Month End News Edition – November 2019
01/11/2019: Quebec has introduced major changes for Quebec Experience Program (PEQ)
– Applicants who want to apply for PEQ must now have worked in an occupation on the list.
- NOC 0, A, or B must have 12 months of work experience.
- NOC C or D occupations on the list need 18 months of work experience.
– International students must ensure their area of training is one of the Quebec degrees listed under sections A and B of Quebec’s Area of Training list.
– From January 1, 2020, PEQ applicants have 3 options to demonstrate their language proficiency
- Take a standard test
- Meet the criteria set by a professional order
- Complete at least 3 years of full-time studies in French at the secondary or postsecondary level.
– Main applicant and their spouse have to demonstrate a high intermediate level of French, or a CLB 7 or 8.
01/11/2019: Quebec has reopened the PEQ’s graduate stream November 1 after suspending it in July. International graduates can once again submit applications for a permanent residence while temporary foreign workers with eligible work experience in Quebec can continue applying to the PEQ as before.
01/11/2019: The processing time for applications to Canada’s Federal Self-Employed Persons Program is now down to 22 months.
04/11/2019: Investments, including mutual or pooled fund securities, are permissible for the purpose of satisfying the personal net worth criterion of the Entrepreneur Stream of OINP, but NOT for inclusion in an applicant’s minimum business investment amount. Foreign investment program or fund is not approved for permanent residence in Ontario.
12/11/2019: Saskatchewan held another Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand draw, invited 525 skilled workers to apply for Permanent Residence (PR).
13/11/2019: The Government of Canada invited 3,600 Express Entry candidates to apply PR in a new draw with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 472.
20/11/2019: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
22/11/2019: Quebec invited 162 skilled worker candidates over two Arrima draws in October 23 and 29.
22/11/2019: Manitoba invited 230 skilled foreign workers and international student graduates.
27/11/2019: The Government of Canada invited 3,600 Express Entry candidates to apply PR in a new draw with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 471.
28/11/2019: Saskatchewan held an Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand draw, invited 460 skilled workers to apply for Permanent Residence (PR).
28/11/2019: Quebec announces new regulations to protect temporary foreign workers from personnel placements and recruitment agencies, starting January 1, 2020.
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