Archive - May 2022

A look back at Canada PNP draws that took place in May 2022

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May 24, 2022 – British Columbia PNP draw: 137 immigration candidates invited

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description

May 24, 2022

115

Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
60

Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)

11

Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
60

Targeted draw: Healthcare

To learn more about this draw, please visit here.

May 20, 2022 – Prince Edward Island PNP draw: 153 immigration candidates invited

Date

Category No. of Invites Issued Min. Score

May 20, 2022

Labour Impact/Express Entry 137

N/A

Business Impact 16

62

May 19, 2022 – Alberta PNP draw: 100 immigration candidates invited

Date

Category No. of Invites Issued Min. Score
May 19, 2022 Alberta Express Entry 100

382

May 17, 2022 – British Columbia PNP draw: 185 immigration candidates invited

Date

No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
May 17, 2022 154 Skilled Worker

109

General draw
(Tech jobs included)

Skilled Worker – EEBC option

123
International Graduate

97

International Graduate – EEBC option

107

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

76

21

Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
62

Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Except the ones listed below)

<5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 62

Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

To learn more about this draw, please visit here.

May 10, 2022 – British Columbia PNP draw: 171 immigration candidates invited

Date

No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
May 10, 2022 126 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85

Targeted draw: Tech

20

Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
 20 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
62

Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)

<5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 62

Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

To learn more about this draw, please visit here.

May 5, 2022 – Saskatchewan PNP draw: 198 immigration candidates invited

Date of

ITA

Category Score of

candidates with the lowest

rank

Total

no. of candidates

who got ITAs

Other details
May 5, 2022 Express Entry 85 106

Invited candidates had assessment an of educational

credentials.

Occupations in Demand

85 91 Invited candidates had an assessment of educational

credentials.

Special category for Ukraine nationals 71 1

Invited candidates were Ukraine nationals (issued as a

special measure to extend support during the

current conflict)

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May 5, 2022 – Manitoba PNP draw: 315 immigration candidates invited

Draw #145

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM

  • No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 32

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

  • No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 249
  • The score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 651

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 34 (invited directly by the Manitoba PNP coming under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
  • The score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 691

Of the 315 LAAs issued in this draw, 48 were issued to those immigration candidates who have a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

May 3, 2022 – British Columbia PNP draw: 183 immigration candidates invited

Date

No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details

May 3, 2022

141

Skilled Worker

109

General draw
(Includes tech jobs)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option

123

International Graduate

97

International Graduate – EEBC option

107

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

77

28

Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
65

Targeted draw: Healthcare

<5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
65

Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

To learn more about this draw, please visit here.

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A look back at Canada Express Entry draws that took place in May 2022

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May 25, 2022 – Canada Express Entry draw: 589 invitations sent to immigration candidates

Immigration program involved – Provincial Nominee Program

No. of invitations issued – 589

Minimum rank needed to be invited to apply – 589

Date and time of invitation round – May 25, 2022 at 13:21:23 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited – 741

Tie-breaking rule – February 02, 2022, at 12:29:53 UTC

To learn more about this draw, please visit here.

 

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May 11, 2022 – Canada Express Entry draw: 545 invitations sent to immigration candidates

Draw Number #222

Draw Date: May 11, 2022

No. of Invitations Issued: 545

Rank needed to receive an invitation: 545th or above

Min. CRS score: 753

Program Specified: Canada PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: December 15, 2021, at 20:32:57 UTC

To learn more about this draw, please visit here.

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A new visa introduced for graduates from top non-UK universities

UK launches new visa for world's top graduates - No need of job offer (1)

UK launches new visa for world's top graduates - No need of job offer (1)

News highlights

  • A new pathway for international graduates opens to migrate to UK
  • Alumni of top non-UK universities to benefit from the new scheme
  • Graduates/PGs of top-ranked universities aimed at

The road to the UK is now open to graduates/Ph.D. holders from the world’s top non-UK universities. A new visa scheme called the “high-potential individual” route is now ready to rope in the best and the brightest of individuals for employment in the UK.

