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2023-05-09 22:39:33Immigration News Canada Latest Ontario-OINP Draw Sent Record 2,349 PR Invitations
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Toronto-Fountain-Sign.jpg Last Updated On 9 May 2023, 1:13 PM EDT (Toronto Time) The OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program), also known as the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program directly invited 2,349 Express Entry profiles on May 8.
This is the highest number of invitations ever sent in a 1 single OINP draw beating the previous record of 1,863 created in May 5, 2023 OINP HCP Draw.
Increase in number of invites is primarily due to increase in Ontario PNP quota for 2023.
The invites are being sent since yesterday to Express Entry profiles created between May 8, 2022 – May 8, 2023 under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.
Furthermore, the Express Entry profiles having CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) scores between from 427 to 482 in 42 healthcare-related occupations (mentioned below) are receiving the invite.
When compared to the previous HCP healthcare targeted draw on March 8, 2023, the lower range of CRS cut off score drops by 42 points. Jump toSince the beginning of 2023, OINP has invited 7,751 Express Entry profiles in six HCP stream draws.
On a regular basis, OINP examines the Express Entry pool. Furthermore, send direct provincial nomination to profiles with high-demand jobs (NOC codes).
This provincial nomination bestows 600 points on selected profiles.
There is no need to register your profile with Ontario separately to be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities stream, but it is always advisable to select Ontario as your province of destination while creating your Express Entry profile. List of Occupations Invited in OINP Draw Today1. NOC 30010 – Managers in health care 2. NOC 31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine 3. NOC 31101 – Specialists in surgery 4. NOC 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians 5. NOC 31103 – Veterinarians 6. NOC 31110 – Dentists 7. NOC 31111 – Optometrists 8. NOC 31112 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 9. NOC 31120 – Pharmacists 10. NOC 31121 – Dietitians and nutritionists 11. NOC 31201 – Chiropractors 12. NOC 31202 – Physiotherapists 13. NOC 31203 – Occupational therapists 14. NOC 31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment 15. NOC 31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating 16. NOC 31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors 17. NOC 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 18. NOC 31302 – Nurse practitioners 19. NOC 31303 – Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals 20. NOC 32100 – Opticians 21. NOC 32101 – Licensed practical nurses 22. NOC 32102 – Paramedical occupations 23. NOC 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 24. NOC 32104 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians 25. NOC 32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment 26. NOC 32110 – Denturists 27. NOC 32111 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists 28. NOC 32112 – Dental technologists and technicians 29. NOC 32120 – Medical laboratory technologists 30. NOC 32121 – Medical radiation technologists 31. NOC 32122 – Medical sonographers 32. NOC 32123 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists 33. NOC 32124 – Pharmacy technicians 34. NOC 32129 – Other medical technologists and technicians 35. NOC 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists 36. NOC 32201 – Massage therapists 37. NOC 32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing 38. NOC 33100 – Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants 39. NOC 33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations 40. NOC 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 41. NOC 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistan[...]
Immigration News Canada Canada Study Permit With SDS – Here Is How To Apply https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Canada-Study-Permit.jpg Last Updated On 9 May 2023, 10:21 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Canada is a popular destination for students.…
2023-05-09 18:40:20Immigration News Canada Canada Study Permit With SDS – Here Is How To Apply
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Canada-Study-Permit.jpg Last Updated On 9 May 2023, 10:21 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Canada is a popular destination for students. If you are looking to come to Canada to study, depending on where you live, you may be able to obtain your study permit faster by using the Student Direct Stream (SDS).
Through the SDS stream, most applications get processed within 20 calendar days.
However, some applications may take longer to process. For faster processing, you must provide your biometrics as soon as possible and meet all eligibility requirements. Know aboutWho can apply through the SDS stream? You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for expedited processing through the Student Direct Stream:
* Must be a citizen and resident of one of the following countries: * Antigua and Barbuda * Brazil * China * Colombia * Costa Rica * India * Morocco * Pakistan * Peru * Philippines * Senegal * Saint Vincent and the Grenadines * Trinidad and Tobago * Vietnam
* Have an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution * Be outside Canada when applying. * Provide proof of your tuition payment for the first year of study. * Have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000 CAD * Obtain an immigration medical exam before applying, if applicable * Get a police certificate before applying, if applicable. * Provide your most recent secondary or post-secondary school transcript(s) * Recommended to add statement of purpose (SOP). * Have a valid language test result showing either: * IELTS (International English Language Testing System) general or academic score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening), or * TEF (Test d’évaluation de français) (TEF) score that is equal to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 7 in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening) Depending on where you live, you may need to provide additional or country-specific documents. Below, you will learn how to find your country-specific documents. Canada Study Visa – Know How To Draft Statement of Purpose! How to apply through the SDS stream? You must apply online for study permit. The Student Direct Stream does not accept paper applications.
Therefore, make sure that all essential documents are included with your application.
