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Canada invited 1002 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #193: June 23, 2021

Canada continues to conduct program-specific Express Entry round of invitations. In new immigration draw conducted on June 23, 2021, a total of 1002 Express Entry Candidates who previously received a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) threshold requirement for this draw was 742.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break in this draw and the time stamp used was February 18, 2021 at 04:04:56 UTC. That means all PNP candidates with a CRS score of at least 742 who had submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool before this date & time, received invitations 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 has already invited 82, 715 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency so far in 2021. This is almost twice the number of ITAs issued than at the same time last year.

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200 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination from Alberta PNP on April 20

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released details of its latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on April 20.

200 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR in this draw.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw dropped slightly to 301 points – reduction of a point than the previous draw.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the AINP 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.

It also provides a pathway to permanent residence for eligible Express Entry candidates with strong ties to the province or who are working in an occupation that supports the province’s “economic development and diversification priorities,” among other factors.

Express Entry candidates with a nomination from Alberta, receive 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.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, AINP is only considering those candidates who are already living and working in the province along with having work experience in an eligible occupation.

Due to a high volume of applications under the Alberta Express Entry Stream in certain occupations, AINP may take longer time to process. These occupations include:

  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 1221 – Administrative officers

AINP has now invited 1,409 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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Manitoba invited 367 immigration candidates for provincial nomination for Canadian PR on April 27

Another 367 immigration candidates get one-step closer of getting Canadian PR!

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 367 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its biggest Skilled Worker in Manitoba PNP stream draw of 2021 on April 27.

Majority of invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), issued in this draw went to immigration candidates who have job offers in skilled occupations in the province.

Distributions of invitations

a) Skilled Workers in Manitoba

• Total LAAs issued: 301
• EOI Score: 440

b) Skilled Workers Overseas

• Total LAAs issued: 11
• EOI Score: 721

c) International Education Stream

• Total LAAs issued: 55
• EOI Score: No EOI score requirement

Out of total invitations issued, 34 went to Express Entry candidates.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of the most popular of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, or PNPs. Through the MPNP, Manitoba nominates newcomers for permanent resident status in the prairie province.

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.

In order to apply under both the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories, applicants need to first register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP.

These EOI profiles are scored on the Manitoba points’ grid out of a total score of 1,000 based on their human capital characteristics including their English or French language skills, work experience, education, Manitoba connections, and other factors.

Candidates with the highest scores are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the MPNP.

Express Entry Candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in subsequent Express Entry Draw.

Manitoba has now invited 2,636 PNP candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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269 Immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan PNP on April 22

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – the PNP of Canadian province of Saskatchewan invited 269 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in a new draw held on April 22.

The invitations were issued to Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates from the International Skilled Worker category.

DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS

Out of total invites issued, 130 went to candidates under SINP’s Express Entry Subcategory while the remaining 139 candidates secured invitations through Occupations In-Demand Subcategory.

Subcategory Total Invitations Issued Minimum EOI Score
Express Entry 130 70
Occupations In-Demand 139 70

Regardless of the stream, in order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to:

  • have an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70
  • work experience in one of the 61 in-demand occupations
  • have obtained an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a designated authority

Some of the eligible occupations that received invitations in this draw include medical laboratory technicians, utilities managers, and miners, among others.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or 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.

While a minimum of one year of full-time work experience is essential to apply for both of its subcategories, a job offer or work experience in Canada is not required.

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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Manitoba invited 399 Skilled Workers Overseas and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on April 19

The Canadian province of Manitoba held new immigration draw on April 19.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 399 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination under its Skilled Workers Overseas stream.

Out of total Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued, 30 went to candidates under a strategic recruitment initiative with an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 703.

Another 369 candidates with an EOI score of at least 708 received invitations under a strategic recruitment initiative.

This draw did not issue invitations to immigration candidates under Skilled Workers in Manitoba nor International Education Stream categories.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of the most popular Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). It allows Manitoba to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residency through its three popular immigration pathways.

In order to apply under both the Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba categories, applicants need to first register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP.

These EOI profiles are scored on the Manitoba points’ grid out of a total score of 1,000 based on their human capital characteristics including their English or French language skills, work experience, education, Manitoba connections, and other factors.

Candidates with the highest scores are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the MPNP.

Express Entry Candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in subsequent Express Entry Draw.

Candidates, who receive an invitation in this draw, now have 60 calendar days to apply for the provincial nomination to MPNP.

Manitoba has now issued 2,269 LAA to immigration candidates so far in 2021.

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