The new scheme is available to alumni of the top non-UK universities who will get a UK work visa valid for a period commensurate to the degree they have. Graduates will get a UK work visa that is valid for 2 years and Ph.D. holders will get a work visa lasting 3 years. And they won’t need a job offer from the UK to qualify for migration.

Regarding job outlook in UK, refer to Job outlook in the UK for 2022.

Under this new scheme, such graduates will be allowed to switch to a long-term employment visa if they meet certain criteria. There won’t be any limit on the number of eligible graduates welcome under this scheme.

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 How can you qualify for this new scheme?

To qualify, you must have attended a university that has been enlisted in the top 50 of at least 2 of the following rankings in the year in which they graduated:

  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • The Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

Here are some of the universities ranked in 2021 that qualified under this scheme:

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

USA

Cornell University

USA

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Switzerland

Karolinska Institute

Sweden
McGill University

Canada

New York University (NYU)

USA
Peking University

China

Tsinghua University

China
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

USA

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong
University of Munich (LMU Munich)

Germany

University of Tokyo

Japan
Yale University

USA

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hong Kong
Duke University

USA

Harvard University

USA
Kyoto University

Japan

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Singapore
Northwestern University

USA

Princeton University

USA
University of British Columbia

Canada

University of California, San Diego

USA
University of Melbourne

Australia

University of Pennsylvania

USA
University of Toronto

Canada

Columbia University

USA
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL Switzerland)

Switzerland

Johns Hopkins University

USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

National University of Singapore

Singapore
Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University

France

Stanford University

USA
University of California, Berkeley

USA

University of Chicago US

USA
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

USA

University of Texas at Austin

USA
University of Washington

USA

The new visa will cost £715. The immigration health surcharge will also apply which is paid to get access to the NHS in the UK. Under this scheme, graduates could bring their families. However, it will be required that they have minimum maintenance funds of £1,270.

Other formalities you will have to undergo will include passing a security and criminality check. You should also prove your English proficiency of at least at the B1 intermediate level. At this level, you will be expected to be fluent enough to communicate effortlessly with native speakers in the UK.

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 Comments on the new route

“The route means that the UK will grow as a leading international hub for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak

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A rise in paid employment of Canada work visa holders sets new hopes

A rise in paid employment of Canada work visa holders sets new hopes

Canada has a million job vacancies to fill as on April 2022 (1)

Canada has a million job vacancies to fill as on April 2022 (1)

News highlights

  • A significant rise in paid employment via a Canada work visa was seen in Canada
  • Post-pandemic job market situation found to be better than pre-pandemic
  • Statistics Canada reports a very active job market scenario

In March 2022, the number of job vacancies hit a record high in Canada as the number of paid employment in most of the Canadian provinces exceeded the numbers during the pre-COVID period.

Barring 2 Canadian provinces, Newfoundland & Labrador and Alberta, all the Canadian provinces crossed their payroll employment level in February 2020. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic occurred.

In Alberta, there was a drop in paid employment of 12,700 and in Newfoundland & Labrador, the decline in paid jobs numbers was 1,700. This was revealed by Statistics Canada.

The target of job vacancies to be filled by Canadian employers exceeded 1 million jobs. They have been trying hard to achieve the target as the job vacancies increased by 22.6% (186,400 positions) in March 2022. The number of vacancies was up by 60.5% (382,000 positions) when compared with March 2021.

The job vacancy rate in March 2022 was 5.9% which came to the level of September 2021.

The better times that came after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

Here’s what the statistical and demographic services agency of Canada came up with regarding the rise in paid employment in the country in the backdrop of the removal of COVID-19 restrictions.

“The number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer, measured by the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH) as payroll employment, increased by 118,100, or up 0.7%, in March.”
Statistics Canada

Directly proportional to the continued easing of COVID-19 health measures was the increase in payroll employment in Canadian provinces. The restrictions were lifted mostly by the last 2 weeks of March 2022, even while certain jurisdictions maintained a level of requirement for masking, vaccination, and testing.

Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan were the only provinces that reported barely any change in the number of paid jobs in March 2022.

As for Quebec, the province registered an addition of 20,400 paid jobs in the accommodations and food services sector in March 2022.

The overall increase in service sector jobs in Canada happened by 103,400 jobs. This came to a 0.7% growth. Here are the rates at which paid jobs were added to various industrial sectors as of March 2022:

  • Retail trade – 46,200
  • Goods production – 9,400
  • Manufacturing – 5,100
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil & gas extraction – 2,100

All provinces with the exception of Manitoba and Ontario had more jobs in the retail sector in March 2022 compared to February 2020.

The dearth of skilled labor led Canadian employers to frantically try to find such candidates overseas, even making the offer more enticing with higher wages. In March 2022, the average weekly earnings a worker made in Canada increased by 0.9% ($1,170). This led to the average worker in Canada with a year-over-year hike in pay of 4.3% in March 2022.

The only thing that affected the pay raise was the increasing inflation. The Consumer Price Index rose by 6.7% in March 2022.

“Of all sectors, utilities recorded the largest year-over-year increase in average weekly earnings in March, up 11.7% to $2,011, followed by finance and insurance, up 12.1% to $1,625, and professional, scientific, and technical services which rose 8% to $1,633.”
Statistics Canada

Pathways for Canadian employers to hire foreign nationals

TFWP and IMP are 2 immigration pathways that enable Canadian employers to hire foreign nationals who are skilled and talented in various fields of work. The Global Talent Stream (GTS), which is a part of the TFWP, can process Canada work visa applications under normal situations within two weeks.

Canada Express Entry is another pathway through which Canadian employers can bring in foreign nationals to fill available job vacancies. An EOI will be submitted by applicants who are eligible under one of 3 federal immigration programs or a participating Canada PNP, to the Express Entry Pool.

These profiles are assigned ranks each according to CRS, a points-based system. Candidates who rank the highest are sent ITAs for Canada PR. Those candidates have to submit a full application within 90 days of receiving the ITA.

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Canada Express Entry eligibility to see the inclusion of more job categories

Canada Express Entry eligibility to see the inclusion of more job categories

16 new occupations added to Canada Express Entry NOC list (1)

16 new occupations added to Canada Express Entry NOC list (1)

News highlights

  • New occupational categories join the eligibility criteria for Canada Express Entry
  • The transition of skill level classification to move to TEER from NOC
  • New changes coming to Canada Express Entry

In the latest update, a list of jobs will be added to the list of occupations that will be eligible to be considered to qualify for Canada Express Entry applications. These inclusions have been made following a ministerial memorandum that was passed on February 21, 2022.

The transition from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 will be completed in November 2022 by the IRCC. With this activity, the current NOC system will transition to the new TEER system of classification of occupations. TEER stands for Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities.

Note: The prevalent Skill Type 0, as well as Skill Levels A to D, don’t directly correspond to the TEER levels 0 to 5.

Equivalents between NOC levels and TEER levels

NOC 2016

NOC 2021

Skill Type 0

TEER 0
Skill Level A

TEER 1

Skill Level B

TEER 2

TEER 3

Skill Level C

TEER 4

Skill Level D

TEER5

In the 2016 NOC system, qualification for Canada Express Entry started from skill level B. In the 2021 NOC system, which is TEER, you will qualify if you belong to TEER 3 or more.

