The SINP updated the Application Processing Times

The SINP updated the Application Processing Times

On April 19, 2024, Saskatchewan updated the processing time of various streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). According to the new data, in the first quarter of 2024 (from January 1 to March 31, 2024), in the International Skilled Worker category, the processing time in the Employment Offer stream was six weeks; in the Occupation In-Demand stream, it was 35 weeks; and in the Express Entry stream – 29 weeks. The processing time for the Tech Talent Pathway and the Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot was four and seven weeks, respectively. In the Saskatchewan Experience category, the processing time for the Existing Work Permit stream was two weeks; for the International Students stream, it was three weeks; and four weeks for the Hospitality Workers stream. In the Entrepreneur and Farm category, the processing time for the Entrepreneur Applications was six weeks, while for the Entrepreneur Nominations, it was nine weeks. The Job Approval Process took two weeks for an employer to hire a foreign worker through the SINP.

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Federal budget boosts construction workers’ credential recognition funding
Canada’s 2024 budget focuses on enhancing housing supply, dedicating $50 million over two years to the Foreign Credential Recognition Program. Half is for the construction industry, with the rest aiding foreign credential recognition in healthcare. The budget aims to construct 3.87 million new homes by 2031 and make renting while saving for a first home easier. The government plans to tackle the housing crisis with strategies such as a $4 billion Housing Accelerator Fund, the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act, and $20 billion in new financing for rental apartments. To meet the growing demand, Ottawa trains skilled trade workers and reviews temporary resident programs to align with labour market needs. Recognizing a predicted construction industry shortage of over 60,000 workers by 2032, $100 million is allocated over two years, with the majority for the Apprenticeship Service and some for the Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness Program.

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New Brunswick announced Transportation Virtual Recruitment – 2024
New Brunswick hosts the Transportation Virtual Recruitment – 2024, focusing on the transportation sector, on May 27 and 28, 2024. The province seeks skilled workers to fulfill its growing labour market needs. The province is looking for candidates with high human capital, boasting skills, training, and experience relevant to New Brunswick’s thriving sectors. As the event will be held entirely online, participation in the information session will be by invitation only. Employers in New Brunswick are eager to fill positions falling under the following NOCs:
72401: Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
72410: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers
73300: Transport truck drivers

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