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Canada issued 3350 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence 

In the draw held on June 12, 3350 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence, with the cut-off score of 465.

It’s only been two weeks since the last round of invitation held on May 29, which means fewer candidates were able to enter the pool between the two draws, resulting in a five-point drop in the CRS score.

The time gap between draws influences the cut-off CRS score. The EE draws are usually held every two weeks. The cut-off CRS score was 470 in the last draw held on May 29, which was four weeks elapsed from the former draw. It allows a greater number of candidates with higher scores to enter the pool when the time gap is longer than two weeks. 

So far, in 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued a total of 38,450 Invitation to apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates, which is 6,250 more than it had issued at the same point in 2018.

The Express Entry system manages applications for three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. 

Each program has its requirements. Eligible candidates are issued a score in the Comprehensive Ranking System, known as CRS score, which determines their rank in the pool. 

The highest-ranked candidates are awarded an ITA for Canadian permanent residence. 

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Latest Express Entry pool draw sees minimum CRS score drop

Since February 20th, the minimum Express Entry (EE) Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score has dropped four times.

On May 1st, another draw for permanent residence was held. The lowest score in this draw was 450.

The minimum CRS score in the two previous draws was 451.

Scores are based on factors such as age, experience, language proficiency in English or French, and education.

3,350 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada for the May 1st draw.

So far, for 2019, the number of invitations given to EE candidates has risen to 31,250. The total goal for invitations given through Express Entry pools by the end of 2019 is 81,400.

The Express Entry system includes the candidate pools from the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class. These three pools draw in the greatest number of economic class newcomers each year.

All prior candidates who have profiles in the EE pool with a score of or above 450, and did not receive an invitation to apply (ITA) previously have since received an ITA.

The minimum CRS score has the potential to drop in future draws throughout the year. If draw sizes increase, it is likely that the minimum score will continue to go down even further.

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The BC Tech Pilot Program

The BC Tech Pilot program is not a new immigration program. It is special care for jobs in short supply in BC. Starting from June 26, 2018, the job category of occupations was expanded to the following 29 occupations, all of which can be applied. BC PNP Tech Pilot opened in 2017 and extended to June 2019.

This program is to help tech companies attract and retain international talent. The British Columbia government has also been creating opportunities. It is a great benefit for international students who are studying related jobs here. Those who want to immigrate should hurry up and don’t miss it.

There are two main categories in Skills Immigration program:

Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC), both of which require offer from local employers in BC. The difference is that the requirements of IELTS score are different. SI does not need to enter the Federal EE system. Candidates with IELTS level 5 can apply for this Stream. EEBC requires a minimum of IELTS 6 in each band to enter the Federal EE system. Also, EEBC applicants can get an additional 600 provincial nominations points.

29 Tech Pilot occupations

The requirements for applicants:

  • One of the above 29 occupations is required
  • Have a job offer of at least one year (365 days) in length
  • The job offer must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP

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January 1st 2015 Canada has introduced the Express Entry system to make the immigration process faster, transparent and hassle free. Those who have minimum one year of skilled work experience are eligible to apply to Immigrate to Canada under this program. It is a great opportunity for those looking to get settled in Canada on Permanent Residency basis.

 

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Express Entry – Innovative PNP’s methods to meet the skill requirement

The Provincial Nomination Program plays an important role for express entry to Canada.

Lately Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario have used innovative approaches to shortlist candidates for Express Entry in their PNP Program.

 

The 600 points which the candidates get from PNP leads to enhancing their probability for getting an Invitation to Apply. In fact this becomes the single most factor which contributes to a candidate getting an invitation to apply.

 

In the last week new approaches used by Express Entry via the provincial immigration path to select candidates were:

• Expression of interest
• First-come, first-served
• Passive.

 

The invitation to apply from the Canada’s Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) has a specific fixed number of candidates for the federal pool each year. Each province and territory with a PNP has at least one stream for candidates in the federal Express Entry system which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic immigration programs – the Federal Skilled worker class, the Federal skilled Trades Class & the Canadian Experience class..

 

Between 2016 and 2017 there was an increase by 4000 in the Express Entry candidates who applied for Canadian permanent residence in the Provincial Nomination Program.

The Federal skilled worker class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class are critically popular with Express Entry candidates because they do not require a Canadian job offer or a minimum CRS score.

