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PEI PNP Draw – Sept 16, 2021: A total of 143 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR

The Canadian maritime province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) conducted a new immigration draw under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) on September 16, 2021.

A total of 143 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in this draw.

Out of total invitations issued, 129 went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. Another nine invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates under the Work Permit Stream.  The Minimum Point Threshold for business impact candidates was 72.

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 Expression of Interest (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.

The PEI PNP has now invited a total of 1,337 immigration candidates through total 8 immigration draws conducted so far this year.  The next PEI PNP draw is scheduled for October 21, 2021.

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Another 521 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Express Entry Draw on September 15

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #205: September 15, 2021

Canada invited 521 Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination under an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), to apply for permanent residency on September 15.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw was 732. A provincial nomination automatically awards candidates 600 additional CRS points; therefore PNP draws always have higher cut-off threshold than any other type of Express Entry draw.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was February 24, 2021 at 10:46:54 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 732 or more, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw.

Express Entry

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 (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.

A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.

Express Entry-aligned PNPs

With an aim to attract highly skilled immigrants and deal with labour market needs, many of Canada’s provinces and territories have provincial nominee immigration streams linked to federal Express Entry.

Immigration candidates, who obtain a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS score, eventually enabling him/her receive an ITA quickly.

Invited Express Entry candidates now have 60 days to submit their complete application for Canadian permanent residence. If their application gets approved, IRCC will issue them a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR).

IRCC has now issued total 108,935 ITAs for Canada PR to PNP and CEC candidates so far in 2021.

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Canada invited 2,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on September 14

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #204: September 14, 2021

Canada invited 2,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in first CEC-specific draw of September.

The invitations were issued to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 462.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was September 11, 2021 at 10:55:43 UTC. This means the CEC candidates who had a CRS score of 462 or more, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation 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.

Each candidate is awarded a core score under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System based on factors that include age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French. This score determines their rank in the Express Entry pool.

A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency through regular draws from the pool.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category for foreign workers who have completed at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years and who wish to become permanent residents.

In order to be eligible to apply under CEC, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements. They must:

  • Have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equivalent in part-time) skilled, professional or technical work experience one or more occupations classified as skill type 0, A or B under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) in Canada within the last three years of making application;
  • Meet the required language proficiency level equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7 if their job falls under NOC 0 or A or 5 if their job falls under NOC B; and
  • Plan on living and working outside the province of Quebec.

 IRCC has now invited a total of 108,414 PNP and CEC candidates to apply foe Canada PR through the Express Entry system so far in 2021.

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Alberta PNP invited 500 Express Entry Candidates to apply for provincial nomination in its largest PNP draw on September 7, 2021

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released details of its largest immigration draw to date conducted on September 7, 2021.

A total of 500 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 300 received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream is Express Entry-aligned stream of AINP that allows the province search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invites them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates do not require having any job offers in the province to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through this Stream. However, they need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that supports province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

Assessment Criteria

Applicants need to meet the following assessment criteria to submit an application to the Alberta Express Entry Stream. The applicant must:

  • have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • meet the criteria of at least one of the federal immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • intend to and be able to live and work in Alberta
  • be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification
  • have a Comprehensive Ranking System score of at least 300

In addition, there are certain factors that can increase applicant’s chances of receiving invitation, like:

  • having a job offer and/or work experience in the province;
  • hold a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
  • having a parent, child, or sibling who is a permanent resident or citizen in Alberta

Express Entry candidates who successfully receive a nomination from Alberta, obtain  an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

Alberta has now invited 4,507 Express Entry candidates so far in 2021. AINP is permissible to issue total 6,250 nomination certificates this year.

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British Columbia invited 464 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination on September 14, 2021

British Columbia invited total 464 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new PNP draw conducted on September 14, 2021.

In first immigration draw, total 365 immigration candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) received invitations.

The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw ranged between 69 and 90 points.

Immigration Categories Streams Minimum Score Total invitations issued

The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams

SI – Skilled Worker 90

365

SI – International Graduate 77
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 69
EEBC – Skilled Worker 86
EEBC – International Graduate 75

In second separate draw, total 99 invitations were issued to candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers or NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers with scores of 105.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (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 British Columbia, Canada.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry who have the qualifications, education and work experience.

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

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