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Canada Express Entry

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. 

If you have any questions on Express Entry draw, please feel free to contact our professional Canada immigration consultants. We would love to share our knowledge to help you come to Canada.

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PEI EOI draw

PEI, a popular destination for immigrants, has issued its latest invitations

Prince Edward Island, known as PEI, one of the three maritime provinces, has experienced an incredible population growth rate of 2% year-over-year since 2016. During the same period, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, which are the other two maritime provinces, had an average growth rate of 0.8% and 0.5% respectively. Amongst all of the maritime provinces, PEI has been very successful in attracting and retaining skilled foreign workers in recent years.

On May 16, PEI Provincial Nominee Program issued 104 invitations to immigration candidates in its new Expression of Interest (EOI) draw. 

90 out of the 104 invitations went to candidates applying through Labour Impact category and Express Entry category.  

The labour Impact category consists of four sub-categories: Skilled Worker in PEI, Skilled Worker outside PEI, Critical Worker and International Graduate. A job offer in PEI is required if using these streams.

The Express Entry category is linked to the Federal Express Entry system. A job offer in PEI is not required, but a priority is given to candidates who are currently living and working in the province. 

The rest 14 invitations went to candidates applying through Business Impact category-Business Work Permit Stream, with the minimum point of 107.

To be considered for a nomination, candidates must create a profile in PEI’s EOI system. Qualified candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for a provincial nomination. 

Within the EOI system, depending on which stream you are using, there are several areas with associated points: age, language, education, work experience, employment, business ownership or senior management experience, community endorsement and adaptability. 

The EOI draw is held on the third Thursday of each month. The next Expression of Interest draw is scheduled for June 20, 2019. 

If you are interested in immigrating to PEI or other Canadian provinces and have any questions, please feel free to contact our professional Canada immigration consultants.

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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.

If you have any further questions, you are welcome to contact our professional Canada immigration consultants.

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bc pnp tech pilot

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

For more information, please contact our professional Canada immigration consultants. Our Canada immigration experts will guide you on the right program based on your professional background.

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2019 Minimum CRS Score & Time Between Draws

Express Entry cut off’sexpected to continue to fall

In the draw (#113) on 20 March, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent invitations to 3,350 candidates, inviting them to submit applications for permanent residence. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for the draw was 452.

In the previous draw on March 6, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) was 3,350, with a cut-off score of 454. For the draw for February 20, 3,350 applicants were invited on a cut-off score of 457. They were all drawn 14 days apart, and the cut-off score continued to drop.

The first draw of the year (#108) took place on 9 January, with 3,900 candidates being invited and a cut-off score of 449; The draw 14 days later also invited 3,900 people with a cut-off score of 443. The CRS cut-off score continues to drop when the draw is made within 14 days of each other.

According to the immigration plan released by IRCC, the total number of planned immigrants in the three categories of the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class in 2018 was 74,900. In 2019, it could be 81,400. It will continue to increase in 2020 and 2021. It looks like the number of future draws could also continue to grow.

As of the #113 draw on March 20, IRCC had issued a total of 21,200 invitations in 2019, up from 14,500 in the same period in 2018.

The drop in the cut-off score for the two draws in a row was a welcome result. If the draw for the second quarter of 2019 is larger, and IRCC keeps the draw frequency at about every two weeks, we could see that the cut-off score may continue to decline.

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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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The year began with a bang and lots of good news for the Express Entry pool applicants with the first threshold lowering to 446, which is a record low as a first draw in a year since Express Entry came into functionality in 2015
In this first draw the Canadian government invited 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. The draw was held on January 10, 2018.

This score is the same as the last CRS threshold for 2017, which was held on December 20. Since 2015, this first cut off is the lowest ever. IRCC also made use of the tie-break rule again and the cut- off date and time was set to November 18, 2017, at 6:30:42 UTC.

 

In 2017, the first draw had a cut off of 468, but subsequent draws saw lower thresholds with the minimum dip ever in June at 413. This year is expected to be a busy one, with immigration targets set at almost 1 million till 2020. 16 draws were held in the first half of 2017, but this year is envisaged to see many more draws as immigration targets go up. CRS thresholds are also expected to fall as more ITA’s are sent out in each draw.

 

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In 2017 a total of 30 draws were held with 86,023 ITA’s being sent out. 3200 more ITA’s are expected to be sent out in the three Express Entry economic streams alone, with many more immigrants finding way into the country through the Family Class and the PNP programmes.

 

A total of 153,618 ITA’s have been issued since the Express Entry economic streams came into existence in 2015. The no of ITA’s issued in 2017 alone is almost 56 percent of the total ITA’s issued so far.

 

This year has started at almost 22 points less than the first draw of 2017. It is expected to translate into more people coming in through the Express Entry during the course of the year as larger and more frequent draws are held to accomplish immigrant targets. This in turn will definitely mean lower cut offs all throughout the year.

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Express Entry PNP Canada

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.

 

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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.

Canada’s federal government always emphasizes on the better immigration programs such as Express Entry Canada and the provincial nominee program Canada.