Canadian Immigration News 2018

Canadian Immigration News 2018

Canadian Immigration News 2018 and Migration Updates by Y-Axis Middle East DMCC. Follow our blog for all latest Canada visa updates.

Canada keeps immigration going bracing the pandemic crisis

Canada looks at more immigration

Canada looks at more immigration

Canada is working to ace the challenge of balancing its measures to prevent COVID-19 and keeping Canada immigration open. The country has refined its special COVID-19 prevention measures. They have special provisions for immigrants and their families. The efforts to help residents to get back home is also on quite enthusiastically.

The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has not stopped processing applications for immigration and citizenship. The IRCC is doing all it can to not let delays in processing and refusals affect the arrival of immigrants to the country.

But in this regard, few measures have been refined by the immigration department. The measures are concerning applicants for permanent residence, citizenship, and temporary residence.

Interim order addressing exemptions for foreign travelers

An interim order has been in effect from March 21, 2020, in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. According to it, foreign travelers boarding flights to Canada from countries other than the US are prohibited. But there are exemptions. The exemptions are largely applicable to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and those in the protected persons list.

Every person allowed to travel to Canada will be subjected to health screening measures. Exempted travelers include:

Family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents

Foreign nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents can travel to Canada. The definition of family members has been broadened. In the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) the family members are defined as:

  • Spouses and common-law partners
  • Dependent children of the resident or their partner
  • Dependent children of the dependent mentioned in point 2

The refined definition by interim order includes

  • Own or stepparents of the foreign national
  • Parents/stepparents of the foreign national’s a spouse/common-law partner
  • Guardian/tutor of the foreign national

The dependent child mentioned in the IRPA is one who

  • Has any of the below-mentioned relations with the parent
    • Biological child of the parent, not been adopted by none other than the spouse or common-law partner
    • Adopted child of the parent
  • Has any of the below-mentioned situations of dependency
    • The person is less than 22 years of age and not married or in a common-law partnership
    • The person is 22 years or older in age and has depended substantially on the financial support of the parent since before attaining the age of 22 years. The person is also not able to self-support financially due to a physical or mental condition

Where the immediate family member is a parent or stepparent, the foreign national child’s age is not a factor. It is not required to establish dependency. Also, the physical location of the Canadian resident’s family member doesn’t count.

Travelers should self-identify to the airlines at the boarding point. Thus, they should prove that they are exempt under this provision. They must present documentation to establish their family member’s citizenship in Canada or permanent resident status. The documentation will also prove their relationship to that family member.

The documentation showing immediate family member’s citizenship in Canada or permanent residency includes:

  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian permanent resident card
  • A travel document for Canadian permanent resident (i.e. visa counterfoil)
  • IRCC Special Authorization for Canadian Citizens
  • Visa-exempt foreign passport

The documentation showing the relation to that family member includes:

  • Marriage or common-law status certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Confirmation of Permanent Resident (COPR). This is applicable for Family Class (FC)
  • Other documents supporting an immediate family connection. E.g. Correspondence from IRCC that shows spousal sponsorship in progress, or documentation showing a common residential address

These documents will be accepted in paper and electronic copies.

Family reunification

The exemption for foreign nationals has also been relaxed to help a family reunion. The exemption is possible if a consular officer authorizes the travel of the foreigner to Canada.

In this regard, the expanded definition of immediate family members is applicable. The immediate family member of the foreign national must be a resident in Canada. That family member needn’t be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. This implies that a foreign national having an immediate family member in Canada living as a worker, visitor, student, or protected person would be eligible for this exemption.

Canadian citizens traveling on a foreign passport

Sometimes, Canadian citizens may travel to Canada on a visa-exempt foreign passport. this needs a special authorization. In such a case, IRCC will produce a confirmation email. It will approve the special authorization. To adhere to the interim order, the Canadian citizen can provide this email to the airline. It will show that they are not a foreign national, and hence not subject to travel restriction.

Retention and processing of permanent residency application

IRCC will keep going with its work of processing new applications for permanent residence. The application files with documents missing will be kept in the system. They will be reviewed within 90 days. The normal procedure will be applied to processing completed applications.

If new applications have supporting documentation missing, the applicant should include an explanation. It should say that the applicant is affected by service interruptions. These interruptions should be owing to the COVID-19 crisis.

