Explaining the Express Entry tie-break procedure

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The tie break system introduced in June this year, was used for the first time in the last two Express Entry draws, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

 

Candidates having the same Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score re ranked according to the date and time of their submission of profiles in the pool. The system lays priority on the candidates who have been in the pool for a longer time.

 

A total of 2750 ITA’s (Invitation to Apply) were signed off by IRCC in the latest Nov 15 draw. This Canada Express Entry draw closed at 439. There were many candidates at the same CRS score of 439. However, candidates who had entered the pool by October 19, 2017 at 12:02:28 were invited, as this was set as the cut-off date and time by IRCC.

 

When the IRCC introduced the rule in June, the purpose was to be able to better manage the CRS and the invitation rounds. But the emphasis still remains on the CRS as the primary factor in ascertaining whether they will be able to get an ITA or not to migrate to Canada.

 

The most important point to be noted and understood here is that the initial time of submission is the hat is considered as the final time when ITA’s are being issued. If a candidate makes changes to his profile later, it does not alter his time of submission. For example, if a candidate enters his profile on the Express Entry pool on Nov 15th and edits it subsequently with his new language results, his day and time of initial entry is what will be considered.

 

But in the case of deleting a profile and subsequently re-joining the Express Entry pool with a new profile, his date and time of re-entering the pool will be considered as old profile do not carry over.

 

In the November 15 draw, two candidates at 439 who entered the pool on October 19, 2017 were sent ITA’s and other two at 439 who also entered on the same day are still in the pool. This is because the requirement was set at 2750, and only those 2 candidates who had entered pool earlier were invited.

 

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CRS minimum threshold goes up to 458  

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The November 2nd Express Entry draw has seen a minimum threshold of 458, which is by far the highest in many months now. The CRS draw in June had seen a historical dip at 413. But it has constantly been increasing since then. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has sent out ITA’s to 2,000 candidates in the pool to apply for the Canadian permanent residence. ITA’s are issued according to the CRS scores and dependant on the requirement of the Canadian immigration system

 

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The candidate profiles are ranked according to the date and time of their submission. 27 draws have been taken out so far in 2017. Since its introduction in 2015, there have been 77 draws under the Federal Skilled Worker Express Entry stream.  In the event that multiple candidates have the same score, invitations are based on the exact time of the submission of their profile. This strategy was introduced by IRCC in June this year and is being called the tie-break strategy. What this translates into is that the profiles that have been in the pool that have been there for a longer time are being prioritized over the new ones being made.

 

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Candidates who are able to receive a nomination through the enhanced provincial streams add 600 points on their Federal Express Entry profile. The federal Minister of Immigration, recently gave a go-ahead to two express entry draws in which only applicants for Federal Express Entry Skilled trades stream and the PNP streams were invited to apply.

 

In these draws IRCC invited a total of 795 applicants to apply for PR. These draws are usually an exception and not a normal course. This could actually be a factor as to why such low no of applicants were sent an ITA. This also seems to be a logical reason to the increase in the CRS minimum threshold.

 

Express Entry Candidates benefit from Ontario Immigration Stream

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Canada’s most popular Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP) streams are helping candidates in the Federal Express Entry pool to immigrate into the country. Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities stream opened last week and allowed certain candidates to qualify for receiving an ITA (Invitation to Apply).

 

The specific criteria of the Human Capital Priorities stream, which is a part of the Ontario Immigration Nominee Programme(OINP) are; a minimum score of 400 on the CRS, and a few other eligibility criteria. Candidates who are identified through the stream receive a notification of interest from the province. They then apply for receiving a nomination certificate, which adds 600 points for them on the Express Entry pool, and are sure to receive an ITA in the next draw.

 

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Ontario is Canada’s most populous provinces with both the country’s largest city, Toronto as well as the national capital city, Ottawa. More than 39 percent of landed immigrants choose Ontario for settling. The Human Capital Priorities is one of the three enhanced OINP streams which are aligned to the Federal Express Entry stream. OINP also offers a French speaking skilled worker stream as well as the Skilled Trades stream which was recently started.
These streams under PNP are playing a very crucial role in Canada’s economic immigration system. In 2016, almost 26 percent of applicants received ITA’s through the PNP’s. This number was only 13 percent in 2015. The target for receiving immigrants through the PNP’s in 2017 is 51,000 which will increase to 55,000 in 2018.

