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Canada Announces A Pilot to Boost Immigration in Rural and Northern Region

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Canadian Government Announced A New Program to Boost ImmigrationA new pilot program is going to be launched by the Canadian Federal government. This program is to aid the boosting of immigration in Northern and rural communities that are suffering from the decline in population and Labour shortages.

Ottawa has been sought after by smaller towns and communities’ municipal leaders to help them attract new migrants. This is because immigrants, about two-thirds or more, love settling in the bigger cities.

As many people are leaving Canada small town to the urban centers, these communities believe that the key to what will help them fill the gaps in Labour is immigration.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is the model used to design this new program, because the population growth and the market Labour growth, which was needed in the Atlantic Provinces, were filled when the Atlantic Immigration Pilot was used.

This Atlantic model prepares a settlement with job offers for immigrants coming to the region. A recent increase in population in Nova Scotia this year was pointed out by Ahmed Hussen, the Immigration Minister, as proof of the effectiveness of the program.

However, to retain immigrants in places which are outside Atlantic Canada has been a challenge. According to the 2016 census data, only 16% of immigrants that filed for return of tax in 2011 in Prince Edward Island still lived there five years later.

Retention is a special focus area for this new rural pilot

Hussen said that the communities participating will prove that there is settlement infrastructure in the communities as well as show their need for these skilled workers. In other words, the community should understand that there is employment and language support so that the new immigrant can adapt quickly.

To be part of this pilot, the northern or rural community should have a population of less or equal to 50,000 people or the Statistic Canada have already designed such a community as a remote city. Apart from Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, other communities are free to submit their proposals.

About a hundred newcomers or less than 3,000 people with their family members are expected to be welcomed per community. In the spring, the communities that have won will be announced.

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Canada Joins Several Countries to Adopt UN New Migration Agreement

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Canada Adopted UN's Migration PactOn Monday, 10 December, Canada joined a host of other United Nations members, above 160, in adopting a new agreement on international migration.

The non-binding UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration features 23 objectives about the improvement of international cooperation in relation to all forms of migration, ranging from skilled workers to refugees.

The objectives addressed the need to attend to factors making migrants leave their countries of origin as well as call for improvement in availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration. Some other goals include emphasizing the need to invest in the development of skills as well as facilitation of recognition of skills and competencies..

The document tagged migration as a source of prosperity, innovation, and sustainable development; hence it aims to optimize the benefits of migration.

Canada Joins Many Other UN Members

The Canadian government revealed that the pact represents the first multilateral structure for an inevitable global response to the subject matter of migration. It also said that this is coming at a time when about 258 million people are on the move globally. This number represents almost a 50 percent increase in comparison to 2000s.

68.5 million of these people are people fleeing discriminations, violence and war.

Ahmed Hussen, the country’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, said the new agreement enrich the international community with useful guidelines on migration. He said it helps countries to ensure inclusive and stronger societies by enhancing migrants to contribute more positively to their host countries.

Hussen equally mentioned that it is a nonbinding agreement suggesting international best practices and does not take away a country’s sovereignty over its migration matters. The US government rejected the pact on the basis that it can compromise a country’s sovereignty on immigration matters.

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Labour Shortage Drive Calls for Immigration to New Brunswick

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Labour Shortage Drive Calls for Immigration to New BrunswickThe latest report produced by New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC) warns that New Brunswick is gravitating towards an imminent loss of 110, 200 workers by 2026 as a result of an ageing population as well as permanent exit from the workforce. Only 76, 000 students will be produced by New Brunswick’s high schools in this same period according to estimates.  This represents a gap of 34, 200 workers in the decade ahead. This is obviously an issue that must be met with an immediate and adequate provision. Immigration into the province must be raised to numbers in the range of 7, 500 newcomers per year in order for the province to be able to bridge this huge population and labour market gap.

The labour shortfall is already impacting the economy of the province which has led to the relocation of some workers to other parts of the country and some others to the United States. In the same vein, if Brunswick does not achieve a sustained labour market and population growth, it will experience tax revenue shortfall which could seriously handicap the public services of the province. An example of such is the health sector which requires even more attention as a result of care for their ageing population.

Federal Government and New Brunswick Must Work Together

NBMC has urged the federal government of Canada to join forces with this country to achieve a one (1%) percent increase in the province’s population per year through immigration. This will be almost double of what is obtainable at the moment. Alex LeBlanc, the NBMC Executive Director said this new projection is a responsible one in Canada’s context given that Canada welcomes almost one percent of its total population each year and Brunswick is facing an urgent demographic and labour market challenges.