IRCC will consider processing delays that may occur for principal applicants who are in Canada and have dependents in China, Iran or South Korea. These dependents would be those who are unable to travel presently. Only when they can travel again, will they be instructed of the next steps to get permanent residence.

Applicants for permanent residence who can’t travel will be able to maintain the validity of their documents if they have:

  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)
  • Permanent Resident Visa (PRV)

They must inform the IRCC about their inability to travel.

Citizenship appointments made flexible

IRCC citizenship officers will reschedule missed citizenship appointments. These could be:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Retests
  • Interviews
  • Hearings
  • Oath ceremonies

Once IRCC learns that an individual has returned to Canada, it has the duty to reschedule the appointments. This will be done within a reasonable timeframe. This will avoid delaying processing times.

IRCC’s citizenship officers are must also provide applicants with an additional 30 days to send their documents. This should be once applicants have notified IRCC of their return from Iran, China, or South Korea.

Applicants who have returned to Canada will get an additional 45 days to submit their request for medical opinion forms.

These permanent residents, upon return, must meet Canada’s physical presence requirements.

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Canadian employers to get key temporary foreign workers

Canada temporary work visa

Canada temporary work visa

The Canada work visa issue for temporary foreign workers is seeing the light of hope. The Canadian government is working towards bringing them in. In collaboration with Canadian employers, the government is all set to allow overseas workers into Canada. They will be allowed on temporary visas. The priority is given to occupations that are concerned with ensuring food safety.

Canada is keeping the work on process applications going for every Temporary Foreign Worker Program stream. The country is doing all things possible to help Canadian employers along the way.

There has been pressure building on the Canadian government after borders were closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The borders were closed to most non-residents. At such a juncture, there arose a necessity to keep the flow of essential labor to Canada intact. The industries have a key reliance on temporary foreign workers in this respect.

Canadian officials are right now doing much for Canadian employers and temporary foreign workers. Canada has decided to prioritize the Labor Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs). The priority from employers will now be jobs that are essential in making sure Canada’s food supply doesn’t get affected. This consideration will keep in view primary agriculture, food processing, agri-food, and trucking.

Other steps the Canadian government is taking to bring immigrants workers to Canada are:

  • New Labor Market Impact Assessments are being issued. They will have a 9-month validity, up from 6 months. The validity period is until December 15, 2020, or 9 months, whichever is longer for certain applicants. These applicants come through the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) and agricultural stream positions. A 3-month extension is also granted to those with approved LMIAs. This makes the total validity period of 9 months for them.
  • There are also steps taken to ensure greater flexibility for Canadian employers. The requirements of administrative reporting will be relaxed at the time of crisis owing to COVID-19. Canadian workers will be let to have some flexibility in reporting layoffs. The same shall apply to changes to terms of employment like wages and working hours. However, there are more details to come in this regard.
  • There are no new compliance reviews undertaken at this time of crisis. There are no new onsite or paper-based inspections initiated. Neither are onsite visits happening. There’s no direct contact with employers or temporary foreign workers happening too. The immigration department is active on critical functions only. Depending on availability, the inspections that are already started may go on. That will happen only if they are essential and paper-based.
  • LMIAs will for the time being be accepted by email. This is due to disruptions in service at Canada post. Anticipated closure of some processing offices is also a reason. The process for LMIA intake via email is still being finalized. Service Canada will update its website soon. Employers can also use LMIA Online to complete the process.
  • Canadian Government is working on delivering their services on schedule. The efforts are up even as its workload strategy is getting finalized. The government’s aim is to practice a 10-day processing standard for the Global Talent Stream. To reduce processing delays the government is taking effective steps. It will expedite the process to change the name of a foreign worker on an LMIA. The standard of 5 business days is reduced to a day. Such a measure would be needed if the employer wants to hire a different foreign worker than the one they originally put on the LMIA request.

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Canada Express Entry – 3,232 CEC candidates fit for PR

Canada Express Entry – 3,232 CEC candidates fit for PR

Canada issues 3,232 invitations in the latest CEC-specific draw

Canada issues 3,232 invitations in the latest CEC-specific draw

Second time in Canada immigration history, since 2015, an Express Entry draw was conducted for the Canada Experienced Class (CEC). The draw took place on March 23, 2020. It invited those who have at least a year’s work experience in Canada in the 3 years before applying. The candidate must have experience in skilled jobs from Canada to apply for Permanent Residence. These job areas are:

  • Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill type B)
  • Professional jobs (skill type A)
  • Managerial jobs (skill level 0)

The candidate’s work experience can be in one or more of these areas.

