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Immigration Pipeline GFR

A source of information about stakeholders and programs. Email Julia Ramirez at Ignite Fredericton for changes.
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Transcript of Immigration Pipeline GFR

Visitors
Immigration
Pipeline
An always changing source of information about Greater Fredericton Region immigration pipeline and programs!
Workers
Business Owners,
Investors & Self-Employed
Students
Refugees & Asylum
Type of Immigrants
Stakeholders
Information
Programs
Initial
Contacts
Currently
there is not long term
support in place
Information
Programs
Initial
Contacts
No Specific
Long Term
Support
Information
Initial
Contacts
Long Term
Support
Initial
Contacts
How Visitors find out about Fredericton
Family & Friends
Travel agencies & tours
Social Media
Companies & recruitment
Marketing for Canada & Fredericton
Ranking lists
Multiple Entry Visa
Expire max 10 years
Duration of 6 months each time
Can be extended 30 days before expire
Airport personal
Accommodations Industry
Visitors Centers
Cultural and touristic locations and events
How to influence it:
Share information about how to move to Fredericton
Train the service personal about immigration and business programs
Data/Potential
Estimated 1,325,000 visitors in 2013
394 tours
4063 visitors to Fredericton City Hall
University, Colleges & High School recruitment - Virtual and local tours (UNB online, STU online or email, NBCC no info)
Second Language training
International exchange and special inter-institutions agreements
Relative & Friends
Ranking lists
Marketing of Canada & Fredericton
Google
Specialized industries (Geodesy, Robotics, Biology etc.)
How Students find out about Fredericton
Study Permit
Does not require a work permit anymore
Institution needs to be in Designated Learning Institution list
For Co-op and internship programs requires a special permit & it has to relate to topics of study
Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWPP)
Duration of the length of the program max up to 3 years
Only full time students
Need to apply within 90 days of graduation
And have a valid study permit
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-how.asp
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/student.asp
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp
Educational Institutions
Recruitment
Registrar Office
Student Advisers
International Student Associations
Multicultural Association of Fredericton
How to influence it:
Share information about pathways to stay in Fredericton
Alumni programs
(not specific programs for
international students)
Graduate student falls under Worker or Business/Investor label
Data/Potential
894 International Students enrolled in UNB & STU 2011
70% - 80% International Students want to stay in Fredericton
Companies & recruitment agencies
Jobs websites
Specialize industries
Friends & relatives
Education institutions
Missions
Social Media, Google & Internet
Marketing of Canada & Fredericton
Ranking lists
How Workers find out about Fredericton
Programs
PNP Skilled Worker
Permanent Residency
2 ways, Employer support (Employment offer) or Family support (Relative)
IELTS test
Between the ages 22-50
Federal Skilled Worker (FWS) & Federal Skilled Trades Program
Permanent Residency
Through Express Entry
Valid offer or work experience in specific occupation
Language test
An education credential from Canada or validated
Money to support yourself
Temporary Foreign
Worker
No Permanent Residency
$1000 fee per employee
Needs LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessments)
Also needs a Temporary Resident Visa
Max a year
Live-In-Caregivers
Needs high school
1 year experience
Contract
http://www.welcomenb.ca/content/wel-bien/en/immigrating_and_settling/how_to_immigrate/new_brunswick_provincialnomineeprogram.html
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/temp/work/index.asp
International Mobility Program
No Permanent Residency
Allow employers to hire without LMIA
International Students
Through Free Trade Agreements
Spouses of high skilled foreign worker
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/reform/imp.shtml
Companies
Recruitment Agencies
Companies
Province through International Job Fairs and Missions
Multicultural Association of Fredericton
Community Organizations (Jewish community)
Multicultural Association of Fredericton (If becomes permanent resident)
Data/Potential
Path to Permanent Residence
Government Departments
Municipalities
Education Institutions
Economic Development: Ignite Fredericton
Exploratory Visit
Business Counseling
Welcoming Communities
Social and Municipal Services
Business Community
Ethno-cultural Groups
Faith Organizations
Community Groups: YMCA, Legions
In 2012 Fredericton had 398 Foreign Workers
Canadian Experience
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/trades/
Care giver program
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/caregivers/index.asp
