones candidates, early childhood educators, and financial auditors and accountants, respectively.

#Nova_Scotia, #NSNP, #social_workers

Only 39.1% of skilled immigrants get jobs in their fields
According to a new report by World Education Services (WES), 80% of skilled immigrants in Canada get jobs, but only 39.1% of them get jobs that they had been doing prior to coming to Canada. The report is based on data from 6,402 skilled immigrants. Those who have Canadian work experience have 2.4% more chances to get a job compared to those who do not have Canadian work experience. Compared to those immigrants who have done a Ph.D. those who have a bachelor’s degree or diploma get jobs easily. Those immigrants who have 15 years of work experience in any foreign country have more chances to get job opportunities. Immigrants associated with the food industry have bright chances of getting work opportunities in Canada.

#newcomers, #skilled_workers, #employment

IRCC issued 44,465 Study Permits in September
In September 2019, Canada issued 44,465 Study Permits for international students. Most new study permit holders study in Ontario – 19,655 permits; Quebec was the second most popular education destination – 8,955 permits; 8,490 foreign students study in British Columbia; 2,030 international students started their programs in Alberta; colleges and universities in Nova Scotia attracted 1,390 international students; another 1,150 study permit holders came to study in Manitoba; 715 had chosen Saskatchewan; New Brunswick admitted 735 foreign students; Newfoundland and Labrador got 525 students; 340 international students went to Prince Edward Island 340. Finally, Yukon and Northwest Territories admitted 15 and 5 students, respectively. No new international students got study permits to study in Nunavut. An additional 460 study permit holders did not specify their province of study. In total, Canada issued 331,765 study permits in 2019.

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