The following are the occupations that will be added under the new system:

New occupations NOC code
Payroll administrators 1432
Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratory Assistants 3223
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 3413
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants 33103
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 4413
Sheriffs and bailiffs 4421
Correctional service officers 4422
By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers 4423
Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations 6562
Residential and commercial installers and servicers 7441
Pest controllers and fumigators 7444
Other repairers and servicers 7445
Transport truck drivers 7511
Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators 7512
Heavy equipment operators 7521
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors 9521

Among the occupations that will become ineligible in the process include:

  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners
  • Recreation, Sports & Fitness Program Leaders, and Instructors
  • Other performers

The effect on Atlantic Immigration Program

As the transition from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 happens, the effect of the new arrangement will reflect on the Atlantic Immigration Program. As of now, AIP is open to occupations of skill level C at the minimum. This will change to TEER 4 or higher with NOC 2021.

As a result, the following occupations are set to become ineligible:

  • Taxi and limousine drivers and drivers
  • Livestock workers
  • Food and beverage servers
  • Tank tops
  • Delivery drivers and door-to-door distributors
  • Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • Workers in the processing and cutting of textiles
  • Handlers
  • Boat and cable ferry operators and related workers
  • Trappers and hunters
  • Other Support Personnel in Personal Services

More changes to Canada Express Entry

There are amendments to Canada Express Entry proposed as part of Bill C-19. The amendments will give the Canadian Minister of Immigration more flexibility as to deciding who will be eligible to be issued invitations from the Canada Express Entry pool.

The Minister of Immigration will be empowered to identify a specific economic objective and issue invitations to candidates capable of contributing to the achievement of this objective. It will be based on factors such as education, work experience, and language proficiency.

With this move, draws can be held targeting specific NOC codes.

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W. Australia to open new Australia immigration paths with 300+ new occupations

Western Australia opens permanent residency doors for skilled workers in over 330 occupations (1)

Western Australia opens permanent residency doors for skilled workers in over 330 occupations (1)

Blog highlights

  • New initiatives from Western Australia designed to attract skilled foreigners
  • The state expands jobs available in Australia immigration Graduate stream
  • Western Australia to introduce the new Graduate Occupation List
  • Applications for nominations under the new List are not to begin before the program year 2022-23

There were 2 major decisions made by the Australian state of Western Australia lately:

  • The state will accept applications from skilled overseas migrants with preference given to applications residing in the state right now.
  • A new Graduate Occupation List will be introduced that will have more than 300 occupations listed and made available.

The aim of these decisions is to attract international students and skilled migrants. These decisions are made so that the scarcity of skilled professionals can be met in the region.

The official release of Western Australia stated so:

“As part of the state government’s $195 million Reconnect WA strategy, an additional 194 occupations have been added to the Graduate Occupation List – taking the total number of listed occupations to 331 – to attract more international students to study in the state.”

 The expansion of the Graduate Occupation List is considered the way to attract foreign nationals. They possess a range of skills that are broad and diverse. The List will align with the state’s present and future needs for an eligible workforce.

With the skilled migration pathway, Western Australia is opening a path for international students to obtain an Australia PR visa. The state will be sending nominations under the new GOL and will not start until the program year 2022-23.

Ministers talk about the migration program

“Meeting Western Australia’s skilled workforce needs is a priority for the State Government, to support the State’s strong economic growth and pipeline of works.”
Sue Ellery, Western Australia’s Education and Training Minister

“International students are an important part of the WA community. They make a positive contribution to the State’s diversity and vibrancy and support local jobs in a variety of industries.

 

Providing a skilled migration pathway is key for attracting international students to Western Australia to retain their capabilities once they have completed their studies.”

David Templeman, International Education Minister

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Italy sets recovery hopes on Italy visit visa arrivals this season and ahead

Italy’s travel & tourism sector to create 500,000 jobs (1)

Italy’s travel & tourism sector to create 500,000 jobs (1)

Blog highlights

  • Tourism is going to play a major role in Italy’s economic recovery
  • Travel & tourism is going to make a huge chunk of GDP contribution
  • Expectation of positive growth in the next decade
  • Tourism to generate a large number of jobs in the next decade

Italy’s future with tourism

In the coming decade, Italy’s economic development will be largely stimulated by the country’s travel and tourism industry. As per the estimate of WTTC, in the next year economic recovery will reach pre-pandemic levels. Italy’s economy is expected to grow just 0.3% short of the levels achieved in 2019.

