Archive - September 2021

Express Entry draw held to invite 761 provincially nominated candidates

Express Entry draw held to invite 761 provincially nominated candidates

Express Entry draw held to invite 761 provincially nominated candidates

Another Express Entry draw was conducted on September 29, 2021. The round of invitations had 761 provincially nominated Express Entry candidates being invited to apply for Canada PR.

The chosen candidates in the draw had received a provincial nomination earlier and by virtue of that, earned 600 extra CRS points. Their elevated CRS points were a reason for the minimum score for the draw to be set at 742. Only those who got the minimum score were eligible to receive invitations.

IRCC has set a record in 2021 that it has invited the highest number of Express Entry candidates this year than any year before. In 2020, this number was 107,350 ITAs. In 2021, so far IRCC has already issued 108,000 invitations.

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 and nominate 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.

For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.

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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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

Canada’s PNP program’s performance in September 2021 – A summary

The Canada PNP program draws that made news in September 2021

The Canada PNP program draws that made news in September 2021

Here’s bringing you a summary of each Canada PNP program draw that was conducted in the month of September 2021.

 

Sep 27, 2021 – Saskatchewan PNP issues 391 invitations to immigration candidates

On September 27, 2021, Saskatchewan PNP issued 391 invitations to immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination under 2 streams. This is how the invitations were issued.

Date Category Min. score Invites issued Other details
September 27, 2021 Occupations In-Demand 71 239 NOC-codes of occupations eligible for the EOI selection for the draw: 0014, 0016, 0121, 0421, 0423, 0621, 0651, 0711, 0712, 0821, 0911, 1122, 1123, 1214, 1221, 1222, 1224, 1241, 1243, 1251, 1252, 1313, 2142, 2144, 2151, 2212, 2231, 2241, 2242, 2244, 2252, 2253, 2254, 2262, 2263, 2264, 3143, 3211, 3215, 3234, 4152, 4153, 4156, 4161, 4162, 4164, 4166, 4167, 4169, 4212, 4216, 7231, 7237, 7241, 7294, 7295, 7321, 7371, 7384, 8222, 9212
September 27, 2021 Express Entry 71 152 Invited Candidates had ECA.

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 14 and Sep 21, 2021 – Alberta PNP invites 835 immigration candidates in 2 draws

On September 14, 2021, Alberta PNP issued invitations to 385 immigration candidates in an Express Entry draw. They were required to have a minimum CRS score of 300 points.

On September 21, 2021, Alberta PNP issued invitations to 450 immigration candidates having a minimum CRS score of 300.

At this point, the total number of invitations issued under the AINP came to 1,355.

Sept 23, 2021 – Manitoba PNP issues 650 LAAs to skilled foreign workers

On September 23, 2021, Manitoba PNP issued 650 LAAs (invitations) via 3 MPNP streams to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the invitations issued:

Stream Sub-Stream Letters of Advice to Apply Score of Lowest

Ranked Candidate

1) Skilled Workers in Manitoba 529 401
2) International Education Stream 54
3) Skilled Workers Overseas Strategic Recruitment

Initiative

67 718

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 13, 2021 – Nova Scotia issued 30 invitations to immigration candidates

On September 13, 2021, Nova Scotia PNP issued 30 invitations to immigration candidates via 2 entrepreneur streams of the NSNP to apply for a provincial nomination. The following was the way in which invitations were issued:

Date Stream No. of invitations Lowest score
Sep 13, 2021 Entrepreneur 28 120
International Graduate Entrepreneur 2 57

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 2, 2021 – Saskatchewan PNP invites 41 immigration candidates

In an SINP draw held by Saskatchewan on September 2, 2021, 41 invitations were issued to apply for a provincial nomination. 110 was the prescribed minimum score. Here’s how the draw went:

Date Lowest score Average score Highest score Number of invitations
Sep 2, 2021 110 115 125 41

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 22, 2021 – Ontario issued 72 invitations to immigration candidates

