Canada issued 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency (PR) in a new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #229 –August 17, 2022

Canada issued 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency (PR) in a new Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency (PR) to Express Entry candidates in new immigration draw held on August 17, 2022.

This was the fourth all-program Express Entry draw since all-program draws resumed on July 6. Therefore, this draw considered candidates in all Express Entry programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).

The Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) cut-off continues to drop. In order to receive an ITA in this draw, candidates were required to have a minimum CRS score of 525 – a decline of 8 points compared to the last Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022.

IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw No: #229
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 2,250
  • Date and time of round: August 17, 2022 at 13:43:47 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 525
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 UTC

Changes are coming in the Express Entry draws in early 2023

IRCC has confirmed that Express Entry reforms named in Bill C-19 will come into force in early 2023. It will give IRCC the authority to invite Express Entry candidates from the pool based on an economic goal.

Currently, Canada invites the highest-ranked Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency based on their CRS score. However, the new changes will allow IRCC to conduct targeted Express Entry draws and invite candidates based on factors like their occupation, language abilities, education credential, or other factors that correspond to Canada’s labour market needs.

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Canada invited 2000 immigration candidates to apply for PR in a new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #228 –August 3, 2022

Canada invited 2000 immigration candidates to apply for PR in a new Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 2,000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement for this draw was 533 – a full nine points lower than the previous draw that occurred on July 20.

The draw considered candidates in all Express Entry programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).

 IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for January 06, 2022 at 14:29:50 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is a system adopted by the 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 the 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 the Express Entry portal summarizing their skills and credentials including age, education, language, work experience, and others.
  • Following the submission, eligible candidates are entered into a pool of applicants, where the 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 skilled immigrants through regular draws from the pool by IRCC.

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IRCC invited 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency

Express Entry Draw #227 –July 20, 2022

IRCC invited 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency (PR)

Canada invited another 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in a new all-program Express Entry draw on July 20.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 542 points – a drop of 15 points from the previous all-program draw held on July 6, 2022.

This was the second all-program draw since July 6, which considered candidates in all Express Entry programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for December 30, 2021 at 15:29:35 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw No: #227
  • No program specified
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 1,750
  • Date and time of round: July 20, 2022 at 16:32:49 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 542
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 30, 2021 at 15:29:35 UTC

As per the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-2024, Canada is looking to welcome 55,900 new immigrants through Express Entry in 2022; 75,750 in 2023, and then the highest-ever 111,500 new permanent residents in 2024.

Changes are coming in the Express Entry draws in early 2023

IRCC has confirmed that Express Entry reforms named in the recently-passed Bill C-19 will come into force in early 2023. It will give IRCC the authority to invite Express Entry candidates from the pool based on an economic goal.

Currently, Canada invites the highest-ranked Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency based on their CRS score. However, the new changes will allow IRCC to conduct targeted Express Entry draws and invite candidates based on factors like their occupation, language abilities, education credential, or other factors that correspond to Canada’s labour market needs.

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Manitoba invited 348 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency on June 30, 2022

Manitoba released the results of its latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on June 30, 2022.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 348 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) for a provincial nomination to candidates under three different immigration categories.

Stream> Invitations/LAAs  Issued Minimum EOI score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 186 773
Skilled Workers Overseas 83 711
International Education Stream 79 No EOI score requirement

 

Out of total invitations issued, 59 went to immigration candidates with profiles in the Federal Express Entry system.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) offers international graduates, foreign skilled workers, entrepreneurs and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in the province of Manitoba, a pathway to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category of MPNP is open to qualified temporary foreign workers and international graduates who are currently working in the province and have been offered a permanent, full-time job with their Manitoba employer.

  • Skilled Worker Overseas

This category allows the MPNP to nominate eligible immigration candidates living outside Canada who have an established connection to Manitoba such as the previous education or work experience in the province, support of family members or friends, or an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.

  • International Education Stream

MPNP’s International Education Stream is designed to provide faster pathways to nomination to international students graduating in Manitoba who fit the province’s labour market needs.

Express Entry Candidates, who successfully receive a nomination from MPNP, 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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Canada invited 1,500 FSW, CEC, and FST candidates to apply for PR for the first time since 2020

Express Entry Draw #226 –July 6, 2022

Canada invited 1,500 FSW, CEC, and FST candidates to apply for PR for the first time since 2020

All-Program Express Entry draws have officially resumed!

