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Canada's new immigration program announced for college graduates, healthcare and essential workers.
On April 14, the Canadian Immigration Service announced an extraordinary new immigration program. Three programs have been announced for international students living in Canada, essential occupations or medical workers, and fluent French speakers. These three programs will be implemented in earnest on May 6 and will end on November 5, with a total of 90,000 international students, essential occupations or medical workers and unlimited French proficiency. In other words, it said it would be implemented until November 5, but if the maximum capacity limit of 90,000 people is reached before November 5, it will be closed before November 5, so it can be said that it is a permanent residence on a first-come, first-served basis. In these permanent residency programs, the principal applicant must reside in Canada, but family members can obtain permanent residency together even if they are abroad. Then first, you need to learn more about the programs and prepare them, but if you look at the international student program, anyone who meets the following conditions can apply. A total of 40,000 students will be selected for the international student program, and you should have graduated from a Canadian public school or a school that can support PGWP after January 2017. Or you can get recognition when you graduate from certain schools in Quebec. Also, you must live and work in Canada at the time of application, but self-employment is not included. Finally, you must submit your CLB5 or higher language grades within 2 years of the date of application for permanent residency. Next, a total of 20,000 people will be selected for the medical-related worker program, and 40 occupations, including nurses, doctors, pharmacists and social workers, will meet the requirements if they have worked full-time for more than a year within the last three years. In addition, you must be currently working in Canada and your language score must be submitted CLB 4 or higher within 2 years of the date of application for permanent residency. A total of 30,000 people will be selected as essential occupational programs, and similar to healthcare workers, more than a year of full-time experience and a language score of CLB of 4 or more are required within the last 3 years. A total of 95 jobs are available, including retail salespeople, farm workers, construction, caregiver, and kesher. In these permanent residency programs, the principal applicant must reside in Canada, but family members can obtain permanent residency together even if they are abroad. As the above announced threshold for permanent residency is somewhat low, so we expect a large number of applicants. In particular, it seems that the international student program may be closed on the day of its opening, so if you meet the above conditions and plan to apply this time, you should carefully understand how to proceed with this permanent residency in advance. Unfortunately, many of the jobs adopted this time are excluded from the restaurant industry and childcare teachers, so it is difficult to proceed with essential job programs, but if the international student program meets the conditions, it can proceed with the international student program method. Even if this doesn't work, the Canadian Immigration Service is trying to accommodate more immigrants, as indicated by the extensive selection of Express Entry – CEC on February 13 and the new immigration methods starting May 6. In other words, other immigration programs may be introduced soon and applicants who did not apply this time may apply, so I recommend you to make English grades in advance and pay attention to future permanent residency programs. The Canadian government is trying to revive Canada's economy, which has been depressed by COVID-19, by increasing the number of immigrants, so it expects to continue to increase.
Canada COVID-19 Special Policy Extension
Immigration Canada has extended the provisional COVID-19 special policy announced in 2020. The most talked-about policy of this extension is the policy that allows visitors living in Canada, or Visitor status, to accept work permit within Canada. The IRCC Canada Immigration Office approved a work permit by mail to Canada temporarily by 31 March 2021 due to the prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic phenomenon last year, August 24, 2020. Previously, visitors who already lived in Canada should have obtained a formal work permit by going abroad or returning to Korea after approving the work permit, but the special policy has been announced to reduce the number of overseas trips to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Of course, not everyone can apply, and applicants who apply for a closed work permit can receive a job offer through an employer in Canada. To be exact, only applicants who meet the following conditions can apply for work permit in Canada. The first condition is that the applicant must maintain a legal stay in Canada at the time of receipt of the work permit. For example, only applicants who have entered the country through eTA for less than six months or whose visitor term has not yet expired belong here. Second, you must have a job offer from a local Canadian employer. Employers must remain willing to hire until Work Permit is approved. Third, you have to accept the closed work term. In other words, work permits through LMIA or closed work permits that are filed after becoming PNP Nominee belong to this. Fourth, you must register before August 31, 2021, and you must maintain the conditions for entry and stay in Canada until then. The conditions for entry and stay here should basically be free of criminal facts that could be denied entry to abroad or Canada, and there should be no issues during physical examinations. As the conditions for application in Canada are not difficult, most Canadian visors are expected to be able to apply. The document will be reviewed and the result will be released on the same condition as other work permit when submitting. In other words, the above content is to enable application in Canada, but it is not to give approval, so you need to carefully consider and apply for documents and your conditions to get good results.
