The PEI Office of Immigration issued Invitation to Apply (ITA) to PEI PNP potential applicants on September 15, 2022. Business Impact Category 5 business owners and senior managers received an ITA. The minimum score for an ITA was 85, which was 12 points lower than the last round’s cut-off score. We don’t expect the cut-off score will go significantly lower. We believe applicants whose EOI score is 85 or higher will be able to receive an invitation in the next draw. Labour Impact Category and Express Entry Here are the draw results for Labour Impact Category applicants. The Office of […]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released immigration updates on August 24, 2022. IRCC stated that Canada has processed and accepted record-breaking numbers of immigrants in 2021 and 2022. The department also said they had hired 1,250 new employees and allocated an $85 million budget to address the immigration application backlog. In the news release, IRCC said that as of July 31 about 54% of immigration applications were in the backlog. IRCC said the main reasons for the backlog were addressing humanitarian crises and time taken to update old technology. They also stated that they now hope to process 80% […]
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The PEI Office of Immigration issued Invitation to Apply (ITA) to PEI PNP potential applicants on August 18, 2022. Business Impact Category 4 business owners and senior managers received an ITA. The minimum score for an ITA was 97, which was substantially higher than the last round’s cut-off score. Our speculation is that there were less individuals that registered an EOI profile resulting in the significant increase in the cut-off score. However, we anticipate applicants whose EOI score is 70 or higher will be able to receive an invitation. Labour Impact Category and Express Entry Here are the draw results […]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) enacted a special one-time measure to automatically extend or assist extending work permits so some foreign nationals can continue working in Canada until at least May 31, 2023. There are 95,000 post-graduation work permit set to expire by the end of 2022, and the Government of Canada expects about 55,000 of those permit holders will benefit from these measures, which came into effect August 2, 2022. Former international students with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits will be able to remain working by extending their work permit for an additional 18 months. POST-GRADUATION WORK […]
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The PEI Office of Immigration issued Invitation to Apply (ITA) to PEI PNP potential applicants on July 21, 2022. Business Impact Category 27 business owners and senior managers received an ITA. The minimum score for an ITA was 60, which was slightly higher than the last round’s cut-off score. We anticipate the cut-off score will be slightly higher in the next round. We recommend your EOI score is approximately 70. Labour Impact Category and Express Entry Here are the draw results for Labour Impact Category applicants. The Office of Immigration invited 138 skilled workers. It is difficult to get an […]
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The PEI Office of Immigration is introducing a Net Worth Verification Report as part of PEI Provincial Nominee Program: Business Impact Stream. This requirement will come into effect starting with applicants applying to the August 18, 2022 Invitation to Apply draw. Applicants applying to August’s draw and any future draw will be required to engage with a designated a net worth verifier within 15 days of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The net worth verifier will provide a report to the PEI Office of Immigration and the applicant. Please keep reading to learn more about the new net worth […]
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The PEI Office of Immigration issued Invitation to Apply (ITA) to PEI PNP potential applicants on June 16, 2022. Business Impact Category 9 business owners and senior managers received an ITA. The minimum score for an ITA was 65, which was slightly higher than the last round’s cut-off score. We anticipate the low cut-off score will be more or less the same in the next round, but in order to be safe, we recommend your EOI score to be at around 75. Labour Impact Category and Express Entry Here are the draw results for Labour Impact Category applicants. The Office […]
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At a committee meeting on May 12, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser said the processing times for most application inventories should be back to standard processing times by the end of the year. For GBPEI’s clients that means that the PEI PNP Permanent Residency application process should return to the average of 12 to 18 months instead of the current 2.5 year wait. At this meeting of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, Minister Fraser also said the Government of Canada is working to address the country’s antiquated immigration system. IRCC is currently modernizing and digitizing […]
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The PEI Office of Immigration issued Invitation to Apply (ITA) to PEI PNP potential applicants on May 19, 2022. Business Impact Category 16 business owners and senior managers received an ITA. The minimum score for an ITA was 62, which was slightly lower than the last round’s cut-off score. We anticipate the low cut-off score will be more or less the same in the next round, but in order to be safe, we recommend your EOI score to be at around 75. Labour Impact Category and Express Entry Here are the draw results for Labour Impact Category applicants. The Office […]
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GBPEI is proud to congratulate our clients who participated in and organized the IT conference, Together, We Ignite! Strategy and Tools for your Business at the University of Prince Edward Island on Wednesday, May 4 2022. About 60 people gathered to learn more about seven IT-based businesses are enhancing the local marketplace with digital technology. Topics included branding; big data; security, microchips and blockchain technology; employee monitoring software and evaluation, as well as an app for assistive technology for people with intellectual disabilities. Some of our clients including; Accelerator Training Services https://acctspei.com/; Bright Stars Technology Inc https://brightstarstech.ca/; C&W Performance eTrack […]
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