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BC PNP Tech Draw: November 30, 2021

British Columbia invited 89 tech candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new Tech draw on November 30, 2021.

A total of 89 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in this draw.

Invitations were issued to candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of the BC PNP.

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to have:

  • a minimum provincial score of 78;
  • work experience in one of 29 eligible tech occupations; and
  • A valid full-time job offer of at least 12 months in one of the eligible occupations to qualify for the stream.

BC PNP Tech Program

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

In order to apply through this stream, immigration candidates need to have a full-time job offer from an eligible employer 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 tech occupations that can qualify under this stream include Computer engineers, Civil engineers, Information systems analysts and consultants, Software engineers and designers, Web designers and developers, Computer network technicians, Authors and writers, Graphic designers and illustrators, Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade, among others

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.

Candidates, who received an invitation in this draw, now have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to BC PNP.

British Columbia PNP has now invited around 11,000 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #210: November 24, 2021

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #210: November 24, 2021

Canada invited 613 PNP candidates to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry Draw on November 24

Canada conducted another Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific Express Entry Draw on November 24, 2021.

A total of 613 Express Entry candidates, who had previously obtained nominations through an Express-entry aligned PNP, received Invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 737 points.

Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination, automatically get 600 additional points toward their overall CRS score.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off score for PNP-specific draws is usually high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was June 22 2021 at 20:19:59 PM UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 737 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. If more than one applicant has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

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.

Since the beginning of 2021, Canada has only been conducting PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) specific Express Entry draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already.

IRCC has held total 33 PNP-specific Express Entry draws so far in 2021 in which total 17,785 candidates have received invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #208: October 27, 2021

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #208: October 27, 2021

888 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry Draw on October 27

Canada conducted third largest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific Express Entry draw of the year on October 27, 2021.

Total 888 Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination from an Express Entry-linked PNP, were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 744 points. Immigration candidates, who obtain a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS score.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off score for PNP-specific draws is usually high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was October 7th at 16:38:21 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 744 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.

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one of the most popular immigration pathways for skilled workers, international students and entrepreneur immigrants.

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 are known as ‘enhanced’ nominations that allow a province or territory to nominate candidates in the federal Express Entry system.

The additional 600 points directly increase applicants’ chances to receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

So far in 2021, Canada only conducted PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already.

IRCC has now issued a total of 111,265 ITAs to PNP and CEC candidates so far this year.

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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #207: October 13, 2021

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #207: October 13, 2021

Canada invited 681 immigration candidates to apply for PR in the third consecutive PNP-Specific Express Entry Draw

Canada invited another 681 Express Entry candidates, who had previously received nominations under an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), to apply for permanent residence in new Rounds of invitations conducted on October 13, 2021.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw was 720.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was March 16, 2021 at 07:53:28 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 720 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw.

DRAW DETAILS:

  • Draw No: 207
  • Draw Date: October 13, 2021
  • Immigration Program: Provincial Nominee Program
  • Total ITAs issued: 681
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 720
  • Tie-breaking rule: March 16, 2021 at 07:53:28 UTC

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.

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.

Canada has issued total 110, 377 ITAs to Express Entry Candidates under PNP and CEC streams so far this year.

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Canada invited 761 PNP candidates to apply for permanent residence on September 29, 2021

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #206: September 29, 2021

Canada invited 761 PNP candidates to apply for permanent residence on September 29, 2021

Canada invited another 761 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in new Express Entry draw conducted on September 29, 2021.

Immigration candidates who had previously received nominations under an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were eligible for this round of invitations.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw was 742. A provincial nomination automatically awards a candidate 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 July 29, 2021 at 09:45:29 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 742 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) 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 (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).

So far this year, IRCC has invited total 109,696 Express Entry Candidates under PNP and CEC streams to apply for Canada PR.

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