March 28, 2023

Prince Edward Island PNP Sent 188 New Invites For PR!

November 17, 2022 – PEI PNP Draw (Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program) sent 149 new invites for PR, under two different categories. In a separate draw on November 3, PEI sent additional 39 invites, but details were updated today.

141 + 39 candidates were invited under Labour & Express Entry category while just 8 invitations went to Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category. October 2022 draw invited highest number of candidates under Labour & Express Entry category.

Minimum point threshold for Business Invitations reduced by 10 points to 62 as compared to last draw in October 2022. Prince Edward Island PNP draws are held once a month and are declared around 15th to 20th of every month. So far, PEI PNP has invited 1,776 applicants in 2022.

Below listed are the details of all the PEI PNP Draws in 2022.


Candidates eligible for Express Entry category need to have a valid Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP in addition to their Express Entry Profile under either FSW, FST or CEC.


Labour Impact Category also requires a valid EOI profile with PEI PNP under one of the streams; Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, or International Graduate. It also requires a valid job offer and support by an employer in PEI.


Business Impact Category is for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in the PEI. Cut off score for this category was 60 in this draw under Work Permit Stream.


For more information on eligibility and how to apply for different immigration programs of the Prince Edward Island, click here

About Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is one of maritime provinces in eastern Canada. Also, it is the smallest province of Canada. It is located just next to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Furthermore, this province is marked by red-sand beaches, lighthouses, and fertile farmland.

Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island. Adding further, it is renowned for seafood like lobster and mussels. Charlottetown is home to Victorian government buildings and the modern Confederation Centre of the Arts, with a theatre and art gallery. Prince Edward Island has area of 5,660 km and population of 156,947 (in 2019).

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  • Manitoba PNP Draw Sent 518 New Invites For PR-November 18Friday, 18 November 2022, 1:00 PM EST

    November 18, 2022 – Today, Manitoba PNP draw (MPNP) sent 518 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) under three different categories of its provincial nominee program. Most of the LAAs; 198 sent to International Education Stream (IES). 

    177 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) were sent to Skilled Workers In Manitoba (SWM) having a cut off score of 797. This cut off score increased by 184 points as compared to previous MPNP draw. Lowest cut off score was 459 in January 2022 MPNP draw.

    Additionally, 143 LAAs went to Skilled Worker Overseas applicants having a score of 686 or above, under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. This cut off reduced by 40 points as compared to last MPNP Draw. Out of 518 LAAs, 125 were issued to the valid Express Entry profiles (FSW, FST, or CEC candidates).

    Skilled Workers in Manitoba

    This category offers permanent residency to individuals who demonstrate that a Manitoba company has offered them a long-term, full-time job. This job offer needs to be after they have completed at least six months (continuous) full-time employment with that company as a temporary foreign worker or international student working graduate.

    Self-employed individuals, business owners, owner-operators and individuals providing services as independent contractors are not eligible.

    If you graduated from a post-secondary program in another Canadian province, must first have been working for a Manitoba employer for at least one year before applying.

    International Education Stream:

    • The Graduate Internship Pathway which need a doctoral or master’s degree program from Manitoba in the last 3 years. But, job offer is not mandatory.
    • The Career Employment Pathway which needs to be graduated in the past 3 years from a DLI. But, 1-year full time job offer is required.
    • The International Student Entrepreneur Pilot which needs a full-time post-secondary program from Manitoba. It must be at least two years in duration. It requires the applicant to be 51% owner in a Manitoban business and actively working as a senior manager for last 6 months before applying.

    Language proficiency of CLB 7 is required to apply.

    Skilled Workers Overseas:

    To apply under this category, candidates must demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through:

    • the support of family members or friends
    • previous education or work experience in the province
    • an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

    Apart from this, you must score at least 60 points based on the five selection factors.

    Click here to calculate your score.

    Who cannot apply to the Manitoba PNP?

    • Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
    • Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
    • Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
    • Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
    • Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal

    How to Apply for Manitoba PNP:

    Manitoba PNP does not necessarily requires an Express Entry profile, but need an Expression of Interest to be submitted with Manitoba. If you are eligible under one of the above mentioned programs, then click here to create an Expression of Interest with Manitoba.