Make sure you have the following before applying online:
* To fill out your forms, refer to the IRCC official instruction guide to avoid mistakes. * Have electronic copies of all your documents, either using a scanner or simply a clear camera picture * A valid (international) credit or debit card to pay the application fees.
As an applicant, you must pay an application fee of $150 CAD. You may even need to pay a biometrics fee of $85 CAD, if you have not given your biometrics before.
It is important to note that each country may have specific requirements according to that country’s visa office to apply through the SDS stream.
To view these country-specific requirements, click here. Then, select your country from the drop-down menu and click “continue.” Canada Study Visa Refusal – Here Are 4 Most Common Reasons! How Long is a Study Permit Valid for?A study permit is usually valid for the length of your study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days let you either; prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend your stay. How long does it take to get study permit under SDS?Canada study permit under the SDS stream has service standard of processing applications within calendar 20 days.
80% of the study permit from outside Canada are currently being processed within 7 weeks. Do I need a study permit, if I want to study in Canada for less than 6 months?No, a study permit is not required for a study program in Canada t[...]
2023-05-09 18:40:20Immigration News Canada New Alberta Wildfire Emergency Payment Of $1250 Per Evacuee
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Alberta-Wildfire-Emergency-Evacuation-Payment.jpg Last Updated On 9 May 2023, 11:22 AM EDT (Toronto Time) New Alberta Wildfire Emergency Evacuation Payment: Effective today (May 9), any Albertan who has evacuated pursuant to a mandatory order for 7 or more consecutive days, can now submit an application for a one-time emergency evacuation payment.
Alberta is currently in the state of emergency because of ongoing wildfires and more than 29,000 individuals have already been evacuated from northern and central communities.
Eligible evacuees will receive $1,250 for each adult and an extra $500 for each dependant child under the age of 18.
As a result, a family of 4 will be eligible for $3,500 emergency financial help in Alberta.
These applications will be accepted until 30 days after the evacuation order for that specific neighbourhood is lifted. How To Apply For Alberta Wildfire Emergency Evacuation Payment
Apply online using your Alberta.ca account after you have been out of your home for 7 consecutive days due to an official evacuation order.
Eligible individuals and families can apply for the financial help using an Alberta.ca account at alberta.ca/emergency.
As per provincial press release, it may take up to 24 hours for funds to be transferred into accounts and dispersed by e-transfer.
If you are unable to access the verified account process or receive an e-transfer, you can call 310-4455 or the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.
For more information on latest updates on Alberta Wildfires, visit here. Albertans forced to evacuate due to #ABWildfire for 7 consecutive days or more will be eligible for emergency financial assistance. If eligible, you can apply to receive $1250 per adult & $500 per dependent child. Starting tomorrow, evacuees can apply at https://t.co/jzF2VmpIgg. pic.twitter.com/PNZpRTKHqW — Alberta Government (@YourAlberta) May 8, 2023
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2023-05-09 18:25:58CIC News Moving to Canada: Top 10 Pre-Arrival Checklist (Part 2)
Moving to Canada can be an exciting and life-changing experience, but there’s no denying that it requires some preparation. In the first part of this series, we covered the first five items on our pre-arrival checklist, including gathering necessary documents, preparing for employment, and enhancing your language skills. In this second part, we will discuss […]
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2023-05-09 18:25:56CIC News Average hourly wages in Canada continue to rise for both salaried and hourly employees
According to recently released data from Statistics Canada (StatsCan), both salaried and hourly employees in Canada saw their average hourly wages rise in February 2023. On average, across the country, salaried employees saw their month-over-month wages increase from $42.37 to $42.58 between January and February 2023. The same is true for employees paid on an […]
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Immigration News Canada The Ultimate Guide to Renting in Canada: A Traveler’s Perspective https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Toronto-Ontario.png As a traveler, renting a property in Canada can be an excellent option for an extended…
Immigration News Canada Canada Announces New Changes To Agri-Food Pilot Program https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Canada-agri-food-pilot-new-announcement.jpg Last Updated On 8 May 2023, 11:00 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Today, immigration…
2023-05-08 18:42:30Immigration News Canada The Ultimate Guide to Renting in Canada: A Traveler’s Perspective
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Toronto-Ontario.png As a traveler, renting a property in Canada can be an excellent option for an extended stay or an immersive experience in the country’s culture. However, navigating the rental market can be stressful, especially if you’re unfamiliar with Canadian laws and customs. This ultimate guide will provide a traveler’s perspective on renting in Canada, covering everything you need to know before signing a lease. Know Your BudgetKeeping in mind exactly how much you can afford to spend is one of the most important factors when renting in Canada. The rental rates in Canada can vary significantly based on several factors, including location, property size, and type. Before beginning your search, it’s essential to determine your budget and ensure that you can comfortably afford your rental property.
