Canada Introduces New Immigration Pilot for Rural And Northern Communities For Permanent Residence
Fri, Jan 25 2019
The Canadian Government has unveiled a new five-year economic immigration pilot to help rural and northern communities in Ontario, Western Canada and Canada’s three territories attract and retain skilled foreign workers on January 24, 2019.
The community driven-Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program launched in 2017 facilitates foreign skilled workers of various skill levels in eligible communities in the following provinces and territories:
- British Columbia
- Northwest Territories
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says eligible communities can be either a city with population of 50,000 or less located at least 75 kilometeres from the core of a metropolitan area of 100,000 or more or a city of up to 200,000 people that qualifies as remote.
The new Rural and Northern Pilot will operate alongside Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program just like Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP).
The employer-driven AIPP works with businesses in the Atlantic Canada provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador to hire foreign workers for positions they haven’t been able to fill locally.
In 2018, the AIPP allowed the four participating provinces to endorse up 2,500 foreign workers and international students for permanent residence. No quota was specified for the new pilot.
The immigration pilot program is aimed at rural and northern communities to ensure that the benefits of immigration are shared across the country.
Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development Canada said the pilot’s community-driven approach is essential. The Minister further added, “The Pilot will support the economic development of smaller communities by testing new, community-driven approaches to address their diverse labour market needs.”
The eligible communities have March 1 to apply!
IRCC is currently seeking applications from eligible communities in the identified provinces and territories that would like to participate in the pilot. The interested communities must work with a local economic development organization to submit an application that shows they meet the pilot’s eligibility criteria and how immigration will promote local economic development priorities.
The another criteria for the communities applying through rural and northern pilot is to demonstrate that they have job opportunities available and will be actively involved in matching immigration candidates to jobs.
IRCC further adds that local community and economic development organization will be responsible for recruiting and assessing information candidates/based on local economic needs and job openings, and recommending selected candidates for permanent residence.
The selected communities’ results will be out in spring provided they submit complete applications before March 1, 2019.
Information on the immigration process for foreign workers through rural and northern immigration pilot will be announced later in 2019.
Therefore, there are many PR programs for the migrants to their Canadian Permanent Residence. Check your eligibility requirement by filling the free assessment form. One of visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global will contact you soon to discuss Canada PR case.
SINP Conducts New Year Draw for Express Entry and OID Candidates
Tue, Jan 21 2019
The province of Saskatchewan has conducted the first express entry and occupation in-demand draw for the year 2019. A total of 596 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program on 16th January, 2019.
Out of which, 362 invitations went to Candidates in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s Express Entry sub-category having work experience in a high-skilled occupation listed on Saskatchewan’s In-demand occupations list. The applicants with the EOI score of 63 and above were invited in this current draw.
Additionally, Saskatchewan also issued 234 invitations through Occupation In-Demand stream. This stream is not linked to the Federal Express Entry System. The migrants having EOI score of 66 and above were invited to apply in this draw category.
The selection process for both the Express Entry and In-demand occupation operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) basis. The selected candidates receive additional 600 points towards overall immigration point score.
If you are applying for SINP, an applicant must score at least 60 points out of 100 on Saskatchewan point assessment grid. The points are calculated for age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability and adaptability factors.
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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program Key Changes: New Programs Implemented For 2019
Wed, Jan 09 2019
Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and it is expected to play an even more prominent role in the coming months.
The Provincial Nominee Program or PNP allow skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the particular province on permanent basis. A small portion of the enhanced programs are also processed through Express Entry System.
An express entry applicant receives additional 600 CRS points for successful provincial nomination that further boosts the Canadian immigration chances.
Provincial Nominations are also issued outside the Express Entry system through numerous PNP streams across Canada.
The Provincial Nomination Invitations are set to rise this year as well, though the numbers have not been released. The 2018 allocations were 34,700 nominations for nine Canadian provinces and two territories. In 2018 report to Canada’s Parliament, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) noted that the PNP has grown exponentially since its creation in 1996 when only 233 people were admitted through the program.
The admissions through the PNPs are projected to increase this year to 61,000 new permanent residents and reach 71,300 in 2021.
The following provinces key changes that were felt in 2018 are:
- Ontario, Canada’s most populous province had the largest individual PNP allocation of 2018 with 6,600 nominations that was later increased to 6850 in the end of 2018.
- The year 2019 may have even bigger allocation for OINP with increased 7,600 nominations from IRCC
- Ontario issued a total of 6978 invitations in 2018 to Express Entry candidates through the province’s three express entry-linked streams-the Human Capital Priorities Stream, French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and Skilled Trades Stream.
- The human capital priorities stream alone issued 3719 invitations to Express Entry candidates in 2018 and another 1633 were issued through the French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and 1,626 went to Express Entry candidates through the skilled trades stream
- A major change in the Human Capital Priorities Stream was the OINP decision to revise the requirement that Express Entry candidates have a ranking score of at least 400 points in order to be considered for the nomination. The OINP draw is now conducted as per the director’s requirement.
