Canada Immigration News

September 28, 2022

232nd Express Entry draw issued 3,750 invitations

IRCC held the seventh all-program Express Entry draw on 28th September 2022. The number of candidates invited in this draw is 3,750, which is 500 more than the previous Express Entry draw. The minimum score for this draw was 504 points. This is the second all-program draw in September 2022. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No.

Program

Date of Draw

ITAs issued

CRS score

#232

All Program draw

September 28, 2022

3,750

504

September 28, 2022

Ontario HCP stream invited 1,179 candidates

Ontario issued 1,179 invitations under Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. The draw was held through the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw is 496 and above. This is a tech draw and candidates have been invited for different occupations. The table below will provide information about current and previous draws under the HCP stream.

Date

Stream

Number of invitations

Score

September 28, 2022

Human Capital Priorities stream

1,179

496 and above

February 22, 2022

Human Capital Priorities stream

773

455-600

February 8, 2022

Human Capital Priorities stream

622

463-467

January 12, 2022

Human Capital Priorities stream

502

464-467

September 28, 2022

SINP issued 1,146 invitations through the International Skilled Workers stream

Saskatchewan conducted a draw under International Skilled Workers Stream and invited 1,146 candidates through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The draw Has been held for two categories which are as follows:

  • For Occupations In-Demand, the number of candidates invited is 507 and the minimum score is 81.
  • For Express Entry, the number of candidates invited is 639 and the minimum score is 83.

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

September 28, 2022

Express Entry

83

639

Candidates having Educational Credential Assessment were invited in this draw

Occupations In-Demand

81

507

Candidates having Educational Credential Assessment were invited in this draw

This is the draw in September 2022. One of them is held under Entrepreneur stream and the rest have been held under International Skilled Workers Stream.

September 27, 2022

OINP draw issued 3 invitations under the Foreign Worker stream

Ontario issued invitations to three candidates to submit applications for Canada PR. The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program draw was held on September 27, 2022, under Foreign Worker Stream. No score has been allotted for this draw. The profiles for this draw were created from September 27, 2021 – September 27, 2022.

The details of the draw are available in the table below:

Date

Stream

Number of invitations

Score

September 27, 2022

Foreign Worker Stream

3

NA

September 27, 2022

British Columbia issued 268 invitations on September 27, 2022

British Columbia held its fourth draw in September 2022 in which invitations were issued to 268 candidates. The draw was held on September 27, 2022, under British Columba Provincial Nominee Program. The candidates have been invited under various categories which are listed below:

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

September 27, 2022

215

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

100

28

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

15

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

60

5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

September 13, 2022

Quebec invited 1,009 candidates under Quebec Immigration Program

Quebec invited 1,009 in the second biggest Arrima draw held on September 13, 2022. The minimum score for this draw was 563.

The details of Arrima draws held in 2022 are available in the table below:

Date

No. of candidates invited

EOI score

September 13, 2022

1,009

563

September 6, 2022

1,202

620

August 9, 2022

58

NA

July 7, 2022

351

551-624

May 5, 2022

30

NA

April 7, 2022

33

NA

March 10, 2022

506

577

February 24, 2022

306

630

February 10, 2022

523

592

January 27, 2022

322

647

January 13, 2022

512

602

September 24, 2022

Sean Fraser revised Express Entry rules to make more Doctors as PRs

An announcement has been made by Sean Fraser, the Immigration Minister, to make changes to provide permanent residence visas to more doctors. There are many doctors who are working temporarily in Canada. Physicians who work in Canada are self-employed and they will get the benefits of getting a Canada PR visa. Previously, these doctors were not able to apply for Canada PR through the following programs of Express Entry:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

In 2022, the permanent residence was given to 4,300 healthcare professionals. Through the healthcare streams that are related to the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway.

September 23, 2022

Ontario invited 363 candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Ontario issued 363 invitations through the OINP Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The draw has a CRS score of 326 points and candidates who got this score become eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The draw was held on September 23, 2022. This is the fifth draw under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date

Stream

Number of invitations

Score

September 23, 2022

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

363

326 and above

September 23, 2022

Update of Northwest Territory PNP for the FY 2022-23

Northern Territory (NT) has updated the nomination application process for the FY 2022-23.

  • NT is now open for both onshore and offshore applicants
  • NT is going to nominate offshore applicants only for subclass 491

Criteria for Northwest Territory PNP

Below are the details of NT nomination criteria an applicant has to meet:

  • An applicant should have 3 years of post-qualification work experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years.
  • Should have a genuine intent/commitment to live and work in the NT on a long-term basis.
  • Show financial evidence to settle in NT.
  • Meet any one of the 3 streams (Priority Occupation Stream, NT Family Stream, NT Job Offer Stream)

Priority Occupation Stream: Offshore applicants under this stream should have a skill assessment in the Northern Territory Offshore Migration occupation list (NTOMOL).

NT Family Stream:

  • Offshore applicants under this stream should have a family member in NT who is an Australian PR/Citizen/New Zealand Citizen. Family members should be a resident of NT and living there for 12 months.
  • Family members should provide settlement support to the applicant.
  • Have evidence of sustained efforts to seek employment in the NT, including evidence of research into the NT job market, and sustained records of applying for jobs in the NT or making contact with NT employers

NT Job Offer Stream: Offshore applicants under this stream should have an offer of employment in the nominated occupation from an NT business / organization that is active for at least 12 months.

Note: Subclass 190 nominations will only be offered in exceptional circumstances, such as cases where the applicant has strong connections to the NT.

September 21, 2022

British Columbia invited 357 candidates under Skilled Immigration Categories

British Columbia conducted a draw on and invited 357 candidates on September 21, 2022. The candidates were invited under the skilled immigration stream through three categories which are:

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

The score for this draw ranged between 60 and 91. The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

September 21, 2022

341

Skilled Worker

91

Skilled Worker – EEBC option

International Graduate

86

International Graduate – EEBC option

Entry Level and Semi Skilled

70

11

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

5

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

60

September 22, 2022

Canada has 1 Million+ Job lying vacant for the past 120 days

Canada has more than one million job vacancies and it is facing the challenge of a shortage of workers. Job vacancy in the second quarter of 2022 was 5.7 percent. Overall job vacancies were 4.7 percent. There are six provinces where there is an increase in job vacancies. The highest number of vacancies is in Ontario which is 6.6 percent. Nova Scotia comes in second place with 6 percent of job vacancies. The table below reveals the details of job vacancies in each province:

Canadian Province

Increase in percentage of job vacancies

Ontario

6.6

Nova Scotia

6

British Columbia

5.6

Manitoba

5.2

Alberta

4.4

Quebec

2.4

A number of job vacancies in different sectors can be found in the table below:

Sector

Wage increase per hour

Professional, scientific, and technical sectors

$37.05

Wholesale trade jobs

$26.10

Retail trade jobs

$25.85

Healthcare and social assistance

$25.85

September 22, 2022

Canada on road to invite 470,000 immigrants in 2022

Canada is on the path to invite 470,000 permanent residents in 2022. In the past seven months, the country has welcomed 274,980 permanent residents. Canada is exceeding the number of invitations as per the 2022-2024 immigration plans. The detail of the plan is available in the table below:

Year

Immigration Levels Plan

2022

431,645 permanent residents

2023

447,055 permanent residents

2024

451,000 permanent residents

Century Initiative has plans to invite 500,000 immigrants in 2026. The number of invitations in the past seven in 2022 has increased in comparison to previous years. The details can be found in the table below:

Year

Immigration of new PR’s in First Seven months 

2022

274,980

2021

184,675

2020

158,050

2019

196,850

September 21, 2022

Sean Fraser plans to allow temporary visa to be converted to permanent visa

Sean Fraser has designed a plan for the expansion of pathways to permanent residence in Canada. The expansion will be done for the temporary foreign workers and international students. The temporary workers and international students need to have the required work experience in the sectors that are facing the challenge of shortage of workers. A five-pillar approach has been to help the temporary residents to become permanent ones.

September 21, 2022

Canada to drop vaccine requirement for entry

Canada is planning to eliminate the requirement of vaccine for the immigrants who want to migrate to the country. The requirement will be eliminated by the end of September 2022. The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just needs to give a green signal. Besides this, the government is also planning to drop the requirement for random COVID-19 tests at airports.

September 20, 2022

Ontario PNP draw invited 823 candidates under Masters Graduate Stream

Ontario held a draw under Ontario Immigration Nominee Program and sent invitations to 1,202 candidates. The draw was conducted on September 20, 2022 and candidates were invited under the Masters Graduate stream. The minimum score for this draw was 33 and above. The table below reveals the details of the draw. The invited candidates have 14 calendar days to send applications for Canada PR.

Date

Number of NOIs

Streams

Score

September 20, 2022

823

Masters Graduate stream

33

September 06, 2022

Quebec issued 1,202 invitations on September 06, 2022

Quebec held an Arrima draw on September 6, 2022, in which invitations have been issued to 1,202 candidates. The candidates can submit applications for permanent selection to work and settle in Quebec. Candidates who achieved the minimum score of 620 points received the invitations. The details of the Quebec draws held in 2022 can be found in the table below:

Date

No. of candidates invited

EOI score

September 6, 2022

1,202

620

August 9, 2022

58

NA

July 7, 2022

351

551-624

May 5, 2022

30

NA

April 7, 2022

33

NA

March 10, 2022

506

577

February 24, 2022

306

630

February 10, 2022

523

592

January 27, 2022

322

647

January 13, 2022

512

602

September 15, 2022

 PEI PNP draw issued 147 invitations on September 15, 2022

Prince Edward Island sent 147 invitations to the candidates to apply for Canada PR through PEI PNP (Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Program) on September 15, 2022. The invitations were sent to the candidates using Labor and Express Entry (142) & Business Work permit Entrepreneur (5) streams. The minimal score that was considered for eligibility to the Business stream was 85. Find the draw details in the below table:  

Invitation Date

Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations

Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations

Labour & Express Entry Invitations

Invitation Totals

September 15, 2022

5

85

142

147

September 15, 2022

Manitoba PNP Draw #156 – 436 candidates invited through MPNP

Manitoba issued invitations for 436 candidates in the latest second draw through MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program) which was held on September 15, 2022. In the #156 draw the Letters for Advice were sent to the categories like Skilled Workers Overseas (7), Skilled Workers (388), and International Education (41). The Expression of Interest (EOI) score ranges from 613 to 726.

Date

Type of Invitation

Number of invites

EOI score

September 15, 2022

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

388 invitations

613

Skilled Workers Overseas

7 invitations

726

International Education Stream

41 invitations

no EOI score

September 15, 2022

Saskatchewan invites 326 candidates through SINP

Saskatchewan held its fourth draw under the International Skilled worker stream in which invitations were issued to 326 candidates. Saskatchewan held this draw under Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. International Workers have two categories which are Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand. For Occupations in Demand, the number of invitations is 273 and for Express Entry, it is 53. The lowest score for both categories is 60 points.

The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

September 15, 2022

Express Entry

60

53

All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.

Occupations In-Demand

273

All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.

September 15, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draw on September 15; 326 nominations for Canada PR issued

Through the Saskatchewan PNP draw conducted on September 15, 2022, 326 Canada immigration candidates were nominated to apply for a Canada PR visa. The nominated candidates belonged to the categories of Express Entry and Occupations in Demand.

Check out the details of the draw.

Date of

Invitations

to Apply

Category

Score of

Lowest

Ranked

Candidate

to Apply

Total

Candidates

Invited to

Apply

Other

Considerations

September 15, 2022

Express

Entry

60 53

EOI selection was done for the following NOC categories: 7237, 7241, 7242, 7271, 7312,

7321

September 15, 2022

Occupations

In-Demand

60 273

EOI selection was done for the following NOC categories: 7237, 7241, 7242, 7271, 7312,

7321

September 15, 2022

PEI PNP draw on September 15, 2022: 147 candidates nominated for Canada PR

On September 15, 2022, a PEI PNP draw led to 147 Canada immigration candidates being nominated for a Canada PR visa. The Canada immigration candidates who were selected were from the streams of the Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs and Labor & Express Entry stream.

Check out the details of the PNP draw.

Invitation Date Business Work Permit
Entrepreneur Invitations
Minimum Point Threshold
for Business Invitations
Labour & Express Entry Invitations Total Invitations
September 15, 2022 5 85 142 147

Of the total invitations issued over the last 12 months, those sent for Business stream constituted 8% and 92% were issued to Labor stream candidates.

Read more

September 15, 2022

Results of Manitoba PNP draw #156: 436 candidates nominated for Canada PR

On September 15, 2022, a Manitoba PNP draw led to 436 Canada immigration candidates being nominated to file an application for a Canada PR visa. Via the provincial draw, the Canadian province invited immigration candidates through Skilled worker and international student streams.

Check out the details of the draw.

Manitoba PNP Draw #156
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 388
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 613
Skilled Workers Overseas
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 7
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 726

Out of the 436 invitations sent through this draw, 150 invites were issued to immigration candidates with an Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code that are valid.

Read more….

September 14, 2022

Express Entry draw #231: 3,250 invitations issued on September 14, 2022

On September 14, 2022, Canada saw the biggest Express Entry draw conducted in 2022. In this round of invitations, 3,250 Canada immigration candidates got invited and can now apply for a Canada PR visa. The biggest Express Entry draw in 2022 has issued 3,250 invitations.

Check out the details of the draw below:

Express Entry Draw #231
Date and time of round: September 14, 2022 at 13:29:26 UTC
Program for the draw: All-program draw
No. of invitations issued: 3,250
Rank required to receive an ITA: 3,250 or above
CRS score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 511
Tie-breaking rule: September 13, 2022 at 00:38:05 UTC

Read more….