On September 22, 2021, Ontario PNP issued 72 invitations to immigration candidates under the Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream to apply for a provincial nomination. Invitations were issued to the following categories:

  • Expression of Interest System – 65 invitations
  • Regional Immigration Pilot – 7 invitations

Sep 21, 2021 – BC PNP issued 74 invitations to immigration candidates in a tech draw

On September 21, 2021, BC PNP issued 74 invitations to international graduates and skilled foreign workers in a tech draw. This is how the draw went:

Date Category Min. score Invitations issued
Sep 21, 2021 SI – Skilled Worker 80 74
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 21, 2021 – Ontario PNP issued 995 invitations to immigration candidates

Ontario issued 995 invitations to immigration candidates in 4 separate EOI draws via its Employer Job Offer streams. Here are the details of the draw:

Ontario Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued No. of invitations Date profiles created Score range Notes
September 21, 2021 36 April 28 – September 21, 2021 N/A Targeted draw for candidates of Regional Immigration Pilot
406 37 and above General draw

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Ontario Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued No. of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
September 21, 2021 30 April 28 – September 21, 2021 N/A Targeted draw for candidates of Regional Immigration Pilot
523 61 and above General draw

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 16, 2021 – PEI PNP issues 143 invitations to immigration candidates

On September 16, 2021, PEI PNP issued 143 invitations to immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. Here’s how the draw went:

Date Category Invites Issued Minimum Score
Sep 16, 2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 129 N/A
Business Impact 14 72

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 7, 2021 – Alberta PNP invited 500 immigration candidates

On Sep 7, 2021, Alberta PNP issued invites to 500 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are more details about the draw:

Draw Date NOI Letters Sent CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate
Sep 7, 2021 500 300

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 14, 2021 – BC PNP invites 464 immigration candidates in 2 draws

Here’s how the draws were conducted:

General Draw

Date Category Min. score Invitations issued
Sep 14, 2021 SI – Skilled Worker 90 365
SI – International Graduate 77
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 69
EEBC – Skilled Worker 86
EEBC – International Graduate 75

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

BC PNP draw targeting NOCs 0621, 0631

Date Category Min. score Invitations issued
Sep 14, 2021 SI – Skilled Worker 105 99
SI – International Graduate 105
EEBC – Skilled Worker 105
EEBC – International Graduate 105

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 14, 2021 – Ontario PNP issued 691 invitations for Masters, Ph.D. Graduate Streams

Here’s how the OINP draw went:

Masters Graduate Stream

Date Invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
Sep 14, 2021 627 April 28, 2021 – September 14, 2021 35 and above General draw

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Ph.D. Graduate Stream

Date issued Invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
14-Sep-21 64 April 28, 2021 – September 14, 2021 16 and above General draw

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 8, 2021 – Saskatchewan PNP issued 528 invitations to immigration candidates

Draw date Category Min. score Invites issued Other details
Sep 8, 2021 Occupations In-Demand 66 212 Invited candidates had ECA.

NOCs included: 0911, 0821, 3211, 3234, 9232, 4151, 9212, 3216, 3215, 3143, 8255, 2225, 9226, 0822, 3122, 9231

Express Entry 66 316

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 2, 2021 – Quebec issued 517 invitations in Arrima draw

On September 2, 2021, Quebec conducted a provincial draw via the Arrima EOI system. 517 immigration candidates were issued invitations who required a minimum score of 499 points.

The draw targeted skilled candidates who had a job offer in hand outside the Montreal Metropolitan Area. Their skills were in one of the 17 NOC-coded occupations specified for the draw.

