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Ontario’s latest Express Entry draw issued 212 invitations for permanent residency.
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June 21, 2024

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SPS Canada

In a recent EE Draw, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 300  NOIs for provincial nomination. Moreover, this draw targeted Express Entry profiles created between September 7, 2022, and September 7, 2023, with CRS scores ranging from 308 to 434.

If you’re aiming to secure Canadian permanent residency quickly, learning French is highly recommended. Additionally, proficiency in French can significantly enhance your likelihood of being selected in the new Express Entry rounds of invitations announced by IRCC.

Eligibility Requirements for OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

In a recent Express Entry draw, OINP issued 300 NOIs for profiles with CRS scores of 308-434 created Sept 2022-Sept 2023. Additionally, you must hold an education level equivalent to at least a Canadian bachelor’s degree. Moreover, demonstrate proficiency in French with a CLB level 7 or higher on the TCF/TEF Canada test, and CLB level 6 or higher in English on the IELTS/CELPIP test.

To prove you have enough money to settle in Canada, you can show:

  • Bank statements or investment account statements (such as for mutual funds), demonstrating you have available funds.
  • Your annual salary from a current job in Ontario.
  • A confirmed job offer in Ontario.

These are all ways to satisfy the settlement funds requirement, still if you have any doubt get in touch with SPS Canada Immigration 

To show you plan to make Ontario your home, you can provide one or more of these:

  • Proof of current or past work in Ontario (employment records).
  • Job offers or documentation showing you’ve applied/interviewed for Ontario positions.
  • Records of your studies.
  • Evidence of volunteer work you’ve done in Ontario.
  • A lease agreement or proof of property ownership in Ontario.
  • Membership documents for professional organizations or connections in Ontario.
  • Proof of family ties or close relationships with people who live in Ontario.

Overview of the OINP French Speaking Skilled Worker stream for 2023

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Canada Express Entry Latest Draw 2024
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June 20, 2024

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SPS Canada

Good news for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates! On June 19th, 2024, the IRCC held an Express Entry draw specifically targeting PNP nominees. Consequently, if you were in the pool with a PNP nomination and a CRS score of at least 663, you might be one of the lucky 1,499 individuals who received an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada.

The CRS cut-off for this draw dropped 13 points to 663. This could mean more PNP nominees received an ITA.

IRCC Express Entry Draw full details

Here’s a quick summary of the draw

  • Category: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Number of Invitations Issued: 1,499
  • Minimum CRS Required: 663
  • Draw Date: June 19, 2024

 

 

Date Draw Type Number of ITAs Minimum CRS
June 19Provincial Nominee Program1,499663
May 31Canadian Experience Class3,000522
May 30Provincial Nominee Program2,985676
April 24French proficiency1,400410
April 23General2,095529
April 11STEM occupations4,500491
April 10General1,280549
March 26French language proficiency1,500388
March 25General1,980524
March 13Transport occupations975430
March 12General2,850525
February 29French language proficiency2,500336
February 28General1,470534
February 16Agriculture and agri-food occupations150437
February 14Healthcare occupations3,500422
February 13General1,490535
February 1French language proficiency7,000365
January 31General730541
January 23General1,040543
January 10General1,510546

What is the tie-breaking rule for CRS 663 and the 60-day response period for EE invitations?

The tie-breaking rule implies that if multiple candidates have a CRS score of 663, then the cut-off will be determined by the date and time they submitted their profiles.

Additionally, invited candidates will now have 60 days to respond to the invitations by submitting complete applications that support the details provided in their EE profiles.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is a system used to manage applications for three of Canada’s major economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

These programs utilize the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to assess candidates based on factors like age, work experience, language skills, occupation, and education.

For expert help with your Express Entry application, contact SPS Canada Immigration. Our team will guide you through the entire process, from improving your CRS score to preparing your documents. Reach out today to enhance your chances of receiving an invitation for permanent residency in Canada.