Family sponsorship
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/apply-who.asp
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/index.asp
Information
Consultants, Investing Companies, Advisers
Marketing of Canada, Provinces and Municipalities
Banks
Specialize industries
Friends & relatives
Ranking lists
Education institutions
Social Media, Google & Internet
How potential Business Owners, investors & Self-Employed people find out about Fredericton
Programs
PNP Business Applicants
High School & Management Experience
IELTS test
Between the ages 22-50
Net worth $300,000 CAD, Investment $125,000 & Deposit $75,000
Business Plan
Exploratory Visit
Start Up Visa
Needs Canadian backing, 3 streams: Venture Capital ($200,000 CAD min), Angel Investment ($75,000 CAD min) or accepted at a Business Incubators
Language test
At least 1 year of Post-Secondary education
Money to support yourself
NBIF & Planet Hatch
Self-Employed Persons Program
Specific to relevant Cultural & Athletics activities or intents to buy and manage a farm.
Base on experience
http://www.welcomenb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/petl-epft/PDF/PopGrowth/GuideBusinessApplicants.pdf
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/business/self-employed/index.asp
Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program
$2 million non-guaranteed investment for 15 years into the IIVC fund
Cap 60 max 500 applications
Net worth of at least $10 million
Open until Dec 30, no info if cap has been reached
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=915049
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/business/start-up/
For students, temporary workers & families
Consultants and Advisers
Provincial Government
Ignite Fredericton
Economic Development
Chamber of Commerce
Multicultural Association of Fredericton
Community Organizations (Jewish community)
Long Term
Support
Ignite Fredericton
Chamber of Commerce
Multicultural Association of Fredericton
Community Groups
Data/Potential
Approx. 130 Business Immigrants landed in 2013
It is expected they will invest at least $16 million dollars over the next 2 years
It averages 3 new
immigrants per landed
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/
Information
The majority of refugees get referred to Canada by international agreements and specific refugees are assigned to Fredericton
Some come sponsored by a group of five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents
Or sponsored by community groups
How refugees come to Fredericton
Programs
Resettlement from outside Canada
Convention Refugee Abroad Class or Country of Asylum Class
Referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Selected as a government-assisted or privately sponsored refugee, or have the funds needed to support yourself and any dependents after you arrive in Canada.
Sponsor a refugee
Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program
Sponsorship Agreement Holders
Blended Visa Office-Referred Program
Groups of five
Community sponsors
Joint Assistance Sponsorship Program
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/index.asp
Claim refugee protection from inside Canada
Protection from: torture; a risk to their life; or a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/inside/index.asp
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/sponsor/index.asp
Initial
Contacts
NGO's & Canadian Government
Provincial Government
Multicultural Association of Fredericton
Community Organizations (Jewish community)
Long Term
Support
Community
Organizations
Multicultural Association of Fredericton
Community Groups
Data/Potential
In 2013 Fredericton received 82 new refugees
Retention 84% for 2013
Federal
Provincial
CIC
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Employment & Social Development Canada
ACOA
NRCC
Industry Canada
Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development Canada
Export Development Canada
Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Population Growth (Division)
Health
Social Development
Human Resources
Economic Development
Invest NB
Tourism, Heritage & Culture
Business Immigrant Mentorship Program
the Hive: Intercultural Business Incubator

Professional Associations
Business Networks
Banks
Service Providers (Phone, power...)

Non-Profit Organizations & Community Groups
Settlement (orientation, language, support) & Social services for:
Permanent Residents
Provincial Nominees (Business & Skilled Worker)
Federal Skilled Workers
Refugees
Temporary Foreign Workers (Just English lessons)

No work permit holders
Recruitment
Student services
School Districts
Public Schools
In 2011 Fredericton had
431 Foreign Workers
10% of the total in
New Brunswick
9% of NB
Foreign Workers are 3 times more likely to stay in NB
Wait times for visa between 4-53 days
Not eligible for One-pledge
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Permanent Residency
Permanent Residency
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