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PEI invited 211 Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact candidates in its first PNP draw of 2021 on January 21

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) held its first immigration draw of 2021 on January 21.

A total of 211 Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency from PEI in this selection round.

Out of total invites issued, 196 went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. However, the PEI PNP did not provide a breakdown of how many Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates were invited, nor the minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score required for each category.

The remaining 15 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates under the Work Permit Stream. The invited Business Impact candidates had a minimum point threshold of 80.

PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category is for candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry candidates, who would like to be considered for a provincial nomination from the province, need to create a separate EOI profile with the PEI PNP.

These profiles are given a score on the basis of information provided in their EOI based on factors such as education, work experience and proficiency in English or French. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get an additional 600 point toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

PEI PNP’s Labour Impact Category is not aligned with the Express Entry system and is designed for foreign nationals with a valid job offer in the province and support from a PEI employer.

Candidates in this category may fall under three possible streams: Skilled Worker (in PEI and outside Canada), Critical Worker and International Graduate.

PEI PNP’s Business Impact: Work Permit Stream is for individuals interested in owning and operating a business on the island. This stream also operates on a points-based EOI system.

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Saskatchewan invited 502 immigration candidates for provincial nomination in a major PNP draw on January 21

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 502 immigration candidates for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in a major selection round held on January 21, 2021.

The invitations were issued to candidates from SINP’s International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.

Out of total invitations issued, 189 went to candidates having a profile in Federal Express Entry System while another 313 invitations were secured by the immigration candidates through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.

In order to receive an invite in this draw, these candidates were required to have an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 77 along with having work experience in one of 79 occupations.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or SINP, allows the province to nominate qualified foreign workers who have the potential to thrive in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

While a minimum of one year of full-time work experience is essential to apply for both of its subcategories – Express Entry and Occupation in Demand, a job offer or work experience in Canada is not required to be eligible to apply under this program.

In order to apply for a provincial nomination through either of these streams, candidates need to first register an EOI with the SINP.

Eligible EOIs are then awarded a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid, which allot them points based on their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province. High-scoring candidates are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the SINP.

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

Saskatchewan has now issued around 900 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination so far this year.

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British Columbia invited 195 immigration candidates in new PNP draw on January 19

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 195 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draw held on January 19.

Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.

BREAKDOWN OF SUB-CATEGORIES AND THE MINIMUM SCORES REQUIREMENTS

Stream Sub-Category Minimum Scores Requirements
Skills Immigration Skilled Worker 96
International Graduate 96
Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled 80
Express Entry BC Skilled Worker 106
International Graduate 103

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category allows BCPNP to search Federal Express Entry pool to find qualified international workers or graduates who have the qualifications, education and work experience to fill positions that are in high-demand in the province and invite them to apply for provincial nomination.

The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia

In order to receive an invitation for provincial nomination through the EEBC, candidates need to be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) whereas Skills Immigration candidates only have to be registered with the SIRS.

All invited candidates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories had an indeterminate, full-time job offer with an employer in B.C.

Candidates invited under the EEBC: Skilled Worker and EEBC: International Graduate categories will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores, if their applications get approved by BCPNP.

This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

BC PNP has now invited total 448 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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374 PNP candidates received ITAs for Canadian permanent residency in new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry draw #173: January 20, 2021

Canada continues to conduct program-specific Express Entry round of invitations.

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 374 candidates who previously received a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply for Canadian permanent residency in its third Express Entry draw of the year on January 20.

The draw had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) threshold of 741 – a significant reduction as compared with the last PNP-specific draw that took place on January 6 and had the cut-off of 813.

The IRCC applied a tie break in this draw and the time stamp used was September 5, 2020 at 19:39:04 UTC. That means all PNP candidates with a CRS score of and above 741 who had submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool before this date & time, received Invitations To apply (ITAs) in this draw.

The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the second most popular Canadian immigration program after Express Entry. Most of Canada’s provinces and territories have their own PNP streams (aligned with Federal Express Entry System and not aligned with Express Entry) that allow them to welcome foreign skilled professionals/workers who can help address their local labour market needs.

Candidates, who meet the selection criteria of an Express Entry-aligned PNP stream and successfully receive a provincial nomination invitation, can obtain additional 600 points toward their CRS Scores. This effectively guarantees them an ITA in subsequent Express Entry Draw.

Canada held its first two program-specific Express Entry draws of 2021 on January 6 and January 7.  However, in coming weeks IRCC can conduct all-program round of invitations to enable FSWP and FSTP candidates to also obtain ITAs for permanent residency.

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Ontario invited 484 Express Entry candidates in first PNP draw of 2021 on January 13

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its first immigration draw of the year on January 13.

Total 484 invitations or Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to apply for provincial nomination were issued to Express Entry candidates through OINP’s two provincial pathways – the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and Skilled Trades Stream.

BREAKTHROUGH OF INVITATIONS

Stream Total NOIs issued CRS score range
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 146 Between 456 and 460
Skilled Trades Stream 338 Between 434 and 460

In order to receive an NOI in this draw, candidates were required to have their Express Entry profiles created between January 13, 2020, and January 13, 2021.

The French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of OINP is designed for Express Entry candidates who speak English and French. In order to apply under this stream, applicants have to fulfill the eligibility requirements of the Canadian Experience Class, or the Federal Skilled Worker Program.  They need a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least seven in French, and at least 6 in English, among other eligibility requirements.

The Skilled Trades Stream allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates currently living in Ontario who have a minimum of one-year full-time work experience or the equivalent in part-time work, in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

While candidates do not need a job offer to apply under either the Skilled Trades or French-Speaking Skilled Worker Streams, candidates must meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements specified by the OINP.

Candidates who received invitations in this draw will get an additional 600 points towards their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score if they successfully receive a provincial nomination from the OINP.

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