Invitations to Apply (ITA) were sent to 3,232 candidates. They now could apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. The draw is an exercise meant to choose skilled applicants from a pool of talented workers. It helps them and their families to settle down in Canada.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking Scores (CRS) needed to qualify for invitations were set at 467 this time. The CRS is relevant in a point-based system that Canada follows. Immigrants need to earn a stipulated score that is based on factors like:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Skill in English and French

The cut-off score of the latest draw was 3 points lower than the lowest cut-off score of 2020 so far. This is considering an all-program Express Entry draw. That cut-off score was 470.

CEC is one among the 3 federal high skilled immigration programs. The other two are the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Federal Skilled Worker Class. With CEC, the country recognizes the best of the skilled workers already contributing to the Canadian economy. The draw is an opportunity for them to earn their highly desired Permanent Residence.

The tie-breaking rule applied to this draw was based on the profile status on November 25, 2019, at 14:00:35 UTC. Under this rule, if more than one candidate gets the least score, the cut-off is based on the date and time of their submitting Express Entry profiles. In the latest draw it meant that CEC candidates with the following scores must have received ITAs:

  • Candidates who scored above 467
  • Candidates who scored 467 and submitted profiles to Express Entry pool before November 25, 2019

Canada has high admission targets for all its Federal High Skilled immigration programs in 2020-2021. The Immigration, Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is hence expected to hold more draws. These will be larger and will happen in the coming weeks and months more frequently.

If Express Entry candidates have a provincial nomination, they will get an additional 600 CRS points. This will effectively ensure them receiving an ITA for Canadian Permanent Residence.

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Manitoba sends invites to 222 candidates via latest PNP draw

Manitoba issues 222 invites in the latest invitation round

Manitoba issues 222 invites in the latest invitation round

Manitoba’s latest provincial nominee program draw was held on March 12, 2020. 222 immigration candidates, willing to migrate overseas to Canada, got invited. They are now eligible to go ahead and apply to get a provincial nomination to get permanent residency in Canada.

This was the 85th Expression of Interest (EOI) draw held under Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The Canada immigration candidates were invited from the following 3 streams:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba (191 candidates invited)
  • Skilled Workers Overseas (13 candidates invited)
  • International Education Stream (18 candidates invited)

The invitees also included 17 Express Entry candidates. They received the invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in this draw.

Express Entry deals with the applications for 3 main economic-class immigration programs of Canada:

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

A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is given to candidates eligible for Express Entry. The eligibility gets decided based on factors like

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Official language skill

Candidates who score the highest get invited to apply for permanent residency. This will be through Express Entry draws. This usually happens every 2 weeks.

Express Entry candidates get an extra 600 points to their total CRS score if they have a provincial nomination. This bonus effectively guarantees that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Express Entry candidates have to submit a separate EOI profile to the MPNP. This is necessary if they want to be considered for a Manitoba provincial nomination. They must also have eligible work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations.

Manitoba’s Expression of Interest system

Immigration candidates should register an EOI with the MPNP to get invited to apply for a Manitoba provincial nomination. This will happen in the categories of:

  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba

An EOI is an online profile with a maximum rank of a score of 1,000. Points of a candidate are awarded for:

  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Skill in English or French
  • Connections to Manitoba

In this draw, the candidates invited under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream had a score of 496.

The candidate, invited from the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, who scored the lowest got 672 points.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas

The Skilled Workers Overseas Category lets the MPNP select and nominate skilled overseas workers. These workers are expected to help support Manitoba’s labor market.

It’s necessary that immigration candidates must have an established connection to Manitoba. This could be

  • Close family or friends
  • Previous education or work experience Manitoba
  • An invitation through one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives

To be eligible, the candidate needn’t be present in Manitoba while submitting the application.

The 13 candidates invited through the Skilled Workers Overseas stream got a direct invitation from the MPNP. This was under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

The 191 candidates invited through the category of Skilled Workers in Manitoba need to have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Manitoba employer.