Retaining youth and getting people born in this Nation to move back into the Province cannot meet the huge need; hence immigration must increase significantly.

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International Students to Get Quick Entry Into Manitoba

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International Education Stream was created about a year ago as an offshoot of MPNP’s (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program). The latest development in the province is unveiling two new fast-track pathways (Graduate Internship Pathway and International Student Entrepreneur Pathway) as part of the International Education Stream. These pathways offer fast entry into Manitoba to international graduates of postgraduate institutions.

Each year, Manitoba can nominate a predetermined number of immigration candidates for permanent residence as allowed by MPNP. More than 130, 000 permanent residents have been welcomed into Manitoba via PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) since its inception in 1998 – about 20 years ago.

How It Works

1.) The International Student Entrepreneur category is for students who have gone through at least a 2-year program in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba as well as are willing to establish and run a business in Manitoba. They are expected to be actively involved in such businesses both in investment and operation. When selected in this pathway, a candidate will be granted a temporary work permit which is part of a two-year pilot program according to Manitoba’s government.

2.) For people who have completed their masters or Ph.D. at a Manitoba’s University within 3 years, as well as an eligible internship, Graduate Internship Pathway is for them.

3.) People who go through Elevate or Accelerate internships can submit applications for The Graduate Internship Program whether they have a job offer from an employer in Manitoba or not. Mitacs, a non-profit organization, provides the medium of organizing Accelerate or Elevate internships.

Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba’s Minister of Education and Training, said that ‘these new pathways are put in place to pull and make more talented entrepreneurs and innovators stay in Manitoba. The new connections, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit they bring make Manitoba more innovative and competitive’.

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Canada Issues 3,900 Invitations in The Latest Express Entry Draw

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In a draw held on 29th October, The Canadian government issued an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada to 3, 900 Express Entry candidates. In this draw, the minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score was 442.

The pool of candidates for the three major economic immigration program – Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Federal Skilled Worker Class in Canada is managed by The Federal Express Entry System.

In Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a score is given to every eligible candidate. This score determines the position of each candidate in The Express Entry Pool from which a predetermined number of candidates with the highest score/rank are given ITAs via regular draws from the pool.

Since 5th September, this latest draw was the fourth time IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) issued 3, 900 Express Entry Candidates the Invitation to Apply (ITA). This figure maintains its position as the most significant draw of 2018 so far.

Comparing the Latest Draw with Previous Ones

The latest draw’s CRS score is two points above the cut off (440) used for the immediate previous invitation round held on the 15th of October.

In the latest round of invitation, tie-break rule was used by IRCC with the date and time set for October 16, 2018, and 06:09:04 UTC respectively. It implies that all candidates who score 442 and beyond and submitted their profiles before the set time and date received an invitation.

Cumulatively, the number of ITAs issued so far this year is 74, 200 representing a lag of 778 for IRCC in comparison to its position at the same time last year. IRCC’s admission target for 2018 is 74, 900.

A senior partner at the Campbell Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal, David Cohen, said the latest draw if maintained or improved by IRCC will represent an Express Entry record for invitations issued in a year beating 2017’s record.

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Canadian Immigration Target Welcomes 1.3 Million by 2021

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Economic Immigration CanadaThe Immigration targets set for 2019 and 2020 is undergoing upward result in Canada, and the country has equally declared an extension of its multi-year levels of immigration plan which will now run to 2021. This is in preparation for the influx of about 1.3 million new permanent residents in the coming four years covered by the plan (2018-2021). These changes were officially announced on the 31st of last month (October 31, 2018). Multi-year levels (being operational for one year) programs was introduced as a guide for the immigration plans for 2018 to 2020.

Through the immigration categories (economic, humanitarian and family and refugee) in Canada, raising targets and extending the plan are expected to position the country to receive above 1.3 million new entries ranging from 2018 to 2021. The revision made to the plan requires a gradual increase in yearly admission targets. It will gradually extends from 310, 000 new entries (permanent residents) in the start year (2018) to 350, 000 in the final year (2021). New targets for 2019 and 2020 are now 330, 800 and 341, 000 respectively – it was previously set at 330, 000 and 340, 000 respectively.

Skilled Workers Will Be Welcomed

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ahmed Hussen said that more talented workers who have the much-needed skills and expertise would be welcomed under this new plan. More families will also be reunited as well as more refugees in search of new and better lives accommodated.

In this immigration plan, Economic immigration programs under the management of Canada’s PNPs (Provincial Nominee Programs) and federal Express Entry economic system will retain the important roles given to them. About a quarter (25%) of the expected new entries are projected to come through Express entry, and about 19% will be accounted for by PNP Program.

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