 

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The most requested jobs for LMIA approvals in Canada 2023.
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June 14, 2024

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Ishita Soni

What were the most requested jobs for LMIA approvals in 2023?

To work in Canada temporarily, you usually need a work permit. There’s a special kind of work permit called an Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) permit. This is for jobs that companies are really struggling to fill with Canadians. The government checks to make sure hiring you won’t hurt Canadian workers, then approves the LMIA permit.

Many jobs in high demand, like software engineers or chefs, often use LMIA permits. This is because there just aren’t enough Canadians to do these jobs right now!

What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment?

Canadian employers might need an LMIA to hire foreign workers. This document confirms there are no available Canadians for the job. Once approved, the foreign worker can apply for a work permit using the LMIA and a job offer.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s needed for the work permit application:

  • Job offer letter
  • Employment contract (if applicable)
  • Copy of the LMIA
  • LMIA number

What were the top ten occupations granted LMIA approvals?

According to Canada’s open data portal, In 2023 the following jobs received the most LMIAs throughout the year:

Date Draw Type Number of ITAs Minimum CRS
June 19Provincial Nominee Program1,499663
May 31Canadian Experience Class3,000522
May 30Provincial Nominee Program2,985676
April 24French proficiency1,400410
April 23General2,095529
April 11STEM occupations4,500491
April 10General1,280549
March 26French language proficiency1,500388
March 25General1,980524
March 13Transport occupations975430
March 12General2,850525
February 29French language proficiency2,500336
February 28General1,470534
February 16Agriculture and agri-food occupations150437
February 14Healthcare occupations3,500422
February 13General1,490535
February 1French language proficiency7,000365
January 31General730541
January 23General1,040543
January 10General1,510546

Job categories and codes used in this discussion are based on Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) system. These codes got more specific in 2021, with some jobs like “General farm workers” divided into more detailed categories.

What is Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) - Justworks

Many LMIAs in 2023 were for jobs in administration, construction, farming, technology, transportation, and food service. The government issued over 60,000 LMIAs, with work permits coming from different programs based on job type and pay.

What are some ways newcomers could benefit from this information?

For newcomers seeking an LMIA work permit, a few key points can be helpful. First, be open to a variety of job options. Look for roles that have a history of receiving LMIAs. This will increase your chances of finding an employer who can support your work permit application.

Secondly, the employer you apply with will handle the LMIA application process and its costs. There’s no need to worry about this burden falling on you.

However, it’s important to remember that LMIAs follow the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) rules. Therefore, employers must follow advertising requirements and other guidelines set by the program.

Finally, be aware that Canada updated the TFWP program in March 2024. These updates include changes to LMIA validity and foreign worker quotas. It’s a good idea to research these updates for the latest information to ensure a smooth application process.

Get in touch with SPS Canada

Receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration. get in touch with us, experienced immigration consultants from SPS Canada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada) or support.amd@spscanada.com (Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada) or +919586226232 (Ahmedabad).

 

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5 ways to increase Express Entry CRS Score to boost your profile
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June 13, 2024

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If you’re looking for the quickest and most popular way to relocate to Canada, look no further than Express Entry (EE). With a processing time of less than 6 months, it’s by far the most efficient method available. lets uncover 5 important points which can increase your CRS score to boost your profile.

Each year, more than 100,000 skilled workers choose this pathway to secure permanent residency (PR) in Canada.However, Express entry is one of the most competitive yet important path if you are looking to migrate to Canada.

5 ways to increase your express entry score

Getting invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency through Express Entry typically requires a high score on the points-based system (CRS). This means if you’ve submitted your Express Entry profile, but your CRS score is low, you should consider steps to boost it.

Lets explore the best possible ways to Improve your CRS with Express Entry.

Points to Increase my Express Entry Points

When applying for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry system, it’s crucial to ensure that all relevant points are claimed to increase your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

Siblings in Canada:

Having a Canadian sibling gives you a big advantage!