International Education Stream

International students graduating in Manitoba, possessing in-demand skills may be invited under the International Education Stream. This stream includes 3 sub-categories:

  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • Career Employment Pathway
  • Student Entrepreneur Pathway

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Alberta Invited 150 Candidates in the latest Draw

Alberta Invited 150 Candidates in the latest Draw

Alberta invites Express Entry candidates

Alberta invites Express Entry candidates

Alberta held its latest Express Entry draw of 2020. This was Alberta’s 4th Express Entry draw in 2020. The invitees of this draw can apply for a provincial nomination for a permanent residence.

A total of 150 Express Entry candidates were invited by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this program was 300 points.

The immigration candidates in the AINP draw are not needed to have job offers in the Alberta province to be invited for nomination. However, it’s necessary to have their profiles in the federal Express Entry system pool.

There are 3 main economic class immigration programs that come under Express Entry:

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

The factors that are used to check eligibility of candidates for Express Entry include:

  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Official language skills
  • Age

Based on these parameters, the candidates are assigned a CRS score. It’s the highest-scoring candidates that get Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency. Express Entry candidates with Alberta’s provincial nomination get 600 CRS points added to their overall score.

The additional points thus earned guarantees the candidate’s receiving an ITA for Canadian permanent residency. So, a candidate with a score of 300 CRS points gets a provincial nomination, his/her CRS score gets increased to 900. That many points would be more than sufficient to qualify for an ITA in a forthcoming Express Entry draw.

Candidates were required to score 471 points to qualify for receiving an ITA in the latest federal Express Entry draw. To be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry stream, the candidates should be working in a job that supports Alberta’s priorities for economic development and diversification. Only then the candidate can get an invitation through the AINP stream.

The AINP does not provide a list of eligible occupations. Though job offers in Alberta are not compulsory, AINP gives priority to candidates with any of these:

  • A job offer, and/or work experience in Alberta
  • A degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution along with a valid job offer
  • A parent, child or sibling already living in the province

This year till now, Alberta has issued 651 invitations to Express Entry candidates. In 2019, the total number of invitations were 11,137 through the Alberta Express Entry Stream.

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Canada Express Entry Third Draw

Canada Express Entry Third Draw

On March 4, 2020, a new invitation round was held in Canada through the Express Entry system. Invitations were issued to a total of 3,900 candidates in this round. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required was 471. The candidates were chosen from the most eligible of those willing for migration overseas to Canadian provinces.

This time, the cut-off score was increased by a point compared to the previous draw. That draw was conducted on February 19, 2020. It had a minimum score of 470.

In the draw conducted 2 weeks ago, 4,500 Express Entry candidates received ITAs (Invitation to Apply). It was the largest draw ever held by the Government of Canada.

Canada’s Express Entry system keeps and uses the profiles of candidates. It does it for 3 of the country’s main economic-class immigration programs namely:

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

The ranks given to candidates are based on a score awarded under Express Entry’s CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). It considers factors such as education, age, language skills in English or French, and skilled work experience.

The ITA is received by a fixed number of the highest-ranked candidates. The invitation offers them a Canadian permanent residence. This is offered through regular draws from the talent pool. The time assigned for processing permanent residency applications is under 6 months. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) works on this process.

Apparently, the government is issuing a larger number of invitations with each draw. This is to reach 85,800 ITAs, the target set for this year for new permanent resident admissions.

The draw of March 4th is the 5th of 2020. With this draw, the total number of ITAs issued this year comes to 18,700. February 24, 2020, at 06:02:57 UTC was the tie break applied in the March 4th draw. This means that every Express Entry candidate with a CRS score of 471 or above received an ITA.  Their profiles were entered in the Express Entry pool before Feb 24, 2020.

Express Entry candidates who received a provincial nomination were awarded an additional 600 points. This got added to their CRS score. They thus get to the forefront of the candidates’ lineup for an ITA. These 600 points were more valuable for the candidates who had lower CRS scores. They were yet to make the cut-off in a federal Express Entry draw.

Several provincial nominee streams linked to Express Entry have been active in the recent weeks. Many of these streams do not consider a candidate’s CRS score. They may otherwise only need CRS scores that are lesser than the cut-off scores in federal draws.