Alberta Immigration Announces New Opportunity Stream

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The new Alberta Opportunity Stream will start accepting applications from January 2, 2018. This new stream comes under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Programme.
This new stream will ease the process of Permanent Residence for foreign workers who are already working and staying in Alberta. Just like all the other streams operating under the AINP, this stream is a base Provincial Nominee Programme Stream, which means that all applications are processed outside the Federal Express Entry system of Permanent Residence. All candidates who are successful through this stream get a provincial nomination and then apply for permanent residence.
Previously two streams were operating under the AINP, namely the Employer driven stream and the Strategic recruitment stream, which are now being replaced by this Opportunity Stream. Till such time that this new stream starts operating, applications will be accepted, which is in January 2018. Applications received till January under the old streams will continue to be processed but no new applications will be accepted. Canada Education Consultants leads your way in the quick and easy manner to migrate to Canada, for Canada Express Entry & PNPs.
Candidates can apply to the new stream only if they have a valid job offer from an employer in Alberta. The best part is that this stream brings under its ambit, most occupations under the NOC Canada, not only O, A and B skill levels. So, the job offer could be in any skill occupation, even C and D. At the time of application, all applicants must have a valid TRV (temporary resident visa) and should be working or living in Alberta. Job should either be LMIA positive or LMIA exempt under existing international trade agreements.
English or French ability needs to be at least CLB 4. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates need to have a higher CLB 7 at the minimum. All applicants should also at least have finished High school. Applications will be accepted from those who have at least one-year full time work experience in Alberta in the last one and a half year.

5 Key Tips for Canada PR & Immigration

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When you are maintaining your express entry profile for Canada, you are given definite points by IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada). If your Express Entry Profile has higher point scores as per the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), your chances for getting an ITA (Invitation to apply) for PR are very high

Here are a few key tips to improve your Express Entry Profile: –

  1. Language

Higher language proficiency is a key requirement for Canada express entry. It helps you get a higher CRS score for Express Entry. Higher language proficiency increases scores for education and work experience. So, if you don’t have sufficient language proficiency, give another test. You should always aim at improving your language proficiency to be able to get an ITA for PR

  1. Provincial Nomination

A provincial nomination Canada lets you have additional 600 points in the CRS points on express entry. So, eligibility for Provincial Express Entry for skilled workers is a great entry point as a start for your PR application.

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  1. Qualification

Higher Qualification proves to be a booster for increasing your CRS points on express entry. So,while planning for immigration to Canada, qualifications need to be kept in mind.

  1. Work Experience

Higher Work Experience always adds on to your CRS points and thereby improving your Express Entry profile. Certified, verifiable 40 hours employment within the NOC increases your probability for receiving an ITA for Canada PR.

  1. Valid Job Offer

A valid job offer from a Canadian Employee lets you have 600 additional CRS points and gives you better opportunity for ITA(Invitation to apply) for PR. But the job offer should be supported by an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment). It will help if you search for better jobs from job banks and other important job portals in Canada.

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The application process for provincial nominee programs in Canada

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The way to apply for provincial nomination program depends upon the stream you are applying – paper based process or online process through express entry.

There are two stages for applying in each of the two cases:-

  1. 1. First decide the place to live in Canada. Apply to that particular province or territory for nomination. Your application is reviewed based on:
    Express entry – if you meet the minimum criteria for one of the federal immigration programs for express entry.
    Their immigration requirements
    If you are creating an express entry profile, you are asked for the province or state of your choice. You may be contacted by the province to submit your PNP application for nomination. If you already have the provincial nomination, you must mention it in your profile.
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  2. 2. After you are nominated for the province, you are required to apply to IRCC for permanent residence. Your application is assessed based on Canadian Immigration Laws.
    If you are applying for federal express entry, you must apply to IRCC before ITA is received.
    You have to pass the medical exam and police check as a part of the process
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In the paper based process, you are applying through non-express entry stream. You need to meet the eligibity criteria of the province or territory to get nominated. After getting nominated under provincial nominee program canada, you submit a paper application to IRCC. Processing time is more as compared to express entry.
In the electronic process stream, you apply in two ways. You can contact the province or territory of your interest. If they agree to nominate, you create express entry profile showing that you are nominated.
In the second process, you create your express entry profile, mentioning the province or territory of your interest. The province sends the notification of interest. You contact them directly.
In both cases, once you are invited to apply, you submit an electronic application to IRCC. Most of the express entry applications are processed in 6 months or less.

 

Canadian Government Eases Citizenship Process for International Students

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The five amendments that are done in Canada benefit international students as well as the permanent residents, who held protected person status or were temporary residents such as work permit and study permit holders.
As On 11th October, the Canadian permanent residents who were previously on study permit will be able to count a portion of their time while studying towards Canadian citizenship residency requirement. There was also reduction in the physical presence for 3 to 4 years. It means international students and graduates, who would be looking to settle in Canada can enjoy the better way for their needs.

 

How this benefits international students
As per the new regulations, each day of the permanent residents spent in Canada as an international student or a post graduation work permit holder, was counted as a half day for up to a maximum of 365 possible days. The new measures and the reduction in the days for physical presence for three years could mean the workers and the international graduates in Canada are eligible to apply for citizenship after two years of being permanent residents.Morever, the government no longer needed the citizenship applicants to be present in Canada for 183 or more days in 4 out of 6 years preceding the citizenship application as was earlier.

 

As before, the time spent in Canada on temporary status was not counted for citizenship. The students would be counting their physical presence requirement for citizenship after getting the permanent residence. The residents had to be present in Canada for 4 to 6 years to fulfill the physical presence requirements in order to be eligible to apply for the citizenship.

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International students as permanent residents

 

Canada always encourages international students and workers to contribute towards the culture and economy of Canada. The international students for post secondary studies increased to 16 percent in one year, from 2015 to 2016.

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