    • Alberta Opportunity Stream For PR: Know Full Eligibility!Friday, 18 November 2022, 9:19 AM EST

      The Alberta Opportunity Stream of Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is for temporary foreign workers already working full-time in Alberta. Alberta renamed its PNP to AAIP (Alberta Advantage Immigration Program) in February 2022. Previously, AAIP was called Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

      Currently, AAIP is assessing applications received before September 2, 2022. Furthermore, there are approximately 935 applications in queue. IRCC allocated 6,500 nominations to AAIP for 2022. Out of these, Alberta has already issued 5,837 nomination certificates so far.

      This article enlists full eligibility requirements for Alberta Opportunity Stream focusing on:

      Language requirements

      When you submit your application, you must demonstrate that you have passed the following language tests in English or French. You must get the required points based on a single test result.

      When your application is filed, official test results must be no more than two years old. The date you took the exam, not the date your test results were issued, is utilized to establish the age of your test findings. The AAIP will not accept enrollment confirmation for a language exam instead of a test result.

      Occupation requirements

      Eligible occupations

      When you file your application, you must work in a qualifying occupation in Alberta at the time of your application evaluation. The occupation requirements apply to your work experience and a job offer.

      In addition, most occupations in National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3, 4, and 5 are eligible. 

      Post-Graduation Work Permit holders

      If you have a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), your occupation in Alberta must also be connected to your subject of study. See the education requirements section for further information on valid Alberta credentials and recognized Alberta institutions.

      Suppose you began your Alberta credential program on or after April 1, 2019, and completed an Advanced Education-approved one-year post-diploma or post-baccalaureate certificate. In that case, your occupation must also be connected to your previous post-secondary field of study outside of Canada.

      Ineligible occupations

      Individuals employed in the occupations listed below at the time of submission and evaluation are ineligible to apply for or be nominated under the Alberta Opportunity Stream.

      Work permit and residency requirements 

      When you submit your application and the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) evaluates it, you must have a valid temporary resident status in Canada that allows you to work, i.e. a temporary foreign worker permit.

      For work permits to be valid, they should meet one of the following criteria:

      • Have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or
      • An LMIA exemption for workers based on the following:
        • International trade agreements
        • workers transferred within a company
        • International Experience Canada
        • Mobilité Francophone
      • Have an IRCC-issued open work permit:
        • To vulnerable workers who demonstrate they are at risk of abuse or experiencing abuse in the content of their employment in Canada. It includes exemption under the Vulnerable Workers Open Work Permit (VWOWP)
        • Family members of a vulnerable worker who qualifies for the VWOWP exemption
      • a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) issued to a graduate of Alberta Advanced Education publicly funded post-secondary institution
        • PGWP holders must also fulfill the requirements of the occupation, education, and work experience.
      • An open work permit was granted following one of the IRCC’s open work permit public policies:
      • The permit must be held by an Alberta Advanced Education publicly funded post-secondary institution graduate. Following the temporary policy changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP)
      • Other open work permit requirements:

      Regarding requirements, candidates must have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or one of the accepted LMIA exemption work permits. Candidates must also fulfill additional minimum eligibility requirements for residency and work permit type, occupation, language, education, Alberta job offer, and work experience.

      Ineligible applicants

      The following individuals are not eligible to apply for or be nominated for the Alberta Opportunity Stream:

      • Individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal procedure – The AAIP does not intervene in federal refugee claims, appeals, or removal proceedings.
      • temporary residents of Canada living or working in a province or territory other than Alberta, or
      • Foreign nationals who live or work in Canada but do not have legal temporary residence status

      If you apply to the AAIP under NOC code 33102 (nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates), you must have a CLB of 7 for each English language skill or an NCLC of 7 for each French language skill.

      Education requirements

      Except for Post-Graduation Work Permit holders, all candidates must have completed a minimum of high school education equal to Canadian standards when filing your application on January 1, 2021.

      Applicant must provide a copy of an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) issued by an IRCC-approved organization for your highest level of education. You do not fulfill the education criterion if your ECA report reveals that your certificate is not equivalent to the completion of a Canadian high school or if the foreign educational institution is not recognized.