Over the past 2 weeks, invitations to Express Entry candidates have been sent from provincial nominee streams in

  • Alberta
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Prince Edward Island
  • British Columbia

The invitations are sent to candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

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Manitoba’s latest draw furthers its legacy in migration

Manitoba’s latest draw furthers its legacy in migration

Manitoba Draw

Manitoba Draw

Manitoba is a major provider of opportunities for skilled immigrants. Its provincial draw is a program aimed at bringing in talents to fill the province’s human resource requirements.

Manitoba’s latest provincial immigration draw held on February 27, 2020, invited 217 candidates. These candidates can apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The international migration of skilled workers benefits Manitoba greatly. The latest draw was the 84th Expression of Interest under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The invitations are also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). These candidates had expressed their willingness to settle in Manitoba.

The LAAs were sent to 3 streams of candidates.

  • Skilled Workers Overseas – 24 invitations
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 161 invitations
  • International Education Stream – 32 invitations

Out of the 217 candidates, 20 who received invitations had their profiles in the Express Entry System. The Express Entry candidates were meant for 3 economic class immigration programs that are:

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

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores given to the candidates were based on age, education, work experience, and language skill. The added advantage of 600 points to the overall CRS score was also applied. This gave them the guaranteed result of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

For Express Entry candidates in Manitoba, it is necessary to have eligible work experience in an in-demand occupation of the province. They also need to submit a separate EOI to the MPNP.

What is EOI?

For candidates to receive an invitation for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, they must register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP. The categories under which they can do it are Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas

Through the EOI, the profiles of candidates are generated. The maximum score for each candidate is 1000. The points are scored based on:

  • Work experience
  • Candidate’s education
  • English or French skill
  • Connections to Manitoba

The candidates who score high will get the LAAs. The candidates can then apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency in Manitoba.

The lowest score for Skilled Workers in the Manitoba stream was 499. The lowest for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream was 707.

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Canada’s provincial nominee programs – The best gets better

Canada PNP

Canada PNP

Do you wish to know how to work in Canada? For those in the UAE, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs present great opportunities for skilled workers. Recently, two such draws took place in British Columbia and Manitoba.  The draws gave access to the prospective career landscape of the Canadian provinces.

The British Columbia Tech Pilot Draw 2020

In what was the largest Tech Pilot Draw in 2020 by British Columbia, 85 invitations got issued in 4 streams. The draw invited skilled tech talents to work in British Columbia. It was another instance when we got to see the opportunities for skilled migration to Canada. The call for tech skills presents impressive prospects for talents in the UAE.

The 4 streams that got featured in the Tech Pilot Draw were:

  • SI – Skilled Workers (least score – 90 points)
  • EEBC – Express Entry Skilled Workers (least score – 90 points)
  • SI – International Graduates (least score – 90 points)
  • EEBC – Express Entry International Graduates (least score – 90 points)

The tech employers in British Columbia are upbeat about the Tech Draw. The BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw is now extended to June 2020. This gives them the chance to recruit more skilled workers in the tech industry.

Manitoba Expression of Interest Draw 2020

This Draw attracted candidates seeking immigration through a provincial nomination. These skilled workers look for permanent residency. The 82nd Manitoba Expression of Interest Draw issued 181 LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) in 3 streams.

  • Skilled workers in Manitoba (124 letters, lowest rank 548)
  • International Education Stream (18 letters)
  • Skilled Workers Overseas (39 letters, lowest rank 679)

The Manitoba draw gives skilled economic class immigrants the chance to build their future in Canada. Are you a skilled worker in UAE? Then you can use the Express Entry system, accepted by Manitoba PNP.

You must first register an EOI (Expression of Interest) with the Manitoba PNP. This will help you get invited for a provincial nomination. This will be under the Skilled Worker and Skilled Worker Overseas categories. Your EOI profile gets ranked through points. These points are for factors like English skills, work experience, Manitoba connections, and education.

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New Express Entry draw invites 3500 candidates for Canadian PR

Canada Calling – Fly from the UAE for great academics

Canada Immigration

Canada Immigration

Are you a student from the UAE looking to advance your studies? Then you should explore study options in Canada. Canada holds the reputation for world-class universities and career-building courses.

Do you need new-age skills and updated knowledge? Do you want a wide range of options in professional courses and streams?

