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Alberta invited total 835 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination through two PNP draws conducted in September, 2021

Alberta invited total 835 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination through two PNP draws conducted in September, 2021

Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program – The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) published details of its two immigration draws held in the month of September, 2021.

A total of 835 Express Entry candidates received invitations, also known as Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters, to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in these draws.

Draw Date Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sent Minimum CRS Score
September 14 385 300
September 21 450 300

The first round of invitations was conducted on September 14, where 385 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination.

In second draw on September 21, AINP invited another 450 immigration candidates.

In order to be eligible to receive an invitation in these draws, candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 300 in the Express Entry system.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream of AINP allows the province to search the federal Express Entry Pool for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

In order to apply under this stream, candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that supports province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

Although no job offer is required to apply under Alberta PNP; AINP generally gives preference to candidates who have a job offer and/or work experience or have a parent, child, brother and/or sister living in Alberta who is a citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

AINP has now invited total 5,342 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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650 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination

Manitoba PNP Draw – September 23, 2021

650 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination

The Canadian province of Manitoba conducted a new invitation round on September 23, 2021.

A total of 650 immigration candidates received invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR in this draw.

The invitations were issued to candidates who had registered an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile under one of the three immigration streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, or International Education Stream.

Distribution of Invitations

Stream Invitations Issued Minimum EOI score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 529 401
Skilled Workers Overseas 67 718
International Education Stream 54 No EOI score requirement

Out of total invites/LAAs issued, 135 went to Express Entry Candidates

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence through its three popular immigration streams – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education stream.

Express Entry candidates, who successfully receive a nomination from the MPNP, get an additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This effectively increases their chances to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the Federal Express Entry draw.

Manitoba has now invited 8,041 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency so far in 2021.

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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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