The Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador is looking ahead to score higher by the year in the immigration sector. The province had launched its Immigration Action Plan in 2017 with an aim of attracting 1,700 new immigrants by 2022. Amazingly, the target was achieved with 1,850 new PRs in 2019.
Now, the province has raised its goals to 2,500 new PRs annually by 2022. To this end, the province’s Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism continues to process applications from the province’s employers who are hiring new foreign workers. This they do even while going through the COVID-19 crisis.
IRCC announced that they have established the EOI process for SDI on October 7, 2020. The new initiative that aims at the identification of innovative approaches for the integration of newcomers will start on October 15, 2020. Towards this initiative, IRCC will allocate $30 million in SDI funding in the first year. This will be towards the efforts to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. IRCC will accept LOIs from October 15, 2020, to November 24, 2020. In mid-2021, the projects approved for funding will be announced.
As of July 31, 2020, the number of immigrants who received Canadian PR through Canada PNP came to 25,580. So far in 2020, the number of Canada PR admissions via PNPs in various provinces of Canada were as follows:
- Newfoundland and Labrador – 265
- Ontario – 4,220
- Alberta – 5,060
- Northwest Territories – 30
- Manitoba – 3,600
- Prince Edward Island – 650
- British Columbia – 5,825
- Nova Scotia – 1,125
- New Brunswick – 950
- Saskatchewan – 3,780
- Yukon – 75
The increasing immigration Canada is registering points towards more success in the future for the country and its provinces. The country is doing all it can to bring out its people and economy from the damages that COVID-19 has caused. An example of this is the new program for farm workers wherein Canadian farmers can now apply for emergency funding to protect and revive those working in the farming sector, affected by the pandemic.
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PR – Permanent Resident / Permanent Residence
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
EOI – Expression of Interest
SDI – Service Delivery Improvements
LOI – Letters of Interest
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program