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Canada PR, Canadian citizens to soon get COVID-19 vaccination passports

Canada plans COVID-19 Vaccine Passports for Permanent & Temporary Residents

Canada plans COVID-19 Vaccine Passports for Permanent & Temporary Residents

As per the new announcement from Canada, COVID-19 vaccine passports for international travel are most possibly going to be available for Canada PR, temporary residents, and citizens by the fall of 2021.

The digital proof of vaccination can be produced to officials at the border of the visiting foreign country. This will be to make sure that travelers are in compliance with health requirements.

Travelers will also get to submit the vaccination proof in the ArriveCAN app on their return travel to Canada.

Travelers, including Canada PR, citizens, and temporary residents may travel without vaccination proof. In that case, they will have to comply with restrictions in the visiting foreign country. They will also be put under mandatory quarantine as well as a testing process when they come back to Canada. This was mentioned in a statement by IRCC released lately.

The statement also said that the Canadian government is collaborating with its territories and provinces to develop a pan-Canadian approach that’s secure and effective. The plan has come out of consultation from public health officials. The plan has given priority to the safety and security of every Canada PR and citizen.

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The COVID update

As per Marco Mendicino, Canada’s Immigration Minister, Canada as of now has the highest vaccination rate among the group of countries who are members of G20. With this incredible progress made by Canadians, the country is now gradually and cautiously opening. Guidance from public health experts has been sought at every significant stage of decision-making.

The new situation has made Canadians increasingly contemplate traveling.

With the Canadian nationals in every province and territory helped with getting consistent vaccination proof, it will be ensured that Canadians will have the documents they require once it’s safe to travel again.

Canada is also at work on an international vaccination proof in collaboration with other countries. This initiative will be actualized via the WHO, the ICAO, and the G7. A consensus is however yet to be reached.

Travelers who are fully vaccinated, including Canadians, with eligibility to enter Canada have to continue uploading their current vaccine documentation. This must be done via ArriveCAN in English/French. This will make them eligible for being exempted from quarantine and testing requirements after arrival in Canada.

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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

OINP invites 48 immigration candidates to Ontario via Ontario PNP draw

Ontario PNP invites immigrants working in health, agriculture, and manufacturing

Ontario PNP invites immigrants working in health, agriculture, and manufacturing

The Ontario PNP draw that was held on August 11, 2021, invited 48 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR.

Ontario’s new EOI system was implemented in this draw that was OINP’s second-ever draw for the In-demand Skills stream. With the new system, EOI replaced the old first-come-first-served system practiced in Ontario PNP.

This draw had no requirements specified for the minimum score. The criteria for candidates included:

  • Having a job offer from an employer in Ontario
  • Having the eligibility for the In-demand Skills stream

The job offer must be in one of the jobs with specific NOC codes. Here is the list of occupations:

Occupations in Health & agricultural sector

  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, patient service associates, and orderlies
  • NOC 8431 – general farmworkers
  • NOC 8611 – laborers in harvesting
  • NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations (housekeepers excluded)
  • NOC 8432 – workers at nurseries and greenhouses
  • NOC 9462 – poultry preparers, meat cutters & industrial butchers, and related workers

Occupations in manufacturing (outside the GTA only)

  • NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
  • NOC 9421 – machine operators in chemical plants
  • NOC 9437 – machine operators for woodworking
  • NOC 9461 – machine operators and process control, processing of food, beverage, and associated products
  • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9537 – assemblers of other products, inspectors, and finishers
  • NOC 9416 – machine workers for metalworking and forging
  • NOC 9418 – machine operators for other metal products
  • NOC 9422 – machine operators for plastics processing
  • NOC 9446 – machine operators for industrial sewing
  • NOC 9523 – fabricators, electronics assemblers, testers, and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters, and process operators for metal finishing

The selected candidates have 14 days to apply for a provincial nomination in Ontario. If they get a provincial nomination, it will help them get closer to Canada PR.

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The In-demand Skills Stream

This stream is an immigration program that cares about provincial demand over skill level in occupation. Ontario PNP takes candidates from this stream as Ontario has a requirement of foreign workers not only in the high-skilled category but also the low-skilled category too.

Foreign workers coming to Ontario with a job offer can file an application for a provincial nomination from Ontario. They must have a cumulative job experience of 9 months in Ontario within the past 3 years.