September 14, 2022

ONB prioritizes New Brunswick immigration applications for 12 NOC categories

Applications for New Brunswick immigration from candidates belonging to specific categories will now be processed as a priority. These candidates include:

  • Candidates who belong to 12 health-related occupations
  • International graduates who studied at New Brunswick
  • Francophones

This new step has been taken by New Brunswick to ensure that specific applicant categories are given faster visa processing services as they may have more significance to the province. The ONB (Opportunities New Brunswick) Immigration will be managing applications that come through the New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream. The applications under consideration will be prioritized till the end of 2022.

To read more, click here.

Priority to New Brunswick immigration applications for 12 NOC categories

September 14, 2022

Undocumented migrants in Canada may get a new pathway to Canada PR

Consideration to regularize the Canada PR status for undocumented workers who are making significant contributions to Canadian communities has been lingering with the Canadian government. It’s reported that a step in this direction may soon be taken by the Canadian government in collaboration and consultation with IRCC.

Undocumented migrants include people who haven’t first applied for the right visa. So, these may be temporary foreign workers with a work permit or international students with a study permit who have arrived in Canada without first applying for the respective visa.

To read more, click here.

New pathway to Canada PR for undocumented migrants in Canada

September 10, 2022

50% Canadian population will be immigrants by 2041

A projection for the demographic make of Canada in 2041 has been revealed. The projections were made on the basis of the data in the Census of Population in 2016. Around two decades ago, the projection of immigration continued and they became the primary drivers to increasing the population of the country. Statistics Canada has revealed that between 2016 and 2041, the immigrant population in Canada may get boosted from 7.2 percent to 12.1 percent.

September 07, 2022

Canada waives medical exams for 180,000 immigration applicants

Sean Fraser has made an announcement that 180,000 immigration applicants do not have to go for medical examination. They have to meet certain criteria to get exempted. IRCC is adding 1,250 immigration employees to speed up the processing of visa applications. IRCC is also taking steps to make the visa processing system online so that the processing can be done at a faster speed. Currently, IRCC is processing the family reunification visas quickly through telephone and video interviews of sponsors and applicants.

September 07, 2022

Canada waives medical exams for 180,000 immigration applicants

Sean Fraser has made an announcement that 180,000 immigration applicants do not have to go for medical examination. They have to meet certain criteria to get exempted. IRCC is adding 1,250 immigration employees to speed up the processing of visa applications. IRCC is also taking steps to make the visa processing system online so that the processing can be done at a faster speed. Currently, IRCC is processing the family reunification visas quickly through telephone and video interviews of sponsors and applicants.

September 06, 2022

SINP draw invites 760 candidates under International Skilled Worker Stream

Saskatchewan held the second draw in September under International Skilled Worker Stream. The draw held on September 6, 2022 through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program invited 760 candidates under two categories. Candidates who have achieved the score between 60 and 69 are eligible to apply for Canada PR.

The table below reveals the detail of the draw:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
September 06, 2022 Express Entry 60-69 302 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 458 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

September 06, 2022

SINP draw invites 760 candidates under International Skilled Worker Stream

Saskatchewan held the second draw in September under International Skilled Worker Stream. The draw held on September 6, 2022 through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program invited 760 candidates under two categories. Candidates who have achieved the score between 60 and 69 are eligible to apply for Canada PR.

The table below reveals the detail of the draw:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
September 06, 2022 Express Entry 60-69 302 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 458 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

September 02, 2022

Saskatchewan draw invites 941 candidates on September 1, 2022

Saskatchewan issued 941 invitations to the candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been issued through the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The immigration has been issued under the International Skilled Workers stream. There are two categories for this draw. One of them is Occupation In Demand for which 629 invitations have been issued. The other category is Express Entry for which 312 invitations have been issued. The minimum score for both of the categories is 61 points as. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
September 2, 2022 Express Entry 61 312 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 629 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

September 01, 2022

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream invites 43 candidates on September 1, 2022

Saskatchewan issued 43 invitations under the Entrepreneur stream to apply for Canada PR. The invitations were issued through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw is between 75 and 130. The table below will reveal the details of this draw.

Date Number of EOIs EOI Score
September 1, 2022 43 75-130

September 01, 2022

Highlights of Express Entry Draws held in August 2022

IRCC held three Express Entry draws in August 2022 and issued 7,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

Draw No. Invited Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued
#230 All-program candidates August 31, 2022 516 2,750
#229 All-program candidates August 17, 2022 525 2,250
#228 All-program candidates August 3, 2022 533 2,000
Total 7,000

September 01, 2022

Summary of August 2022 PNP round-up 

The Provincial Nominee Program is one of the leading immigration pathway to Canada. The Canada PNP permits each Canadian province to set the requirements for their own immigration streams. In August,  five provinces in Canada held 13 PNP draws to welcome 4738 candidates across the world.

List of provinces that held draws in August 2022

Here is the list of five provinces that held PNP draws in August, 2022.

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • PEI
  • Saskatchewan

Complete details of PNP draws held in August 2022

The details of all the PNP draws in August 2022, are given below:

Date  Draw  No. of candidates
August 3, 2022

British Columbia

174
August 10, 2022 175
August 16, 2022 228
August 23, 2022 220
August 30, 2022   270
August 11, 2022 Manitoba 345
August 26, 2022 353
August 16, 2022 Ontario 28
August 30, 2022 782
August 18, 2022 PEI 121
August 11, 2022 Saskatchewan 745
August 18, 2022 668
August 25, 2022 629
Total 4738

August 31, 2022

230th Express Entry draw invites 2,750 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Canada held the 230th Express Entry draw. It is the third Express Entry draw in August and the fifth all-program draw.  The number of candidates invited in this draw is 2,750. The minimum score for this draw is 516. The total number of candidates invited in all the five all program draw held since July 6, 2022, is 10,750. The invited candidates can apply for Canada PR and migrate to Canada. The score for this draw is nine points less and the number of invitations were 250 more than the previous draw. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No. Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#230 All Program Draw August 31, 2022 2,750 516

August 30, 2022

Ontario invites 782 candidates through OINP draw under three different streams

Ontario issued 782 invitations to candidates through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been issued under three streams which are:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
  • Masters Graduate Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream

In the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, only one candidate received the invitation and no score has been allotted for this stream. Candidates under Masters Graduate Stream received 680 invitations and the minimum score for this stream is 37 and above.

Candidates under PhD graduate stream received 101 invitations and the minimum score for this stream is 26 and above. Candidates will become eligible to apply under PhD Graduate stream and Masters Graduate stream if they complete their education in Ontario under any program.

The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Date Number of NOIs Streams Score
August 30, 2022 1 Foreign Worker Stream NA
August 30, 2022 680 Masters Graduate Stream 37 and above
August 30, 2022 101 PhD Graduate Stream 26 and Above

August 30, 2022

BC PNP draw invites 270 candidates under four streams

British Columbia has issued invitations to 270 candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been sent under four streams and the number of invitations in each stream and score is different. The draw was held on August 30, 2022, through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw lies between 60 and 129 points. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
Aug 30, 2022 207 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 95
​Aug 30, 2022 29 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
13 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
August 30, 2022 <5 Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot 129
August 30, 2022 6 Entrepreneur Immigration – Base 116

August 30, 2022

Sean Fraser, announced the ‘Expansion of RNIP’ to fill the job market needs

Canada has planned to expand the Rural and Immigration Pilot program. The expansion will not include the addition of any new communities. Several changes will be made to the program and it will become effective in the fall. The communities included in the program are:

  • North Bay (Ont.)
  • Sudbury (Ont.)
  • Timmins, (Ont.)
  • Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
  • Thunder Bay (Ont.)
  • Brandon (Man.)
  • Altona/Rhineland (Man.)
  • Moose Jaw (Sask.)
  • Claresholm (Alta.)
  • West Kootenay (BC)
  • Vernon (BC)

Till June 30, the program was used to invite 1,130 new immigrants to the RNIP communities. The invitations were issued to meet the labor shortage in these communities.

August 30, 2022

One Million Jobs Vacant for 90+ days in Canada

Canada is facing the problem of labor shortage in different sectors. The number of job vacancies has reached to 1,037,900. A number of jobs were created in June 2022 in the service sector and the details can be found in the table below.

Sector Number of jobs created
Educational services 26,400
Accommodation and food services 16,600
Professional scientific, and technical services 8,800
Healthcare and social services 8,400

The only service sector where in which job creation was reduced is the public and administration sector. The number of vacancies in this sector is 3,900. Job vacancies are also available in the goods-producing and tourism sectors.

August 26, 2022

Manitoba invites 353 candidates to apply for Canada PR through MPNP

Manitoba invites 353 candidates through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The invitations have been sent under three different streams and these candidates can apply for Canada PR and migrate to Canada. The three streams include

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • International Education Stream

The draw details can be found in the table below:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
August 26, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 259 invitations 619
Skilled Workers Overseas 58 invitations 708
International Education Stream 36 invitations no EOI score

August 26, 2022

Canada Start-Up Visa approvals increase a whopping 70% in 2022

The popularity of the Canada Start-Up Visa has increased and it has been used to invite 325 immigrant entrepreneurs. The individuals are invited to start a business in the country. They have to invest a large amount of money to become eligible for this visa.

August 26, 2022

Canada distance learning measures will stay in place until August 31st, 2023 – IRCC

IRCC has announced that distance learning measures taken during the pandemic period will be applicable till August 31, 2022. Many international students Havre submitted their application for study permits before August 31, 2022. These candidates will be eligible for PGWP. According to the rule, candidates can complete their full course online and their eligibility for PGWP will not be affected. Students who start their online course from September 1, 2023 will face the problem of deduction of the length of PGWP.

August 25, 2022

SINP draw invites 629 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Saskatchewan invites 629 candidates through the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The invitations have been issued under two categories which are Occupation In Demand and Express Entry. For Occupation In Demand category, 334 candidates have been invited and for Express Entry, invitations have been issued to 295 candidates. The details of the draw are displayed in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
August 25, 2022 Express Entry 65 295 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 334 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

August 25, 2022

IRCC adds 1,250 employees to speed up Canada immigration

Sean Fraser has stated that IRCC has recruited 1,250 new employees to reduce the backlog of the visa applications. The backlog has increased due to the crises of Afghanistan and Ukraine. Other reason is the resumption of the all-program Express Entry draw which was done to meet the challenge of skill shortages. The backlog of the applications in July reached up to 2.62 million. Canada has already welcomed 275,000 permanent residents to settle and work in Canada.

August 25, 2022

275,000 new permanent residents have arrived in Canada till July 2022: Sean Fraser

Sean Fraser has announced that the backlog for immigration applications will be reduced. IRCC has hired employees to help in reducing the backlog of new applications. The target of welcoming new permanent residents in 2022 is 431,000. So far 275,000 permanent have already been welcomed from January 1 and July 31, 2022. Besides this, the number of work permits issued was 349,000. The number of student permits finalized in this duration is 360,000.

August 18, 2022

A PEI PNP draw brings 121 potential immigrants closer to immigration

On August 18, 2022, a PEI PNP draw was conducted and 121 Canada immigration candidates were invited. These invitations were issued to select potential immigrants who were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of this round of invitations that took place on August 18.

Date of Invitation Business Work Permit
Entrepreneur Invitations
Minimum Point Threshold
for Business Invitations
Labor & Express Entry Invitations Total Invitations
August 18, 2022 4 97 117 121

Over the last 12 months, 8% of invitations issued under PEI PNP went to entrepreneurs. Of the total number of invitations in the same period, 92% went to labor stream candidates.

August 09, 2022

Immigration update from Quebec: 58 candidates invited in an Arrima draw

If you were waiting for updates on Quebec immigration draws, then here’s news! A round of invitations was conducted by Quebec on August 11, 2022. The results of this draw have now been released. In the draw, 58 immigration candidates were invited to apply for permanent selection.

The invitation for permanent selection is issued by MIFI (Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration) to only those immigration candidates who have already submitted an EOI (Expression of Interest) in Quebec immigration.

Here are the details of the round of invitations conducted by MIFI for immigration to Quebec:

Number of invitations: 58
Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: August 9, 2022, at 6:30 a.m.
Criteria for selection: Candidates held a valid job offer from an employer outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

This draw was held under the RSWP (Regular Skilled Worker Program).

August 17, 2022

Express Entry draw: 2,250 Canada immigration candidates invited

On August 17, 2022, an Express Entry draw was conducted to invite 2,250 Canada immigration candidates. These candidates were eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa. As per immigration rules, they are now required to lodge the application within 60 calendar days.

Here are the details of the Canada Express Entry draw:

Express Entry Draw #229
Date and time of round: August 17, 2022, at 13:43:47 UTC
Program: No Program Specified
No. of invitations issued: 2,250
Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,250 or above
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 525
Tie-breaking rule: December 28, 2021, at 11:03:15 UTC

August 03, 2022

Express Entry draw: 2,000 candidates invited to apply for Canada PR

On August 3, 2022, 2,000 Canada immigration candidates were invited through an Express Entry draw to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here are the details of the draw:

Express Entry draw #228
Program No program specified
No. of invitations issued 2,000
Rank required to be invited to apply 2,000th or above
Date and time of round August 03, 2022, at 15:16:24 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited 533
Tie-breaking rule January 06, 2022, at 14:29:50 UTC

If 2 or more candidates have the lowest score the cut-off score is determined on the basis of the date and time they submitted their profiles Express Entry.

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Express Entry draw: 2,000 candidates invited to apply for Canada PR

August 03, 2022

BC PNP draw: 174 invitations sent on August 3; nominations offered

On August 3, 2022, a BC PNP draw was held through which 174 Canada immigration candidates were invited. These candidates who received invitations from British Columbia can now apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR.

The 600 points that they will get along with the nomination in case the candidates accept the invitation, will help them get an almost sure chance to apply for Canada PR.