Sep 7, 2021 – BC PNP issued 34 invitations to immigration candidates

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
07-09-21 SI – Skilled Worker 80 34
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

Sep 2, 2021 – Manitoba PNP issues 602 LAAs to immigration candidates

Stream Sub-Stream Letters of Advice to Apply Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate
1) Skilled Workers in Manitoba 463 445
2) International Education Stream 55
3) Skilled Workers Overseas Strategic Recruitment Initiative 84 698

Table source credit: www.immigration.ca

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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

LAA – Letters of Advice to Apply

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

NOC – National Occupational Classification

PEI – Prince Edward Island

SINP – Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

MPNP – Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

ECA – Educational Credential Assessment

BC – British Columbia

Myths about low CRS score for Canada’s Express Entry

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Immigration candidates who wish to migrate to Canada must submit their profiles to the Express Entry pool. They are assigned a CRS score out of 1200 points. The Express Entry draw is conducted at regular intervals and those who meet the required CRS score for that particular draw receive an Invitation to Apply or ITA for the PR visa. The CRS score usually varies with every Express Entry draw. Your chances of being eligible for the draw improves if you have a high CRS score.

CRS score factors

The CRS score has four important factors. Your profile will be given a score based on these factors.

The CRS score factors include:

  • Human capital factors
  • Spouse or common-law partner factors
  • Skill transferability
  • Additional points

There are various myths associated with a low CRS score and getting an ITA. Here we explore some of them.

Myth-You should not apply for Express Entry if you have a low CRS score

A low CRS score should not discourage you from trying to enter the Express Entry pool. And the good news is there is still a very good chance that you will enter the Express Entry pool.

The CRS score as we mentioned earlier varies with every Express Entry draw, so if you do not have the required score for the present draw, there is every chance that you will meet the required score in a future draw and get an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

 Myth-You cannot improve your CRS score

This is not true. There us every chance for you to improve your CRS score.

When calculating your CRS points, if you find that your CRS score is much lesser than the average score, then it is time you worked on improving your CRS score. Here are some ways to do it.

  • Improve your language score: If you score well in language tests such as the IELTS, you will have significant addition to your CRS score. For instance, if you score a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 9 in the language test, you will get up to 136 direct points added to your CRS score. You can also add up to 24 points by appearing for a language test in French.
  • Get a job offer: A job offer from a Canadian employer will give you 200 additional points.
  • Get education in Canada: If you complete a recognized degree or diploma in Canada, you can get up to 30 extra points.
  • Apply for PR with your spouse: Applying for the visa with your spouse can give you both additional points. Your spouse’s language proficiency will be worth 20 points, while the level of education and Canadian work experience can amount to 10 points under each category. So, you can get up to 40 points to add to your CRS score.
  • Get an LMIA approved job offer: You can add up to 600 points to your CRS score if you secure a job offer that is recognized by the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), from an employer in Canada.
  • Continue working: If you have less than three years of full-time work experience, you have the chance to add points to your CRS score if you continue working.
  • Apply under a Provincial Nominee Program linked to Express Entry: If you get a provincial nomination under the PNP you have applied for which is linked to the Express Entry system, you will have 600 points added to your CRS score. For instance, if the required CRS score in a particular draw is 825 and you have already received your provincial nomination, you will have 600 points added to your CRS score and will need to score only 225 points to receive an ITA.

Myth- Even if your points improve after you create your Express Entry profile, you won’t be able to change it.

 The truth is you can change your profile at any moment while in the Express Entry pool as a candidate.

In fact, you’ll be encouraged to keep your profile up to date because any improvements you make to your core criteria (such as learning a new language, earning a new certification, or acquiring new job experience) will increase your overall points in the Comprehensive Ranking System.

 You might potentially get a provincial nomination or a job offer from a Canadian firm, which would help you gain a lot of points. Your profile will not be ‘locked’ at any point while it is still in the pool.

 Myth- The CRS score for Express Entry draws will only become higher

This is not a fact and it is proved by the biggest Express Entry draws held in 2021 (February and September) where the required CRS points was between 470 to 472 points.

Canada wants to bring in more immigrants to help in its economic recovery once the pandemic is under control. In order to reach this year’s 85,800 ITA target for new permanent resident admissions, the government needs to start issuing larger numbers of invitations in every draw. This will be possible with lower CRS score requirements.

