24 Nov The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants is launched
The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants is launched
On November 23, 2021, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) was replaced by the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). The Government gave the College increased regulatory powers such as the ability to investigate professional misconduct, take disciplinary measures against fraudulent licensees, and obtain court injunctions against unauthorized immigration practitioners (UAP). These expanded powers will be directed to the protection of both the public and the consultants. The Government announced that the complete transition of the ICCRC into the CICC will probably take at least one year.
#CICC, #ICCRC, #consultants, #college_of_immigration_consultants
Canada introduced updated instructions for the Immigration Loans Program
On November 23, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced a new delivery update for the Immigration Loans Program (ILP). The new instructions include the new immigration loan cap that does not exceed CAN$15,000 when travel is booked through the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Before the update, the loan cap was CAN$10,000. The Government also referred to the new Resettlement and Asylum Strategic Operations Branch (RASO) and updated the information regarding the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) contributions as well as transportation loan procedures.
#ILP, #IOM, #RASO, #RAP, #Immigration_Loans_Program
British Columbia invited 357 candidates in the new draw of the BCPNP
On November 23, 2021, British Columbia conducted two draws in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the general draw, the province issued 258 invitations.
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 96 (+3 points)
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 82 (+2 points)
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 71 (+2 points)
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 97 (+3 points)
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 83 (+3 points)
The second round of the day targeted only candidates in NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers. BCPNP invited 99 such candidates. Both NOCs have a high number of registrants within the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System. The lowest score of those candidates was 103 points, one point fewer than in the previous draw for these NOCs. In total, British Columbia issued 10,922 ITAs under the BCPNP in 2021.
#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration, #PNP
New Brunswick’s Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail is one of the top destinations in the world
On November 23, 2021, the Government of New Brunswick announced that the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail located in northern New Brunswick received international recognition as one of the world’s top 25 most exciting destinations for the year 2022. National Geographic Traveler magazine included the trail for 2022 in the Adventure category. The trail expands 150 km from Daly Point Nature Reserve in Bathurst to Mount Carleton Provincial Park. The trail attracts hikers from all over the world who want to experience the ancient portage trails used by the Mi’gmaq people of the area.
#New_Brunswick, #Miqmaq_trail, #hiking, #National_Geographic_Traveller