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Saskatchewan New Immigration Pilot Program

Saskatchewan government has announced the new Pilot program under Saskatchewan PNP, Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Program to support its Labor Market Demands.

It will target workers from overseas missions, or other international recruitment activities. The jobs which are eligible under this program are low & entry-level jobs and may require on-the-job training.

The sectors with the highest labor demand are manufacturing, health, agriculture, ag-tech, construction, hospitality, and retail.

The province has a strong demand for labor & it is continuously increasing with increasing economic projects there.

” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “This new Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot – developed in Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan – is progress on our autonomy discussions with the federal government and is going to help provide employers with greater access to international options to recruit workers. It is in addition to record investments into training and upskilling our provincial workforce, as we enter a period of strong growth coming out of the global pandemic.”
Workers nominated through this stream would be supported by their employers and community, which would contribute to their success. The pilot has been scheduled to launch in December 2021.

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“This is very positive news for businesses in the hospitality industry in Saskatchewan,” Hospitality Saskatchewan President and CEO Jim Bence said. “This pilot project is designed to attract talent and a great program for all sectors currently experiencing labor recruitment challenges in the province. While we always work hard to exhaust every opportunity to hire locally, we have to be creative to ensure we have the right labor supply to help our business and communities grow and thrive in Saskatchewan, something this very unique program will be especially helpful with post-COVID.”

Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Program Eligibility:
  • Have a full-time, permanent offer of employment and SINP job approval letter for an eligible occupation from a registered Saskatchewan employer;
  • Meet a minimum Canadian Official Language proficiency level; and
  • Meet the minimum educational and work experience requirements, which include having at least one year of work experience in the same occupation as the job offer or six-month work experience in that job in Saskatchewan.

Also, the employers must demonstrate that they have made extensive efforts to hire domestically before utilizing the pilot for recruitment, have to demonstrate the need and benefit for their business, and fulfill requirements related to providing settlement support for the workers.

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First PNP draw results released by Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program, NLPNP has released its first PNP draw results. It has invited 663 immigration candidates which includes technology and healthcare professions.

All the three draws took place under Priority Skills NL Stream targeting Software Developers, Data Analysts, and Nurses.

NLPNP attracts entrepreneurs, skilled workers, and international graduates who have the necessary skills, education & experience to succeed in the Atlantic province.

It has invited a total of 663 immigrants so far this year. Following is the table showing the draws for the last three months with the number of invitations issued for each occupation:

October 2021 Draw

Total Invitations- 260

OccupationNumber of professionals invited to apply
Software Developers205
Cloud Specialists9
Web Developers11
Python Developers 8
AI Developers 7
Bioinformaticians5
UI/UX Developers 5
.Net Developers 5
Data Analysts3
Security Specialists 2

September 2021 Draw

Total Invitations- 22

Occupation Number of professionals invited to apply
Software Developers 10
Python Developers 4
Cloud Specialists 4
AI Developers 2
Web Developers 2

June 2021 Draw

Total Invitations- 381

Occupation Number of professionals invited to apply
Licensed Practical Nurses224
Personal Care Attendants82
Nurse Practitioners57
Clinical Psychologists10
Medical Physicists5
Radiation Therapists3
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What is Priority Skills NL?

The Priority Skills NL process is for candidates who have work experience in occupations in demand in Newfoundland and Labrador and have a high level of education and language ability, who have an interest in becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) is accepted from:

  • Candidates who have worked in a specialized, highly-skilled, in-demand occupation for at least one year in the last 10 years.
  • Candidates who have completed Ph.D. or Master’s degrees from Memorial University in the last three years in the following specialties: Technology, Health Care, Aquaculture, and Agriculture.

Candidates who have submitted EOI with the highest scores, who have received the most interest from local employers, are likely to receive invitations through Priority Skills NL, to apply for the Provincial Nominee Program without a job offer.

Eligibility Criteria:

All candidates must:

  • have taken an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) language test within the last twelve months and scored equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 or higher;
  • be at least 21 years of age; and
  • intend to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.

In-demand Academic candidates:

  • must have completed Ph.D. or Master’s degrees from Memorial University within the past three years in the following specialties: Technology, Health Care, Aquaculture, and Agriculture.