This work experience mustn’t be in seasonal work though. If it’s an experience in a part-time job, the candidate only has to meet the criterion of a minimum number of hours of work. It should be either equal to 1,200 work hours of employment that’s paid for over a period of 18 months. Otherwise, for those who had multiple jobs, the requirement would be a minimum of 30 hours a week for 9 months.

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BC PNP tech draw on Aug 10 2021 invites 51 tech-skilled wannabes

51 tech skilled immigration candidates invited via BC PNP draw

51 tech skilled immigration candidates invited via BC PNP draw

In yet another BC PNP draw, Manitoba invited 51 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The provincial nomination will lead the applicants to the opportunity to apply for Canada PR with IRCC.

Here are the draw details in numbers:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Immigration Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
August 10, 2021 51 SI – International Graduate 80 BC PNP tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
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BC PNP Tech Draw

It’s not uncommon for British Columbia to conduct PNP draws that invite tech-skilled candidates to fill the requirements in its labor market. Those who are qualified and experienced in IT and technological fields can take advantage of the opportunities to work in Canada in its BC province.

This draw was also held as a BC PNP tech draw. It must be encouraging to techies around the globe that for them to participate in the tech draw, they needn’t be at work strictly in those key technological occupations, a list of which BC maintains. The selection of candidates is dependent on the annual allocation for immigration candidates and the capability of the immigration program to process the applications.

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Ontario’s new EOI system adds 2 new streams, helps foreign graduates

Ontario expands EOI system to include Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams

Ontario expands EOI system to include Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams

Good news for international students! Graduates from Ontario who are holding job offers in the province will now be able to register for an opportunity to obtain Ontario’s provincial nomination via 2 more immigration programs.

Ontario’s new EOI system had recently added the Ph.D. Graduate and Masters Graduate streams. There are 3 more programs that make use of the EOI system namely: International Student, In-Demand Skills, and Foreign Worker.

These programs are now part of the EOI system. Ph.D. Graduate and Master’s Graduate candidates are now able to register for immigration to Ontario at any time. In the EOI system, the profiles of these candidates are ranked by EOI on the basis of a scoring matrix.

Candidates are granted points for factors such as work experience, education, and the destination in Ontario the candidate intends to settle in. Through the practice of ranking, Ontario immigration authorities can identify those with the experience and skills to become successful in the labor market of Ontario.

However, merely registering for the EOI system is not an assurance that candidates will receive ITAs for a provincial nomination. Profiles in the EOI pool have a validity of 12 months. The OINP may get in touch with registrants at any time, inviting them to file an application for a nomination.

What future Ontario immigrants must learn

Are you planning to eventually file an application for immigration via one of Ontario’s base PNPs? If yes, then now is the time you can register an EOI profile whenever you want. Earlier, you could only register when the OINP’s online portal was open.

Once you register, your profile will be added to a selection pool. Your profile will be given a score depending on your answers in the form you submit. After an evaluation, Ontario will issue invitations to candidates like you to file applications for a provincial nomination.

Registration is free. However, in case you are invited to apply you are required to pay the fees along with your application.

It has to be remembered that getting an invitation doesn’t mean a provincial nomination has been granted.

Registering in an EOI

  • Create a profile in the OINP e-Filing Portal.
  • Ensure that you are eligible after reading the requirements for applicants with respect to your stream.
  • Register an EOI for 1 or more streams (only 1 EOI profile at a time).

Provide accurate information while registering. Your profile can be updated at any time so that your information is kept current.

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SINP invites 452 immigration candidates for Saskatchewan’s nomination

Note:

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

The new measures for TFW to make their employment easier in Quebec

Quebec to provide open work permit to retain temporary foreign workers

Quebec to provide open work permit to retain temporary foreign workers

The Canadian government is working on measures to make it easier to employ temporary workers in Quebec.

An agreement has been reached in this regard after negotiations that took months to come by. The agreement between Quebec the federal government of Canada is to implement 3 new measures that will help businesses and employers going through the crisis of labor shortages.

Quebec is the first province to enter into such an agreement with Canada’s federal government. The aim was to find a solution to its ongoing workforce crisis. The shortage of labor existed in Quebec even before the pandemic. But it has just aggravated in recent months along with the rebounding of the economy.

Here are the 3 new measures decided to be implemented in the weeks to come:

  • Improve the flexibility of the TFW Program to facilitate hiring
  • provide access to an open work permit for select CSQ holders waiting for PR in Quebec
  • Issue a work permit to CSQ holders from abroad awaiting Canada PR.