New program from N.L., employers can find immigrants to work in Canada

Newfoundland Wants To Triple Immigration - launches new pathways

Newfoundland Wants To Triple Immigration - launches new pathways

The employers of the Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador have got a new tool to recruit TFWs, international students, and immigrants who are willing to work in Canada in this province. It’s the new program called Pathways Job Matching program.

What’s the new program about?

The program enables Newfoundland & Labrador to provide full-time jobs to foreign candidates, it will now be easier for newcomers in Canada to find a job.

This new program will directly match needy employers with those who want to live and work in Canada in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The intention of the province behind the new program is to triple the number of immigrants who will arrive in the province and settle there. The tripled number will be in comparison with the high number of 1,850 attained in 2019. The aim is to bring in 5,100 new Canada PR visa holders annually by 2026.

The process

  • Employers that need workers will visit the website of the Pathways Job Matching Program.
  • They will provide information on the full-time job openings they have on offer.
  • They can continue submitting job openings and workforce requirements and email Newfoundland & Labrador to get any answers they seek about the process.
  • International graduates in the province seeking jobs as well as other newcomers with Canada open work permits can complete their online registration in detail.

Then the province works on matching the new immigration applicants with the labor requirements of the employers who take part in this program. The province is taking up many initiatives to attract immigrants. These include:

  • The development of a new online application system that will make it faster and easier for newcomers to Canada to settle in Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Settlement services like foreign qualification recognition, language training, training, and cultural support
  • Promotional and marketing campaigns that focus on luring prospective residents from other parts of Canada as well as from around the world
  • The addition of instructors for ESL (English as a Second Language) in the K-12 school system
  • The hiring of more immigration staff, which includes personnel to assist employers with immigration, as well as help new immigrants navigate the immigration system
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

TFW – Temporary Foreign Worker

Immigrants are making significant contribution to Canada’s charities

Immigrants are making significant contribution to Canada’s charities

Immigrants are making significant contribution to Canada’s charities

Canada is ranked #1 worldwide for the quality of life in 2021 as per the US News and World Report.

This year’s research and rankings are based on how countries are perceived globally in terms of a variety of qualitative traits, impressions that have the ability to promote commerce, travel, and investment, as well as have a direct impact on national economies. The paper examines the perspectives of 78 countries.

The table below has details of the scores acquired by Canada under various parameters

Category Rank Score
Adventure 50.0 #19
Agility 97.2 #3
Cultural Influence 49.3 #14
Entrepreneurship 83.9 #6
Heritage 30.9 #33
Movers 24.0 #46
Open for Business 83.9 #3
Power 41.1 #12
Quality of Life 100.0 #1
Social Purpose 100.0 #1

According to the report, Canada is the best country for quality of life. The country’s charities and non-profit organizations play an important part in maintaining the high standard of living.

Around 2 million people are employed by Canada’s 170,000 registered charities and non-profits. Thirteen million Canadian volunteers give their time and a portion of their income to help deserving projects in the charitable sector.

 Canada relies on immigrants as an important source of workers for keeping the charities and non-profits running in Canada.

Increase in the number of immigrants employed in social services and charitable organizations [between 2006 and 2016]*
Canada 39%
Nunavut 267%
Newfoundland and Labrador 183%
Saskatchewan 148%
Manitoba 118%
Northwest Territories 93%
Alberta 75%
Quebec 74%
New Brunswick 50%
Nova Scotia 43%
Prince Edward Island 35%
British Columbia 23%
Ontario 17%
Yukon 7%

*As per Statistics Canada, 2016 Census.

