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CRS dropped to 469 in latest Express Entry Draw; 5000 candidates received ITAs for permanent residency

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #168: November 25, 2020

Canada conducted another Express Entry Draw just at a gap of one week on November 25.

The highest-ever 5000 Invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency, were issued to immigration candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score of 469.

The CRS cut-off threshold dipped below 470 for the first time in an all-program draw this year.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was October 15, 2020, at 08:50:10 UTC. This means the candidates who had a CRS score of 469 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.

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.

The new draw brings the total number of ITAs issued so far in 2020 to 97,350, which put Canada on the track to surpass 100,000 ITAs issued in 2020 – the highest ever in one year.

The highest-ever number of ITAs issued in last two Express Entry invitation rounds, are in line with Canada’s commitment to welcome over 400,000 new immigrants in 2021. More than 100,000 of these immigrants will come through the Express Entry system.

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Canada Startup Visa Program – Your Pathway to Canadian Permanent Residency

When it comes to a country as bountiful as Canada, it’s hard to single out any one reason to invest and settle in this maritime nation. Being a country of intelligent and educated workers, Canada boasts countless advantages and unsurpassed potential as a business destination.

Canada’s business friendly environment is built on world class cities that consistently rank as the best places to live and work globally. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Canada’s place as one of the world’s leading destinations for businesses to invest, grow and create jobs.

The country is seeking individuals with innovative ideas and great entrepreneurial minds who can contribute to its vibrant economy and meet the demands of its rapidly changing job market.

To help achieve this, the Government has launched various business investment immigration programs and Start-up Visa program is one of them.

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program is designed for foreign entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to establish businesses in Canada by allowing them and their families to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

In order to qualify under the Start-up Visa Program, the applicant must:

1) Own a qualifying business

Applicants, whether alone or as a group (up to 5 applicants), must own more than 50%, with each applicant owning at least 10% of the shares.

2) Get a letter of support form a designated organization, authorized by the Canadian Government. This could be either a:

  • Venture capital fund; or
  • Angel investor group; or
  • Business incubator

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Net worth: No minimum net worth requirement
  • Investment: Invest CAD $100,000 to CAD $200,000 in a Canadian Business
  • Age: No minimum/maximum age restrictions
  • Language proficiency: Minimum Level 5 of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in speaking, listening, reading & writing in either English or French
  • Criminal Record: Should not hold any criminal history
  • Medical Record: Should not possess any serious health condition
  • Settlement Funds: Meet IRCC’s proof of funds requirement

STEP BY STEP PROCESS

Step 1: Seed Stage and Assessment of Eligibility based on candidate’s background, language skills, personal assets and business and employment history.

Step 2: Preliminary Business Plan and Creation of Company

Step 3: Complete the Business Plan, Submission of the Project to the Business Incubator, and Receive the Letter of Support

Step 4: Prepare and Submit the Application for Canada Permanent Residence to IRCC & business startup launch

Step 5: Receive Canadian Permanent Residence

 BENEFITS OF INVESTING UNDER START- UP VISA PROGRAM

  • One of the best countries to do business in the G20
  • Easier access to the US market for business and travel
  • Quick pathway to get Canadian Permanent Residency permit for you & your family members
  • Accompanying Spouses can work in Canada while Children can attend Canadian schools
  • Access to Canada’s excellent healthcare system and various Social-Security benefits

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Prince Edward Island (PEI) issued 254 invitations for provincial nomination on November 19

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) held its latest immigration draw on November 19, 2020.

A total of 254 Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination in this draw.

Out of total 254 invites issued, 221 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 33 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates under the Work Permit Stream. The invited Business Impact candidates had a minimum point threshold of 92.

EXPRESS ENTRY CATEGORY

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.

LABOUR IMPACT CATEGORY

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.

ENTREPRENEUR STREAM

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 551 Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates in new PNP draw

The new Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw invited over 500 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency.

This latest Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw that took place on November 19, issued total 551 invitations to Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates who had work experience in certain occupations.

Out of total invitations issued, 214 went to candidates having a profile in Express Entry System. In order to be invited, these candidates were required to have an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 78, Educational Credential Assessments, and work experience in one of 56 occupations.

Another 337 invitations were issued to candidates with work experience in one of the 75 occupations under the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. EOI score of the lowest ranked candidate invited under this sub-category was 80.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programor 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.

It is also one of the easiest Provincial Nominee Programs to apply. 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.

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.

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Canada conducted the Largest Express Entry Draw ever; 5000 candidates received invitations to apply for permanent residence

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #167: November 18, 2020

Canada conducted the largest Express Entry draw ever on November 18, 2020.

A total of 5,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency were issued to immigration candidates in this draw

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this latest invitation round was 471 – a reduction of 6 points over the previous all-program draw held on November 5, 2020.

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.

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.

Candidates from all Express Entry programs were eligible for this round of invitations.

This invitation round saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on October 27, 2020 at 06:18:11 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score of and above 472, who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the said date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.

This draw brings the total number of ITAs issued to Express entry candidates so far in 2020 to 92,350, which is the highest number of ITAs issued ever.

The large number of ITAs is in line with Canada’s commitment to welcome over 400,000 new permanent residents in 2021.

 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!