If you have a sibling who’s a Canadian citizen or PR, you can get 15 extra points towards your Express Entry application.

Canadian Education Credential

If you have completed your education in Canada, you are eligible to claim points for the Canadian education factor without the need for an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).

Strategies to Enhance your Express Entry

lets explore other ways to increase your Express Entry profile

Improving Language Proficiency for Higher CRS Score

If you have a chance to boost your language score, it’s a good idea to retake the test.

Language skills are crucial for your CRS points in Express Entry—up to 150 points can hinge on this.

So, invest extra time in improving your language abilities and give the exam another shot to increase your overall score.

Qualifying for Provincial Nominee Program

Qualifying for a Provincial Nomination Program  can boost your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR through Express Entry (EE). A provincial nomination adds 600 points to your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, nearly ensuring an ITA. You can either specify a province where your skills are needed or apply separately for a PNP, putting you halfway toward the optimal CRS score of 1200. It’s a strategic way to enhance your profile and increase your chances of settling permanently in Canada.

Enhancing Your Express Entry Profile: Boosting CRS Scores Through Additional Education.

Adding an educational program can greatly enhance your Express Entry (EE) profile and improve your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

For example, if you already hold a bachelor’s degree, enrolling in an eight-month program can  increase your points for skill transferability factors.

It’s advisable to create an Express Entry profile as soon as you are eligible and focus on boosting your CRS score while the profile remains active for 12 months.

By improving your qualifications, you can maximize your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada through EE.

In summary, Express Entry offers a streamlined and effective pathway to achieving your goal of living and working in Canada.

provided you take proactive steps to maximize your CRS score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 New Ontario OINP Draw Issues 244 PR Invitation on 11 June
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June 12, 2024

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SPS Canada

Ontario New Immigration Program sent out 244 Invitation to apply under the Foreign Worker Stream and International Student Stream .

The EOI profiles submitted from June 11, 2023, to June 11, 2024 were considered for this round of invitation.These invitations were only for people with job offers in Ontario as early childhood educators or assistants.

You’ve got the details straight on the latest draws for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

 

Table 1

 

Date Draw Type Number of ITAs Minimum CRS
June 19Provincial Nominee Program1,499663
May 31Canadian Experience Class3,000522
May 30Provincial Nominee Program2,985676
April 24French proficiency1,400410
April 23General2,095529
April 11STEM occupations4,500491
April 10General1,280549
March 26French language proficiency1,500388
March 25General1,980524
March 13Transport occupations975430
March 12General2,850525
February 29French language proficiency2,500336
February 28General1,470534
February 16Agriculture and agri-food occupations150437
February 14Healthcare occupations3,500422
February 13General1,490535
February 1French language proficiency7,000365
January 31General730541
January 23General1,040543
January 10General1,510546

Here’s a quick breakdown:

OINP latest draw canada immigration

That’s great news for people looking to immigrate to Ontario through the OINP! The increased quota means there are 5,000 more nomination spots available this year. This significant increase reflects nearly a fifth of Canada’s overall immigration plan for provincial nominees in 2024. With more spots available, there’s a good chance more people will be able to get nominated through the OINP this year.

All Draws of Foreign Worker Stream OINP Draws in 2024

The OINP has issued a total of 3,438 invitations to apply for permanent residency across 5 draws conducted in the Foreign Worker stream for 2024. This indicates a busy period for the program so far this year.

 

Table 2

 

Date Invitations Cut off Score Description
June 11, 202412443 and aboveTargeted draw for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
April 23, 202420953 and aboveTargeted draw for 61 skilled trades occupations
January 19, 20241,65450 and aboveGeneral Draw
January 9, 202463033 and aboveTargeted draw for 63 skilled trades occupations
January 9, 202482140 and aboveTargeted draw for 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations

All The International Student Stream OINP Draws in 2024

The International Student Stream of the OINP has been active this year, issuing a total of 5,193 invitations to apply for permanent residency across 6 draws.