WTTC has also stated in its EIR (Economic Impact Report) that the tourism sector’s GDP contribution in 2023 will possibly reach above €194 billion. In 2022, the travel & tourism sector is expected to make a contribution to the country’s GDP in excess of 8.7% which will amount to €176 billion.

The job sector impact

Coming to the job sector of Italy, the country’s travel and tourism sector is slated to create over half a million jobs in the coming 10 years. This will average over 53,000 new jobs annually.

“After two very difficult years, the outlook is now much brighter. Travel & Tourism’s projections provide a massive boost, not only to Italy’s overall economy but to the creation of new jobs”
Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO

Latest news from Italy’s tourism sector

  • The European Commission has given its approval to Italy’s aid package worth €698 million to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on companies in the tourism sector. The aid package is included in the national Recovery and Resilience Plan.
  • Italy has eased its COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in view of the upcoming tourist season. As per the country’s most recent travel guidelines, it won’t be necessary for foreign nationals arriving on an Italy visit visa to fill out the EU passenger locator form while checking in at the airport. This used to be a long and complicated process intended to realize international contact tracing.
  • This summer, Italy is expecting a lot of American and European tourists while the arrivals from Asia and the middle east as well as Russia on an Italy tourist visa will be comparatively low.
  • Italy is all ready to bring back the scattered workforce in the tourism industry back this season.

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Australia immigration update: 78 invitations issued in Canberra Matrix

Australia immigration update: 78 invitations issued in Canberra Matrix

Australia Draw May 25 (1)

Australia Draw May 25 (1)

News highlights

  • On May 25, 2022, a Canberra Matrix round of invitations was held.
  • Australia seeks more capable and deserving immigrants.
  • The highest-ranked matrix in each job received invitations to apply for a nomination from ACT.

The latest Canberra Matrix round of invitations was held on May 25, 2022, inviting 78 Australia immigration candidates. Here are the details of the round:

Canberra residents

Matrix nomination for small business owners

  • ACT 491 nominations: 2 invitations
  • ACT 491 min. matrix score: 85
  • ACT 190 nominations: 1 invitation
  • ACT 190 min. matrix score: 100

Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders

  • ACT 491 nomination: 1 invitation
  • ACT 190 nomination: 0 invitations

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

  • ACT 491 nomination: 32 invitations
  • ACT 190 nomination: 15 invitations (min. score 85, no accountants)

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

  • ACT 491 nomination: 27 invitations
  • ACT 190 nomination: 0 invitations

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About Canberra Matrix

The Canberra Matrix is a weighted scoring system. It’s intended to give potential immigrants capable of making a positive economic contribution to the ACT the chance to secure a nomination for permanent selection. This becomes a pathway for them to immigrate to Australia. These candidates may also have demonstrated a genuine commitment to living and working in ACT. They shall willingly work for the development of the territory.

The Canberra Matrix is completed for nominations for both ACT 190 and ACT 491. Here’s the method of submitting the Canberra Matrix.

  • Read the nomination criteria of the ACT for your chosen pathway carefully and ensure that you have the eligibility to claim Matrix points.
  • Furnish your personal information.
  • Select one of these nominations: ACT 491 or ACT 190.
  • Select either “overseas applicant” or “Canberra resident”.
  • Select “yes” or “no” for ‘Doctorate Streamlined nomination’.
  • If “yes” was your choice for the last option, submit the Matrix.
  • In case Canberra resident and overseas applicants = “yes”, then complete the Canberra Matrix.
  • Select one option in the drop-down menu for each category of the Matrix (doesn’t apply to “Doctorate Streamlined”).

Note: Once submitted, the Canberra Matrix can’t be withdrawn or updated. Also, a Matrix has a validity of 6 months, beyond which it will expire if an invitation isn’t issued. It can’t be reactivated once it’s lapsed.

