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2023-06-30 15:09:18CIC News Canadian passport processing back to pre-pandemic service standards
Service Canada has reported that passport delivery has returned to pre-pandemic processing times. A recent news release by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) says that there are no more passport application backlogs, and that Service Canada is exceeding the delivery standard for most applications. This is despite a brief disruption caused by the Public […]
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2023-06-30 15:09:17CIC News Healthcare and STEM make up the majority of occupations eligible for Express Entry category-based selection
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced new selection categories for Express Entry candidates on May 31. Yesterday, IRCC held the first-ever Express Entry category-based draw inviting healthcare workers. It says it will invite more healthcare workers over the coming week. In addition, IRCC plans to hold its first round of category-based draws for STEM […]
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2023-06-29 22:32:39Canadim Language Tests for Canadian Immigration: IELTS, CELPIP & TEF
Almost every category of economic immigration to Canada requires the results of a language test in order to apply. The version of the test that you need to take, and the score you need to get, depend on the specific program you are applying under.
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2023-06-29 14:42:39CIC News Express Entry: Reviewing the first half of 2023 and a preview of the next six months
The first half of 2023 has been an interesting chapter in Express Entry history. In some ways, Express Entry has been unpredictable, as it has worked to re-establish itself after a months-long pause throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the resumption of all-program draws in July last year, Express Entry draws occurred every two weeks on […]
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2023-06-28 22:17:58Canadim All About Canada’s Tech Talent Strategy Open Work Permit
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, announced Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s intention to create Canada’s first-ever Tech Talent Strategy to attract and retain highly qualified individuals in the tech industry.
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Immigration News Canada First Healthcare Targeted Express Entry Draw Sent Out 500 ITAs https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/IRCC-Minister-Sean-Fraser-May-8.jpg Last Updated On 28 June 2023, 11:58 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Today, Immigration…
2023-06-28 19:07:53Immigration News Canada First Healthcare Targeted Express Entry Draw Sent Out 500 ITAs
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/IRCC-Minister-Sean-Fraser-May-8.jpg Last Updated On 28 June 2023, 11:58 AM EDT (Toronto Time) Today, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced first Healthcare Targeted Express Entry Draw sending out 500 Invitations to apply (ITAs) for 35 healthcare occupations.
Furthermore, he said that 1,500 more invitations to apply (ITAs) will be send next week targeting these 35 healthcare occupations.
This is a developing story and INC – Immigration News Canada will update more details on cutoff score on this page with LIVE Updates as it happens.
He made this announcement regarding Express Entry for skilled newcomers in health care fields to address the labour needs in the healthcare sector.
Minister was also joined by Health Minister of Canada, Jean-Yves Duclos who announced that the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) round for category-based selection will begin in the week of July 5. Click here for full list of STEM occupations eligible for targeted Express Entry draws.
You can watch the official announcement here. https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f447.png Jump ToThis emphasis on hiring people with STEM backgrounds, such as data scientists, software developers and programmers, mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries, and electrical and electronics engineers, will benefit Canada’s science and technology sector by attracting the qualified workers that companies require to spur innovation and realize their full growth potential. What Could This Announcement Be?On May 31, Immigration Minister announced selection criteria for occupation-specific targeted Express Entry draws and revealed list of eligible occupations.
It seems like this could be a repeat announcement regarding targeted Express Entry draws for 35 healthcare occupations or further expansion of the healthcare targeted category.
Furthermore, there are some chances that Immigration Minister along with Health Minister unveils details of first targeted Express Entry draw for healthcare occupations, but this is too much optimistic expectation. New Targeted Express Entry Draws 2023 Selection Criteria
This is a developing story and INC News is updating this article as the event unfolds. What occupations are eligible for Express Entry Healthcare targeted draws?Below listed 35 occupations with NOC codes are eligible for Express Entry Healthcare targeted draws:
1. Audiologists and speech language pathologists – 31112 2. Chiropractors – 31201 3. Dentists – 31110 4. Dieticians and nutritionists – 31121 5. Education counsellors – 41320 6. General practitioners and family physicians – 31102 7. Instructors of persons with disabilities- 42203 8. Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment – 31204 9. Licensed practical nurses – 32101 10. Massage therapists – 32201 11. Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations – 33101 12. Medical laboratory technologists – 32120 13. Medical radiation technologists – 32121 14. Medical sonographers – 32122 15. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates – 33102 16. Nurse practitioners – 31302 17. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors – 31300 18. Occupational therapists – 31203 19. Optometrists – 31111 20. Other assisting occupations in support of health services – 33109 21. Other practitioners of natural healing – 32209 22. Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating – 31209 23. Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment – 32109 24. Paramedical occupations – 32102 25. Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants – 33103 26. Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals – 31303 27. Physiotherapists – 31202 28. Psychologists – 31200 29. Registered nurses and registere[...]
2023-06-28 18:38:33CIC News IRCC announces first Express Entry invitations for skilled newcomers with STEM experience
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced the first STEM round for category-based selection will open the week of July 5th. Find out if you are eligible for Express Entry The draw will prioritize sending invitations to candidates with Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) expertise, which includes data scientists, software […]
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2023-06-11 18:21:13CIC News How to rent your first apartment in Canada
Many newcomers to Canada choose to rent accommodations versus buying property upon their arrival. Finding a new home can be stressful, so this article will provide the basics for you to understand the process of renting in Canada. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration How to find your rental You can search for […]
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2023-06-10 18:36:19Immigration News Canada New IEC 2023 Round of Invitations | June 9
https://immigrationnewscanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Latest-IEC-Working-Holiday-Canada-News.jpg Last Updated On 10 June 2023, 9:58 AM EDT (Toronto Time) The new IEC 2023 round of invitations for the week ending June 9, 2023 sent out more than 1,600 invitations to apply for work permit.
For the IEC 2023 season, Canada has established a quota of 90,000 work permits across three categories, to be filled by people from more than 35 qualifying countries.
1,424 people have been given the opportunity to apply for open work permits under the IEC Working Holiday visa category this week.
Furthermore, 133 invites were sent out to applicants in the Young Professional category and more than 46 in the International Co-op (internship) category.
So far IEC 2023 has sent out around 80,700 open work permit invitations under the working holiday visa category.
Always bear in mind that the number of invites does not always match the number of applicants who are accepted, since some applicants may refuse an invitation and the IRCC may reject certain applications if they do not meet the standards. To see the country-specific IEC 2023 quota, go here. Jump ToAccording to the IRCC’s most recent official processing update, which was released on June 6, 80% of IEC 2023 applications are handled within a 7-week timeframe.
The tables below show, by category, the most recent invitations issued, available spots, applicants currently in the pool, and the probability to be invited next week. IEC 2023 Working Holiday Visa InvitationsIEC 2023 Young Professionals InvitationsInternational Coop (Internship) InvitationsWhat is International Experience Canada (IEC)?International Experience Canada (IEC) offers youth from eligible countries, an opportunity to travel and work in Canada for up to two years under 3 different categories as listed below:
1. Working Holiday Visa: Invited candidates get an open work permit that allows them to work for any employer across Canada. 2. Young Professionals: Invited individuals get employer-specific work permit and can only work for that specific employer. 3. International Co-op (Internship): Only for students having a job for a work placement or internship in Canada. The post New IEC 2023 Round of Invitations | June 9 appeared first on Immigration News Canada.