 

Table 3

 

Date Invitations Score range Description
June 11, 202412065 and aboveTargeted draw for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
March 12, 20241,30672 and aboveGeneral Draw
March 12, 202464966 and aboveTargeted draw for 63 skilled trades occupations
March 12, 202468472 and aboveTargeted draw for 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations
February 8, 20241,18278 and aboveGeneral Draw
February 8, 20241,25273 and aboveTargeted draw for health and tech occupations

Start your OINP Application today. Our highly skilled counsellors make the visa process faster, with the primary goal of a high success rate.

 

 

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PGP or SUPER VISA which is the best option for your parents and grandparents
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June 11, 2024

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SPS Canada

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) reopened on May 21st. But there’s a catch! Canadian immigration is only considering applications submitted in 2020 for a fourth year in a row. This means people who wanted to sponsor their parents/grandparents after 2020 can’t apply yet. However, in this blog Let’s find the perfect fit for your parents/grandparents: Permanent residence (PGP) or extended visits

What is the availability for PGP and Super Visa?

The availability of PGP or Super Visa is very different from one another.The PGP happens once a year and it has very limited availability due to the IRCC’s decision to only consider eligible sponsor from the 2020 intake. The PGP works on a lottery system, which only opens once a year.
On the contrary, a super visa happens all around the year and also considers all the applicants, new and old.

 

Eligibility for both programs

 

  • Both programs are for parents and grandparents of Canadians (citizens or permanent residents).
  • You need to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to sponsor in either program.

Who can apply for the PGP?

 

  • You must have submitted an “Interest to Sponsor” form on the IRCC website in 2020 only.
  • You need to be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a registered Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You have to live in Canada and provide proof of your immigration status when you submit your interest to sponsor.
  • Must have submitted sponsor interest in 2020.
  • 18+, Canadian citizen/resident/registered Indian.
  • Live in Canada (proof required).
  • Meet minimum income (spouse’s income counts).
  • Financially support sponsored relatives for 20 years (10 in Quebec).
  • Repay potential social assistance for 20 years.

Who can apply for Super Visa?

  • Be outside Canada when you apply.
  • Prove your host in Canada is eligible:
    • They must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or registered Indian.
    • They need to be 18 or older and live in Canada.
    • They must meet minimum income requirements.
  • Show your relationship to your sponsor in Canada.
  • Pass a medical exam and criminal background check. (This applies to both PGP and Super Visa)

PGP vs. Super Visa: Immigration Outcomes

PGP (Permanent Residence):
  • Successful applicants can live, work, and settle in Canada permanently.
  • They have almost the same rights as Canadian citizens.
Super Visa (Temporary Residence):
  • Successful applicants can stay in Canada for up to 7 years (with extensions).
  • Their stay is temporary, similar to work or study permits.

Ready to Explore your Option ?

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IRCC is working on 8 new PGWP Changes for International Students
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June 10, 2024

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Naju Gadhavi

IRCC is surveying 8 new changes for the  Post Graduation Work Permit, These new reforms are to cater to the needs of the labor market while also reducing the volume of PGWP holders.

These new reforms are to be considered for international students who are already in Canada and those who will be coming to Canada in the future.

The PGWP, a key program attracting students with post-graduation work opportunities, underwent recent tightening by Canada to prevent misuse. Now, a new survey suggests further changes might be on the horizon.

There will be 8 point survery included in the process to surface the program in a better way, which brings more clarity to the goverment and also will streamline the whole process.

In the Blog we will discover all the 8 points in the survey and what they could mean for International Students in Canada already studying or further planning to study in the country.

You need to study something which Canada really needs workers for

The Survey suggests Canada might require students to choose program that fit with the job where they aren’t enough people to work for, this means studying things Canada needs like construction, engineering, Healthline workers.

New tests might be Introduced for English and French

Canada might make you pass new language tests to qualify for the program it can be either French or English.