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Canada Express Entry draw: 589 candidates invited, Canada PR offered

Alberta AINP draw invites 100 candidates

ALBERTA May 19-1200 (1)

ALBERTA May 19-1200 (1)

Abstract: The draw held by AAINP invites 100 candidates.

Highlights:

  • An Alberta Notification of Interest letter implies that you are being considered under this stream.
  • Based on the profile information available in the Express Entry portal, Alberta selects applicants and sends them a Notification of Interest letter.
  • Selection, notification, and eligibility requirements are different for candidates under the Accelerated Tech Pathway.

On May 19, 2022, Alberta held a draw under AAIP or Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. The draw issued 100 Notification of Interest letters to immigrant candidates.

IRCC or Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada limit the number of nomination in this program. The program aids in welcoming foreign nationals who migrate to Canada.

The CRS or Comprehensive Ranking Score of the lowest-ranked applicant who received the letter of Notification of Interest is 382. So far, in 2022, AAIP has issued a letter of Notification of Interest to 2050 candidates.

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Past Draws of AAIP

The detailed information on the past draws of AAIP is given in the table below:

Date of draw

Number of Notification of Interest letters sent

CRS of the lowest ranked

May 19, 2022

100

382

April 14, 2022

250

356

March 22, 2022

350

325

March 8, 2022

350

318

February 1, 2022

400

340

January 18, 2022

350

346

January 5, 2022

250

327

 

Eligibility Requirements for AAIP – Express Entry

The candidates may receive a letter of Notification of Interest if:

  • There is an active profile of the candidate in the Express Entry
  • The primary occupation stated in the profile submitted in the Canadian Express Entry pool is an occupation that helps in the economic development of Alberta.
  • The applicant has shown an interest to permanently immigrate to Alberta
  • The candidate has scored a minimum of 300

These factors increase the probability of the candidates being issued the Notification of Interest letter:

  • They have graduated from a post-secondary institution in Canada
  • The candidate has a child, parent, or a sibling who lives in Alberta with a Canada PR or permanent residency, or is a Canadian citizen

Eligibility Requirements for AAIP – Accelerated Tech Pathway

The candidates under the Accelerated Tech pathway need to fulfill these requirements:

  • An active profile in the federal pool of Express Entry
  • A score of at least 300 in the CRS
  • Full-time employment in Alberta in:
    • An occupation listed in the Accelerated Tech Pathway occupations
    • An occupation that is a part of the tech industry in Alberta and listed by the AAIP list of eligible NAICS or North American Industry Classification System codes
  • The primary occupation stated in the Express Entry profile is the same as the current employment in Alberta.

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Canada Express Entry draw: 589 candidates invited, Canada PR offered

Canada Express Entry draw: 589 candidates invited, Canada PR offered

Express Entry PNP Draw, May 25 (1)

Express Entry PNP Draw, May 25 (1)

New highlights

  • A Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on May 25, 2022
  • 589 candidates were chosen from the PNP stream
  • The provincially nominated candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR

Canada Express Entry #223 held on May 25, 2022

The federal immigration draw was held, giving provincially nominated candidates the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa. These candidates had already got 600 extra CRS points when they received their provincial nomination via a Canada PNP draw.

Here are the details of the draw

Immigration program involved – Provincial Nominee Program

No. of invitations issued – 589

Minimum rank needed to be invited to apply – 589

Date and time of invitation round – May 25, 2022 at 13:21:23 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited – 741

Tie-breaking rule – February 02, 2022, at 12:29:53 UTC

The tie-break rule is applied when there’s more than 1 immigration candidate who scored the lowest CRS score. In this case, the cut-off decision is made on the basis of who submitted their Express Entry profiles earliest before the timestamp mentioned in the tie-break rule.

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About Canada Express Entry

Canada 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 Canada 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 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 a Canada PR visa when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

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