Canada Ontario agreement maximises the benefits of Immigration

Canada-Ontario agreement maximizes the benefits of immigration

Canada Ontario agreement maximises the benefits of Immigration

Canada Ontario agreement maximises the benefits of Immigration

Canada and Ontario are strengthening their partnership and collaboration to increase francophone immigration in support of a strong and prosperous economy. The Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honorable Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced the signing of the annexes to the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA).

The 3 annexes set out Canada-Ontario collaboration on French-speaking immigrants, international students and the role of municipal governments as partners in immigration. The COIA agreement, which was signed in November 2017, will strengthen the long-term partnership between Ontario and Canada in welcoming and settling immigrants, boosting the economy and addressing shared humanitarian responsibilities.

The French-Speaking Immigrants annex relates to the promotion of Francophone immigration and the recruitment, selection, and integration of French-speaking immigrants. The Annex will help Canada and Ontario identify opportunities for increasing the number of French-speaking immigrants coming to Canada and Ontario, in order to achieve the parties’ respective French-speaking immigration targets.

The partnership with Municipalities annex will facilitate the collaboration of Ontario municipal governments with Canada and Ontario on issues related to municipal interests in immigration, including the attraction and retention of immigrants, and the settlement and integration of newcomers.

Finally, the international student’s annex seeks to facilitate the entry of international students into Ontario and their transition to post-graduation employment and/or permanent residency.

Quick Facts

COIA will guide the relationship on immigration between Canada and Ontario for the next five years.

The bilateral framework immigration agreement facilitates the coordination and implementation of immigration policies and programs in matters such as promotion/recruitment, selection, settlement and integration and information sharing.

The federal government retains overall responsibility for national standards and objectives, defining immigrant categories, national levels, admission, enforcement, meeting international obligations.

Ontario is home to 622,415 francophones, the largest population in Canada outside of Québec.

Ontario has 26 French-language Designated Areas where francophones can access government services in French.

Ontario received 156,670 international students in 2017, accounting for 49.2% of all international students to Canada.

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Proposed pilot would encourage immigration to Northern Ontario

Proposed pilot would encourage immigration to Northern Ontario

Proposed pilot would encourage immigration to Northern Ontario

Proposed pilot would encourage immigration to Northern Ontario

Northern Policy Institute says pilot would target up to 1,500 foreign workers per year

The Government of Ontario is being encouraged to create a new immigration pilot program that would address labour needs in its northern and rural regions.

Promoted by the Northern Policy Institute, an independent think tank dedicated to issues in Northern Ontario, the proposed Ontario Rural and Remote Pilot draws on existing immigration programs like the federal-provincial Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) and Manitoba’s Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative.

Charles Cirtwill, President and CEO of the Northern Policy Institute, says Ontario’s rural regions need a similar program to address persistent labour shortages and population decline.

With Ontario gearing up for a general provincial election in June, Cirtwill says the next weeks are important ones for the pilot proposal.

“The federal government and northern leaders on the federal side are thinking in the right direction and I think the provincial election is an opportunity to see if we can’t get the provincial leaders going in that same direction,” Cirtwill told CIC News.

Federal interest in the pilot

Cirtwill says the Government of Canada has already indicated its interest in working with partners in Northern Ontario on a program like the AIP, which pairs designated employers in Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces with suitable foreign workers or recent international graduates of universities in Canada’s Atlantic region.

Canada’s Industry, Innovation and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains have even made “explicit reference” to the Atlantic pilot as a model for increasing immigration levels to the region under the federal government’s new Prosperity and Growth Strategy for Northern Ontario, Cirtwill claims.

Like the AIP, the Ontario pilot would involve a separate nomination allotment from the federal government that would be over and above Ontario’s annual Provincial Nominee Program quota, which for 2018 is 6,600. Cirtwill said this could number around 1,000 to 1,500 newcomers each year for settlement in Northern Ontario over a five-year trial period.

If successful, the program could then be expanded to other rural and remote regions of Ontario.