 

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Lets understand all the Key points

Question 1: If PGWP eligibility were restricted based solely on occupations in shortage and corresponding programs of study, which occupations should be included based on the needs in your area? Please indicate if there are any occupations in shortage that should have been reflected in the mapping document, along with your rationale.

 

If Canada decides to make students pick programs based on job needs (occupation-specific), is there anything missing from the current list of jobs Canada already identified?

Canada uses two systems (CIP and something called NOC) to categorize jobs and study programs. They’re asking if there are any important jobs missing from their initial list that connects programs to jobs in high demand.

Question 2: What, if any, cohorts should be exempted from these changes, such as francophone students, graduate degree programs, or others? Please indicate the rationale.

 

The second survey question will likely ask about possible exceptions if new PGWP rules are made, such as for students who speak French well or are in certain degree programs.

This is similar to past PGWP changes, like giving Master’s and PhD graduates a 3-year PGWP no matter how long their studies were.

The new proposed changes will decide if the PGWP rules should give exceptions to some degree programs or be based on how well students speak French.

Question 3: Should international students be required to demonstrate proof of a job offer aligned with the occupational shortage list in order to hold a PGWP beyond one year?

 

The third question aims to address the rise in temporary residents, mainly PGWP holders, in Canada.

If this condition is included in the PGWP eligibility criteria, students will need to provide proof of a job offer to keep working on a PGWP.

This requirement appears to be specific to study programs that match the occupational shortage list referenced in the first question, rather than applying to all programs.

Question 4: Should any other eligibility criteria (language, provincial support, etc.), apart from a job offer, be applied to PGWP holders seeking to extend their permit past one year?

 

This notifies students that they may be required to submit another language proficiency test or provincial approval to continue working on PGWP after the first year.

Question 5: What is your view of applying these labour market-based changes to PGWP eligibility to all graduates upon announcement this year, rather than grandfathering students who are already studying in Canada at the time of implementation?

 

This question suggests that the immigration department is debating whether to exempt current students from labor market-based changes to PGWP eligibility that might be announced this year, posing a potential threat to current students in Canada who are already enrolled in a study program. Minister Miller seems prepared to take a tough stance, aiming to solidify his position based on responses from educational institutions to this question, although new government policies typically exempt existing students.

Question 6: How often should the occupational shortage list be revised, and at what point thereafter should it be applied to students whose studies are underway?

 

This straightforward question asks how often we should update the in-demand occupations list and when the updates should take effect. Should we revise the list annually, every two years, or every three years? Once updated, should the changes apply from the next semester or six months later?

Question 7: Do changes to the PGWP being explored align with the profiles of candidates you’d like to remain working in your jurisdictions in the long term?

 

This survey is trying to figure out if the new rules for getting a work permit after graduation will make students more likely to stay in the area where they studied for a long time.

Question 8: Is your PNP positioned to offer a viable pathway to permanent residence for international graduates with job offers in these key sectors? Are there any gaps between the labour market needs you have identified and your PNP’s existing streams? Will any PNP stream amendments be required to ensure they remain responsive to graduates and PGWP holders in specific occupations (e.g., regulated occupations)?

 

Question number 8 in this survey aims to ensure that students are on a path to permanent residency and meet the eligibility requirements of the provincial nominee program (PNP) in a specific province.

It also seeks to assess if existing PNP streams align well with the province’s labor market needs and if they need reforms for certain occupations, such as regulated professions requiring licensing.

This is a positive step to help foreign students succeed by improving their chances of moving from temporary residency to permanent residency.

 

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Young talents from 30 countries can now get Working Holiday Visa in Canada
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June 7, 2024

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SPS Canada

Have you heard about the latest “Working Holiday Visa” in Canada? and you are wondering how to find out more information about it than lets explore the blog and find out how to apply for Working Holiday Visa in Canada.