In-demand Work candidates:

  • have worked in a specialized, highly-skilled, in-demand occupation for at least one year in the last ten years.
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PEI issues 188 new invitations in latest PNP Draw

On November 18, Canada’s Prince Edward Island (PEI) held a new PNP draw inviting 188 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination.

PEI is the smallest province located on the East Coast of North America. It has a growing economy that continuously delivers high-quality products and services to its marketplace. It is considered an ideal place to live, study and work in Canada.

Among the total of 188, most of the invitations went to Express Entry as well as Labor Impact Candidates. The Remaining went to the Business Impact Category Candidates, having at least 67 points in PEI’s immigration system.

Through PEI’s Province Nominee Program, prospective candidates having the necessary skills, education and, experience have been targeted, who may receive PEI’s Provincial Nomination Certificate, which helps to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.

Distribution of PEI PNP draw, November 18, 2021
Total Invitations- 188
Type of Invitations Invitations Issued
Labor & Express Entry Invitations 172
Business Work Permit
(Entrepreneur Invitations)
16

PEI has three immigration categories:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category
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PEI PNP Express Entry:

Candidates having a valid Express Entry profile and skills required for labor market needs, who wish to work and live in Prince Edward Island, can apply through Express Entry Program.

How it works:

  • The first step for applying in PEI PNP is to create a profile in PEI’s Expression of Interest EOI system.
  • While creating the profile, the candidate will be asked multiple questions which he needs to answer correctly. He can change the information provided anytime.
  • Based on the information provided, the candidate gets a point score according to the selection system points grid. He can score a maximum of 100 points.
  • The highest-scoring candidates are invited for provincial nominations and the candidates are informed by email notification.
  • Candidates who received the notification are required to complete the application forms and submit the application within 60 days.
  • Candidates having successful applications will receive provincial nominations. They must accept the nomination through the Express Entry account. They may receive an Invitation to Apply for PR in the next Express Entry draw.

Labour Impact Category:

It consists of 3 streams:

Skilled Worker Stream
The candidates who have been hired by PEI employers come under this category. The candidate must be either working in PEI or have a Job Offer from the PEI employer. Eligible Candidates will work in a skilled profession, having relevant experience & at least a post-secondary degree or diploma.

Critical Work Stream
The candidates who have already been hired by PEI employer, and whose employer would like to sponsor them for PR, come under this category. Eligible Candidates will work in the semi-skilled or unskilled profession.

International Graduate Stream
Recent graduates from recognized accredited Prince Edward Island universities and colleges and already been hired by PEI employers. Eligible Candidates will work in a skilled profession in their field of study.

How it works:

  • Create and submit your EOI profile.
  • Based on the information provided, the candidate gets a point score according to the selection system points grid.
  • The highest-scoring candidates are invited for provincial nominations and the candidates are informed by email notification.
  • Candidates who received the notification are required to complete the application forms and submit the application within 60 days.
  • Candidates having successful applications will receive provincial nominations. They can use their nomination certificate to submit an application for Canadian PR.

Business Impact Category:

It has one stream that is Work Permit Stream
The candidates who want to invest in PEI business, come under this category. They are expected to start working in Canada and learn about work ethics while on Work Permit. After that, they can apply for the PEI Provincial Nomination for PR.

How it works:

  • Create and submit your EOI profile.
  • While creating the profile, the candidate needs to provide some information. The profile will stay active for 6 months.
  • The provided information can be changed anytime, but before the invitation to apply comes.
  • The successful applications will receive an invitation to apply by email. The email will include further details as well.
  • Candidates are required to submit the application within 60 days.
  • After completing the application package submit all the required forms, supporting documents, and application fees.
  • If the application gets approved, then the candidate will get an invite by the Office of Immigration for an in-person interview to discuss your business plan.
  • After that, the candidate has to submit a signed performance agreement, after which he may receive a letter of support from PEI. This letter will be used to apply for Work Permit with IRCC.
  • After getting the Work Permit, the candidate will report to the PEI Office of Immigration within 30 days of arrival.
  • A settlement officer will be assigned, who will help in establishing and operating the business and will be in touch for progress reports.
  • If the candidate meets the conditions of the Performance Agreement and other requirements, he will get nominated by PEI, then they can apply for PR with IRCC.