About TFW Program

In Canada, as of now, companies intending to hire foreign workers can hire at a rate of 10% of their workforce. This rate will now be raised to 20%.

The increased limit of TFW per company will be implemented for select sectors of activity. They will include certain high-demand, low-skilled occupations in the list of occupations fit for facilitated processing.

The government of Quebec will work with the CPMT. They will together identify the sectors of activity that will accrue the benefit of this measure.

About Open Work Permit for PR Applicants

Canada’s federal government has approved yet another request. It was Quebec’s request for the implementation of a measure that will let select TFW have the opportunity to work in Quebec. They will do so in an occupation of their choice while waiting to obtain Canada PR.

TFW can get a bridging open work permit. With it, they will be able to keep on working while waiting for a decision on their Canada PR application. However, workers who applied via Quebec didn’t qualify for this permit.

From August 31, 2021, CSQ holders in the skilled worker category and those having a receipt confirming approval of their Canada PR application can benefit from an open work permit.

The initial validity of the open work permit will be 24 months. This may be given for renewal for another 12 months. The only restriction implied will be that the place of employment will continue to be in Quebec.

The principal applicant’s spouse or partner can also obtain an open work permit. This will be regardless of what level of employment the principal applicant holds.

International Mobility Program Plus

Another agreement between Quebec and the Canadian government is to implement a new pathway under the IMP. It will be called IMP+.

IMP+ would have the issuance of 7,000 work permits annually. These permits will be exempt from LMIA to select CSQ holders. These CSQ holders will still be abroad.

The IMP+ will let these people speed up their arrival in Quebec to engage in employment as well as meet labor needs in some of Quebec’s economy’s key sectors.

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SINP invites 452 immigration candidates for Saskatchewan’s nomination

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

TFW – Temporary Foreign Worker

IMP – International Mobility Program

CSQ – Quebec Selection Certificate

CPMT – Commission des partenaires du marché du travail

SINP invites 452 immigration candidates for Saskatchewan’s nomination

Saskatchewan welcomes 452 candidates, SINP invites them in a PNP draw

Saskatchewan welcomes 452 candidates, SINP invites them in a PNP draw

On August 5, 2021, Saskatchewan issued invitations to 452 immigration candidates. They were invited to file their applications for a provincial nomination from SINP.

The immigration candidates invited were eligible to get a nomination from the SINP. The candidates were specifically selected from the category of International Skilled Worker. Among the invited candidates, 171 were possibly eligible for the Express Entry subcategory of SINP. 281 candidates were chosen via the sub-category of Occupations In-Demand.

No matter what stream the candidates came from, all those who were invited had to have a minimum EOI score of 73 points for eligibility to be invited. The candidates were also required to go through ECA. That will show that their foreign education had comparisons in the standard education system of Canada. Moreover, their work experience in one of the 65 occupations deemed in-demand was necessary. These occupations are listed on the webpage of government.

Occupations In-Demand – About the subcategory

The Occupations In-demand sub-category is classified as a base PNP in the Canada immigration system. By this, it’s meant that the sub-category is open to Canada immigration candidates, who haven’t created an Express Entry profile.

The target candidates of this sub-category are the foreign workers highly skilled in their line of work. They also have experience in one of the in-demand occupations listed by Saskatchewan. These candidates are those who don’t have a job offer in Saskatchewan as yet.

Eligibility to apply

If immigration candidates want to file an application for Canada immigration via the Occupations In-demand sub-category, they must first create an EOI profile via the online application system of SINP.

Saskatchewan has an EOI system that enables it to make a selection of immigration candidates. These candidates possess the ability to settle and work in the prairie province. The selected candidates will go through an assessment. Their education, work experience, age, language skills, and connections to Saskatchewan will be assessed. They will thus demonstrate their potential to settle in the province.

These candidates are assigned scores out of 1000 on the basis of the Points Assessment Grid of SINP’s International Skilled Worker program. Candidates who score the highest are then issued ITAs. These ITAs are invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR to which the nomination leads to.

Express Entry – About the subcategory

Classified as an enhanced PNP, the Express Entry subcategory is linked to the Express Entry system. The federal government of Canada uses the Express Entry system to manage immigration applications.

Express Entry is a points-based application management system. It’s used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool. This candidate pool is accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.

Provincial governments choose Express Entry candidates through PNP draws. They also automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score. The higher score will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.