Here is a summary of the research done by Statistics Canada as part pf Census 2016 on this aspect:

  • More than one-fourth of those working in the social assistance sector, as well as almost one-fifth of those working in social advocacy, civic, social, and giving-related organizations, were born outside of Canada.
  • The number of foreign-born social and community sector professionals increased by 58 percent between 2006 and 2016.
  • Newcomers are also contributing. Immigrants, on average, give more to charity than Canadian-born citizens.
  • When asked why they give money to charities, immigrants cited sympathy for those in need, personal belief in the charity’s objective, and a desire to give back to the community as the top three reasons.
  • Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants around the country donate their time to philanthropic causes.
  • In fact, roughly a quarter of all immigrants aged 15 and up volunteer. These individuals will volunteer an average of 162 hours each year.

Here are profiles of two famous Canadian immigrants known for their philanthropic work and contribution to charities:

  1. Michael Lee-Chin, Portland Holdings’ Founder, President, and Chairman is a Jamaican-Canadian millionaire. His contributions to Canadian institutions and hospitals such as McMaster University and the University of Toronto, as well as the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation, have left an indelible mark. He has received multiple honorary doctorates and has been awarded the Order of Jamaica and the Order of Ontario, among other honors.

2.Aditya Jha, originally from India, is a successful Canadian entrepreneur who formed the POA Educational Foundation, which supports a variety of educational, business, and governance projects.

Immigrants contribute to every sphere of life in Canada including charities, it is no wonder that they are highly respected in the country.

BC PNP invites 422 immigration candidates in 2 PNP draws

BC PNP invites 422 immigration candidates in 2 PNP draws

BC PNP invites 422 immigration candidates in 2 PNP draws

British Columbia conducted another couple of BC PNP draws to invite 422 immigration candidates in total to apply for a provincial nomination.

One of the draws was a general one, while the other was specifically targeted at candidates who are in occupations indicated by NOC codes 0621 and 0631. Here’s how the draws went:

Date No. of
 invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other details
September 28, 2021 386 SI – Skilled Worker 90 General draw
SI – International Graduate 77
SI – Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 69
EEBC – Skilled Worker 86
EEBC – International Graduate 75
September 28, 2021 36 SI – Skilled Worker 105 ITAs issued to NOCs 0621, 0631 only.
SI – International Graduate 105
EEBC – Skilled Worker 105
EEBC – International Graduate 105

Source credit: https://www.welcomebc.ca

The number of invitations issued by BC PNP and the frequency of issue is based on the allocations made for the province annually by IRCC. The processing capability of the province in a timely manner is also a major determinant.

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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

BC – British Columbia

EEBC – Express Entry BC

SI – Skills Immigration

Details of Alberta PNP draws inviting 385 Express Entry candidates

Alberta PNP invites 385 Express Entry candidates, details revealed

Alberta PNP invites 385 Express Entry candidates, details revealed

Alberta had conducted 2 rounds of invitations on September 14 and September 21, 2021, for Express Entry candidates. The results of these draws have been released by Alberta lately.

The September 14 draw

In this draw held by AINP, Alberta PNP invited 385 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The minimum score prescribed for eligibility to receive an invitation for these candidates was 300 CRS points.

The September 21 draw

In this draw, Alberta PNP invited 450 Express Entry candidates, who required 300 CRS points to be eligible to receive an invitation.

In 2021, Alberta PNP has issued 5,342 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination so far. The cap for the issue of invitations set in 2021 for Alberta in 2021 is 6,250.

About Alberta Express Entry Stream

This is an enhanced PNP. The provincial government of Alberta has access to the federal government’s Express Entry pool of immigration candidates.

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 and nominate 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.

For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.

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.

Anyone trying to move to Alberta must have the intention to work and settle in the province. If the candidate has the following factors, it could be an advantage as far as an opportunity to get nominated provincially is concerned:

  • A job offer in Alberta
  • Work experience in a specific field
  • Canadian education
  • Parent/sibling/child as a Canada PR or citizen in Alberta
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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

AINP – Alberta Immigration Nominee Program

My journey as a marketing manager from Dubai to Canada

My journey as a Marketing professional from Dubai to Canada

My journey as a Marketing professional from Dubai to Canada

Marketing is a crucial part of any business and plays an essential role in developing a business. The fact that marketing can make or break a company drew me towards making a career in marketing. My name is Shalini, and I have done my MBA in marketing; and this is the story of my journey from Dubai to Canada.