Here are the details of the BC PNP draw:

Date Number of
Invitations
Category Minimum
Score
Description
August 3, 2022 133 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
90 Targeted draw: Tech
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

July 29, 2022

Alberta PNP draw: 120 immigration candidates invited; nomination offered

The results of the Alberta PNP draw held on July 29, 2022, were released lately. In this draw, 120 Canada immigration candidates willing to settle in Alberta were issued NOIs (Notification of Interest) to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of draw Number of NOIs sent CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate
July 29, 2022 120 473

This draw had the distinction of featuring the highest CRS cut-off score ever in Alberta PNP draw history. The draw will be a pathway for skilled foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada and settle in Alberta.

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Alberta PNP draw: 120 immigration candidates invited; nomination offered

July 28, 2022

SINP invited 748 immigration candidates in a Saskatchewan PNP draw

In a Saskatchewan PNP draw held on July 28, 2022, 748 Canada immigration candidates were invited by SINP to apply for a provincial nomination. This provincial nomination will ensure that they get a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of Invitations to Apply Category Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate to Apply Total Candidates Invited to Apply Other Considerations
July 28, 2022 Express Entry 68 279 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on July 27, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2171, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3217, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7305, 8252
July 28, 2022 Occupations In-Demand 68 469 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on July 27, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2171, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3217, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7305, 8252

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SINP invited 748 immigration candidates in a Saskatchewan PNP draw

July 27, 2022

Ontario PNP draw: 2 immigration candidates come closer to a nomination

On July 27, 2022, OINP issued 2 invitations to eligible candidates through an Ontario PNP draw. These candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Skilled foreign workers with an offered job in Ontario were invited through the Ontario PNP draw through the Foreign Worker Stream.

Here are the details of the draw:

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

Date issued No. of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
July 27, 2022 2 July 27, 2021 – July 27, 2022 N/A Targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates.

In 2022, till now, 1,529 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination have been sent through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

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Ontario PNP draw: Two immigration candidates get offer for nomination

July 26, 2022

BC PNP draw invited 183 candidates on July 26, 2022

A BC PNP draw was held on July 26, 2022, inviting Canada immigration candidates who work in various categories of occupations. The total number of candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination were 183. These were candidates who showed interest in immigrating to Canada and settle in the province of British Columbia.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
July 26, 2022 147 Skilled Worker 115 General Draw
(Includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 136
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 113
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

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BC PNP draw welcomes 183 skilled foreigners to British Columbia

July 21, 2022

PEI PNP draw issued 165 invitations on July 21, 2022

Prince Edward Island invited 165 candidates from the pool of immigrant skilled workers and entrepreneurs.

Prince Edward Island held a draw recently through the PEI PNP or Labor Impact, Business Impact, and Express Entry streams. The draw sent out 165 ITAs or invitations to apply.

The candidates in the pool of Business Impact had to score at least 60 points.

Date Category Invites Issued Minimum Score
21-07-2022 Labour Impact/Express Entry 138 N/A
Business Impact 27 60

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PEI PNP draw issued 165 invitations on July 21, 2022

July 21, 2022

SINP draw invited 802 candidates on July 21, 2022

On July 21, 2022, the wheat province of Canada, Saskatchewan, issued invitations to 802 international immigrants to apply for Canada PR or permanent residency.

Candidates with a good prospect for employment in Saskatchewan are nominated and the number of nominations does not exceed the requirement for employment in the province.

Date of Invitations to Apply Category Score of Lowest Ranked Candidates Total Candidates Invited to Apply
July 21, 2022 Express Entry 68 797
July 21, 2022 Ukrainian Refugees 60 5

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Saskatchewan draw invites 802 candidates

July 20, 2022

Canada PR closer at hand for 1,750 candidates after Express Entry draw

On July 20, 2022, an Express Entry draw was held. The round of invitations in this federal draw had 1,750 Canada immigration candidates invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here are the details of the draw:

#227 – July 20, 2022
Program: No program specified
No. of invitations issued: 1,750
Minimum rank required for ITA: 1,750th or above
Date and time of invitation round: July 20, 2022 at 16:32:49 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 542
Tie-breaking rule: December 30, 2021, at 15:29:35 UTC

The immigration candidates who participated in the draw had joined the Express Entry candidate pool with a minimum of 67 CRS points. The highest-ranking candidates were selected and offered the chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The eligibility of immigration candidates to enter the Express Entry pool is decided by ranking various factors including age, education, language skills, and work experience.

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July 19, 2022

A BC PNP draw leads the way for 170 candidates to obtain Canada PR

On July 19, 2022, a BC PNP draw was held in which 170 candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. If the candidates accepted the invitation and received the provincial nomination, they will get an assured chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in a federal immigration draw.

Here are the details of the provincial draw:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
July 19, 2022 139 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 85
18 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
8 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entrepreneur Immigration- Regional Pilot 111

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July 15, 2022

Ontario PNP draw news: 33 entrepreneur immigration candidates invited

On July 15, 2022, 33 Canada immigration candidates were invited through an Ontario PNP draw. These candidates were invited through the Entrepreneur Stream by OINP. These selected entrepreneurs who are potential immigrants got the opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR.

Here are the details of the provincial draw that took place in Ontario.

Date No. of Invitations Issued Min. Score Range
July 15, 2022 33 146-174

Candidates eligible for consideration for this draw were persons who submitted an EOI (Expression of Interest) by July 8, 2022.

Also read…

Ontario PNP draw news: 33 entrepreneur immigration candidates invited

July 19, 2022

Canada Express Entry reforms to roll out in early 2023

It’s closer to 2023. More targeted Express Entry draws will be held early on in the coming year. The new changes made to Canada Express Entry will get implemented in 2023 and Canada immigration candidates will be selected on the basis of labor market goals.

“The Department is planning to consult a wide range of stakeholders to inform new categories in Express Entry, as required by the legislation, and is preparing for technical implementation in the first quarter of 2023,”
IRCC

The Bill C-19 was passed recently and a significant decision was made regarding the Express Entry system of immigration. The Bill gives power to the immigration minister to issue an invitation to Express Entry candidates on the basis of criteria that support the economic needs of the regions involved.

To read more click here.

July 07, 2022

Quebec Arrima draw invites 351 persons to apply for permanent selection

The Canadian province of Quebec issued 351 invitations in an Arrima draw that was conducted on July 7, 2022. From the results that are out now, it’s understood the candidates met either of the following criteria for Quebec immigration:

Criteria set 1

  • Invitations were sent to immigration candidates who were into specific NOC-listed occupations. The following are those occupations:
    • NOC 0213 – Computer and information systems managers
    • NOC 2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants
    • NOC 2147 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
    • NOC 2173 – Software engineers and designers
    • NOC 2172 – Database analysts and data administrators
    • NOC 2175 – Web designers and developers
    • NOC 2174 – Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    • NOC 2281 – Computer network technicians
    • NOC 2241 – Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians
    • NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians
    • NOC 2282 – User support technicians
    • NOC 5223 – Graphic arts technicians
    • NOC 5131 – Producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations
    • NOC 5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators
  • The invited candidates had a minimum score of 624.

Criteria set 2

  • Their occupation belonged to the following NOC classification:
    • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses
  • The invited candidates had a minimum score of 575.

Criteria set 3

  • Their occupation belonged to the following NOC classification:
    • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • The invited candidates had a minimum score of 580.

Criteria set 4

  • Their occupation belonged to the following NOC classification:
    • NOC 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • The invited candidates had a minimum score of 551.

Criteria set 5

  • Candidates had a valid job offer outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal territory.

The date and time of extraction of the application profiles from the Arrima bank was June 28, 2022, at 6:30 am.

For more information…

Quebec Arrima draw invites 351 persons to apply for permanent selection

July 14, 2022

Manitoba PNP draw: 366 invitations issued to immigration candidates

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on July 14, 2022, with 366 invitations issued to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw:

Draw #150 – July 14, 2022
SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA
No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 293
Ranking score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 699
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM
No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 40
SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS
No. of LAAs issued: 33 (candidates invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 715

 

Of the 366 LAAs issued in this draw, 55 were sent to Canada immigration candidates who declared a valid Express Entry ID and a job seeker validation code.

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Manitoba PNP draw: 366 invitations issued to immigration candidates

July 14, 2022

2022 starts with Canada immigration rising 71% compared to 2021

With a rise of 71.8% in Canada immigrants in the first five months of 2022, Canada immigration is making exceptional progress. By the end of May 2022, 187,490 newcomers had arrived in Canada. This was 78,370 immigrants more than the first 5 months of 2021.

The current rate of Canada immigration is quite high. The prospect of meeting the newcomer target of 447,055 in 2022 under the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 seems greatly achievable.

The call for more skilled immigrants consistently through Canada immigration is rising in Canada and its provinces and territories. They want the Canadian government to ensure a sufficient supply of skilled newcomers which seems surely achievable for Canada.

July 14, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 627 immigration candidates offered a nomination

On July 14, 2022, SINP conducted a Saskatchewan PNP draw in which 627 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

The invited candidates had occupations in specific NOC categories and their educational credentials were subjected to ECA. There was also a provision for inviting residents of Ukraine.

Here are the details of the draw:

ITA date Category Score of the lowest-ranked candidate No. of candidates invited Other details
July 14, 2022   66 2

Invitations were sent to Candidates who are currently

Residents of Ukraine.

Occupations in demand 69 195 Invited candidates had ECA. Only specific occupations were considered for selection.
Express Entry 69 430 Invited candidates had ECA. Only specific occupations were considered for selection.

July 14, 2022

Ontario PNP draw: 755 invitations sent on July 14; nominations offered

On July 14, 2022, an Ontario PNP draw was conducted inviting deserving candidates. In all, 755 invitations were issued to eligible candidates. Here are the details of the draws:

Employer Job Offer: Skilled Trades Stream

NOIs issue date No. of invitations issued Profile creation date Score range Notes
June 14, 2022 755 July 14, 2021 –July 14, 2022 310 and above Targeted draw for targeted occupations.

Notifications of interest issued in 2022 to date

Immigration Stream No. of NOIs
Human Capital Priorities stream 1,897
Skilled Trades stream 4,645
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 1,016

After the candidates receive an NOI, you may file an application online. For this, you qualify under the stream identified in your NOI. You have to submit your application within 45 calendar days of getting the NOI.

July 13, 2022

80% of Canadian employers seek better immigration to fill jobs in Canada

A large section of Canadian employers is suggesting that an improved and streamlined Canada immigration system is necessary to solve their labor issues. Solving the issues with the immigration system and drawing in a larger number of skilled immigrants is necessary to fill vacancies of jobs in Canada.

The shortage of skilled workers is prominently seen in tech jobs and trades. Every province in Canada has employers facing shortages of skilled foreign workers. Employers in Canada are urging the government to clear the backlogs in the Canada immigration system to enable more skilled workers to arrive via immigration pathways.

To read more about this news from Canada, click here.

July 12, 2022

BC PNP draws have 174 foreigners getting invited, offered nominations

On July 12, 2022, 174 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to deserving Canada immigration candidates in BC PNP draws. The candidates were into specific occupation categories that included tech jobs.

Here are the details of the July 12 BC PNP draws:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
July 12, 2022 132 Skilled Worker 115 General Draw
(Includes tech jobs)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 130
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 110
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
10 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
<5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

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BC PNP draws have 174 foreigners getting invited, offered nominations

July 12, 2022

Regional immigration to Canada via RNIP growing; ten-fold growth in 2021

The proof of the growth of regional immigration to Canada is now evident by observing the immigration trend of RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Program). Like AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program), RNIP too is proving to be important in improving the stature of Canada immigration.

In 2021 itself, the number of newcomers who came to Canada via RNIP increased ten-fold in comparison to the previous year. It was in 2020, that the program became operational. The regional immigration program is continuing to show significant improvement and contributing greatly to Canada immigration as a whole. RNIP is also instrumental in solving the labor shortage issue in regional Canada represented by the program.

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Regional immigration to Canada via RNIP on a roll; grew ten-fold in 2021

July 08, 2022

Labor Force Review reveals a 1.1 million rise in Canada employment rate

A very encouraging picture of the Canadian labor market was revealed when its Labor Force Review of May 2022 was published. The unemployment rate in the country came down to 5.1% and Canada employment rate rose significantly.

On many fronts, the employment scene in Canada showed highly positive results. There was strong growth in full-time employment and part-time employment dropped by 2.6%.

The 5.1% of Canadian unemployment rate was a new record low that was achieved in May 2022. Another great piece of news is the record high labor force participation rate for the core-aged population which comprises those aged 15 and older.

To read more…

Unemployment drops to record low in Canada, total employment increased by 1.1 million – May Report

July 07, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draw welcomes 64 candidates, offers nomination

On July 7, 2022, SINP conducted a Saskatchewan PNP draw to invite Canadian immigration candidates to settle in Saskatchewan. These candidates belonged to the entrepreneur category. They were sent invitations to apply for a provincial nomination that could lead them to Canada immigration.

Here are the details of the draws held on July 7:

Entrepreneur EOI selection results on July 7, 2022
No. of invitations Issued 64
Average EOI score 95
Lowest EOI score 80
Highest EOI score 130

The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur stream of the SINP aims at experienced business owners or senior business managers willing to live in Saskatchewan. If you are a successful applicant under this stream, you have to take one of the following actions:

  • Start a new business
  • Buy an existing business and participate in the day-to-day management of the enterprise

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Saskatchewan PNP draw welcomes 64 candidates, offers nomination

July 06, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draws bring 682 candidates closer to a Canada PR visa

On July 6, 2022, SINP conducted Saskatchewan PNP draws to invite overseas immigration candidates in different categories. These eligible candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination to immigrate to Canada and settle in Saskatchewan.

Here are the details of the draws held on July 6:

ITA date Category Minimum CRS score No. of candidates invited Other details
July 6, 2022 Occupations in-demand 61 5

Invitations were sent to Candidates who are currently

Residents of Ukraine.

