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Canada Immigration News Podcast #23 – Job Market Trends, BC PNP Draws, Ukrainian Arrivals, Afghan Refugees

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Canada Immigration News Podcast #23 - Job Market Trends, BC PNP Draws, Ukrainian Arrivals, Afghan Refugees
Canada Immigration News Podcast
Canada Immigration News Podcast
Canada Immigration News Podcast #23 - Job Market Trends, BC PNP Draws, Ukrainian Arrivals, Afghan Refugees
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In this episode, we cover the latest Provincial Nominee Program draws from British Columbia targeting in-demand sectors, provide an update on Ukrainian arrivals under the CUAET emergency travel measures, analyze promising job market trends from Statistics Canada, and discuss Canada’s progress in resettling Afghan refugees.

British Columbia’s Targeted PNP Draws Attract Top Talent
– On June 4, 2024, BC conducted new draws under the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
– Tech draw: 33 candidates invited with minimum 122 score
– Childcare draw: 8 invites for early childhood educators scoring 93+
– Healthcare draw: 13 invites for candidates scoring 100+
– Construction draw: 14 invitations issued
– Total of 68 ITAs issued across these targeted draws
– BC has invited 3,315 candidates through the BCPNP in 2024 so far

Update on Ukrainian Arrivals Under CUAET Program
– As of June 3, 2024, IRCC had received 1,189,320 applications under CUAET
– 962,612 applications from Ukrainian nationals approved
– July 15, 2023 was final day to apply for CUAET visitor visa outside Canada
– From March 2022 – April 2024, 298,128 Ukrainians arrived in Canada via CUAET

Promising Employment Growth & Declining Job Vacancies
– Employment rose by 51,400 (0.3%) in March according to Statistics Canada
– Gains across 11 of 20 sectors, led by healthcare/social assistance (+11,700 jobs)
– Over past year, educational services jobs grew by 31,600 (2.2%)
– Job vacancies fell 40,600 (6.2%) to 610,700 in March, lowest since pandemic

Canada Continues Afghan Refugee Resettlement
– As of June 4, 2024, Canada has welcomed 52,155 Afghan refugees
– Including 1,110 new arrivals since May 3rd
– 14,945 Afghans resettled under Special Immigration Measures program
– 23,595 admitted under Humanitarian program
– 3,735 through extended family pathway for former interpreters

Stay tuned for continued coverage and analysis of key Canadian immigration programs, policies and trends.

See also  Canada Immigration News Podcast #26 - Limits on Flagpoling, New IEC Draws Invited More Candidates, Asylum Seekers in Quebec
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PNP Draws & Updates

DateProvinceInvitations
British Columbia June 1875 invitations
OntarioJune 17190invitations
QuebecJune 171281 invitations
Saskatchewana>June 13118 invitations
OntarioMay 11244 invitations
Check Out the Full List of PNP Draws➜

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Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
298 (PNP)1499663
297 (CEC)3000522
296 (PNP)2985676
295 (French Lang.)1400410
294 (All Program)2095529
All Express Entry Draw Results ➜

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