As soon as I finished my MBA from Mumbai University, I got into a marketing job. Social media marketing piqued my interest, and I started focusing on it.

The fundamental goal was to use the available social media outlets to divert as much traffic as possible to the company’s website. We concentrated on paid and free search, both organic and inorganic.

My favorite aspect of the work was creating media campaigns and working with my team under a tight deadline to smooth out the kinks in the approach that has the best possibility of succeeding. The best part was when our hard work paid off in the shape of targeted users visiting our website.

I gained experience in social media marketing and wanted to go abroad in search of better prospects. I landed a job in Dubai as a social media manager in a leading food products manufacturer there.

The decision to move to Canada

After five years of working in Dubai, I wanted to move to Canada and settle there as a permanent resident. I realized that I had the required work experience, and I was confident I would get a good score in the IELTS. My score in these aspects and other factors would give me the required score to be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

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 To get a better idea, I joined online forums and started talking to and reaching out to people who had successfully obtained a permanent residency in Canada.

Considering my options 

I made contact with persons who had recently migrated to Canada. I spoke with them about the best ways to apply and the best programs to improve the chances of getting permanent residence in Canada.

I also inquired whether I could apply on my own or if seeking professional help to handle the paperwork for Canada PR was necessary. I received a variety of responses. Some had completed the task entirely on their own, with no assistance. Many of these got their applications rejected the first time around and had to reapply. Some others said seeking professional help would be a better option.

I was keen to choose the best and genuine immigration consultant, and I had heard so many stories about fake immigration consultants that I wanted to choose the best. I approached Y-Axis to help me with my Canada PR.

Finding a job in Canada

Before applying for PR, I was determined to get a job in Canada. I used the Y-Axis job search services for getting a job, and I also enlisted their assistance in updating my résumé to meet current international requirements.

I applied to maybe eight different positions. Y-Axis has a good selection of jobs in Canada that are distributed around the country.

Express Entry

The next step was to apply for PR through Express Entry after finding a job, and I got a position as a social media marketing manager in Milton, Canada. I applied using the Express Entry system’s Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

Candidates wishing to apply under the FSWP for immigration to Canada must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by creating their online Express Entry profile.

The selection factors for the FSWP include the following criteria:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Language ability- this includes English and/or French language skills
  • Adaptability
  • Having a valid job offer

To be eligible for the FSWP, candidates must score at least 67 points in all the above criteria.

Apart from this, candidates must fulfill the following conditions to qualify for the FSWP:

  • Have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past ten years in a skilled occupation.
  • Qualify for Arranged Employment with a Labor Market Impact Assessment and a full-time, permanent job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Have completed a Ph.D. in Canada, or have completed two years of study in Canada towards a Ph.D. in a recognized institution
  • A foreign educational credential and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by an agency approved by CIC to show it is equal to a completed Canadian secondary or post-secondary academic certificate.
  • Pass a minimum threshold of language ability for one of Canada’s two official languages (English/French)

Around April 2020, I started working on my Express Entry profile. However, at the time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada did not invite FSWP candidates. Instead, they were concentrating on PNP and CEC applications.

The immigration process in Canada is simple. All you have to do now is go over the IRCC website, and they explain everything in-depth, and you are updated regularly. I would send an email to IRCC if I had any doubts.

Getting my ITA

The Canadian government finally started holding all-program draws from July.

I received an invitation to apply from Canada in an Express Entry draw held in August 2020.

I completed my application for permanent residence in Canada as soon as possible.

 A few months ago, I acquired my Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR).

I would recommend Canada or Australia to anyone considering immigrating to another country as a competent worker. Both are decent enough countries to settle in, with good health care, free education, excellent quality of life, and no language barriers.

Express Entry is one of the fastest ways to get Canadian immigration. According to IRCC, most Canada PR applications submitted through Express Entry are processed within six months upon receipt of all required papers.

