03 May Student Direct Stream applicants to get study permit in 20 days
Student Direct Stream applicants to get study permit in 20 days
On May 2, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that residents of China, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam, who apply online for a study permit under Student Direct Stream (SDS) may receive it within 20 days. To be eligible for SDS, applicants must have a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI), proof of full payment for the first academic year, meet the language requirement of CLB 7 or higher in each band, show a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000 CAD, pass the medical exam, and submit a police certificate in their application. In addition, there are some country-specific requirements. Spouses and dependent children of SDS applicants may also be able to get faster processing on a work permits and visitor visas.
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Caregiver alert: interim pathway June 4 deadline fast approaching
The “Interim Pathway for Caregivers” program was announced on February 23, 2019. This program provides a way to permanent residence for in-home caregivers for children and the elderly who may not otherwise qualify due to changes to the program in 2014. There are specific criteria to be eligible to apply under the interim program. Applicants must be in possession of a valid work permit issued under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) as a caregiver. If a caregiver has come to Canada after November 30, 2014, and has not yet qualified for permanent residence through the existing criteria, he/she must check whether they qualify for this program. The program deadline to apply is June 4, 2019.
Application Processing Times for SINP
Saskatchewan updated processing time of various streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). In the International Skilled Worker category, the processing time in the Employment Offer stream is 5 weeks, in the Occupation In-Demand stream – 38 weeks, and in the Express Entry stream – 33 weeks. In the Saskatchewan Experience category, the processing time in the Existing Work Permit stream and Hospitality Workers stream is 2 weeks, and in the Health Professionals and International Students streams – 3 weeks. In the Entrepreneur and Farm category, the processing time for the Entrepreneur Applications is 32 weeks, and for Entrepreneurs Nominations, it takes 8 weeks to process. The Job Approval Process, the authorization for an employer to hire a foreign worker through the SINP, takes 5 weeks. The processing times show the average time, that it takes for 80% of applications to be processed. These processing times are an average based on the past quarter. They may not tell the precise processing times for future applications.