TOP 10 ISSUES in PNP – WESTERN CANADA

BCPNP

(British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
A Look at 10 Important Issues Affecting
Provincial Nominee Programs in the West
By Mark Holthe (AB), Sofia Mirza (MB) & Marina Sedia (BC)

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1. General Issues
a. Trends in processing
i. Staffing
ii. Processing Times
iii. Implied Status
2. Representation
3. Semi-Skilled Workers / Approval Rates & Low Income Threshold
4. Language Testing
5. PNP Growth / Caps / Targets
6. Changing PNPs without Notice / Retroactivity of Changes
7. Update on Manitoba’s Worker Recruitment and Protection Act (“WRAPA”)
8. Students
9. Fraud / Enforcement
a. Illegal Work Experience
b. Investigations and Compliance Issues
10. Ethical issues / Practice Tips
a. Comply with Contact Protocol
b. Respect Processing Times
c. No Advantageous Relationship
d. Intention to Reside / Representatives
e. Verify Offer of Employment and Documents
f. Temporary Resident Visas
g. LMO Refusals
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TOP 10 ISSUES in PNP – WESTERN CANADA

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