Express Entry 73 279 Invited candidates had ECA. Only specific occupations were considered for selection.
Occupations in-demand 73 398 Invited candidates had ECA. Only specific occupations were considered for selection.

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Saskatchewan PNP draws bring 682 candidates closer to a Canada PR visa

July 06, 2022

Canada Express Entry all-program draw resumes! 1,500 ITAs sent on July 6

On July 6, 2022, the all-program format of Canada Express Entry draws resumed after a long pause since December 2020. In the Express Entry draw that happened, 1,500 invitations to apply were sent to eligible Canada immigration candidates.

The long pause in conducting FSWP and FSTP draws since 2020 was owing to the policy the Canadian government took whereby priority was given to temporary visa holders in Canada who were transitioned to permanent residents. This led to conducting CEC and PNP draws only for a while.

From now on, even FSTP and FSWP streams will be included in the federal draws.

Read more…

Canada issues 1,500 ITAs in first All-Program Express Entry Draw

July 05, 2022

British Columbia PNP draw: 133 invitations issued; nominations offered

On July 5, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was held, inviting 133 Canada immigration candidates. These eligible and able immigration candidates were invited to apply for a nomination from this province, opening them the opportunity for obtaining a Canada PR visa.

Here are the details of this BC PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min. Score Details
July 5, 2022 100 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
21 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
7 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

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British Columbia PNP draw: 133 invitations issued; nominations offered

30 June 2022

Manitoba PNP draw: 348 invitations issued to immigration candidates

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on June 30, 2022, with 348 invitations issued to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw:

Draw #149 – June 30, 2022

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 186

Ranking score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 773

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM

No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 79

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

No. of LAAs issued: 83 (candidates invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)

Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 711

Of the 348 LAAs issued in this draw, 59 were sent to Canada immigration candidates who declared a valid Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

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Manitoba PNP draw: 348 invitations issued to immigration candidates

29 June 2022

Ontario PNP draw: 719 invitations sent on June 29, nominations offered

On June 29, 2022, Ontario PNP draws were held in various streams. In all, 719 invitations were issued to eligible candidates. Here are the details of the draws:

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Issue date No. of invitations issued Profile creation date Score range Notes
June 29, 2022 2 June 9, 2021 –June 29, 2022 N.A. Targeted draw for Economic
Mobility Pathways Project candidates.

Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

Issue date No. of invitations issued Profile creation date Score range Notes
June 29, 2022 424 June 29, 2021 –June 29, 2022 74 and above General draw

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Issue date No. of invitations issued Profile creation date Score range Notes
June 29, 2022 293 June 29, 2021 – June 29, 2022 24 and above General draw

28th June 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 182 invitations sent to apply for nomination

A couple of British Columbia PNP draws were conducted on June 28, 2022, in which 182 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
June 28, 2022 159 Skilled Worker 110 General Draw
(Includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 124
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 106
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75
17 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
6 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

For more details also read..

BC PNP draw invites 182 candidates

27th June 2022:

Work in Canada; April 2022 had a 4% increase in wages, rise in employment

Lately, statistics from Canada regarding employment in the country in April 2022 show a positive development in various industry sectors and provinces. The opportunities for foreign professionals and their future looks bright in the coming years in Canada.

The SEPH (Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours) has brought to the fore lots of interesting information regarding the payroll employment scene in Canada. As per the agency’s report, the number of employees who received pay or benefits from their employer has increased by 126,000. This comes to 0.7%, as recorded in April 2022.

Taking Canada’s provinces, you can notice that all Canadian provinces other than Quebec have recorded a significant change in the number of employees.

For more information, also read..

Work in Canada – 4% increase in wages, rise in employment

27th June 2022:

Canada to extend PGWP expiring between Sep 20, 2021, and Dec 31, 2022

Today, Sean Fraser, the Minister of IRCC announced an update that announced a new PGWP extension policy. Canada will include international graduates holding expired PGWP since September 20, 2021, in this policy.

As per the new PGWP extension policy, international graduates in Canada will get an extension of their PGWP permits if their expiry date falls between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2022.

The details of this new temporary policy are yet to be revealed. Instructions and information on the method of applying for the special measure will be published online in the coming weeks.

Read more …

PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021 can get extension: Sean Fraser

22nd June 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 636 provincially nominated candidates invited

On June 22, 2022, an Express Entry draw was conducted in which 636 invitations were issued to Canada immigration candidates. Here are the details of the Canada Express Entry draw:

Canada Express Entry system draw #225 on June 22, 2022
No. of invitations issued 636
Rank needed to receive an invitation to apply 636th or above
Date & time of round June 22, 2022, at 14:13:57 UTC
CRS score of an invited candidate who scored the lowest 752
Tie-breaking rule April 19, 2022, at 13:45:45 UTC

If 2 or more candidates got the lowest score, the cut-off is reached on the basis of the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

For more information, also read…

Canada Express Entry draw: 636 provincially nominated candidates invited

21st June 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: Nominations offered to 356 French-speaking candidates

On June 21, 2022, an Ontario PNP draw was held through which 356 NOIs (invitations) were issued to chosen Canada immigration candidates. These candidates were ready to move to Ontario to live and work in the province.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date/time NOIs issued No. of NOIs issued CRS score range Date on which profiles were created in IRCCs Express Entry system Notes
June 21, 2022 356 440 and above June 21, 2021 – June 21, 2022 Targeted draw

The candidates were selected by OINP under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. This immigration stream permits immigration authorities of Ontario to grant nominations to candidates in the Canada Express Entry pool possessing French and English abilities for Ontario immigration.

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Ontario PNP draw: Nominations offered to 356 French-speaking candidates

21st June 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 125 potential immigrants may seek a nomination

On June 21, 2022, British Columbia PNP draws were conducted in which 125 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the PNP draw.

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description
June 21, 2022 101 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
14 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators. and assistants (NOC 4214)
10 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

It’s through draws like these that the province finds candidates capable of solving labor market shortages of skilled labor.

Read more about this news…

British Columbia PNP draws: 125 potential immigrants may seek a nomination

19th June 2022:

New 2022 target for immigrant allocation announced for Nova Scotia PNP

The total number of Canada immigration applications allocated for Nova Scotia PNP has been revised to 5,430 as announced lately. The new allocation target is higher than the number in 2021, which was 3,857.

Nova Scotia is trying to welcome more skilled foreign workers to address its labor market requirement. The new targets were set for Nova Scotia PNP and Atlantic Immigration Program.

Nova Scotia’s new targets coincide with the plans of the federal government of Canada to expand allocation targets for these Canada PNP programs in the next 3 years.

To get this news in detail read..

Planning migration via Nova Scotia PNP? Check 2022 target announcements

16th June 2022:

Prince Edward Island found 136 candidates fit for nomination, sent invites

On June 16, 2022, Prince Edward Island conducted a round of invitations for Canada immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will enable them to get an advantage in applying for Canada PR.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of Invitation No. of Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Min. Point Threshold for Business Invitations Total invitations Over the last 12 months Express Entry + Labor Invitations
Jun 16, 2022 9 65 127 136

Over the last 12 months, of the total number of invitations that were issued by Prince Edward Island, 7% were business stream invitations and 93% were labor stream invitations.

Read more…

Prince Edward Island found 136 candidates fit for nomination, sent invites

15th June 2022:

Canada immigration reforms: A new TR to PR path, Express Entry changes

Lately, the Canada immigration scene is going through some changes that are going to influence the position of all parties involved in the process of immigration.

In the new developments happening right now, there are 2 major steps taken by the Government of Canada. These include a new TR to PR immigration visa pathway and policy changes to reform the Canada Express Entry system.

The IRCC minister, Sean Fraser is working on a tight schedule to launch the new TR to PR visa pathway. The new Express Entry policy changes are also going to change the way Canada immigration will operate with regard to candidate selection.

To read this news in detail…

Canada immigration reforms: A new TR to PR path, Express Entry changes

14th June 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 162 candidates invited, nominations offered

On June 14, 2022, rounds of invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were conducted by British Columbia. In these British Columbia PNP draws, 162 Canada immigration candidates were invited in total. There was one generic draw and other rounds of invitations were targeted toward immigration candidates who were in specific job sectors.

Here’s the summary of the British Columbia PNP draws:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
June 14, 2022 138 Skilled Worker 109 General Draw
(Includes tech jobs)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 123
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 106
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 76
12 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
7 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority jobs (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

Read more…

British Columbia PNP draw: 162 candidates invited, nominations offered

13th June 2022:

New TR to PR permanent pathway to help Canada immigration

In order to create more Canada PR visa holders in a consistent fashion, a new TR to PR pathway has been planned. This program comes following a successful Canada immigration program that was conducted in 2021. This program was the temporary to permanent residency program.

The 2021 TR to PR program aimed to convert over 90,000 essential workers as well as international students to permanent residents. The new TR to PR pathway is an attempt to create a consistent system of permanent immigration that helps temporary residents in Canada to become Canada PR visa holders.

For more information, also read…

Canada immigration minister developing new, faster Temporary to Permanent visa policy

13th June 2022:

Quebec keen on inviting more immigrants with French language skills

If you are interested in working in Quebec, you must be aware of the latest policy of the Quebec government. This concerns the new steps the government has taken to ensure that newcomers are knowledgeable in French.

While Quebec is in dire need of foreign workers, the province is also keen to save the French language and hence taking steps to promote it among newcomers in the province. The francophone province is planning to attract more French-speaking immigrants. Quebec is implementing measures to ensure that newcomers are functionally able to handle French within a short period of their arrival.

11th June 2022:

A new record in Canada unemployment rate of 5.1% reached in May 2022

Skilled foreign nationals must look at Canada unemployment rate from the Labor Force Survey Report which revealed all-time low unemployment of 5.1% in May 2022. This new low in the unemployment rate was reached after the previous lowest in April 2022. In that month, Canada unemployment rate was 5.2%.

The labor market situation in Canada is now becoming more and more desirable for skilled foreign workers. The increasing need for skilled workers in already opening immense opportunities for immigrants to work in Canada.

There’s much more interesting information about the Canadian labor market in the Labor Force Survey.

9th June 2022:

A big change for online Canadian citizenship application, in Fall 2022

Come fall 2022, IRCC will accept online applications for Canadian citizenship from couples and families with more than one adult. The online application system is currently available only to single adult applicants.

In the next step taken in the future, the e-Application facility will be available to minors and families too. The whole exercise is expected to result in the expansion of the IRCC e-Application.

The screening questions have also been updated so clients who work with representatives can electronically submit their applications.

8th June 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 932 provincially nominated candidates invited

On June 8, 2022, an Express Entry draw was conducted in which 932 invitations were issued to Canada immigration candidates. Here are the details of the Canada Express Entry draw:

Canada Express Entry system draw #224 on June 8, 2022
No. of invitations issued 932
Rank needed to receive an invitation to apply 932nd or above
Date & time of round June 8, 2022, at 14:03:28 UTC
CRS score of an invited candidate who scored the lowest 796
Tie-breaking rule October 10, 2021, at 17:13:17 UTC

If more than 1 candidate got the lowest score, the cut-off is made on the basis of the date and time they made the submission of their Express Entry profiles.

To learn more about this news click here.

7th June 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 146 invitations issued; nomination offered

A couple of British Columbia PNP draws were conducted on June 7, 2022, in which 146 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of Draw No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
June 7, 2022 125 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
16 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators, and assistants (NOC 4214)
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

The British Columbia PNP draw is conducted regularly to invite eligible individuals who have registered in the immigration pool of BC PNP. These candidates are found to be capable enough to address and solve the manual resource needs of the province to develop its economy.

To learn more about this news click here.

7th June 2022:

Canada Super Visa soon to allow 5 years of stay in Canada per visit

The Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has announced enhancements to the Parents & Grandparents Super Visa program. The main update is increasing the length of stay of this visa to 5 years applicable from July 4, 2022.

The move is an affirmation from the Government of Canada that it prioritizes reunification of parents and grandparents of Canada PRs/Canadian citizens. The Canada Super Visa is considered the most beneficial among Canada visitor visas.

To learn more about Canada Super Visa and get informed about the new development, click here.

3rd June 2022:

Canada immigration could have 500,000 newcomers arriving in 2022

It’s expected that over 500,000 newcomers will arrive via Canada immigration in 2022 as the summer season is close. There has been a steady increase in immigrants in Canada right from 2021 after the dip in their number in 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Q3 of 2022, Canada’s newcomer count will touch an impressively new level that will set the stage for achieving its ambitious Canada Immigration Levels plan for 2022-2024. The target as per the Levels Plan for 2022 is 432,000 and 451,000 in 2024.

Learn more about this important news on Canada immigration here.

2nd June 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 146 invitations issued to immigration candidates

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on June 2, 2022, with 146 invitations issued to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw:

Draw #147 – June 2, 2022

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM

No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 54

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • No. of LAAs issued: 92 (individuals invited by the MPNP directly under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
  • Ranking score of the candidates who ranked the lowest: 714

Of the 146 LAAs issued in this Manitoba PNP draw, 34 went to candidates who made a declaration of a valid Canada Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

25th May 2022:

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

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

Canada Express Entry #223

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.

24th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws on May 24, 2022, has 137 candidates invited

On May 24, 2022, British Columbia PNP draws were held, through which the province invited deserving and skilled immigration candidates in different categories. This draw involved tech candidates and candidates related to the healthcare industry.

Here are the details of the draw:

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

British Columbia satisfies its requirements for skilled workers to fill jobs in the province’s labor market through British Columbia PNP draws.