      An ECA is not required if:

      You have a valid Alberta Qualification Certificate, a trade certificate recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, or a Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate from a recognized Canadian post-secondary, technical college, or secondary school (AIT).

      Candidates who applied before January 1, 2021, had to have completed high school education in their country of origin. These candidates did not need an ECA.

      Eligible work experience

      When you submit your application, you must have either: 

      • 12 months of full-time job experience in your present occupation in Alberta during the previous 18 months, or
      • A minimum of 24 months of full-time work experience in your current occupation in Canada or overseas during the previous 30 months, or both – this work experience can be a combination of experience earned in Alberta, in Canada (outside of Alberta), or abroad.

      Post-Graduation Work Permit holders must have a minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience in their current occupation in Alberta within the past 18 months.

      Work experience in the qualifying period is required for all candidates, including those with a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

      • full-time work experience for a minimum of 30 hours a week
      • Work experience in the same occupation as your current occupation 
      • Had a valid temporary resident status and IRCC-authorised work permit while working in Alberta or Canada. 
      • Work experience gained while studying does not count unless you were on a PGWP and completed a paid co-op work term as a part of your program of study at an Alberta post-secondary institution. The work term must have been:
        • Minimum of 30 hours per week, paid and full-time.  
        • Work experience directly relates to your current occupation and 
        • All work experience was gained in Alberta. 

      All applicants, including PGWP holders, must complete the following license, registration, and certification requirement at the time your application is filed and the AAIP evaluates it:

      • To work in your present occupation in Alberta, you must have the necessary licensure, registration, or certification.
      • You must hold a valid Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Trade (AIT) approved trade certificate if you work in a required trade in Alberta.
      • If you work as a childcare worker, you must be certified as a Level 2 Early Childhood Educator (previously Child Development Worker) or Level 3 Early Childhood Educator (formerly Child Development Supervisor).

      Source: Government of Alberta

      • Saskatchewan PNP-List of Ineligible Occupations With New NOC CodesThursday, 17 November 2022, 8:53 PM EST

        New TEER codes have now replaced the old NOC system effective November 16, 2022. All the provincial nominee programs (PNP) in Canada will also be following the new NOC system. We will be updating all the changes with new TEER system affecting PNPs.

        Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program known as Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has a list of excluded occupations for the Express Entry Category and the Occupations In-Demand Category. People with these occupations are not eligible to apply for these categories of SINP.

        NOC TEER 4 (occupations that typically require a high school diploma or job-specific training) and NOC TEER 5 (occupations that typically require on-the-job training) skill levels are ineligible for the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry subcategories.

        Below is the list of 152 occupations with new TEER codes that are ineligible for SINP

        Source: SINP

        • BC PNP: New Changes To Eligibility For Skills ImmigrationThursday, 17 November 2022, 3:57 PM EST

          On November 16, 2022, the province of British Columbia made several changes to the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program’s (BC PNP) Skills Immigration. These changes include updating the Skills Immigration registration scoring system to boost immigration to regions other than the Metro Vancouver Regional District.

          In this article, you can learn about the new BC PNP changes in the Skill immigration stream that include the following:

          • Highlights of BC PNP Skills Immigration New Changes  
          • Implementation on NOC 2021 
          • Summary of BC PNP Skills Immigration Changes 
          • New Points Distribution

          Highlights of B.C PNP Skills Immigration New Changes  

          People who have worked or studied outside the Metro Vancouver Regional District may be eligible for additional points if they have a valid job offer in that region. 

          The province has also revised the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) eligibility to include job offers from regional companies in British Columbia in any skilled occupation. Furthermore, for doctoral-level programs, eligibility for the International Post Graduate stream has been expanded to include any field of study.

           In addition, professors and post-doctoral fellows on fixed-term or limited-term employment contracts at British Columbia universities are now eligible for the Skilled Worker stream. 

          Both criteria adjustments for international postgraduates, professors and post-doctoral fellows aim to attract more innovators and experts who can contribute their extensive knowledge to the province.

