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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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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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CRS dropped to 469 in latest Express Entry Draw; 5000 candidates received ITAs for permanent residency

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #168: November 25, 2020

Canada conducted another Express Entry Draw just at a gap of one week on November 25.

The highest-ever 5000 Invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency, were issued to immigration candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score of 469.

The CRS cut-off threshold dipped below 470 for the first time in an all-program draw this year.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was October 15, 2020, at 08:50:10 UTC. This means the candidates who had a CRS score of 469 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.

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.

The new draw brings the total number of ITAs issued so far in 2020 to 97,350, which put Canada on the track to surpass 100,000 ITAs issued in 2020 – the highest ever in one year.

The highest-ever number of ITAs issued in last two Express Entry invitation rounds, are in line with Canada’s commitment to welcome over 400,000 new immigrants in 2021. More than 100,000 of these immigrants will come through the Express Entry system.

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