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Ontario PNP invites 1406 Express Entry Candidates with Tech Background

On October 27, Ontario held its biggest PNP draw, inviting 1406 Express Entry candidates having work experience in one of the six tech occupations.

The candidates eligible for the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, having an Express Entry profile and a CRS score between 455 to 467, are invited to this draw.

Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

The Human Capital Category prioritizes candidates who can support the labor market needs of Ontario through their skills and experience.
Along with the above-mentioned points, the candidate needs to have one year of experience in one of the following occupations:

OccupationNOC Code
Computer and Information Systems ManagerNOC 0213
Computer EngineersNOC 2147
Database Analysts & Data AdministratorsNOC 2172
Software Engineers & DesignersNOC 2173
Computer Programmers & Interactive Media DevelopersNOC 2174
Web Designers & Developers NOC 2175

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will refuse the application of those candidates who do not have experience in any of these occupations. Invited candidates having foreign education need to submit an Educational Credential Assessment, OINP will then verify it and check that the qualification is equivalent to the Canadian Degrees.

Those candidates who received the invitation need to submit their application to OINP within 45 calendar days.

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Those who will receive the nomination will automatically get additional 600 points in their overall score. It will increase their chances of receiving an ITA for permanent residency.

How it works:

  • First, the candidate needs to find out for which stream he is eligible, he has to register for a ONe-key account on the OINP website.
  • For starting the application process, he has to create a profile and upload the required documents through the portal.
  • If the invitation is for one of the Express Entry Streams, the candidate must maintain a valid profile until the nomination comes.
  • The successful candidates will be receiving a Nomination Approval Letter and an OINP Certificate of Nomination by email.
  • For Express Entry Streams, the Candidate will receive the nomination through the Express Entry profile. After accepting the nomination, he will receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System CRS points which means he will receive an Invitation to Apply for PR through Express Entry in the next draw.
  • For Graduate Streams, the Candidate will then be required to apply for PR with IRCC within six months. He has to include a nomination approval letter and certificate with the application.
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358 Immigration Candiates are invited in new B.C. PNP Draw

British Columbia has invited 358 foreign workers & international students through the PNP draw held on October 26, 2021.

The minimum score required for the draw ranges between 68 to 91.

Candidates who belong to the category Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) received the invitations in this new PNP draw. Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Entry-level and Semi-Skilled subcategories of EEBC & SI were issued the invitation more specifically.

Why British Columbia?

With its abundance of beauty and most places to settle within, British Columbia has become one of the desirable destinations to study, work, and live.

BC provides a lot of benefits to the people lining there.

  • High Living Standards
  • Affordable Health Care System
  • Diversified Culture
  • Safe Environment
  • Wages and Benefits
  • Lots of workplaces and Industries
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B.C. Express Entry Process:

Step 1: Registration

The first step in the process is registration with SIRS, Skills Immigration Registration System. By registering with SIRS, BC gets the access to applicant’s education, job, B.C. location, language ability, and wages. Then the application gets reviewed against the labor market needs of the province.

All the applicants must meet the minimum program and category requirements.

Who should register with BC PNP?

The candidates who come under the EEBC Skilled Worker and EEBC International Graduate categories need to register with SIRS. EEBC Healthcare Professionals & EEBC International Post Graduate candidates can directly apply through BCPNP Online. Applicants from all other categories must first register through BCPNP Online.

Before Registering

The candidate must complete its IRCC Express Entry profile, and he meet the requirements of one of the following immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

If the candidate meets the minimum criteria for one of the economic immigration programs, then he will receive an Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker validation code. After that, he can register with BC PNP. 

SIRS

Skills Immigration Registration System is a points-based application system that helps the province to rank and select the best workers to meet labor market needs.

How to register?
  • Create an online profile with BCPNP Online.
  • Complete all the sections of the registration.
  • Submit your application.

Step 2: Invitation

Eligible applicants under the EEBC Skilled Worker and EEBC International Graduate categories will receive an invitation to apply under the Express Entry BC stream. Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity.

The invited candidates have up to 30 calendar days, from the date of receiving the invitation, to submit their application into BC PNP.

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to the BC PNP draws held. Those who do not receive an ITA by the BC PNP can take steps for improving their SIRS scores.

Step 3: Application

After receiving the application to apply, the candidate has to submit a complete application within 30 days.

Health Care Professionals and International Post-Graduates do not require an invitation and can apply directly through BC PNP Online.

Step 4: Nomination

This is the last step in the process. If the application gets approved then the candidate will receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for PR.

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Canada PNP holds third largest draw of the year

Canada has invited 888 Express Entry candidates in its fourth consecutive round of invitations and third-largest PNP draw.

The second-largest draw invited 940 Express Entry candidates and the first one with 1,002 candidates.

The latest round of invitations has invited candidates with a CRS score of 744. The invited candidates had received a boost of 600 points because they had a provincial nomination from the PNP. The low-scoring candidates without having nominations would only have scores of 144.
In the previous draw, IRCC has invited 681 candidates with a minimum score of 720.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Canada Express Entry draws have become program-specific, targeting PNP & CEC, Canadian Experience Class candidates. Express Entries from categories FST, Federal Skilled Trades Class & FSWP, Federal Skilled Worker Program have not been drawn since the beginning of 2021.

