Canada Immigration Update
An ambitious Levels Plan for Canadian Immigration
On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced Canada's 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. This multi-year plan has one of its primary focusses the needs of Canadian business to attract and foreign workers to fill positions in key sectors including health care, skilled trades, manufacturing and technology. Furthermore, the Government is expecting an increased focus on attracting newcomers to small towns and rural communities to help manage anticipated social and economic challenges.
In 2021, Canada welcomed over 405,000 newcomers and is optimistic to surpass those numbers with this new strategy. The new plan is set to see targets of 465,000 permanent residents in 2023, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025.
To Read more: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2022/11/an-immigration-plan-to-grow-the-economy.html
Changes to the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program's Skills Immigration:
On November 16, 2022, British Columbia announced a series of changes to the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program's Skills Immigration stream, which included updating the scoring system to taken into consideration the new NOC 2021, which was introduced earlier this month.
With these changes, B.C. is working to increase immigration to regions beyond the Metro Vancouver District. This includes offering additional points to applicants with job offers outside the MVA. In addition, they have also expanded the International Post Graduate eligibility criteria to include any field of study for doctoral programs.
To Read more:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/News
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Update on the Entrepreneur Pilot:
The OINP Pilot program, Entrepreneur Success Initiative, was announced in 2021 as part of an initiative to help build Ontario's economy. The program's goal is to help entrepreneurs establish and grow businesses across the province, providing services such as:
- Identifying business creation and succession opportunities outside the GTA
- Marketing the Entrepreneur Stream and Business opportunities.
- Supporting, Matching and Helping qualified entrepreneurs develop high-quality expressions of interest and mechanisms to establish a new business.
- Helping registrants with an invitation to apply in submitting a high-quality application.
This initiative is set to be administered for two (2) years and will help support 100 new applicants.
To Read more: https://www.ontario.ca/page/entrepreneur-success-initiative