          Implementation on NOC 2021 

          Following the overall implementation of NOC 2021, the BC PNP Online system has been updated to use the 2021 National Occupational Classification (NOC).

          Applicants who submitted their application before November 16, 2022, will be handled and processed using NOC 2021. 

          However, all registrations and applications submitted on or after November 16, 2022, must use NOC 2021.

          Summary of B.C PNP Skills Immigration Changes 

          • The province has updated the points structure to assist regional employers in retaining workers who have worked or studied outside the Metro Vancouver Regional District.
          • Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) eligibility has been expanded to include any skilled occupation in the regions.
          • The International Post-Graduate Program now includes doctoral graduates and Ph.D. candidates from any field of study.
          • University professors and lecturers with NOC 41200, working at B.C. public universities on short-term or limited-time contracts, are now eligible for the Skilled Worker stream.
          • The maximum number of points available for human capital factors such as education, work experience, and language ability has been increased.
          • NOC skill level points have been removed.  
          • Other criteria adjustments that protect British Columbians’ safety and strengthen the program’s integrity.

          New Points Distribution

          Below is the new points distribution for human capital, language abilities, wages and area of employment.

          B.C PNP Skills Immigration
          B.C PNP Skills Immigration
          B.C PNP Skills Immigration
          B.C PNP Skills Immigration

          For more information on BC PNP Skills Immigration changes, refer to the updated program guide

          • Manitoba PNP: In-Demand Occupations With New TEER CodesThursday, 17 November 2022, 10:38 AM EST

            Manitoba PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) has provided an update regarding implementation of new TEER system. November 16 onward, MPNP is now only accepting Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles using new NOC 2021.

            As per MPNP notice, they will conduct an Expression of Interest draw for profiles using NOC 2021 today (November 17, 2022). Expression of Interest profile by November 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST will be considered for today’s draw.

            143 In-Demand Occupations With New NOC 2021 for Manitoba PNP

            • Manitoba PNP Categories:
              • SWO – Skilled Worker Overseas
              • SWM – Skilled Workers in Manitoba
              • IES – International Education Stream

            1. Business, finance and administration occupations

            2. Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

            3. Health Occupations

            4. Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion

            5. Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

            6. Sales and service occupations

            7. Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

            8. Occupations unique to primary industry, processing, manufacturing and utilities

            9. Rural in-demand occupations

            • Canada Immigration Backlog Reduces To 1.2 Million – New IRCC DataWednesday, 16 November 2022, 6:44 PM EST

              Canada immigration backlog reduced from 1.49 million as of September 30, 2022 to 1.2 million as of October 31, 2022. This new data has been updated by IRCC today (November 16, 2022).

              Additionally, 1.04 million applications are still processing within service standards. So, in total, there are now 2.2 million applications under processing at IRCC.

              IRCC minister clarified on August 24, 2022 that backlog data is different from the service standard data. For e.g., spousal sponsorship has processing time of 12 months, then an application under processing within 12 months is “NOT” a backlog. Rather it will fall under normal processing data.

              However, if it exceeds the 12-month service standard, then it is called backlog. It is important to note that IRCC’s target is to processing 80% of the applications within service standards. Click here for category-wise IRCC’s service standards. Click here for latest category-wise IRCC processing times.

              Immigration Applications Under Processing Within Service Standards
              Immigration Applications Under Processing In Backlog

              Below are the category-wise Canada Immigration backlog projections by IRCC

              1. Federal High Skilled Backlog

              2. Provincial Nominee Program (Express Entry) Backlog

              3. Spouses, Partners and children applications Backlog

              4. Citizenship Backlog

              5. Study Permits Backlog

              6. Work Permits Backlog

              **As per IRCC, approximately 74% of work permits applications are from the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel.

              7. Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Visitor Visa Backlog

              **As per IRCC, approximately 16% of temporary resident visa or visitor visa applications are from the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel.

              Source: IRCC official website

              • Here Are IRCC New Updated Online Processing Times – Nov 16!Wednesday, 16 November 2022, 10:03 AM EST

                IRCC changed their online processing tool in the beginning of 2022, to offer accurate information on processing timelines. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced this modification on March 31, 2022, as part of an effort to improve Canadian immigration system. This page contains the latest processing times from the IRCC website as of November 16, 2022.

