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Nova Scotia invited French-speaking Express Entry candidates in new immigration draw on March 29

Nova Scotia conducted its second immigration draw of this year through the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream on March 29.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Interest (LOIs) were issued to Express Entry candidates who had selected French as their first official language and had a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 9 or higher in French in all language abilities.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), however, did not disclose the information on how many invitations were sent in this invitation round.

Apart from French language proficiency, invited candidates also needed to demonstrate that they have:

  • English as a second official language with a CLB score of 7 or higher all language abilities –Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • Either a bachelor’s degree OR completed a three or more years of study program at a university, college, trade or technical school.
  • Applied before 11:59 p.m., April 28, 2021

The Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream of NSNP targets immigration candidates based on the province’s labour market needs.

In order to qualify for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia through this Stream, candidates first need to have a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system.

The NSNP has held total 16 Labour Market Priorities Stream draws since its launch in the year 2018 and have invited Financial Auditors, Accountants, Programmers, Early Childhood Education Workers, Social Workers, Nurses, and Carpenters to apply for provincial nomination.

Invited candidates now have 30 Calendar days to send in their application for the provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to NSNP.

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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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Canada invited 5000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry Draw

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #170: December 23, 2020

Canada invited another 5000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in a new Express Entry Draw held on December 23, 2020.

Candidates, who received an Invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 468.

The minimum Express Entry cutoff score requirement for this draw is a reduction of one point than the previous invitation round held on December 9, when candidates needed a minimum score of 469.

With this draw, Canada caps off the year with 107,350 ITAs issued to immigration candidates – a record high number of invitations issued since Express Entry’s launch in 2015.

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 and the time-stamp used was June 4, 2020 at 13:39:44 UTC. This means the candidates who had a CRS score of 468 or more, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

Canada will target the highest level of immigration in its history over the coming three years. Over 100,000 of these immigrants will come each year through Canada’s popular Express Entry system with a further 80,000 approx. coming through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

As of December 21, 2020, there were a total of 147,487 immigration candidates in the Express Entry pool. Majority of these candidates (47,897) have CRS scores between 351- 400, whereas a total of 25,187candidates have CRS scores between 451-500.

Express Entry candidates with low CRS scores can increase their points through a variety of options, which include:

  • Obtain a provincial nomination by applying through an Express-Entry aligned PNP, which award them additional 600 points toward their CRS scores.
  • Improve their language proficiency level
  • Secure a LMIA-approved job offer
  • Complete an additional level of education
  • Get more work experience (in Canada & outside)
  • Get Canadian Study experience
  • Get additional points for spouse

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Saskatchewan invited 576 immigration candidates for provincial nomination in new PNP draw on December 17

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 576 candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in its new immigration draw held on December 27.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.

Out of total invitations issued, 190 went to candidates having a profile in Express Entry System and 386 were issued to Occupations In-Demand candidates.

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.

Invited candidates had work experience in one of 89 select occupations.

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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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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