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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.

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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.

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Canada invited another 919 PNP candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #219– March 30, 2022

Canada invited another 919 PNP candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw

Another 919 Express Entry candidates are now just a step away of achieving their Canadian immigration dreams.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 919 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw held on March 30, 2022.

The draw was restricted for only Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. Therefore, only those Express Entry candidates, who had previously obtained a provincial nomination from one of the Express-Entry aligned PNPs, received ITAs in this round of invitations.

In order to be invited, Express Entry candidates needed to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 785.

Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination through an Express-Entry aligned PNP, automatically get 600 additional CRS points. This is the major reason that CRS score cut-off for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high.

Canada Immigration applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was November 15, 2021 at 20:23:16 UTC. This means the PNP candidates, who had a CRS score of 785 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received invites in this draw.

Express Entry system

Express Entry is an online system used by IRCC to manage and process applications for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada through three of Canada’s federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)

Eligible candidates are required to create 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 (CRS) will be automatically applicable and applicants will be ranked on a scale of 1200 points.

The high-ranking candidates then received invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws.

While a nomination from one of Canada’s Provinces is not necessary to enter the Express Entry pool or receive an ITA in all-program Express Entry draw, it can increase an applicant’s CRS score by 600 points, eventually enabling him/her receive an ITA quickly.

Candidates, who received invitations in this draw, now have 60 days to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC.

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Manitoba invited 191 candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR in new PNP draw on March 24

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 191 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR in latest draw on March 24.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were divided across three immigration streams of MPNP – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education Stream.

Distribution of Invitations

Stream Invitations/LAAs  Issued Minimum EOI score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 102 769
Skilled Workers Overseas 64 712
International Education Stream 25 No EOI score requirement

 Out of total invitations issued, 43 went to immigration candidates with profiles in the Federal Express Entry system.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

The MPNP offers recent graduates, foreign skilled workers, businesspeople and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba, a pathway to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

There are three major streams under the MPNP that offer foreign skilled workers a pathway to settle in Canada permanently – Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream, and International Education Stream.

Eligibility to apply under Skilled Workers Overseas: Express Entry Pathway

  • Work experience: Minimum 6 months in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations list
  • The minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed occupation skill level:
  • Minimum CLB 7 for NOC 0 or A
  • Minimum CLB 6 for NOC B
  • Completed one post-secondary program of at least one year (Canadian equivalent)
  • Age – 18 Years or older
  • Have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year OR Hold a valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP.

Express Entry Candidates, who successfully receive a nomination from a PNP are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This effectively increases their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in subsequent Express Entry Draw.

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Ontario invited 471 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency

Ontario PNP Draw – March 24, 2022

Ontario invited 471 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency

The Canadian province of Ontario invited 471 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination in new immigration draw on March 24, 2022.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates needed to have a profile in the Express Entry system with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 350 and 600. They were also required to have created profiles in IRCC’s Express Entry system between March 24, 2021 and March 24, 2022.

Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

The Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream allows the OINP to search Express Entry pool for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates with work experience in an eligible trade and invite them to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR.

In order to be eligible to apply under the Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream, candidate must:

  • be presently living in Ontario with a valid work permit at the time of application submission
  • have at least one year full-time or the equivalent part-time work experience in Ontario in an eligible skilled trade
  • have minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in English or in French in all language competencies

Eligible Occupations:

  • 633 – Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale; Bakers
  • 723 Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
  • 724 Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
  • 725 Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters
  • 727 Carpenters and cabinetmakers
  • 728 Masonry and plastering trades
  • 729 Other construction trades
  • 731 Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
  • 732 Automotive service technicians
  • 733 Other mechanics and related repairers
  • 736 Train crew operating occupations
  • 737 Crane operators, drillers and blasters
  • 738 Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations not elsewhere classified
  • 822 Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas
  • 823 Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations
  • 824 Logging machinery operators
  • 825 Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services
  • 826 Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women

Since the Skilled Trades Stream of OINP is Express Entry-aligned, candidates who obtain a provincial nomination receive additional CRS points, which effectively guaranteed them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through the next Express Entry draw.

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