25 Feb The SIRS score in the BCPNP Tech Pilot has dropped to 75 points
The SIRS score in the BCPNP Tech Pilot has dropped to 75 points
On February 23, 2021, British Columbia conducted a new draw in the Tech Pilot of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). In this round, the province invited 87 individuals to apply for the nomination of British Columbia 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 was of this round has dropped by 5 points – from 80 to 75 points. The Tech Pilot score has changed for the first time since the June 9 draw last year. In 2021, British Columbia invited 1,395 candidates and 322 of them received the invitations under the Tech Pilot.
#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Tech_Pilot, #PNP
The Government wants to guarantee the right to work in French in federally regulated companies
The federal government intends to guarantee the right to work in French within all federally regulated private businesses with more than 50 employees in Quebec and in predominantly French-speaking communities across Canada. The government believes the growth of digital technology and international trade is encouraging the use of English, and it’s time to reinforce the place of French in Canada. In the future, the immigration department will take measures that emphasize the selection and acceptance of French-speaking immigrants.
#French, #Francophones, #IRCC
ESDC published new processing times for LMIA applications
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the processing times for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under various streams. Based on statistics from different processing centres, the current average LMIA processing times are:
Global Talent Stream – 12 business days
Agricultural stream – 25 business days
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program – 16 business days
Permanent residence stream – 21 business days
In-home caregivers – 12 business days
High-wage stream – 38 business days
Low-wage stream – 34 business days
#ESDC, #Service_Canada, #LMIA #TFWP, #Work_permit, #agricultural_workers, #caregivers
The 2021 International Experience Canada season to open on March 1
On February 24, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that the 2021 season for the International Experience Canada (IEC) will be opened on March 1, 2021, at 9:00 AM EST. The popular program that allows hundreds of thousands of young foreigners to come to Canada and get a work permit will return after a heavy hit caused by the COVID-19. In March 2020, IRCC postponed invitation rounds for all streams and participating countries. Before the closure, 40241 candidates in the IEC received Invitations to Apply for a work permit. As of 2021, over thirty countries participate in the program but not all the pools will open for registration on March 1. The pools opening is scheduled for the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. At the moment, Canada allocated 49,815 spots throughout all pools. The quota and date of the pool opening for other countries will be announced later.
#IRCC, #IEC, #work_permits, #Working_Holiday, #ITA, #Covid_19