Episode 5 - BCPNP and Canada's Support to Hong Kong Permanent Residence Applicants
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Episode 5 – BCPNP and Canada’s Support to Hong Kong Permanent Residence Applicants

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Episode 5 - BCPNP and Canada's Support to Hong Kong Permanent Residence Applicants
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Welcome back! We’re here with some bonus news updates for your Canadian immigration journey.

British Columbia Seeks Tech Talent and More!

First up, we have exciting news for those eyeing British Columbia! On May 7th, 2024, the province conducted a draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). This draw targeted skilled professionals in various in-demand sectors.

The BCPNP invited a total of 81 candidates, with a focus on tech workers (41 invitations), early childhood educators (11 invitations), healthcare professionals (12 invitations), construction workers (12 invitations), and even those working in veterinary care (up to 5 invitations). The minimum scores for these draws ranged from 100 to 120 points.

This is a great opportunity for skilled professionals in these fields to potentially gain a pathway to permanent residence in British Columbia. With over 3,000 invitations already issued this year, the BCPNP is actively seeking talent to contribute to the province’s economic growth.

Canada Offers Support to Hong Kong Permanent Residence Applicants

Shifting gears, we have some significant news for those applying for permanent residence in Canada from Hong Kong. On May 7th, 2024, the Canadian government announced a new policy to support Hong Kong residents navigating the immigration process.

This new policy allows applicants under specific streams of the Hong Kong permanent residence program to extend their temporary status in Canada while their applications are being processed. Starting May 27th, 2024, eligible applicants under Stream A (in-Canada graduates) or Stream B (Canadian work experience) can apply for an open work permit.

These open work permits will be valid for those who held a valid work or study permit in Canada within the past three years. This policy will be in effect for five years, offering some much-needed stability for Hong Kong residents while their permanent residence applications are being reviewed.

This demonstrates Canada’s commitment to adapting its immigration programs to address the needs of individuals from Hong Kong in the current climate.

Stay Informed and Engaged!

That’s all for our bonus segment today! Remember, staying informed is key throughout your Canadian immigration journey. Here are some tips:
– Subscribe to our podcast for regular updates and insights.
– Follow us on social media for the latest news and resources.
– Visit the official IRCC website or Canada Immigration News for program details and application processes.
– Consider consulting with an immigration lawyer or an RCIC for personalized guidance.

With the right knowledge and resources on your side, you can confidently navigate your Canadian immigration journey. Until next time, we wish you all the best in achieving your immigration goals!

Do you have any questions about the topics we discussed today or any suggestions for future episodes? Leave a comment below and let’s chat!

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PNP Draws & Updates

DateProvinceInvitations
British ColumbiaMay 1487 invitations
ManitobaMay 9371 invitations
British ColumbiaMay 781 invitations
Prince Edward IslandMay 26 invitations
Check Out the Full List of PNP Draws➜

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Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
295 (French Lang.)1400410
294 (All Program)2,095529
293 (STEM)4500491
292 (All Program)1280549
291(French)1500388
All Express Entry Draw Results ➜

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