The number of immigrants to Nova Scotia continues to rise

The number of immigrants to Nova Scotia continues to rise

The number of immigrants to Nova Scotia continues to rise
On August 9, 2019, the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration released some new data about the immigration to the province. The number of new permanent residents of this Atlantic province is higher than in the same period in 2018. The province admitted 3,393 new residents this year, while in 2018, Nova Scotia welcomed 2,965 immigrants in the same period. In total, last year 5,970 immigrants became new permanent residents of the province and 67% of them immigrated through the streams of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. The retention rate of the province remains at 71%, which is the highest in the Atlantic region.

#Nova_Scotia, #NSNP, #Atlantic_Pilot, #AIPP

The International Entrepreneur stream to Newfoundland and Labrador is currently open
On August 9, 2019, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador International opened the Entrepreneur stream of Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP). This is the fourth round of Expressions of Interest (EOI) for International Entrepreneurs who are willing to immigrate to the province. To be eligible for the International Entrepreneur category, business owners or business managers must launch a new business or purchase an existing one and must actively be involved in the management of the business. After a continuous operation of the business for at least one year, the entrepreneur may be nominated for permanent resident status. The stream will remain open until August 15.

#Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #NLPNP, #Entrepreneurs

Canada issued 1,723 invitations in the International Experience Canada
During August 5-9, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a new batch of Invitations to Apply (ITA) for the Work Permit in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Last week, Canada issued 1,723 ITAs. Last week, Canada invited 475 ‘Working Holiday’ candidates from the United Kingdom; 301 candidates from Australia, 172 ITAs were issued to Japan, 148 ITAs were issued to Germany, 111 invitations were sent to candidates from Ireland. The remaining 516 ITAs were issued to candidates from some of the other 29 participating countries, and among them, first 6 candidates from Luxembourg have now been invited. As of August 9, 2019, Canada invited 126,198 candidates in the International Experience Canada.

#IEC, #Working_Holiday, #ITA, #IRCC, #Work_Permit

Some PGP applicants who expressed their intention in January may receive an invitation
Many Canadians expressed their intention to sponsor their parents or grandparents to become a permanent resident of Canada. However, many potential sponsors couldn’t even submit the form as the online registration was closed within minutes of its opening. The application quota for this year was 20,000. Those who remained uninvited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to apply for parental sponsorship despite meeting all the eligibility criteria may receive an invitation in the coming weeks.

#PGP, #Parents_sponsorship, Family_immigration, #IRCC