Main Points to Cover for Working Holiday Visa in Canada

  • Young talent from 30 countries can come and visit Canada for working Holiday.
  • Three main steps to the process to successfully arriving in Canada within a working holiday permit:First is to Enter a Pool (If you are eligible), wait for an invitation, and entering Canada
  • Your work experience can help you gain Canadian work experience, which can be used to support an application to live permenantly in Canada through express entry.
  • You will need a Health Insurance requirement, as this can be a bit more difficult in the whole process, as if you do not have a proper health isurance the duration of your work permit can be shortened.
  • The cost of the Working Holiday Visa in Canada is CAD$357, which includes $172 for processing fees, $100 for open work permit holder fee and $85 as biometrics fees.

What is the IEC Working Holiday Visa in Canada program ?

Lets learn more about the IEC Working Holiday Visa in Canada in more detail, This program gives you temporary work permit under the International Mobility Program to around 30 Countries can legally come and work in Canada. The permit allows you to work for 12-14 months.

The Candidates who wish to get this exposure needs to first create a profile which will notify the Candian authorities for their desire to recieve a working holiday visa in Canada. The Candidates who are successfully selected will get a chance to work  and explore Canada, however the chance is for the one who is most suitable.

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Who Can Apply for the Working Holiday Visa in Canada?

Check out the Full list of International countries participating in the working holiday visa category.

How to get a Working Holiday Visa in Canada

You can create your profile on the Immigration and Refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

  • Canada uses a draw system to select applicants for working holiday visas. Think of it like a lottery, but instead of picking numbers, you create a profile and enter a pool for your country and desired visa type (e.g., Canada: Working Holiday).
  •  While you can enter the draw anytime after it opens for your country, applying early gives you an advantage. More draws happen throughout the application period, increasing your chances of getting picked.
  •  When you enter, you’ll specify the pool based on your nationality and visa category. Imagine these pools as categories within the lottery, each with a limited number of spots.
  • There’s a final round of invitations before they stop accepting applications for the year. Don’t worry, you’ll get at least five days’ notice beforehand.

By entering the draw early and understanding the system, you can maximize your chances of landing a coveted working holiday visa in Canada.

Stay informed, apply early, and maximize your chances of embarking on this adventure. For more detailed information and assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Nurses and Healthcare workers are needed in Ontario
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June 5, 2024

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SPS Canada

Ontario is in need of 33,200 more nurses and 50,853 more personal support worker by 2032, the government projects and Figures have predicted a shortage in nurses and healthcare workers in the north. to understand this more let’s dig deep into the current circumstances of staffing and understand the upcoming opportunities.

What is the response to the shortage of nurses and healthcare workers?

Unions representing health care workers are not surprised by the projected shortage of nurses and PSWs. They have been warning about this for years. The government tried to hide these numbers from the public, but Sharleen Stewart, the president of SEIU Healthcare, the largest union representing long-term care workers, says this is concerning.

In other words, there will not be enough nurses and PSWs to meet the needs of the province in the future. This is a problem that has been known about for a long time, but the government has not been transparent about it. Unions are worried that this will make it difficult to provide good care to patients.

Ontario’s Healthcare Worker Shortage

The healthcare system in Ontario is grappling with an increasing shortage of essential workers. Let’s examine the pressing numbers:

  • 2022: The province needed 6,000 additional nurses.
  • 2023: The deficit grew to 10,110 nurses.
  • 2024: Projections indicate a need for 13,200 more nurses.
  • 2027: The shortage is expected to rise to 20,700 nurses.
  • 2032: A staggering shortfall of 33,200 nurses is anticipated.

what is the situation for PSW

  • 2023: The need increased to 30,900 PSWs.
  • 2024: The province will need an estimated 37,700 PSWs.
  • 2027: The shortage is expected to reach 48,977 PSWs.
  • 2032: The demand is projected to be 50,853 PSWs.

These figures underscore the critical demand for healthcare professionals in Ontario, presenting a significant opportunity for those in the field.

 

How to Immigrate to Ontario, Canada, as a Healthcare Professional.

