Ontario invited 484 Express Entry candidates in first PNP draw of 2021 on January 13

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its first immigration draw of the year on January 13.

Total 484 invitations or Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to apply for provincial nomination were issued to Express Entry candidates through OINP’s two provincial pathways – the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and Skilled Trades Stream.

BREAKTHROUGH OF INVITATIONS

Stream Total NOIs issued CRS score range
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 146 Between 456 and 460
Skilled Trades Stream 338 Between 434 and 460

In order to receive an NOI in this draw, candidates were required to have their Express Entry profiles created between January 13, 2020, and January 13, 2021.

The French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of OINP is designed for Express Entry candidates who speak English and French. In order to apply under this stream, applicants have to fulfill the eligibility requirements of the Canadian Experience Class, or the Federal Skilled Worker Program.  They need a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least seven in French, and at least 6 in English, among other eligibility requirements.

The Skilled Trades Stream allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates currently living in Ontario who have a minimum of one-year full-time work experience or the equivalent in part-time work, in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

While candidates do not need a job offer to apply under either the Skilled Trades or French-Speaking Skilled Worker Streams, candidates must meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements specified by the OINP.

Candidates who received invitations in this draw will get an additional 600 points towards their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score if they successfully receive a provincial nomination from the OINP.

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British Columbia invited 80 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in new Tech Pilot draw on January 12

British Columbia issued 80 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in its second immigration draw of the year on January 12.

Invitations were issued to candidates from Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry B.C. streams under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech Pilot.

Selected candidates were required to have a minimum provincial score of 80 points in order to receive an invite in this draw.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot offers a fast-track immigration pathway to Canadian permanent residence for in-demand foreign tech workers and international students with a job offer in one of the pilot’s 29 eligible tech occupations.

In order to apply through the Tech Pilot, immigration candidates are required to have a job offer in the province that must be at least one year (365 days) in duration in one of the pilot’s in-demand occupations. The job offer must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application.

To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories, eligible candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). This is a points-based system that ranks candidates a score based on various factors such as education, work experience, proficiency in English and the job offer they have received.

The BC PNP will then invites highest-scoring candidates in each Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC category candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through regular weekly draws.

Express Entry Candidates, whose applications will 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.

It was the second immigration draw conducted by the BC PNP so far in 2021. On January 5, 2021, the program issued total 168 invitations to immigration candidates through its Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories.

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Canada invited 4750 CEC candidates to apply for permanent residency in January 7th Express Entry Draw

Express Entry draw #172: January 7, 2021

Canada conducted another Express Entry round of invitations on January 7, 2021.

A total of 4750 immigration candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence in this draw.

The draw, which was restricted to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates only, had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) threshold of 461.

It was the second invitation round held in two days. On January 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 250 ITAs to immigration candidates who had received nominations from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs).

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 completed at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years and who wish to become permanent residents.

It is an ideal route to Canadian permanent residency for temporary foreign workers including international students. Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals get a “head start” against other candidates in the Express Entry pool as it is a highly-valued factor under the CRS.

The IRCC applied a tie break in this draw and the time stamp used was September 12, 2020, at 20:46:32 UTC. That means all CEC candidates with a CRS score of and above 461 who had submitted their profiles before this date & time, received ITAs in this invitation round.

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Saskatchewan invited 385 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination in its first PNP draw of 2021 on January 7

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) kicked off the year by issuing total 385 invitations to immigration candidates on January 7.

The invitations to apply for provincial nomination were issued to candidates through SINP’s two immigration subcategories: Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand.

In order to be invited in this draw, candidates from both sub-categories needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least   71 points on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid.

Distribution of invitations

Stream Total Invitation issued Minimum EOI score Requirement
Express Entry 148 71
Occupations In-Demand 237 71

Click here to see the complete list of occupation included in this draw.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or SINP, allows the province to nominate qualified foreign workers who have the potential to thrive in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan 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.

In order to apply for a provincial nomination through either of these streams, candidates need to first register an EOI 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, 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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First Express Entry Draw of 2021 invited 250 PNP Candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency

Canada invited total 250 Express Entry candidates who have provincial nominations to apply for permanent residency in its first immigration draw of 2021 on January 6.

The invitations to apply (ITAs) have been issued to candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 813.

Immigration candidates, who obtain nominations from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS score.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off score for this invitation round was quite high as compared to previous draws.

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 and the time-stamp used was November 2, 2020 at 11:11:52 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 813 or more, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 remained a record-breaking year for Canada’s Express Entry system! The country issued highest-ever 107,350 invitations for permanent residence to immigration candidates. However, this number is going to be bigger since the country is all set to welcome over 1.2 million new immigrants in next three years as per its 2021-2023 Multiyear Immigration Plan.

Canada aims to welcome 401,000 new immigrants in 2021. Total 108,500 of these immigrants will come through an Express Entry-managed program.

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