Manitoba’s Morden Initiative

Manitoba’s Morden Initiative is also serving as inspiration for the Ontario pilot. Launched in 2012, the innovative program was designed to identify eligible foreign workers who meet labour needs in targeted occupations in the city of Morden, Manitoba. The program helped the local population grow by 11 percent between 2011 and 2016.

“By giving those communities the direct ability to market jobs to already vetted immigrant applicants, candidates with the skills and desire to do those jobs, Manitoba led the way in immigration attraction, settlement and retention,” Cirtwill says. “Ontario could be next.”

The creation of a rural-focused immigration stream for Ontario would help correct the current imbalance that sees the vast majority of immigrants coming into the province settle in and around Toronto. A total of 356,930 immigrants settled in Toronto between 2001 and 2016, Cirtwill notes, compared to 695 in Thunder Bay and 1,000 in Sudbury during that same time period.

“If you look at rural and remote regions of Ontario — whether that’s Northern Ontario or Southwestern Ontario or Eastern Ontario — the simple fact is that immigration attraction and settlement is really well below national averages and in need of significant encouragement and assistance,” he says.

“Do I expect it to happen tomorrow? No,” he adds. “Did it need to happen yesterday? Absolutely.”

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program did not respond when contacted by CIC News for comment.

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How to increase your CRS score for Canada Immigration

How to Increase your CRS Score?

How to Increase your CRS Score?

How to Increase your CRS Score?

There are various ways you can increase your CRS Score. Am not sure which way you will feel better but below are some of the main factors which can help you in order to Increase your CRS Score as well as your FSWP points so that you can qualify for Canada Express Entry Programme.

  1. Your Education.
  2. Your Work Experience.
  3. Your IELTS.
  4. Your NOC.
  5. Your Age
  6. Your Spouse Details.

Your Education: If you have done your Education and have a Masters Degree you will be acquiring highest points. Most of the applicant who apply for Canada Express Entry are from Bachelors Degree. No Matter if you are having a bachelors degree you can still maintain your points by having high work experience instead of wasting your money and time by doing Masters.

Your Work Experience: This is the most important Part of Express Entry. If you need good CRS Score you have to increase the number of years of work experience. When you check your CRS Score in CIC Website, the maximum number of years they ask for is 3 years or more, except if you have worked there in Canada. As the number of Work Experience is increased your CRS Score also get an increase which increases the chance of getting ITA very soon.

Your IELTS: The required IELTS score for Canada PR is 7778 i.e. Listening: 8, Reading: 7, Writing: 7, Speaking: 7.Many candidates go one repeating the exam again and again so that they can acquire the required score but it gets very much difficult for them to do so. We can also say that the main reason for this is because they have left their studies long back and started working which breaks the link between their studies.

Candidates living in their hometown usually speak in their own language and after studies; they talk in the same language even in their working atmosphere which makes them difficult to bring the same tune which used to be before. Hence they struggle to overcome their English weakness and go on repeating the exam again. I would recommend them to please take some time, practice as much you can and don’t rush to give your exam. Be confident before to book your exam dates.

Your NOC: This is also one of the most important part. I have seen many a time that a candidate who has good IELTS score and good Work Experience doesn’t get selected or get nomination easily. Many a time it happens that even having low CRS score candidate get nomination very quickly while some are going on waiting in the pool with a high CRS score for their ITA since long.

This is because of their Low NOC Popularity. Yes the NOC Popularity I mean to say the NOC which are most in demand in Canada is getting nomination very quickly even if they have low CRS score. I would recommend you please check your NOC Code and check if your NOC is in demand or not. Check all PNP’s website individually and verifies it.

Your Age: Well the best time for applying for Canada Express Entry is before the age of 34.Try to apply before this age so that you can get good CRS score. After that, your score will gradually fall down every year you go by.

Your Spouse Details: Yes if you are married and would like to take your spouse with you? Your spouse can also help you in adding the points in CRS score by giving IELTS and doing WES. Spouse points will only help you in adding some points but won’t make much difference in the total CRS score. But going Canada is not so easy. Each and every point counts so I would recommend that spouse should also add his points using his IELTS and WES report.

This was my review of Canada Express Entry Tips

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