Looking at the changes, it seems Ontario is going to be the hub for healthcare workers and will be bringing a lot more talent to the country with regards to the Health sector, The province has tailored program specifically for healthcare professionals.

Ontario Express-Entry: –Human Capital Priority Stream

The Ontario Human Capital Stream is considered the best route for healthcare professionals immigrating to Canada, as it is tailored for those with the necessary skills, education, and work experience.

What are the requirements for the Ontario Human Capital Stream?

Looking at the past reports, Human Capital Stream has been one of the best provincial nominee program and has been successful in placing the right talent at the right time. Let’s understand the different requirements.

 

  1. Create an Express Entry Profile: Ensure your profile is active within the federal Express Entry system.
  2. Meet Eligibility Criteria: Fulfill the requirements of a federal immigration program, either the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Canadian Experience Class.
  3. Obtain a Sufficient CRS Score: Achieve a Comprehensive Ranking System score that meets the threshold for each draw.
  4. Possess Relevant Work Experience: Your work experience should match Ontario’s labour market needs.
  5. Demonstrate Financial Stability: Prove that you have adequate funds to settle in Ontario.
  6. Prove Language Proficiency: Meet the language requirements in either English or French.
  7. Express Intent to Reside in Ontario: Indicate your intention to live and work in the province.

How to Come to Ontario as a Nurse

To work as a nurse in Ontario, follow these specific steps to meet the province’s regulatory standards.

  •  Credential Assessment: Get your nursing qualifications evaluated by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  •  Application to CNO: Submit your credentials for assessment. You may need to complete additional coursework or exams.
  • Pass the NCLEX-RN: Registered nurses must pass this exam to practice in Ontario.
  • Obtain a Work Permit: Ensure you have the necessary permits to work in Ontario.

 

In conclusion, while the projected shortages are alarming, they also pave the way for skilled healthcare professionals to make a significant impact in Ontario. By understanding the requirements and taking proactive steps, these professionals can help bridge the gap and ensure quality care for the province’s residents. SPS Canada is here to guide you in your immigration queries, providing support and expertise to help you navigate this journey successfully.

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Canada Announces New Pilot Program which gives PR on Arrival
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June 4, 2024

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SPS Canada

Immigration Minister Mark Miller announced a new update in caregiver pilot program that will help caregivers come to Canada, while they work to make the program permanent.

This program is designed to provide safety to caregivers and also provide homecareworkers with permanent residency as soon as they arrive in Canada.

They can also assist clients who need short-term help, such as those who are recovering from an illness or injury.

So basically, this new method helps caregivers to find suitable work with well-known companies and gain clear, uncomplicated access to permanent resident status in Canada.

Canada wants more people to help care for elderly and sick people at home. To make it easier for people from other countries to do this job, they are starting a new program. Here’s what you need to know to apply:

  • You need to be able to speak English or French reasonably well (level 4 on a special test).
  • You need to have a high school diploma or similar education.
  • You need experience working in a similar caregiving role.
  • You need a confirmed job offer to work as a home care giver in Canada.

 

When does the new pilot program for homecare workers start.

 

This exciting new pilot program for home care workers is expected to start by the end of fall 2024, or early 2025 , as confirmed by Immigration Minister Miller.

These “permanent resident on arrival” pilot initiatives mark a big step forward in Canada’s efforts to meet the evolving needs of home care.

Why the Caregiver Program Was Launched in Canada?

Canada is facing a growing need for caregivers due to its aging population. With over nine million Canadians expected to retire , there will be a significant increase in the number of people requiring assistance at home or in care facilities.

To address this challenge, the Canadian government is actively recruiting caregivers through immigration programs. The 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan aims to welcome over 15,000 new permanent residents through caregiver programs. Since 2019, these programs have already helped nearly 5,700 caregivers and their families become permanent residents in Canada.

However, a recent report by the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence highlights a potential complication. Many caregivers are themselves seniors (over 65 years old) and may eventually require care as well. This age group is also the least likely to access support services that could help them manage their responsibilities.

 

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