17th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: Provincial nomination offered to 185 candidates

On May 17, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was held in which 185 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to file applications for a provincial nomination. With a provincial nomination, you will get the opportunity to immigrate to Canada for sure. An extra CRS score of 600 points is granted along with the provincial nomination. This ensures that you will get invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Check out the details of the British Columbia PNP draw:

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)

14th May 2022:

Quebec immigration draw: 30 potential immigrants invited to Quebec

The result of the Arrima round of invitations for Quebec immigration candidates that was conducted on May 5, 2022, was the first draw in Quebec in May 2022. There were 30 immigration candidates who received invitations to file an application for permanent selection.

The invited candidates had a valid job offer for postings outside the territory of MMC (Montreal Metropolitan Community). The invitation rounds are the best way for deserving immigration candidates to get the opportunity to immigrate to Quebec and become a Canada PR.

Quebec has its own immigration system that works similar to the Express Entry system that manages the applications for Canada immigration at the federal level.

If you are going to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker selected by Quebec, you must file an application. This process involves 2 stages:

  1. File an application to the Quebec government for a CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate).
    • Your assessment will be done by Quebec as per the province’s rules.
    • The CSQ shows that Quebec has accepted you and given you the status of an immigrant.
  2. In case Quebec selects you and grants you a CSQ, you must file an application to IRCC for Canada PR.

11th May 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 545 potential immigrants invited

A Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on May 11, 2022. A total of 753 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Have a look at these details of the draw:

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

The candidates selected in this draw had all received invitations for a provincial nomination through a Canada PNP draw held earlier. These provincially nominated candidates had 600 extra CRS points that enhanced their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa.

10th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: Provincial nomination offered to 171 candidates

On May 10, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was held in which 171 Canada immigration candidates were invited to file applications for a provincial nomination. The provincial nomination is the opportunity to get your hands on the chance to immigrate to Canada. The 600 extra CRS points that are gained along with the provincial nomination ensure that you get the invitation to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here are the details of the British Columbia PNP draw:

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)

5th May 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 198 immigration candidates invited on May 5

A Saskatchewan PNP draw was held on May 5, 2022, in which 198 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the draw:

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)

5th May 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 315 immigration candidates invited on May 5

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on May 5, 2022. In this draw, 315 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the provincial immigration draw:

Draw #145

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 32

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 249
  • The score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 651

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • 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.

3rd May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 183 immigration candidates invited for nomination

On May 03, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was conducted in which 183 Canada immigration candidates were sent invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

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)

28th Apr 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 301 potential French-speaking immigrants invited

Here’s another fresh update from the Canadian province of Ontario. In the series of immigration draws conducted by the province to fill its requirement for skilled talents, the latest one happened on April 28, 2022. The Ontario PNP draw was specifically targeted at Canada immigration candidates who have proficiency in the French language.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date/time of issuance of NOIs No. of NOIs issued Range of CRS score Profiles creation date in Canada Express Entry system
April 28, 2022 301 460-467 April 28, 2021 – April 28, 2022

27th Apr 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 829 immigration candidates invited on Apr 27

IRCC conducted a Canada Express Entry draw on April 27, 2022, through which 829 Canada immigration candidates got invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here’s the summary of the information related to the draw:

Canada Express Entry Draw #221

Draw Date: April 27, 2022

No. of invitations sent: 829

Min. CRS: 772 points

Program specified: PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: March 24, 2022

The candidates who were selected in this draw already had been granted a provincial nomination that they earned via a Canada PNP draw at some point in the past. These were Canada immigration candidates who utilized the facility to grab the opportunity to apply for Canada PR via a Canadian province/territory except Quebec and Nunavut.

26th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 148 potential immigrants invited for nomination

Another round of targeted British Columbia PNP draws was conducted on April 26, 2022. In the draws 148 potential Canadian immigrants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of the details of the round of invitations:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
April 26, 2022 112 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
23 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
8 International Graduate, Skilled Worker,
Entry Level & Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Healthcare
5 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

26th Apr 2022:

Ontario PNP draw via OINP EE Skilled Trades stream invites 1,034 candidates

Big news from Ontario! The biggest Ontario PNP draw of 2022 via OINP’s Skilled Trades Stream linked to the Canada Express Entry system was conducted on April 26, 2022. In the draw, 1,034 NOIs were issued to targeted candidates with CRS scores in the range of 300 to 461.

Here are the details of the provincial immigration draw:

Date No of NOIs CRS Score Range
April 26, 2022 1,034 300-461

Ontario Express Entry: Skilled Trades Stream

This immigration stream aims at workers in skilled trades involved in the agricultural and construction sectors. Their scope can nevertheless be expanded in the future.

21st Apr 2022:

Manitoba PNP draws: 303 invitations issued to immigration candidates

A Manitoba PNP draw was conducted on April 21, 2022, to invite eligible and skilled Canada immigration candidates willing to move to the province. They were invited via various immigration streams and the total invitations issued came to 303.

Here’s a summary of the Manitoba PNP draw conducted on April 21, 2022:

Draw #144

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA STREAM

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 201
  • The lowest rank of any candidate invited: 707

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STREAM

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 41

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS STREAM

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 61 (directly invited under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative by the MPNP)
  • The lowest rank of any candidate invited: 708

21st Apr 2022:

Prince Edward Island invites 141 potential immigrants, offers nomination

A PEI PNP draw was conducted in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island on April 21, 2022. The draw was the latest in the series of provincial draws that were conducted to get qualified, experienced, and suitable professionals to work in the province. Such professionals are required when the job vacancies can’t be filled for lack of enough native Canadians in the province with skills and experience to join those positions.

This draw is the fourth PEI PNP draw conducted by Prince Edward Island in 2022. Here are the details of the draw that issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from PEI:

Invitation date

No. of invitations for Business Work Permit

Entrepreneur Stream

Minimum Point Threshold

for Business invitations

No. of invitations for Labour & Express Entry Streams Total no. of invitations
Apr 21, 2022 11 67 130 141

For more information read…
Prince Edward Island invites 141 potential immigrants, offers nomination

19th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 174 invitations sent, nomination offered

On April 19, 2022, 2 British Columbia PNP draws were conducted in which 174 Canada immigration candidates were invited to file applications for provincial nominations. The invitations were sent via multiple streams of British Columbia PNP.

Here are the details of the BC PNP draw:

General draw

Date Category Min. Score No. of Invitations Issued

April 19, 2022

 

 

 

Skilled Worker 110 147
Skilled Worker ( EEBC) 125
International Graduate 98
International Graduate – EEBC 109
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77

Targeted draw:

Date Category Min. Score No. of Invitations Issued Details

April 19, 2022

 

 

 

International Graduate,

Skilled Worker

70 20 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)
International Graduate, Skilled Worker, Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 70 7 Targeted draw: Healthcare
International Graduate, Skilled Worker 70 <5

Targeted draw:

Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

14th Apr 2022:

Alberta PNP draw: 250 immigration candidates invited, offered nomination

The details of the Alberta PNP draw conducted on April 14, 2022, were released recently. There were 250 Canada immigration candidates who received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. They were selected via the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program’s Express Entry-linked stream.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of draw No. of NOI (Notification of Interest) letters issued Lowest CRS score of a candidate who got an NOI
April 14, 2022 250 356

The draw opened the opportunity for deserving immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination that will earn them an advantage in getting a Canada PR visa via a federal immigration draw. These candidates will be ahead in line with 600 additional CRS points assigned to them, to get invited to apply for Canada PR.

12th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw invited 160 immigrant candidates

Here’s the latest from the Canadian province of British Columbia. British Columbia PNP draws that was conducted on April 12, 2022, had 160 Canada immigration candidates invited to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. The draws were targeted at candidates in different professional areas.

Check the details of the draw here.

7th Apr 2022:

Quebec Arrima draw: 33 potential immigrants invited on Apr 7, 2022

The result of an Arrima draw held in Quebec on April 7, 2022, was published recently. The draw had 33 eligible Canada immigration candidates invited to apply for permanent selection. These were candidates who had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Montréal Metropolitan Community.

Here are the details of the Arrima draw:

Invitation date No. of
 invitations
Extraction from
 the Arrima bank
April 7, 2022 33 April 3, 2022, at 6:30 am

What’s Arrima?

Arrima is an immigration platform that gives services to all the clients of the Ministère. The service platform is meant for:

  • Those who intend to immigrate temporarily/permanently under one of these immigration programs:
    • Quebec Experience Program
    • Regular Skilled Worker Program
    • Permanent immigration pilot programs
    • International Student Program (document transmission only)
  • Those who intend to get the benefits of the services provided by Accompagnement Québec
  • Spokespersons for groups of 2 to 5 natural/legal (organizations) persons who want to sponsor a foreign national who’s a refugee (They will be chosen under the Program for Refugees Abroad (Collective Sponsorship))
  • Immigration representatives
  • Québec businesses, in order to use the Portail employeurs

17th Mar 2022:

Prince Edward Island PNP draw: 141 potential immigration candidates invited

Here are the details of the Canada PNP immigration draw that was conducted by Prince Edward Island on Mar 17, 2022.

Date of invitation Invitations sent to Entrepreneurs for Business Work Permit Min. Point Threshold for Business Invitations Express Entry & Labor Invitations Total no. of Invitations
Mar 17, 2022 11 62 130 141

The immigration invitation trends

The percentage of invitations sent to potential Business immigrants in Prince Edward Island in the last 12 months was 8%. This was 92% for invitations sent for potential Labor immigrants. This shows that the acceptance rate of skilled foreign workers is still very large. If you are a skilled professional seeking Canada immigration by settling in Prince Edward Island, there are many opportunities to explore.

14th Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 176 invitations issued; nomination offered

A British Columbia PNP draw happened on March 14, 2022, to invite potential immigrants to lodge applications for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description
March 14, 2022 123 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 85 Tech draw
27 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 85 Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in occupations of Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)
21 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
85 Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in healthcare occupations except NOC 3413
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 63

Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in healthcare as healthcare assistants (NOC 3413)

10th Mar 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw on Mar 10, 2022 – 120 candidates invited

Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw that was held on March 10, 2022.

Draw #139

Immigration Stream No. Of LAAs (invitations) Lowest Ranking Score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 50 781
International Education Stream 36 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas 34 718

Of the 120 LAAs that were issued in this Manitoba PNP draw, 33 were issued to candidates who had already made a declaration of holding a valid Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

The selected candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination and get an almost assured chance to be invited through an upcoming federal Express Entry draw. With the invitation received via that draw, which they will obtain by virtue of the 600 extra CRS points granted for being provincially nominated, they can apply for a Canada PR visa.

8th Mar 2022:

Alberta PNP draw: 350 Canada Express Entry candidates offered nomination

On March 8, 2022, Alberta invited 350 Canada Express Entry candidates through an Alberta PNP draw. The candidates were invited through the immigration stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program linked to the Express Entry.

The minimum score required for each immigration candidate was set at 318, which is lower by 22 points from the last Alberta PNP draw.

The potential immigrants who were invited had already expressed an interest in moving to Alberta once they immigrated to Canada. The nomination offered by Alberta through this draw will help them get their best chance to apply for a Canada PR visa when they are invited through a federal Express Entry draw. They can almost rest assured of this opportunity as they will get 600 extra CRS points when they succeed in getting a nomination from Alberta.

Alberta’s immigration drive has been commendable. The federal government’s nomination limit has been reached in 2021 and the same could happen in 2022 also in time.

8th Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 204 immigration candidates offered nomination

Here are the details of the British Columbia PNP draws that were held on March 8, 2022.

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
March 8, 2022 191 SI – Skilled Worker 112 General draw
SI – International Graduate 100
SI – Express Entry and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 128
EEBC – International Graduate 114
March 8, 2022 13 SI – Skilled Worker 128 Draw involving only candidates working in occupations indicated by NOCs 0631 and NOC 0621
SI – International Graduate 128
EEBC – Skilled Worker 128
EEBC – International Graduate 128

The invited candidates can apply for a provincial nomination. If they obtain a provincial nomination, they will also get 600 extra CRS points that they can use to their advantage during a federal Express Entry draw in the future.

8th Mar 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 85 immigration candidates offered nomination

A Saskatchewan PNP draw held on March 8, 2022, had 85 Canada immigration candidates invited to submit an application for a provincial nomination. Invitations were issued to candidates via immigration streams of:

  • Express Entry
  • Occupations In-Demand

The candidates were selected based on the experience they had in one among 31 selected occupations. Here’s a summary of the draw:

Express Entry subcategory

No. of invitations: 39

Min. score: 87

SINP Occupations in Demand subcategory

No. of invitations: 43

Min. score: 87

Express Entry & Occupations In-Demand (for candidates whose present country of residence is Ukraine)

No. of invitations: 3

Min. score: 61

Apart from experience in one among the 31 selected occupations, they were also required to go through an ECA assessment.

4th Mar 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 21 invitations go to potential entrepreneurs on Mar 4

In an Ontario PNP draw held on March 4, 2022, 21 invitations were issued to Canada immigration candidates. The invitations went to candidates through Ontario’s Entrepreneur Stream.

Here’s the summary of the draw:

Date No. Of Invitations Min. score range
Mar 4, 2022 21 152-169

Candidates eligible for the draw were those who had submitted an EOI by February 21, 2022.

What’s Ontario Entrepreneur Stream?

The Ontario Entrepreneur Stream is an immigration stream maintained by OINP. The stream is meant for entrepreneurs from outside Canada to start a new business or buy an existing business in the province. The entrepreneur gets the opportunity to receive a nomination for Canada PR once their business gets established in Ontario.