At the moment, Canada is a great place to be. People here claim that if I have a Canadian permanent resident visa, I could work in the United States. If the opportunity arises, I may seriously consider working in the United States as a Canada PR.

I would recommend Canada to anyone considering immigrating to another country as a competent worker. The country offers good health care, free education, excellent quality of life, and has no language barrier.

391 immigration candidates invited by Saskatchewan PNP for nomination

Saskatchewan PNP issues invitations for 391 immigration candidates

Saskatchewan PNP issues invitations for 391 immigration candidates

On September 27, 2021, Saskatchewan PNP issued invitations to skilled immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The invitations were sent via 2 SINP draws, one an Express Entry draw and the other an Occupations In-demand draw.

In total 391 candidates were invited on September 27. Here’s a snapshot of the draws as they happened:

ITA Date Category Lowest score No. of candidates Other details
September 27, 2021 Occupations In-Demand 71 239 Candidates who were invited had ECA.
Express Entry 71 152

Candidates had experience in occupations with the following NOC codes:

0014, 0016, 0121, 0421, 0423, 0621, 0651, 0711, 0712, 0821, 0911, 1122, 1123, 1214, 1221, 1222, 1224, 1241, 1243, 1251, 1252, 1313, 2142, 2144, 2151, 2212, 2231, 2241, 2242, 2244, 2252, 2253, 2254, 2262, 2263, 2264, 3143, 3211, 3215, 3234, 4152, 4153, 4156, 4161, 4162, 4164, 4166, 4167, 4169, 4212, 4216, 7231, 7237, 7241, 7294, 7295, 7321, 7371, 7384, 8222, 9212

Info courtesy: The Government of Saskatchewan

About Occupations In-Demand stream

The Occupations In-Demand stream is one of the streams of SINP under the International Skilled Worker category. Eligible candidates under this stream will have experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations. They must also have high enough scores on the SINP Points Assessment Grid so that they can submit an EOI with Saskatchewan PNP.

The candidates must meet these requirements to be eligible:

  • Language proficiency of CLB level 4
  • Post-secondary level of education (1 year)
  • Work experience of minimum a year at NOC level A, B, or 0, in an occupation not on the Excluded List of SINP.

About Express Entry stream

The Express Entry stream is one of the streams of SINP under the International Skilled Worker category. Candidates from the Express Entry pool maintained by the federal government of Canada with a high level of skill and experience in an occupation not listed on the Excluded Occupation List of SINP may be eligible to submit an EOI under this stream.

The candidates must meet these requirements to be eligible:

  • A prescribed level of language proficiency
  • Post-secondary level of education (1 year)
  • Work experience of minimum a year at NOC level A, B, or 0, in an occupation not on the Excluded List of SINP.
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Note:

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

SINP – Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

CLB – Canadian Language Benchmark

ECA – Educational Credential Assessment

70 new jobs in S. Aus. for offshore applications to work in Australia

70 new occupations added in Australia for offshore applicants

70 new occupations added in Australia for offshore applicants

If you are up for an opportunity to work in Australia being an experienced and skilled worker in your field, here’s a persuading reason to try to migrate now.

With an aim to better manage the COVID recovery response of South Australia, 70 more occupations will be opened to applicants residing offshore right now, to work in Australia. This will be implemented from September 28, 2021.

Among the minimum requirements to obtain a state nomination from South Australia in this regard are criteria including:

  • A minimum work experience of 8 years in the occupation/related occupation
  • A proficient plus level in the English language skills

A complete list of requirements for each occupation will be made available on South Australia’s Skilled Occupation List from 10 am, ACST on September 28, 2021.

To obtain a state nomination from South Australia, prospective applicants have to meet the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs and state-specific occupations. The applicants must also have skills in an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List.

If you are an offshore applicant meeting the minimum published requirements, you can lodge an ROI (Registration of Interest) from 10 am, ACST on September 28, 2021.

