25 Sep Sudbury issued 12 invitation in the round of RNIP
Sudbury issued 12 invitation in the round of RNIP
On September 22, 2020, the City of Greater Sudbury conducted the fifth round of invitations in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). In this round, Sudbury invited 12 candidates and the lowest score to receive the invitation was 235 points, 10 points higher than in the August 26 draw. Sudbury also announced all applications considered in this draw were submitted before September 2, 2020. All invited candidates can now apply for a community recommendation. In total, the community invited 42 candidates since the start of the RNIP in Sudbury.
#Sudbury, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration
IRCC updated refugees’ resettlement program delivery instructions
On September 23, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published new program delivery instructions regarding refugees’ resettlement. The new update clarifies which resettlement cases may be considered for travel to Canada during the COVID-19 travel restrictions, instructions on travel documents issuance for exempt individuals, and arrangements made for refugees to be resettled in Canada. IRCC also clarified the steps required before the travel to Canada and steps upon arriving at the port of entry.
#IRCC, #immigration_policy, #refugees, #resettlement
No need to pay the biometric fee if you are exempt under the new policy
Following the announcement of the new temporary policy, exempting permanent residence applicants who provided their biometrics to IRCC in the last ten years, on September 23, 2020, the government released further details. For instance, permanent residence applicants do not need to pay the biometric fee of $85 even though the system may ask them to do so. Moreover, those who provided their payment and are exempt from this requirement will soon get a refund from the IRCC. The department also clarified, there is no need to apply for a refund as the payment will be returned automatically.
#IRCC, #biometrics, #PR
Will Canada open its doors for immigration?
It appears that Canada will not open its doors for immigration until early 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected Canada’s immigration levels in the past months. Some exemptions have been made for permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced, close family members of Canadian citizens and/or Canadian permanent residents, and international students with a valid study permit. Refugees and visitors to Canada are some of the categories that are not able to enter Canada. Prior to November 1, the minister of immigration Marco Mendicino must release a new 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, and the experts expect to see the details about how the IRCC is planning to overcome the shortage of immigration.
#IRCC, #immigration_levels, #immigration_policy, #COVID_19