Canada has invited a total of 1,500 Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST) candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR) in the new all-program Express Entry draw held on July 6, 2022.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 557 points. Due to the large numbers of applicants who had accumulated in the Express Entry system, the CRS score cut-off for this draw was higher than usual FSWP and CEC draws.  As of July 6, 2022, there were a total of 226,849 candidates in the Express Entry pool. Out of this, 9442 candidates had a CRS score of 500 or higher.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for November 13, 2021, at 02:20:46 UTC. This means that Express Entry candidates who had a CRS score of 557 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Date and time of round: July 6, 2022 at 14:34:34 UTC
  • Program: No program specified
  • Total ITAs issued: 1,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500th or above
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 557
  • Tie-breaking rule: November 13, 2021 at 02:20:46 UTC

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser also announced that new immigration applications will be processed within 6 months.

In his official statement, he said, “Today, I am pleased to announce that Express Entry draws have officially resumed and applications will be processed at our 6-month processing standard. I look forward to welcoming skilled workers who will be essential in addressing Canada’s labour shortages.”

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British Columbia invited 182 candidates to apply for PR in a new PNP draw on June 28, 2022

The Canadian province of British Columbia conducted new rounds of invitations under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on June 28, 2022.

A total of 182 immigration applicants received invitations to apply (ITAs) for a provincial nomination for the Canadian permanent residency (PR) under three different streams.

Distribution of invitations

Draw/Occupations

 

Total ITAs issued Minimum Provincial Score
General draw (including Tech occupations) 159 Between 75 to 124
Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) 17 60
Healthcare 6 60

The highest – 159 invitations were sent under general draw (including Tech occupations) to immigration candidates through the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories of BC PNP.

BC PNP also conducted two separate targeted draws for professionals working in Childcare and Healthcare sectors. A total of 17 invitations were issued to Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) and 6 to Healthcare workers. The minimum provincial score requirement in both of these draws was 60 points.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) allows the province of B.C. to select and nominate qualified prospective economic immigrants for permanent residence status in Canada.

BC PNP uses an online, points-based expression of interest (EOI) system to manage application intake. Applicants need to first register an EOI profile that establishes a point score based on various factors – level of education, work experience, language skills, occupation, and job offer, among others.

The BC PNP then issues invitations to apply for provincial nomination to the highest-scoring candidates through weekly draws.

Upon receiving a nomination from the BC PNP, Express Entry candidates can get an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which directly increases their chances to receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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636 PNP candidates with a CRS score of 752 or above received ITAs for Canada PR in a new Express Entry draw

Express Entry Draw #225 –June 22, 2022

Canada invited 636 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency (PR) in the new Express Entry draw held on June 22, 2022.

The draw was restricted to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Class only, which means that only those immigration candidates, who had previously received a nomination from an Express-Entry aligned PNP, received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canada PR in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 752 points.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for April 19, 2022 at 13:45:45 UTC.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw: #225
  • Date and time of round: June 22, 2022 at 14:13:57 UTC
  • Class: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Number of invitations issued: 636
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 752
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 19, 2022 at 13:45:45 UTC

Resumption of all-program Express Entry Draw

Since September 2021, IRCC has only been holding PNP-specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already. However, in long-anticipated news, Canada’s immigration minister – Sean Fraser made an important announcement that Express Entry Draws for Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates will resume in early July 2022.

IRCC Minister recently provided a tentative date of July 6, 2022 for an all-program (FSW & CEC) Express Entry draw. This is great news for Express Entry candidates inside and outside Canada waiting for all-program Express Entry draws to resume.

Invited Express Entry candidates now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete immigration application to IRCC.

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141+ candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in a new British Columbia PNP Draw

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) released details of its weekly draw held on June 7, 2022.

More than 141 applicants received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency (PR) under 3 different categories from Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories of BC PNP.

Distribution of invitations

Draw Immigration Category Number of Invitations Minimum Score
Tech  Draw Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 125 85
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 16 60
Healthcare Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) <5 60

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency and immigrate directly to British Columbia.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system. The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province.

In order to receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under one of those two streams, candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Express Entry candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP, will automatically receive additional 600 points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

British Columbia conducts one of the most frequent and regular PNP draws in Canada through its various BC PNP categories and streams.

