05 Jan SINP updated the Application Processing Times
SINP updated the Application Processing Times
On January 4, 2022, Saskatchewan updated the processing time of various streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). According to the new data, in the fourth quarter of 2022, in the International Skilled Worker category, the processing time in the Employment Offer stream was 1 week, in the Occupation In-Demand stream – 8 weeks, and in the Express Entry stream – 9 weeks. In the Saskatchewan Experience category, the processing time in the Existing Work Permit stream, International Students stream, and the Truck Drivers stream was 1 week. The SINP has not provided any information regarding the processing times for the Health Professionals and Hospitality Workers streams. In the Entrepreneur and Farm category, the processing time for the Entrepreneur Applications was 2 weeks, while for the Entrepreneur Nominations, it was 4 weeks. The province has not provided any information regarding the processing times for the Farmers stream. The Job Approval Process, the authorization for an employer to hire a foreign worker through the SINP, took 8 weeks for specified workers and 13 weeks for not specified workers.
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British Columbia held the first BCPNP draw of 2023
On January 4, 2023, the Government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified Skills Immigration candidates. In the general draw, the province invited 163 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited in this draw was 82-105 points. In addition, British Columbia invited 28 candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC invited 20 candidates. In total, the province invited up to 211 candidates for this draw. Last year, British Columbia issued 9,018 invitations.
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Prince Edward Island published the schedule for invitations rounds in 2023
On January 4, 2022, the Office of Immigration of Prince Edward Island published a schedule for invitation rounds via the Expression of Interest system for individuals to apply for the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP). The invitation rounds are scheduled for the following dates:
January 19, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 15, 2023
July 20, 2023
August 17, 2023
September 21, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 21, 2023
The Office of Immigration reserves the right to modify the schedule based on program requirements.
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Canada implemented a two-year ban on non-Canadians investing in residential real estate
For the next two years, non-Canadians are banned from purchasing homes unless they are permanent residents, international students, diplomats or consular officials. In December 2022, the Government of Canada added new exemptions to the ban, formally known as the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by the Non-Canadians Act. According to the update, refugee claimants who already have a temporary visa or have filed a refugee claim in Canada have also been banned from purchasing real estate in Canada. The Act, which received royal assent on June 23, 2022, is in effect from January 1, 2023.