The importance of English grades in the process of permanent residency in Canada. (IELTS and Selfeep)
Canada is one of the countries that many people want to live in, and it is always at the top. The reasons are different, but they are always welcomed due to various factors such as natural environment, working environment, and educational environment. If you plan to live in Canada, you must know how to live or immigration procedures, but you are generally acquiring permanent residency in Canada through the process of obtaining permanent residency through study and employment. In order to study, get a job, and get a permanent residency, you need to prove your English or French ability, which is Canada's first language, through an examination. IELTS and CELPIP are the most common language proficiency tests. IELTS is currently available for testing with two options: paper and computers, which will be available at the official IETLS Center in more than 140 countries around the world wide. IELTS is largely divided into two types of tests, Academic and General, each of which requires four areas: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Academic exams are generally required for admission to universities and designated learning institutions across Canada, and General is required for permanent residency or subsequent citizenship. When you proceed with permanent residency, your permanent residency score and application conditions vary depending on your score in four areas. In other words, because it is important to score by region rather than looking at the overall average, three of the four areas have high scores, but a significantly lower one area may result in lower overall permanent residency scores or difficult to meet permanent residency conditions. Therefore, when you study English, you should concentrate on increasing your scores evenly by studying evenly by area. Depending on which immigration method, English grades are sometimes not mandatory, but this part may be requested separately by the examiner next time, and we recommend that you make and register English grades together to get a higher score. Also, if you prepare your English grades in advance, you can aim for more permanent residency opportunities. The Express Entry – Canadian Experience Class (CEC), which scored 75 points on February 13, shows the importance of English grades. Express Entry – CEC was able to enroll directly in Express Entry Pool with only two conditions: full-time experience in Canada within the last three years, and language proficiency tests. Of course, your experience must have been at least 30 hours of NOC 0, A, and B jobs, and your English ability must also be at least 7 points of CLB and 5 points of CLB depending on the NOC Code. In other words, if the NOCB job in Canada had a year's experience as a chef, baker, and supervisor in the past three years and had only made more than five English scores, it could have been immediately invitation for the selection on February 13. The higher the English score, the more advantageous it can be when registering EE or PNP, so the selection score is not always constant, but varies from selection to selection, so registering it as soon as the score is made can further increase the possibility of obtaining permanent residency. If you make an English score in advance, it will not only help you with permanent residency, but also English ability is important to live in Canada after obtaining permanent residency, so I recommend you to make an English grade for your personal development.
It was drawn Express Entry CEC category 5weeks after. But what is the result?
There was an additional selection of EE-CEC on Thursday, March 18, five weeks after the major selection of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), one of the Express Entry, on February 13th. In this selection, 5,000 Express Entry invitations were issued, so the number of people selected was significantly reduced compared to the previous CEC selection of 27,332 people, and as a result, the invitation score increased to 449 points. In order to receive this invitation, you must have been registered as a CEC in Express Entry, and you have to meet CEC requirements, Canadian experience and English scores. To be more specific, Canadian experience should have worked full-time for at least one year in the last three years, that is, worked 30 hours or more per week to meet 1,560 hours, and Canadian occupation level NOC 0, A, or B Only the careers of the above occupations will be recognized. Here, NOC B occupations include, for example, chefs, bakers, technicians, supervisors, and NOC 0 and A include managers, graphic designers, accountants, and other managerial and professional positions. In addition, the language score must be at least CLB 5 for technical NOC B experience and CLB 7 or higher for NOC 0 or A. For CLB 5, IELTS standards should maintain Reading 4.0 or higher, and the rest of Writing, Listening and Speaking should maintain 5.0 or higher, and CELPIP standards require that all parts maintain a score of 5 or higher for each part. The baseline score for CLB 7 should be 6.0 or higher for each part in IELTS and 7 or higher for each part in CELPIP. Anyone applying for a permanent resident card who met the above conditions could pre-register in the Express Entry-CEC Pool and receive an invitation if the score was higher than the selection score. Many applicants saw the unprecedented selection score of 75 points announced on February 13 and suddenly crowded them, and the CEC selection score was selected again with 449 points. In addition, the selection score, which was announced every two weeks on average, was announced after 5 weeks, and the number of people selected was lowered to 5,000 again, returning the starting score back to the default starting score. Looking at the previous history, the overall score is slightly lower than the 461 points selected on January 7th and 454 points selected on January 21st. You can realize that you are planning to accommodate. Given this trend, Immigration Canada is planning to continue accepting immigrants in the future, and gradually, but the starting score is also decreasing, so it is strongly recommended to enroll in the Express Entry Pool as soon as conditions are met. In addition, there may be sudden and unconventional announcements such as the announcement on February 13th, so you must meet the conditions for applying for a green card in advance. This time, as the starting score increased somewhat, a lot of troubles were mixed, but if you look at the immigration service's plan to accept immigrants, good news may be announced, so you will be able to receive good news if you wait for the selection while accumulating additional Canadian careers or raising your English score. Is expected.
