15 Dec Saskatchewan issued 31 invitations to international graduates under the SINP
Saskatchewan issued 31 invitations to international graduates under the SINP
On December 13, 2021, Saskatchewan updated the number of spots remaining through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for international graduates in the framework of the temporary immigration policy. The provincial government has allocated 1,000 spots for direct submission of a nomination application for those who resided in the province on September 1, 2020, and has completed an academic program in the province. The province has accepted 31 applications, and 322 spots remain available. SINP updates this data every Monday. Since the launch of the program, SINP has accepted 678 applications from international graduates.
#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #PNP, #international_students, #international_graduates
Temporary foreign worker program as a way to tackle labour shortages in Canada
In December 2021, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) published a new report arguing that the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) is the main way to solve the labour shortages in the country. According to the CFIB report, more than half of small Canadian businesses experience labour shortages and have difficulties with hiring, retaining, or getting staff to work the hours needed. In addition, due to the labour shortages, about a third of small businesses abandoned or delayed projects, turning down contracts and sales. CFIB claims that temporary foreign workers can help tackle the labour shortage problem in agriculture and professional services. The Federation recommended improving the TFWP to invite more workers to Canada.
#CFIB, #TFWP, #temporary_workers, #labour_shortage
Ottawa named 12 members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
New members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) who will monitor immigration-related federal policies have been chosen for the 44th parliamentary session. The committee consists of 12 elected Members of Parliament (MPs) from every political party. CIMM oversees matters relating to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) and closely monitors how these institutions are operating, following their mandates, and getting managed. The Standing Committee also examines policies and backlogs on immigration, as well as their objectives and effectiveness.
#IRCC, #CIMM, #MPs, #IRB, #standing_committee
ESDC updated processing times for LMIA applications
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the processing times for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under various streams. Based on statistics from all processing centres, the current average LMIA processing times increased for all streams except the PR stream:
Global Talent Stream – 21 business days (12 days more)
Agricultural stream – 32 business days (16 days more)
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program – 17 business days (9 days more)
Permanent residence stream – 46 business days (30 days more)
In-home caregivers – 37 business days (22 days more)
High-wage stream – 54 business days (20 days more)
Low-wage stream – 62 business days (31 days more)
This data still does not reflect the consequences of the LMIA online portal being down for one month.
#ESDC, #Service_Canada, #LMIA #TFWP, #Work_permit, #agricultural_workers, #caregivers