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Ontario is preparing changes for the OINP Entrepreneur Stream

On April 9, 2021, the government of Ontario posted an update about proposed amendments to the Ontario Regulation 422/17, related to the Entrepreneur Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. According to the government, the proposed changes will allow the Entrepreneur Stream applicants to faster arrive at the province to launch their business. Ontario plans to introduce a permanent virtual interview option for the entrepreneurs. In addition, OINP will modify the frequency of monitoring the business activity. The proposed amendments are now posted for public consultation which will last until April 23, 2021. The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development follows the previous plans of Ontario Premier to accelerate business immigration to Ontario. #OINP, #Ontario, #business_immigration, #Entrepreneurs, #PNP

April 12, 2021

OINP issued 2,874 nomination certificates in 2021

On April 8, 2021, the government of Ontario posted a new update on the issuance of nomination certificates in the framework of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). To date, Ontario nominated 2,874 candidates, 613 certificates of nomination more compared to the previous update on March 17. In 2020, Ontario invited 16,976 candidates and nominated 8,050 foreign nationals, including 7,249 spouses and dependent children. The quota for 2021 will be available once published by the federal government. #Ontario, #OINP, #provincial_nomination, #PNP

April 9, 2021

The immigration department is replacing “implied” status with “maintained” status wording in the program delivery instructions

On April 8, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changes in the terminology used in the program delivery instructions. IRCC has used the term “implied” status to specify that the applicant’s status is extended until the decision on the new status application is not made. However, the interpretation of this status caused multiple confusions, and, therefore, IRCC decided to replace it with “maintained” status to emphasize the legal nature of the carried status. #IRCC, #immigration_policy, #maintained_status, #implied_status, #status_extention

April 9, 2021

More than half of PGWP holders live in Ontario

122,695 international graduates received Post Graduate Work Permits (PGWP) in 2020. Over half of them live in Ontario – 70,335 individuals (57.3%). British Columbia is the second largest province where international graduates reside – 20,625 PGWP holders (16.8%). Quebec was the third in 2020 – 13,405 persons (10.9%). Alberta is a home for 5,965 international graduates (4.9%). Manitoba is the location of the other 4,825 graduates (3.9). 1,865 PGWPs were issued in Saskatchewan (1.5%). In the four Atlantic provinces, IRCC issued 5,320 PGWPs with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick among the regional leaders with 3,085 (2.5%) and 1,265 (1%) PGWPs. Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island attracted fewer postgrads – only 540 and 430 respectively. Finally, the least PGWP-holders reside in Yukon – 95, and the Northwest Territories – 30. No PGWP issued in Nunavut in 2020. #international_graduates, #international_students, #PGWP, #Work_permit, #OWP, #Work_in_Canada

April 7, 2021