In preparation for face-to-face classes at universities and higher institutions in BC, normalization is possible from September
With the Canadian government's promise to distribute all of the COVID-19 vaccine by September this year, all higher education institutions, including universities, expect to be able to return to face-to-face classes in the fall semester. Of course, it is up to the public health authorities and the administration of each agency to return to formal in-person classes, but the university, which has already officially announced the fall return, says it will monitor the threat of COVID-19 and keep students and staff safe accordingly. Currently, due to Canada travel restrictions, international students who wish to enter and take classes in Canada are only allowed to attend classes after entry to schools with plans to prepare for COVID-19. This limit will be maintained until April of this year and will be updated according to the situation at that time. While each state currently has a slightly different position, most state and public universities have already submitted COVID-19 preparedness plans to allow international students to receive and conduct classes. As for the state's approved schools, British Columbia's state health minister has already advised British Columbian college students to prepare for a full return to campus. After this announcement, many British Columbia universities also announced plans to return to Daemyung classes. UBC, a state university in British Columbia, is preparing for face-to-face classes this September and plans to accommodate quarantine measures and on-site precautions for international students if necessary. In addition to UBC, Victoria University, Vancouver Island University, Thompson River University, Simon Fraser University, University of Northern British Columbia, Capilano University and Trinity Western University have also announced that they will prepare the same face-to-face classes as UBC. In the next Alberta state, the University of Alberta plans to offer both face-to-face and distance classes at the same time, with plans to gradually change to face-to-face classes. Through this, we plan to welcome more students and staff. However, the University of Calgary has yet to make a decision on in-person classes after further checking internally with the student. As such, universities in most states have announced positive plans that they will be able to teach face-to-face from this fall semester, and soon the school is expected to return to normal classes in 18 months. The other good news that helped normalize schools like this is that in February 2021, Canada's economy recovered almost all of its jobs lost in the previous two months, and the unemployment rate was at its lowest since March 2020. News like this shows that Canada's economy is returning to normal after the COVID-19 vaccine. This time, school normalization was focused on, but sooner or later, it can be said that the day when employment permits, permanent residency and visits will be normalized again.
Family sponsorship immigration is going fast. Canada Immigration Office Extension
The Canadian Immigration Bureau has officially announced the expansion of the Sydney Case Processing Centre in Nova Scotia. As we are focusing on reviewing and hosting the case processing center family immigration cases in Sydney, this office expansion means that the processing period of family-invited immigration could be accelerated. After the COVID-19 incident, only 30% of immigration officers actually work at Sydney Case Processing Centre, and 70% of them work from home. Therefore, the overall family-invited immigration process was inevitable for a long time, but due to this expansion, most immigration officers working at home will be brought back to the office to accelerate the process. This office expansion is not permanent yet, and we plan to sign an office contract for at least one year and proceed with the same method as above. Next, we will decide whether to extend the year again or return to all existing offices in line with the COVID-19 situation. The biggest benefit of this office expansion is the benefits of family-invited immigration cases outside Canada rather than family-invited immigration in Canada, which can be proceeded quickly. Given the decision of the Immigration Bureau, it can be seen as a plan to promote family harmony as much as possible through family-invited immigration rather than other immigrants. Of course, many immigration programs such as experience immigration and family-invited immigration are normalized or expanded as the massive selection of Express Entry on February 13 has already given much power to experience immigration. These immigrants, as well as other state immigration and temporary immigration programs, will continue to be extended, creating a new wind for immigration, which has been stagnant due to COVID-19. However, visitors who want to visit Canada temporarily through a pre-entry letter rather than an invited immigrant are still given a difficulty in approving visits unless they are required to visit Canada. Previously, if the family was in Canada as a work permit or study permit, it would be more difficult to obtain prior entry approval even in the same case this year, and strict sanctions are imposed on travelers who want to enter Canada for non-immigration purposes. As such, the immigration office has opened a lot of doors on immigration, but it is difficult for travelers to visit unless they are required to travel, so if they are not visiting Canada for essential purposes, they should check their conditions and plan to visit. Instead, if you plan to invite your family abroad to support permanent residency, it would be a good time to prepare from now on and proceed with the family-invited immigration plan.
The 2021 working holiday application opened.