The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

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Federal immigration draw invites 512 Express Entry candidates

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

SINP – Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

ECA – Educational Credential Assessment

Canada’s 200th Express Entry draw brings tally to over 100,000 ITAs

Canada crosses 100,000 invites for 2021

Canada crosses 100,000 invites for 2021

On August 5, 2021, Canada held its 200th Express Entry draw that invited 3,000 immigration candidates.

With this draw, the total number of ITAs issued by Canada in 2021 crossed 100,000 to reach 102,316. This includes 7,663 ITAs through PNP draws, and 94,653 ITAs through 15 CEC draws. The CEC draw held on Feb 27, 2021, created an all-time record of 27,332 ITAs being issued.

Since the beginning of 2021, Canada has been resorting to immigration draws specific to PNP and CEC candidates. This is because these candidates are mostly available in Canada and have Canadian experience.

In 2020, Canada had issued 107,350 ITAs. This was a remarkable achievement for the country going through the COVID-19 crisis.

About Express Entry

Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.

When provincial governments choose Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.

The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

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Federal immigration draw invites 512 Express Entry candidates

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

Express Entry draw invites 3,000 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Express Entry draw invites 3,000 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Express Entry draw invites 3,000 candidates to apply for Canada PR

On August 5, 2021, Canada held a round of invitations. In this event, 3,000 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR.

The candidates who were invited had to be eligible for the CEC. They had to have a minimum score of 404.

The score required in this Express Entry draw was higher than the previous CEC draw. In that draw, Express Entry candidates required a score of 357. This score stipulation was the same as the all-time second-lowest for the CEC class of Canada immigration draws.

The lowest score ever prescribed to date was in the draw held on February 13, 2021. Each candidate eligible for CEC was issued an invitation. The lowest score in the Express Entry pool was 75 points.

The tie break rule

The tie-break rule is implemented not only to solve the issue of more than one candidate having the optimal score but also as an administrative requirement.

Only those candidates with the minimum score got included in the invitation list who had submitted their profiles before the timestamp given as the tiebreaker. For this draw, it was August 3, 2021, at 05:39:26 UTC.

The trend of CEC-only draws

From the beginning of the year 2021, IRCC has been following the practice of conducting only Express Entry draws specific to PNP and CEC programs. The major reason for this was that the candidates in these programs are found residing in Canada already. If not so, at least they have some ties in Canada.

Most of the CEC candidates are present in Canada already. This is because work experience in Canada is one of the key eligibility criteria for Canada immigration programs. It’s estimated that 90% of CEC candidates in the Express Entry pool can be found in Canada on any given day.

Canada has been giving priority to domestic candidates since the pandemic forced the country to enforce travel restrictions. Domestic candidates like CEC candidates are less prone to be affected by such restrictions and other preventive actions.

It was only after June 21, 2021, that COPR holders could arrive in Canada and complete their final step in the Canada immigration process: the landing.

Canadian ambitions

The Canada immigration goal for the year 2021 is 401,000 newcomers. In the first half of 2021, IRCC has let in 143,000 new Canada PR visa holders across all programs. In case Canada wants to meet its immigration target of 2021, the country will have to bring in close to 43,000 newcomers every month.

The trend of Express Entry invitations

Compared to the numbers in 2020, in 2021, the number of ITAs issued to Express Entry candidates has nearly doubled. This reveals that in 2021 IRCC is making double the effort to bring in 108,500 new immigrants via the Express Entry system.

Till now in 2021, 102,316 Express Entry candidates have been invited to Canada.

The minimum score requirements went through fluctuations which can be attributed to the nature of immigration draws specific to PNP and CEC programs.

CEC draws are typical in having lower cut-offs as the rounds of invitations are focused on one category of applicants. CEC candidates aren’t competing with anyone as the PNP candidates do. An example is the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

The minimum score cut-off comes down with more CEC candidates getting selected from the top of the list. In the case of PNP candidates, individuals get 600 extra points granted automatically as they receive a provincial nomination in a PNP invitation round.

About Express Entry

Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.

When provincial governments choose Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.

The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

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British Columbia invites 374 immigrants-to-be in 2 BC PNP draws

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

COPR – Confirmation of Permanent Residence

Federal immigration draw invites 512 Express Entry candidates

Express Entry draw has 512 immigration candidates invited

Express Entry draw has 512 immigration candidates invited

An Express Entry draw was held on August 4, 2021, in Canada. It was held to invite 512 candidates who have already got provincial nominations through a previous PNP draw.

IRCC set the minimum CRS score required at 760. The high minimum score was a result of 600 extra points that the provincially nominated candidates received along with their nomination.