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33 candidates invited by Quebec in latest Arrima draw

On November 11, Quebec invited 33 new candidates in the latest Arrima draw. It targeted the candidates with a valid job offer outside the Montreal Metropolitan area and the one who resides in Quebec as a diplomat, consular official, United Nations representative, or representative of any intergovernmental organization operating in the province. It is the second smallest draw held by the province this year. A total of 3,256 candidates have been invited to apply for permanent selection through the Arrima draw.

The candidates who have received the Invitation To Apply by MIFI, Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration needs to file an EI, Expession of Interest in Arrima pool.

Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program

Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program is a permanent immigration program for skilled workers in Quebec.

The candidates who wish to immigrate through this program must first declare their interest in immigrating to Quebec by filing an Expression Of Interest (EI) form through an online portal. The MIFI regularly selects people from the pool of candidates and invites them to apply for permanent selection.

Invited candidates have a maximum of 60 days to submit their applications and pay processing fees.

After that, the successful applications will get a CSQ, Certificat de sélection du Québec, or Quebec Selection Certificate. They can then use this document to apply for permanent residence to the Canadian Federal Government.

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QSWP Eligibility

The candidate must obtain sufficient points based on the Quebec Immigration selection grid.

The grid is composed of nine factors:

  • education;
  • work experience;
  • age;
  • knowledge of French and English;
  • stay and family in Quebec;
  • validated job offer;
  • spouse’s characteristics;
  • presence of children;
  • ability to be financially independent.

The province has also released its immigration admission targets for the year 2022. It will invite candidates through its economic immigration programs such as Quebec Skilled Worker Program, QSWP, and the Québec experience program, PEQ.

More than 70,000 foreign nationals will be admitted to the province next year. It will target around 49,500 to 52,500 immigrants across all the categories and an additional 18000 to meet the unfulfilled targets of 2020.

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BC PNP issues 87 invitations in new tech draw

On November 16, BC PNP has invited 87 tech workers to apply for provincial nomination.

British Columbia has issued 10,500 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program is a pathway for high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs to get permanent residency in British Columbia.

It offers three pathways to become its PR having different categories to apply under like job, skill level, or international student status. Candidates can choose any of the 29 occupations prescribed by the Canadian government.

Candidates invited through tech draw must meet the eligibility criteria of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry and Skills Immigration categories having a minimum provincial score of 75. Also, the candidate should come under Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories.

Invited candidates have 30 calendar days to apply for the nomination.

Express Entry BC

It is one of the faster ways to immigrate to British Columbia for those eligible skilled workers who qualify for the federal economic immigration program. The program uses points-based invitations and a web-based registration & application process.

Skills Immigration

This program is for skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in British Columbia. It also uses a points-based invitation system. The registering and applying process is online for BC PNP and a paper application process for permanent residency

Distribution of BC PNP draw, November 16, 2021

Total Invitations- 87

Immigration StreamsMinimum SIRS Score
EEBC- Skilled Worker75
EEBC- International Graduate75
SI- Skilled Worker75
SI- International Graduate75
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BC PNP Tech Program:

BC PNP Tech offers individuals in 29 tech occupations a focused pathway to Permanent Residency there. This program recruits and retains international talent when local skilled workers are not available. It has supported over 6000 tech workers to be nominated for PR since 2017.

British Columbia has continuously been developing the highest quality local talent by introducing students to technology, expanding the tech training and education in post-secondary institutions, and creating great work experience opportunities for the students.

BC PNP Tech Job Offers:

If the person has a valid job offer under one of the 29 eligible occupations, then their job offer must be for at least one year, and the job offer must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application.

BC PNP issues weekly invitations to the qualified candidates who have a valid job offer in 29 key occupations. Both the employer and the employee should meet all the eligibility requirements at the time of registration in order to get an ITA.

All the applications are prioritized according to the occupation. Candidates who are invited need to submit the complete application. After that, BC PNP will access the application within 2-3 months.

If the application gets approved the candidate will receive the nomination confirmation that can be used to apply for PR with IRCC.
PNP candidates additionally get a boost of 600 points in their CRS score, thus having higher chances of getting ITA for permanent residence.

Check out 29 occupations eligible for the BC PNP Tech Pilot

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