03 Mar Saskatchewan invited 54 business candidates under the Entrepreneur Program
Saskatchewan invited 54 business candidates under the Entrepreneur Program
On March 2, 2023, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) conducted the second invitation round in the Entrepreneur Program 2023. In this round, SINP invited 54 candidates, four businesspeople more than on January 5. This round’s highest Expression of Interest (EOI) score was 135 points. The average score was 95 points. The lowest score was 80. In 2023, Saskatchewan invited 525 candidates under all streams, including 104 entrepreneurs.
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Canada accepted 3,000 Afghan refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program
On March 2, 2023, the Government of Canada announced that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reached the intake cap for private sponsorship applications through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program (PSRP). On October 17, 2022, IRCC introduced a temporary public policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Afghan refugees by groups of five and community sponsors to accept 3,000 Afghan refugees under the PSRP. The public policy expires on October 17, 2023, but no new applications will be accepted as the program has reached the cap.
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Canada to introduce one-click citizenship oath to fast-track applications
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has proposed a new solution to expedite the naturalization process, allowing new citizens to affirm their citizenship oath electronically on a secure webpage instead of in person at a traditional ceremony. This amendment will be open for public consultation for 30 days, ending on March 27, 2023. After completing this process, it may come into effect by June 2023. Experts argue that making becoming a citizen more accessible by removing the oath requirement will devalue citizenship and render it meaningless. This has been essential to acquiring Canadian citizenship since 1947; thus, any alterations should be considered cautiously.
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Ottawa transports asylum seekers from Quebec to other provinces
Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Christine Frechette, announced that the Government of Canada had transported nearly all asylum seekers arriving in Canada through the Roxham Road to other provinces. As a result, the majority of 380 migrants who arrived in Quebec by that route – 373 – have been relocated, mainly to Ontario. Since last summer, the Federal Government has continuously transferred migrants from Roxham Road due to capacity issues in Quebec. Thus, over 5300 people have been moved from Quebec since June 2022, including 500 to Windsor and nearly 2700 individuals to Niagara Falls in Ontario.