Manitoba issues 473 invitations to apply for provincial nomination

Manitoba issues 473 invitations to apply for provincial nomination

Manitoba issues 473 invitations to apply for provincial nomination

Manitoba issues 473 invitations to apply for provincial nomination

The province of Manitoba has issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to 473 candidates in its Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.

This latest draw from Manitoba’s Expression of Interest pool took place on February 26.

The breakdown of the draw was as follows:

The MPNP conducts draws based on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system wherein potential candidates submit an EOI to the province and their profiles are assigned a score based on the answers provided.

The highest scoring candidates from the EOI pool receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) to submit an application for a provincial nomination from the Government of Manitoba.

Skilled Worker in Manitoba:

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 283
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 489
  • In the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream, the Letters of Advice to Apply were split between two categories of candidates:
  • A total of 36 invitations were issued directly by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest ranked candidate invited had a score of 695.

Another 154 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued to candidates who have:

  • A close relative residing in Manitoba or past education or work experience in Manitoba;
  • At least 6 months of recent experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list; and
  • A minimum language proficiency of CLB/NCLC 5 unless work experience is primarily in a regulated occupation (minimum CLB/NCLC 7) or a compulsory trade (CLB/NCLC 6).

The lowest-ranked candidate invited in this group had a score of 599.

Both skilled workers in Manitoba and overseas candidates who received an LAA in the latest draw, and whose application for a provincial nomination is approved, may then apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent resident status.

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$1 Billion to fund Newcomer Services in Canada

$1 Billion to fund Newcomer Services in Canada

$1 Billion to fund Newcomer Services in Canada

$1 Billion to fund Newcomer Services in Canada

Canada has dedicated a total of $1 billion CAD to help new immigrants adapt to life in Canada! Newcomer services are essential to the success of immigrants, helping them to find housing, jobs, schools for children, and even registering for language classes. These services are free to new immigrants and essential to ensuring newcomers can lead successful and happy lives in Canada

CANADA’S BUDGET FOR NEWCOMERS

Canada plans to admit nearly 1 million new immigrants between 2018 through 2020. The country recognizes that new immigrants need a little bit of assistance when they first arrive in order to thrive. This is why Canada is budgeting approximately $1 billion CAD towards newcomer services.

Speaking to the government, Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen explained, “We believe that equipping newcomers to succeed faster and to integrate is of benefit to all of us.”

Minister Hussen continued to mention that with the proper support, many economic immigrants surpass national salaries of average Canadians within a few years of arrival. With such positive outcomes, it makes sense that Canada would invest in the integration and settlement of new immigrants!

WHAT ARE NEWCOMER SERVICES?

Newcomer services, sometimes called settlement services, are free services offered to Canadian immigrants when they arrive in Canada. These services are offered locally so that newcomers to most regions of Canada have access to an agency or service-provider to give them assistance. The services are confidential and free.

Newcomer services including the following major areas:

  1. Finding a job;
  2. Finding a place to live;
  3. Getting language training in English or French;
  4. Sign your children up for school, and;
  5. Filling out government forms (for healthcare, identification, etc).

When an immigrant first arrives in Canada, there are many things they must do and it can be quite confusing. Thankfully, new immigrants can use this tool to find an office offering newcomer services in their area! Many newcomer services are even offered in languages other than English and French, so new immigrants can request help in their native language.

BIG BUDGET FOR LANGUAGE TRAINING

It is not surprising that immigrants who are stronger in English and French are better able to succeed in Canada. For this reason, nearly 36% of the newcomer services budget is directed towards language training. This is a huge percentage of funding! These funds help immigrants strengthen their language so that they can succeed in the job market and interact more easily with their communities and with government services.

Immigrants, who want to ensure their success in Canada, simply have to contact their local newcomer services office to determine where and how they can take advantage of English and French language training!

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IRCC updates police certificates requirement for Express Entry

IRCC updates police certificates requirement for Express Entry

IRCC updates police certificates requirement for Express Entry

IRCC updates police certificates requirement for Express Entry

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated its instructions on police certificates for those applying for permanent residence through the federal Express Entry system.

Police certificates are now required from any country, or territory, where an applicant has resided for six consecutive months or longer within the last 10 years or since the age of 18.

This change is effective immediately and applies to permanent residence applications through the Express Entry system received on or after January 1, 2015.

Prior to this update, an applicant was required to submit a police certificate from any country or territory where they had resided for a total of six months. This meant that an applicant who spent two months in a country, left and then returned to that same country a few years later for four months was required to provide a police certificate from that country.

An applicant is now only required to submit a police certificate for a country in which they have resided for six months in a row or longer.

The principal applicant, spouse or common-law partner, and dependent children 18 years or older (including non-accompanying dependents) must provide the required police certificates with their electronic application for permanent residence, or e-APR.

Police certificate(s):

  • Must have been issued no more than six months before the submission of the e-APR;
  • Must have been issued after the last time the applicant lived in that country;
  • Are required upfront upon submission of the e-APR and are mandatory for each country (except Canada), where an individual has lived for six months or more in a row;
  • Need to be a scan of the original police certificate(s) in color. Certified true copies and unauthorized copies are unacceptable and will result in the application being rejected as incomplete.
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