                Processing Times for Citizenship & PR cards

                Processing Time for Family Sponsorship

                Processing time for Canadian Passport 

                Processing time for Economic Class

                Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 

                What Updates Does the Processing Time Include 

                IRCC bases processing time on the time it took to process prior similar applications. The processing period begins when the application is received by IRCC and concludes when the immigration officer makes a decision on the application. Furthermore, the processing time may differ depending on whether the application was filed on paper or online.

                These processing times are designed to offer new weekly timelines from the preceding 6 months’ data. Furthermore, it correlates the application volume with operational issues to assist future immigrants in better planning their journey.

                Source: IRCC

                • International Students Can Now Work Unlimited Hours-Know EligibilityTuesday, 15 November 2022, 9:49 AM EST

                  From today, November 15, 2022, until December 31, 2023, International students who are in Canada and have off-campus job authorization on their study permit will not be restricted by the 20-hour-per-week work-hour limit.

                  On October 7, 2022, Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, announced the temporary lifting of the 20-hour-per-week limits on the number of hours eligible post-secondary international students are allowed to work off-campus while classes are in session. 

                  If you are an international student planning to take advantage of this new policy, below are all the rules and regulations you need to know. 

                  Rules for international students planning to work full time  

                  As per IRCC, you can work more than 20 hours per week off campus while class is in session if you

                  • are a study permit holder and are studying at a DLI full-time (or part-time during your final academic session), OR
                  • have been approved for a study permit but haven’t arrived in Canada yet

                  In addition, you must meet all these requirements:

                  • You must ensure IRCC received your application for this study permit (including extensions) on or before October 7, 2022.
                  • You must have an off-campus work authorization on your study permit.
                  • Furthermore, you must be either in Canada or coming to Canada before December 31, 2023.

                  How will temporarily lifting the work-hour limit benefit international students and Canada’s economy?

                  This temporary policy change is because employers have unprecedented problems finding and retaining the required workers due to existing labour shortages and as Canada recovers from the pandemic. 

                  This initiative will increase the availability of workers to sustain Canada’s post-pandemic growth by providing many international students more opportunities to get significant job experience in Canada. 

                  With over 500,000 international students already in Canada and potentially available to work more hours, this temporary change reflects the crucial role international students may play in alleviating Canada’s labour need while continuing to pursue their education. 

                  Most international post-secondary students are permitted to work on and off campus, with their work authorization printed directly on their study permit. Previously, nearly half of post-secondary international students in Canada reported earning money while studying.

                  In the next section, you can learn about other changes IRCC implemented to support international students and recent graduates.

                  Simplifying the process of Study permit extension 

                  Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have also introduced a pilot project to simplify the processing of study permit extensions. The types of applications covered in this pilot have a consistently high approval rate, as all applicants have previously been allowed to study in Canada. 

                  In 2021, IRCC approved over 119,000 study permit extension applications with a 97% acceptance rate. In addition, more than 135,000 applications were completed between January 1, 2022, and the end of August 2022, with a 96% approval rate.

                  To improve client service, the pilot applied to a small group of applicants who received their extended study permit significantly faster. If the pilot proves effective, it will expand to other programs to help reduce processing times and allow officers to focus on more complex applications.

                  More than 452,000 study permit applications have been processed between January 1, 2022, and August 31, 2022. Additionally, 367,000 applications were processed within the same period in 2021, reaching a record high for the year. It also represents a 23 percent gain.

                  Applications evaluated as part of the pilot to automate study permit extensions must meet study permit extension criteria. Otherwise, officers manually evaluate applications that do not meet the requirements. 

                  In addition, the automated process will not reject applications or recommend rejections. Only an officer can make any decision to deny an application.

                  These changes are part of a series of steps to benefit international students and graduates while assisting Canada’s larger efforts to improve client service and application processing times.

                  Other recent initiatives aimed toward international students and recent graduates include:

                  Source: IRCC

                  • Canada-India Signs New Agreement Allowing Unlimited Flights!Monday, 14 November 2022, 9:00 PM EST

                    Today, on November 14, 2022, Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, announced the signing of an expanded air transport agreement between Canada and India. The expanded agreement permits selected carriers to fly between the two countries an unlimited number of times. The prior agreement limited each country to 35 flights each week.

