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Canada released 2023 allocations for the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots

On January 13, 2023, the Government of Canada released the 2023 allocations for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot.

In 2023, the Gaining Experience Category will accept 1,650 applications – 60% of the intake, while the Direct to Permanent Residence Category will accept 40% of the intake, which is 1,100 applications.

For 2023, the Home Child Care Provider Pilot has been given 250 spaces for alternate-format applications, which will be divided 60/40 between the two categories.

#Home_Child_Care_Provider_Pilot, #Home_Support_Worker_Pilot, #HCCPP, #HSWP

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/caregivers/child-care-home-support-worker/2023-changes.html

Do not get to excited about this program as the Home Child Care Provider Pilot has already accepted it maximum number for 2023

IRCC held the first invitation rounds under the International Experience Canada in 2023

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its first draws in International Experience Canada (IEC) pools in 2023.

On January 13, 2023, Canada invited 11,810 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. There are 26,013 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation.

In this round, there were 1 ITA for Andorra, 1,067 ITAs for Australia, 67 ITAs for Austria, 238 ITAs for Belgium, 53 ITAs for Costa Rica, 23 ITAs for Croatia, 283 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 35 ITAs for Denmark, 19 ITAs for Estonia, 2,510 ITAs for France, 118 ITAs for Greece, 88 ITAs for Hong Kong, 1,338 ITAs for Ireland, 435 ITAs for Italy, 750 ITAs for Japan, 1,020 ITAs for Korea, 38 ITAs for Latvia, 11 ITAs for Luxembourg, 276 ITAs for the Netherlands, 377 ITAs for New Zealand, 17 ITAs for Norway, 204 ITAs for Poland, 149 ITAs for Portugal, 13 ITAs for Slovenia, 364 for Spain, 43 ITAs for Sweden, 43 ITAs for Switzerland, 351 ITAs for Taiwan, and 1,879 ITAs for the United Kingdom.

#IRCC, #IEC, #ITA, #Working_Holiday, #Young_Professionals, #International_CoOp, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada

https://ircc.canada.ca/english/work/iec/selections.asp

An accumulation of immigration cases has sparked a dramatic surge in legal action against the Federal Government

The federal government is grappling with many lawsuits concerning its backlogged immigration applications, which has caused immense delays in processing and led to significant dissatisfaction for those stuck waiting for years for an answer.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has been the subject of an incredible 709 mandamus applications in federal court since April 2022 - a sharp rise compared to last year's figures.

Hundreds of people are desperately searching for a legal mandate, known as mandamus, that requires IRCC to process their applications expeditiously.

Such an order would come from the court and direct lower courts or government entities to perform their required duties.

#IRCC, #Mandamus, #immigration_backlog, #backlog, #processing_delays

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-canada-immigration-legal-backlog/

Canada’s pilot programs started accepting new applications

As of January 1, 2023, Home Child Care Provider Pilot (HCCPP), the Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP), and the Agri-Food Pilot Program (AFP) accept new applications.

Some changes for these pilots have been for 2023, including new occupation codes under the TEER system.

in 2023, Canada will accept 5,500 applications under the HCCPP and HSWP programs. 2023 will be the last year for the 3-year AFP program.

After that, the IRCC will decide whether to make it permanent or discontinue it. The pilot aims to accept 2,750 applications for permanent residency on a first-come, first-served basis.

#AFP, #HCCPP, #HSWP, #caregivers, #agri_food_pilot, #childcare