 

Lately Quebec took action to address Labour shortage in the province, especially in regions outside the Montreal metropolitan area by using a new Expression of interest system for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

 

Ontario recently changed the minimum score in its Human Capital Priorities stream, which allows the province to search the federal government’s Express Entry system for eligible economic immigration candidates.

 

The position of an eligible Express Entry candidates in the pool is determined by the score they get in the Comprehensive Ranking System .CRS).

 

Ontario has also removed the minimum CRS score of 400 for eligibility and left it to the discretion of the director in charge of the province’s immigrant nominee program, the OINP. The CRS for the Human Capital Priorities Stream has lately been reduced to 350.

 

The majority of Canadian provinces and territories have a fixed target for giving Canadian permanent residence to candidates each year.

 

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Canada Immigration through Express Entry Program

The first step in Immigration in Canada through the Express Entry program is to learn the eligibility criteria of the immigration programs. The next step is to select a suitable province or territory. Canada Education & Immigration Consultants Experts will perform technical evaluations of your profile. Based on your technical evaluation report, we will suggest the best immigration program for you, based on your age, IELTS Score, qualification and work experience.

 

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Saskatchewan EOI

No minimum CRS threshold for Saskatchewan’s new Expression of Interest system linked to federal Express Entry

The Saskatchewan EOI Immigrant Nominee Program’s new Expression of Interest system for its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories has opened.

 

Before this new system came into operation, Saskatchewan had a first-come, first-served model that was used for these two International Skilled Worker sub-categories. The doors used to be shut to the many qualified applicants who couldn’t get their applications in on time.

 

This new system allows for the Saskatchewan province to select eligible immigration candidates already in the Federal Express Entry pool and invite them for a provincial nomination. Skilled workers who possess the specified amount of work experience in one of the provinces’ in demand occupations sub category may become eligible to receive the Provincial nomination.

 

The province feels that the change-over to the new EOI system will allow the SINP to target those immigrants who are most likely to find success in the Saskatchewan labour market. As the SINP says on the webpage outlining the new system, “a goal of the EOI system is to ensure strong economic outcomes and long-term retention in Saskatchewan for those invited to apply.”

 

Candidates who score at least 60 points on the assessment grid and satisfy other eligibility requirements enter the Saskatchewan pool of candidates for either the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-category and those selected are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

 

This new system follows other Canadian provinces that are using the merit-based EOI approach to select immigration candidates. The federal government’s Express Entry system also replaced a first come first served model in 2015 and now highest-ranked candidates are selected to apply for Permanent Residence based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

 

Saskatchewan’s EOI system will also give more people an opportunity to compete for a provincial nomination through these sub-categories. These are among the few in Canada that do not require a job offer to be considered for nomination.

 

With this move to regularize draws instead of occasional openings, it will no longer about the lucky few who were quick enough to apply and the focus will be on skilled immigrants required by the labour market of the province.

 

This could also be good news for interested Express Entry candidates with lower CRS scores. Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category does not have a minimum CRS score requirement, so anyone eligible for the Express Entry pool can submit an Expression of Interest. A provincial nomination is worth an additional 600 CRS points, which essentially guarantees an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence to all Express Entry candidates who receive one, regardless of their initial CRS score

 

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Return of the 60-day application deadline in Express Entry

IRCC has announced that is going back to a 60-day deadline for receiving the application for Permanent Residence after receiving the Invitation to apply. This new deadline is effective from June 26th2018.

 

In an email sent out to all applicants, IRCC said that it was resuming its original 60-day limit, which had been changed to 90 days in November 2016. This move is being touted to have been taken to serve customers better.

 

The email that was sent out read, “With this change, we are moving back to the original timeframe as it better reflects the intended design of Express Entry as a process leading to expedited results for you, our clients.”Fast processing of applications for permanent residence has been a goal for IRCC since the Express Entry system was first introduced.

 

IRCC said in its 2017 year-end report that80 per cent of Federal Skilled Worker applications that year were processed in four months or less from the moment a complete application is received. By reducing the application deadline by 30 days, IRCC may see the total Express Entry process get faster.

 

This change will also allow IRCC to know sooner which candidates who receive ITAs are applying or declining their invitations.These benefits, however, do put additional pressure on applicants to collect documents quickly.A report published by IRCC in December 2017 said that it found that 41 per cent of Express Entry candidates who received an ITA after November 2016 took advantage of the extended deadline and submitted their application between 61 days and 90 days after receiving an ITA.Only 57 per cent of applicants submitted their complete application within 60 days.