05 Feb The largest Tech Pilot draw in history!
The largest Tech Pilot draw in history!
On February 4, 2020, British Columbia held the largest draw in the Tech Pilot of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). In this round, the province issued invitations to 85 registrants in four categories: Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate. The lowest score in all four categories remains unchangeable and is 90 points. To date, in 2020, British Columbia invited 714 foreign nationals to apply for a provincial nomination including 213 Tech Pilot candidates.
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Study on Brazilians in Canada
A study on the profile of Brazilians in Canada was recently published. Focus Portuguese interviewed one of the authors, Universidade Fluminense Professor Eduardo Picanço, over Skype. His research looked at Brazilians in Australia and in Canada, especially at immigrant entrepreneurs. Most Brazilians in Canada are between 20 and 40 years old. There are extremely few children and seniors. 60% are women. About 44% have higher education. 16% are solely on student visas and 25% on student visas with work permits. 23% are on work visas, 11% on tourist visas and 20% on permanent residence permits. Brazilians want to come here for a better quality of life. The language barrier is their biggest difficulty.
19 business candidates have been invited to British Columbia
On February 4, 2020, British Columbia issued 19 invitations to business-candidates under its two streams of business immigration. BCPNP invited 5 candidates to apply for the provincial nomination in the Regional Pilot. The lowest score in this round was 116, five points more than in the previous round. In the Base Category of the Entrepreneur Stream, BC invited 14 candidates with the lowest score of 115, two points less than in the previous draw. British Columbia has already invited 44 entrepreneurs this year and 12 of the were invited within the Regional Pilot.
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Do international students need insurance in Canada?
The Canadian medical insurance plan requires international students entering on a student visa to sign up for a provincial medical insurance plan. Some of these insurance policies only protect the student, while others give greater protection to spouses and children as well. For those who are accompanied by family members, it is best to keep their families insured to prevent accidental medical needs. In addition, international students need to pay attention to the specific terms and vocabulary of their insurance plans. Even though health insurance has been around for a while, it is still not clearly understood by individuals. Hence, it is important that the student reviews any uncertainty before making a decision to purchase an insurance plan. Some insurance contracts require the insurance company to be notified before surgery or hospitalization for a certain period of time. Therefore, it is necessary to clearly understand such regulations, otherwise, the situation of refusal or partial payment will occur. Lastly, not all medical expenses are covered. The student should know the main benefits. Fundamentally speaking, this type of insurance covers emergencies and accidents, but what is insured is limited in amount.