Protestors gathered in Montreal on Monday to campaign against reforms to the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) proposed by Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette. The demonstration took place outside Jolin-Barrette’s office on St-Laurent Boulevard in the city. The provincial immigration minister plans to make it more difficult to qualify for the popular program, mainly by increasing work
The Quebec government is preparing to launch an immigration pilot program designed to help tackle the province’s coronavirus care home crisis. One of two pilots announced by Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette on Thursday, May 28 will see 550 Quebec Selection Certificates (CSQs) set aside each year for orderlies. A shortage of staff in Quebec’s care
British Columbia immigration has issued 133 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw. The May 26 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Minimum scores were 80 for all four streams. The featured streams were: SI – Skilled Worker SI –
Quebec will increase work experience requirements under the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) and introduce two new pilots targeting specific occupations in changes announced on Thursday, May 28. Under the changes, revealed by Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette, temporary foreign workers will require three years of experience in the last four, while graduates will need one or
Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program succeeds where previous programs failed in attracting high-calibre entrepreneurs with the skills and attributes for business success. While fewer candidates come to Canada through the SUV, those that do are highly qualified individuals who bring with them significant human capital, including age, education and language ability. SUV candidates compare favourably to
Quebec Premier François Legault is looking at ways to give asylum seekers working in the province’s care homes a pathway to permanent residence. Government care homes – known as CHSLDs – are Quebec’s front line in the coronavirus pandemic, seeing thousands of cases and many deaths as a staffing crisis emerged in March and April.
Canada’s federal government officials tasked with implementing Canada-U.S. border restrictions in place due to coronavirus need to be on the same page in their interpretation of the new rules. Guidance from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on who can cross the border is differing in practice from the interpretation of Canada Border Services Agency officials.
Quebec’s provincial government has moved to delay the opening of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program until April 1, 2021. The decision was announced in the Official Quebec Gazette on Wednesday May 20, 2020. Originally, the QIIP was scheduled to reopen on July 1, 2020, after it was paused on November 1, 2019. It has been
British Columbia immigration has conducted a new provincial draw, issuing 158 invitations to apply with specific criteria related to the coronavirus outbreak. The May 19 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials exclude 31 occupations where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved. Read More UPDATED Coronavirus: How Canada’s Provincial Immigration Programs Are
Ontario immigration has conducted a new targeted Tech Draw through its Human Capital Priorities stream, issuing Notifications of Interest to 703 Express Entry candidates. The May 13 draw featured a Comprehensive Ranking System score range of 421 to 451, with candidates required to have submitted Express Entry profiles between May 13, 2019 to May 13,