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545 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw on May 11

Express Entry Draw #222 –May 11, 2022

545 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw on May 11

Canada invited another 545 Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply for permanent residency in a new invitation round held on May 11, 2022.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off for this draw was 753. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for December 15, 2021 at 20:32:57 UTC.

IRCC is currently holding only PNP-specific draws. However, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced on April 22 that IRCC resume draws for FSWP and CEC candidates by “early July”.

HOW TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA THROUGH EXPRESS ENTRY-ALIGNED PNPS

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) kept affirming itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs. PNP enables participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a certain number of economic immigrants for Canadian permanent residence each year.

A part of these nominations is known as ‘enhanced’ nominations and allow a province or territory to pick up candidates from the Express Entry pool and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination.

Steps to apply for the PNP through Express Entry:

Step 1: Submit an Express Entry profile

Step 2: Receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from a province or territory (upon meeting requirements)

Step 3: Lodge your PNP application within time-frame

Step 4: Get a provincial nomination – receive 600 additional CRS points

Step 5: Get an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in an Express Entry Draw

Step 6: Submit your PR application within 60 days

Step 7: Receive a Canadian PR visa

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination by a Canadian province or territory are awarded an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which directly increases their chances to receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Know your chances to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry!!

To find out if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM ! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options!

Saskatchewan PNP invited 198 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on May 5

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan invited a total of 198 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in new invitation round held on May 5.

Out of total invites issued, 106 were issued to candidates under the Express Entry-aligned stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and 91 went to Occupations In-Demand candidates.

In order to receive an invite under both immigration categories, candidates were required to have a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 85. They were also required to have work experience in one of 40 occupations including Administrative officers, Business management consultants, Manufacturing managers, Industrial designers, Advertising, marketing & public relations officers, among others.

As a special measure in response to the current conflict in Ukraine, SINP also issued one invitation to a Ukrainian national.

Stream Total Invitations issued Minimum EOI Score
Express Entry 106  

85

Occupations In-Demand 91

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows the province to nominate qualified immigration candidates with skills required in its labour market.

Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-categories are two prominent streams within the SINP for individuals who have education and work experience in a high-skilled and in-demand occupation.

Express Entry candidates, who obtain a nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry-aligned stream, receive additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, effectively increasing their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

Check your eligibility to immigrate to Canada under SINP!!

To find out if you’re eligible for immigration to Canada under SINP or any other PNP, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options to immigrate to Canada!

Canada invited 829 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw on April 27

Express Entry Draw #221 –April 27, 2022

Canada invited 829 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw on April 27

Canada invited 829 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw held on April 27, 2022.

Invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 772.

Candidates with a provincial nomination get additional 600 points added to their overall CRS score. Therefore, the CRS score cut-off for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was March 24, 2022 at 8:00:50 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 772 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA)  in this round of invitations.

Results:  #221 –April 27, 2022

  • Stream: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Date and time of round: April 27,2022 16:04:21 UTC
  • Number of invitations issued: 829
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 772
  • Tie-breaking rule: March 24,2022 at 8:00:50 UTC

The Express Entry system is the fastest and most efficient path for skilled workers to get Canadian permanent residency. It is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under these three federal economic immigration programs: The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Throughout the pandemic, IRCC focused on conducting PNP-only draws to support provincial immigration goals. However, Canada’s Immigration minister Sean Fraser has recently announced that IRCC will resume inviting FSWP and CEC candidates to apply for PR by “early July.”

Invited candidates now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete immigration application to IRCC.

Know your chances to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry!!

To find out if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM ! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options!

British Columbia invited more than 155 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on April 12

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited around 155 immigration candidates through four targeted- draws on April 12.

The invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency (PR) were issued to candidates with experience in BC’s priority occupations – tech, healthcare, childcare, & others.

Distribution of invitations

Targeted Draw Immigration Category Number of Invitations Minimum Score
Tech Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate 124 87
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) Skilled Worker, International Graduate 24 70
Healthcare Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 7 70
Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213) Skilled Worker, International Graduate <5 70

In first BC Tech draw, a total of 124 tech candidates were invited through one of BC PNP’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories. These candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 87.

BC PNP also held three draws for candidates in targeted occupations. A total of 24 early childhood educators and assistants, and 7 healthcare professionals with minimum provincial score of 70, received invites in these draws.

The province also issued 5 invitations to veterinarians and animal health technologists and veterinary technicians. In order to be invited, these candidates were also required to have scores of at least 70.

The BC PNP

The BC PNP offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to get a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency and immigrate to Canada.

The BC PNP has two immigration categories for the skilled workers – Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI).  The EEBC stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool.

The Skills Immigration (SI) Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers with the skills, experience, and qualifications needed by employers in British Columbia.

Find out if you are eligible for Canada immigration!!

To find out if you’re eligible for immigration to Canada under BC PNP, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM ! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options to immigrate to Canada!

Canada invited 787 Express Entry candidates with CRS score of at least 782

Express Entry Draw #219– April 13, 2022

Canada invited 787 Express Entry candidates with CRS score of at least 782 to apply for permanent residency (PR)

Canada invited another 787 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency (PR) in new immigration draw held on April 13, 2022.

Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for PR were issued to candidates, who had previously received a nomination from an Express-Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 782.

Express-Entry with a provincial nomination, get automatic 600 points added to their CRS score.  Therefore, the CRS score cut-off for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was April 07, 2022 at 16:31:21 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 782 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is a system adopted by Canadian Government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residence through three economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades.

The system boasts efficient processing time, with majority of applications being processed between six to eight months.

How does it work?

  • In brief, candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by creating a profile in Express Entry portal summarizing their skills and credentials including age, education, language, work experience, and others.
  • Following submission, eligible candidates are entered into a pool of applicants, where Comprehensive Ranking System will be automatically applicable and applicants will be ranked on a scale of 1200 points.
  • The highly ranked candidates will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as a skilled immigrant through regular draws from the pool by IRCC.

Since September 2021, IRCC has only been inviting PNP candidates in Express Entry draws. A total of 7,257 PNP candidates have received invitations to apply so far in 2022.

Know your chances to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry!!

To find out if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM ! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options!