3rd Mar 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 58 potential immigrant entrepreneurs invited

A Saskatchewan PNP draw that was conducted on March 3, 2022, invited 58 Canada immigration candidates from the new Entrepreneur Stream. Here are the details of the draw:

Date Lowest score Average score Highest score Number of invitations
Mar 3, 2022 80 90 135 58

An introduction to Saskatchewan PNP Entrepreneur Stream

Immigration through the Entrepreneur Stream works as a 3-stage process. The 3 stages are as follows for the candidates:

  • Submitting EOI (Expression of interest)
  • Getting invited to apply for a provincial nomination
  • Getting a provincial nomination which gives you the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa in an upcoming federal immigration draw

For potential entrepreneurs, the following criteria must be met while applying for a provincial nomination:

  • They must have at least $500,000 worth of minimum net worth that’s legally acquired.
  • They must have a minimum entrepreneurial or relevant management experience of 3 years.
  • They must invest a minimum of $300,000 in Saskatoon or Regina, or at least $200,000 in any other area of Saskatchewan.

2nd Mar 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw on Mar 2: 1,047 potential immigrants invited

On March 2, 2022, a Canada Express Entry draw was conducted through which 1.047 invitations were sent to Canada immigration candidates. The minimum CRS score required for the candidates was 761.

The candidates selected in the draw were already holding provincial nominations and had earned 600 extra CRS points in an earlier Canada PNP draw.

So far in 2022, Canada has issued 4,267 invitations to PNP candidates. In 2021, Canada had set a new record of issuing 114,431 invitations to CEC and PNP candidates. The earlier record was set in 2020, with 107,350 invitations. Of course, this shows how strong Canada immigration is performing currently.

2nd Mar 2022:

Quebec’s Arrima draw invites 306 individuals, offers a permanent selection

Here are the details of Quebec’s Arrima draw that invited 306 potential immigrants on February 24, 2022.

Date of invitation No. of
 invitations
Extraction from
 the Arrima bank
Criteria
February 24, 2022 306 February 22, 2022 at 6:30 am

·      Candidates got a score of 630 or more, or

·      they possessed a job offer that’s valid, outside the Montréal Metropolitan Community territory

With these invitations in hand, candidates can apply for permanent selection so that they can obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). The CSQ will be issued within a 6-month period from the date the authorities in Quebec receive all the information and documents and add them to the candidate’s file. Once candidates receive CSQ, they can apply for a Canada PR visa.

1st Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 136 potential immigrants offered nominations

A British Columbia PNP draw was held on March 1, 2022, in which 136 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Here’s the summary of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
March 1, 2022 136 SI – International Graduate 85 Tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 85
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85

The British Columbia PNP draw was a tech draw. Tech draws are conducted by British Columbia to invite potential immigration candidates who are skilled in tech jobs. They are much in demand and are sought after in large numbers in British Columbia.

28th Feb 2022:

Latest Ontario PNP draws from Feb 28 invites 1,493 candidates in all

Here are the details of 5 Ontario PNP draws that were conducted over 2 days from February 28, 2022. Here is a summary of the draws:

Immigration Stream Min. score No. of invitations
Foreign Worker 39 456
Master’s Graduate 41 238
PhD Graduate 16 173
International Student 72 411
International Student (targeted occupations) 42 215
Total 1,493

Up till now in 2022, Ontario PNP has issued 3,334 ITAs to invite eligible and capable immigration candidates to move to Ontario with its provincial nomination. The categories under which the invitations were sent are as follows:

  • The Employer Job Offer Category
    • International Student stream – 1,388 invitations
    • Foreign Worker stream – 1,370 invitations
  • Masters Graduate stream – 238 invitations
  • In-Demand Skills stream – 165 invitations
  • D. Graduate stream – 173 invitations

The province has additionally issued 3,953 NOIs to immigration candidates with a Canada Express Entry profile. The details of those are as given below:

  • Human Capital Priorities stream – 1,897 invitations
  • Skilled Trades stream – 1,850 invitations

French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream – 206 invitations

24th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 818 potential immigrants invited to apply for nomination

An Ontario PNP draw was conducted on February 24, 2022, with invitations issued to 818 immigration candidates who have created their Canada Express Entry profiles between February 24, 2021, and February 24, 2022.

The CRS scores of the candidates ranged from 359 to 600. The candidates were chosen under the Skilled Trades Stream.

Ontario is known to be a Canadian province that offers lots of job opportunities. Ontario has been looking for skilled and capable foreign immigrants to meet its labor market requirements. Draws like these provide potential immigrants with the opportunity to settle in Canada with the best environment to suit their requirements and aspirations.

24th Feb 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 278 immigration candidates offered provincial nomination

A Manitoba PNP draw was conducted on February 24, 2022. The number of invitations issued in this draw was as given below:

Immigration Category No. of invites Min. score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 206 612
Skilled Workers Overseas 39 685
International Educational Stream 33 NA

Candidates who were invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas category were issued invitations directly by the Manitoba PNP. They were invited as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Out of the 278 invitations, 66 were sent to candidates who had an Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

Manitoba PNP draws are immigration events that are conducted to find and welcome potential immigrants who can contribute to the province’s economic development.

22nd Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 160 invitations issued to immigration candidates

Here are the results of the latest British Columbia PNP draws that were conducted on February 22, 2022. There were 2 separate draws, general one and the other specific to immigration candidates working in specific occupations denoted by NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

The summary of the draw is as follows:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 22, 2022 145 SI – Skilled Worker 112 General draw
SI – International Graduate 98
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate 111
February 22, 2022 15 SI – Skilled Worker 125 Invites issued to candidates working in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 only
SI – International Graduate 125
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate 125

22nd Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 773 Express Entry candidates invited; CRS cap removed

In the latest Ontario PNP draw that was held on February 22, 2022, a new development happened with regard to eligibility criteria to apply for a provincial nomination. In this draw, 773 Canada Express Entry candidates were invited. They were working in target occupations valid for consideration in the draw.

Until this draw, Canada Express Entry candidates who had more than 600 CRS points, most of which they got without a provincial nomination, couldn’t apply for a nomination from a Canadian province. However, from this draw onwards, this cap on the CRS score was lifted.

The candidates who were invited through this draw under the Ontario PNP were eligible for the Express Entry HCP Stream. They had a profile in the Express Entry System with a CRS score between 455 and 600.

Canada Express Entry candidates who received invitations have 45 calendar days to submit their applications for a provincial nomination under the Ontario PNP.

17th Feb 2022:

Prince Edward Island conducts PNP draw, invites 123 potential immigrants

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island conducted a PNP draw on February 17, 2022. Through the draw, invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were sent to 123 Canada immigration candidates.

Immigration candidates came from 2 immigration streams namely Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs (6 invitations) and Labor & Express Entry (117 invitations). The minimum CRS score for Business invitations was 67 points.

The invited candidates were chosen to be qualified and eligible for working in important occupations in PEI. These immigrants will play a crucial role in contributing to the economic development of the province.

The invited candidates will get 600 extra CRS points if they obtain a provincial nomination. These extra points will increase their chances to be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

17th Feb 2022:

A PNP draw held by Prince Edward Island had 123 invitations issued

In Canada, a Prince Edward Island PNP draw was held in which 123 Canada immigration candidates were invited. In the draw held on February 17, 2022, invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued, obtaining which the candidates will get 600 extra CRS points. These extra points will hand them the opportunity to get invited to obtain a Canada PR visa.

In this draw, potential immigrants came from 2 immigration streams. These are Labor & Express Entry (117 invitations) and Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs (6 invitations). The minimum CRS score for Business invitations was 67 points.

The invited candidates were chosen as they were qualified and eligible to work in important occupations in PEI. These immigrants will play a crucial role in contributing to the economic development of the province.

16th Feb 2022:

Largest ever Canada Express Entry draw has 1,082 invitations sent

The largest-ever Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on February 16, 2022. In the draw, 1,082 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of the draw:

Draw number: #216

Date of draw: February 16, 2022

No. of invitations: 1082

Min. CRS score: 710

Immigration program: PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: October 07, 2021

The invited candidates already held a provincial nomination obtained from a PNP draw conducted earlier. The nomination also awarded them 600 extra CRS points. This made it possible for them to procure a sure chance of getting an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

15th Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 140 immigration candidates invited

The latest British Columbia PNP draw was held on February 15, 2022, with invitations sent to 140 Canada immigration candidates. This was a tech draw, conducted to invite tech-skilled immigrants to Canada.

Here are the draw details in summary:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 15, 2022 140 SI – Skilled Worker 85 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 85
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 85

Under the British Columbia PNP Tech process, employees who have registered with BC PNP Tech will be sent weekly invitations, provided they have valid job offers in 29 key tech occupations. Applications are processed within 2 to 3 months of receiving them by the authorities in 80% of cases.

11th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 206 invitations issued to immigration candidates

An Ontario PNP draw was held on February 11, 2022, the results of which are available now. In the draw, NOIs were issued to 206 Canada immigration candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, which is linked to Canada Express Entry.

A minimum CRS score of 463 to 467 was prescribed for candidates. They had to submit their Canada Express Entry profiles from February 8, 2021, to February 8, 2022. They also needed to have at least CLB 7 in French and CLB 6 in English.

Ontario PNP draws aim to find and invite skilled and eligible immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will make them eligible for a sure chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

10th Feb 2022:

Quebec conducted a round of invitations on Feb 10, issued 523 invites

The largest Quebec draw of 2022 has been conducted on February 10, 2022. In the draw, 523 immigration candidates were invited through the Arrima EOI system to apply for a permanent selection.

In the draw, the minimum score required from the immigration candidates in the Quebec EOI points system was 592. Therefore, the maximum number of points available is 1,320.

The potential immigrants targeted in the draw were those with experience in one of the 21 NOC coded occupations. They are as follows:

NOC code Occupations
0213 IT systems managers
2171 IT analysts and consultants
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2173 Software engineers and designers
2175 Web designers and developers
2281 Computer network technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2282 User Support Agents
3012 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
2283 Computer systems assessors
3233 Practical nurses
4031 Secondary school teachers
3413 Caregiver`s/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants
4032 Primary and preschool teachers
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers, and related personnel
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
5223 Graphic design technicians
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators

Candidates who received invitations have 60 days to lodge an application in full to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

10th Feb 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 273 candidates invited, offered a provincial nomination

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on February 10, 2022, to invite Canada immigration candidates under Skilled Workers and International Graduates streams. A total of 273 potential immigrants were invited to accept the offer of a provincial nomination by applying for it.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. Of invitations Lowest score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 202 615
Skilled Workers Overseas 31 705
International Education Stream 40 NA

Out of the total invitations, 68 were sent to Canada Express Entry candidates.

Candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas category had to have previously received invitations under Strategic Recruitment Initiative in hand. That invitation will have awarded 500 extra points to the Canada immigration candidate’s Manitoba PNP score.

8th Feb 2022:

Nova Scotia PNP draw targeting nurses held on Feb 8; 278 nurses invited

On February 8, 2022, a Nova Scotia PNP draw targeted at nurses for Canada was conducted. The draw invited 278 nurses through Nova Scotia’s Labor Market Priorities stream linked with the Canada Express Entry system.

The candidates had to meet the following requirements to be eligible for an invitation:

  • They must have a primary occupation identified as NOC 3012, that of registered nurse/psychiatric nurse.
  • They must provide letters of reference from employers showing at least 3 years of experience in NOC 3012.
  • They required at least CLB 9 in English/French in all language abilities.
  • They must have had a bachelor’s degree or completed a program of at least 3 years at a college, university, technical school, trade, or any other institute.

They must apply for nomination on or before 11.59 pm on March 10, 2022.

9th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draws on Feb 9; 749 immigration candidates invited

Here are details of the latest invitation rounds conducted by Ontario PNP in which immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. OINP selects individuals using an EOI (Expression of Interest) system to be invited as they are found to meet all the criteria specified to be eligible.

Here are the details of the latest draws in various streams under Ontario PNP.

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Date issued No. of invitations Profile created date Score range More details
February 9, 2022 166 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 41 and above General Draw
February 9, 2022 476 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 24 and above A targeted draw for skilled trades occupations.

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Date issued No. of invitations Profile created date Score range More details
February 9, 2022 107 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 15 and above A targeted draw for manufacturing, health, agricultural, and select trades occupations.

In all 749, invitations were sent to eligible immigration candidates. After receiving the invitation, candidates have 14 calendar days to submit their application for nomination.

8th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 828 immigration candidates invited on Feb 8

In the 2 Ontario PNP draws held on February 8, 2022, 828 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. 622 candidates of them were eligible for the Express Entry class of Ontario’s Human Capital Stream. They had a profile in the Express Entry system. They had a CRS score ranging from 463 to 467.

Those candidates were also expected to have a work experience of at least a year in the following occupations:

  • NOC 0213 Computer and data frameworks directors
  • NOC 2172 Database examiners and information executives
  • NOC 2147 Computer engineers
  • NOC 2173 Software architects and creators
  • NOC 2175 Web fashioners and designers
  • NOC 2174 Computer software engineer and intuitive media designers

The 206 candidates remaining got invitations to apply for the FSSW (French Speaking Skilled Worker) Stream. They were also required to have the same range of CRS scores as for Express Entry Stream. They also required a CLB 7 in the French language and CLB 6 in the English language.

The invited candidates have 45 days from the date of getting the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination through Ontario PNP.

8th Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws conducted; 198 immigration candidates invited.

Two rounds of invitations were conducted under British Columbia PNP on February 8, 2022, in which 198 immigration candidates were invited in all to apply for a provincial nomination. Getting a provincial nomination will fetch 600 extra CRS points for the candidates. It will get them far closer to having a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in a subsequent Canada Express Entry draw.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 8, 2022 188 SI – Skilled Worker 110 General draw
SI – International Graduate 96
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 120
EEBC – International Graduate 106
February 8, 2022 10 SI – Skilled Worker 120

Invitations were issued to NOCs 0621, 0631 only.

