British Columbia invited 92 foreign tech workers and international students to apply for a provincial nomination

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 92 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency in new Tech Pilot draw that took place on December 15.

Invitations were issued to foreign tech workers and international students through the following four immigration sub-categories of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) streams:

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate

Candidates selected in this draw across all categories needed a minimum provincial score of 80.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot Program offers a fast-track pathway to permanent residence for certain foreign tech workers who have job offers in one of 29 eligible occupations in British Columbia. 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 regular weekly draws.

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

The BCPNP has conducted total 27 tech-Pilot draws so far in 2020. Apart from tech-only draws, the province has also conducted invitation rounds for foreign workers and graduates in non-tech occupations every two weeks.

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Ontario Invited 668 Express Entry Candidates for Provincial Nomination in New Tech Draw on December 15

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its fifth Tech Draw of 2020 on Tuesday, December 15.

A total of 668 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency in this draw.

In order to receive an invitation or Notification of Interest (NOI) in this draw, candidates were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 460 and 468.

NOIs were issued to immigration candidates who had at least one year of work experience in one of the following tech occupations:

  • NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 2147 Computer engineers
  • NOC 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • NOC 2175 Web designers and developers

Candidates, who wish to be considered for selection by the OINP through its Human Capital Priorities Stream or any of its Express Entry streams, are required to first submit a profile in the Express Entry pool.

The OINP regularly searches Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool to find eligible candidates who meet the criteria of one of Ontario’s Express Entry immigration streams and then invite them to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws.

Express Entry candidates, who successfully receive a provincial nomination, get 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.

Candidates, who received the NOI in this draw, now have 45 calendar days to submit their application for the provincial nomination to OINP.

Ontario has now issued total 9,082 invitations across its various immigration streams so far in 2020.

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British Columbia PNP draw invited 256 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued another 256 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency to immigration candidates in a new draw held on December 8.

The invitations went to candidates through its five immigration subcategories of Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams

The minimum score requirements in this invitation round ranged between 77 and 97 points based on the immigration sub-category.

Breakdown of the Minimum Scores:

  • SI – Skilled Worker: 95
  • SI – International Graduate: 95
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 77
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker: 97
  • EEBC – International Graduate: 97

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category is a popular stream of BCPNP that allows province to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system – the most popular pathway for skilled immigrants to obtain Canadian permanent residence.

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 for provincial nomination through the EEBC, candidates need to be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) whereas Skills Immigration candidates only have to be registered with the SIRS.

All invited candidates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories had an indeterminate, full-time job offer with an employer in B.C.

Candidates invited under the EEBC: Skilled Worker and EEBC: International Graduate categories will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores, if their applications get approved by BCPNP. This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

Applicants, who received an invitation in this draw, now have to submit a complete application via the BC PNP Online Registration System within 30 calendar days from the date of invitation.

British Columbia has now invited around 9,000 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2020 through its various PNP categories and streams.

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Another 5000 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #169: December 9, 2020

Canada issued another highest-ever 5000 Invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency to immigration candidates in a new Express Entry Draw held on December 9, 2020.

In order to receive an ITA in this invitation round, candidates were required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score of 469.

With this draw, Canada has now issued total 102,350 ITAs this year, which is a record high number of invitations issued in a year ever.

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.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule in this draw. Candidates who had a CRS score of 469 or more, needed to have submitted their Express Entry profile before June 4, 2020, at 22:26:05 UTC in order to receive an ITA in this invitation round.

The large number of ITAs issued in last few Express Entry draws is a strong indication of Canada’s commitment to welcome more than 400,000 new immigrants in 2021. More than 100,000 of these immigrants will come through the Express Entry system.

 

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Saskatchewan invited 564 immigration candidates for provincial nomination in new draw on December 1

Over 500 immigration candidates are now one more step closer of achieving their dream of getting Canadian permanent residency.

In its latest draw held on December 1, 2020, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited total 564 candidates through its two immigration subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.

DISTRIBUTION OF INVITATIONS

Immigration stream Total Invitations issued Minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score requirement
Express Entry 138 74
Occupations In-Demand 426 74

The invitations were sent out to immigration candidates who had work experience in one of 86 occupations.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows the province to nominate qualified foreign workers who have the potential to thrive in Saskatchewan to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

It is also one of the easiest Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to apply as a job offer or work experience in Canada is not required to qualify. However, candidates need to have minimum one year of full-time work experience to apply for both of its subcategories – Express Entry and Occupation in Demand.

In order to apply for a provincial nomination through either of these streams, candidates need to first register an EOI profile with the SINP.

Eligible EOIs are then awarded a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid, which allot them points based on their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.

High-scoring candidates are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the SINP.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get an additional 600 points toward their overall CRS score, which effectively guarantees them an invitation in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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