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British Columbia invited 168 candidates in the new draw

On January 5, 2021, British Columbia held the first draw in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) in 2021. In this draw, the government invited 168 persons to apply for a nomination of British Columbia. The lowest scores in this round did not change compared to December 23, 2020 draw:
  •  Skills Immigration - Skilled Worker 95

  •  Skills Immigration - International Graduate 95

  •  Skills Immigration - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77

  •  Express Entry British Columbia - Skilled Worker 99

  •  Express Entry British Columbia - International Graduate 99

British Columbia keeps excluding the following 31 NOCs from participation in the BCPNP draws (0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, and 6731.). In 2020, BC issued 9,528 invitations in the BCPNP.

March 23, 2021

IRCC finally held the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program lottery

March 23, 2021

Canada to end a temporary travel ban from Great Britain

The Federal government announced that effective January 7, 2021, it will end the ban for flights coming to Canada from the United Kingdom. According to Marc Garneau, the Minister of Transport, Ottawa removes this measure due to the new protocol that requires showing the negative COVID-19 test results prior to boarding flights to Canada. Negative tests will help to prevent the spread of the new UK strain of coronavirus, thus no need for extra restrictions towards the UK is required.

March 23, 2021

Canada Border Services Agency to modify fees for deportees

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) voiced plans to significantly increase the fees for deportees. At the moment CBSA charges foreign nationals that are being removed to the USA or French territory of St. Pierre and Miquelon only $750 and $1,500 for those removed to all other countries. The new fees will depend on the condition of the removal procedure. CBSA will consider whether an escort is required and whether deportees pay for the airfare. Foreign nationals removed without an escort will have to pay $3,250, and foreign nationals who were removed under escort will pay $10,900. An additional $1,300 is the cost of detention before removal. New fees will come into effect in the 2021-2022 fiscal year. It is worth emphasizing that these costs can be recovered by CBSA or IRCC only if a deportee will apply for authorization to return to Canada.

March 23, 2021