                    New census data released by Statistics Canada on October 26 revealed that India is the top source of immigrants in Canada. India accounts for nearly one in five (18.6%) of all new immigrants. Furthermore, Canada’s fourth largest foreign air transport market is in India.

                    This is a good news for Indian-origin immigrants living in Canada as well as future Canada aspirants from India. Additionally, this new agreement will also help in keeping the ticket prices in check to avoid unnecessary inflation of ticket rates.

                    Transport Minister Omar Alghabra

                    Goal to improve India-Canada economic relations

                    The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hoping that improved access to one of the economies with the largest and fastest rate of growth will be beneficial for commerce and investment.

                    “By enabling the flow of products and people faster and easier,” the expanded agreement “will continue to facilitate trade and investment between Canada and India and help our businesses develop and flourish,” said Alghabra. Moreover, all cargo service rights are already unrestricted.

                    Removing the flight cap is crucial to pursue a complete trade agreement with India, according to Rohinton Medhora, a distinguished fellow at the think tank Centre for International Governance Innovation. In addition, it serves as a symbol that India and Canada take their business relationships seriously.

                    About India-Canada Expanded Transport Agreement

                    The first air transport agreement between Canada and India was signed in 1982 and was most recently expanded in 2011. This new agreement was reached as part of Canada’s Blue Sky policy, which promotes long-term, sustainable competition and the development of international aviation services.

                    The India-Canada transport agreement enables Canadian and Indian airlines to better meet the needs of the Canada-India air transport sector. Both countries’ authorities will maintain touch in the future to consider the agreement’s expansion.

                    The agreement allows Canadian airlines to fly to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai. In contrast, Indian airlines can fly to Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, and two other locations chosen by India.

                    So far, Air Canada is the only designated carrier that flies to Indian cities. But other domestic carriers can now also get designation status, explained the minister. Airlines can immediately exercise the new rights granted by the expanded agreement. 

                    Source: Transport Canada

                    • IRCC Announces New Canada-Italy Youth Mobility AgreementMonday, 14 November 2022, 6:06 PM EST

                      Today, Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge, announced a new Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. 

                      With the Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement, Canadian and Italian youth now have more opportunities when applying for international work or travel experience through the International Experience Canada Program.

                      Canada and Italy have long been youth mobility partners, supporting international work and travel opportunities. The program also assists youth in exploring different cultures, languages, and societies while gaining life skills and enhancing their future career possibilities.

                      The New Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement

                      There are around 1.5 million Canadians of Italian heritage, making Canada one of the world’s largest Italian communities outside of Italy.

                      Under the new agreement, youth aged 18 to 35 can work and travel in Canada for up to 12 months and participate in the program twice, making it possible to travel and work for a total of 24 months. 

                      The agreement has also expanded the program to introduce 2 new streams, International Co-op and Young Professionals. In addition, it will assist youth in gaining professional work experience abroad. 

                      IEC Categories that can participate in New Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement

                      The program allows for three categories of participation:

                      • Working Holiday participants can acquire an open work permit that enables them to work anywhere in the host nation to fund their travels.
                      • International Co-op (Internship) participants are provided with an employer-specific work permit, allowing students to get specific experience in their field of study.
                      • Young Professionals participants receive an employer-specific work permit to get specialized, professional work experience in their field of study or career choice.

                      This agreement with Italy creates new opportunities for future work and travel, strengthens people-to-people ties, and improves labour market access for Canadian and Italian youngsters.

                      About International Experience Canada (IEC) 

                      Canada has formal youth mobility agreements in place with 36 countries and territories.

                      International Experience Canada (IEC) facilitates the management of reciprocal bilateral youth mobility arrangements in Canada. These agreements allow Canadians to travel and work in partner countries and territories while allowing international youth to do the same in Canada.

                      Nearly 200,000 Canadians have participated in the IEC Program since 2008. Many have returned to Canada with life-changing experiences that benefited their personal and professional lives.  

                      Source: IRCC

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