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Canadian Immigration Updates: DECEMBER 2020

Trenity Consultants are the Canada Visa Experts in the UAE and give regular updates for Canadian Immigration and permanent residency:

Ø  Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates in a new draw

The new invitations were issuedon December 1 for the labor market priorities stream through NSNP (Nova Scotia Nominee Program). NSNP has given the Express Entry Pool for the candidates meeting the labor market requirements. The employment will be for at least one year after issuing the PR visa for at least 30 hours/week.

Ø  Canadian immigration minister Mendicino appears for the Canadian Immigration Process

Marco Mendicino appeared before the immigration committee for the immigration processes to discuss the work permits, expired COPR holders, and family class immigration system on November 25 and December 2 meeting. Your Visa Consultant In Abu Dhabi can discuss the projections of the new policies for obtaining Canada Permanent Residency.


Ø  British Columbia PNP invitation for technical workers and entrepreneurs

BC invited immigration candidates to apply for PR on December 1, 2020. There were 68 invites issues for Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration Streams. The invited candidates gave job offers in the eligible technical occupation for receiving the nomination. Immigration Consultants In Abu Dhabi can be consulted for understanding the process of application.


Ø  SINP invited the new draw on December 1

The latest draw for Saskatchewan PNP was held on December 1, 2020. The candidates through Express Entry (138) and Occupations In-Demand (564) were invited to this draw. The candidates need to submit their EOI profiles with the SINP. This is not included in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and the invited candidates only required an EOI scoring of a minimum of 74 along with the educational credential assessments.

Ø  Atlantic province released the exempted in-demand occupations

Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) aims at hiring foreign nationals having labor shortages in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. There was a list of the occupations released that are exempted from the provincial labor market testing process that includes the Job Vacancy Assessment. Canada Immigration Consultants In Dubai can assist you to understand the requirements in detail to apply.


Ø  New online portal for faster PR landings

Canada has introduced a new electronic process for speeding up the landing process for new permanent residents. Due to the Covid-19 impact, there are no longer in-person interviews required through the new portal. Our top migration Consultants In Abu Dhabi will give you an update regarding this new process.


Ø  RINP immigration program is easing requirements

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) immigration program for Vernon-North Okanagan is easing the requirements for hiring more employees beginning from December 1. This program was initiated in February 2020 and began with the criteria for ensuring that the community could manage potential demand and ease the requirements for allowing the local economy system to grow.

Ø  Canadian immigration program launched for healthcare refugees

The special program for asylum seekers for the healthcare field is initiated in Canada on December 14. Canada will begin accepting applications for PR from refugee claimants who provided healthcare support to Canadians during the pandemic. There were 2 temporary immigration programs introduced for Quebec refugees and refugees in other Canadian provinces. This program is aimed to serve nurses, orderlies, and service aides. The applications are open from Dec 14, 2020, to Aug 31, 2021. The applicants must meet the general requirements and even include the other family members who want to obtain Canadian PR.

Ø  British Columbia invited 256 candidates for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR

On December 8, BC invited 256 candidates for a provincial nomination for Canada permanent residence through a draw. The invites were sent to the candidates registered in the BC Provincial Nominee Program, Express Entry BC, Skills Immigration streams. The candidates in the semi-skilled and entry-level workers category were also invited. Best Immigration Consultants In Dubai can give you a listing for this draw in detail.


Ø  Express entry for 5000 in the new draw on Dec 9

Canada invited 5000 immigration candidates to apply for PR in a new Express Entry draw. The candidates needed a CRS score of 469 for getting the invite. There were 102,350 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued this year that is an all-time high number.

Ø  Health Canada approved the Coronavirus vaccine on December 9

Canada got permission for the largest vaccination campaign for the coronavirus vaccine on December 9, 2020. The approval was given for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech manufacturing. The vaccine is approved with the evidence of safety, effectiveness, and superior quality.

Ø  Approved candidates with PR still not allowed to go to Canada

There are thousands of approved permanent residents who can’t travel to Canada despite exempted from travel restrictions. The laws will become flexible with the introduction of the vaccine and the different states will allow more candidates to get to Canadian land.

Ø  5th anniversary of Syrian refugees

December 10 marked the 5th anniversary of the arrival of the first flight of Syrian refugees to Canada. Canada promised to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees in 2015 that was fulfilled with the promise by Justin Trudeau at the end of 2015 within 100 days. This goal was a massive undertaking and the celebration of the 5th anniversary was a token of appreciation.

Ø  Canada new bilateral agreement with Italy on December 11

More Italians and Canadians eligible for taking a working holiday visa in each other’s country. Both countries have expanded their existing youth mobility agreement that will allow people to go on longer working holidays between two countries. Canadians and Italians between 18-35 age will be able to work and travel in each other’s countries for up to 12 months.

Ø  New Tech Draw for inviting 668 Ontario PNP entries

Ontario has given nominations to 7,819 principal applicants in 2020 with the latest draw held for 668 entries on December 15. The targeted NOIs (Notifications of Interest) are issued to the candidates qualifying for Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). CRS score of 460-468 is required with a minimum of one year of work experience for the candidates of technical occupations. More details can be confirmed by Trinity Consulting Services that works as the best Migration Consultants In Dubai.


Ø  BC Tech Pilot draw issues 92 invites on December 15

BC issued invites for immigration candidates through Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) stream. These invites were given to foreign technical workers and international students.

Ø  Manitoba PNP held the biggest draw in 2020

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 4,888 invitations to potential newcomers in 2020 for these streams: International Education System, Skilled Workers Overseas, and Skilled visa Canada for the Workers in Manitoba.

Ø  Prince Edward Island PNP invites 195 for the new immigration draw

PEI provincial nomination program invited Express Entry, Business Impact, and Labour Impact candidates on December 17, 2020. There were 174 invites sent to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates with the remaining 21 given to business impact candidates.

Ø  Canada banned all flights from the UK from December 20

This measure was to help the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19. The travel restriction from the flights from the United Kingdom is extended until January 6, 2021.

Ø  Saskatchewan’s new invitation draw on December 17

Saskatchewan held a new draw for inviting the candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR on December 17. The candidateswere invited by SINP from the International Skilled Worker category through Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories.

Ø  Extension of the ban on US travelers

Canadian government extended border closure between Canada and the US until January 21, 2020.

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