2nd Feb 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw – 1,070 immigration candidates invited

The latest round of the Canada Express Entry draw was held on February 2, 2022. Through the draw 1,070 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s the summary of the draw:

Draw #215

Draw date: February 2, 2022

No. of invitations: 1,070

Minimum CRS score: 674

Tie-break rule: February 18, 2021

Candidates who already got a provincial nomination from an earlier provincial (PNP) draw participated in this Canada Express Entry draw. The provincially nominated candidates from the earlier PNP were awarded an extra 600 CRS points. Those points increased their chance to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency in the Feb 18 draw.

As the Canadian immigration minister Mr. Fraser has stated, IRCC is considering moving to Express Entry draws that are occupation-based. Canada will most likely keep conducting PNP-specific draws in the near future.

1st Feb 2022:

Canberra Matrix event on Feb 1 – Nominations to migrate to Australia

The latest Canberra Matrix round of invitations was conducted on February 1, 2022, to choose candidates eligible to migrate to Australia. In the event, the matrix that ranked the highest in each group of occupation were invited to apply for a nomination from ACT (Australian Capital Territory).

The cap applied on occupation and its demand played a decisive role in setting the cut-off score for the selection of the candidates. Higher demand will set a higher rank of the Matrix score for the candidates that get invited.

Here’s the summary of the event details:

Canberra Residents
Matrix Nominations Invitations Min. Points
Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations 190 8
491 16
Matrix nominating Subclass 457/482 visa holders 190 6
491 0
Matrix nominating small business owners 190 1 85
491 3 65
Overseas Applicants
Matrix Nominations Invitations Min. Points
Matrix nominating critical skill occupations 190 8
491 10

1st Feb 2022:

Quebec invites 322 Canada immigration candidates on Feb 1, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Quebec invited 322 Canada immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection. This was the second Arrima draw conducted in 2022. Invitations were issued under QSWP (Quebec Skilled Worker Program).

The minimum score required for candidates in this draw was 647. They are also required to possess a job offer outside of the Montreal metropolitan area.

About Arrima

As is Canada Express Entry for the country, so is Arrima for Quebec. It’s a platform made to manage Quebec’s EOI profiles. The Arrima system also lets companies in Quebec come into touch with immigration candidates who have profiles in the Arrima pool. This is to meet the labor requirements of Quebec.

About Quebec Skilled Worker Program

It’s an immigration program by Quebec to bring in skilled workers who are ready to settle in the province.

1st Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw – 126 candidates invited, offered nomination

The latest draw of the British Columbia PNP was conducted on February 1, 2022. Through the draw, 126 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. A nomination would help them secure an assured chance of applying for a Canada PR visa by virtue of 600 CRS points additionally granted to them along with the nomination.

The draw was a tech draw which is conducted by British Columbia PNP to attract skilled foreign nationals who are in tech-based professions and are willing to settle in British Columbia.

Here’s a snapshot of how the draw results:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 1, 2022 126 SI – Skilled Worker 80 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate

80

18th Jan 2022:

Alberta PNP draw on Jan 18 – 350 invitations issued, nomination offered

The latest report on Alberta PNP draws reveals the results of the draw that was held on January 18, 2022. In that draw, 350 Canada Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

The minimum score required from the candidates was 346. The invitations were sent to Alberta’s Express Entry system. A nomination from Alberta will mean obtaining extra 600 CRS points that will increase their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa. This opportunity will be available to them in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw where candidates with higher CRS scores are selected first.

27th Jan 2022:

Ontario PNP draw on Jan 27 – 1,032 invitations issued offering nomination

An Ontario PNP draw was conducted on January 27, 2022, in which 1,032 immigration candidates were invited. They were invited to apply for a provincial nomination to get an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Along with the nomination that was offered through this draw, the invited candidates will be awarded 600 CRS points. These extra points will be added to their basic score and help them get an assured invitation to apply for permanent residence in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

The candidates invited in the Jan 27 draw needed to have a minimum CRS score between 381 and 461 points. They had submitted their profiles from Jan 27, 2021, to Jan 27, 2022. They were eligible for provincial nomination via the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream. They have 45 calendar days from the date of invitation to apply for the provincial nomination.

25th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws take 289 candidates closer to Canada PR

A set of two British Columbia PNP draws were once again conducted, inviting 289 immigration candidates on January 25, 2022. Among the couple of draws that were conducted, one was a General PNP draw and the other was a targeted PNP draw.

This is how the draws went:

Type of draw Category Subcategory Min. points No. Of invitations
General EEBC Skilled Worker 114 201
International Graduate 97
SI Skilled Worker 105
International Graduate 93
Entry-level & Semi-skilled 77
Targeted (invitations issued to those experienced in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 occupations EEBC Skilled Worker 114 25
International Graduate 114
SI Skilled Worker 114
International Graduate 114

The draw was intended to extend an offer to apply for a provincial nomination. Upon receiving such a nomination, candidates will be eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa when they are invited through an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw. The nominated candidates will have a greater chance of getting invited for permanent residence as they will get extra 600 CRS points along with their provincial nomination.

If you have eligibility for the British Columbia PNP International Post-Graduate category, you won’t require a job offer as well as support from an employer in the province to earn eligibility for BC PNP Skills Immigration.

19th Jan 2022:

Record-breaking Canada Express Entry draw invites 1,036 immigrants

On January 19, 2022, a Canada Express Entry draw was held that broke a previous record. This record was of the most PNP-only immigration candidates invited in one draw with 1,036 candidates invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. The previous record of 1,032 PNP candidates was set in a Canada Express Entry draw held on December 10, 2021.

The Jan 19 draw involved only PNP candidates and had set a cut-off score of 745. The minimum score was high because the candidates already had 600 additional CRS points. These points were granted to them when they accepted nominations from a Canadian province.

The tie break rule applied in the draw was based on the timestamp July 05, 2021, at 13:12:05 UTC.

Since September 2021, only PNP candidates have been invited through Canada Express Entry draws. A total of 1,428 PNP candidates have been invited till now under Canada Express Entry in 2022.

18th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw has 91 immigrants invited for nomination

On January 18, 2021, British Columbia PNP had invited 91 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, leading them to a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa. These candidates were those related to and are working in the tech industry.

The BC PNP tech draw is an immigration pathway that attracts tech-skilled immigration candidates to arrive in British Columbia as high-demand skilled workers. These immigrants arrive in Canada willing to settle in British Columbia and contribute to the development of the province’s economy.

The immigration candidates belonged to the immigration categories of International Graduate and Skilled Worker. These categories were under the streams of Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration. The minimum score required was 80 points.

The invited candidates have to apply for a provincial nomination within 30 calendar days.

13th Jan 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw on Jan 13, 2022, has 443 immigration candidates invited

In the latest immigration news, Manitoba PNP held a draw on January 13, 2022, to invite 443 immigration candidates who were offered a provincial nomination. The provincial nomination will enable them to get an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa in a forthcoming federal Canada Express Entry draw.

The nominated candidates will be awarded 600 extra CRS points that will increase their opportunity by virtue of their increased score. The higher the score, the better their chance for getting to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of how the draw went:

Category No. Of invitations Min. Score needed
Skilled Workers of Manitoba 357 459
Skilled Workers Overseas 53 711
International Education Stream 33

In the draw, 97 of the total number of invitations were issued to candidates with a Canada Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

11th Jan 2022:

Prince Edward Island releases its PNP draw schedule for 2022

Are you willing to migrate to Canada via Prince Edward Island in 2022? Here we bring you the schedule of the PEI PNP draw in 2022. It’s expected that there will be 12 Prince Edward Island PNP draws in 2022.

Deserving immigrants will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination who might belong to one of the 3 immigration categories namely Work Impact, Express Entry, and Business Impact.

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Here’s the schedule for Prince Edward Island PNP:

  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • August 18, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

About PEI PNP Express Entry category

This is an enhanced PEI PNP category that has a link with the Canada Express Entry system. It’s necessary for candidates involved in this category to have an Express Entry profile.

Through the PNP draws that offer provincial nominations, Express Entry candidates can get 600 extra CRS points if they accept the nomination offered by the province. These additional points will ensure that the candidates will have a better chance of getting the opportunity to be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

About PEI PNP Labor Impact category

This category is meant for those immigration candidates possessing a valid job offer in PEI. This category is divided into 3 sub-categories namely International Graduate, Critical Worker, and Skilled Worker.

Candidates in this category have to submit an EOI so that they may be considered for a provincial nomination under this category.

About PEI PNP Business Impact category

Candidates under this category must meet the criterion for the minimum provincial score. Only then they can lodge their applications. The minimum score will be different for each draw.

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11th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws have 232 invitations issued in all on Jan 11

A couple of British Columbia PNP draws were held on January 11, 2022. Both draws combined, a total of 232 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. It’s this provincial nomination that will lead them to their effectively assured opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s how the British Columbia PNP draw went:

Date No. of
invitations
Category Min. score Other details
January 11, 2022 201 SI – Skilled Worker 103 General draw
SI – International Graduate 90
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 92
January 11, 2022 31 SI – Skilled Worker 110 ITAs were issued only to candidates in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 job categories.
SI – International Graduate 110
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 110

The candidates who accept the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination will be awarded 600 extra CRS points. It will improve their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa.

11th Jan 2022:

Ontario PNP draw has invitations for nomination sent to 1,084 individuals

In an Ontario PNP draw held on January 11, 2022, 1,084 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. A provincial nomination will help them improve their opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The invited immigration candidates had already submitted their profiles in the Expression of Interest system.

The eligibility of the chosen candidates was confirmed under one of the 3 streams of the Employer Job Offer category namely:

  • International Student
  • Foreign Worker
  • In-Demand Skills

Here’s the number of invitations issued by Ontario PNP:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream – 264
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream – 58
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream – 762

The candidates who were invited had work experience under specific NOC-coded occupations that included jobs under the industrial sectors like healthcare, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Ontario is still seeking more skilled immigrants to meet the labor market requirements of the province.

Jan 5th, 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw invites 392 immigration candidates

The first Canada Express Entry draw of the year 2022 was held on January 5 with 392 immigration candidates getting invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The minimum score for eligibility in the draw was 808. This included 600 extra CRS points that the candidates earned when they accepted provincial nominations earlier.

Canada immigration authorities are now working to clear the backlogs that have come from 2021. It’s also interesting to notice that Canada Express Entry has now had some changes like extending the Canada PR status for international temporary workers and international students via Express Entry. The work profile categorization of Canada immigration candidates will now be done under the TEER system instead of the old NOC system.

Canada has a target of 411,000 new immigrants by 2023 to be achieved. It will be interesting to watch Canada achieve this as impressively as in 2021.

Jan 4th, 2022:

British Columbia PNP invites 102 individuals for nomination via tech draw

British Columbia PNP invited 102 immigration candidates in a provincial draw held on January 4, 2022. The candidates invited were offered a provincial nomination to obtain a Canada PR visa.

If the candidates accept the nomination from BC, they will be granted 600 extra CRS points. This will increase their chances considerably in a forthcoming federal Express Entry draw through which they will apply for permanent residence.

Here’s a summary of the BC PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
January 4, 2022 102 SI – Skilled Worker 80 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80

The Jan 4 draw was a tech draw, which is conducted by the province specifically to attract and invite immigration candidates with tech skills. To learn more about Canadian provincial draws and the immigration opportunities they present, talk to us at Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 immigration & visa consultancy company.

Dec 21st, 2021:

British Columbia PNP draws invite 243 immigration candidates

Two separate British Columbia PNP draws were conducted on December 21, 2021. A total of 243 immigration candidates were invited to submit for a provincial nomination through these draws. The nominations will lead them to an almost assured chance to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency . This will be by virtue of the 600 extra CRS points they earn by accepting the nomination offered.

One draw was a general Canada PNP draw and the other chose candidates employed in occupations identified under NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
December 21, 2021 194 SI – Skilled Worker 100 General draw
SI – International Graduate 88
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 74
EEBC – Skilled Worker 106
EEBC – International Graduate 92
December 21, 2021 49 SI – Skilled Worker 106 ITAs issued to candidates in occupations denoted by NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 only
SI – International Graduate 106
EEBC – Skilled Worker 106
EEBC – International Graduate 106

Dec 6th, 2021:

IRCC invites 726 candidates in the latest Canada Express Entry draw

In a recent Canada Express Entry draw, IRCC invited 746 Express Entry PNP candidates to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency. The draw was held on December 22, 2021. These candidates already have provincial nominations that had raised their CRS scores by 600 points.

The minimum CRS score set for this draw was 726 points. A tie-break rule is used in November 24, 2021, at 16:56:42 UTC set as the cut-off date and time for Canada Permanent Residency submissions received.

As of now, considering the effect of the COVID-19, IRCC has paused all-program draws. It’s continuing to use the Express Entry candidate pool to choose and invite immigrants in order to fill the vacancies in Canada’s provincial labor markets.

Dec 6th, 2021:

Quebec invites 326 immigration candidates seeking Canada PR visa

Quebec’s MIFI issued invitations to 326 Canada Permanent Residency candidates through an Arrima draw. The draw was held on December 9, 2021. The candidates who participated in the draw had their profiles created with Arrima till December 6, 2021, at 6:30 AM.

In 2021, till now, Quebec has issued invitations to more than 3,500 immigration candidates. Most of these invitations were issued in August 2021.

The minimum score for eligibility in the draw was 633 points. Compared to the draw held on September 30, 2021, this score requirement was 71 points higher.

The invitations were sent to candidates working in one of the 29 select occupations that are listed by NOC. These occupations are in high demand in the francophone province.

The submissions from immigration candidates were accepted via the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program. The Arrima platform that was used by candidates to create their profiles with MIFI is an online platform maintained by the Government of Quebec. It provides many services to foreigners who want to immigrate to Quebec, right from the submission stage.

Dec 16th, 2021:

Prince Edward Island invites 125 immigration candidates in last 2021 draw

On December 16, 2021, Prince Edward Island conducted a PNP draw in which 125 immigration candidates were offered a provincial nomination and invited to submit for it.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. of invitations Min. score
Express Entry & Labor Impact 114 67
Business Impact 11 67

In 2021, this draw was the last scheduled draw of Prince Edward Island. In the whole year, the province has issued 1854 invitations via PEI PNP draws.

