We are back with yet another weekly update on Canadian Immigration. The series aims to consolidate all the relevant information concerning the ones aspiring to migrate and obtain permanent residence in Canada.
New PNP Draws
The last week seemed to be a week of records as both provincial nominee programs from British Columbia and Manitoba unique nomination draws.
British Columbia invited 72 skilled workers especially from the Informational Technology field where Manitoba held its 100th nomination PNP draws. Upon receiving a nomination from any province, one can apply with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to obtain their permanent residence in Canada.
Take this online assessment to find your eligibility to qualify under various immigration programs.
Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) Reopens
Good news is that Canada is treating family immigration on par with its economic immigration program.
The Minister for Immigration, Marco Medicino earlier tweed, “Now, more than ever, family reunification is an important component of Canada’s immigration system. It plays a key role in attracting, retaining and integrating the best and the brightest from around the world.”
Following which ICCRC will accept requests from eligible sponsors to support their parents or grandmothers to migrate to Canada. The window starts from October 13 and ends on November 3.
ICCRC will scrutinize the requests received and send invitations to selective sponsors to make a formal application. A PGP allows any Canadian permanent residence to support their foreign parents or grandparents financially to migrate to Canada.
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Economic Recovery in the Month of September Report
A brief from Canada labour force report for the month of September reveals that the employment rate among the immigrants in Canada almost doubled as in the month of August.
Immigrants who had landed in Canada more than five years ago saw a 1.7 per cent increase in employment. Also the unemployment rate for the month is now comparable with the USA. Even though it is higher than pore-COVID-19 levels, the overall rate is manageable and soon to recover.
The September Labour Force report only points out to economic recovery and brighter prospects for immigration to Canada.
International Students May Soon be Allowed in Canada
Here is some cheering news for international students – Canada is set to open borders for those who opt to study in Coronavirus-ready institutions.
In a big relief to student communities, Canada will be allowing international students to travel to Canada from October 20, provided their designated-learning institutions are pre-approved for a coronavirus-readiness plan. A designated-learning institution is a college/university which is approved by the respective provincial or territorial governments to host international students. Additionally, these institutions must now have a coronavirus-readiness plan approved by the health authorities of their respective place of location.
The complete list of all the designated-learning institutions can be found here, as and when updated.
Not only students but their immediate family members will also be exempted from the current travel restrictions. For more information, contact our overseas education consultant here.
Canada Ranks No.1 Migrant Destination in latest Gallup Survey
The latest global survey from Gallup, a US-based statistics company, ranked Canada at the No.1 position in the most preferred destination for migrants in the present times. Canada ranks above Australia which is at No.4 and the USA which is at No.6.
Canada has a long and successful history of immigration. Following the backlash of coronavirus pandemic, Canada is uniquely recovering by revising its Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023, issuing new Immigration Mandate Letter, achieving annual allocation targets of Provincial Nominee Programs, Express Entry nominations have almost neared 80k.
Canada is also ranked third among the top three study destinations for international students. The country welcomed 642,000 foreign students in 2019. Canadian provinces like Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island attract the majority of international students.
All the above is to say that Canada is in urgent need of immigrants and shall continue to do so in order to maintain its economy.
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