It has become an unusual year for Express Entry because of the travel restrictions implemented by the Canadian Government. It has restricted the immigrants to move abroad or from getting PR.
Even then, Canada has managed to welcome over four lakh newcomers this year. It has invited 111,265 Express Entry Candidates to apply for permanent residence which is comparatively more than the past year’s record.

Due to the extra 600 points given to provincial nominations, the average score cutoffs have remained high for the year.

What is Express Entry?

The Express Entry Program is not a visa in itself. Rather, it is an application management system that manages applications for the economic immigration programs of Canada. These are:

  1. FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program)
  2. FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Program)
  3. CEC (Canadian Experience Class)

The program was first introduced in January 2015. To apply, you must first and foremost be eligible for one of the programs above.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility requirements of FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program)
  • You must have at least one year of work experience or an equivalent amount in part-time in any occupation in the NOC 0, A, or B category.
  • You must have a language proficiency score of at least CLB 7
  • You must have completed an education equivalent to a Canadian High School diploma
  • You must score at least 67 points out of 100 on the FSWP points grid
  • You must have sufficient funds to support yourself and your family in Canada
Eligibility requirements of FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Program)
  • You must have at least two-year experience or an equivalent in part-time in a skilled trade
  • You must meet all the skill requirements of the trade as per the NOC
  • You must have a language proficient score of at least CLB4 or higher
  • You must have a valid job offer from Canada or a Certificate of Qualification in a skilled trade issued by a province or territory in Canada
Eligibility requirements of CEC (Canadian Experience Class)
  • You must have at least 1 year of work experience in Canada in the last 3 years. Your work experience must be full-time or an equivalent amount in part-time.
  • Your work experience must be in a job in the NOC 0, A, or B category
  • You must meet the language requirement. For jobs in the NOC 0 and A category, you must have a language score of CLB 7 or above. For jobs in the NOC B category, you must have a language score of CLB 5 or above.
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Canada’s new Immigration Minister

Sean Fraser has become Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. Fraser is 37 years old, a former lawyer from Nova Scotia, he was first elected in 2015 as a member of Parliament. He was re-elected in 2019 & 2020. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree at St. France Xavier University in 2006. He then studied law at Dalhousie University and at Leiden University in the Netherlands, graduating in 2009.

Marco Mendicino was Immigration Minister previously has now become the Public Safety Minister.

In the meeting on October 21st, with associations representing the Canadian immigration lawyers and consultants, IRCC said it will continue to fulfill its priorities. It said that the three topmost priorities are:

  • Achieving 401,000 new permanent resident’s as a target in 2021
  • Family Reunification
  • Resettling Afghan Refugees

IRCC will continue to invite immigrants through Express Entry, PNP, and Quebec’s program. With the total number of invitations reaching 110,377, Canada is set to meet the immigration target for the year..

Marco Mendicino said

With a little more than two months to go, Canada is comfortably on track to meet its goal of welcoming 401,000 new permanent residents this year, despite closed borders. That Canada is on the cusp of achieving such a goal in such times is remarkable.”

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293 immigration candidates invited in new Alberta PNP draw

Alberta Express Entry Stream has released its PNP draw inviting immigration candidates with a CRS score of 300.

With a total of 1610 invitations, Alberta Express Entry Stream held four draws with a minimum score of 300 in the previous month.

It has now invited 293 express entry candidates with at least a 300 CRS score as its first draw for the month.

Alberta Express Entry Streams:

Alberta Immigration Nomination Program (AINP) nominates people who have the skills to work in Alberta for their permanent residence.

AINP works in two streams:

Alberta Opportunity Stream

The candidates who qualify to live and work in Alberta and have a job offer from the employer of Alberta can apply for nomination in AINP.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Residency and Work Permit type
  • Language proficiency
  • Occupation
  • Qualification
  • Alberta job offer
  • Work experience

Alberta Express Entry Stream

The candidates with express entry profiles can apply for nomination in AINP for PR in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Express Entry profile must be active in the Federal Express Entry Pool.
  • It must meet the eligibility criteria of one of the Federal Immigration Programs, FSWP, FSTP, or CEC.
  • It must intend to live and work in Alberta permanently.
  • Work experience in an occupation that supports the economic development and diversification goals of the province.
  • Must have a CRS score of at least 300.

This stream allows the AINP to nominate a limited number of qualified candidates from the Federal Express Entry Program.

Streams for Entrepreneurs:

Self-employed Farmer Stream

Farmers who have the necessary experience and capital to plan to buy or start a farm in Alberta can apply for permanent residence. Interested candidates have to submit their application forms along with their business plans to AINP. AINP then discusses it with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and makes sure that it meets the needs of the agriculture industry in Alberta.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

This stream allows AINP to nominate qualified international graduates from post-secondary institutions in Alberta who want to set up their businesses to apply for PR.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Should have completed at least two years of education (degree or diploma) from a post-secondary institute in Alberta.
  • Must have a Post Graduation Work Permit valid for at least 2 years at the time of EOI submission.
  • Should have scored at least CLB 7 in English or French.
  • Must set up their own business or purchase an existing business in Alberta with at least 34% ownership.
  • Should have at least 6 months of full-time work experience.