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The other significant development was the PNP development in 2018 was the introduction of new Express Entry-linked streams in the provinces of Manitoba, Alberta and Nova Scotia.
Manitoba and Alberta introduced their express entry-linked streams as part of a general overhaul of the provincial nominee program last year.
- Manitoba’s Express Entry stream has an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. The applicants applying for Manitoba must register a separate EOI profile with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
- The MPNP invited 1,155 Express Entry applicants to apply for a provincial nomination in seven draws held between January 11 and July 9, 2018
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- The Alberta Express Entry Stream was introduced in June and issued its first notifications of interest (NOIs) less than a month later on July 6.
- The stream allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program to search the Express Entry pool for eligible candidates with a CRS score at least 300 who are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development
- Candidates with a job offer and or/work experience in Alberta, a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and/or parent, child, or sibling already living in Alberta are prioritized
- The Alberta Express Entry stream gave total 596 NOIs to express entry applicants over the course of seven draws in 2018
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- The third Express Entry linked PNP stream created in 2018 was Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream that allows the applicants in the Express Entry pool having work experience in select occupations that are facing labour shortages in the province
- The labour market priorities stream issued 314 invitations to Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as early childhood educators and assistants.
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- The change of Express Entry and occupation in-demand sub-categories from ‘first come first serve’ to Expression of Interest (EOI) leading to draws at least once a month.
- The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) says these factors all play a determining role in a candidate future economic success in Saskatchewan.
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PEI Refurbishes PNPs
- The Atlantic Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) also revamped its EOI system in 2018
- PEI gives priority to those living and working in PEI though it also welcomes applicants in the federal express entry pool who do not have a job offer letter.
Therefore, Canada’s Provincial Nomination Programs are the most sorts after immigration programs taken by the applicants across the globe. If you wish to know your Canada PR chances it is suggested to fill the free assessment form.
Ontario and British Columbia The Highest Employment Rate Provinces of 2018!
Sat, Jan 05 2019
The province of Ontario has net employment gains in 2018 that saw Canada’s unemployment rate reach its lowest point score since 1976.
The Canadian unemployment rate of 5.6 percent was lowest since 1976
The number of people employed in Ontario grew by 78,000 over the course of 2018 for full-time employment while the province’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 5.4 percent.
The Canadian Province with lowest unemployment rate in 2018 was British Columbia at 4.4 percent. The new employers in BC grew by 44,000 in 2018 with most of them working full-time. Statistics Canada said BC’s employment growth rate of 1.8 percent was double the national average.
Saskatchewan national average was also outshined by the average employment growth in 2018 with 11,000 more employed in 2018- a growth rate of 1.9 percent. The province unemployment rate was also lessening by 0.9 percentage points to 5.6 percent.
This was on par with Canada’s unemployment rate of 5.6 percent in the year 2018. This rate is the lowest since 1976.
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On the national level, the employment grew by 163,000 in 2018, a growth rate of 0.9 percent. The increase was entirely driven by gains in full-time work, as told by Statistics Canada.
Statistics Canada said these employment gains were recorded almost entirely in service industries. The health sector and social assistance had employment gains of 74,000 followed by business, building and other support services with 59,000.
Therefore, if you are looking for permanent residency options in Canada, you have the best option to apply now in these provinces as the employment rate is high and Canada is eagerly waiting for the new migrants to come and settle on permanent basis.
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SINP New EOI Draws 2019 For Entrepreneur Category Out!
Fri, Jan 04 2019
The province of Saskatchewan conducted new expression of interest draw for the year 2019 under The Entrepreneur Category Process on January 3, 2019. The applicants with the expression of interest draw score of 115 and above were invited in this current draw. The total number of expression of interest draws were given to 90 candidates.
Know Your Expression of Interest Draw Score
The Entrepreneur Category process involves three steps to the nomination process:
- Expression of Interest (EOI) submission to the SINP
- EOI selection and invitation to submit an application
- The applicants are invited on the basis of their EOI score with highest points selected during each draw. The number of invitations are however dependent upon the requirement in Saskatchewan
- The candidates after ITA are processed
The SINP Entrepreneur Program is specifically created for the migrants who are willing to start, obtain or partner in business in Saskatchewan to contribute towards the growing economy of Saskatchewan.
To be able to apply for SINP Entrepreneur Program, you are required to:
- Must meet the basic requirements under the Canada-Saskatchewan Immigration Agreement
- Must possess potential to create economic benefit for Saskatchewan
- Be the continued operation of an existing business or the establishment of new business meeting economic needs in Saskatchewan.
- Must meet the minimum entry criteria of having CAD 500,000 at minimum in Net Business and Personal Assets
- Must have a minimum three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years
The next SINP Entrepreneur Program is expected to take place on 7th of March, 2019.
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