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Green Light Canada Is Hiring!

Green Light Canada Is Hiring!

 
We are looking for a talented Immigration Consultant Assistant/Case Manager and a multilingual Receptionist
 
We focus on all aspects of Canadian immigration, hence our employees must:
 
Be able to work with clients’ documents;
Provide excellent customer service;
Speak Russian+Hebrew+English;
Work with very little supervision;
Computer literacy is an asset (MS Office, Gmail, Adobe, etc.)
 
Assistant/Case manager – salary depends on experience and skills. Main responsibility to work with docs, preparing immigration applications. Attention to details is a must. Previous immigration experience is an asset. Hours: 9-5. In the beginning, the employment may be part-time or 3-4 days a week a promotion to full-time after a month or two.
 
Receptionist – 14-15$/hr. – Main responsibility is to communicate with clients and visitors, respond to calls and emails. Hours: 9-5. In the beginning, the employment may be part-time or 3-4 days a week a promotion to full-time after a month or two.
 
Please submit your resume and cover letter to oleg.s@greenlightimmigration.net
 
Please indicate the name of the position in the subject field.
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Provincial Nominee Programs Updates for September 2018

Provincial Nominee Programs Updates for September 2018

In September, there were several rounds of invitations for immigration to Canada via provincial programs. In the last month, invitations were issued in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario. In addition, some important changes have occurred in the immigration programs of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. Green Light Canada provides a monthly review of Provincial Nominee Programs.

Ontario (OINP)

At the beginning of the year, the province was allocated a quota of 6,600 spots, of which 5327 have been used to date. Ontario is still accepting applications through the Job Offer Stream, as well as the Human Capital Priority Stream. These streams can be used by foreign graduates who have low scores in the Express Entry system. Also, on September 21, 2018, Ontario sent invitations to 16 candidates via the Entrepreneur Stream. Another 44 invitations to Express Entry were sent to skilled French-speaking candidates, bringing the total number of invitations for francophones released in 2018 to 1065. With regard to the Human Capital Priority Stream, Ontario revised the requirements for the minimum Express Entry score. Previously, candidates had to have a score of 400 CRS, but now this requirement has been removed.

Manitoba (MPNP)

In September, there were two rounds of invitations to the provincial program via the Expression of Interest (EOI) system. On September 14, 2018, 200 invitations were issued in Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, and the lowest score was 721 points. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, 82 invitations were sent, and the lowest score was 709. Another 150 invitations were received by candidates with ties to the province. The lowest score in this category was 604.

On September 28, 2018, in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, the number of invitations was 201, and the lowest score was 679 points. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, 31 invitations were sent for applications under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative and the lowest score was 713 points. Finally, the province has issued 160 invitations to apply to candidates who have ties to the province. The lowest score in this category was 592.

In total, Manitoba issued 824 invitations under the MPNP in September.

Saskatchewan (SINP)

On September 27, the Province of Saskatchewan has issued 213 invitations to Occupation In-Demand candidates via the new Expression of Interest (EOI) system. The score of lowest-ranked candidate invited in this draw was 66 points. SINP also nominated 225 Express Entry EOI candidates. The lowest score in this stream was 75. SINP nominated 438 candidates in September. All EOI’s had Educational Credential Assessments.

British Columbia (BC PNP)

In September, British Columbia held four rounds of invitations via BC PNP – two regular rounds and two rounds under the Tech Pilot program. In total, the province issued 866 invitations, of which 60 were via Tech Pilot. The minimum passing score in the Skilled Immigrants – Skilled Worker category in all four rounds was 82 points. The minimum score in the Skilled Immigrants – International Graduate category was 91 points in all four rounds. The lowest score in the Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker category ranged from 82-84 points. The minimum score within the Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate was 91 points in all qualifying rounds. Finally, the passing score in the Skilled Worker – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker category was 65 points. For this category, invitations were sent only in two qualifying rounds.

Newfoundland and Labrador (NLPNP)

The list of Newfoundland and Labrador employers taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has been made public, and the provincial government is encouraging foreign nationals to get in touch with them. The list contains 172 employers that have been designated by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), which fast-tracks eligible foreign workers and international graduates with a job offer from a designated employer for Canadian permanent residence

Prince Edward Island (PEI PNP)

The Government of Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, announced that the business immigration program had been cancelled. The program allowed applicants to pay a $200,000 refundable deposit and to invest $150,000 in the local economy to get permanent residence. Unfortunately, this program did not bring any results for the province: according to the authorities, more than half of the 269 applicants did not open any business. Numerous frauds associated with false firms that served exclusively as a cover for people trying by any means to move to Canada led to a large-scale investigation by the Canadian customs and border agency. As of today, Prince Edward Island does not accept applications for this program anymore.

If you are unable to immigrate to Canada via one of the federal programs – use the opportunities of the provincial nominee programs. Contact us for further information and to choose the best program in your case.
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Recent Updates of the Provincial Immigration Programs

Recent Updates of the Provincial Immigration Programs

All those who are not eligible for Federal immigration programs can always try to immigrate to Canada through the provincial programs. Most economic immigrants apply for immigration using one of the Federal programs such as Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, or Canadian Experience Class. However, in addition to the Federal programs every Canadian Province also has its own immigration programs. Green Light Canada is continuously monitoring all updates in the Provincial Immigration Programs.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories in an Expression of Interest draw held August 16. A total of 118 invitations were issued in all three categories, of which 111 went to candidates in Prince Edward Island (PEI)’s Express Entry and Labour Impact categories and the remaining seven went to Business Impact candidates.

Saskatchewan

The Entrepreneur stream of Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) increased the number of the Expression of Interest (EOI) pool selections this year and continues to be the largest entrepreneur program in Canada. The reason for Saskatchewan to add an additional round of invitations is probably because the number of qualified candidates has increased in the pool, as the neighbouring province Manitoba added additional language requirements, resulting in many candidates applying for the SINP Entrepreneur program instead.