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Canada invited 932 Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination to apply for PR on June 8

Express Entry Draw #224 –June 8, 2022

Canada invited 932 Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination to apply for PR on June 8

Canada conducted the largest Express Entry draw since March on June 8, 2022.

A total of 932 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in this draw.

The draw was restricted to immigration candidates, who had previously received a nomination through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP); therefore, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an ITA in this draw was 796.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was October 10, 2021 at 17:13:17 UTC. This means that PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 796 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an ITA in this round of invitations.

Express Entry Draws for FSWP & CEC candidates are set to resume in July

In long-anticipated news, Canada’s immigration minister – Sean Fraser made an important announcement that Express Entry Draws for Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates will resume in early July 2022.

Since September 2021, IRCC has only been holding PNP-specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already. Moreover, increasing backlog in applications was another major reason that IRCC conducted only PNP-specific Express Entry draws.  The immigration department wanted to cut Express Entry backlogs in at least half before resuming the all-program Express Entry round of invitations.

This is great news for FSWP and CEC candidates who are stuck in the Express Entry pool and curiously waiting for the resumption of general draws.

As of June 6, there were a total of 215,316 Express Entry profiles in the pool.

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

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British Columbia invited 137 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on May 24, 2022

Invitations were issued to Tech Workers, Early Childhood Educators and Assistants, and Healthcare Professionals

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted its weekly round of invitations on May 24.

A total of 137 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada Permanent residency in these draws.

Draw Immigration Category Number of Invitations Minimum Score
 Tech Draw Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 115 85
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 11 60
Healthcare Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 11 60

Out of total invitations issued, 115 went to tech candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of BC PNP through a Tech draw. In order to get an invite, candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 85.

BC PNP also invited 11 early childhood educators and 11 healthcare professionals in two separate draws. The minimum provincial score requirement in both of these draws was 60 points.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

Created in 2001, BC PNP allows the province of B.C. to select and nominate qualified prospective economic immigrants for permanent residence status in Canada.

BC PNP uses an online, points-based expression of interest (EOI) system to manage application intake. Applicants need to first register an EOI profile that establishes a point score based on various factors – level of education, work experience, language skills, occupation, and job offer, among others.

The BC PNP then periodically issues invitations to apply for provincial nomination to the highest-scoring candidates.

Upon receiving a nomination from BC PNP, successful candidates can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Canada PR Visa for themselves and their eligible family members.

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Express Entry candidates received Invitations to Apply for PR

Express Entry Draw #223 –May 25, 2022

589 Express Entry candidates received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR)

Canada invited 589 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in a new round of invitations held on May 25, 2022.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold for this draw was 741.  Express-Entry with a provincial nomination, get automatic 600 points added to their CRS score.  Therefore, the minimum CRS score requirement for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high

IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was February 02, 2022 at 12:29:53 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 741 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

Canada Express Entry system

Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. Express Entry is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

·         The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
·         The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
.         The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Throughout the pandemic, IRCC focused on conducting PNP-only draws to support provincial immigration goals.

However, IRCC is resuming Express Entry draws for FSWP and CEC candidates in “early July.” Canada’s immigration department has also confirmed that it will soon once again be processing most new Express Entry applications within six months.

Invited Express Entry candidates now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete immigration application to IRCC.

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More than 175 immigration candidates received invitations from British Columbia to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR

British Columbia PNP Draw – May 17, 2022

More than 175 immigration candidates received invitations from British Columbia to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR

The Canadian province of British Columbia continues to invite immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for the Canadians permanent residency (PR) through regular draws.

In new draws held on May 17, 2022, more than 175 BC immigration candidates received invitations from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Skills Immigration invitations

Draw Immigration Category Number of Invitations Minimum Score
General  Draw Skilled Worker,
International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
154 Between 77 and 123
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) Skilled Worker,
International Graduate
21 62
Healthcare Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled <5 62
Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413) Entry Level and Semi-Skilled <5 62

In the first general draw, BC PNP issued a total of 154 invitations to candidates through its Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled streams. Candidates, who received invitations in this draw, needed a minimum provincial score between 77 and 123.