The Express Entry stream of PEI PNP selects skilled, interested, and suitable candidates from the Express Entry pool and invites them to submit for a provincial nomination. If candidates accept the nomination, they get 600 additional CRS points that increase their chance of submitting for a Canada Permanent Residency in a Canada Express Entry draw.

Foreign nationals who have a valid job offer from an employer in PEI come under the Labor Impact category. They fall under the streams of Critical Worker, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate.

Foreign entrepreneurs can enter the PNP draw via the Business Impact category. They have the intention to own and run a business in Prince Edward Island.

Dec 16th, 2021:

A Manitoba PNP draw on Dec 16 has 349 immigration candidates invited

Manitoba PNP draw was held on December 16, 2021. In the draw, 349 eligible immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will lead these candidates closer to the opportunity to obtain a Canada Permanent Residency.

The chosen candidates had already submitted their EOIs via the online portal provided by MPNP. This draw was the 132nd draw by Manitoba PNP.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. of invitations Minimum score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 296 447
International Education Stream 40 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas 13 712

Candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream are those who are working in the province with a job offer while they submit. They must have been working with their employer for a minimum of 6 months before lodging a submission form to MPNP.

Candidates under the International Education Stream have recently completed post-secondary education in Manitoba. An experience at work or at business management in Manitoba is required.

Candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream aims at skilled workers who can join the vacant jobs in the province. They are also adaptable to living in the province. A connection with the province via a supporter, experience, or an invitation via a strategic recruitment initiative is required.

Dec 10th, 2021:

British Columbia PNP invites 71 immigration candidates, offers nomination

British Columbia PNP draw was conducted on December 14, 2021. In the tech draw, 71 immigration candidates were invited to submit a provincial nomination.

The tech draws conducted by BC PNP open up opportunities for tech-skilled candidates to immigrate to Canada and settle in British Columbia. These professionals are in high demand in the province.

Here’s how the draw went:

Date No. of
 invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other details
December 14, 2021 71 SI – International Graduate 80 Tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80

The British Columbia PNP finds the most skilled and qualified immigration candidates as well as international students, capable of meeting the province’s labor market demands. They are offered provincial nomination whereby they get an advantage in submitting for a Canada Permanent Residency. This is because of the extra 600 CRS points that are added to their basic score in the Canada Express Entry system. As their CRS score gets higher, the better their chances for permanent residence.

Dec 10th, 2021:

Canada Express Entry draw invites 1,032 provincially nominated candidates

Canada conducted a round of Canada Express Entry draw wherein invitations were sent to 1,032 immigration candidates on December 10, 2021. The chosen candidates were invited to apply for a Canada Permanent Residency.

The invited candidates already had a provincial nomination in hand earned from a Canada PNP draw held earlier. The nomination added 600 extra CRS points to their basic score. This resulted in the cut-off score for the December 10 draw being 698 points.

The tie-break rule was implemented with the timestamp set as September 10, 2021, at 16:43:17 UTC.

In the history of Canada Express Entry, there have only been 38 PNP-only draws conducted. In those, only 2 times have the draws led to more than 1,000 invitations to be issued. Hence, this PNP-only Express Entry draw is the largest ever of its kind. Before this, the highest number of invitations were sent on July 23, 2021, with 1,002 invitations.

Canada is still prioritizing CEC and PNP candidates present in Canada for its Express Entry draws. However, as the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic gets better, more overseas candidates will definitely get the opportunity to immigrate to Canada.

Dec 7th, 2021:

British Columbia PNP issues 318 invitations to immigration candidates

On December 7, 2021, British Columbia PNP conducted 2 separate draws in which 318 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. One of these draws was a general draw while the other focused on candidates who worked in specific occupations.

Here’s a snapshot of the draw results:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other details
December 7, 2021 267 SI – Skilled Worker 97 General draw
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 71
SI – International Graduate 83
EEBC – International Graduate 86
EEBC – Skilled Worker 100
December 7, 2021 51 SI – International Graduate 103

Invitations issued to

candidates in occupations NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

SI – Skilled Worker
EEBC – International Graduate
EEBC – Skilled Worker

With the provincial nomination from British Columbia, these candidates can obtain the assured opportunity of a chance to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency. This is because they will get 600 extra CRS scores that will increase their base CRS scores to come farther front in the line of candidates.

Dec 7th, 2021:

Ontario PNP draw had 1,186 immigration candidates invited on Dec 7, 2021

On December 7, 2021, an Ontario PNP draw was conducted in which 1,186 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The Canada PNP draw was held to invite those immigration candidates who had profiles in OINP’s EOI system.

The draw results could be summarized as follows:

Stream Description Invitations Minimum Score
Foreign Worker Stream General 470 37
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 33 NA

In-Demand Skills Stream

Draw aimed at candidates in occupations in manufacture, health, and agriculture 53 NA
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 10 NA
International Student Stream General 583 62
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 37 NA

Candidates invited under the In-Demand Skills Stream had an experience of working in occupations with the following NOC codes:

NOC 3413, NOC 4412, NOC 8431, NOC 8432, NOC 8611, NOC 9462, NOC 9411, NOC 9416, NOC 9417, NOC 9418, NOC 9421, NOC 9422, NOC 9437, NOC 9446, NOC 9461, NOC 9523, NOC 9526, NOC 9536, NOC 9537

Ontario still needs many more skilled immigrants. Every year IRCC allocates 8,350 nominations that Ontario can grant to immigrants. An additional allocation of 250 nominations is made for temporary foreign workers with NOC skill level C.

Till November 10, 2021, Ontario has issued 2,600 nominations. The province is in fact asking Canada’s federal government to raise its allocations by doubling the allocation.

Dec 2nd, 2021:

Manitoba PNP conducts a draw that invites 438 immigration candidates

Here’s news on the latest EOI draw conducted by Manitoba PNP on December 2, 2021. In the Canada PNP draw 438 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a nomination from the province which they can utilize when they submit for a Canada Permanent Residency in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

The nomination will fetch the candidates 600 CRS points. That will enable them to get a sure chance to submit for permanent residence by virtue of their increased CRS score.

Here’s how the LAAs were issued to Canada immigration candidates:

Category No. Of Invitations Min. CRS score
International Education Stream 29 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas (under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative) 51 726
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 358 449

Out of the 438 invitations issued, 71 went to Canada Express Entry candidates.

Nov 30th, 2021:

Invitation for 89 immigration candidates in British Columbia PNP draw

In a British Columbia PNP draw that was held on November 30, 2021, 89 immigration candidates were invited to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. It was a tech draw, held to attract Canada immigration candidates who are skilled and experienced in key tech-related occupations.

This was how the invitations went to the candidates:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
November 30, 2021 89 SI – Skilled Worker 78 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 78
EEBC – Skilled Worker 78
EEBC – International Graduate 78

Canada immigration candidates who accept the offer for a provincial nomination from British Columbia are going to earn 600 extra CRS points. These extra points will give them the advantage of winning an almost sure chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

Nov 9th, 2021:

Alberta PNP invites 200 Express Entry candidates, offers nomination

The Canadian province of Alberta held a provincial immigration draw on November 9, 2021. In the draw, Alberta PNP invited 200 Canada Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

The CRS score of the least scorer in the draw was 343. If the candidates were to accept the invitation and get a provincial nomination, they will also be granted 600 extra CRS points. With an increased CRS score, they will stand a better chance of getting to apply for a Canada PR visa to settle down in Alberta.

Alberta gets a lot of applications and Alberta Express Entry submissions from skilled foreign workers to land jobs in Alberta in professions including civil engineering, marketing, and healthcare.

With the opportunities open in Alberta, deciding to move to the province will be a good decision for aspiring immigrants.

Nov 24th, 2021:

Canada Express Entry draw on Nov 24 invites 631 candidates for Canada PR

Here’s about the Canada Express Entry draw that took place on November 24, 2021. IRCC issued 613 invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa. The lowest CRS score of any candidate in the draw was 737.

The lowest CRS score is so high because the invited Canada Express Entry candidates have been already nominated provincially. They had gained 600 extra CRS points along with their nomination, which means, they had an actual minimum score of 137.

The draw also had a tie-break rule applied in case there was more than one candidate who had met the minimum score requirement. Keeping with the tie-break rule, the cut-off was decided on the basis of the date and time candidates submitted their Canada Express Entry profiles in relation to the timestamp June 22, 2021, at 20:19:59 PM UTC.

Nov 23rd, 2021:

Another 2 rounds of invitations from British Columbia PNP went on the floor on November 23, 2021. In all, 357 immigration candidates got the opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination via BC PNP invitation.

The provincial nomination is the pathway created by a Canadian province to enable Canada immigration candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa. Once nominated by a province, the candidates get extra 600 CRS points that take them further front in the line of Canada immigration candidates during a federal immigration draw.

Here’s how the invitations were distributed across immigration categories:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
Nov 23, 2021 258 SI – Skilled Worker 96 General draw.
SI – International Graduate 82
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 71
EEBC – Skilled Worker 97
EEBC – International Graduate 83
Nov 23, 2021 99 SI – Skilled Worker 103 Invitations issued to NOC 0631 and NOC 0621 only.
SI – International Graduate 103
EEBC – Skilled Worker 103
EEBC – International Graduate

103

Nov 20th, 2021:

Three Canada PNP draws by Newfoundland & Labrador invite 663 candidates

There were 3 Canada PNP draws that were conducted by NLPNP (Newfoundland PNP) in 2021, the details of which are out now. In all, 663 immigration candidates were invited NLPNP to apply for a provincial nomination in those draws. The invited candidates were skilled and experienced in various healthcare and technology occupations.

Here’s how the 3 Priority Skills NL draws resulted in:

Date of Draw NOC Occupation No. Of Invitations Total No. Of Invitations
Oct 21, 2021 2173 Software Developers 205 260
2173 Cloud Specialists 9
2175 Web Developers 11
2174 Python Developers 8
2173 AI Developers 7
2121 Bioinformaticians 5
2175 UI/UX Developers 5
2175 .Net Developers 5
2172 Data Analysts 3
2171 Security Specialists 2
Sep 21, 2021 2173 Software Developers 10 22
2174 Python Developers 4
2173 Cloud Specialists 4
2173 AI Developers 2
2175 Web Developers 2
Jun 21, 2021 3233 Licensed Practical Nurses 224 381
3431 Personal Care Attendants 82
3124 Nurse Practitioners 57
4151 Clinical Psychologists 10
2111 Medical Physicists 5
3215 Radiation Therapists 3

The Priority Skills NL is a stream meant for Canada immigration candidates who possess work experience in jobs that are in demand in Newfoundland & Labrador. The candidates are also to have a prescribed level of language skills and education.

Completed EOIs are accepted from candidates under this stream who:

  • Have a minimum work experience in Newfoundland & Labrador’s in-demand jobs of at least a year in the last 10 years
  • Have a Ph.D./Master’s in healthcare, technology, agriculture, or aquaculture from Memorial University, earned within the past 3 years

Among other criteria for eligibility are that the candidates must

  • Have English language skills of at least CLB level 5 or CELPIP/IELTS test taken within the last year
  • Have the intention to live in Newfoundland & Labrador permanently

Be at least 21 years old

Nov 18th, 2021:

Saskatchewan PNP invites 633 skilled candidates, offers nomination

On November 18, 2021, a Saskatchewan PNP draw was conducted in which 633 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Incidentally, this was the largest PNP draw of the year in Saskatchewan.

Here’s how the invitations were issued to immigration candidates:

Category No. Of Invitations Min. Score
Occupations In-Demand 208 65
Express Entry 425 65

All the candidates were required to have skills and experience in one of the select NOC coded occupations. The Canada immigration candidates had to first submit an EOI profile so that they become eligible to apply to SINP to participate in the Saskatchewan PNP draw.

The select NOC codes are as follows:

NOC 7272 NOC 7283
NOC 7235 NOC 7203
NOC 7201 NOC 7243
NOC 7281 NOC 7294
NOC 7242 NOC 7371
NOC 0016 NOC 7231
NOC 0711  

Nov 18th, 2021:

More immigrants welcomed by Manitoba PNP, 428 invited on Nov 18, 2021

Manitoba conducted its latest provincial immigration draw on November 18, 2021. Manitoba PNP invited 428 immigration candidates who were issued LAAs that gave them the chance to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination could lead these candidates to a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The LAAs were sent to Canada immigration candidates under different categories in the following manner:

Sub-category LAAs issued Min. score
International Education Stream 30
Skilled Workers Overseas 22 726
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 376 464

Out of the total invitations issued, 68 went to Canada Express Entry candidates with a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

Apr 27th, 2021:

Manitoba invites 367 immigration candidates in latest provincial draw

Manitoba invited 367 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its most recent provincial draw. The vast majority of the applicants were skilled professionals who already resided in the province.

The candidates were invited through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Most of the invited candidates would be eligible for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream.

Candidates under the following two streams were also invited:

International Education Stream

Skilled Workers Overseas

Here is a break-up of the number of invitations and the EOI score under the various streams:

· Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 301 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 440;

· Skilled Workers Overseas— 11 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 721

· International Education Stream— 55 invitations with no EOI score requirement.

34 invitations or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to Express Entry candidates in this draw.

Apr 20th, 2021:

Alberta invites 200 Express Entry candidates in latest provincial draw

Alberta invited 200 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its most recent provincial draw, which took place on April 20.

A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301 was expected of the invited candidates. This was one point lower than the previous draw’s score cutoff.

Candidates who qualify for the nomination via the Alberta Express Entry stream will receive an additional 600 CRS points added to their overall Express Entry ranking, resulting in an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

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