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Express Entry candidates received Invitations to Apply for PR

Express Entry Draw #223 –May 25, 2022

589 Express Entry candidates received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR)

Canada invited 589 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in a new round of invitations held on May 25, 2022.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold for this draw was 741.  Express-Entry with a provincial nomination, get automatic 600 points added to their CRS score.  Therefore, the minimum CRS score requirement for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high

IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was February 02, 2022 at 12:29:53 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 741 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

Canada Express Entry system

Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. Express Entry is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

·         The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
·         The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
.         The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Throughout the pandemic, IRCC focused on conducting PNP-only draws to support provincial immigration goals.

However, IRCC is resuming Express Entry draws for FSWP and CEC candidates in “early July.” Canada’s immigration department has also confirmed that it will soon once again be processing most new Express Entry applications within six months.

Invited Express Entry candidates now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete immigration application to IRCC.

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More than 175 immigration candidates received invitations from British Columbia to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR

British Columbia PNP Draw – May 17, 2022

More than 175 immigration candidates received invitations from British Columbia to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR

The Canadian province of British Columbia continues to invite immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for the Canadians permanent residency (PR) through regular draws.

In new draws held on May 17, 2022, more than 175 BC immigration candidates received invitations from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Skills Immigration invitations

Draw Immigration Category Number of Invitations Minimum Score
General  Draw Skilled Worker,
International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
154 Between 77 and 123
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) Skilled Worker,
International Graduate
21 62
Healthcare Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled <5 62
Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413) Entry Level and Semi-Skilled <5 62

In the first general draw, BC PNP issued a total of 154 invitations to candidates through its Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled streams. Candidates, who received invitations in this draw, needed a minimum provincial score between 77 and 123.

The BC PNP also conducted three separate occupation-specific draws and invited around 30 immigration candidates with experience in BC’s priority occupations – healthcare and early childhood educators. In all of these draws, the minimum provincial score requirement was 62.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track immigration pathway to high-demand skilled foreign workers who wish to settle in British Columbia, Canada.  The province conducts weekly rounds of invitations and invites candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

After getting a nomination from BC PNP, successful immigration candidates can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Canada PR for themselves and their eligible family members.

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Prince Edward Island (PEI) invited 153 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in the new PNP draw on May 20, 2022

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) conducted its monthly scheduled round of invitations on May 20, 2022.

A total of 153 immigration candidates under the Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact streams of PEI PNP received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in this draw.

Out of total invitations issued, 137 went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. PEI PNP did not disclose a breakdown of how many Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates were invited, nor the minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score required for each category.

Another 16 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates under the Work Permit Stream of PEI PNP.  In order to receive an invite under this stream, candidates were required to have a minimum provincial score of 62 points.

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

Prince Edward Island is one of the easternmost islands of Canada and is known for its pastoral scenery and enormous job opportunities.

For those who are seeking permanent residency in Prince Edward Island, one pathway is to be nominated to the federal government through the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category is for candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry candidates, who would like to be considered for a provincial nomination from the province, need to create a separate EOI profile with the PEI PNP.

These profiles are given a score on the basis of information provided in their EOI based on factors such as education, work experience, and proficiency in English or French. The highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

Successful Express Entry candidates, who receive a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Certificate, get additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

The next PEI PNP draw is scheduled for June 16, 2022.

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Manitoba invited 120 candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR on March 10

The Canadian province of Manitoba conducted its latest immigration draw under its PNP – he Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) on March 10, 2022.

A total of 120 candidates across three immigration streams of MPNP – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education Stream received invitations, , also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

Distribution of Invitations

Stream Invitations/LAAs  Issued Minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 50 781
Skilled Workers Overseas 34 718
International Education Stream 36 No EOI score requirement

Out of total LAAs issued, 33 went to immigration candidates with valid profiles in Federal Express Entry system.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence through its three popular immigration streams – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education stream.

In order to qualify to apply under MPNP, immigration candidates need to score at least 60 points according to the MPNP’s assessment criteria. They also need a connection to Manitoba such as a close relative or a family member, who is a permanent resident of Canada; previous employment or studies in the province.

Process

Immigration through the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas is a three-step process:

STEP 1 – Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

STEP 2- The highest-scoring qualified candidates with a connection to Manitoba are invited to submit an MPNP application

STEP 3 – Following a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates to make a separate application to IRCC for permanent resident visas for you and your family.

If invited Express Entry candidates successfully receive a nomination from MPNP, they will automatically get 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

Find out if you are eligible for Canadian immigration!!

To find out if you’re eligible for immigration to Canada, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options to immigrate to Canada!