For this round of invitations, IRCC implemented a cut-off time to apply the tie-break rule. The tie-break rule is applied as an administrative requirement no matter whether it’s actually needed or not. The timestamp applied was March 5, 2021, at 22:38:31 UTC. Candidates with the minimum score were invited only in case they submitted their Express Entry profile before the date and time specified in the timestamp.

The reason for PNP-only draws

From the beginning of 2021, IRCC has been sticking to conducting Express Entry draws specific to PNP and CEC. By adopting this practice, IRCC resorted to admitting candidates who are already present in Canada.

However, not all PNP candidates are currently residing in Canada. But the case is different with CEC candidates. Much more numbers of CEC candidates are already in Canada and hence CEC-specific draws ensures that chosen candidates will be available to move to Canada sooner.

Canada immigration is set up as a shared jurisdiction. When immigrants are selected based on the labor market needs of local regions of Canada, they tend to succeed more surely. Considering the contribution of PNP and CEC candidates to regional labor markets, the outcomes have been observed to be much better than candidates who have no experience of being in Canada prior to becoming permanent residents.

The major advantage of adopting the PNP/CEC-only model of immigration is that the candidates won’t be affected by COVID-related travel restrictions. Canada has already opened its borders to immigration candidates who received Canada PR.

Besides, individuals who are invited today would possibly have months remaining before they get their COPR.  It’s the final document required prior to becoming a Canada PR visa holder.

About Express Entry

Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.

When provincial governments choose Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.

The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

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Manitoba PNP draw invites 375 immigration candidates

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

COPR – Confirmation of Permanent Residence

British Columbia invites 374 immigrants-to-be in 2 BC PNP draws

British Columbia invites 374 immigrants-to-be in 2 BC PNP draws

British Columbia invites 374 immigrants-to-be in 2 BC PNP draws

On August 3, 2021, British Columbia issued invitations to 374 immigration candidates. The invitations were sent in 2 BC PNP draws, one a general draw and another one targeting wholesale and retail trade managers.

The practice of conducting 2 separate BC PNP invitation rounds 2 times a month has been there since February 2021. There is a large number of people registered in the BC PNP SIRS with the 2 occupations targeted in the targeted draw. The additional draws are meant to strike a balance between the needs in different sectors of the labor market of BC.

The General Draw

Invitations went to candidates from the following streams in the general BC PNP draw:

  • SI (Skills Immigration)
  • EEBC (Express Entry BC)

To be more exact, the candidates invited belonged to the categories of Skilled Worker and International Graduate. The sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams involved were Entry Level & Semi-Skilled.

The minimum scores for this draw were between 74 and 91 points. In the general draw, 361 candidates were invited in all.

Targeted draw

The targeted draw held separately was conducted under the categories of SI and EEBC. The targeted candidates had occupations that fell under NOC 0631 or NOC 0621. 13 invitations were sent and the minimum score was set at 107.

In all, in 2021, BC PNP has invited 7041 immigration candidates via various streams BC PNP.

About the BC PNP

When British Columbia needs foreign candidates to meet the labor requirements for skilled workers. These are workers in high demand for their specialized skilled and high experience.

Such individuals willing to migrate to Canada as permanent residents and work in British Columbia are given the opportunity by the BC PNP via its draws.

There are 2 streams in BC PNP namely:

Each of these has its sub-categories.

These streams are managed under BC’s SIRS. For candidates to apply via the SIRS, they must first need to register an account. After this, a score will be assigned to them on the basis of factors like work experience, education, and language skills.

Candidates from each sub-category who score the highest are then issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. The provincial nomination will lead them to be eligible to apply for Canada PR. This can be used when British Columbia holds a regular draw.

From the date candidates receive the invitation, they have 30 days to submit a complete application via the online system of BC PNP.

After submitting the application, they get BC’s decision notified within an approximate time of 2 to 3 months. Upon successful nomination, they become eligible to file an application to IRCC for Canada PR status under the Provincial Nominee Class.

The nomination granted remains valid for an approximate period of 6 months counted from the date of receiving confirmation.

Provincial nominees get extra 600 CRS points. Thus, their CRS score is raised so much as to receive an ITA from a federal Express Entry draw held subsequently.

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Manitoba PNP draw invites 375 immigration candidates

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

SIRS – Skills Immigration Registration System

BC – British Columbia

EEBC – Express Entry BC

SI – Skills Immigration