Saskatchewan issued 385 ITAs in the first 2021 SINP draw

Saskatchewan issued 385 ITAs in the first 2021 SINP draw

Saskatchewan issued 385 ITAs in the first 2021 SINP draw
On January 7, 2021, Saskatchewan held the first draw in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in 2021. SINP issued invitations to apply (ITA) for the provincial nomination to 385 candidates. In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 148 ITAs. Another 237 invitations have been sent to the Occupations In-Demand category candidates. The lowest score in both categories did not change from the last draw in 2020 – 71 points. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In this draw, the Saskatchewan government invited candidates in 79 different NOCs. Last year, Saskatchewan issued ITAs to 8,395 candidates.

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Express_Entry, #Occupations_in_demand, #PNP

All air-travellers older than 5 years now must show negative COVID-19 tests
On January 7, 2021, the new Pre-departure COVID-19 testing policy has come to effect. In response to the continuous spread of the new strains of the COVID-19, the Federal government introduced a new instruction requiring all air travellers who are older than five years to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding the flight to Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recalled that the 14-day mandatory quarantine still remains in place. All travel exemptions are also proceeded as usual.

#travel_restrictions, #IRCC, #COVID_19, #IRCC

Will Ontario reopen the provincial immigration ministry?
When Doug Ford took office in 2018, one of his reforms to the cabinet was the elimination of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI). The ministry has been responsible for the provincial immigration policy and in particular for managing the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Since then, the Ford government shared the functions of the MCI between multiple bodies, with OINP transferred to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Unfortunately, since 2018, OINP experienced so many critical problems that the Official Opposition of Ontario called for re-establishing of the MCI and return of the OINP to its responsibility, especially during the COVID-19 recovery period and implementation of the new immigration targets of the Federal Government. The province that accepts the most immigrants must handle the immigration tasks more efficiently.

#Ontario, #OINP, #MCI, #immigration_policy

International students graduating from Canadian institutions are in demand in China
China has always been among the top three major sources of international students in Canada. According to a survey conducted by the market research agency Ipsos on Chinese students during the pandemic, Canadian Chinese students have the highest satisfaction and the best salaries. Satisfaction with Canadian universities is somewhat unexpected. According to data, 97% of international student respondents were satisfied with their overall study abroad experience, with doctoral and post-doctoral degree satisfaction being the highest, and master’s degree satisfaction being the lowest. Nearly 60% of Canadian international students are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs after graduation and returning to China, while the UK, a popular study abroad country, has the lowest employment and salary scores. According to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fee for international students at the graduate level can be as low as $138,000.

#international_students, #China, #study_in_Canada