The BC PNP also conducted three separate occupation-specific draws and invited around 30 immigration candidates with experience in BC’s priority occupations – healthcare and early childhood educators. In all of these draws, the minimum provincial score requirement was 62.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track immigration pathway to high-demand skilled foreign workers who wish to settle in British Columbia, Canada.  The province conducts weekly rounds of invitations and invites candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

After getting a nomination from BC PNP, successful immigration candidates can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Canada PR for themselves and their eligible family members.

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Prince Edward Island (PEI) invited 153 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in the new PNP draw on May 20, 2022

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) conducted its monthly scheduled round of invitations on May 20, 2022.

A total of 153 immigration candidates under the Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact streams of PEI PNP received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in this draw.

Out of total invitations issued, 137 went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. PEI PNP did not disclose 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.

Another 16 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates under the Work Permit Stream of PEI PNP.  In order to receive an invite under this stream, candidates were required to have a minimum provincial score of 62 points.

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

Prince Edward Island is one of the easternmost islands of Canada and is known for its pastoral scenery and enormous job opportunities.

For those who are seeking permanent residency in Prince Edward Island, one pathway is to be nominated to the federal government through the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

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 then invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

Successful Express Entry candidates, who receive a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Certificate, get additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

The next PEI PNP draw is scheduled for June 16, 2022.

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545 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw on May 11

Express Entry Draw #222 –May 11, 2022

545 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw on May 11

Canada invited another 545 Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply for permanent residency in a new invitation round held on May 11, 2022.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off for this draw was 753. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for December 15, 2021 at 20:32:57 UTC.

IRCC is currently holding only PNP-specific draws. However, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced on April 22 that IRCC resume draws for FSWP and CEC candidates by “early July”.

HOW TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA THROUGH EXPRESS ENTRY-ALIGNED PNPS

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) kept affirming itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs. PNP enables participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a certain number of economic immigrants for Canadian permanent residence each year.

A part of these nominations is known as ‘enhanced’ nominations and allow a province or territory to pick up candidates from the Express Entry pool and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination.

Steps to apply for the PNP through Express Entry:

Step 1: Submit an Express Entry profile

Step 2: Receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from a province or territory (upon meeting requirements)

Step 3: Lodge your PNP application within time-frame

Step 4: Get a provincial nomination – receive 600 additional CRS points

Step 5: Get an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in an Express Entry Draw

Step 6: Submit your PR application within 60 days

Step 7: Receive a Canadian PR visa

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination by a Canadian province or territory are awarded an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which directly increases their chances to receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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Saskatchewan PNP invited 198 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on May 5

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan invited a total of 198 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in new invitation round held on May 5.

Out of total invites issued, 106 were issued to candidates under the Express Entry-aligned stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and 91 went to Occupations In-Demand candidates.

In order to receive an invite under both immigration categories, candidates were required to have a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 85. They were also required to have work experience in one of 40 occupations including Administrative officers, Business management consultants, Manufacturing managers, Industrial designers, Advertising, marketing & public relations officers, among others.

As a special measure in response to the current conflict in Ukraine, SINP also issued one invitation to a Ukrainian national.

Stream Total Invitations issued Minimum EOI Score
Express Entry 106  

85

Occupations In-Demand 91

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (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.

Express Entry candidates, who obtain a nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry-aligned stream, 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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Canada invited 829 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw on April 27

Express Entry Draw #221 –April 27, 2022

Canada invited 829 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw on April 27

Canada invited 829 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw held on April 27, 2022.

Invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 772.

Candidates with a provincial nomination get additional 600 points added to their overall 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 March 24, 2022 at 8:00:50 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 772 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA)  in this round of invitations.

Results:  #221 –April 27, 2022

  • Stream: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Date and time of round: April 27,2022 16:04:21 UTC
  • Number of invitations issued: 829
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 772
  • Tie-breaking rule: March 24,2022 at 8:00:50 UTC

The Express Entry system is the fastest and most efficient path for skilled workers to get Canadian permanent residency. It is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under these three federal economic immigration programs: The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Throughout the pandemic, IRCC focused on conducting PNP-only draws to support provincial immigration goals. However, Canada’s Immigration minister Sean Fraser has recently announced that IRCC will resume inviting FSWP and CEC candidates to apply for PR by “early July.”

Invited candidates now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete immigration application to IRCC.

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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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