South Australia’s state nomination requirements

Requirements for Skilled Migrants

If you are a skilled migrant attempting for a state nomination for a Subclass 190 or Subclass 491, you will have to:

  • Review the Skilled Occupation List of South Australia to ensure that your occupation is eligible for state nomination from South Australia and you meet the requirements specific to your occupation
  • Review all requirements associated with the visa pathway you have chosen which could be:
    • Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
    • Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated visa
  • Review any supporting information that you may require to consider before you apply.
  • Prepare and be ready with all documentation required for your application.
  • Submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) application to Skilled & Business Migration in case you are applying for the Talent & Innovators program

Requirements for Business Migrants

The requirements for South Australia’s state nomination will vary for business migrants depending on the visa type the applicant is seeking for. If you are one in this category, it’s recommended that you:

  • Review all requirements associated with the business visa pathway you have chosen
  • Review any supporting information that relates to the visa pathway you have chosen for more details on special requirements as well as processes before applying
  • Prepare all necessary documentation for applying.

More about the state nomination

The state nomination is a competitive process. You are not ever guaranteed that you will receive an ITA (invitation to apply) for state nomination after lodging a Registration of Interest (ROI). This stands true even in case you satisfy the minimum requirements.

The 70 new occupations

The following are the 70 new occupations along with their ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) code:

  • 131112 Sales and Marketing Manager
  • 132111 Corporate Services Manager
  • 132511 Research and Development Manager
  • 223112 Recruitment Consultant
  • 224912 Liaison Officer
  • 225112 Market Research Analyst
  • 225499 Technical Sales Representatives NEC
  • 121221 Vegetable Grower
  • 121312 Beef Cattle Farmer
  • 121318 Pig Farmer
  • 121399 Livestock Farmers NEC
  • 133112 Project Builder
  • 133612 Procurement Manager
  • 139913 Laboratory Manager
  • 232212 Surveyor
  • 234112 Agricultural Scientist
  • 234312 Environmental Consultant
  • 234411 Geologist
  • 234511 Life Scientist (General)
  • 234515 Botanist
  • 234518 Zoologist
  • 234711 Veterinarian
  • 234913 Meteorologist
  • 234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals NEC
  • 131113 Advertising Manager
  • 132311 Human Resource Manager
  • 149212 Customer Service Manager
  • 224711 Management Consultant
  • 224999 Information and Organization Professionals NEC
  • 225113 Marketing Specialist
  • 121214 Grain, Oilseed, or Pasture Grower
  • 121299 Crop Farmers NEC
  • 121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer
  • 121321 Poultry Farmer
  • 121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
  • 133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing)
  • 134111 Child Care Centre Manager
  • 139914 Quality Assurance Manager
  • 232214 Other Spatial Scientist
  • 234212 Food Technologist
  • 234313 Environmental Research Scientist
  • 234412 Geophysicist
  • 234513 Biochemist
  • 234516 Marine Biologist
  • 234599 Life Scientists NEC
  • 234911 Conservator
  • 234914 Physicist (non-medical)
  • 131114 Public Relations Manager
  • 132411 Policy and Planning Manager
  • 223111 Human Resource Adviser
  • 224712 Organization and Methods Analyst
  • 225111 Advertising Specialist
  • 225311 Public Relations Professional
  • 121216 Mixed Crop Farmer
  • 121311 Apiarist
  • 121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer
  • 121322 Sheep Farmer
  • 133111 Construction Project Manager
  • 133611 Supply and Distribution Manager
  • 139912 Environmental Manager
  • 224113 Statistician
  • 234111 Agricultural Consultant
  • 234311 Conservation Officer
  • 234399 Environmental Scientists NEC
  • 234413 Hydrogeologist
  • 234514 Biotechnologist
  • 234517 Microbiologist
  • 234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • 234912 Metallurgist
  • 234915 Exercise Physiologist

Note: NEC – Not Elsewhere Classified

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