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The coronavirus pandemic crisis has had a serious impact on the world economy and its societies. Many Countries are barely surviving the scourge. The pandemic has also affected the immigration of people across the world.
Currently, Canada is also dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic, but it has continued to thrive, in spite of the difficult situations.
Despite the obvious challenges, albeit, Canada’s immigration department has continued to hold draws while many provincial nominee programs (PNPs) across the country are continuing their operations to attract immigration candidates closer to the highly sought-after permanent residency status.
Exemptions have also been enacted and reviewed for certain categories of people that are allowed to enter Canada, such as new permanent residents, temporary foreign workers, international students, immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, diplomats, representatives, and their immediate family members, etc.
From the humanitarian perspective, Canada has also been very magnanimous in extending her immigration support to Lebanon, especially to people affected by the tragic explosion in the capital city, Beirut. An immigration task force was constituted to support the delivery of consular services to Lebanese nationals.
However, anyone traveling to Canada must quarantine for fourteen (14) days on arrival and be able to present a viable quarantine plan to Canada Border Services Agency officers on arrival.
With all these various stringent measures being put in place by the government, draws are still being held at both the federal and provincial levels.
At the federal level, through the Express Entry System, Canada has set up two-weekly draws, sending out upwards of 3,500 Invitations to Apply each time. While at the provincial level, draws have not stopped. We will see more Provincial nominees draws opened for interested immigration candidates in the month of September.
In addition, many Visa Application Centres (VACs) around the world have been re-opening to provide services to those looking to come to Canada.
The Visa Application centers enable individuals to submit their biometrics as part of the requirements outlined by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Even Canadian citizens who have an immediate need for a passport can once again apply as Canada has resumed passport services for interested individuals.
As a general response, Canada’s immigration system has shown its ability to endure and react during a crisis that has gripped the world. All the above trends point towards a positive signal for increased Canadian immigration activities in the month of September.
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Canada Immigration Newsletters for Interested Immigrants For September 2020
September 01, 2020
British Columbia government invited more than 430 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw conducted September 1.
The British Columbia immigration department continues to exclude occupations in tourism, retail, hospitality, and personal services due to pervasive unemployment in these sectors since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Invitations were sent to International Graduate and Skilled Worker candidates in the Express Entry BC (EEBC), Skills Immigration (SI) as well as those in Entrepreneur programs.
The EEBC class is for applicants with a valid profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system, which is Canada’s major pathway for skilled immigrants who are hoping to acquire Canadian permanent residence.
The Skills Immigration class is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the British Columbia province.
The minimum score requirements in this draw ranged between Seventy-six (76) and Ninety-eight (98) for the five EEBC and SI categories that were involved.
September 02, 2020
The Canadian government issued invitations to 4,200 immigration candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the new Express Entry draw held September 2.
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) applicants were among today’s successful candidates. The latest Express Entry draw was the third all-program draw held since March 18 and the 162nd overall conducted by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this new invitation round was 475, a lesser than the previous score of 476 in the all-program draw conducted August 5.
The 4,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence is the most issued in an Express Entry round since 4,500 were released before the COVID-19 pandemic during the February 19, 2020 invitation rounds.
September 08, 2020
British Columbia immigration department invited 67 Immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its Tech Pilot on September 8.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration route for in-demand tech workers and international students.
All Tech Pilot applicants invited by the British Columbia Provincial Nominees Program (BC PNP) are required to have a job offer that is at least one year in duration in one of the pilot’s twenty-nine (29) in-demand occupations.
The September 8 draw saw invitations sent out to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration programs.
Selected candidates in all the subcategories needed a minimum provincial score of eighty (80).
September 10, 2020
Manitoba immigration has conducted another invitation round, inviting 212 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on Sept 10.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited international student graduates and skilled workers through three immigration streams: Skilled Workers Overseas, Skilled Workers in Manitoba, and International Education streams.
Manitoba has sent out 3,511 Letters to 212 immigration candidates in these categories so far in 2020. This was Manitoba’s 98th draw since the program started in April 2014.
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