Foreign Graduate Startup Visa Stream

It is an economic immigration program for qualified foreign-educated graduates outside of Canada who want to launch their startup or an innovative business in Alberta.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have at least six months of full-time work experience.
  • Should have completed a two-year program (equivalent to a Canadian degree) from a post-secondary institution outside Canada. Candidates must submit a positive ECA (Educational Credential Assessment).
  • Must submit a business plan along with projected financials.
  • Should have a score of at least CLB 7 in either English or French.
  • Must have business ownership of at least 51% if located in rural areas, and 34% if located in an urban area.
  • The minimum investment for an urban business is CAD 100,000 and for a rural business is CAD 50,000.
  • Must have obtained a letter of recommendation from an AINP-approved designated agency.
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PEI PNP holds second biggest PNP draw of the year

Canada’s Prince Edward Island held its second-biggest PNP draw for the year on October 21, issuing a total number of invitations to 1541.

PEI PNP is a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program that allows the people who have skills and experience targeted by the province may receive PEI Provincial Nomination Certificate after which they can apply for Canadain PR.

PEI PNP has invited 204 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. Of these, 195 invitations went to Express Entry and Labour Impact Candidates. The remaining 9 went to Business Impact Candidates. These candidates need at least 72 points in the province’s immigration system.

Distribution of PEI PNP draw, October 21, 2021

Total Invitations- 204

Type of InvitationsNumber of Invitations Issued
Express Entry & Labour Impact Candidates195
Business Impact Candidats09
PEI PNP

Canada’s PNP Programs allow the provinces to attract immigrants who can help to achieve their labor market needs and economic prosperity.

Since 2015, PEI has been welcoming an increasing number of immigrants. It has the highest newcomer intake as a share of the total population in Canada.

PEI has three immigration categories:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category

PEI PNP Express Entry:

Candidates having a valid Express Entry profile and skills required for labor market needs, who wish to work and live in Prince Edward Island, can apply through Express Entry Program.

How it works:

  • The first step for applying in PEI PNP is to create a profile in PEI’s Expression of Interest EOI system.
  • While creating the profile, the candidate will be asked multiple questions which he needs to answer correctly. He can change the information provided anytime.
  • Based on the information provided, the candidate gets a point score according to the selection system points grid. He can score a maximum of 100 points.
  • The highest-scoring candidates are invited for provincial nominations and the candidates are informed by email notification.
  • Candidates who received the notification are required to complete the application forms and submit the application within 60 days.
  • Candidates having successful applications will receive provincial nominations. They must accept the nomination through the Express Entry account. They may receive an Invitation to Apply for PR in the next Express Entry draw.

Labour Impact Category:

It consists of 3 streams:

Skilled Worker Stream
The candidates who have been hired by PEI employers come under this category. The candidate must be either working in PEI or have a Job Offer from the PEI employer. Eligible Candidates will work in a skilled profession, having relevant experience & at least a post-secondary degree or diploma.

Critical Work Stream
The candidates who have already been hired by PEI employer, and whose employer would like to sponsor them for PR, come under this category. Eligible Candidates will work in the semi-skilled or unskilled profession.

International Graduate Stream
Recent graduates from recognized accredited Prince Edward Island universities and colleges and already been hired by PEI employers. Eligible Candidates will work in a skilled profession in their field of study.

How it works:

  • Create and submit your EOI profile.
  • Based on the information provided, the candidate gets a point score according to the selection system points grid.
  • The highest-scoring candidates are invited for provincial nominations and the candidates are informed by email notification.
  • Candidates who received the notification are required to complete the application forms and submit the application within 60 days.
  • Candidates having successful applications will receive provincial nominations. They can use their nomination certificate to submit an application for Canadian PR.

Business Impact Category:

It has one stream that is Work Permit Stream
The candidates who want to invest in PEI business, come under this category. They are expected to start working in Canada and learn about work ethics while on Work Permit. After that, they can apply for the PEI Provincial Nomination for PR.

How it works:

  • Create and submit your EOI profile.
  • While creating the profile, the candidate needs to provide some information. The profile will stay active for 6 months.
  • The provided information can be changed anytime, but before the invitation to apply comes.
  • The successful applications will receive an invitation to apply by email. The email will include further details as well.
  • Candidates are required to submit the application within 60 days.
  • After completing the application package submit all the required forms, supporting documents, and application fees.
  • If the application gets approved, then the candidate will get an invite by the Office of Immigration for an in-person interview to discuss your business plan.
  • After that, the candidate has to submit a signed performance agreement, after which he may receive a letter of support from PEI. This letter will be used to apply for Work Permit with IRCC.
  • After getting the Work Permit, the candidate will report to the PEI Office of Immigration within 30 days of arrival.
  • A settlement officer will be assigned, who will help in establishing and operating the business and will be in touch for progress reports.
  • If the candidate meets the conditions of the Performance Agreement and other requirements, he will get nominated by PEI, then they can apply for PR with IRCC.
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