10 Mar What Express Entry programs processed the most immigrants in five years?
What Express Entry programs processed the most immigrants in five years?
According to the official data by IRCC, in the five years since the launch of Express Entry, Canada processed 310,465 immigrants through the system. 44.51% of the total or 138,195 persons were admitted in the Federal Skilled Worker program. 33.72% or 104,675 individuals were processed through the Canadian Experience Class. 19.27% or 59,835 foreigners immigrated via the Provincial Nominee Program. Finally, 2.5% or 7,760 immigrants got PR in the Federal Skilled Trade program. The trends in all programs except the FST, demonstrate the increase in numbers of processed immigrants.
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Ontario Labour Minister asks Ottawa to increase the quota for OINP
To address the skilled labour shortage in the province, on March 5 Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton urged the Prime Minister to increase the quota for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). McNaughton said that while approximately 100,000 new Canadians come to Ontario every year, the provincial government can only bring in more than 7,000 people through the OINP. According to McNaughton, the provincial government is hearing every day about the shortage of skilled labour in sectors that require special skills such as home care services and truck driving. McNaughton said he firmly believes that one of the best solutions is to bring in more new immigrants to Ontario to fill these jobs and to increase the quota for the OINP.
Admissions of international students at UBC and SFU not affected by COVID-19
Two private post-secondary colleges in British Columbia have temporarily closed due to COVID-19. However, admissions of international students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) have not been affected by COVID-19. Simon Fraser University spokesperson Angela Wilson said that since the closure of visa centres in China and Iran, admissions of foreign students at SFU have not declined. University of British Columbia spokesperson Matthew Ramsey similarly said that as of now, admissions of international students at UBC have not declined either.
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Canada announces opening date for visa centres in China
Due to the outbreak, the opening hours of the Canadian Visa Centres have been limited. Recently, the IRCC has announced that starting from March 9, 2020, the visa application centres in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Shanghai, and Shenyang will only open to collect biometric information. Other clients are currently unable to access the Visa Application Centre. Until further notice, China’s Visa Application Centre will only serve applicants with biometric instructions and valid appointments. Applicants should contact the consultation centre to make an appointment. If you receive an IRCC Passport Notification Letter and would like to submit your passport, please submit it to the Visa Application Centre by mail. As the new coronavirus epidemic continues, applicants are strongly advised to use courier service provided by the Visa Application Centre to return the passport to the required destination address.
#IRCC, #VAC, #China, #coronavirus