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British Columbia invited 90 candidates for provincial nomination in new Tech Pilot Draw on April 20

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 90 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in new Tech Pilot draw on April 20.

The invitations were issued to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.

Invited candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of BC PNP needed a minimum provincial score of 80.

Launched in May 2017, the BC PNP Tech Pilot provides a fast-track immigration pathway to qualified foreign tech workers who want to become permanent Canadian residents.

In order to apply through the Tech Pilot, immigration candidates need to have a job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations in the province. The job offer must be valid for a minimum of one year with at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application.

The eligible candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). They must choose to apply through the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC immigration categories.

The BC PNP will then invite candidates who fulfill the minimum score requirements to apply for a provincial nomination through weekly draws conducted by BC PNP.

Invited candidates will then have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to BC PNP.

Those candidates, whose applications get approved, received a nomination confirmation that they can then use to submit their Canadian permanent residence application with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The BC PNP has now invited 3,531 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence so far in 2021.

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Canada invited 6,000 CEC candidates in second-largest Express Entry Draw ever on April 16

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #183: APRIL 16, 2021

CRS further dropped to 417 points

Canada held the second-largest immigration draw in Express Entry’s history on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Another 6000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this surprise Friday draw.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score requirement for this draw was 417, which is a reduction of 15 points than the previous CEC-only draw.

As per the tie-break rule applied by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), only those CEC candidates with minimum CRS score of 417, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before March 1, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC, 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.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category for foreign workers who have at least one year of full-time (or an equivalent in part-time) skilled, professional or technical work experience in Canada within the last three years and who wish to become permanent residents.

Canadian Experience Class applications are processed through the Express Entry system. Eligible candidates need to first create an online Express Entry profile and receive an ITA before they can make an application for permanent residency.

CEC is an ideal route to Canadian permanent residency for international students as it offers them the fastest and most simple path to achieving permanent residence after completing a program or course of study at a Canadian educational institution and acquiring required work experience.

IRCC has now invited 55,390 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence through 13 invitation rounds held so far in 2021.

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266 Express Entry candidates received ITAs for permanent residence in new immigration draw on April 14

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #182: APRIL 14, 2021

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 266 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency in new Express Entry round of invitations held on April 14.

The draw was restricted to candidates who have previously received a nomination from an Express Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to PNP candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 753, which is a reduction of 25 points than the previous PNP- only draw.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was March 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 753 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation 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, 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.

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.

The total number of invitations issued by IRCC so far this year is 49,390, which is nearly double the number of invitations issued at the same time last year.

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Manitoba invited 243 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in new PNP Draw on April 8

The Canadian province of Manitoba invited 243 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in latest immigration draw held on April 8.

Candidates received invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) through three prominent streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education Streams.

DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS

Stream Total LAAs issued Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirement
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 208 456
Skilled Workers Overseas 14 708
International Education Stream 21 No EOI score requirement

 

Out of total 243 Invitations issued, 15 went to Express Entry candidates.

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.

With this draw, Manitoba has now issued 1,870 LAAs for a provincial nomination to immigration candidates so far in 2021.

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Saskatchewan PNP invited 279 candidates to apply for provincial nomination on April 8

Saskatchewan invited 279 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in a new draw held on April 8.

The invitations were issued to candidates from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) International Skilled Worker category.

DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS

Out of total invites issued, 146 went to candidates under SINP’s Express Entry Subcategory while the remaining 133 candidates secured invitations through Occupations In-Demand Subcategory.

In order to be invited in this draw, candidates under both these subcategories needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70.

Subcategory Total Invitations Issued Minimum EOI Score
Express Entry 146 70
Occupations In-Demand 133 70

Invitations were issued to candidates who had work experience in one of the 58 in-demand occupations that include Senior Managers, Medical laboratory Technicians, Medical administrative assistants, Social Workers and Educational Counselors among others.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or SINP, allows the province to nominate qualified foreign workers 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.

Express Entry candidates, who obtain a nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, receive additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (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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