Thursday, November 14, 2019
The government of Canada invited 3,600 express Entry Candidates to apply for permanent residence in a new draw held in November 13, 2019.
Today’s draw brings the total number of invitations to apply issued so far this year through Canada’s Express entry system to 75,300.
The minimum points required score in today’s draw was 472.
Government of Canada assigned certain cities across Canada to accept investors for nominating them through their own provinces
350,000 immigrants by 2021
During their four years in a majority government, the Liberals increased immigration levels from about 260,000 annually to a target of 330,800 in 2019. Those targets are set to increase by another 20,000 to 350,000 in 2021. All together this could mean over a million newcomers in the next three years.
The government also put greater emphasis on refugees during their last term. They increased refugee class intake to 15 per cent, and reduced the economic class intake to about 58 per cent. Family class immigration levels remained untouched.
must pay $530 to obtain citizenship, plus a $100 “right of citizenship fee.”
The promise to waive the fees altogether is a part of a renewed effort to reform the Citizenship Act to make acquiring citizenship more accessible regardless of socioeconomic factors such as age and income.
Municipal Nominee program
In an effort to help connect immigrants to rural areas of Canada, the Liberals promised to implement a program that would facilitate the process.
The Municipal Nominee Program (MNP) would open up 5,000 new spaces for prospective immigrants.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) was created to curb the population decline in Canada’s four Maritime provinces.
The AIPP allows employers in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to hire foreign nationals for a job they cannot fill locally.
The pilot was extended an additional two years in May, and is now slated to become a permanent installment.
Jobs on demand in Canada generally:
- Blockchain developer
- Automation engineer
- AI researcher
- Chief experience officer
- Live chat agent
- Develops engineers
- Environmental engineers
- Cyber security specialist
- Data scientist
- 3D architect
On demand professions in Ontario:
- nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
- home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
- residential and commercial installers and servicers
- transport truck drivers
- heavy equipment operators (except crane)
- construction trades helpers and labourers
- general farm workers
- nursery and greenhouse workers
- harvesting labourers
- industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
On demand professions in Newfoundland:
All kinds of jobs are available
On demand professions in Alberta:
The following are a few of the occupations with a forecasted labour shortage of more than 1,000 workers by 2025:
- Managers in construction and transportation
- Computer and information systems professionals
- Nurse supervisors and registered nurses
- Medical technologists and technicians
- Sales and service supervisors
- Childcare and home support workers
- Motor vehicle and transit drivers
- Contractors, operators and supervisors in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture
On demand professions in Manitoba
- Human resources professionals
- Professional occupations in business management consulting
- Professional occupations in advertising , marketing and public relationship
- Supervisors, finance, and insurance office workers
On demand professions in British Colombia
- Retail and whole sale trade managers
- Restaurants and food service mangers
- Senior managers- financial , communication and other business services
- Facility operation and maintenance managers
- Computer and information system managers
- Financial managers
- Corporate sales mangers
- Banking, credit, and other investment managers
- Senior managers, construction, transportation, production and utilities
- Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers
A new draw from the federal Express Entry pool on December 11 produced 3,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The minimum (CRS) score in the December 11 invitation round was 472.