Canadian institutes conduct professional learning programs. They help you step into the job market with confidence. You will build careers in in-demand fields that will get you high earnings.

The Canada student visa is the ticket for international students like you for a bright future. You can fly to Canada and join prestigious institutes with a study permit. Canadian universities offer courses in very popular streams.  Learn these courses and empower yourself with unmatched skills. It’s a tremendous leap from doing just a graduation course.

The best thing to do is to identify the best study streams. Here are some of the streams in high demand.

Software Engineering Stream

There is a rising investment trend in favor of the technology sector in Canada. Software engineers should build and maintain software systems. The COPS (Canadian Occupational Projection System) share an important observation. They say that there has been a 50% rise in the number of employees in the past 5 years. The average salary in a software engineering stream is $90,001.

Business Administration Stream

Take a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) degree from a Canadian university. Then you will be eligible to work in various positions in a range of firms. These include working in payroll, market research and legal departments of businesses. One of the popular professions is Accounting. There are plenty of opportunities for graduates until 2024 in Business Administration according to COPS. The average salary in a business administration stream is $85,508.

Finance Stream

You may begin with a two-year foundational business course. Upon this, you can manage and analyze the financial aspects of any enterprise. This will include banks, businesses and more.

Once you complete graduation, you can work in a variety of financial roles. These may be market research analyst, security analyst, mortgage broker, bank manager, and portfolio manager. The average salary in the finance stream is $103,376.

Nursing Stream

In Canada, nurses are professionals who need to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Training adds up to it. An alternate way is to have a master’s degree in nursing. There is a prediction of a stable job market for nurses in Canada. This is more so as Canada has a large aging population. The average salary in the nursing stream is $84,510.

Civil Engineering Stream

There is a possible shift to large-scale heavy engineering projects. This could be in Canada’s residential construction sector. This shows a sign of the possibility of the need for civil engineers. A civil engineer will work on many stages of building and infrastructure design and construction. The average salary in the Civil Engineering stream is $80,080.

Pharmacology Stream

In Canada, even a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology can help you with handsome earnings. Upon graduation, you must complete an exam with the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada. Then you will also need to complete an apprenticeship. Your registration with your province’s college follows. The good news is that there is a projected shortage of Pharmacists until 2024. This presents a great opportunity for you as a student.

The average salary in the Pharmacology stream is $102,398.

The prospects are thus great for students like you from the UAE in Canada. You can even apply for permanent resident status! To be eligible for PR points (minimum 15) you must pursue at least a 1-year course.

Study permit should be applied at least 4 to 6 months before your Canadian university degree program begins. It takes about 35 days before your visa gets confirmed.

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Canada Express Entry Draw – Your best PR opportunity in 2020

canada express entry draw

canada express entry draw

If you are looking for the best opportunity to migrate to Canada, the Express Entry Draw is your chance. The third draw of 2020 took place on 5th February. It resulted in 3,500 candidates invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Many international aspirants like you look forward to the draw.  It’s a golden chance to migrate to Canada from the UAE. The best part is that you won’t need a job offer to enter this program. But, if you have one, it adds points to your profile.

These regular draws determine your eligibility and assign points. These points, with other variables, lead to your CRS score. The least CRS score for this draw was 472. This was 1 point more than what was set in the draw before this which took place on 22nd January 2020.

You can compete for eligibility from the UAE by improving your profile. The points leading to CRS scores are calculated based on many factors. They include your age, marital status, education, language skills, and employment.

Candidates with the highest CRS scores get invited to apply for Canada Permanent Residency. The fact that 3500 candidates made it above the cut-off score of 472 should be seen in the right perspective. Canada had set the 2020 admission target at 85,800. The target for 2021 is 88,800.

Another opportunity that aligns with the Express Entry program is the Provincial Nominee Program. Here, you will get nominated from Canadian provinces, giving you better chances. In this stream, the year 2020 target was set at 67,800. The target for 2021 is set at 71,300.

So, what are the benefits of participating in the draw and getting your PR? Canada offers the best in education and employment opportunities. There is an ongoing need for skilled professionals in Canada. Migrating with a family to Canada can present many prospects. Your children will get a world-class education and a bright future. In the future, you could get Canadian citizenship. Your Canadian passport can give you visa-free access to over 180 countries!

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