Manitoba

On August 17, 2018, Manitoba held a new draw from the Expression of Interest pool of candidates within the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. In the draw #49, Manitoba issued 410 Letters of Advice to Apply to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The lowest-ranked candidate invited had a ranking score of 500. The number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued in the Skilled Workers Overseas was 105. Those candidates were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative

Ontario

A new draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream on August 9 issued 947 invitations to Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 350. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program says the CRS score range for this latest draw was 350 to 439 and those issued Notifications of Interest submitted their Express Entry profile between January 1, 2018, and August 9, 2018. Express Entry candidates targeted in this draw were required to have a job offer in Ontario. The Citizenship and Immigration Ontario was allocated 6,600 spots for the OINP in 2018. So far this year, OINP has used 4,800 of the allocated 6,600 places, leaving 1,800 available places for the remaining four months this year. The OINP has also updated the information about the processing timesNotifications of Interest issued under our Express Entry streams and the issue of Invitations to Apply under our Entrepreneur stream.

British Columbia

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) was allocated 6,000 nominations for 2018 and has reached the quota. British Columbia nominated 2,350 Express Entry candidates for Canadian permanent residence in 2017, with a notable boost in the number nominated through its EEBC — Skilled Worker category. In addition, British Columbia continues issuance of weekly invitations through BCPNP Tech Pilot.

Follow Green Light Canada to get the recent updates on the Provincial Immigration Programs and contact us to assess your chances for one of the PNPs.

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Destination – Saskatchewan!

Destination – Saskatchewan!

Saskatchewan is one of the Canadian prairies. In the last decade, Saskatchewan has one of the fastest growing economies of the country, as well as a rapidly growing population. Its opportunities attract more immigrants every year.

The economy of Saskatchewan is mainly based on agriculture, fisheries and forestry as well as on such natural resources as oil and gas. The province’s GDP is fifth in the country and has reached CAD $79.4 billion. At the same time, GDP per capita is the fourth in Canada and is CAD $70,138.

An important advantage of Saskatchewan is real estate prices. For the amount you will spend on buying a one or two-bedroom apartment somewhere in Toronto or Vancouver, in Saskatoon and Regina, the two largest cities of the province, you can buy a huge house with a plot of land. After all, the Canadian dream is to have a home of your own, and that is why many immigrants are striving for Canada.

In addition, Saskatchewan attracts many foreign students. The University of Saskatchewan entered the list of the top 500 universities in the prestigious World University Rankings 2018. The provincial authorities expect that the University of Regina, which today is approximately 700th in the world, will also soon join the top 500 world universities. Universities of the province attract foreign students with more flexible conditions for admission. For instance, usually, it is enough to get 18 points in all four categories of the TOEFL exam or 6.0 in the IELTS Academic.

The provincial government has also developed the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (SINP). Under this program, the province invites candidates within three categories: International Skilled Worker Category, Saskatchewan Experience Category, and Entrepreneur Category. Through SINP, future immigrants with the skills and experience required by the province can receive a provincial nomination that will allow a foreign citizen to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

This year the Saskatchewan stream for Entrepreneurs has become one of the largest programs for entrepreneurs in Canada. The reason for this may also be that the neighbouring province of Manitoba added additional language requirements, as a result of which many candidates began to apply for the Saskatchewan program.

To assess your chances of immigrating to Saskatchewan and to learn more about the opportunities for immigration, work or study in this province, contact Green Light Canada.
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Opportunities Ontario

At least 2 years of work experience in the last 5 years in the specialty for which a candidate passes an immigration process and an invitation to work from an employer approved by the province.

* Level of knowledge of English, Provincial authorities left to the discretion of the employer, that is, there is no need to take the language proficiency test to immigrate under this program.

But, like in any other immigration program, there are negative sides:

Pros of the Program:

  1. Almost any candidate with a job offer from an Ontario employer is eligible for the program (that is, not necessarily has to be in Canada and working for that employer).
  2. There is no need to confirm the knowledge of English. If the candidate’s level of skills suits the employer, the immigration authorities do not require additional confirmation of language proficiency.
  3. There is no age restriction.
  4. Terms of consideration are up to 6 months. From our experience, in 90% of cases, the program is in the time frames set.

Cons of the Program:

  1. The Ontario program collects fees at the candidate’s consideration stage ($ 1.500 CAD).
  2. Not every company has the right to issue an invitation to work. To meet the requirements, the company must exist for at least three years, if the company is located in the Greater Toronto area, must have a gross income for the previous fiscal year of at least $ 1 million and at least 5 permanent workers. Companies located outside of Greater Toronto – at least $ 500.000 gross income and at least 3 permanent employees.

Our clients are at an advantage as we help them to find an interested employer and prepare all the necessary paperwork.

 

 Alberta and Saskatchewan Provincial Programs.

The programs are very similar to the requirements Ontario Provincial Program.
There is also no need to take the English test, but other conditions must be met.

The main difference in the requirements to the Candidate

  • If in Ontario it is sufficient to have only a job offer from a local employer, then in these provinces, in order to be able to apply for immigration without passing a language proficiency test, you first need to work for 6 months. That is, you need to get a work visa that is certainly an obstacle, but if you are a professional in your industry, it really facilitates the process.

The companies that have the right to hire foreign professionals must meet these requirements:

  • There is no criterion either to income or to the number of employees.
  • If the company exists, is active and brings revenue, then it can hire a foreign specialist and after 6 months of work to help your worker get a nomination from the province and a permanent resident status.

Contact us at Green Light Immigration to see how we can help you to find employment opportunities and immigrate to Canada

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