When calculating your budget, it’s important to consider not just the rent but also other associated costs. These costs can include utilities, parking, and maintenance fees. You’ll want to factor in these costs to ensure that you can afford your rental property without breaking the bank.
However, your expenses don’t end there. You’ll also want to consider your other living expenses, such as groceries, transportation, and entertainment. These expenses can add up quickly and can significantly impact your budget. When creating your budget, it’s essential to consider all these expenses to ensure that you can comfortably afford your rental property.
It’s also worth noting that the cost of living can vary significantly depending on the location in Canada. For example, living in a bustling city like Toronto or Vancouver can be much more expensive than living in a smaller town or rural area. To keep an eye on the market, searching on a website like FindallRentals will provide valuable insight in terms of renting. You can navigate though the different areas of Canada to see what best fits your needs and budget. It’s then essential to research the cost of living in the area you’re interested in renting to ensure that your budget is realistic. Choose Your LocationOne of the most critical factors to consider when looking for a rental is the location. Canada is a vast country with a diverse range of landscapes, climates, and cultural experiences. With so much variety available, it’s important to take the time to research different regions and neighborhoods to find the perfect location for your needs and preferences.
Start by deciding whether you prefer a bustling city or a peaceful rural area. Each option has its pros and cons, and it’s essential to weigh them carefully before deciding. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, you might consider renting a property in one of Canada’s larger urban centers, such as Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal. These cities offer a wide range of amenities, including restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions.
Alternatively, if you prefer a quieter lifestyle, you might consider renting a property in a more rural area. Canada’s countryside is renowned for its natural beauty, and renting a property in a small town or rural area can be an excellent way to experience it. Additionally, rural areas often offer a greater sense of community and a slower pace of life.
Another essential factor to consider when choosing a location is the type of landscape you prefer. Canada is home to stunning mountains, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear lakes, among other natural wonders. Depending on your interests, you might choose to rent a property in a region that allows you to explore and experience your preferred type of landscape.
Additionally, when choosing a location, it’s essential to consider access to public transportation and amenities. Depending on your lifestyle and preferences, you might want to be close [...]
2023-05-08 18:42:30Immigration News Canada Canada Announces New Changes To Agri-Food Pilot Program
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Canada-agri-food-pilot-new-announcement.jpg Last Updated On 8 May 2023, 11:00 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Today, immigration minister Sean Fraser announced new changes to Agri-Food Pilot program for permanent residency.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) plans to phase in new changes to the pilot by the end of 2023.
Firstly, he announced an extension to the Agri-Food Pilot program until May 14, 2025.
Initially, launched in 2020 Agri-Food Pilot program was supposed to run until May 2023.
Furthermore, minister announced that they will be removing annual limits for individual occupations on how many applicants can apply under this pilot program to encourage more people to apply.
However, pilot programs maximum annual limit of 2,750 remains.
Thirdly, family members of Agri-Food Pilot applicants will be eligible for an open work permit regardless of the occupation code they have.
Fourthly, pilot program applicants residing in Canada will have the option of meeting the job offer requirement, including the median wage requirement for the job offer, OR the education requirement, including educational credential assessment verification.
Additionally, IRCC will be accepting work experience gained under an open work permit for vulnerable workers, increasing the number of workers who can qualify for this pilot program. Know aboutEligible industries For Agri-Food Pilot ProgramEligible industries under the pilot are:
* meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116) * greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production (NAICS 1114) * animal production, excluding aquaculture * cattle ranching and farming (NAICS 1121) * hog and pig farming (NAICS 1122) * poultry and egg production (NAICS 1123) * sheep and goat farming (NAICS 1124) * other animal production (NAICS 1129) List of Occupations Eligible for Agri-Food Pilot ProgramFor meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116), eligible occupations are* NOC 63201 – Butchers – retail and wholesale * NOC 65202 – Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale * NOC 94141 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers * NOC 82030 – Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors * NOC 84120 – Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators * NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers * NOC 95106 – Labourers in food and beverage processing For greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production (NAICS 1114), eligible occupations are* NOC 82030 – Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors * NOC 84120 – Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators * NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers * NOC 85101 – Harvesting labourers For animal production, excluding aquaculture (NAICS 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124 and 1129), eligible occupations are* NOC 82030 – Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors * NOC 84120 – Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators * NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers * NOC 85101 – Harvesting labourers What’s Special About Agri-Food Pilot?The good news about this pilot programme is that qualified applicants simply need to have CLB level 4 in English/French.
In a language exam such as IELTS/CELPIP/TEF/TCF, CLB level 4 is the lowest level. The total band score for IELTS is 4 (reading: 3.5, writing: 4, listening: 4.5, speaking: 4).
Only a high school diploma is necessary in terms of schooling. If you studied outside of Canada, you must have an educational credential assessment (ECA) report from a recognised organisation or professional body indicating that you completed a foreign credential at the secondary school level or above. Is Agri-Food Pilot still open?Yes, Canada extended Agri-Food pilot progr[...]