The CIC Canada Immigration Bureau officially announced on March 1, 2021 that the 2021 International Experience Canada (IEC) will be open. International Experience Canada (IEC) may sound unfamiliar to many people, but you've probably heard of working holiday, or working holiday. To be exact, Working Holiday is one of the three programs provided by the CIC Immigration Bureau, International Experience Canada (IEC), which is suitable for applicants with Korean nationality apply. Working Holiday is a program designed to allow one year of employment experience in Canada without employer restrictions, and anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 can apply for a settlement fund of more than $2,500, working holiday. As I mentioned before, the acquisition condition of working holiday is rather simple and it is a very useful program that provides open work permit like a year and can reach permanent residency. You typically need a year of experience in Canada to obtain permanent residency, but at the end of the Working Holiday, you can switch to a Work Permit or another Permit via LMIA, and your experience with a Working Holiday Permit can also be recognized as a permanent resident. Previously, anyone could receive work permit after working holiday approval, but recently, working holiday was approved due to COVID-19, but if you don't get a job offer, you won't be free to enter the country, so remember this in advance. This working holiday will be issued to a total of 4,000 Koreans and will be selected by random draw. Although they are not selected on a first-come, first-served basis, the number of people who can be selected decreases as the round passes, and since they give a lot of invitations in the beginning, it is most advantageous to register as soon as possible. For those under 30 years of age who have never applied for Working Holiday, I recommend you to apply at least once. Working holiday is always crowded with applicants as the conditions are not particular. Therefore, even if the applicant's conditions are met, it is often not selected, so we should be aware of this in advance and prepare for the process. The news of the reopening of the long-stalled working holiday, the selection of mass Express Entry issued a few weeks ago, and BCPNP, which put restrictions on several occupations, show signs of a return to the original position. If you are preparing for permanent residency in Canada, such as the Immigration Office's announcement that more immigrants will be selected by 2023, you should prepare in advance.
What happen with BCPNP Draw
On February 16, 2021, BC issued invitations to 494 candidates, lifting the exclusion of 31 NOC code positions. This specific job selection exclusion began around April 2020, when the first Pandemic incident of COVID-19 began, and has been maintained so far, and is the result of the normal selection in almost a year. This gave good news to applicants who were preparing for permanent residency through BCPNP, but with a very unusual selection of split selections, managers' positions faced a wall of selection again. In the case of general raffle, the selection was made regardless of the NOC occupation, but as a result of this selection, the NOC occupation 0621 (retail and wholesale manager) and the NOC occupation code 0631 (restaurant and food service manager) were selected twice. Except for these two jobs, 459 invitations will be issued for general selection, and the selection score for each category will be 85 to 104, slightly lower than the average. BC states said, "Both managers have a large number of registrants in the BCPNP system, so we divided the selection twice in consideration of equity," and did not announce when the measure would be maintained. Along with the large-scale draw of Express Entry, immigration to BC is also expected to be more active in Canada, with the removal of the starting line. Those who have been waiting for the selection for the current manager position will be worried again because of the increased score, but the split draw is expected to be released soon, and it is expected that the selection will proceed normally soon, so you should wait while preparing for the English score.
Express Entry 75 point and 27,332 peoples Draw
The immigration office gave me a really dreamy present on Saturday, February 13th! We issued invitation to 27,332 EE-CEC registrants, the largest number ever. Due to the large number of invitations for the sudden selection of Saturday, not only applicants but also those who were preparing for permanent residency are surprised. EE applicants registered as FSW, FST, and PNP did not participate in this selection, but most applicants registered as CEC were able to receive invitation. According to the CEC's registration criteria, anyone with a minimum language score of CLB 5 or more and a year of Canadian experience within the last three years can register. Therefore, even if the score is insufficient this time, it is good news for many applicants who have only registered. The selection was the largest-ever Express Entry selection, six times more than the previous selection, and was selected with 75 points, the lowest selection score in history. If the tie-break rule was applied again this time and EE was registered with 75 points, only those who registered with the same 75 points could receive invitation before September 12, 2020. In other words, if you were registered above 76 points, you can receive invitation without applying to the tie-break rule. Even if it was selected as a condition, so many invitations were issued, so there were cases where I waited 2-3 days just to receive invitations, and the CIC website went down during the weekend. The selection showed the Canadian Immigration Service's efforts to achieve 401,000 new immigrants in 2021, and this unusual announcement is likely to happen again as it targets about 110,000 new immigrants every year through the Express Entry program in 2022 and 2023 as well as 2021 Canada's immigration minister Marco Mendicino is showing his willingness to cover the shortage of labor by converting more temporary residents, or work permit and study permit holders, into permanent residents during the Pandemic period. We hope that this unusual announcement will allow many applicants to take a step closer to obtaining permanent residency, and if they have not registered Express Entry Pool yet, we strongly recommend that they be registered as soon as possible.
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